How is the lockdown/shelter in place affecting your eating habit?

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Post # 16
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Busy bee

I’m eating pretty much the same.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m definitely eating more. I’ve been working from home for about a month so I don’t leave the house. It’s much easier to eat out of boredom/stress. I’m also nearly 6months pregnant so my appetite is already up 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

This tweet about sums it up…

I’m eating about the same amount, just the timing is different. I’m a teacher so I used to have a very regimented day with a lunch time but now that time is meaningless… I’ll forget to eat until I make dinner when my husband gets home. But then once I do eat and realize that hey, I’m hungry! I just don’t stop eating until I go to bed. 

Luckily we still have access to the majority of our normal groceries. There have been a few times that the store didn’t have one or two of our usuals, but it’s never for very long. 

What has changed, is the variety of interesting foods that are now coming into the house since my husband is doing all the shopping (I’m high risk, so I don’t leave the house unless absolutely necessary). He has no idea what he is doing, or what we normally eat. It doesn’t matter how specific I make the list, there is always something that is just like…how did you think this is what I meant? I asked for frozen spinach the other day and he came back with frozen brussel sprouts because “they’re basically the same thing right?” No, dear. They are not.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

I’m eating much, much less.  I tend to forget to eat when I’m home.  And, while I have food, I just don’t want it.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Probably a similar amount, but we are definitely meal planning more and doing like 99% of our own cooking. I am baking a little more, but it’s probably balanced by a lack of eating out (not that we did much before, maybe 1-2X a week compared to once every 2+ weeks right now). 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I’m eating less and I’m eating so much healthier (all homemade food). Prior to shelter in place, I would snack all the time and pretty much always had takeout for dinner. 

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee

I’ve been eating about the same amounts meal-wise but a lot more cookies. I keep buying the cookie dough tubes that you break off and stick in the oven…we are out of control. I’m also drinking more than usual. #YOLO

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

We’re eating more or less the same but my diet has changed drastically because of gallbladder attacks, and getting a removal is not the brightest idea right now and not even possible in many public hospitals. Soo, at the beginning we ate waaaay less than normal because I’d be on the floor crying out of pain all the time. But now we’ve found a happy medium. 

Breakfast: a smoothie with bananas, apples, oats etc. And some cheese and bread 

No lunch (usually) 

Dinners vary between: Vegetable stews, some sort of legumes, sometimes meat or chicken and rice. Salad. 

I’m eating some sort of desert at least once a day, most likely to be homemade as opposed to store bought. Today I had Mcvities. 

Nuts as snacks.

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@gimmepretty   Oh my my, this sounds terrible indeed. Where do you live? 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

I’m actually snacking a lot less and working out more. I’ve been baking a lot but I’m trying to freeze some portions and husband and I have been pretty good about limiting portions control.

Probably the best I have felt in my body to be honest, finally getting nice and toned however all my summer holidays have been canceled and there will be no need to take the bikinis out of storage, figures!

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@ socalgirl1689   yep this pretty much sums it up for me in a humourous visual format 😬

 

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee

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@ betyl   Connecticut.  I’m actually pleased to see that the “real food” is selling out and the junk food is remaining.  I’m glad to see evidence that people are eating healthy during this crisis.  I just wish there were a bit more of the healthy stuff to go around.  Broccoli and green beans are like Willie Wonka’s golden tickets out here–rare, and when you get one, you dance and shout about it.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee

I actually started trying to gain weight in mid-Feb (for fertility reasons because I had low body fat), so I’ve been eating more than usual since then and have gained 8 lbs so far. I’ve been self isolating since mid-March which I think has helped since I get minimal cardio and can control my calories. I naturally have a low appetite and prefer healthy foods so it takes conscious effort for me to eat 2000+ calories. Once I hit my goal weight (4-5lbs away) I’ll relax my diet a bit.

But in general I like that I’m able to cook myself 3 full meals now (e.g. real breakfast instead of grabbing a piece of fruit/granola bar on my way out the door in the morning) and I’m excited to try baking more now that I finally tracked down some flour. 

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

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@ gimmepretty   are there any CSAs in your area? I’m also in the northeast and that is the way I’m getting my produce. I pick it up at a church which is also nice since I don’t have to go to a grocery store. My CSA also offers staples like eggs, dried beans, etc. Farmer’s markets are another place to look – where I am they are still operating weekly and are a good option for both supporting local farms and getting fresh foods. 

Post # 29
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Helper bee

I’m in awe of anyone who forgets to eat.  Seriously.  Wow… I’m much more likely to forget to stop.  

I have gained weight and it’s definitely because I’m eating (& drinking?) more, which is because I’m home all of the time and it’s readily available.  I’m still exercising most days, although maybe not as vigorously as when I went to the gym.  A friend mentioned once this over, doing a Corona-diet. She thought diet.  I thought beer. 🍺 I really need to find some willpower soon!

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

We’re having a lot more snacks throughout the day, probably out of boredom lol

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