Today, I had my appointment with My Fit Foods. As a quick background, if you’re new to this blog, I recently decided that I really have a decent handle on working out, and food is where I’m struggling the most. After looking into Jenny Craig, NutriSystem and a few other weight loss programs, I decided to try out My Fit Foods.
While I can cook a healthy meal with the ease of following a recipe, I had found that working out and cooking a meal in the same evening was proving unlikely. I’d leave work by 6, leave the gym by 7:30, and would be starving by the time I got home. Without the patience to cook a meal at that point, I turned to higher calorie convenience food (popcorn for dinner, anyone?).
My Fit Foods has prepared meals you pick up in a store. They provide everything from soup to nuts if you want it – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, vitamins, supplements, juice, high pH water, lemons (for the liver cleanse – I’ll get to that), and so on and so on.
I have a pretty limited budget, so soup to nuts was not in the cards, as it comes in at about $625 for 3 weeks. Instead, I decided to go with two meals per day (lunch and dinner). I figure I can handle breakfast on my own (though it may not be EXACTLY what they would have wanted me to eat). And, when it comes to vitamins and supplements, I have my head wrapped around that pretty well, so the only sup I bought was Milk Thistle (which I realized after I got home was only a 2-week supply. wah wah.).
Now, the liver cleanse. This is a “cocktail” you make every morning and chug down. It includes: juice from half a lemon, 4 oz. unsweetened cranberry juice, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar. An optional element is B-12 juice, but I passed on that this time around. It tasted pretty rancid. I might cut it with water in the morning to see if that improves the flavor.
So, with 13 meals (I decided to try 1 breakfast, one snack, and I received a free meal for trying out the plan), the Milk Thistle supplement, unsweetened cranberry juice, it came out to $89. Not GREAT, but not ideal. If you load up your account with money in advance (starting at $500), you get free money. For instance, “buying” $500 gets you $525 in your account. More if you pre-pay more.
Here is what I really enjoyed about the experience. For starters, it was SO INFORMATIVE. The girl walked me through this large packet of info that was NEW to me. This really was the science I had hoped to get from the nutritionist. There was information on caffiene, sleep, supplements, when to eat your carbs, etc. etc. I truly learned several things today. I also love that their meals have a 5 day shelf life – makes me believe them when they say they are low or no preservatives. They are 90% gluten, soy and dairy free. They focus on the Glycemic Index (great for someone who has diabetes in their DNA).
Overall, it was a great, great experience and I can’t wait to report how I do and how it works. I also look forward to sharing some of the tidbits of information I uncovered!