Don’t eat at your desk. Take a real break so you enjoy your food-and you won’t have to worry about crumbs in your keyboard, either.
Keep a selection of fruits and vegetables in your kitchen. I usually have apples, bananas, grapes, and baby carrots on hand-all make quick, healthy snacks.
Don’t short yourself on protein and fat. Peanut butter toast will keep you sated much longer than pretzels or a fat-free muffin.
Drink plenty of water! Thirst often masquerades as hunger, so you’ll snack less, and you’ll probably feel better, too.
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