Do you like to cook? Here are the top 5 reasons you may not cook and how to have a more positive experience in the kitchen
Here’s what you may think:
- I don’t have time to cook
- I don’t know how to cook
- I don’t know what to cook
- I need recipes to follow
- I need a meal plan
And on top of them all you may think you don’t even like cooking.
Does this sound like you? Are you too busy to cook?
Cooking brings us back to having our basic needs met. This is where our survival instincts stem from, going out and gathering food and preparing food for ourselves. It is in each and every one of us to fulfill this fundamental need and it has to do with our ability to take care of ourselves and allow ourselves to be nourished.
Cooking also increases pleasure and appreciation of real nutritious food. Eating food you cooked with your own energy and time satisfies you more and you feel more gratitude because you made it.
The act of cooking is therapeutic. It helps with your focus, reduces stress, and increases well-being, which will certainly help you digest your food better.
Here are a few amazing features about cooking:
- Cooking allows you to spend quality time with yourself, away from your work, phone, the TV, the computer
- Cooking brings out your creative side and yes it does exist.
- Cooking for others is a way to express your love and caring.
- Cooking is a great way to spend time with your family and friends
- Cooking for yourself is the healthiest way to eat.
I’m telling you today that you don’t have to be a chef to whip up amazing meals for yourself and that cooking can be easy, quick, inexpensive, delicious and full of nutrients all at the same time.
Learning to cook is irreplaceable gift you can give yourself and allowing yourself to take time in your kitchen without distraction is the first move towards success. Don’t be held back by believing cooking takes a long time because it doesn’t have to. You can create delicious meals in 15-30 minutes any time.
Here are some expert kitchen tips to get you get going:
- Let your creative side flow. Don’t make yourself follow recipes all the time. I’ve created some amazing templates for my 30 Day Fat Burning/Brain Boosting Ketogenic Reset to help you get started cooking with ease.
- Stock up on fresh vegetables and quality meats at least once a week.
- Have a good shopping list that includes all the healthy food you like.
- Think big. Always double what you plan to eat to have leftovers or freeze another meals worth.
- Limit your distraction, Make yourself put down your electronic equipment for 20 minutes while you prepare a meal.
- Listen to some of your favorite music while you cook.
And most of all Relax, this is time for you to nurture yourself, enjoy yourself and your family or friends, and have fun experimenting.