Get that Halloween Candy Out of Here!

Halloween candy


I love candy. I love sharing my candy. This is problem in the workplace. This is an especially big problem around Halloween. 

I not only raid my kids' candy bags and bring in my leftovers, but also I encourage my co-workers to pick out there favorites and gobble them up. I tempt them by telling them my favorites. Junior Mints, Kit Kats, Twix, Twizzlers. Yum!

Recently, more workplaces and the people in them are striving to get healtheir. People like me may rankle co-workers who are trying to cut down on sugary treats. Brian Wansink, author of Mindless Eating, believes the high visibility of candy in a stressful place like an office can gradually wear down one's resolve.

I think bonding over Halloween candy encourages comraderie. I love when my co-workers stop by my work area to take a piece and chat about what their kids dressed up. But I'm now questioning whether I'm being disrespectful by making these high calorie treats so available.

Should I place a bowl of fruit next to a bowl of candy or should I leave it up to dieters to have self control? Do you think Halloween candy should be forbidden in the workplace?


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