Submitted Wed, 01/15/2014 - 7:56am by BossFrog
Free food at work is a blessing and a curse. An increasing number of companies are offering employees gratis grub, for a variety of reasons- to show their appreciation, as incentive for putting in longer hours and even in place of an actual raise. But while bagels, pizza, communal candy bowls and fresh baked goods may be sweet treats, some workers say this perk has an unhealthy side effect- derailing their diets! They complain that the temptation of ever-present food is impossible to resist, and they pack on pounds. Experts say companies would be wise to offer more nutritious snacks instead of cookies and chips- research shows workers who make healthy food choices throughout the day are more productive