A good food-related meme never gets old. Most of us relate so much because we just love stuffing our faces with some junk while staring at a TV (or any other) screen. What is a better recipe for putting on weight than staying at home with piles of food calling your name? Yes, we all stocked-up on our snacks for quarantine and ate all of those in the first couple of days. Yes, we all felt like we were saving the world while sitting in our pajamas (or even underwear because who needs clothes? There was apocalyptic stuff going on outside, anyway), watching Netflix and Amazon Prime, but zero chill. Those dad bods we earned now don’t seem to go anywhere – but we keep behaving like we want to keep them. Why are we still overeating and what can we do to stop it after Covid is ‘over?’
Post-Covid stress is real
When an average human being finds themselves in the middle of a stressful situation, they have a few different stress responses, but the most common one would be overeating. Many people eat when they are stressed, anxious, or even bored. During quarantine, we could experience at least one of these emotions, and sometimes a mixture of a few. While our life before the pandemic consisted, among other stuff, of being out in the elements for whatever reason (work, running errands, doing sports, having fun with friends, going to college, etc.), now we are mostly stuck at home. And even though the quarantine is over, our lifestyle has changed quite a bit. Of course we want to eat a bag of hot Cheetos and then some! Then, some of us feel bad after overeating, but get into that vicious cycle of repeating the process.
How to stop overeating?
We can do a few things to make ourselves feel better – create some structure, try to limit bying absolute junk (instead of piling up snacks, buying just a few), eat with family (or roomate, friends, or wifey). Or, some of you might think „what is wrong with a little dad bod?“ And, you are right, Radasses. A little jiggly tummy never hurt nobody. Actually, some women even prefer those over chiseled physique! You do you, guys. Just stay healthy and safe. But, make sure to tell us – do you resort to snacking while stuck at home?
WTR – Why’s That Radass?
Discussing our health is always very rad. Taking care of our health is important for a variety of reasons. Good health allows us to feel our best and to be able to engage in the activities we enjoy. It also helps us prevent or manage various health conditions, such as chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. By taking care of our health, we can also reduce the risk of developing serious health problems in the future, which can have a significant impact on our quality of life. In addition, taking care of our health can help to boost our mood and energy levels, which can have a positive impact on our overall well-being.