When I march through businesses, I can’t help scanning from side-to-side looking for the hidden land mines of ill health. Inevitably, there they are, on the corner of the desks…jars and bowls of candy…just waiting to undermine the willpower of anyone walking by.
If you’re trying to lose weight, eat better, avoid bad food, how hard is it for you when you see the delicious candy waiting for you? Maybe you can pass by when someone’s sitting there. But what happens when nobody is “guarding” the candy dish?
And, every company that I march through has the great baker…who bakes and brings in the cakes, cookies, and pies, because it makes everyone smile. Like a cache of enemy weapons, the food is either displayed publicly, or is back in the “break” area, where you’ll find all the other “weapons of mass retention.”
How hard is it to avoid…especially when nobody’s looking?
I ask you all, aren’t we hurting each other? Are we being supportive of the friend or co-worker who is desperately trying to improve their own health? Isn’t offering candy, cookies, pies, and cakes to someone trying to lose weight the equivalent of offering cigarettes to someone who is trying to quit smoking?
Are YOU part of their problem?
Call to action: Stop bringing in unhealthy food.