Don’t be a Quarantine Couch Potato! Avoid the COVID-15 lb. Weight Gain! What are the ‘Fear Foods?’ How can you avoid what is being called “the COVID-15” named after the infamous “Freshman 15” lb. weight gain that is sometimes experienced by college freshmen?
When people are anxious, their bodies increase amounts of cortisol, known as the stress hormone, which nudges us to eat “fear foods,” such as fats and carbohydrates.
The old adage to “eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper” is still great advice.
Eating your biggest meal of the day in the morning gives you more time during the day to burn calories and also keeps your blood sugar at a steady level throughout the day. More tips tomorrow!