I am back

I spent a good part of this weekend writing a long "come-back" post, only to procrastinate over publishing it and then deleting it again. While my deeper musings are appreciated by many (and I am grateful for that!) it sometimes is just as simple as this: 

I am restarting The Reluctant Cook and my Intuitive Dieting journey. I am done talking about it, fretting over it and feeling guilty, inadequate, confused, frustrated, misunderstood and defeated. I need and want to lose a significant amount of weight so that I can have my ankle surgery in a year or two and Intuitive Dieting is my method of choice. 

Kickstarting my Intuitive Dieting journey with delicious roasted veggies・The Reluctant Cook

Will there be any cooking? Yes, of course! I am still a very reluctant cook but I just looked through some of my food photos from previous diet blogs and suddenly I realized: a part of me is looking forward to getting back into my kitchen and learning some new recipes, digging up some old favorites and generally focussing on creating yummy and nutritious meals that are easy and calorie friendly, while helping me feel more present and engaged. 

New: Support Group

One thing I am doing a little differently this time round is that I would love to start a private Intuitive Dieting Facebook group! If you are someone whose health is impacted by your weight, or you want to lose weight but also get away from the dieting mentality and are open to trying Intuitive Dieting with me, then I'd be thrilled if you joined me! The Reluctant Cook doesn't have a huge social following (yet?) so it will be a little cozy to start with but my hope is that this group will grow into an awesome community where we support each other towards our goals of not just losing the weight but also living a more intentional life around our food and health choices.