Stay healthy while working from home: top 4 tips to avoid overeating.

Stay healthy while working from home: top 4 tips to avoid overeating

The year 2020 has forced many of us to work from home. We are not used to having unlimited access to food and, as we are experiencing more stress than usual, we are likely to overeat. Don't despair! Here you'll find some tips!

1. Schedule your meals

It is much better to eat a larger breakfast.

The body burns calories by metabolizing food, however, the energy expenditure is twice as high earlier in the day. This means that it is much better to eat a larger breakfast, have lunch about 5 hours later, and prepare a lighter dinner 3 or 4 hours after lunch. Don’t go to bed after eating, you’ll need at least 3 hours for proper digestion.

2. Never eat while distracted

Stick to your schedule and stop to eat, don’t multitask during your meals.

Eating when you are working, checking your phone, or watching television can lead to overeating. It actually affects the way we perceive taste and prevents us from paying attention when we feel full. So stick to your schedule and stop to eat, don’t multitask during your meals.

3. Stay away from processed food

Chose healthier alternatives like almonds or nuts, incorporate frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, so they are readily available if you are feeling hungry.

Studies have shown that ultra-processed food can lead to consuming 500 extra calories a day, which leads to weight gain. Instead of buying a bag of chips, chose healthier alternatives like almonds or nuts, incorporate frozen vegetables, fresh fruit, so they are readily available if you are feeling hungry.

4. Choose healthier alternatives to deal with anxiety and stress

Find a hobby like listening to music, doing yoga, reading, or drawing.

We sometimes use food as a way of coping with stress. Check if you are reaching out to the refrigerator to soothe yourself or if you are actually hungry. Find a hobby like listening to music, doing yoga, reading, or drawing.

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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