For a busy professional in meetings and swamped with work, sometimes it is hard to find time to eat. It may not be convenient to leave work long enough to enjoy healthy food, leaving fast food as the only option. Many professionals end up skipping meals rather than eat unhealthy or break away from what they are doing to find healthy options. But doing so can have consequences for one’s health. Consider the reasons it is important to eat balanced, regular meals:
Not eating food can cause a person to feel light headed and nauseous. Blood pressure may become lowered, leading to other problems.
No one is at their peak performance level if they are tired. Dips in blood sugar can cause one to feel sluggish. The brain is not able to function at its best.
Lowered blood sugar can also cause increased mood swings.
When the body is starving for calories and begins to burn protein in the muscle and liver, the process of ketosis occurs. This can cause one to have bad breath among other undesirable effects.
Muscle weakness and lack of strength can be caused by not getting enough food. Skipping meals increases injury rates. In the long term it decreases bone density.
Getting a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and meats are needed for a healthy body and mind. Eating right promotes better overall health, and reduces the chance of cancer, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes and heart disease. Vitamins are digested better when processed in our bodies from our foods rather than pills.
Our immune system functions best when we get the proper vitamins, eat balanced meals, don’t overwork themselves and give themselves enough rest. People who skip meals are more likely to get sick.
Without any food to digest and break down, the body’s metabolism slows down. This causes the body to have difficulty digesting food when it is eaten. The result is that the food is stored as fat. Additionally, when the metabolism slows down and food is eaten in a binge cycle, it can lead to constipation.
Skipping meals and eating unhealthy can cause a dip in blood sugar. This can affect the body’s production of insulin. Chronic unhealthy diet habits is linked to diabetes later in life.
Not eating can cause babies to have fetal damage or even to be stillborn. Starving the body can also causes problems in menstrual cycles.
At Rivers Edge Catering in Portland, Oregon, we recognize that work often takes precedent over daily meals, and many hardworking professionals skip breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a number of varying reasons. Our primary goal is to provide gourmet meal options to professionals who crave the opportunity to enjoy the convenience of savoring high quality cuisine from the comfort of their office. We provide office catering delivery for your convenience.