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24 Aug 2017 08:37 - 24 Aug 2017 08:39 #299385 by Alexandre Orion


And besides, my kitchen is much more agreeable than chip shop order counters ... :cheer:

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24 Aug 2017 14:18 #299404 by Carlos.Martinez3
These special occasion foods become every day .... Ohhh Alex I love that . I love this !!! Thank u so much

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24 Aug 2017 15:02 #299420 by Manu
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This is awesome, and I'm learning to prepare my own meals already :)

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25 Aug 2017 07:39 - 25 Aug 2017 07:40 #299512 by Adder
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Something I very much agree with, and follow. No way I'd pay to eat out now unless I had to, and junk/fast food is completely out of the question unless circumstance makes urgency force it as the only option (rare).

I found after awhile I was making better tasting meals then I could buy, and I was able to exert much higher standards of quality control into their ingredients... not to mention hygiene standard assurances.

Eventually I was able to also find things which not only tasted great (also depends on available ingredients and their quality) but also relatively fast as well. So all things considered its often quicker to do it myself anyway, then going out. The only additional burden is the shopping phase of things, which after awhile also can be streamlined once you know what your getting and where to get it.

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25 Aug 2017 08:04 - 25 Aug 2017 08:07 #299513 by JamesSand
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Eeehhh....

I am perfectly capable of cooking delicious and healthy meals for myself (thanks dad!)

but shopping and washing up don't exactly thrill me.

There are pros and cons to sitting in my dining room alone, and I figure the purpose of living in this world is to live in it with as many other interesting people as possible - So I eat out about five times a week....

Having said that, I try to eat out relatively "well" - I don't eat out for convenience, or price.

Matter of fact, I'm eating out right now, as I type this, and talk to Brick in the chat (given the time zones, Brick or Proteus, sometimes Marta, or Joe, often join me for me evening meal :P )

and every meal I eat out, I help give a waitress and a cook a wage :)
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30 Sep 2017 04:48 #302506 by Gordon
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I couldn't agree any more! "When labor intensive foods that should be treats become an everyday thing..."
The brilliance of this advice is the simplicity and the effectiveness of it! I am a certified personal trainer and nutritionist. I am in the U.S. Army and I have the opportunity to help Soldiers regularly to maintain and increase their health and fitness levels. Sometimes people are looking for a quick fix, a cure all solution, or that one "elusive" secret. However, I tell people this over and over. Stop obsessing over calories and the crazy diets. Just cook your food (not microwave!) and eat moderately! It's not always in the single BIG things that we do but the consistent small things we do that make us great. I've been following and preaching this advice for years and it makes me feel better, look better,and perform better! (not to bad on your bank account either! lol)

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04 Oct 2017 16:18 #303029 by Adhara
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I like that advice and most times we cook ourselves. It is nicer to cook for two than for just one and more importantly eat with someone. Actually going out or eating fast food is something special which doesn't happen too often. The only exception is ice cream but in winter it isn't on my food list at all :)

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04 Oct 2017 16:50 #303033 by Twigga
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I think you're right Adhara - and as JamesSand also noted - the clip seemed to miss out the social aspect of eating. For those who are alone, I imagine there is not much motivation to "just cook it yourself" - if true, that means that folks more at risk of feeling lonely are also more at risk of poor health through their diet too. And therein lies some action we can take. We can ask our work/school canteens to have a "Fries Free Friday"; or to use better cooking methods; or always include a healthy option on a promotion... whatever might be relevant to our own communities. This can go beyond our own homes by just speaking with one catering manager.

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