The Truth About Frozen Foods (And How They Can Help You Lose Weight)

by Tom Ewer

There’s nothing wrong with eating frozen and I believe you should do it more often.

According to a study by the British Institute of Food Research, some frozen foods are more nutritious than their fresh counterparts. Why get your knickers in such a twist over a marginal or non-existent reduction in nutrition?

Furthermore, if most of your food is frozen then you don’t have to worry about it going off (at least, not for months). That reduces food wastage.

That’s not all though. Using more frozen food and less fresh products prevents you from eating something purely on the basis that it’s going off. If it aint in the fridge kicking up a stink, you don’t feel the need to eat it (regardless of whether you should).

Finally, if you have relatively healthy meals in sensible portions ready and waiting in your freezer, you’ll be far less tempted to reach for the takeout menu when you can’t be bothered to cook anything. This has saved me from the call of Papa John’s on more than one occasion in the past.

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t eat fresh, but I do encourage you to think about your habits. How often do you find yourself throwing food away because it’s gone off? How often do you opt for a less healthy meal when you haven’t the inclination to cook something nutritious? Even if frozen food is nothing more than a backup to prevent you from resorting to takeout, it’s performed a noble task.

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