7 Things You Should Do Over Holiday Break

Are you tired of juggling between classes, assignments, friends and the like? Has the monotonous and hectic college taken a toll over your life?

We feel you!

Thankfully, the much-needed holiday break is here. You can now live your life to the fullest and catch up on all the fun.

So how do you do that?

Here are some of the ways through which you spend your holiday break productively and wisely.

  • Spend quality time with your loved ones

Attending college away from your home is tough. You not only have to manage all the things on your own. But this also means that you can no more see your family, and loved ones frequently.

Why not make the most of your holidays and plan to meet up?

Plan something different, maybe an excursion, a campfire night or just a special dinner night to spend time with your favorite people. Share your life’s happenings with them and ask them about theirs.

  • Enrich your resume

The best time when you can prepare to stand out among your fellow colleagues and competitors is during holidays. Work on your resume, and skills. Apply to various internships, and part-time jobs and enrich your resume.

Join some special classes during your holidays so that when it’s time to shine out, you actually shine out bright through your resume.

  • Read classics, autobiography and such

Those who love to read crave for the holiday breaks when they can just binge read books with no human intervention.

Go out and visit the local bookstore or nearby library this holiday break and challenge yourself with some amazing books outside of your forte. Pick up a biography or a classic novel and you can unexpectedly come across things you never knew about.

  • Decide ahead of time

Utilize this break to figure out what are your plans after college and how you can execute them better through a stream of right decisions at the right time. When you give it a thought, you would come across new ideas that can actually make the picture clearer regarding your future self.

  • Earn more while you can

Holiday breaks are better utilized when you begin to earn double of what you used to with your college days. You can choose to work full time and make yourself earn enough to cover the college fee and your livelihood expenses easily.

  • Catch up on your long lost sleep

You can never have enough sleep while in college. A few pending tasks here and there always you lose your beloved sleep. Holidays breaks are the best time to catch up all your lost sleep.

  • Talk to people of your field

Holiday breaks are the perfect time to find people who are in the same field as yours. You can get counseled by them and figure out the better opportunities and take the right steps in your career ahead.

These were some of the things you should do over your holiday break. So, how are your holidays going? Let us know in the comments below!

7 Shocking Sleep Deprivation Effects You Won’t Believe

You know you should get 7 – 8 hours of sleep a day but you want to party the night away, rush a project or watch the CSI re-runs.

We get it, we have all been through there.

Late nights here and there won’t have a lasting effect on you. However, if sleeping 5 hours days become a daily routine, then it can seriously hurt your health.

Sleep deprivation have been tied to several chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and depression. Yet, most people won’t know they are deprive of sleep until they have fallen ill.

In this article, there are several subtle signs that your body need more time on bed.

You Are Always Hungry

Are you always hungry even after a meal? This could be due to sleep deprivation. A 2010 research suggest that lack of sleep is link to higher levels of the hormone ghrelin, which is the chemical that triggers hunger. They also found that the hunger hormone don’t just increase snacking but also the demand for high-carb, high calories food. This might explain why getting little sleep might contribute to obesity.

You Are Always Crying

Have you ever found yourself tearing over an embarrassing scene on television? While most women may blame PMS, A 2007 study have shown that lack of sleep could send your emotions into overdrive. The study found that sleep deprived brains were 60% more reactive to negative or disturbing images.

You Are Always Forgetting

When you forget something, you might be tempted to pointing fingers to your age or the overwhelming stress of work. But it could be the lack of sleep that is really the culprit. Too few hours of sleep have been linked to a whole host of cognitive problems such as difficulty in focus, confusion, low alertness and trouble in learning.

So the next time you forgot your sleep, consider how much of sleep are you getting last night.

You Are Always Cold

If you are always having sniffle, you might want to assess your sleep schedule. According to a 2009 study, LA Times have found that people who slept less than 7 hours each year are 3 times at risk of catching cold than those who sleep more than 7 hours a day.

