The candy jar on your way to your desk. The breakroom table always covered in food because of birthdays, holidays, or “just cause.” The meeting’s catered lunch and it’s pizza every time. It’s okay to enjoy all foods, but a long day at the office can seem even longer when you are surrounded by foods that make you feel sluggish and sleepy. Here are some tricks on how to upgrade your office food scene and make you more productive.
Have healthy snacks handy and within reach at your desk. Ensure whatever goes in the drawer will energize you, not make you want to nap under your desk. Stock up on foods high in fiber and healthy fats, but low in added sugar. Plain nuts are perfect to keep at your desk. Buy pre-portioned bag to avoid mindless snacking!
If possible, see if you can suggest a different place for lunch or catering. Really, you are probably not the only one tired of the same old, same old. Places like Sweetgreen can provide variety for everyone but in the form of fresh salad.
Instead of daily donuts, keep fresh fruit at the break table. If you have a cafeteria/cafe/other foodservice establishment in your office or in the building, ask if they can have a box of fruit delivered to your office! Keep oatmeal around for a great snack or as an emergency breakfast for those less-than-perfect mornings.