Sometimes as we grow older, we lose our appetites. It’s common and nothing to be ashamed of, but it is a serious problem that can affect your health negatively, and it shouldn’t be overlooked. Don’t allow your meals to become unwanted tasks. Eating should be enjoyable. Here are three ways to put the spice back in your mealtime.
Prepare Your Own Food
One of the most natural ways to enjoy eating again is to prepare your own food. Cooking doesn’t have to be an all-day event; it should be quick, simple, and enjoyable. Be creative. Many people find inspiration and happiness in cooking, so maybe you will too. There’s just something about it. Why not give it a try?
For more information on preparing your own meals and diving into to the joys of cooking without recipes, I would suggest www.reluctantgourmet.com. This website teaches you basic cooking techniques. It allows you to enjoy cooking without the hassle of following instructions.
Are Several Small Meals Better Than Three?
If three square meals are too much for you, try six smaller snack sized meals. Instead of a large omelet and some bacon for breakfast, enjoy a small cup of yogurt and a peach. Two hours later have another breakfast by eating half a muffin. You can treat lunch and dinner pretty much the same way. Just split every meal into two meals and suddenly those mounds of food that never looked appetizing to you before have become nice little treats you just can’t wait to dig your hands into.
Comfort Foods Fuel the Soul
If all else fails, just think of the food that makes you the happiest. I’m talking about the comfort foods: mashed potatoes and gravy, chicken and dumplings, or maybe your own grandmother’s pot roast from when you were a little kid. Whatever it is, just sit back and visualize it. Imagine the aroma filling your nostrils. Feel the warmth in the pit of your stomach. I’m getting hungry just writing about it.
We all have foods that are important to us on an emotional level, and if you’re having trouble eating, why not use those emotions to get you back on track? Use some great memories to trigger some intense cravings, and then allow those cravings to take you back to some beautiful memories.
Have you ever had trouble eating? Did you find any other methods to increase your appetite? Please share your stories and experiences below.