Dear Alice,

Now with the whole Coronavirus outbreak the kids are home, I’m off from work, and I’m super scared to steer off my diet! Any tips on how to stay on track while staying home?


 □ Eat breakfast.

□ Write out a tentative schedule of the day and stick to it.

□ Do an at home workout (Like our Shape DVD). Even have your kids join! Make it a family workout!

□ Have tea, veggie soup, and low-calorie hot cocoa.

□ Use the time wisely to catch up on projects you’ve been pushing off.  Use this time to prepare meals for the rest of the week.  You can even start cleaning for Pesach!

□ Take a nap.

□ Stock up on nonperishable food such as canned beans, tuna, oatmeal, etc. 

□ Brainstorm! Learn a new language, draw, read, make photo albums, look through old memories, etc. There are plenty of ideas - think about it! 

□ Get dressed, brush your hair (and teeth!), and even put on makeup!

□ Try on your smaller clothing. Are they fitting better yet?  



 □ Stay in pajamas all day or wear a big sweatshirt all day

□ Use the day as an excuse to go off track

□ Bake unless you have to

□ Watch cooking shows; you may get hungry

Good luck! Stay on track and stay safe!

Alice Harrosh is a Nutrition Counselor and Manager at Nutrition by Tanya, with 14 locations, including one on Main street in Queens! Alice knows that making healthy choices is not always easy, as she has been through the struggle herself. As an optimistic person, Alice’s favorite quote is: “It’s never too late to start eating better. If you have a bad morning, make it a better afternoon.” For more information on Nutrition by Tanya or the TAP (Tanya approved products) food line, please visit or call 844-Tanya-Diet (844-826-9234). For daily tips and inspiration, you may follow @nutritionbytanya on Instagram. Our beautiful and healthy new cookbook, Cooking with Tanya, is now available in Judaica stores or through the Menucha Publishing website.

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