Meal prep vs...??
SO I'm having a problem and it is keeping me from losing weight (or at least that is what I'm telling myself). I have lost 30 pounds since this whole thing started, but honestly most of it was from lowering on dosage of prednisone so I can't exactly say I did all this work (although I have done a little).
I love to cook. I love to come home from work and cook a meal. Whether it's pasta, or a meat-veggies-potatoes type meal, casserole, roast chicken, roast beef etc... However we always over eat. I don't want to toot my own horn, but I make awesome food. It's so good, and I make so much of it that me and my husband just eat it.. A lot of it! Plus everyday I'm coming home and cooking a big feast, like waaay more than we would never need. When I cook spaghetti, I cook the entire box! Then I divide up the left overs and we have lunches leftover.. But it has to stop. My friends come over and leave holding their bellies because they too, can't resist my cooking and overeat. They tell me it's like thanksgiving, and a lot of them have admitted to fasting all day so they could eat lots of my food! It's flattering but it's really a huge hurdle for me. They come visit and raid my fridge for leftover food and go home with lots of goodies. I've always got something that has been baked whether it's fresh bread/rolls, pies, etc... There is always something here.
I love to cook with heavy foods, butter, cheeses, cream... Yep all that deliciousness.
Another problem I have is I really only eat once a day, I will usually eat something small for breakfast (like an egg) but then I often go all day without eating; then I get so hungry so I cook this huge feast and binge. Then sometimes I eat in the evening because I stay up very late every night due to my work schedule.
However the one and only way I will stay on track with eating better is meal prep. I hate meal prep... I do. I actually love doing the actual prep itself; but it's the eating I hate. I hate cold food, or food that has been stored. However, I won't make it fresh everyday. I will crave fats, and starches and I will not make healthy foods, I will just come home and make a big feed of garlic cheese toasts and lasagna (that happened today).
So I am at a crossroads...
Any advice or suggestions? I don't know if I'm making the wrong food, but darnit I am tired of eating cold chicken salads wrapped with lettuce and hummus... Maybe I need better ideas?