It depends. And both. Yes, these kinds of answers are the reason I’m in law school… 0:).
If your kitchen is like the one in my office—always fully stalked with everything a person could need throughout the day, including all your regular office snacks like pretzels and snack bars, to cereal, bread, peanut butter, fruit, a large array of pop, coffee, tea, and much more—then it could very easily be your worst enemy.
Your best bet then, is to bring as much food with you that you can keep at your desk and in the refrigerator. Bring your lunch, fruits, veggies, and clean snacks. You may even have to bring two meals if you’re there for extensive hours. It sounds excessive, but it’s really doable. In fact, I even found this awesome Tupperware set at Kroger’s that makes it a lot easier and compact for you. Basically, you’ll want to bring everything you know you’ll eat during the day—so plan your meals and your snacks out well.
Aside from preparing your stomach and waistline needs, here are some tips to keep you moving throughout the day, even when you’re tied to your desk:
· Connect your laptop/desktop to the furthest printer.
· Walk to the furthest restroom, or take the longer route (if there is one).
· Take the stairs if/when possible.
· For inter-office communication, walk to ask someone a question, instead of just emailing or instant messaging them—of course, only if the circumstances permit you to do so.
· Take a lap around the office after each task.
· Take a lap around the office any time you feel you’re getting heavy eyed, and get some water while you’re at it.
· Walk, anytime possible.
· Park as reasonably far from the elevator and/or entrance.
BIG LOVE & HUGS