Use these diet tips and exercises to keep yourself fit and feeling FAAAINE during the lockdown!

The lockdown has taken a toll on everyone in several ways but the two things that are definitely affected by it are our health and eating habits. Incorporating a diet plan and keeping a check on the amount of junk food we consume with limited or no physical workout available to the body. Don’t deprive yourself of things that make you feel better but don’t adopt unhealthy habits if you’ve vowed to cut down on things that are harmful to your wellbeing. So, we’ve curated a list of diet tips and exercises to help you stay healthy and not give up on your physical and mental wellness during this tough period of time.

Take a look at some helpful diet tips and exercises:


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3 healthy habits to feel alive ❤️ Our current situation is making us all slow down, pause, and reevaluate. Yes, it can be frustrating to be home but it's also giving us the time we never had before to prioritize health in ways we couldn't before. Now that most of us have adjusted to the new normal of quarantine, there are a few habits tat we can start to cultivate now that will support your mental and physical health now in this time and that you can keep doing after quarantine is over as well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Health is a daily practice and even though a lot of us might be pushed to load up on vitamins or immunity boosters right now, we need to remember that real strength of health comes from years of good practice and of taking care of your diet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I've been cooking quite a bit myself and have been sharing recipes for healthy, nutritous meals on my feed and IG TV and have been sharing quite a few of them with my family over Zoom. It's done wonders for my overall health, especially reconnecting with my family. Being present with everything I do. Taking appointments, washing vessels, cooking meals etc. Being present with it.. just changed the experience. Lastly, I’ve really FILTERED the information I’m absorbing. I've also listed some great uplifting IG accounts in my previous posts that you guys can follow to stay positive through this time. What’s something that you’re finding the time for now that's giving you peace and improving your health? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I'd love to know!⠀

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HOW TO START? The broadest principles of a good diet are pretty similar for most people – we all need to consume enough of the common essential nutrients for our bodies to function properly. BUT how this translates exactly into a complete diet varies enormously, as we are all wonderfully unique ? – If you’re keen to work out what is best for you as an individual, here are my suggestions: . ?Start by being mindful (aware) of the sorts of foods you are eating over a few days and, importantly, pay attention to how you are feeling. Perhaps make some notes if you find that helpful. . ? If you notice you’re having persistent symptoms, any sort of medical concern, or are experiencing excessive worry or confusion when it comes to eating, please seek professional support. It is never a sign of weakness to ask for help. . ?Work out a couple of simple things you might like to try adjusting. But please approach this exercise with a compassionate voice (much like you would if you were helping a dear friend), not one that beats you up for not being perfect already. It’s a chance to practice a little self-kindness ??‍♀️ . ? Things like having some protein at breakfast, eating an extra portion of vegetables each day, or drinking a glass of water mid-morning, are examples of where to start. . ❤️Keep the actions POSITIVE ?? adding in healthy habits, rather than negative ?? restricting the less-healthy ones. . ?‍♀️ Remember the non-food options too: adding a 2 minute meditation, leaving your phone downstairs overnight, opting for non-food treats, getting outside every day etc. Little changes really do add up over time, so give yourself permission to take it slowly, allow for some trial-and-error, and remember that perfection is an impossible goal. . ❓Would a food and symptom diary be useful if I shared one? UPDATE: The Food and Symptom diary is now on my website in the articles -> mindset section ? . ? If you are an emotional eater, take a look at my list of non-food treats on my website, in the articles section. x

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DIET + BONE HEALTH ? Growing up it was probably drummed into you that calcium builds strong bones – that’s very true, but there are also a handful of other key nutrients that play an important role. This month #TheFoodMedic resident dietitian Maeve (@dieteticallyspeaking) is back discussing the role of diet in bone health. Key Nutrients: ➡️ Protein ➡️ Calcium ➡️ Vitamin D ➡️ Phosphorus ➡️ Magnesium ➡️ Vitamin K ➡️ Weight bearing exercises (not a nutrient I know, but so important for strengthening bones!) Head over to our #EducationalHub on for the full article. Ps. What would you like us to cover next? ?? #TheFoodMedic #EducationHub #FoodAndMedicine #BoneHealth

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Getting healthy and staying healthy is a process. Try incorporating these diet tips to bring some discipline to your eating habits and unhealthy lifestyle.