These days we tend to plan our day around food which can easily lead to gaining unwanted pounds.
While it's absolutely normal that we turn to food for comfort in these challenging times, it's good to keep in mind that getting rid of your 'QUARANTINE-15' will be much harder than resisting 'just another yummy treat' today.
Here are some smart tips that will help you maintain healthy weight even when you are not 'out and about':
- Choose nutritionally balanced meals
Start with listening to your appetite and adjusting your menu accordingly. Do you really need that chocolate bar, or is your body asking to feed it right? Fill your plate with veggies, lean protein and healthy fats. This way you will provide your body with all important nutrients and vitamins rather than pack yourself with empty calories.
- Be mindful of alcohol intake
Yes, sipping on a cocktail helps us feel less stressed about life. But surprisingly there are other ways to unwind and relax. Try other options! Meditate, dance, watch a movie, listen to your favorite music, pick up a new hobby. There is nothing wrong with a couple of drinks throughout the week but too much alcohol increases your appetite and quickly adds extra calories — and weight!
- Don't get distracted while having your meal
Leave your phone, laptop or a TV program aside when you eat. It might first sound boring to you but the truth is that distracted eating makes you eat uncontrollably more than it's needed — you simply miss all fullness signals coming from your brain. Mindful eating is a good way to stop overeating and actually enjoy the real taste and texture of your meal.
The temptation to stress-eat might be overwhelming but following these easy steps will help you stay fit while you #stayhome.