The coronavirus pandemic has forced countries to enforce lockdowns to hamper the spread of the deadly virus. And while many people remain indoors due to the outbreak, several are struggling to maintain their health due to the restrictions against going outdoors, among many others.
However, one shouldn’t actually sacrifice their nutrition just because there is an ongoing epidemic out there. There are ways to ensure one’s health and well-being while staying at home and keeping the fatal virus at bay. Below are four secrets to improving nutrition while in isolation, as first shared by nutritionist and dietitian Susie Burrell on Shape Me:
Make a food plan
It is imperative that one should come up with a food plan amid the outbreak. Since everyone is in quarantine, it is the perfect time to plan meals beforehand. A good tip is to check some food plans by dietitians online. Having a food plan could help one cement some new food habits that are healthy in the long run.
Clean out the kitchen
Unbeknownst to many, most people actually have stored food enough to last for weeks or even months in their kitchen, especially in the pantry and fridge. Many people don’t notice this because of their busy lifestyle. But now that almost everyone is in isolation, there’s enough time to do a major clean out, which involves organizing the kitchen, preparing recipes using the ingredients available and doing just about anything with all the things present in the pantry.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, everyone is so focused on doing the things they like even though some of them may take a toll on their health. But now that the outbreak is threatening lives, many are forced to follow healthy habits to ensure that they do not become at risk of contracting the coronavirus. The lockdown presents a good opportunity to prepare and try healthy recipes.
Set goals and achieve them
For most people, their main goal could be to lose weight and get fit. Prior the pandemic, this was difficult to achieve due to the many external factors and temptations out there. Now that everyone is in quarantine, there is sufficient time to slowly work on achieving this goal or any other goal that one might have. The key is to thoroughly think and plan it out and to not be afraid of embracing changes.