You have viral hepatitis and know you need to eat well to maintain quality of life. But having access to fresh, healthy food consistently can be a lot of hard work.
Most of us struggle to meet the Australian Dietary Guidelines of plenty of fruits and vegetables and limited convenience foods. However, with a little thought, planning and effort you can make cooking more convenient and eating the way you want to a lot more achievable.
Although cooking is often presented as a pleasurable activity that we all enjoy and naturally know how to do this isn’t the case for many people. At the end of a long day cooking can be a real chore. Surprisingly, recognising this can be the key to eating better more often.
Approaching cooking as a chore like any other – doing laundry, cleaning the house – can make it much easier to come to terms with the fact that it’s just something you have to do if you want the rewards of having a healthy diet. It also allows you to look at the tasks that are involved and make choices that make it easier for you.