Now that we are entering Wave 2 of COVID-19, it is crucial to re-learn how to find balance in our day-to-day life. Many of you can relate to how much life has changed since COVID-19 began and we must put in extra effort to find balance and make life enjoyable and healthy again! In the following, 5 tips and recommendations will be provided to help you maintain and rebuild healthy habits in food choices, lifestyle and exercise!
1. FOOD CHOICES
To maintain a healthy life and healthy weight, it is important to be smart about your food choices. The path to weight loss and management begins with a well-balanced diet of high quality, nutrient dense foods; however, it is also necessary to allow yourself to eat empty calorie foods in moderation to develop a sustainable, balanced lifestyle.
So where do you start? First, an easy step is to simply become more aware of each meal and ask yourself, “Is my meal well-balanced with high quality carbohydrates, proteins, and fats?” If not, notice which category is the highest and adjust by following the Magic Plate/Bowl Theory. This is an easy tool to guide you in making each of your meals more balanced! Eating a balanced diet will help in weight loss and management, and is one way to ensure you are getting enough essential nutrients to stay healthy and strong.
2. MEAL PREP
If making your own meals is too hard or time consuming, then subscribing to a Meal Prep Service such as ReformFIT EATS, is a great idea that can be a helpful and healthy way for weight management! Some Meal Prep Services are great at creating meals that are suitable for your body’s unique needs and health goals!
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3. SLOW DOWN
We live in such a fast paced society that we often-think moving fast and eating fast is the way to save time and do more. However, the opposite is true! When we move too fast and eat too fast, we end up putting the body into a “stress response” and it actually ends up slowing your metabolism and digestion, which increases fat storage and makes it harder to maintain a healthy weight! So when eating, take your time to chew your food and enjoy it! When doing day-to-day activities, make sure to slow down and take a break to refresh before continuing.
4. GET MORE VITAMIN N (NATURE)
Even with quarantine in effect and many places being shut down, it is ESSENTIAL to get outside to connect with nature and get a strong source of Vitamin D. You can simply go for a 15-minute brisk walk and get some fresh air to reduce stress and even boost your immune system! Staying indoors all day can affect your overall health negatively. If getting outside everyday is not possible, add a plant to your home to remove excess CO2 and open windows to allow fresh air to enter!
5. STAY ACTIVE
Physical exercise is proven to provide many health benefits ranging from improving physical, brain, and mental health. All of these are also essential for weight loss and management. Challenge yourself this week and join one of our virtual workouts at ReformFIT to maintain a healthy balance of movement in your day-to-day routine!