Friday, June 5, 2009

To satisfy your craving...

So another summer (if you can call it that) week has come and passed us by! It's rainy and chilly outside -- my umbrella broke! -- so it feels more like the beginning of spring than the first week in June.

On a tangent to the magazine industry, I wanted to a blog a bit about getting through the workday in terms of food. Sitting at your desk all day can make a girl stir-crazy, and you might be tempted to take a walk on over to the vending machine every hour or so. And before you know it, you've gone through a day's worth of calories before... 3 p.m.

A great tip I've learned from Hungry Girl (a great Web site that gives some good advice about eating yummy and healthy) is to eat something every 3 or 4 hours. So if you have a little breakfast on the way into work at 8:30, try not to munch until lunchtime around 12 (unless you want some fruit or dry cereal as a mid-morning stack). Instead, chew some gum or pop in a mint (I'm partial to the peppermint lifesavers). Don't go the whole afternoon without eating; by the time you get home from work after 5, you'll be ravenous and want to eat anything that's not tied down. Instead, bring some snacks for your work desk -- a granola bar, nuts & raisins mixture, 100 calorie packs, or an apple, just to name a few. This way, you're keeping your body well-nourished and saving money (all those dollars here and there on food from the office, whether from the cafe nearby or the vending machine, quickly add up!). A big glass of water or a cup of coffee can also take the edge off if you're bored at your desk and feel the munchies starting in.

Anywho, have a fabulous weekend, and I'll talk to ya Monday!

cyber intern

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