Let’s try to examine this idea objectively for a second:
Food is just that — food.
REAL food is real food.
Processed food is processed food.
An abundance of real food exists on the planet, available for your consumption.
And, with that abundant supply of food choices, there are endless ways to prepare them – whether it be the herbs and spices added, or the simple cooking styles . . . thus creating infinitely more selections, styles and tastes for your palate. (Perhaps even more possibilities than what’s offered on snack shelves of your favorite grocery store!)
If the above resonates with you, and you can see the limitless options you have in selecting and preparing food, is it really possible to get bored with it?
My thought is an emphatic NO.
If you’ve started down the road to healthy eating and you’ve hit this roadblock of being “bored” with the foods that are available to you, reflect for a moment on the start of your “eating healthy” journey.
What were the two biggest hurdles you faced?
If you’re like most people, the initial reaction to your “new” nutrition program was:
1) What is there to eat?
2) When am I going to find time to prepare it?!?!?
Then, after getting started and experiencing success, you likely noticed the abundance of food to choose from . . . , but the hurdle that kept rearing it’s ugly head was “When/how am I going to find the time to prepare it?”
You’re not “bored” with food.
You’re wishing you had more convenient, healthy, ready-to-eat choices. You’re wishing somebody else would do the work for you!
(Doubt this? Ask yourself how bored you’d be if you had a buffet of incredible tasting, healthy meals to choose from at every meal . . . as opposed to a ‘fridge full of healthy choices, but requiring 15-30 minutes of prep time?)
Don’t fall into the trap of “boredom”!!
Don’t revert to the convenience of quick-fix processed food and mindless eating!
You know it’s not the answer . . . and it’s not going to keep you on the road to health that you’re currently on!
What is the answer, you ask?
1) Keep doing what you’re doing (assuming you’ve been sticking to a healthy, whole-foods-based plan that is working for you). Practice is going to continue making things easier, especially as your knowledge base grows.
2) Recognize that SLOWER is better — even in today’s fast-paced world. There’s a saying amongst my peers in this profession: “Slow is smooth. Smooth is fast.” We use it in reference to performing soft-tissue therapy, but it applies to all aspects of life too. Take the time to reflect. Take the time to process your thoughts and feelings. Take the time to cook . . . and enjoy the fruits of your labor! “Slowing down” gives you opportunity to recover within the whirlwind of your day. Slowing down recharges your batteries, making you more effective, efficient and productive. Slowing down to prepare meals gives you time for recovery and reflection . . . with the reward of a nutrition-packed, satisfying meal!
You just wish you could eat NOW, and you’re searching for ways to get the food you want without significant time commitment.
Please keep making the commitment – the one you (may have) started months ago. The commitment that you KNOW is working for you. The commitment that will provide you with an incredible return on your (time and energy) investment, in the form of vibrant health and boundless energy.
The commitment that will benefit and empower you for the rest of your life.