Stay in or Eating Out
Stuck in a world of convenience? What is convenient about food that someone else makes? When eating out the food is always filled with fat and salt. It is always washed by chemicals and prepared in bulk. It costs a lot and takes longer to get than it would be to just make it ourselves. But, staying in and making our own meals is too much work and all you have to do is look at all of the billions of dollars spent by people selling food to remind you of this one hundred or more times a day.
So, what do we do? We eat it anyways. We eat junk whether it is served through a drive thru window, brought home and eaten on the couch or when we sit down in the restaurant and pay another 20% to have someone bring it to us. It is a complete waste of time, money and energy.
At this point, I am working on how to stop the craziness of eating out. I probably eat more fat and salt than appears possible, and I will never know. Do you know what these restaurants are actually putting in the food? How much butter and salt substitutes? I can’t be the only one who thinks that there is a problem.
I want to eat well and enjoy the food I eat. I am all for a little convenience, but restaurants are anything but when it comes to our overall health and well being. Do you really think the places you eat at are worried that you might be eating too much sugar, fat, salt and empty calories? Of course they don’t think about you.
From this day forward, I am going to change it up a little. I am going to move in the right direction and stop eating anywhere but at home. I am going to start treating myself to good food at a good price.
Could it be true that buying all of the ingredients cost more when we go to the store than it would if we just buy it from the restaurant? Is it true that we just waste more food trying to cook at home? I will keep you ‘posted’.