The Quarantine Fifteen: Why It's Not Really Your Fault and What You Can Do
Can we be honest with one another? We’ve been snacking. A lot. With all of the stress, uncertainty and/or confusion, this pandemic is the perfect recipe for overindulgence and, you guessed it, weight gain. Did you gain the Quarantine Fifteen? Pants feeling a little (or a lot) tighter lately? You’re not alone.
You’re probably asking: What can I do about it? Can I even lose weight right now? Should I?
As always, we love to take challenging situations and realign expectations so that what can feel improbable has now become an easy-to-obtain reality. Stick with us as we discuss the how, the why and the what-you-can-do about the sneaky Quarantine Fifteen.
Why Did I Gain This Kind of Weight?
In times of great stress, weight gain is actually not truly the fault of any one specific action but a culmination of actions that are being further exacerbated by some unruly hormonal responses. We have a much longer explanation of this in our blog, Decoding Three Important Causes of Weight Gain, but let’s talk about it quickly. During times of ongoing stress, your hormones signal to your body to conserve resources which leads to a slowed metabolism, increased inflammation and heightened ability to save energy as fat. Add in a bit of disrupted sleep and your body is primed and ready to gain weight. Additionally, your body also produces more hormones responsible for appetite which sends signals to your brain to overindulge. In short: stress made it much easier for your body to gain weight. So if you gained a few during this rather strange time, it's honestly normal. The real question then becomes…
What Can I Do About Gaining Weight During the Pandemic?
Here are a few important things you can do to help your metabolism, balance your hormones and help keep the weight off:
Lay Off the Sugar
On top of increased hunger, you may find yourself inclined to sugary treats while stuck at home. There is an interesting biological explanation for this. Sugar is one of the fastest forms of energy processed by your body. So in times of stress, when your body is trying to conserve energy, it seeks fast sources of energy i.e. sugar. There are so many balanced snack options to enjoy such as SlimGenics High-Protein Thermo-Snacks. Check out our delicious selection of decadent (yet healthy) treats, sides, drinks and entrees, here.
I’m Ready to Lose This Weight Right Now!
When you know, you know. And when you’re ready to lose weight the faster and easier way, you come to SlimGenics. We have the perfect option for you to lose your Quarantine Fifteen!
Check out the SlimGenics 14-Day Reboot Program to kickstart your metabolism and get your weight-loss back on track. If you are looking to reach your ultimate goal weight or drop a significant amount of weight, we offer two amazing weight-loss packages:
We’re In This Together
We want you to know this more than anything else: Though times may be challenging, we are here together with you. Never feel as though you have to accept anything less than feeling strong, as healthy as possible and empowered in your choices. You need us, we’re here! Call us at 855.292.4400 or email us anytime at SlimSupport@SlimGenics.com
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