Between the endless meetings, the unlimited emails and the inexhaustible deadlines that characterise the modern workplace, today’s worker (both the employer and the employee) is over-stretched in a way that has made missing a meal or unhealthy snacking on-the-go far too typical.
Nutrition affects energy levels, mood, decision-making, creativity, productivity, and concentration – all the things that fundamentally enable efficiency. Body mass, fitness, and waist size also play a significant role in your overall health, resulting in an indisputable effect on physical and mental ability. Without a doubt, how we choose to fuel our bodies directly impacts our workplace performance.
While choosing whole foods over processed foods is a common and effective weight-loss and management strategy, it’s also essential to understand which of the healthy food choices contain high concentrations of calories. Now, we aren’t saying remove these tasty treats. Instead, achieve a healthy and nutritious harmony by enjoying these delicious foods in moderation.
One serving: 2 tablespoons (roughly 200 calories). No, don’t take peanut butter away too! Not entirely, but peanut butter (and all other nut butters) is one of the biggest offenders. Measure out your portion then put the jar away!
The Final Bite
Most importantly? These guidelines are exactly that: a guide, not hard-and-fast live rules. Moderation is the key to health but treating yourself here, and there is crucial to achieving successful balance too.