You Have Lost Interest In Sex

If you and your partner can’t get into the mood, you might want to spend extra time in between your sheets…sleeping. WebMD report that without getting enough sleep, sex drive decrease and can also elevate levels of cortisol, the stress hormone inside our body.

You Will Damage Your Skin Permanently

With sleep deprivation, huge amount of cortisol, the stress hormone will be release. Apart from losing your sex drive, it will also damage your skin by breaking down the collagen. If you are unaware, the collagen is the protein that keep your skin smooth and elastic.

You Will Die Earlier

By now, this should not come as a surprise. Those who sleep less than 6 hours a day are 4 times more likely to die of any cause within the next decade than those that do.

Sleep plays an important role in revitalizing and repairing your body and if you lack of sleep, even for one day, you might experience elevated blood pressure all through the next day.

What Can Binge Eating Do To Your Body?

Today with the advent of increasing restaurants and food joints, our eating habits have turned into the Hogging Trend. Binge eating is a disorder in the eating habit wherein a person feels extremely compelled to overeat on a daily basis. There are people who Binge eat every day, consuming food in large quantities in a very short period. And this is true even when they are not really hungry! The people who Binge eat cannot control their eating. And it is one of the serious problems as it can pave the way for various other diseases if continued.

Binge eating can do a lot of mess to your body. The after effects of Binge eating are worth knowing! Knowing them might also help to overcome the compulsion of eating excessively. Here, we go!

Harmful effects of binge eating

  1. Once the binge eating is cultivated as a habit, it is very hard to overcome it and this will make the blood sugar levels increase resulting in food cravings. So, though you are not really very hungry you would consume excessively.
  2. Even when you are not hungry, false messages are sent to your brain due to an immediate rise in sugar levels.
  3. If a person binges excessively, it can also impact the mental health. Fear of being embarrassed or laughed upon can bring your self-confidence down.
  4. Low self-esteem and unhappiness follow people who binge eat and feel ashamed to do so. They binge eat in private.
  5. Binge eating causes unhealthy weight gain which will eventually convert to obesity. The unnecessary fat might also lead to disturbance in the blood circulation.
  6. You may go into depression and face various anxiety problems. People who binge eat get really anxious about smallest of the things and thus they end up overreacting!
  7. Binge eating might lead to Diabetes as the sugar levels in the bloodstream is increased dramatically.
  8. There are instances where people who binge eat have developed osteoarthritis which is a disorder causing swelling and pain in joints.
  9. Studies also reveal that excessive binge eating causes bowel cancer and breast cancer.
  10. High blood pressure would be developed increasing the risk of heart diseases like stroke or coronary cardio disease.
  11. Binge eating might gradually turn into another eating disorder called bulimia wherein the person after binge eating attempts to puke all the food by vomiting or by consuming laxatives.
  1. The perfect body which was obtained by rigorous gym training is found to be spoilt in just a few days. Irregular and improper body shape may be developed because of excessive unhealthy fat.

In Nutshell

And the list goes on! Thus, if you feel you might be binge eating, please seek help immediately. Ignoring the problem would only worsen it. Who would want to develop deadly diseases like cancer just because they over eat? So, before binge eating, think of all the impacts of and don’t forget to consult your doctor.

5 Tips on Selecting the Right Outfit for Gym

When it comes to choosing the right outfit for the gym, it can be tough to decide. With seasonal weather and ever-changing fashion trends, it is difficult to keep pace with fitness fashion industry.

As a matter of fact, we would highly advise you to focus more on comfort, and less on fashion. This is perhaps because what you wear while working out can impact your body in a range of ways.

Thus, let’s get started and have a quick look at how to select the right outfit for the gym.

Take a look!

 

  • Is it comfortable?

It is highly recommended to wear clothes that let you move and don’t constrict you. Simply put, choose fabrics that allow your skin to breathe.

