New Year's Resolution for 2023

Stop going to restaurants.

https://lukesmith.xyz/articles/no-restaurants-in-2023/

Social situations are OK but try to do something more involved.

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine going out to eat so fucking often that you need to make it a resolution not to. These places have always meant to be special occasions, only goycattle eat out more than a few times a month, if that.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I don't have to imagine because that was me, and hundreds of millions of Americans are in the same boat. People don't know how to cook anymore and the convenience economy has sucked us in.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      My quarter-Mexican wife is so good at cooking that I can't even eat out anymore. Maybe if I were rich and could afford places that were $200 per plate it would be different, but there's nothing in my price range that could even compare. There's no reason for me to go somewhere to pay for shitty food brought by a fat girl with poor customer service skills.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        oh boy slop again

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Spoken like a true American fatass

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            https://i.imgur.com/XGjrGVy.jpg

            My quarter-Mexican wife is so good at cooking that I can't even eat out anymore. Maybe if I were rich and could afford places that were $200 per plate it would be different, but there's nothing in my price range that could even compare. There's no reason for me to go somewhere to pay for shitty food brought by a fat girl with poor customer service skills.

            Looks good, wish my gf could cook

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >These places have always meant to be special occasions,
      Not really. Back in the 19th century, most city apartments didn't have a kitchen. You were supposed to eat outside every day.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Fatfuck here, a few months ago I moved out of my parents place and I have exclusively eaten meals I prepare myself, and the money I am saving pays for about half the rent since I used to eat out for every meal. I am doing zero fast food, and only eating at restaurants for social gatherings, until I have lost all my weight. Currently gone from 275-235, the craziest part is I am barely hungry. Im not eating "diet food", bacon and eggs, sandwiches for lunch and roasted chicken for dinner and the weight is just dropping off.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      nice

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Thats great, keep it up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Good shit anon, its criminal what hyperpalatable foods can do to a man. Keep it up

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      OP here. Dropped 6 lbs since stopping eating out last week; went from 195-189. Been eating a bunch of burgers and easy meals. I guess either it's really easy to overeat when you go out, or there's more to the sneed oil debate than I've been giving it credit for. Glad to hear you've lost 40 pounds man. That's great work--keep it up.

      he's not wrong, I guess. Sometimes I don't have time and on a few occasions I end up getting fast food. I usually go to classes in the morning and I'm only home at 9pm. Obviously better planning and food prep will help, but for the times I'm tired, I am trying to buy microwave meals and simple stuff at the grocery store. These still are pretty bad, but I can get them cheaper than take out food, and generally they're a little healthier because I can check the ingredients and decide to buy the comparatively healthier options beforehand and keep them at home.

      This way, if I'm in a situation where I might otherwise get food on the way home, I instead know I have something I can warm up and eat within 10 minutes and then go to bed.

      At the next level, I try to replace those meals with real food. So I try to see what fast food outings I can turn into microwave dinners and see what microwave dinners I can replace with prepared normal food (ie chicken, vegetables, beans, etc.).

      And for social settings I find that if I can have a snack like a banana, which is cheap and healthy, then I'm more filled and I'll get less food if I am stopping somewhere with somebody.

      And I'm also trying to cook food for people in general because it's a nice thing to do. Restaurants are too expensive now, so if I make a plan to go to one then I figure it may as well be a nice sit-down place because I'd rather pay $25 for a real entree at a real restaurant than pay fucking 20 dollars for a sandwich at some mid tier joint because I guess that's how much they sell that for now.

      Like I do not regret a candlelit dinner with a qt at all but I regret the times I bought shit and got ripped off at fast food or middling places

      Spanish rice is delicious and dead easy to reheat.
      >I'd rather pay $25 for a real entree at a real restaurant than pay fucking 20 dollars for a sandwich at some mid tier joint because I guess that's how much they sell that for now
      This is so true. I had a "come to Jesus" moment when I was in the drive through paying $15 for a Big Mac, large fries, and oreo shake.

      saving money? how?
      Right now, prepping a good dinner is about 11-15 bucks. Heck maybe even more with the electric/gas usage.

      Cudos to him, but it is not cheaper that's for sure.

      It was before the chingchong virus. So, thanks Obama

      >Right now, prepping a good dinner is about 11-15 bucks.
      What are you cooking that costs $11-15 at home? When I cook, meals are half that at the most expensive.
      >thanks Obama
      Ironically enough, Obama's presidency was the last period that I noticed a sharp rise in food prices. You used to be able to get a super burrito for around $6 here. They jumped up to around $10 during King moron's presidency.

      don't fucking tell me how to live my life, OP. it's cringe. k thanks

      ok

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        fish - snappers one for 5sh bucks
        salad/veggies tomatoes/cucumber/spinach/arigula/olive oiled/seasoned
        and roasted potatoes

        where do you do your groceries? let us know

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    he's not wrong, I guess. Sometimes I don't have time and on a few occasions I end up getting fast food. I usually go to classes in the morning and I'm only home at 9pm. Obviously better planning and food prep will help, but for the times I'm tired, I am trying to buy microwave meals and simple stuff at the grocery store. These still are pretty bad, but I can get them cheaper than take out food, and generally they're a little healthier because I can check the ingredients and decide to buy the comparatively healthier options beforehand and keep them at home.

