I hear a lot of people say that they don't have time to go to the grocery store or cook food for themselves or their family. Many people's grocery carts seem to be filled with packaged food that is conveniently ready for the freezer until it is time to pop in the microwave for dinner.

Time is an interesting thing. We each have 24 hours in the day, no matter how rich or poor, young or old we are. What do we choose to do with those 24 hours? What do we have time for and what do we value? Do we have time to work overtime? Do we have time to watch television? What are the things that keep us so busy that we don't have time to cook for ourselves?

Food is a primal need that nurtures and feeds us in more ways than just physically. When someone lovingly prepares food for us it makes us feel loved, taken care of and comforted. When we prepare food for ourselves, we are taking care of ourselves in a way that a frozen meal or restaurant food can never replicate.

When we eat out, we have no idea what's in the food. It may taste good, but what's in it? Is it filled with artificial flavors, bad oils, low quality ingredients? Was the food prepared with extra fat, salt and sugar?

When we prepare our own food, we are taking control of what we put in our body. We are in the driver's seat. We can choose to use fresh, high quality, organic ingredients. We can choose to cook out of love, rather than duty. The food will not only taste delicious but it will be more affordable.

Would you like to start preparing healthy delicious food for yourself, but you're not sure where to start? I can help! I specialize in helping busy men and women find the time to make home-cooked meals in less time than you would think.

Author's Bio: 

Liz Vequist is a Holistic Health Counselor and Shiatsu Practitioner. Liz co-founded Harvard Square Shiatsu in 2001 and founded Watertown Holistic Health in 2008. Liz enjoys working with busy men and women who want to be healthier and take better care of themselves, but need support, encouragement and accountability to make it happen.