How Much Do New Year Diets Cost UK Businesses?

Hint - it's a lot!

New Year, New You - right?

Wrong.

Whilst dieting might prove handy in quickly dropping a belt size now and then, generally you'll be depriving yourself of vital vitamins and nutrients. Add to this the negative side-effects of limiting your nutritional balance and you've got a recipe not just for a new you, but arguably a less effective, less productive, more sickly you too.

We've dug deep to find out just how much your New Year diet is affecting your performance and, even more importantly, the performance of your company!

How Much Do New Year Diets Cost UK Economy

Full List of Sources:

Intro

  • http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/2015/dec/31/how-long-do-people-keep-their-new-year-resolutions

The Cost To UK Businesses

  • http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8347332.stm
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/national-sickie-day-the-worst-excuses-people-used-to-get-out-of-work-today-10017699.html
  • http://www.cipd.co.uk/pm/peoplemanagement/b/weblog/archive/2013/07/15/rising-sick-bill-costs-uk-business-163-29bn-a-year.aspx
  • http://www.economicshelp.org/blog/5887/economics/uk-labour-productivity/
  • Freedom of Information Request from Office of National Statistics: UK Governmental Report Ref Number 002569 "Sickness absence quarterly data from 2006 FINAL"

Most Popular Diets

  • bit.ly/1JLz0Pb
  • http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/spotlight-popular-diets

What You Can't Eat

  • http://paleogrubs.com/foods-to-avoid
  • http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-52-diet
  • https://blog.udemy.com/atkins-diet-food-list/
  • http://uk.atkins.com/articles/low-carb-food-lists.html
  • http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2015/jan/27/fasting-facts-is-the-52-diet-too-good-to-be-true
  • http://detoxdiy.com/detox-diet-food-list
  • http://www.womanandhome.com/diet-and-health/290789/detox-diet-food-you-can-t-eat
  • https://www.dukandiet.co.uk/faq
  • http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/loseweight/Pages/top-10-most-popular-diets-review.aspx#dukan

How Diets Ruin Your Productivity

  • http://www.drfranklipman.com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/
  • http://info.4imprint.com/wp-content/uploads/1M-03-1009-Blue-Paper-A-Malnourished-Workforce.pdf
  • http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/evo.12453/abstract
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/active/10276180/The-52-diet-con-why-theres-a-better-option-that-starving-yourself-silly.html
  • http://www.atkinsfacts.org/Constipation.htm
  • http://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/facts-ketones#2
  • http://www.atkinsfacts.org/Cognitive_Impairment.htm
  • http://www.discovergoodnutrition.com/2014/12/afternoon-energy-crash/
  • http://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/detox-diets
  • http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/dec/05/detox-myth-health-diet-science-ignorance
  • http://health-bath.co.uk/blog/dangers-of-the-dukan-diet/
  • http://www.nhs.uk/news/2011/11November/Pages/dukan-diet-celebrity-diets-unproven-dangerous.aspx
  • http://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2012/10/16/the-morning-meals-impact-on-productivity/
  • http://www.pipltd.net/mood-food-how-what-we-eat-affects-our-productivity/

How To Improve Health & Productivity At Work

  • https://hbr.org/2014/10/what-you-eat-affects-your-productivity
  • http://lifehacker.com/5953060/how-the-food-you-eat-makes-you-more-or-less-productive
  • http://skillcrush.com/2014/06/19/foods-that-make-you-productive/
  • http://www.inc.com/sujan-patel/15-productivity-boosting-foods-you-should-be-eating.html
  • http://www.willpowered.co/learn/increase-energy-focus-productivity

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