There’s three kinds of people amidst this chaotic, unprecedented time.
👩🏻🦰Person A: “Yay! I’m working at home, so I’m not working out, and I’m eating whatever. Screw my diet. I also eat 97,384 snacks a day, because I’m bored. It’s fine. I’m fine. I’ll resume when life is ‘back to normal.’”
👩🏽🦱Person B: “No gym means home workouts. I probably don’t burn as many calories, so I should cut carbs, run a sh*t ton and invest in some plyometric plan, even though I don’t do that regularly. Will. Not. Gain. Weight. Do I need a fat burner? Is butter a carb?”
👩🏻Person C: “This sucks, but I’m going to keep my routine, overcome and conquer.”
ANSWER: You ❌ DO NOT ❌ need to eat less on quarantine!
YOU STILL NEED FOOD.
Do not starve yourself.
Do not fear the food in your pantry.
At maintenance, I eat around 2,100 calories daily, and I’m 130 lbs. Just by existing, doing nothing, Precision Nutrition dictates I need around 1,900 JUST TO LIVE. Chances are, a lot of you are thinking, “I don’t even eat that now.”
I AM NOT AN ANOMALY.
I AM HUMAN.
HUMANS NEED FOOD.
YOU NEED FOOD.
If you are somebody that is triggered by snacks at home, chances are you are 1) under-eating or 2) have bigger problems to address. Self control takes time to learn, but right now, we have the time to practice and learn it. This is why I teach clients macronutrients. This teaches you there are no “good” and “bad” foods/carbs/fats. Food is food, and it’s all a protein, fat or carb.
Now is the time to grasp your nutrition, meal prep and focus on hunger cues.
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