You’re stuck at home, grocery store shelves have become unreliable and you’re not sure how you’re going to stay healthy during this stressful time. Stay on track with your weight loss goals and start a convenient meal delivery service like Nutrisystem. Meal delivery is a great solution to avoid leaving the house while you’re practicing social distancing and self isolation during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Use this time at home to get healthier and kickstart your weight loss journey.
Here’s five reasons why this is the best time to start Nutrisystem:
1. You’ll make fewer trips to the grocery store.
Remember when going to the supermarket was just a chore and not a stressful adventure? Start Nutrisystem and you won’t have to worry about grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic. With our program, the majority of your meals and snacks will be delivered directly to your door. So, you can avoid the long lines and continue practicing social distancing safely at home. Check out these amazing ways our meal delivery service can improve your life during a period of social distancing! >
2. You’ll be eating nutritious meals.
On Nutrisystem, you’ll be eating lean protein and lots of vegetables and fruit. Studies have shown that this kind of diet helps boost your immune system by increasing the number of disease-fighting white blood cells in your body. Since non-starchy vegetables are unlimited on our programs, opt for more green veggies. According to ScienceDaily, 2011 research published in the journal Cell, found that green veggies like bok choy and broccoli help your immune system function at its best. Nutrisystem is also a low-fat diet. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine says, “Studies have shown that limiting dietary fat helps strengthen immune defenses.” This is a definite win-win scenario while you’re learning how to eat healthy during self isolation. Enjoy an immune system-boosting meal plan and stay healthy with food from Nutrisystem while staying safe at home.
3. You can be more mindful about eating.
With more time at home, you probably won’t have as many distractions, such as commuting, getting lunches ready in the morning, the food table at work or dining out. This time of solitude can help you focus on your healthy eating habits. Explore the novelty of the taste, smell, textures and look of the food in your first Nutrisystem order. According to Harvard Health, this mindful eating technique can help you slow down, notice and savor what you’re eating. “A small yet growing body of research suggests that a slower, more thoughtful way of eating could help with weight problems,” they explain. Since it takes about 20 minutes before your brain registers what you’ve consumed, you may find that you feel fuller after eating less than you usually do.
4. Your kitchen pantry has fewer temptations.
With the help of Nutrisystem, all of your healthy meal prep will be at your fingertips while you practice social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic. Everything you need will be there, including breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. After you’ve cleaned out your pantry to make room for your Nutrisystem order and healthy additions, there won’t be any more calorie-laden foods calling to you. When you feel stressed out, the lure of fatty, sugary foods may be irresistible. Cortisol, the stress hormone our bodies make when we’re anxious, perks up the appetite for unhealthy foods that provide comfort, says Harvard Health. With healthy meals and meal prep ideas from Nutrisystem, you won’t have to worry about food availability. If you need a tasty snack, there will always be one—sweet or salty—at hand to make you feel satisfied.
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5. You’ll get a crash course in portion control.
Over the last few decades, portion sizes in restaurants and at our dinner tables have grown—along with our bellies. At first, your pre-measured Nutrisystem meals may seem smaller than what you’re used to. However, both the packaged food and Flex meals that you will prepare with our healthy recipes are perfectly portioned for weight loss success. Think of your stay-at-home time practicing social distancing as a chance to get your masters’ degree in healthy eating and to be slimmer by graduation day.