    This way, if I'm in a situation where I might otherwise get food on the way home, I instead know I have something I can warm up and eat within 10 minutes and then go to bed.

    At the next level, I try to replace those meals with real food. So I try to see what fast food outings I can turn into microwave dinners and see what microwave dinners I can replace with prepared normal food (ie chicken, vegetables, beans, etc.).

    And for social settings I find that if I can have a snack like a banana, which is cheap and healthy, then I'm more filled and I'll get less food if I am stopping somewhere with somebody.

    And I'm also trying to cook food for people in general because it's a nice thing to do. Restaurants are too expensive now, so if I make a plan to go to one then I figure it may as well be a nice sit-down place because I'd rather pay $25 for a real entree at a real restaurant than pay fucking 20 dollars for a sandwich at some mid tier joint because I guess that's how much they sell that for now.

    Like I do not regret a candlelit dinner with a qt at all but I regret the times I bought shit and got ripped off at fast food or middling places

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Men bragging about meal prep are the biggest losers because all they're doing is exposing they don't have a wife that cooks for them. They're trying to frame this as being some maverick badass but in reality they're just a lonely nerd.
    >The wider goal is to make sure that I am more comfortable with preparing food for people on short notice, having spontaneous picnics, planning in advance for things and thereby acting less impulsive in food consumption.
    Literally bragging about doing women's work.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you know that for men there's a period of your life before you have a wife, right?

      saving money? how?
      Right now, prepping a good dinner is about 11-15 bucks. Heck maybe even more with the electric/gas usage.

      Cudos to him, but it is not cheaper that's for sure.

      It was before the chingchong virus. So, thanks Obama

      >Right now, prepping a good dinner is about 11-15 bucks
      I disagree. I buy a dozen chicken thighs for 8 dollars. This is a good price as far as I can tell, so it might be more for others, but since I have two pieces per meal, it's about $1.50 in chicken per meal. Let's say it's even $2. I buy carrots for a couple dollars, and a sack of potatoes for a few dollars. I chop the vegetables up in 10 minutes, and I cook them in the oven for an hour. Considering my utility bill comes to $30 a month I doubt the cost of the oven for an hour is even more than one dollar.

      This tray of baked food will make about six meals, and I spent $20 at most, so about $3.35 per meal. Nowhere close to $15.

      There is nowhere I could pay $3.35 or even $5 and have a filling, healthy meal. Two large chicken pieces and roasted vegetables.

      OP here. Dropped 6 lbs since stopping eating out last week; went from 195-189. Been eating a bunch of burgers and easy meals. I guess either it's really easy to overeat when you go out, or there's more to the sneed oil debate than I've been giving it credit for. Glad to hear you've lost 40 pounds man. That's great work--keep it up.
      [...]
      Spanish rice is delicious and dead easy to reheat.
      >I'd rather pay $25 for a real entree at a real restaurant than pay fucking 20 dollars for a sandwich at some mid tier joint because I guess that's how much they sell that for now
      This is so true. I had a "come to Jesus" moment when I was in the drive through paying $15 for a Big Mac, large fries, and oreo shake.
      [...]
      >Right now, prepping a good dinner is about 11-15 bucks.
      What are you cooking that costs $11-15 at home? When I cook, meals are half that at the most expensive.
      >thanks Obama
      Ironically enough, Obama's presidency was the last period that I noticed a sharp rise in food prices. You used to be able to get a super burrito for around $6 here. They jumped up to around $10 during King moron's presidency.
      [...]
      ok

      >Spanish rice is delicious and dead easy to reheat.
      Never tried this, any recipes you could recommend? I mean I've never made it at home, I know what spanish rice is and I like it. I don't eat much rice since I've been trying to not have too much grain.

      >This is so true. I had a "come to Jesus" moment when I was in the drive through paying $15 for a Big Mac, large fries, and oreo shake.
      Yep. It seems restaurant prices doubled, or more. But the actual night out type of places didn't go up that much and the portions are still okay. I went to some bullshit french dip place and the same sandwich that used to be $9, which I thought was too much at the time, is now fucking $18. It's basically almost the price of an entree at a nice place.

      Actually, the place I went to with the chick was around $25 per plate and the portions were big enough that I didn't finish everything. If I compare that to fast food there's no contest.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    saving money? how?
    Right now, prepping a good dinner is about 11-15 bucks. Heck maybe even more with the electric/gas usage.

    Cudos to him, but it is not cheaper that's for sure.

    It was before the chingchong virus. So, thanks Obama

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    don't fucking tell me how to live my life, OP. it's cringe. k thanks

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like cooking but man, fuck cooking for every single meal. Shit takes time and effort even if you meal prep.
    Restaurants are a life saver. If you can only afford goyslop then that's on you.

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