“It’s important to watch what you eat!” says food supplement retailer
Eating al desko DOES make you fat: Workers gorge on crisps, chocolate and Coke rather than having a proper lunch
If working through your lunch break wasn’t depressing enough, then there’s more bad news.
Eating in front of your screen is also bad for your figure – with half of people polled for a survey admitting they had piled on the pounds from doing so.
This was largely caused by office workers binging on crisps, chocolate and Coke at their desks rather than taking a proper break and eating healthier food. They also used junk food as a ‘reward’ for working so hard, the survey found.
Source: Daily Mail, 13th November 2013
Needless to say, as this is a self-reported survey rather than a study based on hard data, so you can take the results with a pinch of salt (though don’t exceed your daily RDA, obviously).
Equally needless to say, this isn’t a survey conducted with the pure motivation of health research, but instead comes with an attendant company looking to sell you something:
The results came in a new survey for the diet firm Forza Supplements, which found increasingly rushed work patterns were playing havoc with people’s diets.
With our working lives taking such a toll on our eating habits, it’s more important than ever to use diet firms and supplements to keep our diets in order… says a diet firm.