If you are trying to lose weight, eating meals out can be your nemesis. While it can be convenient to eat out all the time, the extra calories add up. The reason food at restaurants tastes better is that fat, and plenty of it, is often the secret ingredient. Plus, I find food cooked by someone else just seems tastier (hint to my hubbie if he is reading this) and a little bit luxurious, even if it is a taco. In relationship to the health goals of losing weight and eating healthier, it is a good idea to asses how often you are eating restaurant fare, be it food from high class joints or fast food chains. So . . .