Life during coronavirus continues to be a challenge for a lot of reasons. Stay-at-home orders mean hunkering down at home with limited options for entertainment, socialising, or exercising. On the other hand, we have plenty of time to bake, cook, snack and eat. If you’ve turned to food for comfort during the Covid-19 pandemic, you aren’t alone, many people have stacked on some extra kilos, especially during lockdown and working from home.
“When we go to our office or place of work, we tend to follow a set eating schedule: Maybe we eat breakfast before we leave for work, have a snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon, have lunch at noon, and then fix dinner once we get home,” explains Roger Adams, a personal trainer, doctor of nutrition, and owner of eatrightfitness.com.
“With set schedules blurred, we may find ourselves grazing or eating mindlessly all day long which can easily cause us to over-consume calories or simply eat more than we need,” he says. (These are the best stress-reducing foods.)
The good news: Even if you’ve put on a few (or a lot) more kilos than you would have liked, there are several healthy solutions for shedding the weight. Here are some expert strategies to lose weight with sensible eating and exercise.