Choose Homemade Food to Lose Weight

It has now been proved scientifically that homemade food can help you lose weight. A study published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association of December 2011 says that your likeliness of weight gain increases significantly when you consume junk food just once a week. However, the problem is that many people don’t have time to cook meals at home these days, at least not daily, due to busy work schedule. So, what to do? No worries! Websites like Wummly provide services of buying and selling home-cooked foods, so you can now get fresh, healthy and tasty homemade food and control or lose weight. Here are some reasons why homemade food can reduce weight.

Fat Content

Restaurant food and processed food items are high in fat content. 1gm of fat contains 9 calories, whereas 1gm of carbohydrates and 1gm of proteins contain only 4 calories each. Cooking at home allows you to add less fat in the food. Also you can choose healthier cooking methods like steaming, and substitute healthier fats like yogurt in place of sour cream, applesauce in place of vegetable oil and so on.

Portion Size

You may not realize it but portion size is of immense importance in weight gain or loss. The bigger the portion, the more weight will you gain. When you like an item you eat it more. If this happens regularly, it doesn’t take much time to add to your weight. A solution to this is to take a smaller plate or bowl so as to remember that you have to eat a smaller portion. Eating out absolutely ruins your effort of eating smaller portions because portion size in several restaurants is much larger than the recommended three ounces of fish, poultry and meat. Even fast food joints serve portions that are two to four times bigger than two decades ago. Everyday foods like muffins and bagels have doubled in size as well as calories in last 20 years. In such a condition, it is best to cook either at home or order homemade food. The benefit of ordering homemade food from a place like Wummly is you cannot eat a bigger portion as you will get a portion you order and you should order only a moderate portion.

Wummly not only allows you to get home-cooked food, but also allows cooking enthusiasts to sell their homemade food. So, those of you who are passionate of cooking can make a sale and earn some decent cash with their hobby. Wummly will be launching soon, so, keep in touch!