By Melanie Chisnall
Tea time at the office can be hard. All those sweet treats just waiting to be eaten – and you certainly don’t want to offend anyone who’s brought a batch of brownies.
But when you’re trying to drop a few kilos, this is exactly the kind of thing that quietly derails the diet on which you’ve been working so hard.
Make tea time healthier
Here are a few tips to help you cut down those tea time calories – without snubbing any of your coworkers:
- Bring a plate of low-fat treats once in a while. You never know, you could inspire your colleagues to do the same.
- Indulge in half a chocolate brownie, and mention that you really shouldn’t be doing this as you’re on a diet. This way you’re eating fewer calories and not offending the baker.
- Take healthy snacks with you to work every day so that you have something to eat while everyone else is devouring koeksisters and milk tarts.
- ‘Zen’ your tea time. Treat yourself to a different box or two of herbal teas each month and keep them in your desk drawer. Pair your cup of calm with a tasty nibble that’s going to make you feel good and energised.