Our Front Of House Manager, Dorothée takes up the pro-lunchbreak campaign. Here she shares why dining Al-desk-o isn’t the best idea.
Does this look familiar ?
Most of us today, do not take time to properly sit down for lunch. We see lunch as a waste of time, precious time that could be spent working instead.
Well, here are a number of reasons why this is a bad idea, and might end-up being counterproductive.
First, breaking for lunch is just that, an opportunity to get away from you desk and screen for a few minutes. When focused on your screen, sometimes it’s difficult to have the right distance. Breaking means taking a few minutes to breathe, socialize, and actually might make you more productive once you’ve gone back to work.
From a Health point of view, well food is vital.Your body needs food, not only on a physical level, but also on an emotional one. When you eat quickly without paying attention to what you’re putting in your body, it actually prevents your brain and body from feeling satisfied, on both levels. Most diet specialists and nutritionist recommend focusing on the food you’re eating, instead of eating in front of a screen. This is because your body will become quickly more satisfied on every level, when you’re consciously eating.If you eat in front of a screen, you’re not connected to the sensation of hunger, so it’s hard to know when to stop, or whether you’ve actually had enough food. Food and eating are beautiful moments, and your body, and yourself, deserve the best!
Want to know more? Here is a great Huffington Post article on why eating at your desk is terrible for you, and your work.
Now you’re convince, take a look at our favourite Lunch Hotspots in Leyton.