Snaccidents are contagious
How often do you experience a ‘snaccident’ and reach for a snack you later regret? We recently surveyed over 2,000 adults across the UK to understand what tempts us to choose unhealthy snacks.
The good news is, if you are partial to a snack, you’re certainly not alone. Our research tells us that 77 percent of us reach for snacks between meals at least once or twice a day and only 17 percent of us never snack. Whether it’s at home, while out and about or at work, snacking is a national habit.
What we also found was that modern busy lifestyles are largely to blame for our snacking culture. Working long hours, a growing ‘to do’ list and the pressures of finding time for family can often take its toll on our eating habits. Exactly one third of people admit to snacking sometimes to replace a meal, and 62 percent of respondents agree that they wouldn’t snack so much if they were less readily available.
We all start the New Year with great intentions: giving up chocolate, joining a gym (and actually going), or running 5K before work. Whatever they may be, when life gets in the way and the big resolutions get broken, we’re often left feeling deflated. In 2015, only 8 percent of women and 10 percent of men stuck to their New Year’s resolution.
Here at Optiwell, we’re calling for people to make small changes to their lifestyles this New Year to make all the difference in 2016. And 65 percent agree that small lifestyle changes such as eating a more filling breakfast or taking the stairs are the best ways to help people in the long run. Until 29th February, we’re running the #smallchanges challenge – all you have to do is post a picture and tag us with the hashtag on Twitter or Instagram, or reply to our competition post on Facebook – and we’re giving away a shopping trip to New York to a winner at the end. So head here
to find out more and get involved!
With no added sugar and only 64 calories per 200ml glass, Optiwell can make resisting the temptation to snack easier than ever before. It’s a simple, small change that you can make towards a healthier lifestyle. Optiwell. Thank goodness.