How to avoid weight gain? My advice for the current days of quarantine
“Stay at Home” is the current message. A message that saves lives and the same time prevents the spread of Coronavirus. Although, quarantine can cause weight gain problems.
How to avoid weight gain? What about the recommendation “Take care of Yourself”?
This may not sound as appealing as popular diets of the time, but it is more realistic and ultimately effective these days. Paying more attention to ourselves is not the easiest thing, especially in the current situation, when we have responsibility for other people (children, parents, partners). If we collapse, we will leave unprotected, those we worry about.
Οur weight is determined by parts of the brain that work over and under cognitive processes. What we experience and the way we accept and internalize our everyday incidents, is translated into thoughts, and thoughts into feelings, and emotions. Our emotions cause the production of certain chemicals in the brain and into the body, which gives the information to our mind about whether we are in danger/ stress or not. When our body receives the ‘’in danger chemistry’’, will defend itself in the ways it knows, so it’s not easy to lose weight even if we try.
So, what can we do to lose or not gain more weight?
The answer is … a lot!
Just keep in mind that it is a transient situation, from which we hope to get out quickly, and when we get back to normal, we should be in the same physical condition and get into our clothes. Summer is coming!
Dr Marilena Nikolaidou