Everyone wants to pull their weight at work, but no one wants to gain weight because of their office-related habits. Unfortunately, nearly half of all U.S. workers believe they have put on weight at their current job, according to a 2018 survey from CareerBuilder.
Whether it is because of poor eating habits, a lack of physical activity or a combination of both, office-related weight gain is discouraging. But weight loss solutions are available!
Read on as the Endobariatric team explains why you might be gaining weight at work — and what you can do about it.
Common Work-Related Causes of Weight Gain
If you work a full-time office job and you notice your weight increasing, it could be because of one or more of the following factors:
- Sitting at a desk most of the day
- Being too tired after work to exercise
- Frequent trips to the office candy jar or communal snack table
- Eating when you’re stressed
- Lack of good lunch options
- Being influenced by the unhealthy dietary choices of coworkers
Avoid Gaining Weight at Work
Identifying your work-related habits or triggers is the first step toward correcting them.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator and do regular laps around the office to avoid staying sedentary all day.
Change up your route to the restroom so you bypass the office candy jar or the sweets in the breakroom. Bring plenty of healthy snacks with you so you have options when cravings hit.
Schedule workouts with friends or colleagues after work, or sign up for fitness classes that will charge “no-show fees” for extra incentive. It might be helpful to find a gym or fitness studio closer to your office.
Try other stress management techniques such as deep breathing techniques, meditation or yoga.
Commit to packing a healthy lunch every day or driving a few minutes out of your way to find healthier lunch options.
Find an “accountability partner” in the office who wants to make healthier choices, too. Offer each other support and encouragement.
Help Is Available at Endobariatric
If these lifestyle tweaks don’t help you lose weight, or if you aren’t seeing success with other weight loss programs, you might be a good candidate for weight loss surgery.
Our team invites you to schedule a consultation with us to learn more about your surgical weight loss options. Call or email Endobariatric today to request an appointment with our experienced weight loss surgery team.
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