Some new research suggests that if you are trying to lose weight then it is better to stay at home rather than eating in a restaurant. Taking into account the fact that up to two-thirds of Americans suffer from overweight, because many of these people spend at least part of the day in restaurants and cafes. According to Dr. Carolina Cedeno, a doctor specializing in weight control, in 1978, less than 20 percent the calories consumed by Americans were eaten outside the home. However by the year 2003, the number had risen to 50 percent. Cedeno said that food restaurants tend to offer more high calorie foods, since it depends on the salt, sugar and oil. You must also bear in mind that portions of the restaurants tend to be larger than those of House, so it becomes more difficult to make healthy decisions. To have an idea: it has been estimated that restaurant portions tend to be three to four times higher than the typical sizes of the Home lots.
Another problem is that restaurants usually serve bread as accompaniment to the meal. Also the restaurant appetizers tend to be extremely high in calories. For example, a basket of fried onions can contain up to 2,000 calories. Of course that although you can not devour the entire basket, it is very likely that you eat a good portion of it if it is passed around the table. Another disturbing fact is that a large number of restaurants now offer free refills of soft drinks. This without counting that sodas also tend to be large in content, which means that you are receiving a larger portion of this drink with sugar, which is used at home. Another problem is that when we go to a restaurant we’ve been conditioned psychologically to leave clean our plates.
You can feel morally obligated to eat everything that is put in front of you, even if your weight and your health will suffer as a result. So if you’re battling against its weight, then is more advisable to stay at home before going to eat at a restaurant. Now finally I would recommend you to see a free video that will show you how you can lose weight while you eat. Without extreme diets, pills, or strenuous exercises.