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How Meal Delivery for Weight Loss Can Help You Shed Pounds

How Meal Delivery for Weight Loss Can Help You Shed Pounds

With a New Year looming, you're probably starting to hear about New Year's resolutions.

The age-old "I want to lose weight next year" is always one of the most popular resolutions people wish for.

One of the ways many people have turned to for weight loss or management are meal delivery services. There's some debate on their effectiveness but with some careful planning and portion management, meal delivery services for weight loss may help you trim some extra padding off your waistline.

Keep reading to find out more!

Stops Impulse Grocery Store Buying

Ultimately, the best part of a meal delivery service like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh is the fact that someone else is doing the grocery shopping for you.

Think of the last time you went to your favorite store. Did you pick up a bag of chips as you walked by an end cap on your way to the fresh produce? What about that favorite candy bar that always seems to end up on the conveyor when you go to check out?

Impulse buying has been linked to weight gain over the years.

Shopping when you're hungry or stressed can lead to a lot of extras ending up in your cart. With a grocery delivery service or meal prep program you can completely eliminate those extras showing up in your grocery bags.

Better Portion Control

We all love pasta. And sometimes it just gets too easy to eat an entire pot of your favorite noodles and sauce. When you order a meal from a meal service though, your portions are controlled for you.

The downside of many meal services though is that the minimum option for a meal is 2 people. This means you may have some extra food. And some extra temptation to go along with it.

Just remember: leftovers mean another meal in the future. Try and find a service that offers just enough portions for you or one other person if they're joining in on this weight loss experiment.

Less Eating Out

One of the best benefits of a meal delivery service is being able to cook in your own kitchen. For a lot of people, eating out is just easier than trying to figure out what to make every night.

But with a meal delivery your menu is already planned, the ingredients are already organized and you'll have clear instructions on how to assemble your meal! It's a very convenient system.

Meal Delivery Weight Loss Can Work

Like any weight loss journey, finding the right meal service for you can take time. It will take a lot of patience and yes, self control.

But meal delivery weight loss systems can work and they can give you some more control in the kitchen. If you think you'd like to try some other weight loss programs, check out our blog. We offer several types of options that have been well tested by many.

Your weight loss journey doesn't have to be impossible. With a little work you can be well on your way to a new you for the New Year.

About the author

Dr. Constance Odom, MD

7 min read