Danger: Diet Disaster Area Ahead!
How to navigate potholes on the dieting highway without gaining a pound.
Workplace Woes continued...
Coping Strategies: ''It's important to recognize that just because
it's someone's birthday at the office doesn't mean you have to eat cake,'' says
Hall. ''Or if you really want to have cake or a doughnut, share it with
someone. Or step up to plan the event, and offer healthier choices.''
And be sure to plan ahead so you're prepared when hunger strikes during the
''Fill your pantry and fridge with a multitude of snacks: grapes, cherries,
cheese, raisins, trail mix, or healthy granola bars,'' says Mitchell. ''Every
day you can grab two or three snacks'' from your supply.
''That way at 5:30 when you are starting to get hungry for dinner but you
have a long night in front of you, you have healthy snacks to take the edge
off,'' she says.
Says Neuman: ''I always have a small bag of fruit and nuts at my desk so if
I'm hungry, I have something healthy to snack on. I also always make sure I
drink plenty of water at work.''