It is not an easy thing; managing a good meal, when you are expected to run errands, draft mail, meet clients, attend meetings, maintain the office portfolio, etc. There is a tendency to miss two important meals of the day: breakfast and lunch. ‘Time’ is the enemy here: one doesn’t simply have the time to take a break and sit down for a meal for one full half hour or hour. Even the concept of so called ‘lunch hour’ is nominal, rather than an absolute regularity. There are people who can get used to it and are used to it. They are perfectly willing to fix themselves a quick snack from the fast food vendor around the corner or step out of the office for a couple of minutes to eat off the burrito cart across the road. The health risks in terms of over indulging this fast food fantasy/practice are overbearing. The solution is to get yourself organized and be a bit more practical and sensible.
Think of your meals as sustenance, without which you will face difficulties in functioning normally and adequately. If you are actually unable to take the time to prepare a meal for yourself at home, then why not at least make it a habit to frequent a good restaurant or pub near your office and get yourself a good wholesome meal (bit of carbohydrates, more protein, and a good fruit smoothie/milkshake, will not go amiss). A similar thing could work in the evening too. If you are advised to stay a few extra hours to finish up your work pile, if you are wondering what to do about your dinner, if you are craving a hot drink or a good energizing beer, then by all means indulge yourself. Step out of the work environment and feed and water yourself.
Food is food
The denouncement of pub food, being less than actual food, is unfair. The importance of which is not understood by the regular individual who doesn’t regularly get swarmed by work and other related issues and problems and doesn’t have the need to fix himself dinner and drink before he or she is ready to call it night and head home. The situation is more than familiar to loners. Food is food, we pronounce, especially if it agrees well with your palate and induces you to eat in fair quantities. Most of the modern pubs take pains to prepare and serve good more or less healthy food. So, if you it is a late night-er you are looking today too, then try and find a good place nearby where you can enjoy the company of a few friends while helping yourself to a plate of well cooked fish and chips with a side of coleslaw.
Have a nice drink to keep yourself awake while you are at it
And while you are helping yourself to your dish and enjoying the chatter and the banter, why not order up a nice pint of beer or a tall glass of long island from the bar?
This is not about indulging alcohol; it is about getting a bit of energy into your system: indulging a small pleasure, so to speak, one that will keep you awake in case you are required to spend another couple of hours at your office desk.