Working from home due to an outbreak of coronavirus means being a couch potato. Here is how you can develop a healthy lifestyle and avoid eating food
Gaining pounds being at home isn’t something uncommon. Working at home without the structure of an office environment can inevitably cause a problem of overindulgence. Settling into a new routine can be a bit tough, especially challenging for people who get their hands on the snack. Let’s look at the strategy for eating healthy while working from home.
Stick to a proper schedule
The best way to start your day is when you have a schedule. Wash your face, put on some clothes and set smartphone boundaries and also to eat. Avoid snacking here and there as this is the biggest mistake of gaining weight. Set up your day with a lunch break, a few small breaks and a focus on the most critical meal, which is breakfast. Have a healthy breakfast like warm oats with nut butter and fruit, or avocado and eggs on toast. Including protein-rich breakfast to your diet can keep your sugar levels balanced, so you are not looking for a snack in an hour. Don’t eat while you are working. Distracted eating can increase the susceptibility to overeating. This will also help you focus on your work and can help you eat more mindfully.
Limit caffeine intake and increase hydration
We all know that having too much caffeine is not suitable for your health. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests 400 milligrams is typically safe, depending on the person. Keep in mind that timing is essential. Have your coffee between 9 and 11 AM to have a natural sleep and wake cycle. Drinking water can help you feel full, hydrated and avoids unnecessary snacking when not hungry.
Have healthy snacks ready
If you cannot control your starving, you don’t want to overdo it with snacking. Have fruits instead of junks. Go for a salad with green vegetables. You can also add pears and make something out of your favourite food. But avoid having junk food at any cost. This will increase your weight. You can plan your diet around fresh or frozen veggies, lean proteins, like beans, lentils, or fish, good fats, including extra virgin olive oil, avocado, and nuts, and smaller portions of whole food carbohydrates, including fresh fruit, whole grains, and starchy veggies. Processed food can spoil your metabolism leading to subsequent weight gain.
Create a work area
Physical surroundings play a significant role in your mindset. That’s why it is best to avoid that sofa and designate an area of your home for work. Consider factors such as the location, lighting, noise level and make sure you don’t have food surrounding you. Organize your work materials and add some greenery that can help soothe you and lower your stress levels.
Have a workout schedule
Some numerous exercises and workouts can be done at home. This also helps in lowering your stress levels and increases your energy that can help you stay focused and disciplined. Set a time for your workout, preferably early morning and after work hours. You can also burn your calories by doing household work. Though age, weight plays a role, it’s possible to burn almost 100-300 calories per hour doing housework. It depends on the type of activity you are doing. Based on a bodyweight of 150lbs, Sweeping for 10 minutes can burn up to 37 calories. While washing dishes, vacuuming can burn up to 63 calories. This is a great way to burn those calories and stay fit.
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