Now that we have you both warm and looking good while remaining comfortable the next thing we need to take care of is the fact that winter makes us hungry so before you start spending too much time in the kitchen and not enough time working here are a few things that should help you out
- cups of tea (or coffee) – tea is a fantastic warmer and if you have black tea without sugar or milk it is 0 calories as well. There are a multitude of great herbal and flavoured teas out there stock up on your favourites. Not only is it good for you it will keep you warm, make you feel fuller and you can drink tea at your desk so no time wasting.
- soup – I think soup may possibly be my favourite food. I love the huge number of variations you can make and if I make a huge batch on the weekend and freeze off meal size portions then lunch just needs to be heated up each day. Tasty, warming and nutritious.
- time – designate certain times for breaks and meals. It helps you be more structured and helps prevent the all day grazing from the refridgerator.
- exercise – if there is one way to justify eating extra during winter and still come out into summer looking fit and healthy than exercise is it. By keeping your body moving in the winter time you warm up your core temperature which keeps you warmer all day. So don’t pack away your trainers just find a great way to keep moving and working out during the winter time and avoid the end of winter freak out when you realise you’ve put on weight from being inactive. Added bonus exercise helps you stay healthier and more alert.
A healthy you does mean a healthy business so take some time to do some planning and encourage good habits and have a productive and healthy winter season.