There’s a whole lot of weight loss psychology you can use when you are trying to lose some weight. There are things you can do to increase your motivation, solidify your commitment, plan and prepare for all types of contingencies, and prevent slips and cheats. Eating out defeats even the best weight loss psychology.
When you eat out, there is little or nothing you can do about the average meal being over one-half your daily calorie requirements. And try as you might, your consumption of sodium for one meal will most likely exceed your sodium requirement for the day. If this doesn’t beat all, you probably will also get from that one meal out almost ninety percent of the recommended fat intake, over eighty percent of the daily saturated and trans fat you need, and sixty percent of the daily cholesterol limit.
For more on the perils and predicaments of eating out, see the research reported in the July 22, 2013 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.