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15 tips for losing weight when you work from home

INSIDER Logo By Julia Guerra of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 16: 
  
    
      
    Working from home can make losing weight difficult,
    especially when you don't know how to separate work life from
    personal life, and give yourself a break.
  
  
    The three primary keys to losing and keeping weight off
    are good nutrition, regular
    exercise, and quality sleep.
  
  
    When you work from home, it's important to make time
    for movement (i.e. walking around the apartment during
    conference calls, stretching while you cook breakfast or warm
    up your cup of coffee).
  
  
    You don't have to go to the gym to lose weight, but you
    should dedicate space in your home to exercise.
  

  Working from home is a blessing
  and a curse. On the one hand, you have the freedom to dress
  however you'd like, finish assignments from the comfort of your
  living room couch, and have an entire kitchen at your disposal
  whenever the afternoon munchies come on strong. It's great unless
  you're trying to lose weight.

  It's one thing to say no to a
  piece of cake at an office birthday party, but training yourself
  not to take a mid-morning break to browse your own pantry full of
  your favorite foods is a whole new ballpark. Then there's the
  issue of not having to leave your house for anything other than
  grocery shopping if you so choose. Gym memberships sound good in
  theory, but so does moving from your desk chair to the couch to
  watch Netflix after a hard day.

  The question is, under these
  super convenient, incredibly comfortable circumstances, how can
  you can you lose weight when you work from home? Here are a few
  expert tips on how to do just that.

  • Working from home can make losing weight difficult, especially when you don't know how to separate work life from personal life, and give yourself a break.
  • The three primary keys to losing and keeping weight off are good nutrition, regular exercise, and quality sleep.
  • When you work from home, it's important to make time for movement (i.e., walking around the apartment during conference calls, stretching while you cook breakfast or warm up your cup of coffee).
  • You don't have to go to the gym to lose weight, but you should dedicate space in your home to exercise.

Working from home is a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, you have the freedom to dress however you'd like, finish assignments from the comfort of your living room couch, and have an entire kitchen at your disposal whenever the afternoon munchies come on strong. It's great unless you're trying to lose weight.

It's one thing to say no to a piece of cake at an office birthday party, but training yourself not to take a mid-morning break to browse your own pantry full of your favourite foods is a whole new ballpark. Then there's the issue of not having to leave your house for anything other than grocery shopping if you so choose. Gym memberships sound good in theory, but so does moving from your desk chair to the couch to watch Netflix after a hard day.

The question is, under these super convenient, incredibly comfortable circumstances, how can you can you lose weight when you work from home? Here are a few expert tips on how to do just that.

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