Why is it easier to not eat than to eat healthy?
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
With all the convenience foods and drive thrus out there, it has gotten to the point that it is far easier to skip eating all together than to find something healthy. Of course, not eating is not an option, but the frustration level is real. I do NOT crave anything good for me, ever. The only thing that ever sounds good is what, by all accounts, is the nastiest for me. With kids, the drive thru is truly a convenience. Not having to haul anywhere from 2 to 4 children out of the car and herd them into a place to eat is wonderful.
I am an educated person and understand that skipping meals frequently is not a good thing; slow down metabolism, throw your body into 'starvation' mode, blah blah, blah. But when faced with not eating or eating garbage, what do you do? Subways don't have drive thrus or that would be my first stop. I understand WHY they don't have drive thrus but that still makes them more than inconvenient for me.
I have reached the point where most food doesn't even sound good to me. I used to enjoy cooking for my family but have fallen more and more into the trap of simply heating something that was already pre-cooked. Frozen, freeze-dried, dehydrated, whatever. And all of it processed. Non of it truly good or good for me.
I feel myself giving up all over again, but this time I haven't even started. Is that a new record for failure? Failing without even trying? Huh. Have to think on that one for a while.