Okay, we all know that stress eating might consists of baked items or better yet, ice cream. Has anyone else put on a few pounds lately? I’m not afraid to admit that working from home has me snacking ALL DAY LONG. The kitchen seems way too close, bewitching me into making brownies and other wicked things. I noticed baking recipes trending on Google. I guess many of us have the same idea.
Many parks and gyms are shut down and our routines are all out of whack. I was at my local fitness club six days a week. The lock downs brought that to a screeching halt. Many of us are dealing with the major triggers of the day by stress eating and it can be harder to lose weight when you’re stressed. Stress causes your body to save energy for a fight or flight response. And, I’m ready to fight off these pounds because it doesn’t look like waiting it out is an option. This thing can drag on for who knows how long. In order to maintain a healthy weight, we’re going to have to rework our routine centered around sleep, diet, exercise and stress management.
Here are some ways we can stay healthy and keep our figures during the pandemic.
1. Keep Track of your weight – checking in once a week helps you keep track of any changes to your weight.
2. Get into a groove – set a schedule and stick to it. Plan your meals for the day and the times you eat. This helps cut back on spontaneous eating. Develop an interest in cooking healthy foods you enjoy instead of ordering in.
3. Get plenty of exercise – Just move your body! Try out an online fitness class or go for a walk. This is a great time to start a new type of exercise like yoga or biking .
4. No Worries – Find a healthy outlet for stress. Prayer, meditation, reading, journaling and exercise are all examples of ways to clear your mind.
5. Sleep Well – Get some sleep! Aim for at least seven hours a night. In general, people who don’t get adequate sleep have a higher chance of being overweight or obese.