It’s that time of year again. Thinking about losing weight the easy way with a diet food delivery service? Wondering where you should start?
Diet food home delivery services are exploding across North America for 3 reasons – they’re easy to use, affordable and very effective at taking off weight quickly.
But if you’ve never tried one of these services before, you might be a bit confused about all of your options.
Which one should you try? Which one is best for you? How do they work?
Not to worry, this article will cover what you need to know – a simple guide, if you will, to choosing a diet meal home delivery service.
So what is diet delivery anyway?
This is a term for any service that sends you regular meals, snacks, bars, shakes, or any type of food to your home to help you lose weight. Most of the time, the meals are all done for you. The calories have already been counted and measured.
You don’t have to do anything but heat and eat. Very easy.
What kinds of services are there?
There are really 2 different kinds of options you have here. There are fresh weight loss meal delivery services that will cook you full, fresh meals like breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. These meals are then usually frozen and shipped to your home every week.
The companies will use special cooling packages that keep the food cool throughout the day – so you don’t have to be home at the exact time that your food arrives.
The second kind of service is the pre-packaged food diets that ship to your front door. These services don’t make meals fresh. They use pre-packaged foods like shakes, bars, lite entrees, oatmeals, etc.
Depending on which diet service you choose, sometimes you have to add your own grocery items to these pre-packaged items, and sometimes it’s not necessary to do so.
Which kind of diet food delivery service is right for you?
This really depends on your goals, budget, food preferences and lifestyle.
For example, fresh meal delivery services tend to be much healthier for you(because there are less preservatives than with pre-packaged meals). They also tend to be more satisfying overall because your body is getting a lot more nutrients and vitamins with the food.
And don’t discount the effect that eating fresh, gourmet meals has on your weight loss progress. When you eat food that is delicious and freshly made for every meal, you’re less likely to cheat on your diet and grind to a weight loss plateau.
However plans with prepackaged foods like shakes, bars, oatmeals, etc. do have an advantage too – they tend to be more affordable. And you may lose weight a bit faster (because these diets tend to be lower in calories than fresh meal services.)
Regardless of the type of service you get, you do have a lot of choices when it comes to food here. For example, you can get low carb meals, vegetarian meals and even diabetic friendly meals. You can find diets that have chocolate or treats or even comfort foods included in the menu.
So the great news is that you have a lot of options to find a menu plan that you love.
What should you watch out for?
There are a few areas to be wary of however. First of all, I’d recommend you go with a well-known, nation-wide delivery service. These tend to be more affordable (because they order food in bulk and get discount prices). And they tend to be more trustworthy – since they have a nationwide reputation to protect.
So if there’s ever an issue (like you want to swap out meals or discontinue your plan suddenly), it’s usually not a problem – and there’s usually no charge to do this.
Also, some programs will offer an auto-ship option. This can actually save you quite bit of money on your plan. However if you’re not comfortable with that, you should be able to purchase their food for around a month to try it out at first – you should never have to sign a long term contract.
So those are some of the main things you need to know about choosing a diet food delivery service. No matter what you decide to do, remember that slow and steady wins the race. Take your time, listen to your body, enjoy your food and you’ll be losing those pounds in no time!