Take Control of Your Health with the One Simple Method That Everyone Can Do
Do you want to take control of your health? Then learn to cook! For those of you that don’t cook, give this article a read and hopefully, I can persuade you to start.
I haven’t always been interested in cooking, up until I was 23 I was convinced I would always have someone there to cook for me (idiot). I couldn’t even cook scrambled egg!
Fortunately, my Dad is a very good cook, so I grew up understanding and feeling the benefits from eating whole foods cooked from scratch I just didn’t think I would ever have to cook for myself!
When I eventually moved out from my parents’ house, I got my Dad to teach me a few basic dishes. I remember being so careful that I followed each step correctly and I had no idea about the timings of anything!
Within a few weeks of cooking the same basic recipes I started to really enjoy it, and I drastically improved the time it would take me to cook each dish.
Once you get a basic understanding of how long certain things take to cook, you can cook a delicious meal with whatever you have in the fridge in around 15 minutes. I usually have cooked, eaten and cleaned up within half an hour.
My Food Philosophy – Eat Real Food
So, for those of you that think you don’t have time to cook… MAKE time. Learn to nourish your body with whole foods, cooked from scratch. Only then will you have true control over what goes into your body.
We have become too dependent on what I call “food like” products. These products are often packed with sugar, salt and artificial ingredients that cause havoc on our metabolism, energy levels and waistlines.
My food philosophy is simple: eat locally sourced, seasonal foods full of nutrients. In other words, eat real food. The body is not designed to constantly digest food and once you start eating foods that nourish your body you quickly realise that you don’t need to eat every three to four hours. You begin to recognise what real hunger feels like, empowering yourself with the ability to become self-sufficient. You will never be a slave to mealtimes again!
Real food is a simple concept; essentially, it’s what nature has given us: plants, fruits, roots, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, eggs, milk and its by-products such as cheese and yogurt. Real food is kept as close to its natural state as possible. It comes from animals that have led healthy, happy lives and that haven’t been pumped full of hormones, steroids, and antibiotics which are all transferred into the food chain. It should be minimally processed, not man-made and it certainly shouldn’t have a list of ingredients that you can’t pronounce. Put simply, if we weren’t eating it 200 years ago, it probably doesn’t qualify as real food.
Cookwell by Waitrose
I recently came across Cookwell by Waitrose. It’s their answer to Hello Fresh and Gousto. I have been using the service for the whole of January.
Not everyone can be fortunate and have a family member who can teach you to cook. So, something like Cookwell can be the perfect way to step into the world of cooking.
Each week you choose three delicious recipes to try. They then deliver the fresh pre-weighed ingredients, along with very clear instructions on how to make them.
It takes a lot of the time and effort out of the whole process so that you can focus on learning a new skill, a new skill that can change your 2018!
As you would expect from Waitrose, there is a real focus on nutritional content and quality of ingredients and the whole service is very convenient.
There are a variety of recipes to suit everyone’s tastes and preferences, but best of all most of their dishes shouldn’t take longer than about thirty minutes to make.
Because I am passionate about helping you guys to learn to cook, I have been given an exclusive discount to offer out to my followers.
Use the Code “MAX50” at the checkout by following the link below
Where to start?
I know it may seem daunting at first but like with any new skill all you need to do is start small.
Pick a few recipes and master them! The same rules apply to virtually any dish, and you will eventually get to the stage where you can open the fridge and just throw whatever you have together into something that tastes great (90% of my meals are made like this!).