It was fun having fresh and interesting meals delivered right to my front door, but as MANY of you pointed out, there are a number of not-so-great things about food delivery services.
Personally, a food delivery service is just not for me, but I think they can be beneficial to many people for a variety of reasons. So, I’ve created a pro-con list for food delivery services, like The Fresh Diet. Feel free to chime-in with your own thoughts on food delivery plans.
Convenient; delivered right to your door
No shopping for groceries or spending hours in the kitchen
May help you lose weight; takes the work out of counting calories and watching portions
Variety in meal options
Fresh food delivery services (instead of pre-packaged food) can provide you with your daily allowance of fresh fruits and vegetables
Nutrition information and food labels provided for all meals
Lots of packaging; not environmentally-friendly; wasteful
Usually an expensive service
Portion sizes are typically small; may cause you to overeat later on
May include lots of preservatives and/or artificial flavors
May not be “nutritionally sound” (i.e. high in fat and sugar, low in fiber and nutrients)
Some plans offer a lack of variety; may get boring
Food may not be as fresh as if you prepared it yourself
Scheduling pick-up/drop-off times may be troublesome
When you get off the diet delivery service, it’s possible to gain weight again because you go back to your old eating habits; you never learn proper portion control or how make your own healthy meals
You could be wasting your money; you may not lose weight
Today’s lunch was from The Fresh Diet: California Style Wrap with Avocado, Baby Lettuce, Roasted Turkey, Monterey-Jack Cheese with Sweet Potato Chips and Guacamole Dip. The wrap was just okay, but the sweet potato chips with guacamole were excellent! I love this combo of flavors!
I only ate about 3/4 of my wrap, so I had some room for a sweet treat (not surprising, right? ), so I headed over to the Crema Cafe. There, I ordered an iced coffee and a Cocoa Banana muffin. The muffin was delish– it sort of reminded me of Devil’s Food Cake, but with a slight hint of banana flavor and chocolate chips mixed in. It was super moist, too! Holy yum!