We may be in lock-down for an unknown period of time to amid the curb of COVID-19. But staying home and maintaining a healthy regime is important for our health. Many of us might be feeling really depressed due to the situation going on over the globe which makes us eat more and make unhealthy choices.
So here are few most-recommended tips to stay healthy and fit during this time.
Manage your calorie intake:
If you don’t want to gain in that extra weight so watch your calories while eating as this helps you keep your track. You can keep track of your calories by using My Fitness Pal or Noom easily. Without trying to convert anybody to mindfulness and being present, try stopping for a second anytime before you raid your kitchen for some food. Ask yourself: am I hungry or just bored? Was there anything I was supposed to do before I decided to eat? Something I had to deal with? Unhealthy eating habits often stem from procrastination and us not wanting to deal with the task at hand.
Intermittent fasting is an effective way to lose weight. It can help you eat fewer calories and optimize numerous hormones related to fat loss and improve your health.
There are two ways to do intermittent fasting: either the 5:2 diet or the 16:8 fast diet.
With the 5:2 diet, you restrict calorie intake for two days a week, down to 700-800 calories, while for the rest of the weeks you eat normally.
The 16:8 diet is a daily fast, where you eat only in an 8-hour window. With the latter, the most convenient way is to fast while you sleep: have your last meal at around 8 pm, and have the next one at 12 pm the next day. This way, you sleep through most of the fats, making it super easy to do so. Well, somewhat easier anyway.
Stay Hydrated, Drink plenty of water:
Drinking plenty of water can help metabolism and, most importantly, it can also help you feel fuller for longer. The best combination is eating more fibrous food – more vegetables, mainly and drinking plenty of water to keep yourself healthy. Drinking water before meals also helps reveal your true level of hunger and reduces calorie intake.
Physical activity is as important as eating healthy to maintain the weight. Physical activity helps in burning those extra calories, increases your metabolism rate. This energy balance means you burn the same or close to the same number of calories that you consume. As a result, your weight is more likely to remain the same.
Don’t worry you don’t have to go out of your home to exercise. Meanwhile staying back home you can exercise and walk easily burning those extra calories.
Maintaining a proper sleep cycle should be the first priority. A good night sleep also keeps our immune system strong and healthy.
Weight maintenance or loosing weight is much easier when you have support or have a partner. Get some help from family, friends and even co-workers you can trust to help keep you in check when they see you are starting to fall off the track.
Start now to stay fit and healthy!