How Homemade Meals Help in Weight Loss
In this era, homemade meals are pretty much a privilege. Although it's well known that homemade meals bring so many benefits, finding the time and energy to do so can be hard at times. So let us remind you once again on why you should try your best to prepare your own homemade meals:
- When you prepare your own meals, you have more control over the ingredients and the food portion. You can make sure the freshness of the ingredients and limit the usage of salt, sugar and food seasonings all together making it way healthier than packed foods.
- Better chance to avoid getting foodborne illnesses. In this pandemic times, you don't have choices other than being picky about safety food handling. This is one less problem to think of when you have to prepare your own.
- Cooking at home doesn’t have to be complicated. The important point of homemade meals is to have as many healthy options and to replace processed food as much as possible. In fact, simple meals are often the tastiest. Make sure you have enough sources of carbohydrate, protein, healthy fat and fiber and you’re good to go!
- It may take less time to prepare your own than dining out. Let's count the time you need to even choose the place to eat. And take into consideration traveling time, the hussle in finding parking and queing for the meals with the SOPs applied. Even waiting for delivery causes the same headache sometimes. There are plenty of quick, simple, and wholesome meals recipes that you can easily find on the internet that can save you from all those troubles.
- Cooking at home can be good for your mental and physical health. It is a great way to spend time with others and a good escape from your busy schedule. It can be a stress reliever when you have an outlet to be creative while cooking and this will benefit your mental and physical health directly.
Let us list down a few studies supporting the fact that people who frequently cook meals at home eat healthier and consume fewer calories than those who cook less:
One study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research, involving more than 9,000 participants aged 20 and older suggested that those who frequently cooked at home (6-7 nights a week) consumed fewer calories on the occasions when they ate out.
- Another study published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, involving more than 11 000 men and women aged 29 to 64 years old, found out that people who ate more than five home-cooked meals per week were 28% less likely to have an overweight body mass index (BMI) and 24% less likely to have excess body fat than people who ate less than 3 home-cooked meals per week.
What should I do?
Ditch the drive through, follow your favorite cooking accounts in social media, shop ingredients online and get it delivered to you, do some preparation ahead of time, get fuss free cooking appliances, involve your partner or family and view cooking as a pleasant, relaxing and rewarding experience rather than a duty. You can't be Gordon Ramsay in a night, so take it slow and pick up your own pace.
Scroll down for some simple yet fulfilling recipes from Kuvings. We promise you that it is totally made for beginner:
Healthy Aglio E Olio
Low Calories Cauliflower Fried Rice
Vegetarian Unagi ft. Brinjal
Thanks to Kuvings Molly Multi-function Cooker, cooking at home is now easier with 5 interchangeable cooking plates. Find out more about Kuvings Molly Multi-function Cooker here:
- Molly Complete Set (5 Plates): https://bit.ly/3Lci9X2
- Molly Standard Set (2 Plates): https://bit.ly/34Uhn0g