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CNN.com: Why you should actually break for lunch
If you’ve been trying to eat healthfully, you’ve probably heard about the benefits of eating breakfast. But you might be wondering whether it’s also important to pause for a midday lunch break — even with a very busy schedule.
“Carving out time for a satiating, balanced lunch can really help organize the eating day and keep us in better touch with our actual hunger cues,” said registered dietitian nutritionist Tamara Duker Freuman. “So we can eat when hungry and be less likely to snack our way through the entire workday.”
Even if it’s just for 30 minutes or so, a midday lunch break “will help to avoid a late afternoon slump and keep you energized throughout the afternoon,” said registered dietitian nutritionist Lisa Young, author of “Finally Full, Finally Slim.”