Try This to Avoid Snacking at Work

Whether you pick up or pass by a snack at work may depend on where the treats are displayed, suggests new research published in the journal Appetite.

In a study at a large internet company, employees who chose the beverage station closer to the snack station were more likely to pick up food along with their drink. This was especially true for men: The likelihood of snacking almost doubled for males, from 12 percent to 23 percent, while it rose from 13 percent to 17 percent for women.

Putting more distance between snacks and beverages in the break room could be a fast fix to help reduce unintended grazing at work, the study authors suggest.