The Most Common Workplace Weight Traps (And How To Beat Them)

06/08/2012 07:57 am ET

Could your job be making you pack on the pounds?

Maybe so, according to a new survey from the folks at The findings not only list the top 10 professions linked to weight gain (hint: it's bad news for attorneys and, surprisingly, physicians), but also pinpoints what the biggest contributing factors are. Another hint: stress and candy jars both play a role.

Fortunately, experts say there are plenty of tips and tricks you can use to fight the ol' work-related weight gain -- and even use your time in the office as an opportunity to promote good health.

"You have to know yourself, and you have to understand your triggers," Samantha Heller, a registered dietitian, told The Huffington Post. "I think when you plan, it's much easier to stick to healthy choices."

Here are the top seven factors the survey participants said contributed to their weight gain, as well as expert-proven strategies to navigate them. Have any other favorite tricks? Let us know!

Top Work-Related Causes For Weight Gain
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