Three meals a day is no longer a standard. The pandemic has caused a lot of us to remain at home when the custom was going out each day. Easting that lunch meal does not happen as it did for years past. People understood that they had to eat a good lunch to fuel themselves for the rest of the day and to get along with people as they did this. People need lunch to remain healthy, to feel peaceful, and cope with stress.
Now if we are home, food is within reach all day, but how much is snack food? Popular energy drinks, coffee, sports drinks, caffeinated and sugar-filled drinks that even hospitals push are quick and said to be healthy. They are easy to grab, but they are not healthy food.
Hopping in the car for fast food is so tempting and so much easier than cooking. Automatically it is considered a no brainer. Is it really? There are options at those fast-food places that can still be healthy, a salad with chicken, (Forget too much dressing) vegetable bowls, a sub sandwich. Just try your best to not order french fries or heavy fried foods and fattening drinks.
Watching that lunch diet and eating right, so many of us do not know what eating right implies. It is important to how well we handle the stress of being cooped up, especially if we are a social animal accustomed to being with other people. Some of us need more motivation than we get at home by ourselves. Some people are fighting to stay healthy, and all of us are subject to habit. We have all engaged in certain bad eating habits and we don’t always know how to stop. We are tempted constantly with the refrigerator and stocks of food handy. Now, we are not suffering stress to get a job completed or papers sorted and answered, those testy brain moments come too late to think about now.
Thinking about a peaceful mind and taking an hour to meditate seems like a dream these days. Helen Lee Schifter talks about the peace of mind that stabilizes and gives us healthier days. It is not necessary to spend days depressed but changing habits is difficult.
The starting point for health and wellness is at the grocery store. Going about the routine putting comfort foods and favorite snacks in your cart. But, at the checkout counter, look at what is in the cart, and you will see a surprising amount of junk. Now take them out. Do not take them home. There is a sense of pride in doing that. If they cannot be reached in a refrigerator or pantry, you cannot be tempted to eat them.