Self-isolation can come with a lot of anxiety, worrying thoughts, and a craving for more comfort foods. However, as many of us are entering into the second month of the stay-at-home order, we may all be looking for some tips and tricks to eat healthier, and burn fat in combo with our at home fitness routines. We’re breaking down everything you need to know about how to eat during self-isolation and how to lose fat, even when relying on pantry staples and when you no longer have access to that daily fitness class at the gym.
10 Hacks to Keep Your Goals on Track
#1 Take a Closer Look at What You Do With Your Spare Time
Now that we all have extra time on our hands, it’s easy to eat out of boredom. So, take a moment to reflect on your eating habits since the start of the stay-at-home order. Do you tend to search through your fridge or pantry when you’re bored? Or maybe you’ve been baking lots of sweets with your extra time.
No matter what the case, leave the judgment aside, and just be mindful about it! If you realize that eating because you’re bored may be causing you not to eat as healthy as you would like, let’s take a look at what you can do with this extra time instead. Read on and use the tips below to lose fat and combat food boredom at the same time!
#2 Break a Sweat
Press play on a quick HIIT FitOn workout to fire up the fat burning and take up some of that extra time on your hands the healthy way!
#3 Enjoy Healthy Baking Swaps
We’re all finding ourselves cooking more from home, and if you’ve been craving those baked goods, now you can have them the healthy way and still lose fat. When craving those cookies, try one of these healthier baking recipes instead.
#4 Blend up a Metabolism-boosting Smoothie
Try blending up an anti-inflammatory smoothie with dairy-free milk, berries, freshly squeezed lemon juice, spinach, and a sprinkle of turmeric or ginger for an added metabolism boost.
#5 Make Walking a Part of Your Daily Routine
Go for a walk! With gyms being closed, many are relying on home workouts for their fitness needs, and we totally have that covered. But if you’re getting cabin fever, pair that daily FitOn workout with a brisk walk every single day to get the blood flowing and to soak in some mood-boosting vitamin D!
#6 Get Healthy Recipe Inspo
Get some major recipe inspo from FitOn PRO where we share custom meal plans that make it easy to eat healthy!
#7 Cook From Your Pantry
Even if you don’t have a ton stocked in your kitchen right now, we bet there’s a healthy recipe you could whip up. Here are some of our favorite tips on how to lose fat even if you have limited ingredients on hand.
- Pair complex carbs (such as brown rice or quinoa) with any veggie you have on hand and a protein source like chicken or turkey. Create a nourishing bowl and add your sauce of choice like soy sauce, coconut aminos, or tahini.
- Make overnight oats for breakfast each day! Oats are inexpensive and make a great pantry staple. You can make a healthy and filling overnight oat recipe each night to enjoy in the morning for a healthy breakfast. Try adding some fresh fruit and a drizzle of nut butter.
- Try making homemade trail mix for a filling and low-carb snack — toss whatever nuts you have on hand together and munch on trail mix after a workout or when cravings hit!
#8 Blend up a Daily Clean Protein Shake
Enjoy a clean protein shake with a scoop of collagen peptides or a plant-based option with some unsweetened almond milk, berries, and a handful of dark leafy greens to enjoy as your pre or post-workout fuel. Better yet, rely on this shake to nourish your body and keep those sugary snack cravings in check.
#9 Re-fuel With The Right Fat-Burning Foods After Your Daily Sweat
Another super important part of burning fat is exercising on the reg, and if you’re doing more home workouts lately with the stay-at-home orders still in place, you’re killin’ it! After those FitOn sweat seshes, make sure to refuel with the foods your body needs the most after a good workout. Plus, you can add some fat-burning foods to the mix for an added boost.
Here are two of our favorite picks for how to lose fat and nourish your body after a workout.
- Whip up a post-workout latte (recipe below)
- Make an egg bowl with two scrambled eggs, half of a sliced avocado, sliced bell pepper, and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
As promised, here’s that deliciously creamy fat-burning latte that actually makes a pretty yummy way to refuel your body after a workout.
Post Workout Fat-Burning Latte
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop of collagen protein
- ½ tsp of ground turmeric
- Sprinkle of cayenne pepper
- Drizzle of raw honey
Mix all ingredients together in a stockpot over low heat until warm.
Pour into your fav mug.
Sip and enjoy!
#10 Make One Healthy Commitment to Yourself Daily
Thinking about all the different goals we have for ourselves can become overwhelming — break it down by picking one simple thing to work on each day. Maybe it’s doing ten minutes of yoga or enjoying that post-workout smoothie with some added veggies. Just make one commitment to better your health and take care of your each day, and you’ll be left feeling super accomplished!
Stay on Track With Your Wellness Goals Even During This Time of Self-Isolation
During this time of self-isolation, it’s easy to let our health and fitness goals wall to the wayside. But, a little physical activity and healthy eating can go a long way in giving us a bit more pep in our step.
So, use these hacks on how to lose fat and stay on track with a healthy lifestyle even during this stressful time.