It's kind of hard to be on a diet when you love to cook. Yup it is hard for me to do that since whatever I like to cook I like to eat hehehehe. But the good thing though is that I knew what ingredients I put into my dish. Nothing is preservative nor junk ingredients I even don't want to put MSG on my dish because I like the best food enhancer better which is garlic, onion, tomatoes and all herbs that you could find depending on what dish are you cooking.
One time hubby and I visited one of his relative it was late in the afternoon and I guess it was dinner time for them. I was so surprised that the kids had a pizza for dinner??? Hello??? For me that is not a dinner food but just a snack lol!! No wonder many people get sick and here in US it is getting younger and younger because of how we eat here in America. I do believe that food contribute a lot to our health and if we don't eat good food we can't obtain a healthy body. Overall, it is better to cook and watch what I eat than don't eat at all but hey it should not be processed food.