Cooking nourishes our bodies on a variety of levels. When we put our own energy into the food, we ultimately put the energy back into ourselves. When we cook, we have control over the quality and quantity of ingredients we are eating. Our body’s natural intelligence will fine-tune our cooking style to create meals that are just what we need. By cooking our own food, we create more love for ourselves, more love for our lives, and therefore, more health.
Learning the simple art of meal planning will help you get all the nutrients you need as well as release you from dependance on restaurant food, fast food and other processed foods. We eat differently when we are feeding ourselves than we are out and about. By buying and preparing our own food, we eat in accordance with our body’s actual needs and we are less likely to overeat or consume excess salt and flavoring.
Make your own meals! Restaurant food generally has more salt, more fat and more calories and is served in larger portions than food cooked at home. When you make your own meals, you can control the amount of salt and oil as well as portion size. if you have to eat out, try splitting one dish between 2 people or ask for half the meal to be wrapped up before it comes to the table.
Source: Integrative Nutrition by : Joshua Rosenthal