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Quarantine Tips: How PACE Your Daytime Snacks

It’s already a topic of conversation, or we’ve joked about it:  “by the time this is over, I’m gonna be 10lbs heavier!”.   SIGH…guilty.  All the shopping we’ve done, and the fact that sooooo many are working from home (and thank you)…we are ‘snacking’ more.

Found a few tips & reminders: 

Portion Control- Easiest way to make this happen, is DON’T EAT FROM THE BAG.  Pour just a small amount into a bowl and savor the bite.  Also, portion size bags…AWESOME!  Just remember to eat one, not two or 3 throughout the day.

Drink A Glass of Water-Something I know I don’t do enough.  So perhaps when you wander into the kitchen and start snooping around for ‘something to snack on’…stop yourself, and down a glass of water.  Better yet (and I’m guilty of this)…drink water, instead of ANOTHER cup of coffee. I bet you’re taking in more than you did before, right?

Freeze It!– Things like Oreo Cookies and Chocolate are soooooooooooooo much better frozen, and you eat fewer (and not so much in your line of sight:).

Take Activity Breaks– Get up, move around or go for a (safe) walk around the block.

I know this is hard, really hard.  Perhaps use the time since we’re lookin’ at weeks, to make healthier choices.  Move around as much as you can, meditate and read.  Make sure there’s ‘you’ time and that you’re not always reaching for that ‘comfort’.  We’re gonna be ok, so try not to ‘eat’ your fear ’cause and the end of all this…HIPS DON’T LIE.

More Corona Virus ‘quarantine’ eating tips (HERE).


About Shellie Hart

Your workday host is a longtime Seattle Radio Midday Air-Personality. Shellie grew up in Burien and now lives in West Seattle. She’s the on-court Entertainment Emcee for our 3X WNBA Championship Team SEATTLE STORM. Shellie is also committed to Children’s Hospital who once participated weekly in their CHILD LIFE Program, dedicating over a 100 hours of volunteer time annually. People ask all the time, “What’s your favorite part of the job?”, and my response is YOU! Sure I get to meet all kinds of famous people, but it’s engaging with the people and their Northwest families that makes me happy”