The Decline of Eating In
Eating out can be appropriate for a number of reasons depending on the consumer. For example, it may be to celebrate a special occasion with family. For most people, however, it is just a random night of the week where no one wants to cook.
The trend of not wanting to cook (and glorifying the convenience in eating out) has skyrocketed along with the cost.
This year We're making a conscience effort to eat in!
We find it saves money, can be a fun family activity, and allows us to control the ingredients and food we choose to use. Now that's a great way to eat! Right?
However, according to a researcher at the Harvard Business Review, Americans, I believe Canadians too, can be divided into three groups:
-10 percent said they enjoyed cooking
-45 percent said they despised cooing
-45 percent were indecisive or indifferent about cooking
Reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistic calculated the average American household spent $2,787 dining out and $3,971 in groceries in 2014. By 2015, the restaurant bill increased to $3,008. The spending for groceries only increased by $44, bringing the average to $4,015. This trend signifies the new attitude around eating out: it is no longer a luxury.
Likewise in Canada, the Globe And Mail reports that, "Eating out is the top financial indulgence for most Canadians".
That Globe and Mail article goes onto show that,
"72 per cent of us dine out ...spending a total of nearly $200."
The average person cannot afford such a costly habit just because it seems more conducive for their schedule.
The Savings Solution
Planning and preparing meals ahead of time provides many benefits. It can ultimately save your wallet, energy, and health while putting the enjoyment back into cooking for yourself and loved ones. As well as allowing you to have better control over the types of ingredients and the goodness going into your diet.
Meal prepping is sometimes perceived as exclusively for those with fitness goals, extra time to spend, and more money to invest. This is incredibly misinterpreted. Instead, meal prepping gives you more control of your diet while supporting fitness goals as well as provides you with more time cumulatively throughout your week, and ultimately saves you money long term!
My goal is to share with you how meal prepping can improve your life, health, and diet which is why I invite you to attend my next Webinar, The Art of Meal Prep - Plan to Succeed With The Most Important Ingredients You Put In Your Body, on Wednesday, January 24th at 9:00 pm AST.
During this experience, you will learn why meal prepping is beneficial, how it can amplify your current diet, and even learn some delicious recipes to try yourself!
This is guaranteed to be incredible!
We Can’t Wait to Share With You on Wednesday, January 24th at 9:00 pm AST!