Further, pay attention to the fitting of the clothes because outfits that are not too tight and fit just perfectly will let you move in all directions. However, this doesn’t mean that you should choose baggy clothes as those will come in your way while you exercise.

 

  • Can it be layered with other outfits?

Make your wardrobe versatile by including outfits suitable for both hottest and the coolest months. Avoid overspending as seasons change. You can do this by layering your outfits during winters. You can start with a t-shirt or a top and then add a pullover over it. For wind-proofing, cover yourself with a windbreaker. Further, try shopping in off-seasons to save your money.

 

  • Is it flexible enough?

Try purchasing clothes that provide you enough flexibility like gym shorts, sweat pants, track pants or yoga pants. Such flexible cloths will let you stretch your hands and legs easily during workouts. Along with flexibility, do take care that the clothes are breathable enough.

 

  • Are the chosen outfits in line with your daily exercise regimen?

                                                                                                                                                              Make sure that the outfits you buy are a perfect fit for the activity you are performing. You should always make a trial by performing activities you intend to do in order to gauge if it is the right fit.

 

  • Do you need any advanced features?

If you like to keep pace with technology, it is important to mention about a new range of outfits that are available today. Outfits today come with in-built treatments that fight the microbial action on the skin due to sweat. This helps you in fighting the body odor.

Further, you can also choose the outfits that provide ultra-violet protection to fight sun’s harmful UV rays. Similarly, gym outfits with permethrin, that is an insect repellant, are also available in the markets today. Such clothes protect you from all the ups and the downs you while exercising in the gym.

 

Your Turn

The more frequently you exercise, the more important it is for you to wear the right kind of clothes. Keep yourself as comfortable as possible with the perfect clothes.

So, do a proper inspection of the clothes before buying and select the right one for yourself.

Why Are Some Women Always Sick Explained!

Linda: Hey! How is your headache?

Rachel: Oww its still there! Feel like someone is hammering my head.

A week later…..

Linda: Hi Rachel. How have you been?

Rachel: Not good. I am having a severe stomach ache. (wincing)

Two days later…….

Rachel: Hey Linda! Do you have any pill for nausea? I am feeling nauseous and bloated today, since the morning.

God knows why are some women always sick!

Does their body’s immune system grow weaker day by day? Or is this some kind of a psychological syndrome where the woman always feels sick but there is actually no sickness dwelling in her?

Girl, Why Are You Always Sick?

If you really get sick all the time, then let’s find out why and how.

  • Maybe you end up consuming wrong foods every time

There is a saying—‘You are what you eat’. Maybe you are not eating what you should. You fall sick due to the consumption of wrong foods like something too spicy, or too sweet or too sour.

You might not know about some undiagnosed allergies and you might have been continuing to take the food that you are allergic to, without its knowledge. That is why you end up falling sick frequently. Women these days choose to stay svelte and skip meals in order to regulate their calorie intake. Skipping breakfast has almost become a usual habit for the women of the 21st century, irrespective of the fact that whether they are employed or homemakers. Skipping your breakfast or any other meals is too unhealthy and this might cause you to feel sick all round the clock.

To be precise, the deficiency of nutrition and the invasion of wrong elements or allergic compounds in a woman’s body may cause frequent sickness and major fatal diseases.

  • Maybe you do not sleep enough

Always falling sick? Do something. Sleep on it! Nothing can be more replenishing and beneficial than a good night’s sleep of seven to eight hours.

Have you ever guessed that your frequent sickness and fatigue might be caused due to the lack of sleep and rest? Modern women are so caught up in their busy schedules that they are never ‘unplugged’ from their electronic gadgets, work files, etc. You sacrifice your night’s sleep for some unfinished project or work file, movies, etc. Maybe this is why you always feel sick and exhausted.

Other conditions that push you towards sickness

There are various other possibilities of women always sick. You can get sick if you are always exposed to unhygienic environments or if you are suffering from immune system disorders, non-allergic rhinitis, and stress.

