How many people have this problem? Seems that everywhere I work, there are constantly cakes, donuts, cookies, pies, etc. To make matters worse, I have 2 offices so I get a double dose of monthly birthday celebrations, parties, and the like.
People know that I don't care for sweets, but there is still considerable pressure to eat this stuff. People figure I'll burn off anything when riding and they know I eat snacks and drink ensure-type drinks during the day specifically to add calories to my diet.
I get the idea that everyone else feels guilty about eating office treats when I'm around unless I also eat them. If I politely thank people for an invitation to take part and eat nothing, I can expect to keep being invited to eat something until I give up and grab something.
Is there a way to turn people down without looking like a jerk? I like to eat a lot, but I get sugar high followed by a crash when I eat this crap and don't feel so good if I have more than a little bit. It boggles me that so many people seem to regard eating this sugary garbage as some sort of treat.