At the beginning of every year we all make a list of things we want to stop doing and of things we want to start paying extra attention to, and for many; healthy eating has featured on that list more than you would like to accept. Sticking to a healthy diet is not for everyone, and I am not saying it can’t be done. However, some people have more cheat days than others.
Granted there are days you can’t help it, when you are hanging out with friends or colleagues who like to eat out; and then you find yourself pressured into eating what everyone else is having. Eating out ones in a while is not wrong; it becomes a problem when you do it throughout the week. It’s normally fast food, which means you end up eating less nutritious food which has no value you to your body.
But is Corona virus changing our eating habits? There aspects of our lives that corona virus hasn’t affected. But one of the most noticeable shifts is how it has pushed many of us to literally reinvent what, where, and how we eat. When the pandemic started, we stumbled into a new way of life that forced us to eat every meal at home. But as weeks turned into months, we realized we had formed new eating habits.
For every person who is cooking more or growing their own food, there’s another who is addicted to ordering takeout. Many who work from home “don’t spend time on that dreaded commute, kept their jobs, and have a bit more control over their lives, and their diet habits improved.
A year into the pandemic, maybe now would be a good time to evaluate your diet and see which habits you want to keep and what needs more work. How has the pandemic affected your diet? Please share your stories; we would love to hear from you.