I am new to 811 (5 wks) and I am transitioning. In August I start a desk job after a year "off" during which I was able to develop some great exercise/dietary habits.
To get my exercise in I can ride 10 miles to work and shower there....then after ride 10 miles back home. But for the diet....
I am anxious about being in a work environment and following 811. Out of those who work behind a computer for 6-8 hours a day, can I get some motivation/tips about how to make this work @ work?
I can just imagine tons of bananas at various stages of ripeness sitting all over my office. I think this will be my reality. I just want to make sure I get enough cals so I can perform well and make it through the day without resorting to any sort of junk.
I would even love to hear what everyone does/how you get through a typical day at work. What do you bring in? How many cals do you eat during the day compared to home?
Oh yeah! Totally doable! :) People may raise an eyebrow at a bunch of produce in your cubicle, but that's part of the fun! :)
I would just bring in some apples, bananas, clementines/oranges and a nice big bag of dates. Smoothies in a jar as Bart mentioned is a good idea too! You could even bring something small like a magic bullet to work if you want to whiz one up and drink it fresh.
For me the hardest thing was work lunches, but if I stayed calm and didn't let myself get too worried about the absolute optimum food , I did quite well at salad bars when out with co workers. I'd often bring along a lemon or a lime to squeeze over the salad to avoid the dressings, plus the longer I eat this way, the more I appreciate and like "bare" greens and other salad stuff.