What to Eat To Lose Weight during Quarantine

For most people, the arrival of Covid-19 was a very unpleasant surprise. Not only because it is a highly contagious disease that can be fatal, but also because, to avoid it, was it necessary to change the life routine that had been carried out until then.

The things that were usual, such as shopping, going to parks, movies, meeting with family, receiving visitors at home, etc., would be a thing of the past. Other activities, such as studying, working and going to the doctor, would have to be done in other ways. For example, through telephone calls, videoconferences, recordings, among others.

The fact that the vast majority of the time you have to be quarantined inside your home has caused many people to feel anxious and, to channel this anxiety; many have fallen into destructive habits, such as the use and abuse of alcohol., cigarettes, drugs and even food.

Of course, due to lack of physical activity, it’s easy to lose your balance and gain uncontrolled weight. If that is your case, you will surely want to recover your physical appearance, but you do not know what to do or where to start.

In such a case, you have nothing to worry about. Through this post I will be sharing with you some basic recommendations to be able to diet and lose weight, even in times of pandemic and during quarantine, which might seem difficult, but it is not impossible to achieve.

It will be enough for you to follow my recommendations to the letter, so that you can achieve the weight you want so much. Of course, the best of all is that you will not have to sacrifice your health. It’s just about learning to eat, because food cannot be the way out to end anxiety.


One of the consequences of confinement is weight gain, not only due to lack of physical activity, but also because it is causing you to eat more than usual. This is one of the side effects that the coronavirus crisis has caused in the population.

The danger is that, when the quarantine and confinement end, we will have gained more weight than we thought and this ends up affecting our health and quality of life. But what can you do to start losing weight right now, even while in quarantine? I will show you some ways:

  1. The first thing you have to do is start the day in a healthy way, how? Taking a glass of water, lemon and honey. This will help you rejuvenate your body, flush out toxins and speed up your metabolism. This last point is fundamental, since it will favor the continuous burning of calories during this moment when less physical activity is carried out than usual.
  2. The next step will be to enjoy a hearty but healthy breakfast. This is a great opportunity to provide a good amount of healthy calories, as well as the nutrients that the body needs to function in optimal conditions. By doing this, you won’t have to eat again until lunchtime. Nor will you have to chop foods that are not recommended. Remember that a good breakfast also helps speed up metabolism.
  3. Get in the habit of dividing large portions of food into smaller ones. This is a good idea to keep the amount of calories you consume at different meals in check. And more, when taking into account that, due to sedentary lifestyle, we consume more calories than we manage to burn.
  4. Another trick to lose weight in this quarantine is to advance dinner time. Try not to eat anything at all after 8 p.m. The objective of this practice is that the body can better digest food and this only happens if we do it before going to bed.
  5. Finally, make sure your diet is well balanced. This means that proteins, healthy fats and the most recommended carbohydrates should not be lacking in order to stay healthy.

In addition to the above, what else do you need to lose weight during the Covid-19 quarantine period?

What do you need

You need to reduce your intake of processed foods. Fast food, such as hamburgers, pizzas, etc., as well as precooked and ready-to-heat foods, such as instant soups, pasta, among others, are foods that have a large amount of saturated and Trans fats, which they are very harmful to the body.

Therefore, now that you have more time than usual, you can take advantage of it to prepare meals that are much healthier. In addition, I recommend that you consume seasonal fruits and vegetables, since many of them are rich in fiber and antioxidants.

You will also need to continue consuming carbohydrates. Many diets eliminate or completely eliminate them. However, the idea is that you learn to distinguish which carbohydrates are good and bad for your body.

Eliminate from your diet those products that are refined, such as sugar, refined flour, white bread, etc. Also, those foods that is rich in sugar, such as cookies, ice cream and sweets.

What you should consume are those whole foods that are rich in fiber, since they are very useful when preparing to lose weight.

Include in your diet nuts and different types of seeds. These are foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Three of the best nuts to lose weight are walnuts, almonds and dates. But there are also pumpkin, flax and chia seeds that are very beneficial.

Also, you need to reduce your salt intake, as it causes fluid retention and this does not contribute to weight loss. But not only that, but you should also increase your water consumption and try to drink at least two liters a day.

If you follow these recommendations to the letter, it will be much easier for you to lose weight during this quarantine. But what other tips should you keep in mind?


So far I have limited myself to telling you what you should do to lose weight during the time of confinement. But, it is not enough to just do the right thing, it is also important that you avoid things that can harm you. For example:

  • Don’t stop eating completely. This is one of the big mistakes of those who are desperate to lose weight. Ideally, you should eat 5 meals a day. That is, breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner. If you do not do it this way, you will feel like snacking between meals and eating foods that are not recommended.
  • Do not go on diets where caloric intake is minimized. This is detrimental. In fact, it produces what is known as the rebound effect. That is, the body adapts so much to this hypo caloric diet, to the point that, if you increase the calories a little, you will quickly gain weight again.
  • Do not use diet products or pills. Keep in mind that there is no miracle method to lose weight. The best thing you can do is look for solutions that are within healthy habits, such as healthy food and increased physical activity.

When it comes to doing an exercise routine, you must be balanced. Don’t do cardio as a single exercise. This could because you not only to lose weight, but also muscle mass, which you do not want to happen, since the body will have a very unpleasant flaccid appearance for you, that what you are looking for is to look and feel better, even if you are confined at home.

Finally, as a last recommendation, I tell you to set goals that are realistic. You will not lose weight overnight. If you are constant and disciplined with these new habits that you are going to implement, you will be able to obtain good results.

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