How to Keep From Gaining Weight During COVID-19 Quarantine

How to Keep From Gaining Weight During COVID-19 Quarantine Click to Enlarge Photo: AP Images

(KNSI) – Weight loss experts have some advice to help prevent weight gain while people work from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Workers are home a lot more than they're used to because companies are utilizing teleworking, and also because of the massive amount of delays and cancellations of almost everything including, sports, theatrical productions, school, and church, to name a few things.

Marcia Johnson, with Livea Weight Control Center in Waite Park, says making smart food choices right now is key to losing weight and staying healthy.

"You just got to eat healthily. Make sure you're getting that protein, make sure you're getting your vegetables and fruit. Limit those sugary drinks, limiting that alcohol and snacking. And this will help boost that immune system and get us all through this."

She says there's one thing everyone has access to that can help you avoid getting sick and keep the weight off.

"The important things is water, water, water. It's cheap, and it is just so good for us. It's good for our immune system. It's good for detoxing. It keeps you fuller, so you don't have this tendency to want to eat."

Marcia says it's also essential to get some exercise and get out of the house.

"One thing we suggest, if you can, is to get outside. We all know that walking is one of the best things for us. If you can walk 30 minutes to an hour every day, we know the fresh air is something that is the doctor's orders."

If you can't get outside, go up and down your stairs or do squats while you're brushing your teeth. Find some way to be active.

Nutrition experts recommend eating small amounts of healthy food every two to three hours to keep your metabolism going.

Marcia says finding a new healthy routine for a while is essential.

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