An Expert Explains Why Moderation, Especially When It Comes to Food, Is So Hard Right Now
A quick whip around the group chat tells me that I'm not the only one two weeks deep into comfort eating. Honestly, I've baked/cooked/eaten more in self-isolation than I have in my entire adult life.
Usually, I'm an everything in moderation kinda girl and live by a balanced 80/20 diet, but for some reason over the last few weeks that balance has slid to more of a . . . 60/40 situation, which is totally normal according to Nutritionist and Uncle Tobys Ambassador, Kathleen Alleaume.
"With any change in pace and lifestyle, it's only natural for people to feel a level of uncertainty, says Kathleen. "In order to gain some sense of control, the idea of having extra food on hand is likely to be a source of comfort and security. Don't be too hard on yourself, we're all guilty of reaching for comfort food in times of stress, but it's important to ensure we're getting the nutrition we need."
That said, keep scrolling to read Kathleen's top tips to maintaining a healthy diet right now.