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OFFICE WORKERS SNACK THROUGH HALF THEIR DAILY CALORIE ALLOWANCE A DAY

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14 May 2018 Prithvi Pandya

 

A survey reveals that 72 per cent of office workers are consuming roughly 50 per cent of their daily calorie allowance on unhealthy snacks such as biscuits and chocolate.


The results of the study by furniture supplier Kit Out My Office show that women in the workplace generally ate 43 per cent more calories through snacking than men – and 58 per cent of women are more likely to hide their eating habits from their partners, compared with only 32 per cent of men.


The research says obesity has been linked to lower office productivity and a multitude of health issues leading to sick days, so if businesses provided healthy snacks for employees it could boost business efficiency.


Nutritionist Luke Hughes, managing director of personal training company Origym, said: “When you’re planning your meals, you should opt for protein-heavy snacks that supplement the foods you would eat for main meals. Examples include chicken breasts, falafel, and carrots with a side of hummus.”