When I was working one-on-one with personal training clients, one of the first things we’d talk about was cooking. Seems a bit weird right?
I found many of my clients were eating out for 7+ meals per week (mainly lunch and dinner). My first challenge would be to cook a certain number of meals in their home. The meals didn’t have to be fancy. Heck, they could even come from a box. They just had to apply heat to food in some fashion to create a dish.
Over time, we worked on decreasing the boxed items (generally processed food) and increasing fresh produce until they were cooking the vast majority of their meals.
Eating out can certainly be convenient, but you’re also putting yourself at the mercy of the restaurant for the quality of the food, price, and nutrition. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that restaurants want to make money! This can lead to cutting corners—using cheaper oils for cooking, skipping out on fresh produce, using cheaper cuts of meat, etc.
You’re probably onboard with the idea of cooking in-home being a cheaper, healthier alternative to eating out. I don’t imagine that strikes you as too far fetched.
Here’s the thing: Cooking can be intimidating and time consuming!
Let’s dive into a few reasons why it doesn’t have to be this way.Continue Reading