I don't know about you, but at least weekly in my office, someone sends out an email about some delicious food in the kitchen, whether it's freshly baked muffins or a box of See's candy. Getting instant food alerts can be very tempting, but indulging every time could sabotage your healthy eating efforts. One strategy is allowing yourself to give into just one temptation a week, but what if you're on the fence about whether to indulge in the latest treat?
Try this trick: when the email goes out, wait 30 minutes to an hour to go check out the smorgasbord. If the food is still there when you arrive, let that be your treat for the week. If it's all gone — and we all know that free food goes pretty fast in an office! — then you've just practiced some accidental willpower.