Oh bummer about not enjoying cooking. That really does make it hard to get motivated to do it. And yes, cooking for one often feels like such an effort.
i can be pretty lazy, so I sometimes cook a dinner that will last 2 nights. Like a beef casserole. I started off having it one night with veg & 1 night with rice.
Obviously it doesn’t have to be something quite as time consuming as a casserole, but if you ever have the energy to make something, just make a bit extra. Stir fries or curries are always easy to reheat the next day. Or if making a salad, make a bigger amount so you have a side dish for a few dinners. I sometimes make my own version of a tuna, pasta salad. Just boil the pasta, let it cool & add cherry tomatoes, a tin of tuna, some rocket, celery, boiled eggs, cashew nuts, (basically anything you like). Then I mix a little French dressing in with some mayo to make a dressing. I can usually get 3 meals out of that one, used to be good for lunches at work. And you can be sneaky & add more salad items & less pasta to make it less carb heavy 🤣
I do like your idea of seeing a dietician though, great idea! If you do want to try & eat healthy, just start small so it’s something you can stick with. Like maybe cook 1 healthy meal a week. Just one so it’s not too overwhelming. Or replace one of your daily snacks with a slightly healthier option. I’ve taken a liking to nuts lately, cashew, almonds, pistachio in place of potato chips which I seemed to be addicted to. I think it’s the salt!
i also invented my own sort of trail mix for snacks so I mix in some of those soy rice things, nuts, some other dried veggie snacks from the shop, sometimes if that gets boring I add a little popcorn or pretzels just for some salty flavour.
Anyway, some of the above may appeal, or maybe no one of it. It doesn’t matter. It’s just what I do to try & eat better rather than eat junk all the time. But a dietician would likely have even better ideas that may work for you 👍
Anyway, I hope the week remains calm & the sun stays shining for everyone reading this thread