Erika Hoffmaster, RD

Nutrition & Wellness

Simple Habits To Improve Your Health During Quarantine.

During this Pandemic, I have seen tons of Ads on supplements that apparently are going to save us all and I watched in disbelief when the “Quarantine 15” and other stay at home weight gain trends appeared. WTF

Screw the diet industry, which makes billions off of people’s insecurities and then keeps them in a revolving state of thinking they are not enough.

You don’t deserve that!

Especially now when there is so much worry and loss in our lives.

DON’T let the diet industry or some random influencer add another stressor to your life.

It’s an uncertain time and maybe you just want answers on how you can “boost” your immune system and not gain weight while stuck in your home.

I get that, but I’m telling you, as a Dietitian and your friend, there is no magic pill or supplement or shake or any other nonsense that can just instantly make that happen.

When all the craziness started with this Pandemic, I didn’t rush to tell all my clients to begin popping supplements or restrict their eating.

They didn’t have to worry about that because we already had plans in place that focused on developing healthy habits of getting proper sleep, decreasing stress, moving their body, and continuing to eat balanced meals to SUPPORT their immune system.

You can do the same.

Just taking supplements without having those foundational habits in place is like putting a bandaid over the problem.

We are all doing the best we can during difficult times.

It’s ok to allow yourself not to be productive, to eat the cookies, to watch all the episodes of Tiger King in one sitting. It’s totally normal to be thrown off by everything happening.

But if you want to focus on your health, I promise you there is no need to stress over it and no need to go to extremes.

Just start with the foundations: 

  • Get sleep
  • Take time to meditate or do something you love to destress
  • Move your body
  • Add some fruits and veggies to meals
  • Practice self-love, compassion, and acceptance
  • Spend time with people you love
  • Ignore the nonsense
  • Just take it one day at a time
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