For you office workers or those with a lot of activities outside, work from home, stay at home, or physical distancing is surely quite a challenge. Suddenly you have to change your mundane life to something you’re unfamiliar with, and we believe it’s not easy. But health is always the top priority, so what you can do now is motivating yourself to keep your body and soul are on the right track. One of the most important things to consider from this long-term work from home or stay at home is to maintain your weight. How to not gaining way too much weight after weeks at home? Here are our simple tips.
1. Plan your meal
Plan your meal by making a schedule for when to breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have your own eating plan before work from home, stick with it as well. Don’t loosen up and thinking it’s okay to skip your plan, as it could be an unhealthy habit without you even realize. It is also better to insert healthy meals in your plan.
2. Cook you own meal or snack
This to keep your body moving without going outside the house. And by cooking your own meal, you can monitor your portion, hygiene, or even adjust your sugar intake. You can also have fun choosing the menu for your eating plan. If you’re unfamiliar with cooking, don’t worry as these Instagram accounts will improve your cooking skills at home. The groceries are also easy to order online, be it in Jakarta, Bandung, Bali, Surabaya, or Yogyakarta.
3. Stay away from the kitchen
Choosing the right spot to work is important. You may stay in one spot or change every several days, but make sure your spot is not near the kitchen, fridge, or food storage. This is to prevent yourself from snacking too much while working, as you will have few efforts to grab them. You will also have a break from your work while having your meal.
4. Spare time to move
Make sure you’re not sitting for more than 3 hours at a time. Take a small break, like 15 minutes, to do stretching. You can also do a simple exercise to burn the foods you ate at lunch. You don’t need fancy equipment to do this anyway, yet just use your own body to do the basic exercise moves. And to make a workout happen at home, you can put it on your calendar, the same way you would schedule a work meeting. If you need guidance on how to exercise at home, here are some workout apps that help.
5. Stay hydrated
The research shows that people tend to eat more while they dehydrated as they can mistakenly thirsty for hunger. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine determined that adequate daily fluid intake is: About 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) of fluids for men. About 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) of fluids a day for women. Not only water, but you can also stay hydrated by drinking other beverages as long as it doesn’t contain sugar, like tea or black coffee, or from fruits.