There is no denying the fact that humans need food to live. We are no different from animals in that respect, but we bring mindfulness and discipline to our consumption of meals that is way beyond the level of animals. However, many a time, we throw this discipline out the window and forget the fact that well-timed and well-balanced meals form the framework of our health and survival on this planet. Our body knows this, which is why it sends us occasional reminders, but in our ignorance or negligence, we ignore these signals and continue to do self-harmful things simply because they are convenient. Although some people skip meals on purpose—be it intermittent fasting or so-called health-conscious behaviour—most are forced to skip meals because of their routine or the nature of their profession. Although it is difficult to change your lifestyle or your work routine, we can make minor alterations to accommodate certain changes that will stop us from skipping meals and allow us to move forward in terms of our health and well-being.
How can you avoid skipping meals at work and at home?
First, a packed lunch to work is mandatory. It might be hard, in the beginning, to get up earlier or make time in the busy mornings, especially when you have kids or the elderly in your care, and make yourself a packed lunch; however, you can start with using the leftovers from dinner the previous night if you have any. Make a little extra portion for dinner the previous night if you anticipate packing lunch the next day.
Keep a few snacks in your desk or an office cafeteria, preferably some fruits or nuts. If you have a refrigerator in your office kitchen, it makes it easier to keep some fruits stored. If not, then stick to some nuts like almonds or resins.
Be punctual for your meals at work. Even if you are at meetings, you can still remind the facilitator if you can take a short break for lunch. Of course, this is not possible all the time, but be punctual with meal timings for the most part.
Make advance schedules to avoid overbooking yourself or falling behind.
It is a very healthy practice to be mindful of every meal you have. Be patient to listen to your body’s needs. No matter how delectable the food is or isn’t, the amount of food you eat needs to be dictated by your stomach and appetite, not your eyes and tongue.
Do not skip breakfast. This is a mantra that has to be followed. Breakfast is arguably the most important meal of the day. So have a healthy and full breakfast. If that isn’t possible, at least eat enough to not skip the meal altogether, Mealtimes should be a priority. This aligns with your body’s own clock, and it resonates in an excellent bill of health.
Cooking in batches and reheating for meals is not a bad idea, but should be done sensibly and not lazily.
Some tips to help you push through the initial days:
When you have skipped a meal:
Have a glass of water and calm your impulses to get some instantly available fast food
Make a decision on the type of healthy food you want to eat
Go out and get it or order it.
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