Hours on end in front of the computer screen, an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, the daily temptation of having lunch at the local restaurant, rich desserts and eating in a hurry.
If you have to eat lunch out, pay attention to what you eat. Here are some handy tips:
Try to eat at the same (reasonable) time every day and make sure you eat something mid-morning and mid-afternoon (a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts would be great).
Eat and drink slowly, chewing well, enjoying your food and forgetting about your work for a while. If you bring your job to lunch with you, you won’t enjoy your meal.
Watch the portions. Don’t eat too much. If you have a sedentary work routine, you won’t burn off the calories, and a heavy meal will make you feel tired and full.
As often as possible, try to take a packed lunch from home to heat up and eat at work.
If you eat lunch in a restaurant, for three times a week try to eat salad, soup or vegetables for starters and a meat, fish or egg dish for your main course.
Dishes with carbohydrates and proteins, such as pulses, stews, rice and pasta dishes, etc., are a meal in themselves.
Avoid fried food, battered food and saturated fats. And keep an eye on sauces and garnishes!
Keep fast food, sandwiches and filled rolls to a minimum. And above all take a break from your work: don’t go for the easy option of eating lunch at your desk.