It’s understandable how you may have gained weight during the pandemic, especially if you were spending most of your time at home. Google trends showed that comfort food recipes were popular. You may have found yourself wishing for a biscuit or a beer. Therefore, as constraints continue to loosen, many are increasingly concerned about “COVID curves” and the “Quarantine 15” that haven’t disappeared.
You may have had the opportunity to learn more about preparing nutritious foods if you spent more time at home than usual. Cooking a week’s worth of meals—or at least the protein portions of them—might be useful. Eat proteins first since they will make you feel satiated. Alcohol does not aid in weight reduction, despite the fact that it may appear like a means to reduce stress.
Consistent cardio, such as brisk walking, for at least 30 minutes most days of the week is one of the greatest strategies to shed body fat. Some people might need more exercise than recommended to reduce their weight and keep it off.
Any additional movement aids in calorie burning. If you can’t squeeze in a formal workout on a particular day, consider methods you may improve your physical activity throughout the day. When shopping, for instance, park at the far end of the lot and make multiple journeys up and down the steps.
If you desire long-term, effective weight control, eating well and exercising for only a few weeks or even months won’t cut it. These routines need to turn into a way of life. Examining your eating habits and daily schedule honestly is the first step in making lifestyle adjustments.
Try developing a plan to progressively modify the behaviours and mindsets that have thwarted your prior attempts after evaluating your unique obstacles to weight reduction. If you want to finally succeed in losing weight, go beyond merely acknowledging your obstacles and make a strategy for how you’ll overcome them.
You’ll probably experience a setback now and again. But if you have a setback, simply start over the following day rather than giving up completely. Keep in mind that you want to transform your life. It won’t take place immediately. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, and you’ll see worthwhile effects.
Don’t wait while you’re in pain, request an appointment today at The Health First Group in Mississauga Millcreek, Mississauga Heartland, Milton, or Etobicoke. Our practitioners in all three cities are ready to educate you on movement and your pain, to get you feeling like normal. This article was written by Hina Shaikh, PT who works at both our Mississauga Millcreek and Milton locations as a physiotherapist.