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    Is there anybody else out there who is struggling with a poor diet? I’ve never had a good relationship with food and now I’m a single parent I just seem to have nothing to do for myself so I’m comfort eating all the time. I’m wondering if I could be perimenopausal too. I just don’t seem to have the energy to plan proper meals for myself.

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    Perhaps try a new food delivery company to help you prepare your meals and gives you a bit of a variety with food, such as Jane Plan or Hello Fresh, which gives you recepies you can work with to make your own. Also have vitamins when eating  a lunch or dinner to ensure you have plenty of minerals and not lacking any vitamin c or d in your diet. Drink about 2 litres of water daily, wether hot water, herble teas, or other liquids. Also soups are great to eat this time of year, try Tomatoe Soup with bread to dip in. Or Chicken Soup with dumplings, and dunking bread. Pea And Lettuce soup is quick fun and easy to make. Green smoothies are fun and nutritious with plenty of minerals , you can just throw in cucumber, kale, pre biotic yoghurts, raisens, dates, avacados, and kiwis, ginger, honey, lemon , apple into a blender and enjoy. and experiment with different herbs, such as parsely, corriander.. and more. 🙂 Let me know if you make this green smoothie. i hope you do and enjoy it 🙂

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    Andrew uk

    Great advice Natalie. Lovely ideas!

    I was going to suggest doing a menu-plan for the week. I comfort-eat as well. It’s not easy as I’m currently living alone. I can understand why ready-meals are so appealing.

    You could always batch-cook and then freeze so it’s there for the rest of the week.

    Why not do an online shop so you are not tempted by the shelves?

    Or go in with a budget or with cash not card then you can’t spend more than you need?

    Could you plan with your kids if appropriate?

    There’s nothing wrong with tins or frozen veg. (Frozen veg has more nutrients etc.) Everything doesn’t have to be fresh.

    Watch “Eat well for less” and others if it gives you some ideas.

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