Foods to avoid at work

The Hitavada - - NEWS -

ARE you one of those who con­stantly want some­thing to munch on, while work­ing?

Well, we have some im­por­tant news for you. Ac­cord­ing to a new sur­vey con­ducted by Dutch or­ganic food maker Kallo, it has been dis­cov­ered that women who snack at work con­sume 100,000 ex­tra calo­ries each year, re­ports News.com.au.

This is equiv­a­lent to an ad­di­tional 50 days' food in­take. The an­nual to­tal of 100,800 ex­tra calo­ries, based on 45 work­ing weeks, is the same as 1,254 glasses of pros­ecco, 193 dou­ble-stacked burg­ers or 502 bars of choco­late.

di­eti­tian said they were 'not sur­prised' by the re­search but warned that con­sump­tion of just 500 ex­tra calo­ries a day could re­sult in weight gain of half a kilo­gram a week.

Here are some foods that women should avoid while at work:

Bis­cuits

The bis­cuits may come courtesy of the of­fice bis­cuit jar, or as spe­cial treats that col­leagues bring in, but those tasty morsels made from veg­etable oil, sugar and white flour are a recipe for dis­as­ter when it comes to eat­ing mind­less calo­ries and weight gain.

With a sin­gle choco­late bis­cuit con­tain­ing up to 100 calo­ries and 3-4g of fat, and the ease at which we can eat many bis­cuits through­out the day with­out even notic­ing, it is no won­der that sweet bis­cuits are so closely linked to weight gain.

Milky cof­fee

Un­like black cof­fee and tea, those milky cof­fee calo­ries add up, with a small cup of­fer­ing at least 80-100 calo­ries, or the equiv­a­lent of an ex­tra meal a day if you en­joy two or three. Therein lies the as­so­ci­a­tion with work­day cof­fees and weight gain.

Cake

With a sin­gle serve of plain cake con­tain­ing 1012g of fat and 300-400 calo­ries, you can see that en­joy­ing this ex­tra sweet treat a few times each week will quickly lead to weight gain.

For this rea­son get­ting into a habit of say­ing no more times than not when cake is of­fered at work is the key to suc­cess, or limit the of­fice birth­day cel­e­bra­tions to just once each month.

Dried fruit and nuts

Fresh fruit is healthy, as are nuts but when we de­mol­ish en­tire bags of high calo­rie trail mix sim­ple be­cause it is within easy reach on our desk we are mind­lessly con­sum­ing hun­dreds of ex­tra calo­ries each week, of­ten un­der the im­pres­sion that we are be­ing 'healthy'.

When we mind­lessly munch on high calo­rie foods such as nuts and dried fruit it is a recipe for dis­as­ter when it comes to weight gain.

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