Did you find yourself eating more carbs or drinking more alcohol during COVID? Was the candy jar constantly calling your name? Trying to pick yourself up from what transpired can be more than tough. How do you course correct for the future and move towards health for 2021?
We’ve been bombarded with how to “fight the virus” and protect ourselves from COVID. How do we reframe this message with health resiliency for not just addressing COVID risk but overall metabolic health?
Sugar in any form affects our t-cells which alters the body’s normal immune defenses – and this includes sugar, alcohol, and extra sources of carbohydrates our body is not able to process. Our metabolism greatly influences how well our defense system responds to viruses.
Pulling for your value of health and saying no to that extra cookie or glass of wine is not only saying yes to less weight gain, but yes to a healthier immune system, yes to more energy, yes to better sleep and possibly yes to not contracting COVID.
It may be as simple as starting with something small – cutting back on that extra glass of wine, or just saying no to desserts for a few months. It could be adding a small walk each day, adding a green veggie to either lunch or dinner. Choose the thing that makes the most sense to you and build upon that until it becomes your normal pattern.
Your metabolism and immune system will thank you and at the end of 2020 you’ll be in better shape to face the unexpected in the New Year!