Some of us have no problem eating the same foods or meals over and over again.
We know what we like.
We know what makes us feel awesome.
We know how to shop for and prepare it.
We dig our routine.
Others of us don’t operate so well this way.
We get bored with our food.
As in other areas in life, we don’t like repetition.
We need variety.
We need to mix things up.
We like seeking out different recipes and flavors.
Yet, at times, we find this is at odds with our health and fitness goals.
We might have certain dietary restrictions.
We might know that certain foods don’t make us feel good.
Or encourage us to overeat.
This makes meal planning and preparation a challenge.
We feel like we’re stuck in a rut without eating all the things.
If you feel this way, you might consider what’s behind this boredom.
You might explore the idea of being “bored” with food.
What do you expect of what you eat?
What led you to look to food to satisfy such needs and desires?
Is it your food that’s boring?
Or is it something else in your life?
This isn’t to say that food is only about sustenance.
That it can’t play any role in our lives beyond provision of nutrients.
That other factors don’t play a role in how or what we eat.
It’s only to say that we might benefit from being aware of these factors.
That we understand our motivations for eating.
Assess how they align with our goals.
How they align with living our best lives.
This will look different for each of us.
There is no right or wrong way to go about this.
The only way is the way that works best for you.
Coming from a place of self-awareness.
If you feel bored with your food, consider what that means to you.
Consider how that’s working for you.
It might be working just fine.
It might not.
The first step in figuring that out is awareness.
You are worthy of the best life.
You’ve got this.