People have, understandably, become less active while on quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This may require some change in habits.
With less to do and more time on our hands, many are turning to comfort foods, even when they aren’t hungry. This can affect mental wellbeing as many are exercising less and eating more, creating a vicious cycle.
However, eating less than you normally would is not the answer. You should listen to when your body says it’s hungry. The recommendation for what you eat follows the rule of the “plate of three.” This means three types of food on your plate: 1/2 vegetables, 1/4 carbohydrates and 1/4 proteins.
Following the “plate of three” will help you get all of the nutrition your body needs while also helping to curb hunger.
Making sure to get regular exercise will also help to combat overeating and problems with mental wellbeing.