Want to drop a few pounds? Then go and cook yourself a meal. No, you didn't mishear that - making food right now could really help you lose weight.
A recent study from John Hopkins University concluded that people who cook meals at home are generally slimmer than those who don't.
The research found that those who make dinner in their own kitchen typically consumed less sugar and fat - in fact, they roughly ate 140 fewer calories a day than those who ate out most of the time. Even when portion sizes were similar, the sugar and fat content still tended to be lower in the home-cooked dinners.