Resisting Workplace ‘Food Altars’—Look to the Water Cooler

For busy professionals, the simple act of walking down an office corridor or into a break room can cause damage to any healthy eating plan. There runs the risk of passing by a “food altar,” which appear to materialize out of nowhere, offering goodies—usually in the form of cookies, birthday cake, or leftover bagels and doughnuts from executive meetings—in a seemingly deliberate attempt to sabotage your weight-loss goals. Continue reading →

Don’t Let ‘Hanger’ Get the Best of You

What do you call hunger mixed with anger? “Hanger.” Being hangry can lead to unhealthy snacking. Hanger can happen to anyone. Feeling irritable and short-tempered is a natural result of hunger. In fact, it’s a part of our brain chemistry. The same mechanisms that manage our feelings of hunger also have an impact on our mood and emotions. Continue reading →