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Calorie Restriction and Work Morning Teas
« on: July 31, 2018, 12:05:24 AM »
I'm trying to kill two birds with one stone.

I'm a frugal saver through and through but also am into general health and well being (go to gym classes, hiking, nutritious meals and packed lunches, etc).

However, my work has delicious morning tea celebrations every fortnight or so. This involves pastries, cakes and brownies and the likes. I enjoy eating it as it's often home baking and tastes amazing and something I'd never make myself at home.

On the other hand, I'm very healthy with my eating the rest of my life for the other 99% of the time. I figure I can load up on calories and then it saves me on my grocery bills as I don't need to buy so many calories for the rest of the fortnight.

I'm trying to maintain or slightly run a calorie deficit the rest of the time.

Thoughts?

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Re: Calorie Restriction and Work Morning Teas
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 12:10:44 AM »
I don't see a problem here! If you're going to eat the morning tea, skip another meal you would normally eat that day. 90% healthy is still way ahead of most people. Of course, pastries are quite low protein, so you probably want to do a cardio workout that day instead of strength training.

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Re: Calorie Restriction and Work Morning Teas
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 12:30:23 AM »
As long as that feast doesn't trigger cravings in you (for more of same that day/week), it sounds wonderful!

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Re: Calorie Restriction and Work Morning Teas
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 03:05:36 AM »
Are these work meals provided by the company or does everybody bring something with them? Can you make what you bring some fresh, seasonal fruit? I can be a fiend for sweet things, especially if there's chocolate and/or cream involved but even I would head straight for the raspberries or strawberries if they were on offer.

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Re: Calorie Restriction and Work Morning Teas
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 03:28:59 AM »
Yeah if itís all bought in by staff, maybe you could start a trend and bring in fruit, or cheese/crackers/nuts/dips/carrot sticks? Maybe other people are also wondering where the healthier stuff is?

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Re: Calorie Restriction and Work Morning Teas
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 06:08:47 AM »
Given the habits that you describe for most of the week, I don't see the problem as long as you're not binging on pastries. Find one or two things that you will really enjoy, truly savor it, and skip the guilt.