This time of the COVID-19 pandemic is filled with major uncertainties and how you will maintain your health and weight may not be at the forefront of your concerns, but it is very important.
Just because we're stuck at home doesn't mean we can't maintain our health. Eating too much, eating under pressure, and eating late can be a reason to gain weight during this time, which is why maintaining healthy habits and routines is essential. There are many ways to stay the course and not gain the extra weight. We give you some tips to achieve this perfectly.
Make a food plan and stick to it!
Just because you're constantly a few feet from your kitchen and fridge doesn't mean you can keep eating every time you go. It is essential to set rules for yourself. Make sure you eat a balanced diet that includes all the essential nutrients. Good protein, fats, and carbohydrates are essential for staying healthy.
Try to eat most meals at set times. Like for example dinner, between 7-8pm, but not later, otherwise you will be stocking up overnight and that is obviously not the point. Eating at an appropriate time and at least 2 hours before going to bed helps digestion. Good digestion and gut health are important for good weight management.
Eat smart and healthy
What keeps us healthy, more than most, is eating fresh. This is why you should stock up on seasonal fruits and vegetables as much as possible. Seasonal fruits contain antioxidants and are also fortified with fiber which promotes weight loss. Although during the pandemic it may be easier to stock up on processed food items, it is not good for you if you want to lose weight. All of these foods are mostly filled with fats that are not good for you, as well as trans fats from junk food and fast food restaurants.
While you are at home resting, you may not be thirstier than usual. Remember to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. It helps you avoid unhealthy snacking and is also very good for your skin, digestion, etc.
We hope that these few tips will give you some pep to start the day on the right foot!
Milla, Frenchy Healthy