Do you joke around that you’re a “terrible cook” while chowing down on yet another carton of Chinese food? Do you always say you shouldlearn how to cook but just don’t have the time?

If you’ve never been taught, building a cooking habit can seem pretty daunting. I know this because I used to struggle in the kitchen too. I spent most of my life surviving on turkey and mayo sandwiches, frozen pizza, and restaurant meals. When I could build up enough motivation to cook something, I’d just boil pasta.

In hindsight, the excuses I employed seem ridiculous, but I remember how difficult (and frustrating) it was towant to make a lifestyle change, but lack the know-how to do so. Eventually, through years of trial and error, I figured out how to change my habits. Now with a program called the Feast Bootcamp, my cofounder Nadia and I help people develop their own habit of cooking at home. And after a year and a half in business, we’ve heard every excuse in the book when it comes to why cooking is too hard. Don’t worry, though—we’ve also witnessed people overcome their fears to become confident, capable home cooks.

How to Ditch the Excuses and Learn to Cook

The first step in building a sustainable cooking habit is to address your challenges head on and come up with rational solutions. Here are some of the most common reasons people say they can’t cook, and tips to overcome each one.

The Excuse: I Don’t Have Time

This popular excuse is pretty powerful, and we use this rationale to avoid much more than cooking. To overcome this block, the most important thing that’s needed is a shift in mindset.

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  1. chwells22 says:

    Reblogged this on Nice Wine My Time 2 Dine.. and commented:

    Food is food live good eat good

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