With stress levels higher than normal, less physical activity and more snacking than we would like to admit it seems like packing on a few extra pounds is inevitable. So here's a few tips to help us navigate past the quarantine 15.
1. EAT NUTRITIOUS FOODS
Slowly digested high-fiber foods like whole grains and pasta stabilize blood sugar levels. Studies show that foods containing omega-3 fatty acids protect against heart disease and relieve mild depression. Seafoods, nuts, seeds, and oils such as canola, flax provide these nutrients.
2. PORTION MEALS
When you're at home, its easy to drink from cartons, eat out of containers, or snack from bags. But if you don't measure food, you automatically eat more, which contributes to unwanted weight gain and obesity. Instead of eating from cartons, bags and containers, portion out meals on a plate or bowl. Studies have shown that using small plates leads to less eating.