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.
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    I think it's wise to consider thinking about your goals and decide what is really important to you. I was in a similar place about a year and a half ago. I did decide at that time to give sp a real try and started with a few simple fast break goals. Starting small really help me get going. It can work for you too
    2839 days ago
  • MOUSE4317
    I hear pain and stress/distress in your blog. I don't have kids, but I can understand what it would be like to deal with mealtime.

    I became vegan two plus years ago, so I stopped going to the fast food places, but as I recall, there were at least a few good choices at all of them.

    To be honest, you sound kind of depressed and burned out. Maybe you should try to focus on taking a deep breath, finding some contentment and relaxation and "you time." No diet program will work if there is too much stress in one's life.

    I wish you all the best~ emoticon
    2839 days ago
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