Showing posts from March, 2020

Doing groceries during a lockdown or quarantine and alternatives when the shelves in the groceries are empty

These are challenging times to make dietetic changes, because of the Covid-19 outbreak people started to panic buying , leaving the shelves empties so some patients shared their feelings with me on how hard is now to find the product they are looking for and to make a healthy choice when actually there are no choices left on the shelves of the groceries. So let's find some practical solution in this kind of situation, and I really hope that this post will be used just for this time during the Coronavirus outbreak and will not be necessary again in the future, because the situation as we can all agree is not the best. FIRST SOLUTION: Convenient store/ ethnic shops Majority of people prefer to do their groceries in traditional supermarkets chains because they can find more products and branded products too, but that's why during this time the convenient store or the ethnic shop could be still full of products because is not the first choice when we think on where to do

Covid-19: Recipes, Dietetic advice and false myths, in collaboration with Ariel (RD in Taiwan)

First of all there is not a cure or a sure prevention for the virus yet, so all of these is to help to boost your immune system and prevent malnutrition which might be helpful in lot of circumstances, this one included But we need to be careful on all the misinformation and myths circulating on the internet , on desperate time like this, we still need to check the sources before believing in what we find online because anyone can give an opinion and some of them could be misleading Here some myths and fake news I have found that are NOT true and  is just made to clickbait: Some of the most dangerous are: drinking bleach or snorting cocaine can cure the virus, which is absolutely FALSE Vitamin C unfortunately will not prevent to catch the virus Oregano oil is not a cure against the virus Lot of video showing food to avoid in order to not catch the virus are made without any scientifically proof, so not trustworthy at all Always check for reliable sources/articles. A

Mindfulness How do you eat your meal ? Part 1: speed and perception/excuses

Sounds like a silly question but is not With my personal experience talking with colleagues and psychologist in my team I found that The psychological side while making long term lifestyle changes is always underrated Is not only about calories and numbers. We need to consider how these calories are introduced. These tips might help to be more mindful and self aware in  this journey which is never meant to be a temporary extreme diet, instead has to be a doable/keepable change aiming for a long term success. SPEED: How quickly do you eat? Think about your different meals and snacks during the day and simply try to: - slow down - enjoy more the food - chew longer and taste more the food you are having  These small things will actually make a difference at the end of the day: - You will notice how you don't need to always finish everything on the plate. - Keep always your health as first reason for anything, wasting food is never ok