Workplaces can be considered as one of the most common reasons for diet failures, new research says. A study conducted by Fruyo, the new fruit-based snack from the makers of Total Greek Yoghurt, reveals that over a quarter of diets fail because of unhealthy snacking at the workplace, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Unhealthy snacks reign supreme in the office, with the top three items being cookies, chocolates and crisps. Meanwhile, healthy choices, such as fresh fruit, low fat yoghurt and crackers lag behind. The findings also reveal that one-third of space at our desks is filled with snacks. However, nearly one in 10 people admit to snacking in secret whilst at work, in places like behind their computer screens and even in the toilets!
"These findings outline how quick we are to blame our work and our colleagues for our diet failures. I often hear employees saying it's difficult to eat healthily while they are working, but it doesn't have to be tricky," Fiona Hunter, nutritionist and food writer. "I'd recommend preparing healthy, protein-rich snacks, to keep your energy levels up and temptations at bay. By seeing snacking as a positive element to your working day, it'll help you to make structured, informed choices, keeping you and your diet in line," added Hunter.