You’ll Be Surprised by What Would Happen If Everyone Ate Only 1,500 Calories a Day

Average spending on food would also decline

An out-of-focus food aisle at a supermarket.

Your grocery cart will get lighter. | Kwangmoozaa/iStock/Getty Images

The average American family spends over 40% of its food budget on eating out.

According to Business Insider, we spend the majority of our annual budgets on transportation, housing, and food. Unfortunately, a lot of the money we put toward food every year is spent on food that isn’t good for us. The average American family spends 43% of their food budget eating out every single year. So even if we kept buying processed foods (but do you really want to?) and just stopped eating high-calorie restaurant and fast food meals, we would probably save hundreds if not thousands of dollars annually.

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