I just got back from the pool. It was a longer workout tonight from 9 to 10:30. The coach put me in a faster lane. It's a good challenge that will increase my stamina and speed faster.
Anyhow, I thought I'd write a quick post about a workplace conversation before I head to bed.
First a bit of background. On a daily basis, a neighbouring department participates in communal snacking on a daily basis; chips, cookies, baked goods, chocolates. On some occassions I see fruit or vegetables. Today they were eating Pirate cookies and multigrain nachos. Of course, they can eat whatever they want, but they do seem to be eating all this stuff out of habit. In any case, this particular conversation left me scratching my head.
Co-worker A: Hey would you like to have a pear?
Co-worker B: No, it's the afternoon, I only eat fruit in the morning.
I stop working and stand up.
Me: What? Why can't you eat fruit in the afternoon?
Co-worker B: I read that you should only eat fruit in the morning.
Me: But it's OK to eat multigrain nachos in the afternoon?
Co-worker B (with a bit of a laugh): Nachos aren't on the list...
From her laugh, I can tell that on some level even co-worker B realizes that her logic is ridiculous. It funny how she read a tip in a magazine/book/website and blindy follows this rule to the point where she actually believes that nachos is a better snack choice than a pear (or at least hasn't fully thought about this throughly).
She is actually doing herself a disservice on two fronts. She is eliminating fruit as a food choice for an afternoon/evening snack and is limiting the amount of fruit she eats since she can only eat fruit during a five-hour window each day.
Do you know anyone following a ridiculous dieting or healthy eating tip? Is your workplace a virtual food minefield? Are you having fun at your job?