Of course, during our free time at the weekends, it is not unusual to snack on a few favourites during the day, and if you are affected by the current social distancing requirements and are spending most of your time at home, there’s even more of a tendency to indulge in our favourite foods. Being confined to your home doesn’t have to equate to vegging on the sofa and binge-watching Netflix, indeed, you do need to set yourself a schedule that gives you a mix of focusing your mind, exercising your body, and, of course, spiritual well-being.
Here are a few dietary tips if you are confined to your home.
- Fresh Fruit & Veg – This is a must, and while it is a good idea to have tinned foods in stock, you do need a daily input of fresh fruit and vegetables, which could be found at a small local farm, or an organic produce supplier, failing that, you can find a supplier online who would deliver to your door and follow social distancing guidelines.
- Organic Food – Being at home most of the time should not mean your diet has to change, and if you aren’t already including organic food in your diet, this should be remedied. When you go out on your daily shopping trip, head for the nearest organic food supermarket and you’ll be glad you did.
- Schedule your Meals – Eating big meals at odd times does not help your digestive system at all, so try to keep your 3 meals at around the same time. If, for example, you had to go out for women’s ultrasound treatment, make sure you have a healthy breakfast before you leave, and avoid too much snacking during the day, for obvious reasons.
- Exercise – While this is not really connected to dietary issues, we think it is important to include exercise for a person who is confined to their home. It is very easy to forget about the physical, and with so many toys, gadgets and devices, it is easy to overlook your body’s need for activity. A brisk walk every morning after your tea and breakfast will really help you through the rest of the day, while the same in the early evening will give your major muscle groups a suitable workout.
- Sugar – Look at the sugar content of everything you consume and see where you can reduce your sugar intake. It might be drinking diet soft drinks or cutting down on a sweet dessert that you love so much, and with time on your hands, Google the dangers of sugar in your diet and you can educate yourself.
- Everything in Moderation – This is a golden rule when confined to the home, and it will call for a level of self-discipline, as too much of anything is not good for us.
While it is nice to sit down with a box of chocolates and watch an epic movie, we do have to limit these indulgences, and with all of the above advice, it is hoped that your diet will remain healthy while confined to your home.