How You Can Lose COVID-19 Weight During the New Year
We’ve all had to make some uncomfortable adjustments this year. From social distancing to working remotely, the era of COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, and socialize. Since being cooped up at home led so many of us to indulge in other things — like food — the New Year is a great time to make a change.
Staying healthy and fit is one of the most effective ways to ward off disease and obesity. Offering one of the most trusted medical weight loss programs in Yardley, PA, our team at Signature Medicine believes these four simple steps will help start your weight loss journey in 2021.
Keep Healthy Foods at Eye Level
There is no telling when COVID-era restrictions will finally be lifted. With that in mind, there are ways to motivate yourself to eat healthy even when you’re at home. One way to do this is to prepare snack-sized portions of healthy foods, like steamed asparagus, fresh fruit, or a vegetable platter, and keep them at eye level in your refrigerator. When you need a snack, these healthy alternatives to junk food will be calling your name.
Create a Meal Plan
There’s nothing that will destroy a diet quite like failure to plan. We’ve all been there. Long day at work? Go through the drive-thru. Missed lunch? Grab a candy bar and soda at the gas station. Have an emergency? Order a pizza since it’s too late to start cooking. When you create a meal plan that accounts for the day’s main meals and at least one daily snack, you can shop for only the things you need for the week (and save money on impulse buys) and establish a back-up meal plan for days when things just don’t go how you expected.
Watch What You Order
From ordering groceries online to calling for take-out, the ability to choose, click, and enjoy has been fueling the economy since COVID-19 hit. Unfortunately, if you’re already hungry or in the mood to eat junk food, your order choices may take a nosedive into the downright-bad-for-you pool. Instead, be intentional about your choices by planning days of the week when you want to eat out, deciding on a theme, and shopping according to your meal plan.
Stay Active (Even at Home)
When you feel like the gym isn’t an option and the weather is less-than-perfect, it’s tempting to stay indoors and browse your favorite streaming service for the latest releases. While everyone can use some R&R, too much of a good thing isn’t going to help you lose weight. Commit to spending 10-20 minutes a day doing some form of activity that doesn’t require any equipment or dedicated space. Some options are stretching, walking, jumping jacks, running up and downstairs, or simply playing vigorously with your pet.
See Lasting Results with Medical Weight Loss
If your weight is not quite where you’d like it to be and you’re looking for a lasting solution, take advantage of the expert advice, support, and proven techniques offered at Signature Medicine. Contact us today to learn more about medical weight loss in Langhorne, PA!