While many of us are urged to stay home to keep the COVID-19 virus at bay, we are faced with the challenge of keeping healthy even though our routines have been thrown off. Everything from a simple run to the grocery store to visiting your local gym, life is different. Although we know that this chapter will eventually be behind us it is important to find a way to make the most of it. We got to thinking, why not help you along the way? Give you our tips and tricks on how to make this time, your time! Selfcare is essential when facing tough times, it helps lower your stress, anxiety, and improves your overall wellbeing.
More than ever, proper nutrition has been on our minds, how can it not? As you flip through the channels on TV you are seeing grocery stores selling out of rice, pasta, and frozen processed foods. Surprisingly you aren’t seeing the same thing happen with fresh fruit and vegetables. We recommend picking those up and freezing them to use for later. Did you know you can freeze avocado? Making these small accommodations for yourself may help you feel more in control of your meals in a time that is already stressful enough.
Eating foods that are immune boosting may also help you feel stronger. Consider adding foods like citrus fruits, red bell peppers, broccoli, garlic, ginger, green tea, spinach, yogurt, almonds, papaya, kiwi, poultry, sunflower seeds and shellfish to your list. Did you know that you can find 224% of your recommended amount of vitamin C in one papaya? They are also known to have a digestive enzyme called papain that produces an anti-inflammatory effect. These vitamin and nutrient dense foods contain powerful immunity boosting properties that can help keep you feeling strong and healthy while you are home.
Most importantly, watch your snacking! We realize that may be difficult if you have snacks in your home and the ability to reach for them at any time. However, we recommend reaching for a low-calorie option, like our 100-Calorie Protein Bars or chips. Remember our Signature Supplements and Products are still available for purchase on our website, Shop.MediWeightloss.com. Stocking up on food that won’t work against your waistline is important and something that you can do for yourself when your options are limited!
Your health should be your number one priority during this challenging time and we are here for you every step of the way! Check with your local Medi-Weightloss® location to find out if they are offering telemedicine at this time.