If we told you that you could save money and lose weight, would you believe us?
Well, it's true! One small change could do just that.
Here it is... Make all of your meals at home!
It's that simple, home cooked healthy meals. Sure it takes a little bit of time to prepare, but so does driving to a restaurant and waiting for your food.
At home you know exactly what's going into your food, you know how much will be on the plate, and it's almost always less expensive! When you make the meal with whole healthy ingredients like brown rice and vegetables, it's sure to be just that, brown rice and vegetables, nothing else.
The problem with restaurants is that you can order something "healthy" from the menu and not know that they've added some hidden ingredients.
There can be additives, preservatives, and unhealthy oils.
So a "healthy meal" from a restaurant may not be as healthy as it sounds.
A very typical, and seemingly innocent item that is typically added to foods that you would never suspect, is sugar. Yep, they put sugar in just about everything. MSG is another one they'll add, and that tricks you brain into thinking that you need more food.
Then you have to question what kind of oil they use in, and on your food. I bet it's not extra virgin olive oil! So you can see there's many reasons not to eat out.
So at home, stock your pantry and refrigerator with whole foods.
Never buy packaged foods with long lists of ingredients, and make it a goal to cook, at least mostly, from scratch.
As you become more aware of what you're putting in your body, you'll notice that you're losing weight with out doing any crazy diets. You may also note the extra money that you are saving.
It's so, so simple. If you really want to lose weight and save money while doing it, make your meals at home.
Here are some whole food suggestions to add as staples to your grocery list: brown rice, millet, lentils and beans, extra virgin olive oil, all fruits especially apples, pears and peaches, broccoli, spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, onions, chard and squash.
As you get familiar with making your meals at home, you'll find your own favorites and have your own list of whole food staples.
This really is the easiest way to lose weight and save money, enjoy!