If you've gained some weight since the quarantine, it just might be that your inner child has been a little down. They don't call "comfort foods" comfort foods for nothing...they're comforting. Along with comfort food, there's sick food. That's what you got when you were a child and sick. My childhood sick food was ice cream, 7-Up and popsicles. Although I haven't been sick during this time, I do have a heart condition (atrial fibrillation) and because of COVID-19 I've been unable to have what they call an ablation because it's considered an "elective" surgery. It has a 70% success rate and I've been scheduled to have it July 29! It was originally scheduled for April 8, and I've been waiting all this time.
Nelly (my inner child) has been extremely upset by this and has insisted we have "sick" food. That one notion has put two half gallons of chocolate ice cream in our freezer and ultimately in me in the last three months. ICE CREAM, full of sugar, full of carbs.
One of my mottos is: "If you don't buy it, you can't eat it." It's at the point of purchase where all your power is. So if you've been a little depressed and felt sorry for yourself, when you go to the grocery store you need to have a parking lot talk before you go in. Say something like, "I know these are hard times, but buying carbs will not change anything except the size of your clothes." When you get out of a store without succumbing to your inner child's demands, you'll get home with a sense of power and you'll eliminate many power struggles you'd face having a half-gallon of ice cream in your freezer. I think Nelly and I had 10 fights per gallon.
Remember In the course of three months you could easily put on 10 pounds and here are the three main reasons why.