Researchers reviewed consumer data for over 12,000 people from 2003-2010 and found that people who eat out consume on average 200 calories MORE than people who eat at home. When you consider the number of times people eat out, it’s easy to see why America has serious problems slimming down.
The trouble doesn’t end with calories. Eating out means more sodium, more saturated fat, and more sugar. These nutrients-to-limit are the stars in a host of health ravaging conditions, including hypertension and pre-diabetes.
Today’s lifestyle is so geared towards take-away, drive thru, and time-saving convenience, that people have little time or patience for cooking at home. This is an unfortunate situation that requires a concerted effort on the part of an individual to break free from.
However, 200 calories a day adds up to 6 pounds of body weight gained in a year! If you are looking to lose weight and improve your health, try to ear out less. If you do eat out, opt for the lower calories items, order half a portion, and avoid the fries at all cost!