Russian nutritionist called the real cause of weight gain in isolation

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The real reason being the isolation people gain weight is stress. About this dietitian, doctor of medical Sciences the Academy of natural Sciences Alexey Kovalkov told “Evening Moscow”.

According to him, stress occurs due to prolonged stay in small apartments with relatives. “It can be compared to a prison where they poke a lot of people. (…) The constant need to communicate causes stress, and stress is the hormone cortisol. It promotes very rapid weight gain,” stated nutritionist. He stressed that in normal times a person can gain 150 grams of fat, and under stress — up to 300 grams.

Not to gain weight, Kovalkov was advised to remove from the diet sugar, white polished rice, potatoes, white bread and juice and honey.

Earlier, the head of the Center for the study of eating disorders Anna Korshunova said that the Russians wish to arrange a small snack on the isolation is not due to hunger, and anxiety. Not want to constantly be snacking, you need, first and foremost, to focus on the emotional stress and worry, and not “seizing” it, she said.

The formation of the Russians of the system of motivation to a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition is one of the goals of the national project “Demography”. Other objectives of the project are to reduce mortality rate, ensuring more education of citizens approaching retirement age, and to increase the availability of preschool education.

Video, photo All from Russia.

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