Try these foods to limit the weight gain associated with stress eating in the office
Researchers have linked weight gain to stress. A Harvard Mental Health Letter notes a survey from the American Psychological Association found that about one quarter of Americans note their stress level as an 8 in a 10 point scale. Stress can shut down the appetite in the short term but if stress persists, the adrenal glands release cortisol which increases the appetite.
This dilemma of stress eating can be counterproductive when you are in the office trying to do your job. Since a large proportion of time is spent at work, it is a great advantage to have a LeanBox in your workplace!
Here are some ideas of healthy snacks in the LeanBox that won’t overtake your entire calorie allowance for the day:
Biena Chickpea Snacks
Biena Chickpea Snacks are a rich source for vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Chickpeas also provide a variety of health benefits assisting with digestive health and aiding in weight management.
Hickory Harvest Savory & Sweet Snack Pack
Hickory Harvest Savory & Sweet Snack Packs provide nuts which are a good source of protein and a side of sweet to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Veggie Go’s Strawberry, Chia & Beets Bites
Veggie Go’s Strawberry, Chia & Beets Bites combine several superfoods in one! Beets alone have a very rich nutritional profile with fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, and folate. They also aid in weight loss and preventing chronic diseases like cancer. Chia is also loaded with antioxidants and fiber. Fiber is so great for satiety so the need to munch may just decline!
Check out our LeanBox menu for details about these healthy snacks and more!