Is Your Late-Night Snacking Hurting You at Work the Next Day?

Unhealthy late-night eating—specifically junk food and snacks—makes many folks inclined to avoid work-related tasks

Is Your Late-Night Snacking Hurting You at Work the Next Day?

Doctors have long known that late-night indulgence in drugs and alcohol can cause serious problems at work—increasing the risk of accidents and missed deadlines. Now there is evidence that late-night unhealthy eating also triggers physical problems, such as headaches, stomachaches and diarrhea, and emotional strains that negatively impact how people behave at work throughout the next day.

That's the conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Researchers found that unhealthy late-night eating—specifically junk food and snacks—makes many folks inclined to avoid work-related tasks the next day and to be withdrawn and unhelpful around colleagues. More proof, say the researchers, that both what and when you eat has far-reaching effects on your wellbeing.


"The big takeaway here is that we now know unhealthy eating can have almost immediate effects on workplace performance," says Seonghee Cho, study co-author and assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University.

The solution? To rehab your dietary choices and improve your work performance adopt a plant-based diet, free of red meats, egg yolks, added sugars, fried and ultra-processed foods. Confine your eating to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and eat 80% of your calories before 3 p.m.



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