Lunchtime – the much-needed midday milestone for any hard worker. You’ve slaved away for a good few hours, and you get to reward yourself with some tasty treats. Do you fill up with a healthy salad or a piece of pizza? Is it a jacket potato or a baguette? There are so many possibilities!
Whatever you do, there are always 10 stages of lunchtime which you go through… and it all starts first thing in the morning:
1) Waking up thinking of food:
Hands up – who wakes up every morning thinking about the food they’re going to eat for the day?
I haven't stopped thinking of food since I woke up this morning
— Antonio (@_Your_grace_) October 13, 2016
Forget breakfast (although some say it’s the most important meal of the day)…it’s all about lunch!
2) Snacking through the morning:
You’ve had breakfast, elevenses, and you’re waiting for lunch but you’re SO DAMN HUNGRY – so you decide to snack on something “healthy”, like carrot sticks or quinoa.
Fridge raid time for a healthy snack!
— Renee (@junkfoodjourney) October 21, 2016
If you have more willpower than me, you’ll actually eat something healthy – and well done!
3) Googling your options:
You’re counting down the minutes until lunch time, so you begin to search out your options – meal deal, pizza, fish and chips, salad…the possibilities are endless!
I have been googling my lunch options for almost an hour. This is a problem.
— James B (@jab389) August 21, 2013
How do you use what to eat? Is there an app for that?
4) The clock ticks over to your lunch hour:
It’s time, it’s finally time.
— Jess Loomis (@sayyess2thejess) August 18, 2016
You can leave to get your food from the cafe/your lunchbox and sit and enjoy. Tuck in, it’s time to fill yourself with energy for the afternoon.
The best bit of lunchtime, obviously.
My lunch break is my favourite part of the day except that I eat all my food in about 5 minutes then I'm sad for the rest of it
— jaceycakes (@jxcey) February 14, 2016
6) MORE LUNCHTIME:
Lunchtime is so good and so important, that it needs two stages. Yes, really.
Can safely say that lunch time is my favourite part of the day
— Cole Clayton (@ColeClayton1995) June 15, 2015
7) So sleepy:
Once lunchtime is over, if you’ve done it right, all you want to do is nap, forever.
Why does lunch always make me so sleepy? Can I nap now?
— Exodus Girls (@ExodusGirls) June 10, 2015
You’re so full up from the tasty food that your eyes and body can’t function properly. We’ve all experienced it and it’s horrible and amazing in equal measure.
Yes, you’ve just eaten enough food to feed 1000, but your hunger is back.
am i allowed to have two lunches at work? cause i'm hungry again
— Nicki (@AllAboutNicole_) September 29, 2016
Is it wrong to have two lunches?
After the hunger, comes the guilt.
Just ate pasta for lunch and now I feel guilty 🙁
— Petty-Labelle (@betysweetcocker) October 5, 2016
Why did you eat so much food?
I had bread for lunch. I feel guilty.
— Burt (@burtyful) October 18, 2016
Why can’t you keep your meals small?
It's bad that I feel guilty for eating lunch when it's such a normal thing
— V (@veraalexandraa) August 3, 2016
Guilty as charged.
10) Dinner time:
Then you remember that there is another meal to come.
I don't eat a lot at lunch but I can't wait for dinner!
— Haruka Kokonose (@haruka_enbot) October 9, 2016
It’s like lunch, but bigger – DINNER TIME!