The Quarantine Diet Plan
Good nutrition is vital for good health.Especially in these trying times when your immune system needs everything in its arsenal to keep you healthy. Limited access to fresh foods may compromise opportunities to continue eating a healthy and varied diet. It can also potentially lead to an increased consumption of highly processed foods, which tend to be high in fats, sugars and salt. Nonetheless, even with few and limited ingredients, one can continue eating a diet that supports good health.
So here are a few tips we recommend you to follow to stay safe and healthy!
1) What’s Your Portion?
Staying at home for long intervals, you may end up ending biting a lot more than what you can chew or what you need. According to your BMI, fix on your portion size before you set your diet plan, and ensure you stick to it.
2) Experiment with caution!
There’s a dearth of information available at your disposal. So this could be the perfect time for you to trigger the chef in you (or if you already cook, experiment!). Make sure of this time to research about all the healthy recipes you can make at home, and eventually make eating home cooked food, a lifestyle choice. Especially during these turbulent times, where volatility is prevalent, learn to keep as minimal contact as you can with the outside world.
3) Fresher the better!
Use fresh ingredients and those that have a shorter shelf life first. If fresh products, especially fruits, vegetables and reduced-fat dairy products continue to be available, prioritize these over non-perishables. Frozen fruits and vegetables can also conveniently be used over longer periods of time and often have a similar nutrient profile to fresh foods. To avoid food waste, you may consider freezing any leftovers for another meal.