I was talking to my friend Natalie, the nutritionist again a few days ago (you may remember her from an earlier post). This time, we were discussing weight loss meal plans, and more specifically, diet meal delivery plans. It sounds like they can be quite intimidating at first. There is so much information along with many misguided preconceptions about the various delivery programs that are currently available, and it is easy for any dieter who is just starting out to become confused about the facts. I will let you know the facts behind the myths about starting up your diet delivery meal program.
The Food Is Bland
This is a myth and a common concern for any starting dieter. Eating is one of the many enjoyments we get out of life, and we do not want to spend that time chewing on bland, rubbery vegetables and chewy food-like substances that taste like cardboard. The diet delivery programs that are currently available are cooked fresh and flash frozen before being delivered to your home. This ensures that the meal is fresh and, above all else, tasty.
The Programs Are Expensive
Natalie says this depends on the type of weight loss program in which you wish to enroll. There are multiple programs through various companies that will accommodate almost any budget. In the long run, the only difference between purchasing your groceries from the store when compared to the cost of a diet delivery program is that you are paying for the entire month up front, instead of individual shopping trips. If you take into consideration the cost of gas and your time for a grocery store visit, then you may be spending more to go to your local store. Another additional cost may include diet pills or dietary supplements you could elect to take to help out.
They Do Not Meet My Dietary Restrictions
This is false according to Natalie. Diet delivery programs are not limited to just one specific diet plan. There is a program which will meet any dietary need, including but not limited to glucose restrictions, low-carb diets, and vegetarian diets.
The Portions Are Too Small
This is a common deterrent for many starting dieters. The portions of each meal are calorie controlled and yes, they are less than what most would serve themselves at a meal. What they lack in portion size they more than makeup for in carefully calculated calories which will ensure that you receive the proper quantity of energy you need each day. Due to the healthy nature of the meals you get from the delivery plans, you will find yourself feeling fuller off of the meals that you consume than many meals you may make at home. This will also help your stomach to shrink, which will make long-term dieting more successful. If you are struggling, Natalie suggests using diet supplements like Garcinia Cambogia. Did I mention Natalie is originally from Brazil? These type of pills will help you feel fuller between meals as well as control your appetite. Your weight loss journey will become all the easier.
I Will Not Get Any Variety
The providers of diet delivery programs want you to succeed with their product. They want to provide you healthy meals that you will want to continue to receive. Nobody intends to eat the same three types of meals over and over again, and the providers do not want you to experience negative feelings when using their products. Each meal you receive is crafted by a chef and changed each day to make sure you get the most out of your weight loss experience. If you still feel that you cannot eat a diet delivery meal every day of the week, then there are options through each program that will allow you to receive meals on set days of the week. Once again, thanks for the great information Natalie!