- Publish Date
- Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:39AM
If you've ever felt like sitting at your desk all day could be making you fat, science has just proved you right.
According to a new survey carried out by Kallo, a Dutch rice cake manufacturer, women eat a whopping 100,000 extra calories every year sitting at their desks.
Yep, science says it's true.
What's even worse is 100,000 calories equates to roughly 50 extra days' food intake every year – which can add up to 12kgs in weight gain!
The survey discovered the average woman will eat 135 biscuits, 90 slices of cake, 90 packets of sweets and 45 doughnuts a year at her desk.
On a typical working day women are indulging in at least three snacks, with the peak time for snacking revealed to be 10:30am and 3:30pm.
Unsurprisingly, Friday is the day we’re most likely to give in to the lure of sugary treats, followed closely by Mondays.
So why do we do it?
Just over a fifth of female workers confessed they have absolutely no willpower when it comes to office treats, while three in ten say they eat the food purely because it’s there.
A further 48 per cent of women say they are always too hungry to wait until lunch.
We feel ya!