Being in isolation feels a little bit like it does during the Christmas holidays – no one knows what day it is, there’s nothing open and snacking is very tempting!
The only difference is, we’re not exactly sure when the coronavirus crisis will end and we can go back to our normal lives. Which is why it’s so important to make sure you’re not giving in to an unhealthy lifestyle.
There’s no reason you can’t continue hitting your goals in quarantine – if anything, you have more time to get on top of it!
But you won’t lose weight if you don’t keep an eye on what you’re eating. Here are the top 8 isolation mistakes people are making right now, and how to beat them…
8 isolation food mistakes to STOP making right now
1. Skipping meals
If you’re currently not working or you’re waking up later than usual then you may find yourself skipping breakfast altogether.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and it’s what keeps us going until lunch time. By skipping breakfast, it could result in you snacking more.
So make sure you have a good breakfast as soon as you wake up.
2. Eating lunch too early or late
If you are skipping breakfast, you may find yourself hungrier earlier than usual. Or if you’re working from home, it’s easy to fall into the trap of getting sucked into work and forgetting to take a lunch break.
Set an alarm to remind yourself to take a break for lunch. It will help fuel you through your afternoon and work more efficiently.
3. Snacking too often
The problem with being stuck inside your house during lockdown is that you’re probably feeling bored. Boredom often leads to snacking more and this isn’t going to do your waistline any favours.
Be conscious of what you’re eating by making a note and keeping track. Too often, we find ourself snacking without even realising we’re doing it.
4. Eating irregular hours
If your usual routine is out of the window, then you may find yourself eating at random times or in the middle of the night. A routine is key to helping you stay onto of your healthy eating plan.
5. Not mapping out your meals
It’s not as easy to get to the supermarkets, which may result in you pulling together whatever is available in your fridge or pantry.
The best way to ensure you are eating healthily is by making a plan for the week. This will also help you save money.
6. Ordering too much takeaway
If your cupboards are bare, it’s too convenient to reach for the phone and order some takeaway. While this is fine once in a while, the problem with takeaway is that it is often unhealthy and the portion sizes are bigger than what you’d normally eat.
Plus, it also costs you more in the long run rather than making it yourself.
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7. Not getting out of the house
It’s important to make sure you get out of the house and exercise whenever you can. Not only does it stop you snacking but a long walk or jog will help you keep fit and healthy.
8. Not watching your portion sizes
Keep an eye on how much you heap onto your plate. Boredom can cause us to eat more so try limiting the high carb meals to once a week and opt for low calorie meals instead.
You’ve got this mamma!
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