Pandemic life sure has changed many of our daily habits. Some for the better, others not so much! While it might feel difficult, you can reshape some of those new habits to be successful both in work, and manage your waistline, while working from home! FEED Founder and Registered Dietitian, Lara Field, joined Oasis North Shore and discussed practical eating tips for busy professionals. Read on to see some of Lara’s working from home health tips:
Set and stick to a schedule
Think about what your eating schedule looked like before working from home, and try to get back to it. Working and schooling from home often has us working physically closer to the kitchen and to food, but setting a regular mealtime schedule can help eliminate the constant grazing and snacking due to the proximity to the kitchen.
Make Your Home a Health Haven
Keep foods in your home that you feel comfortable with. By having fewer temptation type foods around like chips and ice cream, the fewer we will eat! I’m not a believer of saying “never” to foods, but if we can (safely) go out for treats rather than having them around the house, this can remove the constant temptation.
How to Eliminate the “COVID-19” During “COVID-19”
There are so many mixed messages in the media and “food noise” for how to address weight loss. Fad diets can be enticing, but it shouldn’t be a 0 to 100 approach of grand changes when approaching weight loss. Making small changes can make a big impact. Reflect on your current food habits, whether it’s constant grazing, nightly ice cream, or even increased alcohol consumption, see what might be causing the increased calories and slim that down. For example, cut down nightly ice cream consumption to 2-3 nights/week or cut down nightly alcohol consumption to just drinking on the weekends. These small changes add up more than you might think.
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