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Here Are 6 Common Reasons You're Gaining Weight At Work

June 8th, 2018

Do you feel like your job is causing you to gain weight? Maybe it’s all those office potlucks or the fact that you sit at a desk all day. Is it because you work so much that you don’t have time to exercise or cook healthy food? It’s common for people to gain weight at work, and these six reasons could be why.

Eating With Friends

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You know how sometimes you eat lunch alone, but then a friend is eating lunch during a later break? They ask you to eat with them, and you can’t say no because that would be rude. So, you eat again. It’s the polite thing to do for your friend, but not for your waistline. Stop the extra eating, and you may lose a few pounds. You can still keep your friend company, just sip some ice water instead.

Stress Eating

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A lot of people cope with stressful situations by eating. If you are having a bad day at work or you are dealing with a difficult client, you might feel like you deserve a treat or simply just want to pig out on some pizza or wings instead of carrot sticks and salad. Make a choice to eat well no matter what the day brings, and you won’t have to struggle with weight gain.


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If your office or workplace has dim lighting, you could feel hungrier more often. Studies have shown that a dimly lit room boosts appetite. So, the next time you feel a craving coming on, flip on the lights. Choosing to sit by a window can also help.

Working Late

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The more you work, the less free time you have. When you do get some free time, you aren’t going to want to spend it exercising. If you know you have to work late, take a few minutes to do some exercises in the office. There are plenty of exercises that you can do in a small space that only take a few minutes. This can help keep your metabolism going and allow you to burn calories while you are working all night.

Too Much Pressure

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If you have a job that is demanding, you might be stressed to the max. You might find that you are looking for distractions to take your mind off work or help you deal with the stress. Many people choose to eat to justify taking a break from work or to help with the feelings of stress. Find a different way to deal with stress or talk to your boss about taking some time off if the pressure is too much.


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You might look forward to those breaks, but when you walk in the breakroom and see all the vending machines, snack baskets, and doughnuts, you are going to indulge. Save yourself from the temptation and just pack a lunch and eat it at your desk. Better yet, take a little walk and have a picnic. The fresh air and exercise will do you good, and you won’t have to worry about any of that junk food in the breakroom.

Weight gain is something that a lot of people struggle with.

Your job can make it hard to diet or find time to exercise and can cause you to put on weight even faster. There are a few things you can do to avoid overeating or eating badly while at work. Staying on track with your diet can help you burn calories and stay in better shape. Don’t let your job ruin your figure.

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