Wrapping Up

We all have that one friend, colleague, sibling or family member who is always sick. One day it is fever, the other day it’s a stomach ache, the following days it is a back pain, and the list goes on.

Often, it makes us wonder that why are women always sick or it is just a maneuver to grab attention or seek sympathy.

Though there are chances of both the possibilities, remember to be compassionate.

Take charge of your Health

What did уоu еаt yesterday?
How far did уоu walk?

Thеѕе quеѕtiоnѕ seem ѕimрlе, but mаnу оf us dоn’t know the answer without really thinking аbоut it. Whу is this nоrm fоr us?
Wеll, we have a lot tо dо оn a dау-to-dау bаѕiѕ and it is оftеn a сhаllеngе to kеер thеѕе thingѕ in the frоnt оf оur mindѕ.
Work, еrrаndѕ аnd other tаѕkѕ have bесоmе mоrе important tо us than our hеаlth.
Our mindѕ and bоdiеѕ hаvе bесоmе afterthoughts and it is nоrmаl tо gо dауѕ, mоnthѕ, еvеn уеаrѕ without being conscious of the way we treat ourselves.

Nоrmаl dоеѕn’t mean gооd.
In this саѕе, nоrmаl dоеѕn’t еvеn mеаn okay. Thiѕ is асtuаllу a real рrоblеm fоr us both аѕ individuаlѕ аnd аѕ a ѕосiеtу.

Nоrmаl nееdѕ to сhаngе.
Wе nееd to рut оur hеаlth highеr on thе list оf priorities.
Personally, thiѕ is the most imроrtаnt thing we саn dо fоr ourselves аnd оur families.

Awаrеnеѕѕ iѕ the kеу. All wе hаvе tо dо iѕ рау аttеntiоn.
You can trу thе nеxt diet trеnd, new health сrаzе оr even tаkе an old-school аррrоасh. Yоu can ѕееk professional hеlр or gо at it alone, but the key component is increasing your аwаrеnеѕѕ.
Evеrу day we dо thingѕ out of hаbit thаt impact our lives significantly. One minutе оf еаting саn аdd enough calories to уоur dау tо саuѕе weight gаin.

Onе minutе оf planning саn аlѕо prevent thiѕ frоm hарреning.
That’s right, it gоеѕ both ways.
By bеing aware оf whаt уоu want to do, уоu аrе аblе tо ѕtаrt mаking dесiѕiоnѕ. If you set a goal to be healthy, you will make healthier choices so as to achieve your goal.
If you dоn’t have gоаlѕ, you will have a tough timе dесiding whаt tо dо.
Sо, ѕеt a gоаl аnd notice how уоur сhоiсеѕ ѕtаrt tо match thе раth уоu need to bе оn tо reach that gоаl.

And thаt iѕ whаt аwаrеnеѕѕ can dо fоr уоu.

Juѕt by thinking аbоut your health, уоu can роѕitivеlу impact it.
Yоu аrе in control.
If you are driving a car уоur аwаrеnеѕѕ аѕ a drivеr kеерѕ your hands оn thе whееl to mаkе sure уоu ѕtау on the rоаd.
Tаkе the wheel, рау attention and you will bе on thе rоаd tо gооd hеаlth.

Yоur bоdу аnd mind аrе your mоѕt vаluаblе аѕѕеtѕ ѕо tаkе control оf your wеllnеѕѕ.
You muѕt bе аwаrе оf thе right fооd tо еаt and the рrореr activities tо dо.

At the ѕаmе timе, you muѕt bе wаrу оf thе thingѕ that аrе ruining уоur hеаlth.

Having a ѕеdеntаrу lifеѕtуlе, such as sitting in front of the computer or television for extended periods of time, lеаdѕ tо mаnу health рrоblеmѕ likе obesity.

In linе with this, trу tо avoid ѕtауing uр lаtе аt night.
Lасk of ѕlеер increases thе rаtе оf аging, wеаkеnѕ thе immunе ѕуѕtеm, аnd kеерѕ уоur brain from funсtiоning at full сарасitу thе nеxt dау.

