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Rachel Charlene Lewis
October 20, 2016 7:21 am

It’s 2016, which means we’re seriously always on the go. Like, always. We feel like we have to be productive in our personal and professional lives, which means we really never take a pause to take care of ourselves. And, unfortunately, our bodies suffer. We’re so busy trying to impress our bosses and our co-workers that we think it’s somehow a good professional decision to do things like avoid vacations and never take breaks. But one thing that definitely suffers in the workplace is lunchtime. So we decided to find out: Is skipping lunch actually bad for you? And the answer is a resounding yes.

Because skipping meals is never a good idea, guys. Not even for work.

In our digging, we came across research compiled by Business Insider. They actually found that skipping lunch at work lowers productivity, because, well, you’re HUNGRY. Business Insider talked to Erin Palinski Wade, RD, CDE, author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies. 

So why shouldn’t we skip lunch? Erin explains,

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Basically, when we skip lunch, our bodies freak TF out.

Hmm. Interesting, right? Erin continued,

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Long story short? You’re totally justified in taking your completely acceptable lunch break! So stop skipping lunch, your body is begging you. And you’ll be more productive than ever. Trust us.

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