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8 Mistakes We All Make At Lunch

You should pay attention to this at lunch from now on

One appointment follows the next and the lunch break is held quickly between a few e-mails. It has to be quick. The result: unhealthy nutrition that is not good for the body. That’s why you should avoid these 8 mistakes at lunch from now on!

Eating becomes secondary

Do you want to save time and decide to take your lunch break on-site to answer a few e-mails on the side? Not a good idea, because if we don’t concentrate on our food, but let it become a minor matter, we don’t really notice it. As a consequence, we shovel in so much more than we actually need.

Eat prepared foods instead of fresh foods

Pizza from the freezer or canned ravioli are quick, but unfortunately also very unhealthy options for lunch. In addition to countless flavor enhancers, these products also contain many calories that have no added value for the body. In addition, they usually make us tired and make it difficult for us to continue working in a concentrated manner. That’s why it’s better to cook for yourself. So you know exactly what you eat and you will feel better.

Skipping lunch

“I have to go to the next meeting” or “I have so much on the table and I really don’t have time for lunch” are sentences that you hear from yourself more often. Then cravings and difficulty concentrating in the afternoon should not be unknown to you. Everyone should treat themselves to at least a short lunch break to provide the body with new energy for the second half of the day.

Only raw vegetables & salad

Do you eat a salad every day because it’s so light and doesn’t weigh you down? That’s probably true, but you should still eat cooked vegetables from time to time because the body can absorb and process the nutrients from this preparation much better. In addition, cooked vegetables are easier on the stomach and may be the solution if you often feel bloated after eating a salad.

Carbs, carbs, and…carbs

We all love pizza, pasta, burgers & co! Unfortunately, these delicacies are real carbohydrate bombs that only fill you up for a short time, but cause a lot of work for our digestion. If you still don’t want to do without your beloved spaghetti, try the whole-grain version. Not only is it healthier, but it also fills you up for longer.

Fruit salad for lunch

Sure, fruit is healthy and low in calories. So it doesn’t sound so bad at first if it weren’t for the evil fructose. It causes the insulin level to shoot up rapidly and is guaranteed to cause a ravenous appetite attack. In addition, the fruit consists largely of water and therefore only fills you up for a short time. As a small dessert, however, a few delicious fruits are great.

Dessert right after the main meal

The main course was delicious, but do you still want a little dessert to finish with? We all know that feeling. Nevertheless, you are well advised to wait a little longer with chocolate & co., because the afternoon slump is sure to come. To avoid the danger of hitting the candy twice, just wait another hour or two before rewarding yourself with your favorite treat.

Soup and yogurt

There are countless varieties of soup and most of them taste very delicious. Unfortunately, we don’t have anything to chew on with her, which often means that we remain unsatisfied. The reason: the body always sends a feeling of satiety only after the chewing work is done. The same problem exists with yogurt, which is healthy but doesn’t require chewing.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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