The pandemic is making me healthier.

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I like my junk food as much as the next person. Give me a bag of dill pickle chips and a box of Viva Puffs and I’m happy.

What’s happened to my eating habits during this pandemic sounds a little counterintuitive but hear me out.

It takes effort to pick up the phone, submit my order onto an app I just downloaded (for which I don’t know what the multinational conglomerate may be doing with my data, and who it goes to), and Wait 10, 20, 30, 40 minutes for my order to arrive. Plus, where I live I have to roll off my couch, open my door, walk downstairs and meet the delivery man outside as they are not allowed to enter my location.

It also takes effort to roll off my couch, change out of my pyjamas into jeans and a sweater, put my shoes on, open my door, walk downstairs and walk across the road to the local convenience store to get said bag of dill pickle chips and box of Viva Puffs.

What doesn’t take as much effort? Putting together a grocery list, including said bag of dill pickle chips, and box of Viva Puffs, plus actual healthy food like Kale, Chicken, Strawberries (blah blah blah) and driving to a grocery store to go purchase then. Then coming home, and when I’m hungry/need actual minerals and vitamins, rolling off the couch, walking over to my kitchen, pulling out my ingredients, cutting them up, cooking them, eating a meal, and putting leftovers back in the fridge. Usually takes less than 40 minutes, or even better — if I prep things ahead of time and make meals ahead of time it takes likes 10 to 15 minutes to warm up. Also it’s cheaper.

Who knew?



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