Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

 

Dr. Mehmet Oz,Dr. Mike Roizen

How to Eat Healthy at Work

Tuesday, 02 Apr 2013 08:35 AM

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The average grab-it-and-get-back-to-your-desk lunch packs more than 800 calories; 34 percent of folks chow down more than 1,000 calories! And that's before they pile on a sugary beverage or a sweet treat (any added sugar or sugar syrup is a no-no).

That's a formula for poor performance at work, weight gain, heart disease and dementia - just a partial list of the problems you set yourself up for if you aren't joining the brown-bag revolution. (Some food revolutionaries have figured they save $47,000 in 10 years by taking their lunch to work!)
 
When you take your lunch to work with you, remember: Eat away from your desk, and stop working! That stretches out mealtime, which lets your "I'm full" hormone, leptin, kick in so you don't overeat.

Start with six walnut halves at your desk as a snack 30 minutes before lunch. Then, eat with friends: Social interaction reduces stress and boosts everything from your work performance to your immune strength - and helps make your RealAge younger!
 
What to take? Pack a protein: The baked chicken nuggets recipe at RealAge.com is tasty; canned salmon delivers calcium plus omega-3s. Add in: 100 percent whole-grain carbs (quinoa, brown rice), veggies (steamed broccoli or salad with red pepper, carrots, a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar); and a midafternoon pick-me-up of nonfat, no-sugar-added Greek yogurt with fresh berries.

Tip: Keep healthy frozen meals in a fridge at work for days you can't pack lunch.

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