Snacks = An Office Perk? Millennial workers are more likely to get free food at work than they were to receive health care or retirement plans, according to a recent survey from Jobvite.
FACT: Eating at your desk is among the worse things you can do for your diet. Here are some problems (as well as helpful tips) with snacking in the office…
Problem: Location, Location, Location
In one frequently cited study, researchers at the Cornell Food & Brand Lab gave secretaries containers of Hershey’s kisses and recorded how many they ate. When the candies were on the secretaries’ desks, they ate 48% more than they did if they were placed 2 feet away.
Problem: It’s FREE! Not having to pay for something removes one barrier to eating it, says Traci Mann, a University of Minnesota psychology professor and author of “Secrets from the Eating Lab: The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again.”
Problem: Multi-tasking can cause weight gain?
A 2001 study of French women found that those who were distracted by a detective story ate 15 percent more. And women in particular are more likely to eat while using digital devices, according to a 2014 survey of global snack habits by the Nielsen organization.
Solutions: So reducing (unhealthy) snacking at work might be as easy as changing where and how the snacks are displayed.
TIP: Leave empty wrappers on your desk as a reminder of just how much you’ve eaten.
TIP: Get rid of the candy jar. People who keep candy at their desks weigh 15.4 pounds more than people who don’t, according to one Cornell University study
TIP: Keep healthier snacks and water at hand. Chewing gum can help in a pinch. Or if you’re feeling bored, stressed or lonely — try taking a walk with a colleague.
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