How can we combat stress eating during this period (and what imbalance occurs in the body if you do that)?

First of all, we should have an organized meal program, to eat when we plan to, without having many little snacks in between. A chaotic program and eating randomly, out of boredom will definitely lead to extra pounds and possibly digestive disorders (like bloating, constipation). Also, 20-25 minutes a day of exercise (gymnastics, indoor cycling, stepper, etc.) can do wonders: it helps increase immunity, lower stress hormones and helps you have a good rest during the night.

When we spend a lot of time indoors or we work from home, we get bored and we tend to eat too much of what we shouldn’t. Processed foods with a high content of sugars and trans fats (“bad fats”) are addictive and it is very difficult to consume only a small amount of these foods. If you have a craving for chocolate, cake (sweets), your body needs glucose, tryptophan and magnesium. Replace these foods with healthier options that contain these elements: nuts, bananas, oatmeal, fresh fruit. If you have a craving for fast food and chips, your body needs sodium and more energy. Replace them with olives, fish or cheese.