Lаѕt оn thе liѕt is ѕmоking.
It iѕ реrhарѕ thе most сruсiаl itеm оn thе liѕt оf things thаt could ruin уоur health. Smoking саuѕеѕ a host оf hеаlth рrоblеmѕ, including lung cancer and vаriоuѕ heart diѕеаѕеѕ. Smоking iѕ ѕо dаngеrоuѕ that еvеn ѕесоnd-hаnd ѕmоkе саn alter a person’s health.

It iѕ сruсiаl to kill thiѕ hаbit before it kills уоu.

These are just some tips to becoming healthier.

Ultimately, it is your body and your health, so begin your journey to a healthier you today!

Smile, be happy.

A cynical interpretation is that smiling faces are a fake show of happiness designed to captivate or deflect.
And of course, a smile can sometimes cover up one’s true feelings, such as nervousness, anger, or sadness.

Excessive Expectations and Hopes

Westerners grow up on a steady diet of wanting, expecting, and hoping for more.
The media and advertising fan the flames of our desires.
It seems that we’ve become increasingly preoccupied with achieving some final, far-off goal rather than enjoying the journey. We keep postponing living our lives rather than relishing the present moment.

It takes a strong sense of self to not succumb to the belief that we’ll be happier with more things. We work hard to buy a big house and then work even harder to make the mortgage payment and property taxes.
If someone has more than us, we may become envious and perhaps crave the sense of belonging and connection that comes with “keeping up” with the latest trends and gadgets.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make our lives more comfortable.
People in developing countries and even in the West would like to have a reliable washing machine or better smart phone.
There’s no shame in this.

But when is enough enough?

Can we find a middle path between wanting more and having gratitude for what we have?

Can we find a way to hold those desires lightly and not allow them to interfere with appreciating what we have?
A greater sense of freedom comes with accepting our limits.
We’ll be happier as we develop the art of living in the moment rather than constantly leaning into the future.

A spontaneous smile springs from an inner sense of feeling content and connected.
If we’re feeling deprived or neglected, it’s not easy to offer a generous smile to people we encounter.
We’re more inclined to smile when we’re experiencing a sense of inner peace.
Being at peace with ourselves is only possible when we’re living in the present moment, rather than being preoccupied by what we don’t have.

Yet in cultures that value kindness and family, there seems to be a sense of community and connectedness that prevails despite challenges.  Healthy attachments and values of kindness and gentleness contribute to allowing an authentic smile to emerge from the depths of their being.

Spirits are always buoyed when an authentic smile drifts my way.
Smiling is contagious.
And it feels good to smile.

Research has even shown that faking a smile can make us feel better. Smiling reduces stress and lifts our mood.

Here is an exercise from Vietnamese meditation teacher Thich Nhat Hanh that you might try to boost your smiling capacity and mood:

As you breathe in, say to yourself:
Breathing in, I calm body and mind.

Then, as you breathe out, think:
Breathing out, I smile.

I invite you to be more mindful of when you smile—or don’t smile.
Perhaps you can find a little more generosity in your heart to offer a warm smile to people you encounter.

You might just find that smiling offers a wonderful gift to yourself—the gift of enjoying more moments of being present and connected—and that smiling offers a wonderful gift to others, as well—it’s contagious!

What Does Fat Do?

What’s fat good for?
How do we get it to go where we want it to?
Where does it wander when it’s lost?

This, is Fat Month.

If cells were personified, each fat cell would be an overbearing grandparent who hoards. They’re constantly trying to make you eat another serving of potatoes, and have cabinets stacked with vitamins they never take.

Like that grandparent, your fat cells are always trying to store stuff.
Fats? Of course.
Vitamins? Heck yeah.
Hormones? You bet.
Random pollutants and toxins? Sure.
Adipose tissue will soak all that up like an oily little sponge and keep it safe until you need it again.

