According to the National Restaurant Assn., 49% of every food dollar in the U.S. is now spent in restaurants.
Half of the money spend on food, the substance that nourishes our bodies, provides us energy, vitamins, minerals, controls our metabolism and keeps our body functions going is spent on meals out.
The average meal at a restaurant contains about 700 calories more than if you made the same meal at home. Those extra calories come from giant portions (which we eat in one sitting anyway) extras like cheese, and prep methods, like extra oil, to just plain make it taste better.
When you eat out, you hand control of your body over to the greased up chef in the kitchen, who’s only worry is about making the food taste good, not good for you.
EAT AT HOME. For the love of God, cook something, and not in the microwave. Save money. Save calories. Save your waistline, your blood pressure and your self esteem. Eating out should be an occasional treat. We’ve got goals, people. Don’t put half of your diet into someone else’s hands, who you know is going to wreck it for you.