Our whole world and ways of being have been turned on their head as many of us prepare to head into week four of sheltering in place. And even if you aren’t stuck at home, but are simply (or not-so-simply) practicing social distancing, well, let’s just say none of this is easy. For anyone.
Being at home a lot more can mean being surrounded by food 24/7–especially since many of us are stocking up to cut down on trips to the store. This perfect storm of feeling stressed and confined can cause us to graze all day and overeat at mealtimes.
Luckily, there are plenty of healthy ways to lessen our stress and anxiety so we can all eat well and still stick to our health goals. Here are seven suggestions from the coach team:
“There’s no right or wrong way to be,” says coach Kathleen. “The key is to figure out the most important thing for you to change and what you need to make that happen.” If you could make one small change to reduce stress eating, what would it be? Start there. Building on success is the best way to put the brakes on unhealthy habits and start creating new healthier ones.