Let’s face it, one of the hardest parts about meeting your health goals is all the planning that goes into ensuring that you stick to your diet or exercise regime. We live hectic lives, and the last thing we have time for is spending time worrying about what to eat, or when you’re going to have 3 hours to set aside to meal prep for the week.
With the increase in meal kits and meal delivery services, it’s easier than ever to read your health goals with minimal planning and effort. Let’s take a look at a few ways meal delivery services can help you put your health goal on autopilot.
If you’re trying to lose weight, one of the most important things you need to watch is your portion size. In an ideal world, everything would come in perfect portions or we’d have the time to measure exactly 60g of rice or count out 23 almonds anytime we wanted to eat anything.
That’s just not the case, and no matter how hard we try to plan out our snacks and meals ahead of time, there’s always going to be those times when you need to grab something on the go or it was a late day at work and you’re too exhausted to cook. One of the benefits of meal delivery services is that all your meals are perfectly portioned out for you and ready to grab and go, saving you tons of time (and you don’t have to get annoyed when you realize just how small a portion of your favourite snack really is!).
No Need to Calculate Calorie and Nutrition Totals
Meal delivery services like One Life Meals really take the guesswork out of ensuring that you’re getting the right amount of calories and necessary nutrition in your meals. When we meal plan and cook at home, it’s up to us to make sure that we’re getting the right macros, that calories are spaced out properly between each of our meals and that we’re meeting all our nutritional needs.
When you’re trying to lose weight or meet any other fitness or health goals it can be really easy to get caught up in what you can eat each day and not how that food is impacting your overall health and ability to fuel your body.
It’s easy to eat the same thing every day, sacrificing important nutrients or skimping on fibre, or even missing out on calories. At the end of the day, you still may meet your goals this way but your health may pay the price.
Not to mention, if you haven’t been eating properly during the weight-loss process, even with something as simple as not getting enough fibre, when you go to adjust your diet to accommodate the right amount of fibre, it’s easy to fall back into old habits of overeating or choosing the wrong things just to try and squeeze that extra fibre into your day.
Tailored to Your Dietary Restrictions
Dietary restrictions are incredibly difficult to manage for a lot of people, especially when it’s for medical purposes such as Crohn’s or diabetes. Whether it’s for medical reasons or personal choice, there’s no denying that much more time and effort goes into preparing meals and snacks than the average person with the average diet.
On top of often needing to spend extra time and money on specialty food items and visiting different grocery or specialty stores, it often takes more time to plan and prepare meals. If you live with people that have multiple different restrictions or you eat differently from your partner, this can make mealtime a chore.
Meal delivery services can cater to most dietary restrictions, meaning that even if you live with someone that eats differently from you, ordering meals that suit both of your needs is super simple! A one-stop shop for any diet? Sign me up!
Saves you Time
We’ve got enough on our plate (see what I did there?). The last thing we need to worry about is meal prepping. While a nice home-cooked meal every night is the ideal scenario, that’s just not how reality goes for most of us. We get stuck at work late, we have to shuttle the kids to their 15 different after-school activities, or we have to run from class to work. At the end of the day, we’re going to be grabbing whatever is easiest to pick up on the run or quickly microwave when we walk through the door.
Meal delivery services solve that problem by having deliciously prepared meals ready for you to quickly heat and eat whenever you have time in your busy schedule, no need to sacrifice your diet or time. There’s a reason the age-old excuse for not meeting those goals to go to the gym every day or eat better is always “oh, I didn’t have the time,” but now you don’t have it.
Eliminates Decision Fatigue
As a society we are constantly overstimulated, there are so many choices to make for each and everything we do each day. What to wear? What to watch? What to eat? Whether we realize it or not, all these choices can be draining and we may end up choosing to not make a decision at all (or when it comes to food, make the wrong one for sake of convenience).
Meal delivery services eliminate that decision fatigue by having all your meals ready for you to grab when you want them. Some services have a set menu for the week, making things even easier for you or others offer a small number of options for you to choose what you like. Either way, taking the decision of what to eat for dinner from every recipe you have ever pinned to your Pinterest board to the two or three meal options in your fridge is such a relief!
When you’re trying to lose weight or meet a health goal, worrying about food can be where things go off the rails. Using a meal delivery service can take all the guesswork out of your meals and make choosing healthy options a no-brainer.