Staying at home due to quarantines – may help book lovers – but may deter dieters. It’s tempting to use boredom time to eat. Many gained weight during this period. Obviously to stay fit – one should have a regiment of exercise, healthy food and a healthy mind set.
Healthy Food – eat a good breakfast. Eat Bread (Pat Shaharit) in the morning and dates.
Exercise – keep in shape and do breathing exercises.
Have a healthy mindset – learn Torah, pray to Hash-m and do mitzvot. (Look up happiness on our site) – see happiness card.
We will focus on Dieting.
Dieting should be not an exercise in abstention – but a way to choose better foods for the health. At times you can choose something that has more calories but also more nutrition. Apparently Certain juices have more calories than a can of coke – but they provide more nutritional ingredients than soda.
Don’t say I will stop drinking Soda – do so in moderation. Let’s say you want a food, drink or snack. Put both the desired food and the healthy alternative in front of you. Take a sip or bite of the healthy alternative first. (Obviously say the Berakha before).
Then decide if you want the other.
A chocolate brownie and an orange.
A cupcake and a granola bar.
A coke and grape juice.
Drink cold water – a person used to sugar can break the sugar habit by taking something refreshing. Like the foods mentioned above. Instead of a coke take half water & half seltzer with ice. It refreshes and quenches.
Breathing Exercises – I spoke with a Doctor – Dr. Peter Reznik. He mentioned that certain breathing exercises increase the alkaline in the blood. This increased alkaline helps the body to prevent and remove illnesses – like bacteria, viruses and even cancer. He has videos on the subject.