The shiny, glittery packages in the inner aisles of the grocery store are unfortunately jam packed with preservatives, chemicals, and excessive amounts of sugar, salt, and trans fat that hurt your health.
Example foods are chips, chocolate, candies, canned goods, and frozen foods.
The short term effects of consumption include weight gain, mood changes, and feeling guilt or even lethargic (slow and slothy).
The COVID-19 pandemic can take a toll on your mental health.
Here are my five tips to take care of yourself emotionally, mentally, and physically during this time.
1. Eat Clean
It’s not news that what you put into your body affects how you feel. Find colourful, whole nutritious foods to consume and find a balance of treating yourself every now and then.
The plant-based diet focuses on 80% fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and 20% protein. The result is a nutrient-dense and protein-rich diet that fuels peak performance.
I personally have found that it has helps my mood, energy, and athletic performance.
Three rules that I typically follow: