Stress is a word very common to call center agents like us. It’s because we experience it quite often given the kind of work that we have. And because we can’t let stress beat us, we try almost anything and everything to relieve us from it.
One of the things that we turn to is food. And what happens? We’re relieved from stress, but we get another problem — unwanted weight gain. Next thing we know, we have to find ways to get slimmer, read all sorts of diet pill reviews, or do crash dieting. It’s even more frustrating to find out that all our efforts to lose weight don’t seem to work.
Now, hold on a second, try to check first whether your eating habits are the ones that’s stopping you from losing weight.
Mistake # 1: You don’t eat enough. Yes, you’re supposed to cut down your food intake, but you shouldn’t overdo it. Eating too little slows down your metabolism, so you’ll have enough energy to survive before your next meal. What you should do instead, is to eat just right, so you won’t be hungry. This also prevents you from overeating later.
Mistake # 2: You don’t drink enough fluids. Are there times when you feel that you’ve already eaten a lot and still feel hungry? Maybe you’re just thirsty. A study has shown that more than 70% of people commonly mistake thirst for hunger. Take as much water, juice and fruits (there’s fluid in them) as you can. Coffee is also good, but don’t drink too much lest you get the shakes.
Mistake # 3: You eat the wrong kind of food. Working in a call center may mean that you’re always in a rush, even when it comes to eating. As such, you resort to fast food, processed food and anything that’s grab and go. You do save time in doing this, but you also save those extra body fats. These kinds of food are prepared with different kinds of chemicals to make them last longer. These chemicals have toxins that go to our body.
The liver’s the one taking care of these toxins. When the liver gets too busy taking them out of our system, it can’t efficiently attend to its other job, which is burning body fats. It’s the same thing when it comes to fresh fruits and vegetables. Unless they’re organic, pesticides and other chemicals were also used on them when they were grown. What you should do is to include cooking real food in your schedule and to buy organic foods as much as you can.