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9 Quarantine Mistakes that Make You Gain Weight

9 Quarantine Mistakes that Make You Gain Weight
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Sunday, 05 April, 2020, 22:10

In the grand scheme of things, putting on a few pounds during this COVID-19 pandemic should be the least of your concerns. As long as you're safe at home, staying healthy, and doing everything you can to prevent the spread of the virus, that's all that matters.

That said, self-quarantining and social distancing don't exactly present the most healthy or active lifestyle. With so much time spent indoors, you may now be worried about maintaining any weight loss progress you had made before the lockdown orders were put into place. Or, you may simply want to emerge from this pandemic as healthy and fit as when it started, which is totally understandable.

Here are some common habits people have been adopting during quarantine that can lead to weight gain. Be mindful of these, and you can keep your health and fitness in check for however long the current situations lasts.

Too much snacking.

Eating too much bread, pasta, and complex carbs.

Ordering too much take out and delivery.

Drinking (too much) alcohol.

Drinking juices or sodas instead of water.

Not watching your portion sizes.

Isolating yourself

Inactivity!

Ignoring a routine.