Researchers at the University of Birmingham found that people apparently eat more when with others. They found people who ate with family and friends ate up to 48 percent more than when they ate alone. Have you found you’re losing weight over the past month while restaurants are closed and you’re staying socially distant? If weight loss has been an issue for you and you’ve found you’re losing a few pounds, Paragon Orthopedic Center would like to encourage you to maintain your healthy practices. Good things can come from these unprecedented days. Maybe you’re cooking more, which might include nutritious fresh vegetables and fruits. You can’t control all that the restaurants add to your food, but you can control the amounts of fats and sugars in your dishes when you do the cooking. Here’s a big tip if you’re struggling to maintain your weight: don’t purchase foods that add unnecessary calories to your days, such as chips and cookies. Instead, keep easy to grab grapes, baby carrots, or strawberries on hand. Keep up the strong work Southern Oregon!