It happens to the best of us. The clock strikes three o’clock, it’s been more than two hours since you ate lunch and your stomach is growling. You find yourself looking for the office candy dish, as you have a debate with yourself over how many pieces of chocolate would be considered too many. It can be hard to avoid, especially when the candy dish has just been restocked after a holiday.
In fact, The Wall Street Journal cites research that shows just how irresistible the office candy dish can be.
Here are some tips on how to avoid those heavenly treats:
- Pack a snack – keep healthy alternatives at your desk to help you fight those afternoon cravings.
- Get moving – fight your sweet tooth by taking a walk outside or around the building.
- Step away from the dish – if you know a candy dish is at a coworker’s desk, invite them to your cube for that afternoon meeting.
- Stay hydrated – water is an appetite suppressant so drinking plenty of H2O will help you feel less hungry.