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

posted 1 year ago in The Lounge
Post # 61
3307 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I’m eating more. I still go to work, but I think because of the stress and because there is less to do on my days off, I eat a lot. 

Post # 62
1307 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

It’s midnight and I’m eating this. 🙄 It started to affect me badly. 

Post # 63
7536 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Count me in as someone eating everything in sight. Normally our dinners are pretty healthy – some sort of a meat (chicken, pork tenderloin, etc) plus veggies & starch (like rice or potatos). We did a huge stock up when this first went down at the beginning of March and loaded up on both fresh veggies as well as frozen. We’ve certainly been eating a lot of our normal dinners, BUT, we also loaded up on some less healthy but more shelf stable side items we wouldn’t normally buy – like boxed mac n cheese, and flavored box rice. Add to that snacks like ice cream and other crunch things. I have a weakness for crackers and pimento cheese which has been becoming a daily snack..ugh. 

Additionally we’ve been indulging in desserts a lot – like baking cookies or having ice cream. We also celebrated our toddler’s birthday and since we couldn’t have a big party we still opted to do a GIANT themed cake. Partly because we still wanted to do something special, and partly because we wanted to make sure a small local baker got the business and we could afford to do so. 

Aside from a couple of quick lunches, like today where I grabbed a to-go sub from a sub shop, we’ve only ordered out ONE to-go dinner since we started staying home on March 3rd. We decided that we’re ordering takeout tonight & tomorrow, because come Monday we’re going to try really hard to get back on track with eating well. We can thankfully pretty much get anything food wise we need in our area so there’s just no reason for us to stock up on uhealthy things.

Post # 64
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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socalgirl1689 :  We’re baking a lot and going through 5 lbs of flour every 10 days or so, because:

-We’re only doing groceries once every two weeks, so although we do buy one bag sandwich bread and keep it in the freezer most bread products would go stale in that time. Hence helpful to make our own bread products. I’m making pita tonight to go with our pork skewers and tzaziki. 

-Since we’re home all day, baking project (like making bread) where you need to do a few minutes of work in the morning, then a few minutes of work a few hours later, then put it in the oven an hour or two before meal time, are much more pracitcal

-I’m on a lot of calls and webinars now, and i find i listen better if i’m doing something with my hands. Baking works well. I made my first ever chocolate babka over the course of two webinars. 

-We’re eating lunch at home every day, and we have some nice cheeses, so good fresh baguettes to have with them is really nice

-if we want a small treat in the afternoon or after dinner we’re not picking anything up from a bakery or coffee shop, so we need to bake things at home. so we’ve made a batch of cookies, some brownies, and may make biscotti tomorrow

-we’re not going out for brunch on the weekend, so we’re making our own, and things like pancakes and crepes need flour

-it just feels good to do slow thoughtful projects to nourish ourselves while we’re stuck inside here!

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