Yes, the “Quarantine 15” is Real and Here’s How to Avoid It

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.

Portion Meals

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.

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Follow @caloriestab for the best health & fitness tips! Is it too early for mac n’ cheese? Quarantine o’clock says cravings know no hour (and neither do I 🤣). Currently dreaming about Thursday’s dinner and wanted to share in case you’re in search of some seafoodsaturday inspo. Simple pastas are pleasing in the biggest way right now, and this one is especially good with garlic shrimppp!! 🍤. Happy weekending ❤️🕺🏻. – CREAMY GARLIC MAC N’ CHEESE: I used chickpea pasta shells from a Banza mac n’ cheese box, then tossed in a homemade sauce, but any noodles work here! For the sauce: in a blender, combine 1/2 cup cream cheese (any works here, including dairy-free cream cheese and chive cream cheese) + 1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles (optional) 1/4 cup almond milk + 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder + salt & pepper to taste; blend until smooth. – SPICY GARLIC SHRIMP: season shrimp with jerk or cajun seasoning + paprika, then sauté in garlic ghee until pink and slightly brown. – SAUTÉED SPINACH & CREMINI MUSHROOMS: heat a small amount of garlic ghee in a medium-sized pan for ~1 minute. Add sliced mushrooms and sauté for 3-5 minutes, seasoning with sea salt, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, and/or any other spices you want to use; remove from pan. With the burner still on, add spinach and sauté 10-15 seconds; remove from pan and garnish with parmesan. ——⠀ By @sara.haven ⠀ ——⠀ #pasta #eatforhealth #food #weightlossjourney #cheese #portioncontrol #eatsmart #calories #nutrientdense #weightlossideas #dinner #easyrecipes #smartfood #foodsile #healthytips #eat #eatbetter #caloriecounting #lunch #recipe

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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.

Exercise Self-Care

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.