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Eating Healthy In Quarantine
A low carb diet plan might seem difficult for some people. However, it’s one of the most effective ways to lose weight and regain control of your health. It’s really about the types of carbs you eat, the amount of protein and getting the right amount of fat. Once you’re able to create a low carb diet filled with meals you enjoy, the sky is the limit. Even though the world is currently quarantined, this can actually be a blessing in disguise when it relates to your eating plan. Consider some of the reasons why.
1. You’re forced to cook your own meals
There’s nothing quite like a delicious, home-cooked meal. Now that you’re in a position where you can’t leave your home, you have no choice but to eat home-cooked meals. Since you’re at home, you’ll be able to prepare the food you really want. Plus, you can do it at a fraction of the price.
A steak dinner with the right portions can be considered a low-carb meal. If you decided to order a steak dinner from your favorite steakhouse, you’d probably spend a lot of money. By preparing the steak dinner at home, you’ll save money as you stick to your meal plan.
2. Life isn’t as fast-paced
A lot of times, people eat unhealthy fast food options because they’re rushing to their next destination. This quarantine has forced people to slow down. When you’re living life at a slower pace, it’s a lot easier to sit down, eat a meal and savor it without worrying about where you need to go next.
You actually have more time to cook and prepare your meals since you’re no longer sitting in long traffic lines or ironing clothes to get to work the next day. It’s a different way of living. Your body and eating style will benefit from it.
3. You’ll eliminate temptation with your grocery list
A grocery store is a place where a lot of people are under one roof. Though it needs to remain open in order for people to get food, it’s not necessarily one of the safest places to be. Knowing this, it’s best to go in with a list, make things quick and leave quickly. It’s best to limit grocery visits to once a week or twice a month.
When you’re working efficiently to get groceries, you’re subjected to the items on your list. If you know that brownies and cakes are too tempting for you, don’t bring them home. When they’re not in the home, you’re not going to be as tempted to eat them.
Even if you are tempted, you can’t get them because your grocery store visits are limited. Instead, find low-carb dessert options that will give you the satisfaction without throwing you off track.
4. You’ll know what’s exactly in your food
When you’re eating on the go, it’s easy to fall off the wagon. Furthermore, you don’t always know what’s in your food when you order out. Being under quarantine can help you stick to your low carb diet plan because you’ll be able to measure and see what’s going into your food.
Oftentimes, restaurants add tons of salt, butter, and other unnecessary calories in order to enhance the flavor and taste. Instead of allowing your waistline to suffer, you can do exact measurements, find substitutes and prepare food in ways that are much healthier.
Instead of frying the chicken, you have time to fire up the grill to prepare a delicious grilled chicken skewer to go with your evening salad. Learn how to prepare eggs that are fluffy, delicious and leave you feeling satiated. You won’t need to drink that 1,000 calorie latte anymore.
These changes might seem small. However, when it pertains to creating a lifestyle, these are the little changes that make the biggest difference.
Though dieting isn’t easy, it’s important to shift your perspective. Look at your eating habits as lifestyle habits you’re trying to build. Will you ever eat a cookie again? You probably will. However, you’ll get to a point where a handful of cookies isn’t necessary in order to enjoy life. As you use this quarantine experience as your training ground, you’ll build the right habits that will serve you for the rest of your life.