This week’s Monday Morning Message from Wm. H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina:
What is the Monday Morning Message?
A letter that I’ve just read contained the following :
“Why do so many office workers put in a good solid morning’s work and then waste half the afternoon by dawdling? The chances are at least even it is because they eat “not too wisely but too well” at lunch. “There’s a reason for the wandering mind and sleepy brain—and usually the stomach is IT.”
My observation tells me that Mrs. Westbrook’s Cafeteria foods are so tempting that most of us eat too much lunch. Try balancing up your food. I know some of you would be better off if you would cut down on your noon meal.
Try it, won’t you? I like to see action!
You are what you eat, and what you eat affects how you feel.
If you find yourself dragging through the afternoon and wishing for a nap, it may be because of what you ate for lunch. Having a large meal or a fat-filled fast food feast is a recipe for feeling sluggish.
Skipping lunch isn’t the answer, though. You will feel better and be more productive if you have a light lunch. Skip the heavy meal of fried foods and have a salad or a light sandwich instead. Go easy on the sugar, too. A sugar rush can give way to an energy crash, so skip the sugary soda and high-calorie dessert.
Then, take a brisk walk after lunch to energize and prepare yourself for a productive afternoon.
Try it this week. You will feel better, be more productive and perhaps even drop a few pounds by the end of the week.