This One Thing You Can Do at Home Will Help You Lose Weight, According to Science

Weight loss can be tough, especially with all the temptation out there in the world. But one thing can be done, right at home, to help lose weight.

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Want to shed those unwanted pounds? Your first step begins at home

When it comes to eating out, there are way more healthy options available now than ever before. Outside of the acai bowl shops and the juice bars, mainstream food chains are jumping on the healthy eating bandwagon, and taking their route for dinner is always the easy option. Take-out saves time and paying for things that save you time does make you happier, after all.

But if you’re hoping to make some progress on the scale, skip the Subway and roll out the rolling pin; a new study has found that one of the best ways to lose weight is to take care of the cooking yourself, according to Men’s Health.

The study, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, took a look at survey data from 11,000 adults aged 29 to 64 and saw a strong correlation between home-cooking and healthy weight. (These Instapot dinners are the perfect way to eat clean and stay warm.)

Individuals who had at least five home-cooked meals per week were 28 per cent less likely to be categorized as overweight on the Body Mass Index (BMI) and 24 per cent less likely to have excess body fat than individuals who opted for less than three home cooked meals per week.

Additionally, the home-eaters saw a higher daily intake of fruits, vegetables, and alcoholic beverages than those who tended to eat out more.

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Originally Published on Reader's Digest