Going out to eat with clients and colleagues is a part of a lot of our work lives. Work dinners have become the ultimate indulgent meal. This doesn’t have to be the case, though. With a little preparation and some awareness during the meal, we can enjoy work dinners and still feel in control of our diet. Here are some tips on how to navigate work dinners and not fall off a healthy eating routine.
We worry so much about getting enough protein everyday, but what about fiber? Fiber is essential for a healthy diet with benefits that go beyond just helping us poo. Fiber helps to lower cholesterol levels, control blood sugar, and aids us in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight. Most Americans, however, are not getting enough of fiber.
The practice of being more mindful when we eat is an important one because research shows that most of our eating is unconscious. We are mindless when it comes to it – except when we are dieting. What we want is to strike a balance. To be mindful, not rigid. To notice and observe. To make healthy eating habitual yet still thoughtful. To eat healthier, we must eat with consciousness.