I have noticed the key to eating well during the day is to have the food ready at work. I am privileged to have a kitchen at work and I have the desire to prepare my food at home to eat at work. I keep my food at home very simple to put together. It consists of a combination of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, humus, cottage cheese, rye bread, seeds, corn, carrot, gherkin, capers, roasted vegetables and sometimes chicken. I will add new ingredients as I find new foods I like to eat. These salads can take 5 minutes to make and stays fresh overnight in the fridge.
By eating salads for lunch I avoid the sugar lows, feeling sleepy and tired. My body feels light and do not have hunger pains for at least 3-4 hours. I know when I eat salad without carbohydrates I lose weight so I add Rye bread or other carbohydrates to maintain my weight. If you put on weight fast then just eating salads may help you.
Some days in the week I work from 12pm to 8pm. I have decided to take two salads to work as I find I get hungry when I start work and then again around 4-5pm. I want to avoid eating heavy carbohydrates at night and therefore want to eat at work on regular 3-4 hour intervals to stop severe hunger pains. I enjoy eating the salads and at the moment have no need for variety.
I have looked on the internet and bought an alkalising recipe book. The foods are very simple and I am picking up some new ways to prepare food e.g coating tuna fillets with sesame seeds and then searing them on each side. It helps to combine foods which have different textures, flavours and colours.
I am drinking more at work and I have decided to set my watch on a timer every 3 hours. The alarm reminds me when to eat and stop the hunger pains before they start. When the hunger pains start I sometimes eat junk food.
I have discovered eating with other people is another time when I can eat unhealthy foods. It can be unsociable, impolite and uncomfortable to say no when offered foods or I actually want to eat the food offered to me. At these times I do have control over how much I eat of these foods and try to be sensible about my choice of food to eat.
In the next week I will discover how my nutrition during the day influences what I eat in the evening.