Have you ever watched someone famous on TV, discussing their celebrity diets of this, that, or the other? There are so many to choose from. Jessica Biel famously loved the caveman diet. Beyonce and Jay-Z tried out a 22-day vegan challenge. Victoria Beckham swears by the alkaline diet (which, if you didn’t know already, attempts to keep the body’s pH level between 7.35 and 7.45 by limiting acidic foods such as coffee, fish, and alcohol to 20% of a diet).
The more you know.
The more you get frustrated.
Because it seems like, with every one of these celebrity statements, you feel a rush of hype. They look fantastic, why can’t you?
Until the inevitable asterisk comes, that asterisk comes in the form of a few different phrases, but often it is “celebrity trainer” or “private chef.”
With such a high level of attention paid to their meal options and their nutritional needs, it’s no wonder they have such a great weight loss experience. You might, too, dream of having a culinary wizard whipping up culinary delights on demand.
Many people don’t know that premade meals, for weight loss, might be the next best thing to having your own personal chef.
How premade meals for weight loss help you avoid common diet pitfalls.
1. Premade meals are gourmet, which makes dieting, well… less yucky.
Let’s face it, a lot of foods you probably enjoy just aren’t good for you. They either contain a lot of salt or one of a healthy diet’s worst offenders, sugar.
But the alternative doesn’t seem very enticing either. Who wants to eat lima beans? Okra? Beets? All the other foods that are practically a must for good dieting?
Probably not you, though you are willing to tolerate all that untasty healthiness if it gets you what you want. But at The Austin Artisan, we have to ask….
But why does healthy food have to be synonymous with tasteless? Flavorless? Or worse, yucky?
Well, I’m here to defend the most hated foods. With the recipes we use for our meal delivery services, you might just learn to love even your most hated nemesis, the brussel sprout or okra. I have found that when it comes to food, falling in love is all about art.
2. Premade meals for weight loss give you built-in structure and healthier habits.
The thing about sticking to a diet is that the old proverb is true. The road to a healthier, leaner you is paved with good intentions. Good intentions that get detoured by your favorite junk food and delectable sauces that drown those plain flavors in gooey goodness.
The thing about habits is that they are easy to commit to but hard to stick to. Here’s a tip: studies show that you are more likely to stick to a habit if you do it every day for at least 66 days (not the commonly believed 21 days). That’s a long time to stay disciplined without a bit of help. Premade meals delivered to your door make structuring healthier habits into your day about as easy as it gets.
3. Chefs know food. Like, really know it.
Here’s the thing about chefs. We don’t just watch Food Network or read blogs. We live and breathe cooking. To us, preparing a delicious meal isn’t just a hobby. It is a career choice, and we take it seriously. With our meal delivery services, you get to benefit from all of our hard work, from knowing exactly where to find the best cut of beef at a local butcher, to sourcing the best local seasonal foods in Austin.
4. You avoid temptations…
To some people, a trip to the grocery store can feel like a field trip. After all, there are aisles and aisles of glorious packages offering all kinds of culinary delights. The chips array takes up an entire aisle of its own.
And let’s not even get started on the ice cream aisle.
You might have every intention of going to the grocery store “just to pick up milk” or “just to pick up eggs.” But I betcha nine times out of ten, you walk out with far more than that. And I’ll go one step further. I bet those extra goodies you left with didn’t come in the form of healthy whole grains or fresh kale.
With The Austin Artisan’s food delivery service, you can let us do the shopping. You’ll avoid the temptation to buy those bulk brownies on sale (or the manager’s special!) altogether. Plus, we use locally sourced, organic ingredients whenever possible.
5. Premade meals save you time.
The thing about prepared meals is that they are like frozen meals in terms of convenience, but like a gourmet restaurant in terms of nutrition and taste. The best of both worlds. Each meal is designed to be tossed straight into the oven, no meal prep (or meal planning, for that matter!) required. And afterward, no dishes to wash. Think of how much time you’ll save.
Time you can use to work on that fitness program you promised yourself you’d commit to this year. And that’s a sorta roundabout way that premade meals help you with weight loss in the long run.
If you live in the greater Austin area, including Westlake, Downtown, Tarrytown, Lakeway, Bee Caves, Cedar Park, and Round Rock, we’d love to help you change the way you eat. If you’re still not convinced that premade meals can help you achieve your weight loss goals, take a look at our food profile. It might just change your mind.
We look forward to getting to know you and crafting a meal delivery plan that’s crafted with fresh ingredients and full of delicious, healthy meals perfectly suited to your situation. We have a wide variety of options to suit all sorts of dietary preferences. You’ve got nothing to lose but that pesky extra weight!