The kitchen that will make or break your weight loss dreams
Not many people can lose a lot of weight, or keep it off, eating out all the time.
There are many reasons for this.
It’s a lot harder to know what you’re eating when you eat out.
Most restaurants put a bunch of stuff you would never know about in their food to make it taste good: salt, butter, oil, sugar, weird processed ingredients and, at cheaper places, a bunch of fake stuff.
This, in and of itself, makes it hard to know what you’re eating or how much of it.
Also we tend to eat more when we eat out. Someone else decided your portions and dessert is readily available and delicious.
But perhaps the biggest reason people find it hard to change their habits while eating out all the time, is they are removed from their food.
When you make your own food, you have a direct connection to it.
You have put your own energy, and attention and creativity into it. And, if done right you are much more attuned to what you are eating and how it makes you feel.
You’ll feel full quicker.
Because, when you learn to be creative and fun in the kitchen, you can be satiated and fulfilled by the experience of preparing food, so by the time you sit down to eat, you’re already half full.
Is this true for everyone who cooks?
No, of course not. There are plenty of people who cook who are overweight and probably not in very good shape. (And, likewise there are plenty of skinny people who eat out all the time.)
But if your intention is to eat well and be healthy, having a good time cooking is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
If you don’t think you have time to prepare you’re own foods, you are most likely overestimating the amount of time it takes (and compared to doctors visits, and all the time wasted feeling tired and crappy, it’s a breeze).
It’s one of the best gifts you can give yourself. And the May issue of the Lose Weight For the Last Time Newsletter is chock-full of practical tips to improve your cooking skills, as well as the best strategies you can implement today to start to feel truly at home in the kitchen.