Your Say: Do you have food or drink on your desk while you work?

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Feb 24
This shot is for my mother. Look! I don't always eat junk food at  work. #newsfromthecube

This shot is for my mother. Look! I don't always eat junk food at work. (By slworking2)

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Do you have food or drink on your desk while you work? What do you have? How much? How often? And how has it affected your… shape?

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  1. Signa on the 24th February

    Hahaha…yes, I almost always have food on my desk. Usually it’s not quite as healthy as yours though and generally includes a glass of wine (evening) or cup of hot tea (morning). Although today I had a bowl of ice cream with chocolate syrup at my desk….but it was hard to type while I was eating that so I had to watch YouTube videos until it was finished. :)

  2. Connor Crosby on the 24th February

    I usually only have food when it’s lunch time. Otherwise it’s mostly a drink.

  3. Japh on the 24th February

    Wow, the timing of this article, it’s like you’re watching me!!

    I have food at my desk occasionally when it’s lunchtime. Otherwise, no.

    Snacking + Desk job + Lack of exercise = Badness

  4. Bryce Wisekal on the 24th February

    All too often I’d say! Although not often is it food but rather COFFEE! Oye! I’d die without my coffee! It’s a vital key to my survival! :)

  5. Brandon Diaz on the 24th February

    Every day my desk starts off nice and tidy, and progressively gathers Rockstar cans and tea cups by the day’s end.

  6. Eliffio on the 24th February

    I never have food on my desk. What I do have is a 1lt. water bottle which I refill several times a day.

  7. Seich on the 24th February

    There’s often a can of canada dry on my desk along with some chips if I am bored and feel like chewing something…

  8. Lucas on the 24th February

    I’m from Santa Fe, Argentina so when i work i usually drink Mate. It’s great company..

    Who doesn’t know mate:


  9. Chris on the 24th February

    I only keep water or tea at my desk.

  10. ConnorTunbull on the 24th February

    I always have a can of Pepsi on my desk and they pile up. Sometimes I play bowling with the empty ones!

  11. SriGanesh.M on the 24th February

    Always have a Water bottle and Coffee sometime. If i have snack in my desktop, i can`t concentrate on work, ill do finish the snacks and do the work.

    Fav = Chocolate cake and biscuits. with large coffee !

  12. Adi on the 24th February

    Just mineral water, and that’s enough :) for the sake of health and to lose fat :D

  13. Ryan on the 24th February

    I try to keep food and drink away from my desk while I’m working. It’s too easy to spill something or get crumbs stuck in your keyboard.

    That being said, I usually start my morning off with some breakfast in front of the computer so I can catch up on my feeds and emails. So far, I still have a clean desk and working computer :)

  14. Kate on the 24th February

    Urgh I snack so badly at work. I’ll usually be eating tic tacs, muesli bars, I’ve been hooked on bringing in a pre-sliced apple, pick-able cereal, or anything bite-sized. Just something to munch on. Horrible habit I picked up on whilst working retail and doing 8+ hour shifts with potentially no breaks.

    I always have a bottle of water and sometimes juice (free drinks provided by work), so there’s always food/drink scattered across my desk :)

    I’m much better whilst working from home though. Figure that out, eh?

  15. MKnowles on the 24th February

    Yeah… I do. Its led to quite a few anxious moments over the years but I cant help it

  16. Justin Sternberg on the 24th February

    Coffee!! Actually, I switched to decaf because of the amount of coffee I drink every day! Other than that, not much else.

  17. Peter Faarup on the 24th February

    I do often have food on my desk. It had not affected my shape yet, bit I think it can be quite bad for my concentration. I take eating as a break, eating and breaks keeps up the good work :)

  18. Shameer on the 24th February

    Yes. I always keep something to drink on my table.

  19. Nikhil on the 24th February

    No, I wont mess up my work with food, often you may find a cup of black tea ! But I will take short breaks to take some snacks :D

  20. Kuswanto on the 24th February

    Only drinks, water or coffee. No snacks or meals.

    Snacks or meals make my keyboard and Wacom tablet dirty.

  21. Randy on the 24th February

    Almost always.. My day starts off nice and tidy with nothing on it except my morning coffee to get me going then by the end of the day i usually have a mix of AMP Energy Drinks, Coke Cans, 7UP, and water. and usually about 5-7 little baggies of Fruit Snacks. Coding makes me hungry/thirsty.

  22. BroOf on the 24th February

    Mostly only a water bottle but sometimes also some snacks :)

  23. tomez on the 24th February

    I drink water (I think the cleaned water is the healthy and best tasting). I have a glass bottle wich is around 1 liter.

    I juice lemon into the bottle. Water + lemon. Thats’s fine and healthy. (No sugar)

  24. Jon on the 24th February

    Coffee first thing, then water, with breakfast, then wine in the evening. No exercise, my body has suffered over the last year!

  25. MSFX on the 24th February

    I eat all day long :D I keep my desk clean and tidy though, no crumbs :)

  26. Werner Bihl on the 24th February

    I always have a “Snack-a-juice” fruit juice next to my screen with a few dozen packs of noodles in the drawer

  27. Vaynah on the 24th February

    Food on the desk?? I though it was a must :)

  28. Dustin on the 24th February

    Only drinks. Eating a lot + desk job = baadddd. If theres food laying nearby is tends to disappear while I’m distracted ha. I eat more out of boredom than from hungar :p.

  29. Vanessa on the 24th February

    It depends entirely on whether or not the kids are home. If they *are* then, no, because having anything on my desk is an accident waiting to happen.

    If they’re not home, then I keep whatever healthy snackage I’m into within arms reach.

  30. Christian on the 24th February

    A Venti latte and a bottle of water. No food.

  31. rafael armstrong on the 24th February

    Talk about timely (sine I’m having lunch while I read today’s feeds).

    I always have both coffee and water on my desk when I work. At the day job, however, I also keep a stash of (usually) somewhat healthy snacks in my desk (that way I avoid hitting the vending machine and it’s siren song of chips and candy bars.

  32. Duotive on the 24th February

    I have a lot of drinks on my desk when i work. I need a fresh body to have a fresh mind.:)

  33. puzz1e on the 24th February

    Coffee :)

  34. VF on the 25th February

    Water bottle, rarely few bananas and very rarely biscuit pocket before ants start marching.

  35. Bryan Barrera on the 25th February

    I usually have a bottled water and some peeled organic carrots next to me :)

  36. Mark Dijkstra on the 25th February

    I do drink and eat at my desk, I even eat my diner at my desk :$

  37. Buzzrocket on the 1st March

    My coke and my cigarettes, thats it :D

  38. Robin Jennings on the 28th August

    I am currently staring at; a jar of mixed nuts- for when I’m hungry but too busy to move, litre water, 12 chocolate wrappers (contents now smeared on my face), 1/2 a box of crackers, and 2 carrots (just so when my wife badgers me about eating healthy I can produce evidence)

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