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What foods are good? What are bad? And most importantly, how do I uphold a healthy diet while I am at work?

Individuals in the workforce spend a large portion of their day at their place of work. Without careful planning it can be challenging to stick to a healthy diet.

Sue brings in some freshly baked cookies to the office… Peter invites you to the tuck shop for lunch...or the process meals in the frozen shopping isle look like an easy lunchtime solution.

With all the temptations, what can you do to stay on track and make healthy food choices at work?

Use the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating to ensure you are getting the five food groups recommended to maintain a healthy diet.

What is on the menu?

Given the recommended intake of water is 8 to 13 cups a day it is necessary to regularly hydrate at work. For the USC community, bottle refilling stations on campus make refilling easy. In addition, having your water bottle handy avoids the likelihood of purchasing a sugary soft drink bursting with calories. After all a glass of water is sugar free and calorie free!

Preparation is crucial to ensure you are packing a nutritious lunch. Before your weekly visit to the grocery store construct a shopping list for lunches. This will save time, money and the possibility of consuming hidden calories.

The virtual world can lend a helping hand when it comes to thinking of healthy lunches and snacks. Here are a few links readers may find useful:

 

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