Everyone who knows me knows that I’m a total snack fiend and it would seem that I’m not alone.
Research done by popchips has shown that we are a nation of ‘snackered’ workers (knackered + in need of food = snackered), meaning that the average worker is reaching for the snack cupboard at least twice a day to keep them going. ‘snackered’ workers are tucking into a pick-me-up at 11.30am – and again by 3pm, and over three quarters of brits agree a snack helps to boost energy levels!
some other interesting stats from the study include:
–          one in ten sneaky employees admitted that when previously experiencing an energy slump they have faked an illness so they can go home early.
–          fifty five per cent of brits agreed that eating smelly food is the number one bad habit closely followed by noisy eaters (40 per cent).
–          six per cent choose to hide and snack privately in the bathroom or toilet.

I can’t say I personally relate to any of those little facts, I snack more than twice a day and I have never left work early due to an energy slump. I’m one of life’s grazers. Big meals don’t bother me, I’d rather eat little and often and as a result never get energy slumps. 
Smelly food and Noisy eating is a bug bear of mine but I can live with it.

Writing this post has made me feel quite peckish actually.

Time to get stuck in!
I’d love to know your snacking habits and what you reach for when hunger hits…
My current favourite is cereal. Lots and lots of cereal. Popchips feature when I get a salt craving, which is fairly often and it’s an expensive habit!

I was compensated in popchips for writing this post.

4 comments for “Snackered

  1. I often get an energy drain around 1500 but I take that as my hint to eat something, and I plan for snacking through the day. Current snacks of choice are the seeds from my pumpkin which were roasted with a little bit of salt and sugar, always almonds, I’m totally hooked on BBQ popchips or the slightly salted ones, and good god someone please take away the popcorn or I will eat the lot.