The American Diet: Eating in the Car

Did you know 20% of US meals are eaten in the car? Drive thru restaurants and pressing deadlines are killing us! We don’t get the same nutrition or emotional benefits eating our food in the car. Fast food is not what our bodies were built to run on, but eating on the run is a bad habit for more reasons than that.

Taking time to sit and enjoy your meal can help you consume less food, make better food choices, and digest your food better. Savoring your meal can also create a sense of community and warmth with friends and family. Sitting down to a meal takes some time, planning, and commitment to the idea, but the nutritional and emotional benefits make it worth the time and effort. Enjoy life. Don’t rush through it. Take time savor a few moments every day. Make a goal to sit down and enjoy at least one meal a day this week.