"One is the loneliest number....." Na, it means you can literally dance like no one is watching!!!!!
I’ve been posting up on social media photos of my meals and food prep lately. It has been interesting to read people’s comments and their assumptions that what I eat is the only thing that can be eaten to get “into shape”.
I can’t eat many legumes; chick peas especially because they make me bloat and create deadly gas (even if they have been soaked and washed).
That doesn’t mean that you can’t eat them. In fact legumes are a great addition to meals.
I can’t eat garlic or onion. For me they take away the taste of anything else that is in the meal and all I can taste for at least 24 hours is onion/garlic. Ugh.
But that doesn’t meant you can’t cook with them.
In the colder months I will cook meals in the slow cooker and occasionally curries and eat seasonal vegetables (cheaper and fresher). More roast veggies, stir fries, steamed veggies.
In the warmer months I will do what ever makes life easy. Veggies that have been grated or sliced or diced and eaten raw or stir fried or steamed.
But what I don’t do is NOT have food in the fridge or freezer that isn’t quick to prepare and then eat.
When you are on your own and preparing meals for one then it is much easier to say “oh it doesn’t matter it is only for me” “I might just have a ham and cheese toastie” “I will just grab take away on my way home” “I’m going to order pizza”
When you get home after a long day at work, a day where you might have dealt with challenging customers, a manager/boss who is under the pump and taking it out on you, and you walk into a dark, silent home, and you are exhausted it is all too easy to think “why bother”
I’ve been there, I thought like that, I believed that preparing meals was too much of an effort and that it didn’t matter because it was just for me.
Toasted egg sandwiches were a regular dinner for me. Baked beans on toast. You know, the “traditional” dinner of the single person.
Do you know what that screams out?
That there is very little self worth, that “I” am not important enough to prepare a decent meal for.
That the individual feels that they will only put in effort for others.
Houston we have a problem!!
Until you, the individual, start to believe that you are worth more than feeding yourself a can of baked beans, pasta sauce out of a jar, or a couple of slices of toast with jam, then it is like you are up a river in a canoe without a paddle.
If you have reached this point in your life and feel like you just don’t count, you don’t matter because of all of the feedback that you have been given (internally and externally) then it will take persistence and time to start to change how you you rank yourself on the daily list of importance.
But if you, each and every day, say to yourself “I AM WORTH IT” then you can.
Regaining your self confidence and your self worth is one of the most challenging projects you will ever work on. But believe you me it is the most rewarding!!
If I can say that I am worth more than toasted egg sandwiches then so can you!!!!
Are you wanting to change your eating habits (diets don’t do that)?
Are you confused about what to eat because you think it is all horribly confusing and requires waaaay too much preparation and “special meals”?
My Free fat loss e-course is a great place to start.