Food, Healthy Living

Why You Should Never Miss Lunch Time

Why You Should Never Miss Lunch Time
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They always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I believe that for my children and even the older boys in their 20’s I tell them breakfast is an important part of the day.

However, now I realize how much better my body does with intermittent fasting some days a week. To do this I eat healthy all day but nothing more after 8pm then wait to eat when I wake as long as possible which puts me to almost lunch time. So, for me it is lunch that becomes a very important meal of my day.

When you label one meal such as breakfast as THE MOST important meal of the day then it almost creates a notion that the other meals may not matter as much and they do!

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Here are a few reasons why lunch should be given the accolades it deserves provided by a favored brand of mine, Three Bridges.

LUNCH IS MORE THAN JUST A BRIDGE BETWEEN BREAKFAST AND DINNER

Breakfast and dinner get a lot of attention, but lunch is the true hero of the day. As the hours between meals pass, metabolisms slow and blood sugar decreases, making us feel more sluggish and ruining our ability to focus. So long, productivity. 

MIDDAY BREAKS IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY

Speaking of productivity, taking a break for lunch provides an overall refreshing of your brain, allowing you to tackle the rest of the day. Adding some light exercise — like a few laps around the block or a walk through a nearby park — doubles down on this benefit. 

YOUR GUT IS AFFECTING YOUR MOOD

There is growing research into the effect of nutrition on mental health markers. In fact, most of the well-being hormone serotonin is produced in your gastrointestinal tract, making the foods you eat all the more impactful on the state of your mood. 

A HEALTHY LUNCH CAN LEAD TO A HEALTHY DINNER

Skipping lunch can leave our bodies undernourished at dinner time and lead to overeating or choosing unhealthy but convenient food options. Choosing a healthy, convenient meal for lunch from Simple Dishes can help you make even more guilt-free food choices. 

LUNCH IS A SOCIAL OPPORTUNITY

Eating lunch at our desks while working can breed isolation and denies us the midday break that is so important for productivity. Instead, share a lunch break with coworkers, flex those social skills and get to better know the people around you. 

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