With many of us finding ourselves back working from home, the reality of constant access to the fridge has become very real. Behavioural research has repeatedly shown that one of the most significant predictors of discretionary food intake, or foods such as confectionery, chocolate and potato chips that do not offer essential nutrients, is availability.
For those of us working at home this means that if you have junk food at home, you will eat it no matter how strong you think your will power is. And with more of us working remotely chances are you’re moving significantly less and burning far fewer calories than usual.
So if you are finding that spending hours and hours at home each day is triggering the munchies, here are the best snacks to have on hand when you are working from home.
Author Susie Burrell is a leading Australian dietitian and nutritionist, founder of Shape Me, co-host of The Nutrition Couch podcast and prominent media spokesperson, with regular appearances in both print and television media commenting on all areas of diet, weight loss and nutrition.