I've been thinking a lot about food lately. I am, in case you hadn't guessed from the food tag on this blog, a big fan. I'm not always that good at it though. I dislike cooking anything with too many ingredients, or anything which takes too long. I hate baking because it's too precise. All intentions to eat well go out of my head as soon as I'm stressed. I have zero self control and if you put a plate of donuts in front of me I will eat them all. I'm indecisive and I get frustrated when what I want to eat isn't in the cupboard. I have way too many days when I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at my desk.
I'm probably making it sound worse than it is! I in no way would say I have any sort of disordered eating, just the usual frustrations of a busy life, when eating well just isn't a priority. James does all the food shopping in our household as well, and I think a large part of my issues come in not feeling like I am in control of what I eat.
So here's my food philosophy, and my slightly-late-for-the-new-year-but-what-the-heck food resolutions.
For every cup of coffee I will also drink a glass of water. Home made food is always better than shop bought, even if it isnt the healthiest meal ever. I will sit down with James and write a shopping list and make a meal plan together each week rather than just leaving all the work to him. I love eating out and I love dessert, but that shouldn't be every day and probably not even every week (oops!) Carbs are delicious, and a little bit of everything yummy won't hurt. It really isn't that hard to eat five pieces of fruit and vegetables every day. Always make extra and freeze it.
I'd love to know your tips and philosophy for making sure you have a well rounded diet, and lots of good things to eat. Do let me know in the comments!