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  • Writer's picturePooja Sharma

Survive Coronavirus lockdown with Keto and Intermittent fasting

Updated: Jul 29, 2020

Coronavirus, precisely Covid-19 pandemic is getting worse in every country and every city day by day. It has lead to quite a lot of panic buying since cities are going into lockdown and everyone is expecting inflation in regular use items. People are rushing to supermarkets without a care about social distancing. And since most people will not display any symptoms for 3-4 days you simply cannot trust who is infected and who is not.

You must be wondering how is all this related to Keto and Intermittent fasting? I am glad I caught your attention.  

Keto-intermittent fasting lifestyle will give you and edge in surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic lockdown better due to the following reasons:

1. Your pantry will last longer 


With the exception of veggies, your pantry will last you longer than anyone. Why? Let me explain. A typical person eats atleast 3 meals a day with additional snacks. This snacking will increase during a lock down since people will get bored and thinking about food all day :-P. But that most likely will not be you my friend if you are on keto and intermittent fasting. You see, if you fasting intermittently, at max you will have 2 meals a day and no snacks in between. On top of that if you are on the Keto diet, you will not be hungry that much and you will manage to eat 1 or 2 meals a day on most days. Since you are less hungry and eating less number of meals with no snacks, obviously your pantry will last longer.

2. Your pantry will be less impacted by panic buying


When I went to supermarket during lockdown to get necessary items, can you guess which item was completely sold out in all the supermarkets in my area?

It was wheat flour! 

While the rest of the world was panicking, I could easily find items I need for my pantry on a Keto diet, they were virtually untouched by the panic buying. My husband who is on low carb diet could find his pantry items readily as well which included gluten free flours and millets. 

There are high chances that you in minority food group if you are on a low carb lifestyle.

3. You will be healthier at the end of this lockdown 


Ever since people have started working from home due to Coronavirus pandemic, social media is flooded with images of home made snacks and meals. You get my point. All anyone can think of is food, it gives you instant pleasure something most Homosapiens enjoy. But since you are on Keto and intermittent fasting, you are not going to be one of them because you will not have those cravings as much and even if you have them on few days you will still be eating the healthiest version of it. And as you have chosen Keto and intermittent fasting, you are already health conscious so you may even be exercising which will further suppress those cravings and boost your metabolism.

In addition to that, your brain is working better and is more focused since you are on Keto and intermittent fasting so you will most likely be involved in some projects rather than wasting your time on indulgence everyday.

4. You will have a better fighting chance against Coronavirus


While rest of the world is finding it hard to pass time at home, stress eating, snacking and feasting with family, you my friend are building the foundation of a better immune system with keto and intermittent fasting. You see, high carb diets and constant snacking lead to constant high levels of insulin in your blood which leads to diabetes, fatty liver, weak digestive system all of which increase your risk of damage from Coronavirus.

In addition to that high carb diets lower immunity and deprive your body of necessary nutrients to fight infections. On the contrary, a Keto diet with intermittent fasting will give your body a break from processing all the food constantly and use its resources better. Your body will be able to recycle your cells better using Autophagy. Infact your body can fight any infection better when you are fasting. Since you are eating less, the foods you eat will likely be more nutrient rich which will fuel your immune system and give you far better chance against any infection and even surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic.

5. You will have plenty more time for yourself


Well all of us have more time at our hands now that we don't have to spend 3 hours in traffic to commute to and from office but if you are on Keto and Intermittent fasting you will have even more time at your hands. With all the cooks and maids on leave due to the lockdown, most people are spending more time in the kitchen than ever, cooking and cleaning. You have the edge here, since you are eating less meals, you are spending lesser time in cooking and cleaning in the kitchen. Believe me, it adds up to a good chunk of time at your hands. To others it may sound overwhelming since they are already struggling to pass time, already bored of watching Netflix but since your brain is more focused running on keto and intermittent fasting, you will use this time more efficiently in extra activities like studying for that certification you wanted to do, or taking that online course you had your eyes on or even self reflection. Infact you can even use this time to come up with ideas to fight and manage various situations during Coronavirus pandemic or any future suck outbreaks. All governments are open to suggestions in this area and need help, we can contribute this way while sitting at home.

What can I say, Keto changes you for the better.

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