After college, I started working in the corporate world almost instantly. (Except for a 3 month period where I was a soccer coach and trainer!!!) I would never bring a lunch, I would just bring my handy old credit card and eat whatever I felt like eating. For breakfast, I would usually swing my McDonald’s for a breakfast bagel meal or go to our cafeteria before work to get a HUGE breakfast burrito. For lunch, I would get in my car and go out to eat wherever my heart desired.
That trend happened up until a few months ago, when I joined Team Savage. I realized I needed to really focus on eating 6 meals a day and that required bringing food to work in order to make that happen.
I wanted to write a post to show you what I bring to work to stay on track with my clean eating. This is a typical day of food that I bring to my corporate job where I’m stuck in a cubicle all day.
Usually my work food includes:
- Natural Peanut Butter
- Greek Yogurt (plain)
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Protein Muffin
I will usually either bring a piece of chicken or have some of my canned tuna at my desk (picture above shows I decided to go to tuna route that day).
In my desk pull-out drawer, I have another stash that includes my tuna, meal replacements, almonds and rice cakes.
Above my desk, I have some more protein, tea and my multi-vitamin. I also keep a plate up there with silverware so I can re-heat food I bring to work.
Finally, I have a side drawer that’s filled with more whey protein and some nasty green shakes that I ended up giving to my boss. I will refer to those things as “swamp water”. Ugh..I don’t know how people drink that stuff!!!
I also have a mini blender that I keep in our break room. I use it sometimes for my shakes.
The last thing I keep at my desk is my big nalgene water bottle. It completely helps me with staying on track with my water intake. I try to drink a gallon of water a day, which comes out to only 4 fill-ups throughout my work day. I never have a problem finishing a gallon before 4pm!
You may think this is overkill, but if you’re prepared, there’s no way of falling off track! This really does work for me. I have no problems with eating clean during the work day (7:30-4:30), it’s the after-work part and weekends that’s tough for me!
I think it would be hilarious if I did something bad, got fired (
not really funny), and someone had to come clean out my desk. They would realize that they had a bit of a meat head working at this desk 🙂
Does your desk look anything like mine? What do you keep at work to keep you on track with your goals?