How can i convince myself to cook?
I need to lose like 40 lbs. I exercise somewhat regularly, on and off. I definitely think my diet is a much larger part of my problem. I eat way too many snacks and fast food. I rarely eat anything that I can't just grab and throw in my mouth.
I absolutely hate cooking. Hate, hate, hate, hate, hate. I hate getting a hundred dishes dirty during preparation. I hate cleaning up afterwards. I hate waiting. I will not touch raw meat, I refuse.
Part of the problem is I live and eat alone. Getting two bowls, three measuring spoons, a saucepan, a baking sheet, a knife and a cutting board dirty so i can eat one plate of mediocre food, is just not worth it. It's not.
So yeah, obviously the obvious solution is to learn how to cook and cook lots of healthy meals. I won't commit to that. I know myself well enough to know that I'm not going to do it.
Like, even making a sandwich is too much effort; washing and slicing the tomato and lettuce and putting away leftovers which probably won't keep anyway.
I feel hopeless because I know that weight loss requires eating healthy, which requires preparing your own food, which i can't seem to convince myself to do.
So i have two questions for everybody.
First, is there any other way? Can i lose weight healthily by eating mostly pre-prepared and packaged foods?
If not, has anybody else been here and gotten over it? How? Is there a baby step i can take?
Oh thank God! Finally a normal person with a relatable problem! All i ever seem to see on this app are fit, muscular sons of ******* who post silly questions and make goals that are entirely impossible for an average human being. I have the same problem. I workout like a freak and after I've successfully broken every bone in my body i get home to an empty fridge. I tried starving but it never works. Nor do diet pills or fat burners. I started making lunch for myself. Simple and easy to cook. Just gotta learn to kill a few taste buds and you're golden. Otherwise cook big meals twice a week and store them. You could boil a lotta veggies and proteins and just use them in different dishes. The nutritional value takes a dive but you'll build a system that suits you...gradually. Sorry about the rant.
Do lemme know how it goes. I'm trying to lose 42pounds myself.
I'm in the same boat. Single and hard to prepare meals for one. I use myfitnesspal to keep track of calories. It's easy to use and you can see how many calories you have left for the day.
I also pick a day to cook all my meals for the week. I prepare all my cooked meals for 7 days then toss them in freezer in single portions.
I'm not a big eater when it comes to breakfast and I know that's bad. My solution was a NutriBullet. I have a smoothie after my morning workout. It's fast and the the cup is dishwasher safe lol.
Hope this helps :)
First thing first is to tackle the idea of cooking...people can tell you many different things to do but it won't help unless you want to cook. I found it to be less expensive and better at monitoring what I eat, if I cooked myself. I was the college kid that ate fast food, snacked on anything but became a weight I didn't like plus decided to become a health ed so I needed to change. So change begins with you, only you can make the decision. I was lazy and didn't wanna cook but eating out got expensive and just for me. I cook solo meals, well I actually enough to meal prep for lunch the next day. So it's on you, gotta get past the raw meat thing tho I did, well to an extent.
I know, it's life changing for dish haters like us lol
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