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You are probably thinking. Yes, Yes. I know junk food is bad for me.
But it’s sooooo good!
Although we all know that junk food is bad for us, we still consume and indulge in having junk food regularly.
I’ll be the first to tell you that junk food is still a part of my diet. But notice I didn’t say “everyday” diet.
You see, although I know and am aware that junk food is bad for me both diet and health wise, I just couldn’t see myself forgoing my regular (daily) intake of just a little bit of yummy junk food.
It has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. So I decided to change my eating and cooking habits if I wanted to still enjoy my junk food.
Re-Evaluating My Eating Habits
Last year I decided that I needed to re-evaluate my eating habits, exercise (or lack thereof) routine and how I make/cook my food.
I had given up using lard, yes- I used lard for many years early in my domestic life, over 25 years ago but I didn’t embrace using olive oils or other alternatives such as the sprays.
I went on to use cooking oil, mostly canola and corn. But as I mentioned earlier. About a year or so ago I started really thinking of my eating habits and how they “might” be hindering my overall health.
After some research and hearing my sister tell me how “healthy” olive oil was for my cooking and health.
I begrudgingly decided to give it a try with the “smallest” bottle I could find 🙂
It wasn’t all that bad. Or rather it wasn’t bad at all. I’m not sure where or how I got it in my head that cooking with olive oil would make my food taste, well, olivy.
Anyways after trying the olive oil, I went on to try coconut oil and flavored oils. I must say the flavored oils give food an extra dimension yet they remain healthy oil options to cook with.
There are so many options when it comes to healthy cooking that you could spend hundreds of dollars on just oils alone, but pick one or two that you think you and your family might like and try them out.
As for the junk food, well let’s just say that if you make better cooking options you just might be able to splurge on an extra piece of chocolate or small bag of chips.
Like I mentioned earlier. Junk food is still a part of my diet. But since changing my cooking habits I noticed that for whatever reason I don’t crave junk food as much as I used to.
Chocolate and Ice-Cream were my “food” of choice as an after dinner treat.
Now more times than not I don’t “need” an after dinner snack because I’m still full from my dinner and don’t crave any add ons.
Tell me, what types of cooking/eating habits have you changed? Are you still consuming “junk food”? If so what is your weakness?