How do you manage your breaktime?

My wife told me that I am gaining weight. She asked me if I ever stand up from my desk, take a walk or have at least 30 minutes break from the office. She's right. I've been working (and sitting) most of the time and would be missing lunch. By dinner time comes, I am so hungry and would eat voraciously. I wanted to implement a program in our office to change this. Any ideas folks?

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Dec 12, 2017 - 8:18pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Flydear:
My wife told me that I am gaining weight. She asked me if I ever stand up from my desk, take a walk or have at least 30 minutes break from the office. She's right. I've been working (and sitting) most of the time and would be missing lunch. By dinner time comes, I am so hungry and would eat voraciously. I wanted to implement a program in our office to change this. Any ideas folks?

Yes. Intermittent fasting. Burn fat while you're sitting in your office in a catabolic state.

Pick an 8 hour window to eat and fast for 16hrs. You'll burn fat, have lots of energy, and the physiological and psychological benefits to Intermittent Fasting are well documented.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 16, 2017 - 7:51pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
little-monkey:
He's already doing this. He's skipping lunch and it's not working for him. Why would you suggest he literally do the same thing he's already doing that's making him gain?

I said 16hrs of fasting, not just skipping lunch.

If he eats at 8am and 8pm, that's different than what I said.

Also, getting lean, strong and healthy is more than diet and nutrition. The body needs physical activity.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Dec 13, 2017 - 9:32pm
Synergy_or_Syzygy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

CICO, my dude: Calories In, Calories Out.

Step 1: Get your Total Daily Energy Expenditure. https://tdeecalculator.net/

Step 2: Eat less than your TDEE per day. Download myfitnesspal app and track your food.

Step 3: ???

Step 4: Lose weight, 100% guaranteed. Even doing nothing else.

Step 5 (optional but recommended): Incorporate a sustainable workout routine - IF AND ONLY IF - you have your diet under control.

Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes.
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Dec 14, 2017 - 1:39am
harshbask, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Flydear:
My wife told me that I am gaining weight. She asked me if I ever stand up from my desk, take a walk or have at least 30 minutes break from the office. She's right. I've been working (and sitting) most of the time and would be missing lunch. By dinner time comes, I am so hungry and would eat voraciously. I wanted to implement a program in our office to change this. Any ideas folks?

I don't think, it's right to skip lunch, you should be eating your meal and have time for yourself. Physical exercises and other activities are important. If you have only half an hour, maybe you eat and relax by standing and doing a little walking around for the time left.

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Dec 14, 2017 - 9:34am
Addinator, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My recommendation - don't skip lunch as you will swing back to over eating (regardless of how much willpower you may have) during dinner most of the time. Keep snacks at your desk or, simply put, eat lunch.

unless you are in something like a call center where you can't take breaks or don't have flexibility for time, you should simply set reminders on your calendar for lunch and/or breaks. If activity is not possible, then modify your diet accordingly.

Dec 16, 2017 - 7:55pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
Addinator:
My recommendation - don't skip lunch as you will swing back to over eating

False.

Also, over eating sometimes has a psychological undercurrent. One must fix the underlying reasons first.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 15, 2017 - 3:14am
Flydear, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Wow!Now, I'm really inclined to exercise. Thanks for these wonderful suggestions. Another good advice I got was from this site Regain. I realized that for my wife to be happy, I need to do changes in my lifestyle.

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:00am
thebrofessor, what's your opinion? Comment below:

that is EXACTLY the attitude you need. ignore broscientists on bodybuilding.com who've been stuck at a 250lb bench press since high school ("bro, I used to be able to bench 315 before my shoulder went out") and will tell you to workout for 90 minutes 4x a week. simple changes will yield big results, follow the principles I outlined and you'll see.

also, exercising releases endorphins that make everything better, you'll be a better person and a better husband as a result. you'll then look into the mirror in 6mos and see some abs and maybe a little bit of biceps, that will make you feel good and it just keeps feeding itself.

get after it my dude, and keep us posted

Dec 16, 2017 - 2:57pm
GoldenCinderblock, what's your opinion? Comment below:

you don't want to just be a better man for its own sake?? it's all for your wife?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Dec 16, 2017 - 2:56pm
GoldenCinderblock, what's your opinion? Comment below:

get a standing desk. get a doc note and your company will pay for it. and actually use it

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

https://arthuxtable.com/
Dec 16, 2017 - 4:16pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:
GoldenCinderblock:
get a standing desk. get a doc note and your company will pay for it. and actually use it

Rowing desks are the latest craze. Think of the productivity!

I prefer the fan models over the water ones.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:03pm
GoldenCinderblock, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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heister:

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