Wondering why your home cooking is not affording more progress on the scale? We are told that making food at home will help us to remain healthy and fit. A study in the Public Health Nutrition journal confirmed that making our meals at home curbs what we eat as compared to dining out. "Strategies are needed to encourage more cooking among the general population and help infrequent cookers better navigate the food environment outside the home," the study found. A meal can be just as dangerous at home as it is at a restaurant if you are not mindful of the ingredients and your portion sizes. These are the things that we are not really focused on when we are in the kitchen getting ready to make dinner. But they can be to help you keep your weight in check. Here are 5 cooking mistakes that you are making.