Do you eat Poke in your car…. or while sprinting down the street? If this sounds like you, eating well while you are juggling work, home, school, kids, or all of the above can feel nearly impossible. We sat down with Registered Dietitian Katie Goldberg to get her tips on finding some balance in our lives.
When’s the last time you had a power lunch? You say never? We’re not surprised. The average office worker is more productive today than at any time in history. American super workers are masters of multi-tasking, forget to take lunch breaks, and over half of them forgo paid vacation. Most people now receive at least 100 emails per day and check their phones a jaw-dropping eighty times per day. Between work and social media, it’s no wonder that so many of us feel obligated to be “always on,” no matter where we are.
How does this time crunch affect how we eat? A 2015 study went viral because 40 percent of Millennials said cleaning their cereal bowls took too long. Other studies have shown that full time work can increase the likelihood that you choose unhealthy foods and feel too rushed to eat well. And this isn’t just an American phenomenon – workers all over the world are changing the way they eat. Consider this: we know that it takes twenty minutes for the body to let us know that we’re full. That means gulping down hamburgers in front of our desks while preparing for the next meeting isn’t giving us the time we deserve. So how can you give yourself a break?