Simply Nerdy Mom: Why Eating Well Benefits More Than Your Weight

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Why Eating Well Benefits More Than Your Weight



If you are eager to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the emerging coronavirus pandemic has probably made you even more determined. We all know now that Covid-19 is more serious if you catch it and you are obese or suffer from underlying health conditions. It can be challenging to find the willpower to stick to a nutritious balanced diet if you are locked down in your own home because of coronavirus. You might find yourself reaching for the chips and dips as a comfort when you are feeling low and depressed. Uncertainty can lead us to rely on food for a crutch and 2020 has been the most uncertain year in a generation. Take a look at why eating well benefits more than just your weight.


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Mood


If you find yourself suffering from mental anguish because of the new normal being thrust upon you, think about how you can use diet to lift your mood. Fresh vegetables that cover every color of the rainbow should be eaten on a daily basis. Ensure that you swap the fatty fried meats for leaner cuts. Opt for some oily fish and enjoy whole grains rather than refined carbs. The colorful vegetables represent a range of different antioxidants that can lift your mood and boost your immunity. The lift in your positivity and refinding your mojo will help you to channel your thoughts down more fruitful avenues. This begins with what you eat. Enjoy cooking meals at home and dust off your recipe books to test out some new nutritious and healthy meals. You and your family will benefit from a less stressed mindset.


Fitness


As your weight does inevitably decrease, your fitness increases. Weighing less doesn’t just make you feel better, but it can benefit your joints and your internal organs. If you continually reach for the heartburn treatment, you may find that a simple tweak in your diet will prevent the reflux. Eating smaller portions and lowering your calorie intake each day will lead to less strain on your hips and knees. These weight bearing joints are the ones that may need replacing in later life, so care for them while you are still young. 


As you get fitter, your mood lifts, endorphins are released, and you are more eager to get outdoors and be active. Rather than reaching for the fizzy pop, an isotonic drink can give you the energy to power through a run, a bicycle ride, or an outside dance class.


Your Appearance


If you are unhappy with the way you look, eating a more nutritious and healthier diet can turn into a whole new lifestyle. As your weight shifts and you lose the pounds, you will find yourself fitting into dresses two sizes smaller that you haven’t worn for decades. This can lead to your confidence being boosted. With better self esteem, you will feel empowered to apply for that promotion, to wear that beiki with pride, and to try different outfit styles and colors. 


If you are eager to eat well, don’t assume that it is all about weight. Your immune system, confidence, and fitness will also benefit for your new diet.


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