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Old 03-05-2017, 04:15 PM   #16  
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For me, in the last couple years, my biggest struggle has been convenience. I don't like to cook, so when I'm hungry after work and I know there's a grocery store literally across the street from my apartment, it's really, super easy to just go and pick up a ready-made bento (box lunch). It got to the point that I was doing that maybe four or five times a week, and so that was one of the first habits I had to quit cold turkey when I decided I was for serious about losing weight.
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Yes convenience. That's one for me too! I eat like one real meal day the rest are things that are easy to make rather than cooking.
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Right? Even now that I haven't eaten those things in forever, I have to remind myself that no, there is not in fact any kind of nutrition in instant noodles, and just because there aren't many calories in it doesn't mean it's good for me.
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Default Convenience and the dread of cooking

You both are so on point! Convenience and cooking is the root of the issue, as to really eat healthy on a consistent basis, we need to prepare our own fresh food, and thus a little cooking is involved!

This week was horrible for me, a lot of work and being tired I actually ate take aways 6 nights out of 7!! That made me feel so unhealthy and last night, as a result I have gotten sick, which I rarely do (once or twice a year now)

I couldn't crack the code to just eat the yummy healthy food I have at home, as I normally do (I have mastered the no-recipe little-cooking no-skills meals that I love along these last years, and in 5 to 10 minutes I have yummy healthy food ready, so normally this kind of eating-out-circle doesn't happen to me anymore)

But I guess I was so tired and stressed that I couldn't trigger the slightiest motivation to eat my own food.
That's ok, it is just one week, and feeling sick and more tired from this food, I am going to be even more prepared this week to eat healthy.

Because yes, convenience is the evil, and preparation is key!

I normally have all my lnches for work prepped in 1hour on Sundays, now I added healthy snacks for the entire weeks: apples, rice cakes, little bags of radish/carrots, bananas, AND water bottles because I often under-drink which is making me more hungry than I really am.
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