If You Like To Cook, You In The Minority

I started a special food protocol called AIP, November 1st. I'll spare you all the details but what it boils down to- going out to eat is not an option. That means every single meal and snack, I've prepared for the last 36 days. There are no short cuts either. You can't have ANY food that processed or contains any additives. If you've checked a food label lately, you know that eliminates all grab-and-go foods. 

That being said, at the beginning of this, I would put myself in the "being lukewarm" about cooking category. I was an OK cook. Turns out, practice not only makes you better, but as you improve cooking becomes more enjoyable. I'm now teetering between the "being lukewarm" and "loving cooking" category. Where are you at?

Here are a couple of my food picks over the last month...

If you love to cook, you’re actually in the minority. According to research, only 10% of Americans say they love to cook, while 45% hate it and 45% are lukewarm about it. But if your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, you may need to make friends with the kitchen. 

According to Dr. Stephen Juraschek, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, if you want to eat healthier, the most important thing to do is start cooking your own meals. “Home-prepared meals are a key feature of healthy eating,” Juraschek says. “The only time you have agency over what you’re eating is when you’re doing the purchasing and prep.” 


Amy James


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