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Week 7: Start Cooking
One of the most important aspects of a diet is knowing what you put into your body. Apart from calories, you have to know the about the age of the ingredients you use, types of preservatives and chemicals that are also in food and the cleanliness of the kitchen. The only way to make certain that all of these are up to your standards is to cook your own meals.
Your goal for this week is to start cooking your own food. If you've never cooked on a regular basis then this can be the most challenging step of this plan. Cooking doesn't have to be a chore. You should try to have fun with it and enjoy all the new foods that you'll soon be eating.
If you have no idea where to start, check your local bookstore for cookbooks. There are also plenty of sites on the internet that teach you how to cook and provide free recipes. You won't make culinary masterpieces overnight, but in time you and your family will begin to enjoy your creations.
You don't need to cook every night. You should make enough so that you'll have leftovers. This will give you a chance to take a break from cooking since it can be time consuming.
This week, start by cooking at least twice. Next week try for three times and keep going up one day until you have home made food everyday of the week. With time it'll seem natural, like brushing your teeth or cleaning your room. Keep in mind that cooking doesn't have to mean a huge meal with trimmings. It can be as easy as rice, sandwiches and salads.