Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down
In the study on meals, researchers found that people who eat the most home-cooked ones end up eating healthier and consuming about 130 fewer calories daily, on average, compared to other people.
“When people cook most of their meals at home, they consume fewer carbohydrates, less sugar and less fat than those who cook less, or not at all — even if they are not trying to lose weight,” study author Julia Wolfson, a fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.
Researchers found that those who cooked dinner six to seven times a week ate an average of 2,164 calories daily, while those who ate out the most, cooking dinner no more than once a week, consumed an average of 2,301 calories per day.
The study, based on an analysis of national survey data from 2007-2010, will be published online in the journal Public Health Nutrition.
I couldn’t agree more!