If you’re eating those late night snacks, you might be messing up your workplace behaviors and performance.
Just by simply cutting out unhealthy late night snacks, you can increase your job performance. You’ll find yourself more helpful and less withdrawn from your coworkers. In other words, you’ll do your job better. And you know that might just lead to better job compensation.
Honestly, most everyone love those late night junk food snacks. But who wouldn’t want to increase their work performance and get a promotion down the line?
Less Helpful and More Withdrawn
A study by researchers at NC State University showed that people who had “unhealthy eating behavior” at night showed declines in “helping behavior” and increases in “withdrawal behavior” the next day at work. Unhealthy eating was defined as too much junk food, too much to eat or drink, or having too much late-night snacks.
According to the researchers, the takeaway message: unhealthy eating can have almost immediate effects on workplace performance.
The study involved surveying 97 full-time employees in the United States. The results was published in the Journal of Applied Psychology.
What You Gain From Cutting Back
So what can you do about it? Try eating less late at night. Avoid drinking late at night and replace those late night junk food with healthier choices.
Imagine coming in to work feeling more energetic, wanting to help your coworkers and being more involved in your workplace activities. Likely, your boss may notice it also.
So remember, that junk food at night might seem irresitible, but cutting it out might give you a delicious surprise come time for evaluation of your work performance review and job promotion.