While under quarantine, you have most likely been attacked by the munchies but no worries, to keep your from sabotaging your weight-loss goals here are some tips to keep your munchies at bay:
1 Sip Warm Water Sipping warm water gives your hands and mouth something to do, especially while you are watching TV, and it’s healthy! Warm water provides your body with the water it needs and can also improve your digestion, relieve congestion, and even make you feel more relaxed. Many people drink warm water as a holistic health remedy, first thing in the morning or right before bed for optimal health benefits. Remember the temperature of your water should be between 120°F and 140°F and you can add a twist of lemon for a vitamin C boost.
2 Strike A Pose Rather than staying seated, get up, and move your body around to get your blood flowing. Moving around will result in a change of thought pattern since your mind will be leaving the thoughts of hunger behind to focus more on your bodily movements. It is recommended to participate in a workout routine or take on some yoga stretches, to help ease your mind out of its bored state and help your body stay clear of the kitchen.
3 Eat A Small Healthy Snack To avoid depriving yourself while still keeping within the boundaries, enjoy your ‘fix’ of good nutrition and sweetness through eating a small healthy snack. The perfect go-to is a handful of trail mix, which is made with almonds, your favorite chocolate, and some dried fruit; it helps with avoiding overeating.
4 Hello Social Media + Fake Online Shopping Being stuck at home during Shelter at Home, doesn’t give you much to do, but thankfully there is the internet, which serves as the best distraction. To help stop your mind from wandering to food turn on your phone or laptop and let your mind bask in the online word. You can check your social media pages to get inspired by the cool activities people are doing or even start filling up an online shopping cart; trust you will end up being engrossed in this distraction within minutes.
5 Clean Ever heard the phrase that cleaning relieves stress? Well if you haven’t, just know that it works! Getting up to actively organize something, like your closet or room, offers as a distraction and helps clear your mind of its previous thoughts as you focus on the task at hand. So not only will you lose your thoughts of hunger but you will also have cleared the clutter around and feel more refreshed; WIN-WIN!