My One & Only Diet Tip

August 3, 2009 at 7:16 pm 1 comment

Most people who know me are aware that I work out pretty regularly. When it comes to food, however, I have less self control. Though I tend to eat healthy, or at least choose healthier options of the crappy stuff, I don’t beat myself up when I give in to a couple (orrr ten) indulgences. But, since we moved out of my dad’s house, we’ve been much better about eating healthier.

Why? We don’t have a microwave. That’s it! You want to instantly start eating healthier? Get rid of your microwave.antimicrowaveAt first we had no microwave because 1. the condo didn’t come with one over the stove/range, and 2. we had have very little counterspace. We always assumed we’d buy a microwave to go over the stove, but when we realized that our 1986 kitchen didn’t allow enough space for one, we just never got around to figuring out an alternative. Now it’s become a strategy. At first it was hard to get used to reheating leftovers in the oven, but food tastes just as good as when it was first made, so it’s worth the extra few minutes of preparation. And while I miss the ease of the new Steamfresh veggie bags, it’s really just as easy to pour the bag out and steam it on the stove.

A big weakness for us used to be frozen dinners and paninis; we’d always choose an inconvenience-free sodium-filled side over something we’d make ourselves. I know, it’s easy to eat like crap even without a microwave, but it has really made a difference considering how lazy I am when it comes to food preparation. I used to just pop in a bag of popcorn or nachos with melted cheese when I had a craving for something crunchy, but now it’s too much of a pain to make either without a microwave, so I usually just grab a handful of Wheat Thins or go entirely without.

Any other unusual, non-obvious tips for eating better?

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Entry filed under: Health & Fitness.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Freedom Homes  |  August 9, 2009 at 12:17 pm

    I agree, not having a microwave can result in healthier eating. Also remember; when you go for food shopping, make sure you don’t go with an empty tummy, you will end up buying more than you really need.

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