• 10 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight at Work


    Working nine to five can wreak havoc on your waistline. The stress makes you crave junk food, and often you're too overworked to have the energy or time to exercise.

    1. "Stairwell stair climbing . . . My heart is racing and my legs are burning." - YumYucky

    2. "I just keep lots of healthy snacks around (fruit, Kashi granola bars, and crackers) and bring my own lunch to avoid temptation." - Renee3327

    3. "I spend most of my lunch breaks walking outside (there's a park down the street) or running on the treadmill (my gym is 7 minutes from my work giving me just enough time to drive there, change, run 3 miles, change, drive back.) Also, willpower is key. Today was a birthday so there was chocolate cake, and I just think how much I'd have to exercise to burn off one piece - not worth it!" - Vanonymous

    4. "I always pack my lunch and keep fruit at my desk or my cubby fridge." - jessy777


    5. "I never eat out or use the vending machine. " - Niami

    6. "I always make sure to work out first thing in the morning . . . I always take stairs instead of the elevator . . . I make sure to have a healthy protein-packed breakfast, and I'm usually not hungry until 2 p.m." - Mila_83

    7. "I don't avoid all of the free temptations, but I limit myself to one or two small ones a week." - darc5204

    8. "I stopped carrying loose change. Whether it was $1 or 50 cents, I don't take it to work. It stops me from buying a soda and chips and candy to get that little, worth-nothing jolt of energy to meet deadlines." - tamaradulva

    9. "I also avoid the break room, where there's usually free food. When there are birthdays or people bring treats in, I go but don't have a slice. I'm usually not the only one who abstains, so it doesn't make me feel awkward." - deanna024

    10. "I graze on fruits and veggies and take a walk during my lunch break instead. Eating a big meal at midday makes me tired." - Anonymous

  • 10 Ways to Avoid Gaining Weight at Work<br /> <br /> <br /> Working nine to five can wreak havoc on your waistline. The stress makes you crave junk food, and often you&#039;re too overworked to have the energy or time to exercise.<br /> <br /> 1. &quot;Stairwell stair climbing . . . My heart is racing and my legs are burning.&quot; - YumYucky<br /> <br /> 2. &quot;I just keep lots of healthy snacks around (fruit, Kashi granola bars, and crackers) and bring my own lunch to avoid temptation.&quot; - Renee3327<br /> <br /> 3. &quot;I spend most of my lunch breaks walking outside (there&#039;s a park down the street) or running on the treadmill (my gym is 7 minutes from my work giving me just enough time to drive there, change, run 3 miles, change, drive back.) Also, willpower is key. Today was a birthday so there was chocolate cake, and I just think how much I&#039;d have to exercise to burn off one piece - not worth it!&quot; - Vanonymous<br /> <br /> 4. &quot;I always pack my lunch and keep fruit at my desk or my cubby fridge.&quot; - jessy777<br /> <br /> <br /> 5. &quot;I never eat out or use the vending machine. &quot; - Niami<br /> <br /> 6. &quot;I always make sure to work out first thing in the morning . . . I always take stairs instead of the elevator . . . I make sure to have a healthy protein-packed breakfast, and I&#039;m usually not hungry until 2 p.m.&quot; - Mila_83<br /> <br /> 7. &quot;I don&#039;t avoid all of the free temptations, but I limit myself to one or two small ones a week.&quot; - darc5204<br /> <br /> 8. &quot;I stopped carrying loose change. Whether it was $1 or 50 cents, I don&#039;t take it to work. It stops me from buying a soda and chips and candy to get that little, worth-nothing jolt of energy to meet deadlines.&quot; - tamaradulva<br /> <br /> 9. &quot;I also avoid the break room, where there&#039;s usually free food. When there are birthdays or people bring treats in, I go but don&#039;t have a slice. I&#039;m usually not the only one who abstains, so it doesn&#039;t make me feel awkward.&quot; - deanna024<br /> <br /> 10. &quot;I graze on fruits and veggies and take a walk during my lunch break instead. Eating a big meal at midday makes me tired.&quot; - Anonymous : Shorten, Share, Bookmark