Eating with distractions can lead to overeating, lower satiety and poor digestion. During meal times, step away from your computer screen, leave your phone in the other room, and put the TV remote to one side. Enjoy the taste of your food, take a moment between bites and try not to inhale the entirety of your plate. Tune in with your satiety cues and appetite awareness – if you are aiming to lose weight, only eat to 80% full.
Eat more whole foods
Foods that have been processed or refined as little as possible are packed with nourishing nutrients that your body requires for many processes, including hormone function, inhibiting fat storage and most importantly during this time, warding off viruses. Add fruits and vegetables to your shopping list and include them in every meal. Opt for a fruit snack instead of reaching for those Hobnobs and if you don’t like eating the good stuff, try adding them to a smoothie or shake.
Plan and prepare
While we’re all stuck at home, the only temptation is the food in your fridge or cupboard, which you have complete control over. If something is not there, you can’t eat it. Try to avoid buying the processed foods that you know you can’t resist demolishing in one sitting. Instead add fruit, veg, lean protein and whole grains to your shopping list and plan your dinners at the start of the week so you are set to go and less likely to deviate.