Free food at work is making me fat

posted by Audrey Morton - 

Who can say no to free food? And, that's how I've gained 10 pounds in the past 10 months of working here. Apparently, I’m not alone.

A study finds of the average 1,300 calories obtained weekly in workplace food, more than 70 percent came from free food.

“These foods that we all love, like donuts and pizzas, they’re cheap, everyone likes them and they keep forever,” said Kelsey Seybold Dr. Shane Magee.

He said if you're the one bringing in free food--consider healthy options.

Those chips and candy bars from the breakroom vending machine, not healthy either because of so much solid fats, added sugars, sodium and refined grains.

Magee said that people should avoid processed foods.

“These high calorie foods have lots of sugars added and sugar has no nutritional benefit, but putting on the waistline,” said Magee.

A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds a lot of food available in the workplace isn't healthy.

Obesity Epidemic

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