Home cooking for your health.
I want you to be the healthiest version of yourself.
If you’ve been brought up like I have, with Kraft Dinner and Chef Boyardee lining the cupboards, creating healthy kitchen habits can be complicated and challenging. Cheese Whiz and Fruit Loops were also in my kitchen pantry. To this day, I still crave these foods. They are severely processed and extremely addictive.
It takes a “mindset” to make a change. You’ve got this.
When it comes to your health and well-being, the importance of cooking and preparing meals at home cannot be overstated.
Not only can you save money by cooking at home, but you can also protect your health and create a variety of low-carb options that will protect you against lifestyle diseases.
Cooking at home can help you save money in a variety of ways. By shopping for fresh ingredients, you can cut down on the cost of pre-packaged, processed foods. Additionally, cooking at home allows you to buy in bulk and take advantage of store sales, meaning you can get more for your money.
By utilizing the leftovers from your meals, you can stretch the cost of your ingredients over multiple meals. Say YES to “no leftovers”.
In addition to saving money, cooking at home also allows you to control what goes into your meals and protect your health.
By choosing fresh, whole foods you can get the most nutrition out of your meals and avoid processed, packaged foods that can be high in sodium and preservatives.
By preparing your meals, you can create low-carb options that will help protect you and your family against lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
For example, you can replace white, refined carbohydrates with whole grains, vegetables, and legumes. These low-carb options can help you maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of disease, and improve your overall health.
Cooking and preparing meals at home can also be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Not only are you able to control what goes into your meals, but you can also experiment with different ingredients and cooking techniques. This can help you expand your culinary palette and create delicious, nutritious meals that you can share with your family and friends.
Cooking at home can be a great way to spend quality time with your family and teach your children the importance of healthy eating.
Overall, the importance of cooking and preparing meals at home cannot be overstated. Not only can you save money, but you can also protect your health and create a variety of low-carb options that will protect you against lifestyle diseases.
Make sure to take the time to cook and prepare your meals at home and reap the health benefits that come with it. Visit my BLOG and my RECIPE section to find free meal plans, and low-carb recipes and expand your knowledge on eating low-carb post-bariatric surgery.
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Take what you put into your body seriously. You are what you eat and digest.
About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.
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