One big reason Americans are broke and overweight

One big reason Americans are broke and overweight, by Catey Hill.

One in four Americans confessed that they dined out too much last year … What’s more, the No. 1 thing Americans bust their budget on is dining out …

People who eat out a lot tend to underestimate what this will cost them … The reality is that we’re spending thousands dining out: Government data shows that in 2017 American spent more than $3,300 a year on dining out — a 6.7% increase just from the year prior. …

And Gallup data from last year showed that six in 10 Americans ate dinner out at least once in last week with 16% saying their did it three or more times a week. …

On days when Americans eat out, they scarf an average of 200 more calories than when they eat at home … Furthermore, government research reveals that “when eating out, people either eat more or eat higher calorie foods — or both — and that this tendency appears to be increasing” and additional studies have found that dining out is associated with obesity and more body fat.