Entertainment Magazine News Volume 69, Issue 8

Are people maintaining healthy eating habits during this time?

by Nolan Runkle

We get it. When this crazy stuff is happening all around us, we’re too worried to keep track of our health constantly. Sometimes, it’s better for ourselves to just stop the routine and monotony of scheduled meals, and binge eat a pack of Oreos at 11:30 in the morning and eat dinner at 11:30 at night. Some students at Las Lomas are trying to maintain healthy eating habits, while many others are letting their health crumble.

When asked if students were keeping up on their health, a few said that they were, or at least trying their best. Rohan Kumar said, “Yes, I always eat healthy though, and limit my sugar intake.” Matthew Peters responded with, “Yes, because I eat tomatoes.”  David Saifer said, “Yes. I stopped eating sugar entirely.” Alden Woronicz said, “I’m maintaining somewhat healthy eating habits. Even though I’m not eating as healthily as usual, I’m still eating basically the same thing, just with less vegetables.” Lee Donohue said, “I make sure to eat fairly healthy, making sure to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, along with enough meat and grains.” Julian Schmilinsky said, “Yes because I want to be prepared for [the] wrestling season when all of this returns to normal.”

Some other students are not keeping up with healthy eating habits during quarantine. When asked if students were maintaining their food routine, Baran Jafarieh said, “Since I spend most of my time in bed, I don’t eat real meals. When I do eat, it’s mostly hot chips or ice cream. So… life’s going great!” Bryan Weertz responded, “I’m living on cheez-its and preheated pancakes, so yes. I chose this diet because it’s comfortable and gets me energized for Minecraft pvp.” Ethan Park claimed he broke his regular eating schedule because of quarantine. Sara Valbuena, a freshman at Las Lomas, responded to the question with “Ha no. Because carbs are yummy but I’m trying to eat healthier.” Chihiro Mesta said, “No. I’ve seen an increase in me eating junk foods.” Vasily Keytiyev says he’s given up on staying healthy over quarantine because, “Nah. I’m lazy.”

Although being healthy is important, obviously, it’s easier to just let go of any added stress. Watching what you eat 24/7 is so much easier said than done, and no one would blame you for not eating any form of breakfast until 11:00 in the morning, intermittent snacking on food that is in no way good for you, and then dinner at a time when no one would even consider eating.