I had an interesting conversation this week. It was about whether we should feel guilty for cheating at cooking, and buying groceries when we are buying frozen vegetables.
I can’t cook very well, I am ok with that because I have learnt how to get by and not give myself food poisoning every week.
Yes I was that bad.
I now don’t eat much, so find that if I buy a lot of fresh food most goes to waste before I can finish it all. It was a waste to throw out a lot of the groceries I bought.
So I started to buy frozen. The good thing about fresh frozen vegetables and fruit is that it is picked and frozen quite quickly, where fresh food is picked before it is ripe to ripen during transport.
Which option gives you more vitamins and nutrients?
So if you feel guilty when you use frozen veg instead of fresh, don’t.
It is ok.
Even though I felt guilt that I was eating bad and taking shortcuts, I was not. But this is a real issue.
Our relationship with food is very important, and feeling guilty is part of that. That guilt can lead us to sabotage our success. I can hear myself say, “I might as well have that cake since I was too busy to cook fresh food, cake is not going to be that much worse.”
Those negative thoughts encouraged me to make poor choices, have a bad relationship with food. I turned it around and so can you.
Think about how many food decisions you make that are actually ok, or even good?