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Eating during COVID-19

Eating during COVID-19

An article written by Dr. Uma Naidoo of Harvard Medical School talks about eating during this stressful, traumatic, and uncertain time of COVID-19.  There are so many things that have thrown our routines off-kilter recently:

These factors add up to increased stress and anxiety for many.  Humans can tend to turn to food as comfort and as a numbing mechanism, reaching for their “favorite salty, crunchy snack because of boredom or feeling on edge.”  This has led to many of the memes across the internet that border on painfully biting, reminding us how out of control our eating has truly gotten.

Going back to Dr. Naidoo’s article, she says, “How, then, can we mindfully make good food choices?

She also has recommendations for reducing “anxiety and boost[ing] immunity by choosing the following:

To read the article in its entirety, click here

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Author
Mariel Ilardi  Mariel became a weight loss coach with SMWL after being a patient herself -- having lost 65 pounds through the program! In addition to coaching SMWL patients, Mariel is the founder and CEO of Haven Coaching, an executive and career coaching company.

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