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.