Obesity related diseases are on the rise, as are the number of folks who are just plain unhappy with how their bodies look and feel. Cooking at home seems to be the first step in our road to healthier bodies.
Here are the top 5 reasons that you should starting cooking and eating at home…
Reason #1: Your Health
Simple meals made at home with fresh produce and meats or eggs are nutritionally superior to overly fatty restaurant food. Not to mention the high calorie beverages and starters that so often accompany a restaurant meal. When you eat at home you take in more nutrient-dense calories that are higher in fiber.
Reason #2: It’s Easy
Eating out so often has conditioned our concept of a meal to be one with complicated flavors and accompaniments. This misconception has made us fear the kitchen. But I urge you to reconsider.
Meals made at home don't have to be complicated. On the contrary, simple is better when it comes to home cooking. Plan your entire meal around a protein source, carb, and fat. No need to make it complicated. You can make lean ground turkey tacos with all the fixins and still be ahead because you cut out so much fat.
Reason #3: It’s Cheap
Fresh, simple ingredients do not cost much. Especially when compared to the cost of prepared meals. You can prepare a meal that will last your family for days for less money than one dinner out.
Reason #4: It’s Proactive
In the US the annual health care expenses related to obesity is $150 billion, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Worldwide this number is over $1 trillion annually. These numbers are staggering, and sobering when you think of all the individual lives that are being negatively impacted by obesity.
Rather than waiting for you and your family members to experience the health risks related to obesity, start your own mission to cook simple meals at home and redirect your future. Remember the words of Benjamin Franklin, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
Reason #5: It Will Help You Reach Your Goals
Eating at home is also one of the best ways to reduce your body fat. Meals eaten at home contain an average of 200 calories less than meals eaten out. Let me tell you, a reduction in 200+ calories per meal will quickly translate to pounds lost!
Start today, and don’t be afraid to start small.
Pick one meal that you’ll make at home either today or tomorrow, and write down your simple menu and grocery list.
And let’s not forget the place that a challenging, consistent exercise program has in your quest for good health and a fit physique. My programs are specially designed to blast fat and to build muscle in all the right places.
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