Nutrition

9 Good Reasons to Cook Your Own Meals

Now that there are tons pre-made meals and home delivery options, do you think that making your own food isn’t that necessary? FizzUp is giving you nine good reasons to cook your own meals over for good! If you’re a beginner in the kitchen, have no fear!

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REASON #1 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: GET RELAXED

Feel stressed at the end of your work day? Cooking occupies both your hands and your head. It can help you relieve some of the stress of everyday life. Try cooking with music to make this moment of relaxation even more enjoyable! Music that’s soft and simple or a bit more lively will help you relax even more easily.

A tip from Anthony Berthou: Sports nutritionist and FizzUp collaborator, Anthony Berthou recommends eating a healthy diet if you want to get restful sleep and be less prone to stress. You’ll start to sleep better when you eat better.

Reason #2 To cook your own meals: express your creativity

Stop being afraid to make mistakes and dare to take on cooking your own meals like a real chef. Put on an apron and tell yourself that if you fail at making your meal, it will have at least been an opportunity to try, learn and have fun. Relaxation often goes hand in hand with fun. What better way to express your creativity to feel calmer and boost your self-confidence? Don’t let cookbooks intimidate you. The most important thing is to have fun. Keep in mind that if you want to cook your own meals, you don’t necessarily need to make it complicated. With a few basic recipes and simple habits, you can keep things interesting and change up the flavors. Why not get the most out of it by trying some new ingredients?

REASON #3 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: SHARE WITH OTHERS

Whether you’re a beginner or have already proven yourself with a degree from Le Cordon Bleu, cooking shouldn’t be a solitary activity. You can do it with your family, partner or friends! When you cook with others, not only can you share recipes and tips, but also look forward to trying the meal you’re preparing.

REASON #4 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: SAVE TIME

Did you think that cooking your own meals was a waste of time? When cooking becomes a habit, you’ll find that it actually saves you time in your everyday life, as long as you know how to get organized. Here are a few tips from the FizzUp trainer to help you get started on the right foot:

  • Doubling your recipes can help you prepare your meals for several days in advance. You can freeze portions to take to work so that you know exactly what’s in your lunch.
  • Cook when you have the time, even outside of mealtimes. Casseroles or simmered dishes are even better when reheated.
  • Have the basic staples in your fridge and cupboards to have all the essentials on hand. This makes it easy to change up the recipes you make.

REASON #5 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES

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Cooking your own meals has another significant advantage: you can choose your own ingredients. You’ll be eating a diet that’s healthier and lower in fat without even realizing it. Pre-made meals are full of sugar, salt and other ingredients that are harmful to your weight and health.

When you cook homemade meals, you get the true taste of your food and know exactly where your ingredients come from. Cooking your own meals helps keep you slim all year round. You’ll be able to better manage your weight by controlling what’s on your plate.

FizzUp tip: Know how spinach is good for you? It helps you build muscle and is high in nitrates and iron.

REASON #6 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: HAVE FUN

No one knows your tastes better than you do. When you take a stab at cooking, you can make delicious dishes to your liking. You’ll be surprised at how much fun you’re having as you prepare your meal. You’ll feel proud and enjoy eating a dish that you made yourself. Most importantly, cooking should be something you enjoy!

REASON #7 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: CONTROL WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE

When you want to control your weight, whether your goal is to build muscle mass or lose weight, controlling what’s on your plate is a must. The FizzUp trainer has created FizzUp Nutrition that makes your life easier with over 150 recipes and tips. Forget the hassle of standing in front of your fridge with no idea what to make and no inspiration. Every day, you’ll know how to make your meals with FizzUp Nutrition.

REASON #8 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: LOSE WEIGHT

Although you obviously can’t compare spending an hour in the kitchen to a FizzUp workout, people who love to cook know that it’s not always easy. Cooking regularly can burn calories, as long as you don’t sample what you’re cooking the entire time! Whip, hit, cut and crush as hard as you can! You might build muscle in your arms if you do. Otherwise, there’s always your FizzUp workout!

REASON #9 TO COOK YOUR OWN MEALS: STOP FEELING GUILTY

Healthy eating is a question of eating a balanced diet, but you can’t balance out your diet by eating a single balanced meal. By controlling what you eat, you’ll live guilt-free in terms of your diet. You’ll have fewer opportunities to indulge in unhealthy foods or overeat. Feel free to enjoy a meal in a restaurant without feeling guilty… you can cook tomorrow!

Home cooking teaches you how to manage the nutritional impact of your meals. You’ll enjoy choosing healthy ingredients. With FizzUp Nutrition, you’ll find easy and tasty recipes that help you reach your goals and, above all, eat healthier in your everyday life. Get all this without any hassle!

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