I Don’t Cook

I just wanted to come on here and mention that living alone is definitely a bad thing for my waistline. Living alone, I never cook for myself. I don’t enjoy the idea of spending a bunch of time preparing a meal, cooking it, and then cleaning up after its done when I am the only person going to enjoy it. It seems like a waste. I don’t know why I have this block in my brain, but I just can’t make myself do it. I enjoy cooking, and I love preparing somewhat elaborate meals, but only when there is someone else that’s going to eat it as well, or at least someone else to take care of some of the cleanup.

Anyone else have this issue? What’s a healthy set of food choices for a non-cooker? I eat a lot of Subway right now…

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7 Replies to “I Don’t Cook”

  1. If you don’t like to cook, I’d suggest watching your portion sizes instead of what you’re eating. Shrink them little by little so that you’re not really missing the food that much.

    If you’re a snacker be sure to stock up on fruits and veggies, no cooking required. When I don’t feel like cooking but still want to eat healthy I turn to multi grain wraps – cut out the cheese, too many calories in that stuff. I’d highly suggest calorie counting, to see how much you’re intaking vs. what you SHOULD be intaking. myfitnesspal.com is a great site for this, they have pretty much everything under the sun listed.

  2. Also – farmers markets are great places to find good foods for cheap. It sucks having to buy fresh all the time, but it’s totally worth it.

    For me personally, I stock up on the fruits I love, cherries, plums, nectarines, etc. I eat a lot of wraps, salads, invest in low fat dressing and only use a tiny tiny amount if any at all. Rice cakes are pretty good, and I nibble on those. Dried fruit with no added sugar. Meals that use rice, like tikka masala, and add fresh broccoli and spinach along with chicken. Ground turkey instead of ground beef. Vitamins are important, I take iron supplements since I’m anemic. I’m really a fan of “eat what you want” as far as trying to lose weight goes, but you really really have to watch portions.

    I can eat pretty much all day long as long as I’m eating the right kinds of food, and none of them take that long to prepare. I make sure to separate into bags (portions) as soon as I’m done groceries, so that chore is taken care of when I feel like a snack. That goes for drinks, too. No pop. I drink crystal lite ice tea, and another flavour they have that’s really delicious, or I just stick with water. Eat slow, etc..

    Sorry for rambling, I think that’s all I can think of right now!

  3. I am a horrible cook, so I understand where you are coming from. I unfortunatly can’t comment on what to eat, cause my method doesn’t seem to apply to anyone. But if you want good advice on quick stuff that is good for you and tastes good ( the most important part) get a hold of Kate. Its what she does for a living.

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