Today, I thought I'd share some thoughts on eating in the car. Oh yeah! You know what I'm talkin' bout. (video 2 min 48 sec)
- The one habit change that has helped me get and stay slimmer is the stopping of eating major meals in my car like it's a restaurant on wheels. I'll eat things like a food bar or some fruit, but gone are the days of eating burritos, sandwiches, and pizza in my ride.
- Because I don't eat meals in my car any more, I have noticed that I don't feel the need to go through any kind of drive thrus which typically belong to fast food joints. Although, I have to admit that over the holidays I HAVE to go to Jack in The Box because I gotta get my hands on one of those Jack antenna balls. I'm talking about the ones with the reindeer ears and sun glasses. You could give me one of those as a Christmas gift and I would be elated. I'm simple that way.
- This is my own observation, but culturally, I think that eating in the car by oneself is an American thing. In many countries, meal time is a big social thing or a time for family to be together, so people eat together in homes or restaurants. You typically won't see a whole family eating dinner in their mini van. Now in the U.S., that would be different as many of us are always in a rush or hurry to get somewhere. We (Americans) don't savor and relish meal time like people do in other countries. I'm not saying it is a good or bad thing. It is just a reflection of how many of us live.
- I do believe there is a major correlation to the amount of time you spend eating by yourself in your car to the amount of weight you gain or struggle to keep off. Any thoughts on that?