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

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Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2018 - UK

I’m eating more, but mostly healthy stuff. I know that I tend to eat when I’m stressed and/or bored, so we’ve made sure we’re stocked up with loads of fruit. Still not ideal to be shovelling food like I do some days, but better it be apples and oranges than crisps and cake.

We did get sent a load of Easter chocolate, but we’re rationing it out to a small amount a day. My husband has great willpower when it comes to things like that, so he’s in charge of the chocolate. I’d have eaten it all in a day if left unsupervised!

We’ve been pretty lucky at getting supplies, we get all our fresh food delivered from local farm stores, and most other things from our local shop. Only had to brave the supermarket twice in four weeks.

Post # 47
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m breastfeeding – it’s ironic because that in and of itself is a valid reason to eat more, but for some reason, even WITH lockdown, I’m eating less than ever before. The baby is constantly needing my attention and I’m still trying to figure out my groove. I know I’ll get there, but no, I don’t relate to the memes XD

Post # 48
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I wouldn’t day that I’m eating MORE – the quantity is around the same but I’m not eating healthily and our meals are much less structured.

Post # 49
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Bee Keeper

Eating regular meals but finishing all of it no bits on the plate.  Not taking two servings because that could be lunch tomorrow.  Conserving items and stretching them into soups, stew, rice and beans. We have access to food but I don’t want to waste now. I have severe food allergies so I can’t always get my safe options now. So we conserve and stretch meals. 

I have baked a lot but we are down to the last cup ot so of flour and it’s sold out everywhere.  So more healthy since the baked goods got eaten.  Lol. 

Post # 50
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Blushing bee

I am eating about the same amount but cooking nearly all meals from scratch because I have the time and energy. When I was working, I ate much more convenience food like microwave dinners. 

So I’d say generally more healthy, but I’m also baking, so. Lol. 

Post # 51
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Bumble bee

I excercise more and eat home cooked meals more. But I’m also drinking more alcohol and soda. 

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Eating more takeout combined with exercising less and working from home at my desk all the time = 5lb gain so far. We’re moving at the end of the month so we don’t want to stock up on groceries either.

Post # 53
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Bumble Beekeeper

Where I am the food hoarding seems to have eased (and grocery stores have put max limits), but there is no flour or yeast anywhere to be found, so it seems like everyone thinks they are a baker right now lol. 

I’ve been WFH for a month now. The first 2-3 weeks were bad. We were eating waaay more. And the first 2 weeks it was pretty unhealthy and not working out at all. Now for the past 1-2 weeks we’ve been shaping up, working out and eating a bit healthier. We still try to get takeout once a week or so to support some local places, but we are cooking at home much more. I dont normally eat breakfast, but we have a coffee (with cream) for breakfast, then make something for lunch, maybe leftovers or a sandwich, and then a nice dinner. We are meal planning to avoid going to the grocery store too often. 

Post # 55
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Helper bee

We have been eating about the same.  We used to eat out for lunch a lot (we love poke bowls and burrito bowls) and then cook dinner, but lately it’s been a lot more eating at home. We work at restaurants though so don’t feel worried about take out, and have done that maybe 3 times for dinner the past 3 weeks and twice for lunch in the past 3 weeks (we were in the middle of moving so sometimes it was just easier to pick up something).

with that being said, I feel we are eating heavier things.  Not less healthy really but I’m making a lot from scratch, which means heavier ingredients sometimes.  Like I wanted to recreate my mom’s chicken divan but without canned soup or mayo.  So less processed but it had a lot of butter and oil and cheese. Delicious though 🙂

Post # 56
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Bumble Beekeeper

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socalgirl1689 :  I assume its because people have more time now, they want to try out more recipes. From what I’m seeing I think its general sweet baking and bread.

Post # 57
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Bee Keeper

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socalgirl1689 :  Yes people are home more and baking their own sweets. It’s a comfort thing and for food allergy people some of our stuff is hard to find so we make our own now.  

Post # 58
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Bumble Beekeeper

Oh, I dont know how I forgot to mention, but I’m also drinking a lot more. Normally don’t drink at all during the week and now there is definitely wine… Yesterday we got mexican take out and made margaritas lol. 

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I’ve gained 4 lbs since this all started. I’m eating less takeout, but I’m snacking and drinking more, and I guess that adds up. Food is the highlight of my day since there isn’t really anything else to look forward to. I looked forward to food even in life pre-corona, and even more so now. I’ve been having trouble exercising on my own. I’ve been hiking on the weekends, but I miss my boxing classes. I finally downloaded the 90 day free trial for the Peloton app and did two short workouts this morning.

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