Covid19 has changed our food habits and not for the better.
I read this article on Food Politics and wondered if Australia is doing the same thing. We probably are.
The isolation period during Covid19 has seen us cooking more and baking more in iso. As such people have gained weight by doing that. Our physical health has declined a bit. We did a bit of research on Instagram and found that there were 19.7k + posts on iso baking and 43.5k+ posts on isolation baking. Covidbaking got 28.3k posts. Lockdown baking got 83.9k posts. This says that a lot of people did baking during these times because they were so bored at home
The tag covidtakeout has 500+ posts on Instagram. Many Australians got takeaway during this time and that has contributed to weight gain
Also the biggest change would have to be the cooking. Many people have taken up cooking and buying their food locally.
People are snacking a lot more out of boredom. Some of us think about food more and we try to make that change to eating more healthy foods.
So what do we need to do to get out of this mess?
We need to regain our self control over food and do other things like learn some new exercises. There are lots of new exercises on Youtube.
We also need to make more soups and things other than baking.
Now that things are open up again such as the gym, why not go there once a week? Or you could train for that marathon that you always wanted to do next year!
Oh and you can still have that cake, but only as a treat!