Many call it the “quarantine 15,” the extra weight many people packed on during the pandemic. With life slowly beginning to return to normal, dietitians said now is the time to drop those extra pounds.
“People didn’t have time to take care of themselves at that time or were eating to cope with the stress of it all,” said Kristin Gibson, RD/LD; Registered Dietitian at Tulsa ER & Hospital. She believes many people ate out less but ended up cooking more comfort foods. She said it is time to regain control and start planning.