With the kitchen is closer than ever while working at home combined with the stress of the coronavirus, many people find themselves worrying about the “quarantine 15.” Many of us are less active than we used to be and we’ve been turning to food to help us cope with the anxiety. It’s important to realize that the situation is only temporary and you need to be kind to yourself. If you’re really worried about the “quarantine 15” here are some healthy ways to avoid it.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Fuel your body with nutritious foods that are high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids like whole grains, seafood, nuts, seeds, and oils.
While at home it’s easy to reach for snacks throughout the day, drink from cartons, or eat out of containers, but when you don’t measure your food, you eat more, which can lead to weight gain. Use smaller plates and portion out your meals and snacks.
Practice Mindful Eating
Sit down, eat slowly, and chew before swallowing. Start enjoying the tastes and textures of your food. Avoid eating while standing, driving, or watching TV.
Being healthy isn’t only about eating nutritionally, you need to also stay active and exercise. Go on walks with your significant other, try a new workout video, or start practicing yoga.