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Working Through Lunch…Maybe it’s a Good Idea? [VIDEO]

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If you’re the type of person that likes to complain about having a short lunch break, or not getting one at all. Stop!

There’s a study coming out of the University of Toronto that says working through your lunch break is actually good for you.

Yeah, I know, it doesn’t sound like a healthy, balanced, or smart thing to do and is usually only practiced by the workaholics of the world. But, according to the study, there are a couple of very good reasons why you should consider skipping lunch from time to time.

There’s just one twist however, it’s only good to skip lunch if you have the freedom to go if you want.

You see, when you go to lunch with co-workers, you either spend time with people you really don’t like or spend time with people you do like. And chances are you’re going to spend the majority of your lunch break complaining about work. This ultimately has a negative impact on you.

On the other hand, if your company doesn’t give you a lunch break, or makes it clear that they frown upon people who leave work to eat, and then eating lunch while you work just makes you more miserable and mad.

Hence the reason you should skip lunch completely.

But, if you’re anything like me, it’s probably not a good idea to bag lunch on a consistent basis. If I don’t eat a lunch my blood sugar gets out of whack and I turn into one of those people you see in those Snickers commercials that is not themselves when their hungry and end up going off on somebody.  It’s not a pretty sight.

Nutritional experts will also tell you that skipping lunch also slows down your metabolism, leads to overeating and makes it difficult to meet your nutrient needs for the day.

Hey, maybe the solution is eating lunch alone, outside of the workplace? Nobody to complain to, plus you’re getting out of the building for an hour.  I’m just saying.

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