I agree that taking meals you already eat and doing a makeover is great for getting started. For example, we love tacos, we used to deep fry the shells, use cheap ground beef and way too much cheese. Now we make wraps using whole wheat tortillas, leaner beef or turkey, with more veggies and a small amount of cheese. I found that not making too much for food for the family decreases overeating. Think baby steps and add more healthy things, rather than banning food.
Hi, what kinds of foods do you like? Take those and find simpler ways to prepare. Why do you think your eating is unhealthy? How active are you? I see you live on a farm? I sit at a desk all day at work. My husband is in construction and farming. If I followed him around all day, I would lose weight more quickly!!! Are you active with your girls? Do they help with meal preparation and shopping and the gardening? If they eat healthy, it would help you to stay on track too. Cooking helps to save money too. Cooking is an excellent skill to have when they live on their own-make lunches and have friends over for dinner instead of going to restaurants.. My son bakes his own bread in a machine & cooks his own sandwich meat, since his mid-teens. There are ways and it can be FUN!!!! Enjoy :)
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Think in terms of your dinner plate being half vegetables, 1/4 meat or beans, 1/4 pasta or potato or rice. If your dinner plate is full size then use only the inside not the rim. Try for no sugar, little salt if any and absolutely no soda except maybe the occasional diet soda. Those are just some ideas but this site has lots of great recipes you could incorporate into your life little by little. Good luck and never give up.
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I am very new to this challenge and am learning slowly how to cook healthy since all i have ever know is not cooking healthy. I would love to hear from all of you any tips you may have for me. I am starting will cutting out most butter and whole milk in my foods.
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