There is one thing which is really great with the whole covid-19 disaster, it totally breaks habit in a fundamental way. It took me about two weeks but something happened where I don't commute to work and suddenly don't come by the train station after work where I always bought junk food because I was so hungry after work.
Now that I'm working from home and the restaurants are kind of closed it's super easy to do two things:
- cooking everything from scratch on my own
- not eating after 6pm
Which then led to other things like it being easy to put all the ingredients into a calculating app and restricting the calories to basically half.
And this has been going on for two weeks now, I do the normal 3 times a week gym as before. There is so much less stress going on also, the whole world has slowed down so I'm now easily able to catch up with a lot of things. I'm almost panicking a bit when I think about the quarantine ending.
So yeah, a lot of selfish reasons but that's how it is when you're as privileged as I am, white male in a rich country working in IT from home.