Let's face it to truly change your lifestyle...you need to start cooking! Don't get me wrong ...you can live off of smart ones, progressive soup, packaged products and still lose weight, but you better watch your blood pressure. Processed food is load with sodium. For every excuse you make not to cook, I can give you a better reason why you should.
Pressed for time? Cooking a complete dinner can be faster than going to a restaurant. Too tedious for you? Cooking can be a creative outlet. Many recipes on the website are as little as five ingredients....start there! Once you learn basic skills you will built confidence and will want to try more challenging recipes.
Focus on mastering essential cooking techniques such as braising, steaming and blanching. Grilling can be one of the healthiest ways to prepare protein, vegetables and yes even fruit. Give grilled peaches a try for a wonderful dessert. Even add a scoop of sorbet in the center for a real refreshing treat.
Once you have built a repertoire of go to recipes, making dinner will become a no brainer. Measuring, peeling and dicing ingredients in advance can be a surefire recipe for success. Let your creative juices flow in the kitchen and make it a family event, even let the family pick out foods at the grocery store with your recipe in hand. This activity can be fun and also teach everyone to cook.....TOGETHER! Soon it will not be a chore but an activity!