How not to gain weight during a coronavirus epidemic?

Many people wonder how not to gain weight during the coronavirus epidemic. An epidemic, more precisely, being at home all the time has caused more and more people to cook at home. It's great because we discover new flavors and gain new skills. Even a few ebooks with coronavirus recipes were created (of course, using pasta or rice). If I thought about it for a long time, it's not such a stupid idea. I am already losing my inspiration for coming up with new recipes for quarantine dishes.

When I noticed that more and more people were joking about weight gain during quarantine, I found that I would write a few words about it on the blog, because I fell into continuous eating mode myself. A few said "enough" and changed my quarantine habits. I also encourage you to do this, if you are afraid that the time of isolation at home will cause +5 kg to appear on your weight. Remember that this nightmare will end and we will have to go back to normal life (honestly? I can't wait for it).

Physical activity - necessarily!

Lack of physical activity is a bane for our body and metabolism. I feel the negative effects of sitting at home myself, mainly because I miss flying around the city and getting different rights. I will not say ... I miss it a bit (especially now, when the sun comes out more often).

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I have never been a fan of exercising (I did everything I could to avoid PE lessons at school). I still don't belong to fit girls and I'm not rushing to the gym with a smile. Nevertheless, I found something that I enjoy - yoga. I don't practice as regularly as I would like, but I try to practice yoga whenever I can. It is a wonderful time for me, not only for my body, but also for relaxation for the mind. Contrary to appearances, yoga is not boring at all (and you will feel its effects the next day, when you cannot get out of bed, because you will have sore muscles that you had no idea about).

Another way to move your body when we can't leave the house is to dance. I'm not talking about professional dance lessons (although many dance schools now offer online classes), but ordinary dance to your favorite songs. All you need is 15 minutes to feel better and automatically improve your mood (seriously, I know what I'm saying - I practice it almost every day). Launch your favorite Spotify playlist and your legs will make you dance.

Sitting at home promotes a constant desire for food

It is proved that often when we are not hungry we just eat out of ... boredom. I also often snack when I work and I'm very focused (which is not necessarily associated with boredom). Then I usually reach for nuts that give you an energy kick. Of course, it is better to choose those without the addition of salt or spices. I like roasted peanuts (peanuts) without salt the most. Even now, when I'm writing this article, I like to eat it.

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During the isolation we are more eager to spend time on the sofa watching movies or series (we also, but we combine it with learning French). And if it's a movie, we'd love to eat something (salty snacks are my nightmare!). If watching you associate with food and you can not get rid of this habit - reach for healthier snacks, e.g. nuts, dried fruits, roasted chickpeas or kale chips (I do not like these, but if you like it, I highly recommend it).

How not to gain weight during a coronavirus epidemic?

First of all, take care of regular eating of full-fledged meals. I'm not a fan of sweet breakfasts, but sometimes I want to start the day in this way - then I usually make vegan pancakes, which I serve with maple syrup (in summer also with fresh fruit). More often, however, I reach for salty porridge with black sesame and fried mushroom or crispy oyster mushrooms. Such porridge is not only tasty, nutritious, but also gluten-free (which is very important in my case - due to hypothyroidism, I try to avoid gluten whenever I can).

Especially now, when our activity is limited - reach less (and preferably at all, but I know it is difficult ... especially on these days) for unhealthy snacks or sweets. If you feel like something unhealthy, reach for healthier options - you can make a burger at home, and if you want something sweet - you can bake a carrot cake or bean brownie.

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Take care of healthy sleep in the right number of hours (for me it is 8 hours so that I do not feel like a zombie). And if you have a problem with a desire to eat before bedtime, take advantage of the advice of Parisian women - it is better to go to bed with an empty stomach than to be overfilled. I don't know about you, but if I eat a meal too late, I can't sleep. I have nightmares and in the morning I feel full. This not a nice feeling accompanied me several times in my life, so for years I have been following the principle of Parisians, which actually works.

I hope that the above article will help you find a way to not gain weight during the coronavirus epidemic. The ground is to be reasonable in everything you do. Especially now, when an open mind is badly needed to endure difficult times.

Blendercleanser solid PRO soap replacement

As you know, I'm a huge fan of Beauty Blender. I tested replacements, e.g. Blend it (see what do I think about Blend it sponge), as well as the highly praised sponge from Wibo (Rossmann) and I humbly returned to Beauty Blender. My Beauty Blender sponge is enough for half a year (contrary to my fears, it doesn't lose its quality, and regularly cleaned and disinfected does not negatively affect my skin). Today I would like to tell you more about the Blendercleanser solid PRO soap - is it worth the price? Or maybe I found a cheaper and equally effective soap (Yes). That's all in today's article about washing Beauty Blender sponges.

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For years, when I used this sponge to apply foundation, I tossed you ideas for washing it. I used for years Carex oils or soap, but it wasn't until I received the tiny, black Blendercleanser solid PRO soap that I felt a huge difference in washing my sponges. The Carex soap scrubs sponges very well, but after washing they are quite rough and quickly lose their color. After the solid PRO soap from Beauty Blender, the sponges are not only clean, but also very soft (just like the first time). At first, I was afraid that the black soap would dye my sponges, but fortunately nothing happens. Big Beauty Blender is pink, while the small is powder pink and he also has not changed his color.

The black carbon soap perfectly cleans sponges. I can safely say that it even rinses out foundation or concealer under the eyes (I also have a small Beauty Blender mini sponge, which I use with the Chanel concealer) at an express pace - just a few seconds and the sponge is clean. For a moment I even thought about buying this soap, but in my opinion its price is exaggerated. Beauty Blender Blendercleanser solid PRO soap costs 169 PLN. Hello! This is the soap ONLY ... it's not made of gold, so I really don't know where the cosmic price comes from. I thought that I would look for a cheaper substitute and I succeeded the first time (it can be said that it was a golden shot). Ania from the Classy Simple Life blog, who analyzed and compared the compositions of soaps, helped me a lot in searching for a replacement, for which I would like to thank you.

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I found my favorite Beauty Blender sponge in the Tuli soap factory in Gdańsk. This soap is brilliant and just as well as express cleans sponges. In addition, the composition is very similar - in both soaps you will find oils, thanks to which dirt is washed away quickly, and in addition the sponge does not lose its softness. After washing Beauty Blenders there is the same softness effect as after washing them with soap dedicated to cleaning the sponges. And now the important issue - the price. This Tuli carbon soap is 2x bigger and costs PLN 14 plus shipping costs. Compared to solid pro soap, which costs PLN 169, this is a huge difference.

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If you are thinking about buying a black soap dedicated to wash Beauty Blender - Blendercleanser solid PRO sponges, I definitely recommend you to buy Tuli carbon soap, which will perfectly clean not only your sponges, but also brushes (I washed with this soap Zoeva brushes and here also it worked perfectly). And for the remaining amount you can buy me a decaf coffee on plant milk as a thank you 😉