Thursday, December 29, 2022

6 Steps to Developing a Better Relationship with Food

This is a collaborative post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

Nutrition is an essential part of our lives. Therefore, developing a better relationship with food can be a very effective way to improve your life as a whole.

It may seem like a daunting prospect, but the six simple steps detailed below will allow you to achieve a great transformation in next to no time. Let’s get started.

1| Increase your Repertoire

Cooking the same 6-8 meals on a cycle can soon get boring. In turn, you will inevitably notice that your love of food becomes significantly reduced. Learning how to make kung pao chicken can resurrect your passion for cooking. And the tasty recipe is even more delicious than a take-out. Add a few new dishes like this to your repertoire for optimal results.

If nothing else, you’ll be more engaged with the cooking process itself.

2| Reduce the Costs

Reviewing your food consumption and reducing your grocery shopping to just what you need can minimize food waste, which is important financially. When supported by couponing and other steps to save money, the impacts can be huge. A little trial-and-error will have you making fantastic meals at the best price possible, in no time at all (and it's fun learning how to save money).

Value for money will make your meals taste even better. Embrace it.

3| Invest in Kitchen Gadgets

Kitchen gadgets can improve your relationship with food for several reasons. For starters, they use less energy and can save you money in the long run. Meanwhile, they can add convenience by automating many of the cooking processes. Crock pots, air fryers, soup makers, and other tools can be used to great effect.

We live busy lifestyles, and this may be the perfect way to buy back time.

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4| Opt for Healthy Living

When a new habit actively enhances your quality of life, you’ll be far more likely to maintain it. So, when you make food the foundation of healthy living, the results will be greater. Improving your physique, fitness, and self-confidence can transform your life. When you know that food has been a central feature of this, your bond with food will improve.

5| Make It a Family Commitment

Eating is something of a personal journey, but you don’t have to face it alone. Encouraging the kids to develop a healthier relationship with food can work wonders for your mindset too. Seeing them benefit from better nutrition is very rewarding. Similarly, your role of being a teacher will keep you engaged with the process.

Besides, spending more time together is sure to make you happier.

6| Be Social around Food

When food is a central theme for happy moments shared with friends and family, it won’t go unnoticed. Whether you are hosting a party or visiting a restaurant to celebrate big moments, the impact that it can have on your relationship with food, and life in general, as well as the positive memories you can make, are nothing short of incredible. If nothing else, it brings balance to your world.

Once used in conjunction with the steps above, success is assured.


  1. I think it's so imprortant to move toward healthy eating. You feel much better, and you can actually eat more!

  2. There’s some really good advice in here! I don’t do that much cooking or banking because I live by myself and I don’t want to have oodles of leftovers I’m not going to eat. But I’ll definitely keep this in mind. Thank you so much for sharing!

    -Whitney Stewart

  3. Our relationship with food is quite complex, and difficult to change for many.

  4. A lot of people who are new to cooking can definitely find shopping and cooking intimidating but these are great tips to follow to simplify the process :)

  5. I can't agree more with you, having a nice and tidy kitchen with the right tools and gadgets helps a lot.

  6. These are good suggestions, especially about creating a family commitment. I think that has to be at the heart of success.

  7. Healthy and food go hand in hand. If you are eating healthy, you will have a good relationship with food.

  8. Trying new recipes and only shopping around the store and not down the middle aisles is a good way to keep healthy food on hand.

  9. I agree with you about investing in kitchen gadgets. Not only they are nice to have around but they actually make our lives easy. Love how you said that it is perfect way to buy back time.


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