Going on a diet is one of the best ways to lose weight. The less calories you consume every day and the more exercise you get, the more weight you can lose. The problem with diets is that everyone reaches a point where they can no longer stand the foods they can eat. There are only so many salads and quinoa dishes you can eat before you want to hide out with a pan of brownies. Though you may find it hard to believe, you can still lose weight with foods you take to the office that still taste great.

Trail Mix

Trail mix is one of the best snacks for dieters to keep on hand. As it doesn’t require refrigeration, you can keep a few bags right in your desk drawer for easy and convenient snacking. Many of the packaged trail mixes that you find in stores contain chemicals, sugar and high fat content. As long as you have the right ingredients on hand, you can whip up your own healthy trail mixes. Start with a base of nuts like almonds or walnuts, add a small handful of dried fruit for sweetness and include some carob chunks or cocoa nibs for the chocolaty flavor you desire.


If you read the nutritional listing on a package of beef jerky, you might find yourself shocked at what you see. Even those so-called healthy options come packed with sugar and sodium. You can use a food dehydrator or an oven set to a low temperature to make your own jerkies. There are even instructions online for making beef jerky with a box fan. Soak thin slices of meat in a marinade filled with your favorite herbs and spices to impart a lot of flavor in every bite.


The Mediterranean dish hummus is one of the best and most tastiest snacks for dieters. It features chickpeas, garlic and lots of spices that give you big flavor in each and every bite. Some manufacturers even make single serve containers that are great for storing in the office fridge and shelf stable containers you can store in your desk. Enjoy a quick snack of hummus with with some fresh veggies, pretzels or crackers in the middle of the day to get an energy boost and fill your stomach. Click here to find some other tips on getting in shape and sticking to your diet.