3 Ways to Eat Healthy During the Covid-19 Pandemic

healthy chicken salad

As city, state and even the federal government is asking us to stay home until the Coronavirus pandemic has passed, it is still important to eat healthy and get daily exercise.

Unfortunately, most of us are eating way too much and not getting enough exercise.  By the numerous Facebook posts and endless memes, most of us can see or feel the pounds piling on, after nearly two months in quarantine.

The good news is that there are several ways to eat healthy and stay in shape during the pandemic, even when we can’t get to the grocery store or the gym as we used to.

In this article, we will discuss 3 Easy ways to eat healthy and stay in shape during the pandemic.


1. Healthy Portion-Controlled Meals

how to eat healthy during coronavirus pandemicOne of the biggest problems associated with the pandemic, is that people often eat unhealthy or they over eat out of pure boredom, while playing video games or watching reruns of MASH.

Without having  a healthy outlet, such as going to the gym, swimming or walking outside for 30 to 60 minutes, this sedentary lifestyle can lead to overeating or eating unhealthy fast food.  This can lead to weight gain, Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure (HBP) or high cholesterol.

With the popularity of portion-controlled meals, you can eat healthy even while sheltering in place.   Food companies have significantly improved pre-made meals.  There was a time when these meals, often found in grocery stores or weight loss centers, such as Weight Watchers, were expensive, small, tasted bland and oftentimes left you unsatisfied and wanting more food.

Today, you can find portion controlled meals that are larger size so you can eat healthy and feel satisfied.  You can find meals that are gluten-free, ADA-approved, low sugar and even kosher.

You don’t even have to leave your house to enjoy ready to cook meals.  You order them online, and they are delivered to your house ready to eat.  You just pit a meal in the microwave and enjoy.

When you eat healthy portion-controlled meals during coronavirus, you can:

  • Maintain a healthy diet
  • Eat healthy smaller portions
  • Prevent eating seconds or thirds
  • Order meals that ate gluten-free, keto friendly, diabetic approved


2. Meal Kit Delivery Service

meal delivery service to eat healthyAs people are required to shelter in place and practice social distancing due to the pandemic, it can be hard to eat healthy.  The coronavirus has lead to more people are using meal delivery services, which is allowing people to eat healthy even while sheltering in place.   This is especially true to avoid long lines at grocery stores and for those deemed at risk.

What do you do if you like to cook your own healthy meals, but you can’t easily leave your home to go to the grocery store or go to your favorite restaurants?  With a Meal Delivery Service, you have a large selection of healthy and nutritious meals to choose right from your computer, while in quarantine.  With these meal delivery services, fresh ingredients and a recipe are delivered to your house.

There is no need to don a face mask and gloves to go outside.  With this convenient meal planning service, you can forget a long wait in grocery store lines to shop for ingredients and hope they are even in stock.  Everything shows up on your doorstep in a box on your scheduled delivery date.

Today, you can often find a meal delivery service tailored to meet your dietary restrictions,  such as diabetic, gluten-free, sugar-free, paleo friendly, keto approved or meals need to be certified kosher.

With Meal Kit Delivery Services, everything you need to eat healthy and make a delicious meal during these challenging times are delivered to your house.


3. Learn to Cook Healthy Meals at Home

start up library cooking

Do want to eat healthy meals at home during the Covid-19 lockdown, but you don’t know how to cook?  With Start Up Library:  Cooking, you can learn to cook online like a professional chef in the comfort of your own home.  The affordable online cooking lessons are taught by a professional chef and Chopped cooking show champion.

You will master knife skills, learn importance of stocks and sauces as the foundation for your dishes, perfect your frying and roasting techniques to create the perfect meal and more.

Yo can repeat lessons at anytime to hone your culinary skills, so you can create restaurant quality meals at home.


4. Home Exercise Equipment

mini exercise bikeIn addition to eating healthy and nutritious meals during the pandemic, you also need to get daily exercise during these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus.  This is important to maintain both your physical health as well as your emotional health.

While you might not be able to go to the gym yet, there is no reason you can’t get a gym-quality workout at home.  You can have affordable home exercise equipment for any age to get daily exercise.

If you have a large room, you can get a recumbent exercise bike.  With several setting,  these exercise bikes allow you to enjoy an easy ride, if you are new to home exercise equipment to a heart pounding mountain climb.  The best part, a mini recumbent exercise bike won’t set you back thousands of dollars.  This is especially important for people who have lost their job due to the pandemic or are on a fixed income.

If you are spaced challenged, but still want to get exercise at home, you can use a mini exercise bike.  You can work your legs and arms to get a full body exercise.


Ken Weiss

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