Yes, it’s all true, busy professionals can’t waste a single second of their day. They have tasks that need to be finalized every minute, every day. So, should professionals just skip lunch and work? Well, the answer is a definite No, No, No! Why? Well, if you constantly work through lunch and go hours without even breaking for a snack, you may find yourself in the position of having great difficulty concentrating; not to mention you’ll end up not getting the proper results from the work you’re putting in.
So, what can you do to keep yourself healthy while powering through your day?
All you need to do is make just a few simple changes that will positively affect your energy levels, as well as your overall health.
Never skip breakfast
Not in the habit of having breakfast? Then you should know that skipping breakfast has been linked with an increase in obesity and diabetes risks, as well as morning moodiness. So, definitely consider making this minor change in your daily routine as it will make a major difference in your life!
Prepare meals in advance
The best thing you could do is prepare snacks and meals for your day before you leave in the morning. Just prepare snacks and meals for the week during the weekend. Buy some plastic containers that can be refrigerated or frozen and pick up one of the prepared frozen meals each morning on the way out the door. Simple and smart! ☺
Never eat while you work
Multitasking has been proven to be extremely bad when it comes to your waistline. Therefore, instead of munching on a salad while you’re working at your office, just set your work aside and totally focus on your delicious meal. Also, it’s a great idea to take your lunch outside on a nice day and simply enjoy mixing the benefits of fresh air with savoring your food. You’ll definitely end up having a more pleasurable eating experience and return to your desk feeling refreshed.
Like it or not, water is an essential part of good health. So, make all the arrangements to make sure you have fresh water within reach all day long while you’re at the office.
Choose healthy options when it comes to restaurants
Eating out is inevitable for a busy professional, however keep in mind that you have healthy food options to choose from. Almost all restaurant chains have healthy dining options to attract health-conscious customers.
At Hannya Restaurants in Brickell - Miami everyone will find something they like. Their Sushi Bar is amazing! So, here are few healthy food options to consider if you are an Asian food fan like myself:
Green Salad or Hiyashi Wakame
Sashimi Appetizer or Tuna Tataki
Grilled Salmon or Yasai-Itame
Vegetable Roll, Sunset Roll, Mermaid Roll, Hannya Roll
Sashimi and Sushi
I have listed some of my favorite foods at Hannya, but there’s more! You can also visit their website and order online: www.hannyarestaurants.com
Make family dinners a priority
Regardless of whether you are dining at home or out at your favorite restaurant, evening meals are an important time for families. So, make sure to share a nice meal with your spouse or your family every evening. In case you’re single, schedule regular get-togethers with friends where you enjoy a healthy meal. This will also help you maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Are you willing to make some changes in your lifestyle, in the way you eat? What’s the first change you want to make and why? Please share with us in the comments section below.