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Healthy eating tips and habits that you should practice during this corona virus pandemic.

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With the coronavirus pandemic getting broader every day, and with the fact that there hasn't been a cure for it yet, the government of various countries have mandated a lockdown. This act has been characterized by binge eating, panic buying, fear of the low immune system, and hunger in most cases.
With the turn of event, I must do a few awareness on how to eat healthily, eat thriftily and maintain a healthy diet. 
So below are several tips you will need to survive and save cash for tomorrow. Let us ride on!

5 Healthy eating tips that you should practice.

1. Love your fruits and vegetable. Of course, you know that this will be the first one. At a time like this, you will need all the minerals and vitamins that you can get, and fruits and vegetables, orange, Tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, spinach, onions will grace your body with a good amount of Vitamin A, C, K, zinc, iron and lots more that makes your body fresh, skin glowing, and you happy as nothing happened.

2. Limit highly processed foods. While using fresh produce may not always be possible, try to limit the amount of highly processed foods in your shopping basket. Ready-to-eat meals, packaged snacks and desserts are often high in saturated fat, sugars and salt. If you do purchase processed foods, look at the label and try to choose healthier options containing less of these substances. Try to also avoid sugary drinks and instead drink lots of water. Adding fruits or vegetables like lemon, lime, cucumber slices or berries to water is a great way to add an extra twist of flavour.

Adding fruits or vegetables like lemon, lime, cucumber slices or berries to water is a great way to add an extra twist of flavour.


3. Eat moderate amounts of fat and oil. Consume unsaturated fats (e.g. found in fish, avocado, nuts, olive oil, soy, canola, sunflower and corn oils) rather than saturated fats (e.g. found in fatty meat, butter, palm and coconut oils, cream, cheese, ghee and lard). I know that frying our food makes them more flavourful. but at the same, its easily leads to high-fat accumulation in the body. with activities being restricted being and lockdown in almost every part of the world, your ability to burn the fat through exercise or work is limited too. So please, do yourself and your family a favour and stay away from too much fat and oil, especially when it is not plant-based.

4. Work out as you eat in. As easy as exercising is discussed on various media, many of us can attest to the fact that it's easier said than done, and that your chances of getting your dream body in this pandemic are minimal. Not with Netflix working all day and the bed always ready to welcome you. Please don't things worst by sitting down, relaxing or evening going back to bed after eating. Try different fun things with family after breakfast, lunch or dinner, like playing games down gets you to shake your body, dance to your favourite song, a practice that dance moves you have always wished to learn. You will be surprised at what 30 minutes of body movement or general exercise can do to your body. 

5. Practice food spacing and balance. From previous experience, I can categorically tell you that sitting at home all day tends to increase the volume of food you consume. You get to eat as a way to pass time, at any opportunity you get snd at times, indiscriminately. For some, they snack themselves all round the clock, not giving room for the body properly digest the previous food eaten and rest. If you are into this kind of sport, you know deep down then you are not burning fat, you are adding. That you are not always comfortable but restless and craving, which is bad if not properly handled. You should read this cool piece on food craving to know more about it ill effects. So what you do is to set eating time for yourself, remove all junk food and snacks from your immediate environment or sight or smell, get busy in something more engaging and time-consuming and lastly, discipline yourself to stay away from the kitchen for some time.
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How do I control my bad eating habits?

1. Do not stay on the tv all day long. Watching the tv for a long time has a way of making you snack recklessly, or leave with just the options of going for junk or quick food. You get so absolved in the movie, that you wouldn't want to take a break to cook or order good food.

2. Plan your day all the way. Planning you're gives you a sense of purpose and gives little room for relapse. If you must know, planning your day does not mean you go like 8 to 9- breakfast, 9 to 1- movies, 1 to 2 - lunch, 3 to 7 - movies again and it goes on and on. To be sincere with you, you are deceiving your self.

3. Always make healthy eating your number one priority. This way, you tend to drastically reduce junks and make your body happy.

4. You should snack with nuts instead of those processed food with so many additives. Nuts and dried fruit are good supplies to have in, they're great for snacking and provide an energy boost.

5. Lastly, let's remember to ration our food. If there is one I know, it is the fact that you cannot stock up your kitchen with all you ever needed, especially when you did it in panic. So, I strongly advise that you stay at home and ration out your food in a friendly manner.

To all those still doubting the coronavirus stories around you, coronavirus is REAL and DANGEROUS. so please STAY AT HOME and STAY SAFE. If you must go out, Wear your FACE MASK and practice physical distancing. Do not forget to regularly wash your hands. 


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