Much of our eating and drinking is borne out of habit. I mindlessly buy the same foods when I visit the supermarket. So when it comes to mealtimes, as I have the same things in the fridge or cupboard, it is unsurprising that I end up with the same food on my plate.
i was like this before I started eating healthily, eating the same things out of habit. Once I started eating healthily I didn't think that I would become bored with the food I am eating and falling back into bad eating habits.
If I look in the fridge today, I have lots of healthy things to eat. Hummus, natural yoghurt, eggs, avocados, tomatoes, green leafy vegetables and more. The thing is that I am in need of inspiration to put these ingredients together in a different way. Otherwise, I will be thinking that less healthier foods are more attractive like chocolate and crisps. I have to confess that this has already happened. I need to get a handle on this before it gets out of control.
I normally eat porridge for breakfast every day albeit with different toppings. This was fine throughout the winter. Now that the weather is warmer I am looking for tasty alternatives. Instead of really thinking about what the alternatives might be, the last time I was in the supermarket, I bought a box of " tasty spelt flakes muesli". Healthy? - Sort of - not really. The anticipation of it was better than the actual taste. I ended up adding things to it to make it taste good - yoghurt and berries.
If I had just stopped and thought about it, I could have made a healthier home made muesli which not only tasted so much better but also worked our less expensive.
I have decided to take the summer off work. I will have more time and I have decided that I am creating new habits around the food I eat.
I know that in the main, I eat healthily. It’s about making them having variety and making the food I eat more interesting. I will be trying new recipes, buying different foods and experimenting. Why only buy red tomatoes when there are yellow and heritage ones on the shelves? Why buy the same type of lettuce when there are so many different varieties? They must have a different flavour. I will experiment with new recipes. If it doesn’t work then so what - I can always make something simple or go out to eat.
I have heard that new habits usually take between a week and a month to kick in. It can happen faster, if you are prepared and open minded. This will be interesting and I am ;looking forward to this new challenge.