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.

Life in the age of coronavirus, or changes and special actions during the plague

Coronavirus spends every night's sleep through normal eyes. The media is buzzing with information about the growing number of victims of this terrible virus (I've been living in fear myself since my mother called today and said she had flu-like symptoms). Our lives have undoubtedly changed in recent weeks and we will probably not come back to what was before so soon.

I am one of those people who find positive things in every, even the worst thing. And so it is in this case, although I will not say - I limit visits to news portals so as not to stress even more all this (and so much stress is the health of my loved ones or fear of money when subsequent clients suspend activities during quarantine). I have a thousand questions in my head: how much more will we be isolated? How soon will the vaccine come about? When our life returns to normal. What exactly will this normality be ... I wonder how life will change after the coronavirus.

Remote work during coronavirus

For many, the switch to remote work was a huge shock. For me it was nothing extraordinary, because I have been working at home for years (with breaks) - here you can read about it what remote work in Social Media looks like. Nevertheless, the lives of many people in Poland turned upside down. People who previously worked 100% stationary suddenly had to switch to home office mode. Not everyone likes it, but I have some hopes associated with it.

Remote work in Poland is still treated by many equally with Yeti or another unconfirmed phenomenon. I believe that thanks to coronavirus, even a handful of employers will understand that work at home can be just as effective as the work done in the office (and does not equal the employee lying on the couch and watching Netflix). Maybe this will change the job market to some extent and more remote jobs will start appearing?

Popularity used for higher purposes

I really like what not only influencers but also celebrities do. This is THIS moment when popularity is used for higher purposes - education of the gathered community.

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For over a week, influencers and celebrities have been calling in social media to follow the recommendations and # stay home (this hashtag has already been used in 164 posts on Instagram!). Two other variations referring to staying at home #zostanwdomu (37,8 K posts) and #zostajewdomu (47,2 K posts). It only shows how powerful social media have and that you can also use them not only to post a selfie with a spout 😉

How is influencer marketing?

While restaurants and all stationary outlets (including stores with clothing and shoes, among others) tremble every day about what will happen next, online stores are doing well. At the moment people still have money (if not from a normal salary, they reach for savings), it is not known what will happen in a few months. Online stores with food have the highest turnover - people are simply afraid to leave the house for fear of getting coronavirus. I know from myself that a lot of people have moved into the virtual world with grocery shopping. We have been shopping at Frisco since we moved to Warsaw. Earlier I waited for my order 2 (ok, maximum 3 days). Now I wait over 1,5 weeks.

Influencer marketing is pretty good right now. While campaigns for stationary services are not very visible, there are quite a lot of them for online stores (I drew my conclusions from observing the two largest Facebook groups which associate influencers and brands interested in influencer marketing, as well as Reachablogger or Brandbuddies platforms). I think that if nothing changes then for sure half a month influencer marketing will be doing very well. And what will happen next ... nobody knows that. At some point, people will run out of money and will not spend it so eagerly online.

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Maybe this is the time when the world wanted to let us know that the ubiquitous rush, greed and desire to have more and more has certain limits. Many recordings showing the calmness of animals when we tremble for our lives (e.g. ducks in fountains that were besieged by tourists) show us that the Earth will cope without us and we are dependent on it. Let's use this time to stop and think about your current life instead of wondering what will happen next. Let's use the time spent at home - with loved ones. Let's take care of ourselves and our loved ones, listen to the recommendations and hope that the situation will normalize as soon as possible.