Office Challenge Tip of the Day No. 2: Eat Real Food

Kick your vending machine habit to the curb

Illustration by Justin Renninger

It’s that simple, period. Keep fresh fruit or a few servings of nuts (pack them separately in little baggies so you aren’t tempted to scarf down a few servings at once) at your desk to snack on rather than hitting the vending machine up for a sugar and saturated fat nightmare when your stomach starts growling a few hours after lunch. The increase in fiber and essential nutrients that you’ll get from whole foods will help you look and feel your best all day long, and help you hit your weight loss goals that much faster. — Maura Manzo, health coach, Ryah Yoga and Health, 424 East Elm Street, Conshohocken, 610-834-1551.

Follow along with our eight-week Office Challenge to lose weight at work!