Getting Fit | Isolation Snacking Tips

Hellloooooo my lovely readers!!!! I hope we are all well and staying alert during the current pandemic. Please stick to the regulations that are set to help flattens the curve and please take care of yourself.

Today I have a requested post: how do I reduce and/or manage my snacking habits while in isolation. By no means am I an expert and by no means do I not snack at all. I do snack occasionally but the majority of the times I don’t and stick to my main meals of the day. During our time at home it can be very hard to avoid snacking, so today I have some isolation snacking tips. Before I get onto the post, I have linked the other posts in this series just in case you missed any:

  1. Getting Fit | A Few Things to Consider
  2. Getting Fit | Motivation
  3. Getting Fit | My Top 5 Instagram Fitness Bloggers
  4. Getting Fit | How to Fight Cravings
  5. Getting Fit | 3 Things Not to Say to People Who Are Trying to Lose Weight
  6. Getting Fit | How I Clean Up My Diet
  7. Getting Fit | My Top 5 Snacks
  8. Getting Fit | 3 Things Not to Say to People Who Are Trying to Lose Weight | Part 2
  9. Getting Fit | Finding a Balance Between Healthy and Unhealthy Eating
  10. Getting Fit | Resistance Bands Are Underrated
  11. Getting Fit | Gym Equipment Swaps

Disclaimer: Under no circumstances am I a professional so if you do start to workout or a food plan make sure to consult with a professional before starting. You are perfect the way you are and in writing this series I am not trying to say that everyone needs to work out or be on a food plan. The final say really comes down to your health, needs, wants and most importantly you. If you don’t what to workout or go on a food plan then don’t; as long as your doctor or nutritionist clears you.

Just in case you have missed my other isolation posts, I have also linked them below:

  1. 10 Things to Do While At Home
  2. Dum Aloo Curry
  3. Getting Fit | Ways to Get Fit While At Home
  4. Ways to Spend Time Alone While at Home
  5. Things to Consider for Your Home Desk
  6. 6 Quick and Easy Isolation Snacks
  7. Paneer Pulao
  8. Forms of Self Love While At Home

Now, if you are still here, let’s get on to the post:

Attempt to maintain my water levels.

I basically live in my bedroom currently and avoid being downstairs or near the kitchen to reduce the chances I snack. The plain old out of sight out of mind tactic. However, this means I am always upstairs in my room. So, I have a drink bottle in my room so I can still attempt to main my water levels. I admit I still need to drink a lot more water buuuuuutttttttttttttttttt I try to have a minimum of 750ml………….. Anyways, drinking lots of water keeps me full, helps me reduce the strain of my eyes, reduce my headaches, reduces my snacking and a lot more.

When I do go to eat food, I eat till I am genuinely full.

I make sure I have my coffee or a warm cup of Indian tea in the morning. I make sure I have my side of yoghurt or raita for lunch and dinner. I add the needed side or extra to my dish to ensure that I am full by the end of it. Now be careful and don’t use this as an excuse to make your meals extremely big. Just eat enough food to make you full and have a glass of water and a SIDE (meaning small amount) with your meal.

When I do go to eat food, I try to have nutritional foods.

I also make sure that my meals have some form of nutritional value. I try to incorporate food that has some nutritional value: eggs, mushrooms, wheat, chicken, vegetables and milk. I still need to work on the nutritional value of my meals but I am making small changes. It is about a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. I find that the meals that have more nutritional foods to be more filling and let’s not forget the health benefits!!

I think about my Getting Fit | How to Fight Cravings post, are you hungry or bored?

I am continuously asking myself this question. One of the many bad habits I made was to eat out of pure boredom. This is one of the main causes of my weight gain.  Have a read of that post for more info!!

I also think about my Getting Fit | Finding a Balance Between Healthy and Unhealthy Eating post, Moderation!!!

I think it is all about moderation. You don’t have to cut out carbs or only eat a boring old salad. You only really get one life. So make the most of it. Have a read of that post for more info!!

I hope these tips help you just as much as they help me. I honestly do a few small things that make a big difference for me. At the end of the day, don’t put yourself in torture because you snack too much. If you think you snack too much try to drink more water throughout the day or make your meals slightly bigger (and may be healthier). It is really about if you are actually hungry or bored and moderation.

Disclaimer: Under no circumstances am I a professional so if you do start to workout or a food plan make sure to consult with a professional before starting. You are perfect the way you are and in writing this series I am not trying to say that everyone needs to work out or be on a food plan. The final say really comes down to your health, needs, wants and most importantly you. If you don’t what to workout or go on a food plan then don’t; as long as your doctor or nutritionist clears you.

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As always, thank you for being the Samosauce to my Garam Samosa!!!

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