Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia —
Diet or diet losing weight sometimes breaks down when it starts to return to office. The temptations ranged from offers of snacks from co-workers, street food, to menus in the canteen and office cafeteria.
However, this does not mean the diet is doomed to fail. Because, there are some tactics that can be done to adjust the food menu in the office so that the diet is maintained. This step can also be done by office bosses to allow their workers to get healthier food.
A study from the University of Cambridge states that workers generally buy foods and drinks with lower calorie content to avoid being overweight or obese.
However, the number of diabetes still haunts the community, even obesity more often ‘kills’ humans than malnutrition. For that, there needs to be a change in the menu when eating in the office canteen.
“Our study shows that making relatively simple changes to menus in workplaces and other cafeterias can make an important contribution to tackling obesity,” said Dame Theresa Marteau, director of the Health and Behavior Research Unit at the University of Cambridge. TOPNews.
Choose a healthier menu
To get around this can be done by choosing a healthier menu, for example replacing a high-calorie cheese and bacon burger with a lower-calorie grilled chicken burger. If you can’t change to a healthier menu, then reduce the portion.
Portion reduction can be done up to about 14 percent of the normal portion, for example on french fries, pasta, and meatballs on the menu. In addition, it can also reduce calories by about 12 percent or 50 calories from an average of 200-300 calories per serving.
“This study shows that reduced portion sizes and the availability of higher-calorie options in cafeterias can make important contributions to reducing excess calories,” he said.
A trial at Boston Hospital applied labeling to food. Consists of green labels on healthy foods, yellow labels on unhealthy foods, and red labels on the most unhealthy foods.
This trial was conducted to improve healthy food choices for its workers. In addition, to reduce calories. As a result, the trial which was carried out for about two years was successful in educating workers to choose healthier foods.
Management even noted that there was a decrease in calorie consumption of around 6.2 percent in its 5,600 workers. In particular, from a decrease in the purchase of food labeled red, where this resulted in a decrease in calories consumed reaching 23 percent.
Steps to reduce calories are also implemented in one school in the US along with the passage of the Healthy Children Act in the land of Uncle Sam. As a result, consumption of foods with poor nutritional quality decreased from 55 percent in 2003 to 24 percent in 2018.
Another impact, this method reduces the prevalence of obsession which was originally estimated to reach 47 percent in 2018 if the law is not implemented. Meanwhile, the latest research in 2020 stated that this step is very beneficial for poor children because their nutrition is fulfilled.
While in general, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) states it is necessary to lose 500 calories per day to lose one pound of body weight in a week.
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