5 Top Nutrition Tips To Avoid Over-Eating During Lockdown
Let's face it lockdown sucks! Working from home, home schooling, or being forced into self-isolation if you live alone, can wreak havoc on our emotional and physical wellbeing. With feelings like this you may be forgiven for wanting to do nothing but sit on the couch and eat everything in sight, but we all know that that short lived overindulgence only leads to feelings og guilt... BUT, If you want to keep yourself feeling fabulous and not flat during yet another lockdown, I'm here to show you how easy that can be - by following a few simple tips, you can stay feeling and looking fabulous during lockdown!
1. Plan Your Meals
Planning and prepping your meals and snacks each day will prevent unhealthy eating & overeating, stopping you from reaching for whatever is in front of you when hunger strikes.
2. Don’t Drink Your Calories
Staying hydrated is essential for good health, and it will also help to keep you sated. Avoid filling up on empty calories that are often found in soft drinks, juice, and alcohol, instead opting for water, smoothies and herbal teas.
3. Avoid Late Night Dining
Eating late at night can wreak havoc on your digestive system, causing anything from bloating, heartburn, and imbalances in blood sugar levels, all of which can disrupt sleep! Try to stop eating at least 2 hours before you go to bed and if you need a snack, focus on healthy fats and protein, to help keep you full and prevent blood sugar spikes. A small handful of nuts is a great snack before bed.
4. Follow A Schedule
Don’t get into the routine of eating whatever and whenever you want during lock-down. Try to follow a schedule with proper meal timings, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in-between, this will help provide you with consistent energy, keeping you more energised and productive!
Don't let lockdown be an excuse for sitting on the couch gaining weight! I know first-hand how hard it can be to stay motivated during lock-down, especially when we are so limited by what we can do. Walking is an amazing way to stay healthy and maintain weight, start small with a 30 minute walk and build from there.