Due to the virus, Covid-19, many of us have been shut up in our homes except to go to the store or other essential locations. As a result, we have experienced many types of binges…primarily food binges. As a result our weight has increased which also means we are now at risk for high blood pressure, heart disease, and other illnesses brought on by excessive weight.
It is a proven fact that anything you do for a minimum of 21 days becomes a habit. For instance, if you set your alarm to wake you up at 7 am every morning, over a period of time your natural clock will automatically wake you up on or near that same time each morning.
So how can we get rid of those excess pounds and inches put on during the pandemic? Eating healthy foods, and EXERCISE and EXERCISE. Walking is a great way to get started. If you are in pretty good health you may want to find a piece of great pumping music instrumental video….catch the beat and walk. Increase your walking time over time and watch the pounds and inches come off. You may want to invest in a good sports watch such as Fitbit to help you keep track of your weight, your daily steps, your water consumption, calories burned, and more. Always drink water before and during exercise and especially when walking.
- Water boosts energy. Water delivers important nutrients to all of our cells, especially muscle cells, postponing muscle fatigue.
- Water helps with weight loss. Water helps you feel full longer, without adding any additional calories. ….
- Water aids in digestion. …
- Water detoxifies. …
- Water hydrates skin.
Do not become dehydrated. You’ll experience cramping in your legs and feet.
Consume enough fiber because it contributes to a healthy digestive system and offers a prolonged feeling of fullness, which helps prevent overeating.
To ensure an adequate fiber intake, aim to include vegetables, fruit, pulses, and wholegrain foods in all meals. Whole-grain foods include oats, brown pasta and rice, quinoa and whole-wheat bread and wraps, rather than refined grain foods such as white pasta and rice, and white bread.
If you travel: Stay at least 6 feet/2 meters (about 2 arm lengths) from anyone who is not from your household. It’s important to do this everywhere — both indoors AND outdoors. Wear a mask to keep your nose and mouth covered when you are in shared spaces outside of your home, including when using public transportation.