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Eating too much in isolation

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EdwardNoon Sat 21-Mar-20 18:55:44

Hey, I have been isolating for seven days now with my daughters (4 and 7) and we are eating way too much chocolate and other crap. We want to lose weight not put it on while stuck indoors. Are there any good online work-outs or exercise programmes we could do together.

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ShellsAndSunrises Sat 21-Mar-20 18:56:45

From Monday Joe Wicks (the Body Coach) is doing a PE lesson every weekday at 9am, free on YouTube and Facebook I think.

Nofoolfornoone Sat 21-Mar-20 18:57:26

I’m the same!! I’ve designed a morning work out I’m going to try and do in my garden 3 times a week. And I won’t buy any more unhealthy food - I just went to supermarket and all they had was chocolate! So I bought it... and shouldn’t have!!
Will be watching this thread for ideas..

slipperywhensparticus Sat 21-Mar-20 18:58:21

Mine is a lack of fruit so I'm carbing it out

GrumpyHoonMain Sat 21-Mar-20 18:59:50

Exercise is not going to fix a bad diet. Either Lock up the crap or finish it and then focus on healthy meals.

HackAttack Sat 21-Mar-20 19:00:23

I've started YouTube, yoga for weight loss and I plan on doing some redecorating

MartyrGuacamole Sat 21-Mar-20 19:00:24

I'm meal planning and prepping more complex meals now I have loads of time. While I'm cooking/prepping I'm not bored and picking so it helps! I also make sure to cook extras so I have ready portions in the freezer so I eat a proper meal if I'm hungry instead of structureless snacking. The biscuits and crisps have been planned for dc lunches and occasional treats so they feel less like fair game. I'm also doing the 30day shred and trying to drink more water / fruit tea.

vivariumvivariumsvivaria Sat 21-Mar-20 19:01:49


I'd been doing really well and the last 10 days have totally stuffed my face, proper bingeing. Quite enjoyed it, too.

Going to continue to stress manage over the weekend, then, on Monday, go back to MFP and not being a fucking idiot.

It's stress, it's ok to have a blip.

Aquamarine1029 Sat 21-Mar-20 19:01:54

Stop buying crap food and it won't be there to eat.

TW2013 Sat 21-Mar-20 19:04:39

Did a 5:2 day today, first one in about a year. Going to try a few as I will lose weight and not need to go shopping as much.

NamedyChangedy Sat 21-Mar-20 19:06:11

This might be a good time to revisit your shopping habits, OP. Could you try not buying as much of those foods, or set things up so that your children can't access them?

slipperywhensparticus Sat 21-Mar-20 20:36:49

There is nothing snack type in my house it's all big I've been locked down for almost two weeks so I ate it no walks no swimming nothing to balance it out and I'm back in my leggings instead of my Jean's again

I need fruit we have none veg? Again none! None in my house none in my shops (not that ive been able to get there just gluten free bread and butter rice cakes and butter 🦧

goldenorbspider Sat 21-Mar-20 20:41:07

Don't buy it in! Stock up on lots healthy snacks

slipperywhensparticus Sun 22-Mar-20 10:37:58

There is nothing left in the shops loads of chocolate a few crisps no fruit no veg

EdwardNoon Sun 22-Mar-20 11:50:17

Thanks everyone! Gonna start a new regime tomorrow. No more crap. Hopefully the shops will have a bit more fruit in this week. And gonna try taking the girls for a walk everyday. They are climbing the walls already. Aaaaah!

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supercee Sun 22-Mar-20 13:01:19

This is me. Have gorged on pizza and pasta and too much red wine and I can feel every bit of it, stupid me.

Back to work on Wednesday so going to make a concerted effort from tomorrow to get a grip of myself, stop using this isolation/distancing as an excuse and try and actually use this period to lose rather than pile it on.

I did do a couple of days of Zoe Wyndham Reade's (spelling may be wrong) videos on YouTube. Various ones of differing lengths and I could really feel it the day after.

vivariumvivariumsvivaria Mon 23-Mar-20 11:34:56

Binge has ended. I have managed to finish the emergency supplies, and can't go to the shop, so, yay!

Did Joe Wicks with the kids at 9am, I think that will really help! Doing some exercise first thing sets up the day with good intentions?

Plus, not buying the crap. If we want to eat crap we have to bake the crap. That's allowed crap, I reckon.

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