The New Year is finally upon us, which means that plenty of people have resolutions to achieve during the year. Of course, one of the most common goals during this time is getting healthier. And, on of the best ways to do that is through eating meals that you control and cook yourself. But, when it comes to the third night in, it’s easy to slip into bad habits again. So, to help you out, this post will give you some ways to stir up your motivation in the kitchen.
- Cook New Foods
One of the best things about cooking is the act of doing it. But, when cooking the same meals all the time, it can be easy to get bored. So, you need to liven things up a little bit. You just need to find some new recipes. Thankfully, there are loads of website dedicated to helping people find fresh and new recipes. You can also get some great apps on your phone. All of these tools have examples that allow you to choose a difficulty level for the meal. This gives you the chance to try recipes that won’t be too difficult but will be challenging enough to be fun. Ultimately, being excited to try new things can drive you to great success; you just need to do some leg work.
- Get Some Fancy Tools
There’s nothing more demotivating that having to struggle with blunt knives or pans. The easier your tools are to use; the more you will want to use them. So, this means spending a little bit of money. But, it’s best to do some research first. Items like knives and pans come in many different varieties. You need to do some research before buying them, or you may find that you get something that doesn’t suit you. Youtube is a great place to look for reviews, but you may have to go to specialist sites for recommendations. Try some Googling or check my reference, and you’ll get loads of information to help you out. These items can be very expensive; it’s best to look for quality and value over prestige.
- Create A Meal Schedule
Deciding to get a takeaway is usually an impulse move. This sort of action can be hard to combat, but not impossible. With clever planning, you can make it much harder to justify eating out. Plan the meals that you are going to be eating for a week out, and make sure that all of the food excites you. Buy all of the ingredients you can ahead of time. This will give you a reason to stay home and eat, as you already have the food available. It will also make choosing what to eat much easier, lessening the struggle and eventual fall to the takeaway.
Hopefully, this will inspire you to get in the kitchen and uphold those New Year's promises that you’ve made. Finding motivation to eat well can be hard. So, it can be best to ditch motivation altogether and just be hard on yourself. But, it’s worth doing something to help.