According to a new study, nearly a quarter of working adults eat foods and drinks offered at work at least once a week—and many do so far more frequently. And for the most part, it’s not carrots and apples on offer but high-calorie, low-nutrient foods such as baked goods, processed snack foods, soft drinks, and candy. The fact is, many of us eat a fair amount of junk food at work simply because it’s there! Keep in mind that the brain is programmed more to avoid famine than to resist feast; it’s hard not to eat tempting food that’s within reach. Arm yourself with this awareness—and with a nutritious lunch and snacks. The next time you happen upon a plate of brownies in the conference room, pause and check in with yourself: “Am I really hungry? Does this food align with the way I want to eat for my health?” And think twice before you bring that leftover birthday cake to work.
Source: Foods and Beverages Obtained at Worksites in the United States.
“The most important thing is to snack on things that are filled with real food and nourishing ingredients that will leave you feeling energized and happy.” Ella Woodward