If you're watching your weight, you'll have to be careful with the takeout food. Limit your consumption of burgers and French fries, for example, and steer yourself toward low-fat meats like chicken. If that chicken is deep-fried, though, your best move is to peel the skin off before you eat.
Want a quick picnic? You don't have to slave over the stove for hours to fill that picnic basket. Instead, drop by a fast-food restaurant for takeout food. Some restaurants, especially chicken places, will gladly provide you with extras like mashed potatoes and gravy and cole slaw for a little more money.