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Modern people lead very busy lives. Working, taking care of children, or running to a schedule full of activities, may lead some people to skip lunch. Yet, missing a meal can have negative effects on your health. Instead, check out Mario’s Pizza for some great lunch ideas to fit your busy schedule.
People cite many reasons for skipping lunch. Often, they’re too busy to prepare something. Other times, they’re tired of the same old thing or trying to stick to a budget. However, missing out on your noonday meal may have the following effects.
During our waking hours, our bodies need to fuel about every 4-6 hours. Without fuel, you’ll feel tired and sluggish. Moreover, you’ll have trouble thinking because your brain won’t have enough glucose to function at full capacity.
When you eat, your body converts food into blood sugar or glucose. Your cells need glucose for energy to power all your body’s systems. Repeatedly skipping lunch may impact your sensitivity to insulin. Continual swings in your blood sugar level can lead to an increased risk of diabetes.
Usually, when people skip lunch, they overeat at their next meal. Missing lunch causes a reaction in your body putting it in survival mode. This causes you to lose control over your food intake often resulting in gorging.
Another negative effect of skipping lunch is weight gain. Without fuel, your body will lower its metabolism, burning fewer calories. Eating the usual amount of food with a lower rate of metabolism leads to weight gain.
Our bodies require the proper ratio of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats. When you miss lunch, you miss an opportunity to replenish vital nutrients. Moreover, if you satisfy your hunger with junk food, you’ll fill your body with foods lacking in nourishments.
Even if you understand that skipping lunch is a bad idea, you may still find yourself doing it. Crunched for time or bored with your choices, you may find lunch a chore rather than a pleasure.
Sometimes, just taking a traditional lunch food, you can add a twist to give your meal new excitement and flavor. For example, take your standard sandwich. Most people use white bread. However, by simply changing the bread, you can give your sandwich a whole new texture and taste.
Depending on what type of bread you use, your sandwich can taste sweet, earthy, tangy, buttery, or nutty. Moreover, textures can be soft, crunchy, crispy, or chewy.
Even if you prefer particular deli meats, you can liven up your sandwich by changing up your condiments. Or give your favorite spread some kick. Add garlic, turmeric, ginger, basil, tarragon, or dill to mayonnaise for a whole new flavor.
Similarly, your everyday salad can undergo the same transformation. Try adding chia, pumpkin, or sunflower seeds for a nice crunch. Walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, or macadamia are also terrific with any type of salad.
Finally, consider adding dried fruit for a sweet and chewy bite. Cranberries, blueberries, cherries, or apricots are delightful options.
Although all these ideas may inspire you, you may find yourself lacking time to prep your lunch. That’s where Mario’s Pizza can help. With an extensive menu, 8 centrally located restaurants plus food delivery options, we can take care of lunch.
Our menu items include several types of submarine sandwiches, both hot and cold. We serve a variety of tasty parmigiana subs plus chicken and steak sandwiches.
Moreover, we offer an assorted selection of salads made with the freshest ingredients. Pair your selection with one of our many appetizers for a hearty meal.
Of course, you can also order slices of our great-tasting New York style pizza. Originating from our family’s traditional Italian recipes, our pizza surpasses any big chain restaurant.
Mario’s Pizza has been serving up delicious food in North Carolina since 1981. However, you may not have gotten the chance to try us yet. Thus, we’ve answered a few questions below to help you get to know us better.
We’d love to cater your next event! Simply call the nearest Mario’s at least 72 hours before your event. Then let us take care of the rest.
Of course, we want to make ordering your lunch as easy as possible. So, we offer online ordering from our website or our app. Plus, you can call in your order. Just choose the nearest location to you.
Moreover, we’ve partnered with several great delivery services like DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub. Thus, we can deliver your lunch to your home or office.
Our lunch specials are available every day until 4 pm. In addition, we offer daily specials for both lunch and dinner. Plus, you can follow us on Facebook and Instagram to find out about extra offers and deals.
Best of all, you can enroll in our loyalty club to earn points for free food, cashback, or special deals. It costs nothing to join and you can start earning points right away.
So, now you have no excuse for skipping lunch. Order your favorite meal today from Mario’s Pizza.