More people are working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This arrangement can provide several benefits; however, there can be just as many challenges.
One of the most common issues experienced by some is the easy access to their kitchens and refrigerators. Having convenient and constant access to food often leads to overeating and unhealthy weight gain.
Here are a few things one can do to avoid this dilemma:
- Work furthest away from the kitchen as possible
- Develop an eating schedule and plan the times you are going to eat
- Portion out meals and snacks
- Avoid snacking out of boredom
- Avoid stress eating but instead, practice healthy relaxation techniques such as meditation or deep breathing
- Drink plenty of water (When you are dehydrated, hunger can sometimes be mistaken for thirst)
- Stock your kitchen with healthy food
- Avoid doing other activities when eating ( Being distracted can lead to overeating)
- Stay physically active
Practicing these tips can help provide balance and structure to your daily work-at-home routine. If you continue to struggle with overeating, speak with a dietitian or doctor who can help you with improving eating habits and maintaining a healthy weight.
To make an appointment with a dietitian at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, please call 718-206-7001.
All content of this newsletter is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult a medical professional before adopting any of the suggestions on this page. You must never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment based upon any content of this newsletter. PROMPTLY CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN OR CALL 911 IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY.