5 Ways South Beach Can Keep You Healthy While Social DistancingArticle posted in: Lifestyle Nutrition
Things are weird. You’re working from home. You’re shopping from home. You’re eating at home. You’ve probably never spent so much time at home. Now—because you actually have that time you’ve been waiting for—you’ve got an uninterrupted opportunity to focus on your health. Consider starting a healthy plan like the South Beach Diet! With our easy-to-follow, low-carb meal plan, you can stay healthy and reach your weight loss goals while you’re safe at home.
Here are five ways the South Beach Diet can help you stay healthy while social distancing:
1. You’ll follow a nutritious meal plan.
Our meal plan is a nutritious diet filled with proteins, healthy fats and vitamin-rich vegetables. We recommend adding at least three servings of non-starchy vegetables per day on our meal plans. Low sugar, antioxidant-rich fruits like berries can also be enjoyed in moderation if they fit into your daily net carbs. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a diet rich in vegetables and fruit can support a healthy immune system and decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and eye and digestive problems. Stock up on these six low-carb foods that boost your immune system! >
2. You’ll stay hydrated.
Our nutritious meal plan and fluid recommendations can also help to keep you healthy and hydrated as you lose weight. On our meal plan, we recommend drinking half of your body weight in ounces of fluid each day. However, please note that this is just a recommendation and you may need more or less fluid based on your activity level or other factors. Speak to your doctor to ensure you are hydrating properly for your specific needs.
This can include water, unsweetened herbal or green tea and black coffee. You can also sip on lemon water and refreshingly fizzy seltzer. We have many tips to keep you hydrated and help you drink more water right here on The Palm Weight Loss Blog.
Eating plenty of healthy fats and dark leafy greens on our low-carb diet plan will also provide you with electrolytes. According to Healthline, electrolytes are essential minerals in the body that have an electric charge. They are used in many bodily functions, such as the nervous system, muscle contraction, hydration and pH balance. Click the link below to learn more about the importance of electrolytes:
3. You’ll get lots of tips and recipes.
From kitchen spring cleaning tips and easy home workouts to healthy recipes and work from home advice, the South Beach Diet is here to provide you with the information you need to stay healthy during this time of social distancing. All of these timely posts are waiting for you here on The Palm Weight Loss Blog. Our exercise section and stress-management tips can help you stay healthy and cope with all the change. We’re working hard to keep you and all of your friends on track with regular wellness advice and low carb recipes.
4. You’ll learn how to cook.
It’s the perfect time to practice your cooking skills. With the South Beach Diet, you will learn how to prepare healthy, low-carb meals with our simple guidelines. Don’t worry! We have an abundance of tools and guidance here on The Palm. Practice your home cooking skills while social distancing and dive into our extensive recipe section.
5. You’ll stay fit and active.
Even if you’re required to work from home, the mornings aren’t coming as early and lunches aren’t as strict. Plus, with Daylight Savings back in effect, the sun lasts a little longer. In short, there has never been a more fitting time to begin an exercise routine. We recommend exercising at least 30 minutes per day. Start out by walking regularly. In a 12-week study published by the Journal of Exercise Nutrition and Biochemistry, obese women had “significant reductions” in body fat after walking for 50 to 70 minutes a day, three times a week. According to Mayo Clinic, the longer and faster that you walk correlates directly to the number of calories that you burn. Have fun and gradually increase your speed and intensity as you get more comfortable and experienced. We also have plenty of easy home workouts in our Fitness section on The Palm.