We have all been there.
You have a deadline to meet and you’ve missed lunch;
you knew it wasn’t a great idea at the time but
you had no alternative because a client was insisting on having a
proposal by 3pm and there was so much work involved.
You hit your deadline and it’s now mid-afternoon. You
are irritable. You snap at your workmates over something trivial which is most
out of character for you.
Is the reason that you are feeling ‘hangry’?
This is a word that has crept into the English
language in recent times and is a blend of the words hungry and angry. But what
a good description for the way that you feel when your blood glucose levels
drop during that afternoon period when you have heard thing to eat.
The most effective way of putting this right is to
have a carbohydrate hit!
Bread, dried fruit or a smoothie would do the job.
However, wouldn’t it be better not to get hungry in
the first place? And wouldn’t it be better not to totally miss food at
We all use up energy when we are working and like our
cars, we need fuel to keep us going.
The best advice would be to not only have a proper
breakfast (say porridge) in the morning to set you up for the day, but to also
keep some nutritious snacks available if you find yourself in a position
whereby you have to miss a midday meal.
If you don’t look after yourself, no-one else will.
The client doesn’t know that you missed lunch to hit his deadline so be
prepared for each eventuality and avoid ‘hanger’.
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