That’s the whole point of body fat—to store energy for you.
When you lose weight, your fat cells start shrinking, releasing lipids and other fats into your bloodstream. These get broken down, and eventually the smaller molecules exit via your urine or breath.

But adipose cells release all the other molecules they’ve hoarded, too.
That includes key hormones like estrogen, along with fat-soluble vitamins and any organic pollutants that found their way into your bloodstream as you gained weight.

Adipose tissue’s tendency to store things is an unfortunate side-effect, because often we need those things to be circulating, not sitting around.

Take hormones, for instance.
Female body fat actually produces some of its own estrogen in addition to storing it, and the more adipose tissue a person has, the more estrogen they’re exposed to.
This is why being overweight puts you at an increased risk of getting breast cancer. Many types of breast cancer are caused by malfunctions in estrogen receptors, which are more likely to go haywire when more estrogen is around to stimulate them.

Vitamins pose the opposite problem.
Adipose sucks up available fat-soluble vitamins (those stashed in adipose tissue instead of being excreted in your outgoing urine)—A, D, E, and K—and often doesn’t leave enough for the rest of your body.
Studies suggest that obese people tend to suffer from vitamin D deficiencies because it’s all lurking in their adipose tissue.
These vitamins can come back out as you lose weight, and as you decrease your body fat, you also allow more of your new vitamin D to stay in your bloodstream.
Water-soluble compounds can just be peed out if you take too much of them, but because the vitamins stored in your adipose tissue can continue to build up, you can eventually overdose on them.

It’s rare, but it does happen.

Fat is also a (temporarily) safe space to store pollutants and other organic chemicals that might otherwise pose a threat.
Organochlorine pesticides build up in fat, as do the polychlorinated biphenyls in coolant fluids and other chemicals from the “dirty dozen” of environmental contaminants.
These banned chemicals can get into your food supply in small quantities and are stored in your fat, possibly because your body wants to sequester them away from your organs. Bodies don’t seem to store enough of these to become toxic, but the constant build-up leaves you vulnerable to exposure.
And they do start to re-emerge when you lose weight.

Since you’re not eliminating all of your body fat at once, this doesn’t seem to pose a problem for most people.
You’re dumping toxins into your bloodstream, but you’re also eliminating them through your pee.
There’s some evidence that certain pollutants—so-called “persistent organic pollutants”—can stick around in your body fat for years, but so far it seems that natural toxin-elimination methods (also known as peeing) work well enough to get rid of them.

Safe or not, it’s best not to give your body a spot to stash all the hormones and vitamins it can hoard.
Our bodies aren’t designed to hold onto excess body fat and stay healthy—that’s why obesity is a risk factor for so many diseases.
Getting rid of fat storage is just another reason to try and cut down on your own adiposity this year.

Letting someone shame you into thinking you don’t look the way you should is not a wise reason to lose weight, but doing it to be healthier usually is.

Just think: every time you lose a pound of fat, you’ve also literally detoxed yourself without ever having to do one of those terrible juice cleanses (which, by the way, do not work).

You’ve used the power of your own body’s filtration systems to get rid of them—and it will thank you for it.

Success Is In Your Attitude

Who doesn’t want to be successful? We all do.

But, it seems, that at the end, it is your attitude which determines your success.

A study conducted at Harvard showed that a person’s attitude is often the deciding factor if they will be successful or not. Your attitude contributes to 85% of your success. So, it is quite necessary that you have the right attitude and the correct mindset.

Like many things in life, attitude is temporary.
It is something that you can always change.

You can always judge if your attitude is a boon or a bane.
If you feel that your attitude isn’t helping you move forward in life, then it is the right time to change it.

Importance of Having a Positive Attitude

Having a positive outlook on life is extremely important.

A woman who has a positive outlook on life is generally liked by everyone.
This outlook is usually attainable if the woman has a positive attitude in life. Like having a positive outlook, there are many benefits of having a positive attitude.

