Healthy Eating Tips While Working From Home
Working from home has become the norm for many of us and we’re experiencing a whole range of benefits as a result.
However, having our desk so close to the pantry can make it easy to fall into unhealthy habits. The good news is that maintaining a healthy diet while working from home is absolutely possible. We’ve shared our tips on how you can make healthy eating at home work for you.
Water is an important part of your diet and many of us aren’t drinking enough of it in our day-to-day lives. Oftentimes, when people feel hungry or start to crave food, it’s actually because they are thirsty. So drink up your water!
Drinking water provides our body and mind with many benefits, including improving our skin, preventing dehydration-related headaches and aiding our digestion.
You don’t have to worry about measuring your water intake (unless you want to), but rather try to simply be aware of how much water you drink throughout the day. Always have a water bottle or full glass nearby so that you can take a few gulps before turning to food.
Caffeine-free herbal tea is a great alternative to water for keeping you hydrated. We recommend mixing in a teaspoon of our natural anti-inflammatory Turmeric Blend with your next lemon or ginger tea.
Stock your fridge and pantry with real food
By eating a healthy, balanced diet loaded with nutritious food, we feel more energised and are more productive in our work. Not only does plant-based food help to keep us full and satiated for longer, but it also produces the mental clarity we need to focus on the job at hand.
The food you eat can either negatively or positively influence your mental health, which is why it’s important to make the healthy food choice as often as you can.
Do this by keeping your fridge stocked with fruits and vegetables, your pantry packed with nuts, seeds and spices, and your Flourish health and prebiotic supplements front and centre.
Plan or prep your meals ahead of time so that when lunch rolls around, you’ve got a healthy meal ready to go.
Keep healthy snacks on hand
Working from home makes mindless snacking a very easy habit to fall into, but it isn’t a good one – especially when the snacks you’re munching on are sugary, fried, high in salt or carb-heavy.
Being so close to the pantry doesn’t help with the mindless munching. Take matters into your own hands and ensure that the snacks being stocked in your home are healthy ones. It’s much easier for you to reach for fruit, carrot sticks or protein bars if they are the only available option.
We love to have a mix of sweet and savoury treats on hand for snacking, such as almonds, apples and homemade sweet potato crisps. We’ve listed some of our favourite snacks below.
- For a delicious treat that also works hard to improve your gut health, try our Gut Blend Bliss Balls.
- Enjoy the health benefits of turmeric with our sweet and satisfying Turmeric Bliss Balls.
- Our homemade Raisin Cookies only take 30 minutes to bake and are well worth the wait.
- Working from home means you can dine on a neverending supply of carrot sticks and Hummus.
- Green Cheese Dip and corn chips go together like – well, like chips and dip!
It’s all about making the right food choices
Staying healthy while working from home comes down to a simple choice. You can either eat food that helps you flourish or consume unhealthy food that doesn’t (we recommend the former!).
By incorporating these healthy food tips into your daily routine, working from home will be a much healthier and energising experience for all.