If you had the ability to make every meal you take, you’d have the opportunity to control your intake of calories and also retain greater control over your food budget. Yet, much as you might not be inclined to eat out, you’ll find yourself doing so once or even several times every week. This has implications on your health and on your budget. How then can you eat out as frequently as you desire while still making healthy choices and without breaking your wallet?
Unless you are eating out with co-workers (in which case you really have no control whom you share your table with) it always helps to eat out with a friend who is conscious about the importance of healthy eating. Researchers have established that people who eat in a group generally tend to order the same kind of foods. If you’ve been keeping off junk but suddenly found yourself in the company of people who adore it, you’ll most probably end up eating what everybody else is eating. On the contrary, if you sat with a buddy who craves the same food as you do, your healthy eating habits will get a boost.