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Whether you’re working hard or hardly working, everyone gets hit with hunger at their desk. Whether it be a colleague’s birthday cake or a snack table that contains everything your heart desires, it’s easy to make the wrong choice, and often. But, we’re here to help you find a way around those sinful snacks. Below are some great ways to help you control your cravings.

1. Maintain a well-balanced diet.

Ensure that your main meals are stacked with nutrients that will not only give you energy, but also keep you full throughout the day. Think protein and fiber – they’ll provide you with the fuel you need to keep going until the next one.

2. Hold off on the temptations.

Didn’t you just eat? Put it off for a bit longer. Your food may still be working its way through, so you don’t want to double down. By telling yourself you’ll eat later, you may not even want whatever it was in the first place.

3. Drink water.

An oldie, but a goodie. Water will keep you full and force you to get up regularly, so you won’t fall into a snacking trance out of boredom.

4. Stay minty fresh.

Brush your teeth or pop a piece of gum after you eat. If the satisfaction of being clean won’t deter you, the awful taste will.

5. Be prepared.

Pack your own food and keep it in your desk. This will hold you accountable for making healthier choices and help you perfect your portions.

Here are some great options to have on hand:

  • Whole grain crackers and hummus
  • Nut or seed butter and fruit
  • Protein bars or shakes
  • Dark chocolate
  • Popcorn
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