One of the banes of modern living is eating on the run. This habit has become so prevalent that we don’t give it a second thought. Involved with this habit are tendencies like grabbing fast food, snacking instead of eating meals, eating ‘meals’ that are cold and not very nutritious like just fruit, or just an iceberg lettuce salad. Another part of this complex is eating while engaged in other activities, like reading the paper, watching TV, or checking your emails – all of which prevent you from focusing on feeding yourself well.
None of this adds up to a program that supports good health, or being at a healthy, slim weight with lots of energy. One way to start to break this habit is to eat a hot, cooked meal every day. This is a statement that we are important enough to take good care of ourselves. It shows that we have our priorities in order.
If you are not a cook, you can start simple. Scramble an egg, make a pot of soup, or bake some fish or chicken and have it with steamed veggies or a spinach salad.
When you don’t make it a habit to take care of yourself this way, food becomes a major source of sweetness in your life, a source of reward. And these treats are usually cold. They are not satisfying so you eat more and more of the wrong foods and never feed your body properly.
This ‘one cooked meal a day’ start is a way of becoming your own advocate, of deciding that taking care of your needs should not be negotiable, but is a basic requirement for good living. It is a way of saying that you want the ‘real thing’ in life, not an inferior substitute. It is a way of treating yourself well, so you won’t need treats to fill a void.
If you’re ready to take care of you, please make a shopping list now of the healthy foods you need to have in your house to cook that meal each day. Then go shopping. The more you plan and prepare in advance, the easier it will be. Then start cookin’!
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Carol Crenshaw is a Weight Loss and EFT Expert, helping hundreds of people weed through all the weight loss myths and providing healthy, fast and freeing weight loss solutions.To find out more about Carol and the weight loss programs she offers, go to www.MakingWeightLossEasy.com