How to get rid of the ongoing need for snacks during self-isolation
After this period of self-isolation at home, we emerge either weaker or fatter. Those who do not know or do not like to cook can enter the first category, and in the absence of any temptation from the fridge, eat less. But in the second category you can find thouse who are bored, and enjoy cooking or snacking.
Do you belong to the category of those who simply cannot refrain from ranting? Find out that the chaotic meal between meals is the number one enemy of the figure. Firstly because you risk exceeding the measure and consume too many calories, secondly because this type of "snack" consists of foods high in fat or too sweet.
Here are some tricks to keep you busy!
Get rid of temptations. First of all, you are no longer stocked with chocolates, biscuits, chips, in the idea that it is "better to be at home". If they are, you'll think of them.
Eat neatly, at fixed hours and every three hours. This way, you do not risk hypoglycaemia, do not lower your blood glucose so that you feel the need to replace it. Nutritionists recommend small and thick meals rather than staying hungry. Then you fall easier in temptation and eat more calories than necessary.
The two snacks of the day contain low calorie but healthy foods. Give up pastry, chips and biscuits with chocolate and choose natural yogurts, oily fruits, bananas, raw vegetables (carrot pieces, gooseberries, cucumbers, peppers).
Difference between hunger and temptation.Nowadays, we do not eat from hunger, in the true sense of the word. We crave lust, boredom or nervousness. One trick is to use the fruit test: ask yourself if you have eaten a fruit. If so, then you may be hungry. If not, it's probably just a craving for something sweet or unhealthy, in which case it's good to educate yourself not to make immediate decisions.
Don't forget to drink water. The body may misinterpret brain signals, and what feels like a craving for "something" may be a sign of thirst. Drink a glass and wait a few minutes. If your appetite disappears, your body just needs to hydrate.
Consume more protein and fiber. Proteins reduce appetite, especially if they are eaten at breakfast. Fibers (from whole grains, rice, raw fruits and vegetables) contain many vitamins and minerals and give you a feeling of satiety.
If you feel the need for sweets, you can prepare something healthy and natural in your home. A delicious "chocolate" can be made quickly from a teaspoon of cocoa, one of cinnamon, seeds of all kinds (what you have in the house: sunflower, pumpkin, nuts and honey for homogenization. You can also add dry pollen for added vitamins and minerals that strengthen immunity.
Self-isolation is such a regime when the maximum number of people do not allow contacts with each other. Simply they spend all their time at home and go out only in case of an important need. For example, buy products at the supermarket.
This is an important and practically way to deal with a pandemic. The less you contact people, the lower your risk of getting sick or infecting others. Staying healthy right now is an important help to society and the medical system, which is under heavy pressure. After all, if at the same time more people get sick than the medical facilities are able to accept, someone will not be helped. To prevent this terrible situation, stay home. Moreover, if you come up with different activities, it will not be boring at all.
From a legal point of view, the individual quarantine is applied in two ways:
(1)institutionalized quarantine (most often referred under the term quarantine), when an individual is placed by authorities in special quarantine centers for a certain period of time;
(2)home isolation (also referred to as self-isolation), when an individual has the obligation to remain in the home area for a period of time decided by the authorities.
Contact with other people should be avoided so to keep away the coronavirus infection. The World Health Organization recommends not approaching others closer than a meter, and the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention - 1.8 meters. It is believed that at this distance the virus particles will not be transmitted by coughing or sneezing. That’s why at home we feel safe, the feeling of safety is the most important now. Self-isolation means safety.
The Shawn Davis family lives in a crowded area in the state of Illinois, but due to the coronavirus, they were forced to stay at home like all the neighbors. A family of foxes became interested in the empty backyard of the Americans and for several months rested under the windows of Sean's house.
While people were quarantined in their homes, animals began to return the suddenly vacated territories to their legal possessions. This happened with the garden of the American Sean Davis - the backyard of his family was first chosen by a couple of foxes, and then they brought their kids there. The foxes in the courtyard liked it so much that for several months the animal family spent right under the windows of Sean and his relatives, for whom the life of the foxes turned into a real series.
The American noticed that the foxes liked his yard and installed a camera that filmed their life. American Sean Davis was very surprised when in May he saw a red couple in the courtyard of two foxes. The Sean family lives in a crowded area in the state of Illinois, where besides them there are other houses, so this place can hardly be called quiet. However, the presence of people did not scare the animals at all, but rather the opposite, because over time, the foxes in the courtyard of Sean became more and more.
Over time, seven animals at once occupied the courtyard of the Sean family - mother, father, and 5 deprive them. Animals began to use secluded territory as their playground and shelter. In the afternoon, they curled up and slept under trees, games in the morning and evening. And sometimes, due to inattention of people, the yard turned into a dining room. Since the human family almost never left the house due to quarantine, the life of foxes became a real series for them.
Thousands of Britons and Dutch stormed the beaches, taking advantage of the fact that thermometers have indicated 27 degrees Celsius in recent days. On the beach of Scheveningen, near The Hague, you had almost nowhere to throw a needle as many people had come to the beach.
The Netherlands started relaxing on May 6, but with the conditions to prevent the spread of the disease (distance of 2 meters between people, wearing a mask and hand hygiene). The beaches have not been opened yet, but who cared, even if the number of contaminations reached 44,700 yesterday and the number of deaths reached 5,775. The same thing happened in the UK, where temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius were recorded.
Hackney Marshes Beach in East London, the pools near the British metropolis and the beach in Southend, Essex have been stormed by thousands of people of all ages. The Johnson administration imposed restrictive measures on the spread of COVID-19 after the epidemic reached 36,050 deaths and 251,000 diseases. Some regions have begun to relax restrictive measures, but the risks are extremely high given that around 2,000 new cases are reported overnight.
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