Snacks at the Office Can Derail You

Evil-snacksCheck out this really timely, important op piece, "The High Cost of Free Office Snacks," by New York Times contributor Ezekiel J. Emanuel.

For years — basically, since 1998 when I quit sugar — I've been irked by this phenomenon of offering sugary "treats" galore at company offices and meetings.

What I've found discouraging is that sweet "treats" — candies, cookies, cake, and soda — also are often offered at conferences intended to make you a better blogger, speaker, and author. But when you eat all that junk food, you'll have trouble thinking straight and may not be able to remember all those good tips! And, of course, mindlessly noshing can also lead to challenges with your waistline if you don't already have them.

Kudos again to Ezekiel J. Emanuel for getting people's attention to an important topic.

I'm a former sugar-addicted journalist, who reluctantly quit sugar on doctor's orders in 1998. When all 44 of my crippling ailments vanished, I began interviewing hundreds of experts worldwide so I could give you the sour scoop about sweets. Fast forward 17 years, and I'm now author of Sugar Shock (Berkley Books, 2006) and Beyond Sugar Shock (Hay House, 2012). The latter gives you a simple, proven plan to easily squash your sugar habit. I'm also a motivational speaker, a certified life coach, a certified health coach, frequent media guest, and Gab with the Gurus host. I'm now planning the first first Sugar World Summit and I'm finishing writing my next book, Crush Your Crazy Cravings™, which will help you easily escape your must-have-junk-food moments.

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