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How can I take the stress out of healthy cooking?

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Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Start simple

Many people become stressed by thinking that they have to make an all-at-once, drastic change in their diet.
Try changing one meal at a time, i recommend starting with breakfast. There are lots of easy options like fruit, yogurt, whole-grain toast, to start your day. Also, don't try to plan the whole week at once, just start with a few meals and get good habits built.

In brief: Start simple

Many people become stressed by thinking that they have to make an all-at-once, drastic change in their diet.
Try changing one meal at a time, i recommend starting with breakfast. There are lots of easy options like fruit, yogurt, whole-grain toast, to start your day. Also, don't try to plan the whole week at once, just start with a few meals and get good habits built.
Dr. Lisa Vansaghi
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Cooking and preparing meal should be a stress reliever and not stress builder. It is for nursing the body. Not only of yours and also of your loved ones. And indirectly you are nursing your soul. Have you heard of saying" you are what you eat"? Good and nurturing thought while cooking will have domino effect.
Dr. Mary David
Healthy cooking can be less stressful if you think of it as preparing good fresh foods in the simplest of ways.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Little Steps.

Little steps. Learn the basics and then enjoy.

In brief: Little Steps.

Little steps. Learn the basics and then enjoy.
Dr. Scott Keith
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
General Practice

In brief: It's Stress

You take out that stress the same way you take stress out of anything else.
Instead of threat triggering a bad reaction leading to exhaustion, you want whatever the trigger is to remind you of your desired direction so you can have resolution. If you need help, you might find it by working with a coach.

In brief: It's Stress

You take out that stress the same way you take stress out of anything else.
Instead of threat triggering a bad reaction leading to exhaustion, you want whatever the trigger is to remind you of your desired direction so you can have resolution. If you need help, you might find it by working with a coach.
Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschner
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