As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are working from home. While convenient, working from home can make it harder to ensure you’re staying on track with your nutrition. It’s easy to start consuming junk food or consuming too much caffeine, for example.
One important thing that may get overlooked is remaining hydrated. Doing so will decrease the chances of unnecessarily consuming snacks as it’s easy to confuse being thirsty with being hungry. Furthermore, failing to hydrate can lead to fatigue and potentially affect your ability to remain productive.
Breakfast remains the most important meal of the day. Since you’re working from home, you can use the time you would normally spend commuting to work to prepare a healthy meal. This should include protein and fiber-rich foods along with fruits and oats.
With the extra time you have, resist the urge to work through your normal lunch hour. Besides allowing your brain to “recharge” for the remainder of the workday, focusing on your meal will help with mindful eating and overeating.
Watch your caffeine intake. A cup or two is fine but too much may negatively affect your sleep cycle or it could lead to increased anxiety and headaches.
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