For those of us who work in a sedentary office environment, it can be difficult to prevent yourself from gaining weight.
For people trying to lose weight, it can be an uphill battle when you’re sitting for eight hours a day, constantly snacking on unhealthy foods, and going out to eat all the time with coworkers.
Here are 12 easy tips to prevent yourself from getting flabby when you work in an office:
1. Park farther away to force yourself to walk more.
For better results, park in another parking lot a couple blocks down. For best results, park at home.
2. Don’t eat the free snacks at work.
Encourage your coworkers to eat them instead. If they’re on a diet, convince them to just start it tomorrow.
3. Bring healthy snacks to eat.
Buy a 3lb bag of almonds from Costco to eat. Force yourself to eat an entire bag every day. Almonds are high in protein and healthy fats. By day 3, you’ll puke whenever you see almonds, which will speed up your results.
4. Buy a standing desk.
Better yet, buy a moving desk that’ll move around on its own at a moments notice to keep you on your toes.
5. Take a break every hour to get up and walk.
Work for 5 minutes and spend the rest of the hour walking around.
6. Take a walk around your office building during lunch.
Optional: Bring a clipboard and make occasional stops to observe the building. It’ll freak out building management.
7. Go to the gym during your lunch break.
If the gym is too far, bring the gym to your office. Treadmills and elliptical machines are functional replacements for furniture in client waiting rooms.
8. Work out before going to work to jumpstart your body’s fat burners.
For best results, work out until you’re completely exhausted and cannot physically make it in to work. Starting your day right is very important.
9. Drink lots of water.
The recommended amount for an average office worker is about 1 gallon per hour. This will also help with #5 when taking bathroom breaks.
10. Stop eating out with coworkers.
In fact, stop talking to or being friends with your coworkers at all. Having friends can be expensive and not worth consuming the extra calories when they want to go out to eat.
11. Meal prep your lunches.
Do this a month prior with leftovers. Your lunch will be so rancid you won’t want to eat it, thus saving you the extra calories.
12. Be happy and stop worrying about your weight.
Your boss is paying you to do your job, not to be fit.