Why eating lunch fuels more than your tummy.
We’ve all been told breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The truth is, lunch is a very close runner up. Eating a hearty, wholesome meal come noon feeds way more than your body – it feeds your mind too.
Here are three things you may not know about the importance of eating lunch.
It improves concentration.
If you think of your body as an engine, then food is the fuel. What happens to an engine when it’s running on empty? It’s likely to be slow, sluggish and a little foggy. Eating a moderately sized lunch re-energises the body and balances our your blood sugar levels so you can get back to the task at hand.
It may help you lose weight.
It’s a common misconception that skipping lunch (or any meal for that matter) helps you lose weight. The fact is, you’re actually putting your body into starvation mode. So while you might experience some short-term weigh loss, in the long run your body will hold onto anything it can and store it as fat. What’s more, skipping lunch will make you hungry later and we all know those afternoon snacks are much more likely to be housed in a packet. Eating a healthy lunch keeps your body nourished and your metabolism high.
It feeds the soul.
In many countries, mealtime is considered sacred. A good hour allows you to mingle with loved ones and catch up on the happenings of the day. It allows you to pull yourself out of click happy email behaviour and focus on one of the beautiful things about being alive – human interaction.
So next time you’re too busy to eat, think again. A quick refuel might just help you get the most from your day.
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