Take it easy out their folks! Avoid eating a heavy meal before shoveling and make sure you carry light loads. The snow is wet and heavy today. We recently learned that it's dangerous to eat before shoveling.. apparently eating before shoveling put extra weight on your heart. Think of shoveling snow as you would your daily workout... stretch and warm up, drink lots of fluids (and we don't mean hot chocolate and schnapps!) http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Affiliate/Shoveling-Snow-Health-Hazards_UCM_426562_Article.jsp#.VrEZz_krK71
Just the other day I was chatting with a friend who remarked that her family didn't eat meals together- they just ate when they got hungry, which meant her son ate a sandwich, her daughter snacked on cheese, her husband put a pizza in the oven and she.. well she just grabbed whatever she could find in the fridge.
Families gain social and nutritional benefits from sharing a meal. Sharing ones day, solving problems, taking turns.. all valuable skills for children to learn no matter what age. Eating while socializing slows down the process aiding in digestion and leaves you feeling fuller when you leave the table.
Doorstep Diner makes it easy for you.. make a salad and set the table and you are ready to go!
The Advantages of a Home Cooked Meal
I read this article in Shape magazine about a women who noticed that every time she ate out she noticed a spike in her weight. Just think about it. I know I make bad choices when I order. I think "it's just this one time, I'll order the fries instead of the cottage cheese," or "it's a special night, of course I'll have the naan and the pakoras." Even if you are trying to avoid obvious calories it's the ones in the restaurant kitchen that sneak up on you. Upscale restaurants are notorious for "finishing off" an entree by adding butter, oil, creme.. and if you are really lucky they'll add all three on for you! What about hidden bacon? Snuck into your salad, or your mashed potatoes it's there and adds a ton of flavor.. and calories. A local chef tells me the two things his restaurant goes through the quickest are salt and sugar. Salt and Sugar. For instance, the bbq sauce made in this restaurant contains over 5 cups of brown sugar and 3 cups of molasses to make 26 cups, leaving you with a sauce containing over 25% sugar. Even if you only eat 3 tbl... it's still 25% sugar.
Eating in lets you control exactly what goes into and on top of your food. Ordering from a reputable delivery service, such as Doorstep Diner gives you the same control with none of the work. Unless you are ordering the obvious calorie bomb lasagna (ours weighs in at 5lbs) we make sure not to hide calories. Order just as you would at your local restaurant knowing that you can avoid added sugar and fat in all of your meals.