5 Reasons Learning How To Cook Will Improve Your Life

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”― M.F.K. Fisher

1. 43,000 reasons

Let’s assume you have just 2 meals every day for 60 years, that’s 43,000 meals. 3 meals? that’s 65,700 meals! Listen, the race is long and you’ll be sitting down to eat, don’t underestimate the importance of basic cooking as a life skill.

2. Eat Healthier

The best way to control what you eat is being in control of what goes in the food you eat.

3. The Paradox of Choice

Your brain only has so much decision making capacity, do you really want to waste it deciding what’s for dinner or lunch constantly? Even three meals at home a week will generate leftovers to cover most of your lunches and dinners for a week. Sit back and enjoy the tranquility of having a healthy, cost efficient meal, waiting for you in the fridge.

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4. You Save Buckets Of Cash

Cooking at home isn’t always cheap, but 99% of the time it’s cheaper than eating out. The big win comes with leftovers, typically one meal at home can generate 2–3 leftover meals. That means “economies of scale” for all the economics nerds.

Here’s some simple Math from Ramit Sethi of the best selling book I Will Teach You To Be Rich

Cost of eating out:

Lunch: ($8.00/day) = $56.00/week
Dinner: ($12.00/day) = $84.00/week

Lunch: $2,680/year (365 minus 30 days of not eating out)
Dinner: $4,020/year
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Total: $6,700.00/year

5. Restaurant Meals Will Taste Better

Ever notice how a baseline knowledge in a subject like photography or golf or guitar makes you appreciate the greats way more? Well, knowing how to cook will heighten your dining experience because you become more attuned to the craftsmanship involved.

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