I get it. Food is acting as source of entertainment, as a treat, as way to break up the day. But if you’ve been working towards a health or fitness goal this year, don’t allow this to be the excuse that undoes all of your hard work!We need to put some plans in place for the next few weeks and realise that your willpower is no match for a poor food environment. From the moment we wake up till the moment we go to sleep we are constantly using our willpower to achieve things in our day – and that includes making decisions about what to eat, as well as resisting temptation. As the day goes on, our “tank” of willpower gets depleted. This blog will go outline some things you can do and practice to eat well when you are working from home.
If your goal is to eat a more nourishing diet or reduce unhealthy body fat but you continue to surround yourself with ultra-processed foods that have high fat and high sugar content you will be depleting your willpower tank throughout the day. If the foods that don’t serve your health aren’t within sight or in the cupboard, then there is no need to employ willpower. You can simply grab a cup of tea or a piece of fruit. Or you’ll have nothing because you aren’t really hungry, you’re simply procrastinating or bored.