So many weight loss programs recommend cooking from scratch.  Cooking takes time, effort, and skill (which some people do not have).  Restaurants are offering more healthy options these days, so why all the fuss about cooking?

There are many advantages to cooking from scratch compared with eating out at a restaurant, even if the restaurant has “healthy” options.

1 – When you cook from home you know exactly what went into your food.

2 -Most people cooking at home use less fat and oil than what is used at restaurants.

3 – Most foods cooked at home are lower in sugar and salt.

4 – Most foods cooked at home are lower in calories.

5 – Cooking your own food limits your opportunity for an impulse decision.

6 – People who cook and eat at home tend to lose more weight.

7 – Once you develop your cooking skills, you will be able to give recipes “makeovers,” making them healthier while still keeping yo