I eat mostly at home, mostly because it's cheaper and usually better quality. Vegetables and fruit have main roles in my cooking.
I do have a few restaurants I will grab something at in a pinch or as a treat. One is Noodles & Company. I allow myself to get it before a longer race and by longer I mean at least a 10k distance. I usually add a giant salad from my own supply too.
I always use fresh healthy ingredients with tons of vegetables. I’ve yet to find a restaurant that portions food in what I consider to be the proper amounts. 1/2 plate low carb veg, 1/4 plate starchy veg and 1/4 plate meat/high quality protein.
Restaurants mostly use fake fats, because high heat refined seed oils and margarines are cheaper. I use real whole food fats and cold pressed oils.
Restaurants often serve massive portions of meat. Which is excessive.
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I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free food. And it's changed my life!
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At my late mother’s, it was actually better for me to go to a restaurant. I don’t eat meat. She did. And honestly, she’d never loved cooking. So it was assembly of pre made ingredients.
My kitchen is probably healthier than most restaurants. But I don’t rotate dishes in very quickly. I have maybe 15 dishes I make again and again with minor variations. Many meals are based on greens, raw or cooked. I use greens rather than brown rice, as the base for various bowls.
If money were not a concern, I’d say one restaurant meal a week, my food the rest of the time.
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Generally speaking, restaurant foods contain more sodium, fat and sugar because they know you're paying for your food and you expect great taste!! That said, there are restaurants out there that are much better than others. You CAN eat healthy if dining out, but you have to pay close attention.
Personally, I prefer food cooked at home because I know what I'm putting in my body. Preferring it does not mean I always have time to cook though.
So I do a little of both. When eating out, I almost always bring half my meal home because portion sizes are SO big out there now. Wish they'd drop the prices AND the portion sizes!!
If the cook is creating balanced healthy meals then obviously eating at home is better. If the cook is opening boxes of processed items on a daily basis then eating out at someplace like Subway or another healthy restaurant would be healthier.
A lot depends on whether the home cook is prepared to cook healthy, balanced meals. Some of their home-made meals are total crap and very little health benefit. Having said that, a lot of Restaurant meals are laden with salt and fats, so I guess it comes down to choosing the lesser evil.
I am actually a fan of home cooked meals. Apart from when I am with my sister (which is only 1-2 times per year) I pretty much ONLY eat my own prepared food. I am a stickler and lover of qualify and balance, and it works out much cheaper so for me it is a win/win/AND ANOTHER win situation Mind you, there is the odd occasion I wouldn't mind eating out, but then when I feel like that, I put my foot on the accelerator and go past the 'offending' eatery more quickly
Depends. Some people prepare horrid meals at home. Some restaurants are full of healthy food.
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Good advice I think. I once read in a review of a hotel on Yelp the reviewer said: " I know better than to not do anything other than just sleep and clean up in that hotel room, no food." Another words, he said would not eat in the room. I am wondering if it was just the cleanliness issue or something more involved about not eating in some places. Just a thought.
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