When To Eat Lunch – The Best Time For Lunch

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Don't be like people who avoid questioning when to eat lunch because you are busy at that time and can't plan the lunch. This is when to eat.

If you noticed, the buzz around the perfect time to eat breakfast and dinner is high whereas no one really talks about lunch and when they should eat it.

Why is that you might think.

We digged deeper and found not only the cause of this – why not many people look for the answer to when to eat lunch – but also found the perfect schedule you should try to follow when it comes to eating lunch and being healthier.

With that being said, let’s first cover the part where people aren’t seen questioning when to eat lunch.

Busy Work Schedules:

busy work schedule with no plans for lunch

The title made it simple for you to understand, no?

Anyways, lunch happens during the time of burden and workload.

It is at this time most people (if not everyone) are working and keep on working until 5:00 PM.

Now if you realize, breakfast and dinner happen out of the worktime that is 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM in most cases.

And this is why you see people questioning about the best times for dinner and breakfast but not for lunch.

Their focus and attention are paid to work-related tasks, not lunch, therefore, not asking about it.

And this is something that really needs to be taken care of; this meal is as important as breakfast and dinner.

Skipping lunch or eating it at the wrong time will want you to overeat or push your dinner schedule to sometime later.

Both of these cases aren’t healthy:

  1. Overeating can cause obesity.
  2. Eating dinner late can cause digestion problems, lack of sleep, and obesity as well.

Therefore, it makes sense to pay equal attention to lunch as well.

When to eat lunch?

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To answer this part, we talked with a few dietitians and found that no perfect time answers when to eat lunch, but there are perfect gaps you should be focusing on.

The gap between your breakfast and lunch should be 5 hours and not more or less than that.

If you end up eating after 5 hours, for example, you might end up not craving for snacks between lunch and dinner – if you eat snacks during that period.

The chances of pushing your dinner to the later time also exist if you eat your lunch late.

If, on the other hand, you end up eating your lunch earlier than 5 hours, you will want to eat more food – overeating.

5 hours gap is the perfect spot to allow your body to digest, get most out of your meals, and keep your body energized as well.

But the fact that not many people can pay attention to their lunch time, it becomes harder to keep track of the 5-hour rule – this is both a challenge and a path to a healthy lifestyle if that’s what you want.

It is now up to you to fight for it and make yourself healthy while sticking to your eating schedule.

Sure, you might want to quit and be back to the old days of eating whenever you feel like eating, but that won’t make you healthy.


A. People don’t ask about when to eat lunch because of the workload and working times.

B. People’s focus and attention between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM are on work, not on a healthy eating schedule.

C. There is no perfect time to eat lunch.

D. There, however, is a perfect gap between breakfast and lunch.

E. 5 hours gap between breakfast and lunch is perfect and preferred.

F. Eating later than 5 hours might push your dinner schedule to sometime later, and that’s not healthy.

G. Eating dinner late can cause digestion problems, lack of sleep, and obesity.

H. Eating earlier than 5 hours gap between breakfast and lunch will want you to eat more, causing obesity.

I. It is hard to keep track of the 5-hour rule when it comes to lunch but it’s worth it.


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The information contained within this article and overall site is merely for informational purposes and is based on historical facts. Please always consult with your dietitian before creating a diet plan for yourself.

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