The study carried out by discount shopping site vouchercodes.co.uk found that women are scoffing around 126 a year with the main culprits being 25-34 year olds who can spend a massive £2,626.92 in twelve months.
But with the average Chinese takeaway meal coming in at 1,436 calories - it is not only damaging people's purses but their diets too.
So before you reach for that take out menu this weekend - why not try making one of our super easy 'takeaway' alternative recipes instead. The smug feeling you'll get will be worth it...
CHICKEN CHOW MEIN WITH HAM, GARLIC & SPRING ONIONS
THAI RED CURRY RECIPE WITH BELL PEPPERS & CHICKPEAS
WELSH LAMB SPICY CURRY RECIPE
VEGGIE ONION & POTATO CURRY
BEEF BURGER & ROASTED GARLIC CHIPS RECIPE
CLASSIC EGG FRIED RICE
CRISPY AROMATIC DUCK WITH HOISIN SAUCE
STIR FRIED SICHUAN CHICKEN RECIPE
STIR-FRY BEEF WITH CUMIN & PEPPERS