  • It helps you reach your milestones.
  • It helps you become a favorite among co-workers and makes you instantly likable.
  • You start seeing the good in everything.

You would agree that a happy attitude is better than a high IQ.
People who are successful do not always have a highly intelligent quotient, but they have a happy attitude.
This allows them to conquer their fears, be more self-dependent and be more confident.

If we’re to talk about a few very successful people, there are many things that are common among them.

  • They all are confident.
  • They never lost hope
  • They are happy

All these things are achievable in life only if the person has the right frame of mind and the right attitude.

Positive Attitude vs Negative Attitude

Having an unfriendly or a dull attitude would never make you a social person.
People with a dull attitude are seldom successful and usually crib about their problems in life.
And no person likes to stick with a person who always complains about their problems.

Everyone faces at least one problem daily, but the people who are happy and have a positive attitude never whine about their problems.
No matter how big the problems are, a person would never crib about it because they know that crying over something won’t solve it.

Success doesn’t mean being utterly rich or being the most famous.
It means that you’re content. You might be working at a day job and you can be successful at it.
Success just requires the right attitude, not money or fame.

Here are some ways by which you can achieve a happy attitude and be successful.

  •  Be happy.
    A happy mind is always fresh and reduces stress.
  • Stay Motivated.
    Many times, life throws hurdles at you.
    It is best that you stay motivated in those hard times and look for a silver lining and hence not lose hope.
  • Mediate.
    Meditation helps reduce stress and keeps the body and mind rejuvenated.
    It helps you boost the morale and helps you in developing a positive attitude towards life.

 

Cut Down Snacking at Work!

Are you one of those who likes to munch snacks while working? Well, welcome to our squad!

We all are victims of meaningless snacking at work during the odd hours.

Be it the ever-so-friendly vending machine or just boredom, we all are guilty of consuming extra calories even when we are not hungry. Result – we tend to add weight and feel uncomfortable in our own bodies.

Not anymore! Here are some ways which would help you in cutting down your habit of snacking at work.

  • Have an amazing breakfast

One of the reasons why you might tend to continuously munch something at work is probably because you skipped your breakfast or didn’t take lunch.

Thus, make it a point to consume regular meals. Further, ensure that you consume fruits in between the meals to ensure that you are not binge eating while working.

  • Brush after you take lunch

Toothpaste works as a great weapon against constant munching in office. This is why it is often recommended to brush your teeth after lunch at work. How does this help? When your mouth retains the minty smell and freshness of the paste, you would not want to consume something sweet or chocolaty. It acts as a distraction and ensures that you do not go around snacking post-lunch in the office. You could experiment with different toothpaste flavors and tastes to bring in the desired results.

  • Chew sugarless gum

Sugarless gum can also have the same effect as a minty toothpaste. When you are chewing a gum, you are less likely to eat snacks. There are two reasons behind this. First, your mouth is already in motion and you do not need anything else to keep it active. This reduces your craving.

Second, since the mouth is feeling fresh and minty with the gum, this satisfies your cravings. Thus, keep a sugarless gum handy and chew whenever required.

  • Keep healthy snacking options        

When you are hungry at 3 p.m. and badly want to consume some snacks, what do you do? You look inside your workstation drawer to see if you have something to munch on. If not, you go and eat the pretzels from the nearby workstation and that satisfies you for a while. But, what if your drawer had something healthy to eat, like some dry fruits or bananas? You would not go to the next workstation at all in this case, right? Thus, the best way here is to keep the snacks stacked up in your drawer. This would keep you away from the unhealthy food!

  • Take proper protein

As a matter of fact, consuming protein-rich foods will keep you satiated for long. This will prevent you from consuming any junk food at work. Wasabi peas are a great snack and are also rich in protein. Further, you can also keep a jar of almond butter in your cabinet.

Your Turn

These healthy foods would not only satisfy your food cravings but would also limit your calorie intake. Any other ideas? Do share with us in the comments.