(Closed) Sweet Tooths: [How] do you curb the amount of candy you eat at work?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have a major sweet tooth! I would give the candy away to the neighbor kids! If I’m around it, I’ll eat it. So I try not to buy sweet stuff. I’ve been trying to buy lots of fruit and limit myself to one trip to the ice cream place (it’s only a 5 minute walk from our house!) once a week. I love to bake as well, and what I try to do is just keep a little bit for us and give the rest to friends and family-they love getting homebaked goods!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

take it back home and only bring it to work in small amounts! i have to leave all junk food and all money at home or i am doomed at work… especially when bored… lol.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I don’t curb it? 🙂 We have so much candy in our office all the time!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have no idea.  I have never been able to curb my appetite for candy!  This post made me laugh because I was trying to scrounge around my purse and desk for some change to go downstairs and buy some candy.  That is how I do it…never have cash with me!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Can you put some of it in the staff room? That way other people can eat some if it for you? Or package it up  into smaller portions and give it way to other people? At worst, throw it out.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’d go with neighbor kids or younger relatives, or staff room. I have absolutely no control and my solution is to not buy it.. if its there, I’ll eat it!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have this problem too! And it is hard because my future hubby will eat a scoop of ice creme, half a handful of candy deal and I will eat it all if it is there 😉  I have to get rid of it. I like @sparkles idea of putting it out for everyone if you can…

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

walk to the break room. set the candy down.  walk away.  itll be gone in no time and you can return to the candy if need be 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

If it’s unopened, can you donate it to a youth program or something? If it’s opened, either choose to enjoy it, or get it away from yourself asap! I have NO willpower, so I get twitchy even knowing it’s in my building…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I eat Granny Smith apples alot-as in 2 or 3 a day sometimes. I buy them in the bags bc the fruit is smaller-it is just the right amount of sour and sweet-plus, they are good for you and the chewing takes some effort. If I need a little bit more substantial snack, I add some peanut butter to it-just a little bit. As for getting rid of your candy-do you know any teachers? Most keep a goody bag or treat box in their classrooms (I do for my students and most of my colleagues do), any teacher would WELCOME the donation!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I would definitely give it away!  Either put it in the staff room/cafe at work or give it to friends/family.  If you have some favorites, maybe save some favorites for yourself, but keep it at home and not right next to you at work all day.  The main way I keep from snacking is to just not have stuff around!  I don’t buy it, and at work I generally turned a blind eye.  At home I try not to keep bad stuff in the house, but every once in awhile I may indulge, if my husband brings something home (but he’s a chips/savory snacks person, not sweets) or if I decide to bake something.  But in general, I just try not to keep tempting things around.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Make it VERY difficult to get into… like in a plastic baggie placed in a tupperware container taped shut. That way you can open it up and grab just a few of whatever then tape it back up without mindless continuously snack

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I would put all that junk on a table in the breakroom and it will disappear.  Candy is a trigger food for me meaning I cant just eat one piece and ten minutes later I’ve found the bag is almost gone.  Take a look at it and decide if you really want to eat all of that.  If not, get it far away from your desk. 

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Set it on the secretary’s shelf! We set it out and it just disappears. I hate to waste/throw it away, too! When I keep lollipops at my desk, people are always coming by asking if they’re “for share” because they’re in a bucket! Grr. I eat hard candy as my candy of choice at work b/c it lasts longer.

I could polish off a bag of swedish fish so fast it isn’t funny. So cherry lifesavers it is!

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