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20 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, MARCH 9, 2016 Your health I’ve lostmy cooking mojo NewZealand’s favourite wellbeing expert answers readers’ questions about their health and wellbeing. I used to enjoy cooking nutritious food but recently I’ve really lostmycooking mojo. I can’t be bothered and I am tending to buy more takeaways, which I knowaren’t as good for me.Howdo I getmylove of cooking back? Thanks, Jane Hi Jane, That’s an interesting one. Anytime we lose an interest or a passion it’s worth taking a little bit of time to reflect on what is going on around this. Are you more stressed? Taking on more work commitments and so on? There could be a number of reasons here. However, it’s not uncommon for the main chef in the household to become sick of cooking, particularly when you add in time pressure and hungry children.Wecan often get into a routine of cooking the same dishes, which is helpful for efficiency but not necessarily for a creative outlet which cooking can most definitely be. To re-engage your interest in cooking I suggest going to the library and getting out some new cookbooks. Try some really different options like Middle Eastern, Moroccan or Indian cuisine. Or dust off your cookbook collection at home and aim to cook at least one new recipe a week. Get back in touch with what food means to you. Let it be nourishment and reconnect with the joy and value of cooking delicious and nutritious meals. Portion control is a big issue for me. I eat well but I eat too WITH AUTHOR AND NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMIST DR LIBBY AskDr Libby Email your questions for Dr Libby to email@example.com. Please note, only a selection of questions canbe answered. Try making something different like Moroccan or Indian food if you find yourself losing your creativity in the kitchen. much. What’s the bestway to manage portion control without weighing food/becoming obsessed with it? Thank you, Claire Hi Claire, Portion control is most definitely an issue for many people. Especially if you’re from a family where more equals better, or your parent/s like to display their love through large quantities of food. Aside from the emotional reasonswhywe might serve PHOTO: 123RF.COM larger portions, such as a stressful day, anxious or overwhelmed feelings etc., there are a number of ways you can reduce or manage your portion sizes. Here are some easy tips: ❚ Serve dinner on a smaller plate. ❚ Eat slowly and chew each mouthful 20 times. This takes time – be patient! Give it some practise and it will become a habit. Start with chewing each bite 10 times. ❚ Enjoy the tastes and textures of food – really savour the experience. ❚ Put your knife and fork down after each bite. ❚ As a rough guide use your fists to indicate portion sizes – 1 for protein, 1 for carbohydrate and as many as you like for non-starchy vegetables. However, please note everybody is different and thismaynot suit your nutritional requirements. ❚ Avoid eating when you’re stressed or anxious – go for a walk, have a cup of tea or read a book. More often than not people overindulge when they’re stressed. ❚ For more information about portion sizes check out Dr Libby’s book The Calorie Fallacy available from bookstores and drlibby.com. ❚ Dr Libby is a nutritional biochemist, best-selling author and speaker. The advice contained in this column is not intended to be a substitute for direct, personalised advice from a health professional. stuff.co.nz PUZZLES ANSWERS ARE INCLUDED ON THIS PAGE NEW ZEALAND CROSSWORD 12 3 8 9 10 THE TOP 10 4 567 1. What’s the name of Scrooge’s underpaid clerk in A Christmas Carol? 2. To the nearest 100km, what distance are F1 races? 3. Providence is the capital of which US state? 11 13 14 15 17 20 18 21 22 23 24 26 Across 1. Herb of the mint family (5) 4. Prejudiced (6) 9. Popeye’s favourite vegetable (7) 10. 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