Eating adequate food in these times seems like a difficult task. While the pandemic, on the one hand, has returned us to appreciate the basics, the basics in times of accelerated evolution of skills, it can become chaotic.
This is what Karla Barrous, clinical nutritionist, states, noting that in the face of this new reality derived from the health crisis, “we have had to learn to handle housework again with everything and cooking included (at least 3 times a day), at the same time that we continue with our work, many in remote mode, which seems to never end ”.
The specialist at Tae Fighting Combat & Fitness Center, a center specialized in group fitness training, said that as the children's schools have moved home, the cleanings are more thorough with each entry and exit, not to mention going to the supermarket, it seems like a punishment.
Now many prefer to wait until the last thing in the cupboard is left, in order to prolong this appointment without escape, which sooner or later arrives, among many other things that barely leave the strength to continue at the end of the day, causing you to choose to eat what easier to prepare, delivery orders, or simply spend long hours fasting.
This, together with sedentary lifestyle and anxiety about an uncertain future, are valid arguments, but not favorable, to practice these behaviors frequently.
He clarifies that it is for this reason that in these times adequate advice and timely accompaniment are necessary to be able to have a healthy diet for the whole family.
Explain that health is a set of characteristics that must coexist in order to be defined as such. “To talk about it, we must ensure, not only are we in a state of adequate physical well-being, but also biochemical and emotional, that makes us feel in harmony with ourselves and our surroundings.”
Speaking of the importance of having a multidisciplinary team of care and focus to lose weight, he says that this is vital to achieve the goals, because the process is made lighter.
“Having a multidisciplinary team is of utmost importance in weight control processes, where it is not only about eating balanced, but also about changing the perception of food, making changes that are based on evidence and experience, to achieve assimilate and adopt them for our daily lives, incorporated into each lifestyle in particular, include new habits related to physical activity (of utmost importance), accompanied by a psychological follow-up that allows us to understand the process and accept it, “he said.
The doctor indicates that during the process to achieve the objectives with any patient, the intake of foods that provide nutrients is controlled, taking care of caloric and metabolic needs. He adds: “It is important to understand that food is necessary to survive and maintain a quality life, that by providing our days with a variety of foods we can obtain all the nutrients we need: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals, and not less important, water. All important so that our organism maintains a correct metabolic activity ”.
Barrous warns that it is important to eat with conscience, advising five tips and guidelines to achieve this, among these: sit at the table to eat, when eating avoid entertaining with screens, even if they are at work, chew food well, eat slowly, give it Time for your brain to understand that you are eating, eat at a fixed time and finally plan your menu, if it is not possible, remember, always bet on balance, in moderation is the key, and enjoying your food is part of happiness.
He recommends making a balance to achieve it, scheduling the activities of the day, especially for those who stay at home, they must have a beginning and an end, in this way we oxygenate our brain.
Eat with conscience
Barrous assures that it must be understood “that we are not machines, that we must set tangible goals for ourselves. Take the time to eat consciously of what we are eating. Do some physical activity daily or a minimum of 3 times a week, the one that suits our condition, but you have to move. Exercise intervenes in our entire body, both physically and emotionally, allowing the release of substances that provide this state of well-being ”.
The doctor adds that keeping the precautions of the place that everyone already knows, it is good to sunbathe, breathe fresh air, change the environment, visit the beach, the mountains and if you stay at home, watch a movie that makes you laugh or do a hobby that you like
Tips for healthy nutrition
Karla Barrous is a medical specialist in nutrition, certified in muscular health and in the prescription of exercise and nutritional support for adults.
Tae Fighting –CFT is a specialized group fitness training center that combines combat techniques (boxing and martial arts) with functional exercises.