Eating Healthier Post Pandemic
From February 14th Revue Post
Let's be honest, the pandemic has done a number on most of us where our waistlines and cholesterol levels are concerned. Between closed gyms, working from home in our pjs while binging junk food all day, to over indulgence in feel good foods & drinks to curb depression, we are all a hot mess!
As you know, I've cut out alcohol, and my husband and I are currently giving up sugar for 28 days in February, but we are also looking to shift our diet (eating lifestyle, not crash diet!) back to being more whole foods centered again. Honestly, we bought a Ninja Foodi toaster oven/air fryer a few months ago, and have gone a bit over board on frozen pizzas and the like, which is never good. Anyway, the toaster is still amazing for Air Roasting poultry and veggies, so it's still a win. But...
We are looking to do more of a Mediterranean diet or Perhaps what is coined The Blue Zone Diet, so I bought two cookbooks focusing on that and we shall see. We want something that is sustainable, but we are kind of all over the place on food choices right now. We have all but eliminated dairy in our diets, with the exception of cheese & sour cream, and very rarely eat beef or pork. We usually stick to chicken, some fish, and protein from legumes and plant based meat substitutes. I found that the Mediterranean/Blue Zone diet is pretty adaptable to those who want to eat vegetarian, so I think it will work for us.
My main struggle with dinner these days is that I work until 8pm every night Mon-Thu. So, I have to eat dinner at work, which means I have to eat something simple, easy to transport, and easy to keep cold or that will stay warm in a food thermos. And that leaves my husband to fend for himself at night, which for him, means lots of frozen pizzas are being consumed. Bleh!
Yeah, we need to break this poor eating cycle ASAP!
Have you made any changes to your diet lately? Share your experience & suggestions in the comments!