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Episode 9: Work-From-Home, Mental Health and Healthy Eating

Don't have time to listen to our podcast? No worries, here is a brief summary of the discussion with Carlyne Remedios

Work-From-Home, Mental Health and Healthy Eating

Today we're in a conversation with Carlyne Remedios, a health care professional with over 10-years of experience focused on Bariatric Nutritionist, Accredited Practicing Dietitian, and founder of Nutritionally Yours. She has worked with renowned paediatric surgeon Dr. Muffazal Lakdwala for 10-years and headed the nutritional department by giving her extensive experience and expertise in the field for clientele

involves Bollywood celebrities, Femina Miss India pageant contestants, Eman Ahmed, the world's heaviest woman from Egypt, Mumbai Cricket Association, National Kabbadi Team. She is also a national and

international speaker and presenter.

In this episode, Carlyne talks about the current work scenario - work-from-home/anywhere, mental health, and healthy eating. She talks about her experience working in different areas as a health care professional

and shaping the life of people. She explains that there are two sides to the coin, as in, everything in the world has its share of pros and cons. The work-from-home option is no different and shares her insights into the new work scenario. She believes that working from home leads to a disproportionate life balance but provides more flexibility and better work balance. She says that, at the home office, family members can become a distraction but, the absence of coworkers helps employees be free of pesky inhibitions. In such a setting, no one is watching, so the individual doesn't necessarily feel that same peer pressure or communal obligation to get work done as he would at the office building.

She further explains the various initiatives started by companies to ensure the well-being of employees and encourage employers to continue to do so and, provide additional support to affected employees. The

impact on mental health must not be negligent and, employers should explore how they can help support employees' emotional well-being during this period of uncertainty. Lastly, she also explains the holistic

approach and gives insightful colour about eating practices, yoga, and meditation. And that one should not only be physically fit but also mentally happy.

Carlyne also shares how isolation affects people's

social interaction, especially amid Covid. In this distant time, the only way to interact with one another is via technology such as calls and video calls. The interaction through technology-based probably leads to

niggling aches and pains because an individual sitting at one place most of the time. She also sheds light on the impact of continuous use of tech devices like a problem with eye-sight, like people's eyes getting strained

too much because of constantly looking at a screen. She also talks about her experience of how she has had to exhibit empathy and compassion while dealing with her clients and how mobile health technology benefits the patients. She explains that mobile health technology improves medication adherence, makes patient monitoring possible and easy, and more. Carlyne also believes that one should consult good consultants and stop listening to anyone that misleads or provides wrong information. Consulting with good consultants or specialists can help reduce the pain and can provide permanent and long-term solutions.

Next, she talks about maintaining a routine. She explains we can do better. Many of us are busy, have a lot of responsibilities and obligations, and often feel strapped for time. Having a great morning routine can make

all the difference in being productive, achieving goals, feeling organised, and doing all this through confidence.

Towards the end of the conversation, she also talks about binge eating. As Covid-19 has shown to detrimentally affect eating disorder symptoms, including increased dietary restriction and increased binge eating. Most people with binge-eating disorders are overweight or obese, but some

may be normal. She says that the behavioural and emotional signs and symptoms of binge-eating are consuming large portions of food in a short amount of time and when we're full or not hungry. To help a person with a binge eating disorder, we can have an open and honest discussion about the concerns, provide encouragement, and offer support and help to find a qualified medical care provider or mental health professional and make an appointment.

Listen to the podcast if you're looking for advice on healthy eating, mental health, and the work-life balance; you will find this episode

transformative and uplifting as Carlyne adds value to all these aspects through this conversation.

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