Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Relationship With Food While Stuck at Home
Even on the best of days, it can be hard to avoid unhealthy snacking, eating out of boredom, or forgetting to take a snack or lunch break. But trying to manage your relationship with food while working—and doing pretty much everything—from home? Forget about it.
For me, as a resident of New York City, where everything is still pretty much shut down due to COVID-19, maintaining a healthy relationship with food has been a true pain. I’ve gone through phases where I’ve done pretty well—these usually last a couple of weeks—and then months-long phases where I’ve been, well, less than vigilant. In an attempt to get back on track, I’ve been better about planning out my meals in advance and making myself take walks—or runs, if I feel like it. But it’s been tough.
To learn more about how to find balance and health during stay-at-home measures, I spoke to Kylene Bogden, MS, RD, a registered dietician and advisor for Love Wellness, who shares great snacks to reach for throughout the day and her favorite tips for making food your friend, not your enemy, during such a strange time.