Food can be an important source of comfort, especially during times of stress — like this one. Here’s some guidance to keep yourself steady as you navigate changes to your normal routine.
- Tune into your body. When feeling hungry, eat mindfully. This means stepping away from your computer, TV, or phone and focusing entirely on what you’re eating. You’ll feel more satisfied, and calmer, too.
- Snack wisely. Protein, fiber, and healthy fats can combat hunger and stabilize your blood sugar, tempering stress. Reach for an apple with nut butter, a hard-boiled egg with string cheese, or a cup of vegetables with hummus.
- Learn stress-management techniques. People with high stress levels exercise less, sleep less, and tend to drink more alcohol. Moving your body, breathing deeply, and getting outside in nature (if you’re currently able) is important to your overall well-being, especially now.
Above all, nourish yourself and those you love.