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A Meal Delivery Service Can help you Get Those Healthy Fats into your Diet

People are always apprehensive towards fat and carbs when it comes to dieting. Learn which fats and carbs are good for you, and how bistroMD makes it easy to get them into your diet.

A Meal Delivery Service Can help you Get Those Healthy Fats into your Diet

We use the word “fat” to describe someone as being overweight. We use the word “fat” as an insult, but some cultures use the word “fat” as a compliment. When we think of food, we use the word “fat” to mean a type of food that should be avoided at all costs—but what about the healthy fat? Yes, there is such a thing.

Healthy fats will not make you gain weight. Healthy fats are omega-3 fatty acids, nuts and seeds, extra-virgin olive oil, avocados, etc.They're just healthy foods that don't mean any harm.

We understand that trying to overhaul your diet to include more healthy options can be overwhelming. If you want to eat healthy, but lack the time to cook nutritious, gourmet meals in your kitchen—you may want to consider a meal delivery service.

These are the fats you want to include in your diet or meal delivery service

Olive oil

Studies have shown that olive oil can help improve your health in a number of ways.  First, olive oil serves as an anti-inflammatory, which can help dull sensations of pain.  Second, olive oil helps fight against diseases including heart disease.

Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are found in cold water fish, such as wild Alaskan salmon, sardines and anchovies.  Omega 3 fatty acids can also be found in nuts, such as walnuts or almonds.  Omega-3’s help improve heart and brain health—and they’re generally pretty tasty. Many meal delivery services include omega-3’s into their diet plans.

Coconut oil

The right meal delivery service will help you steer clear of unhealthy trans fats. 

Coconut oil can help our bodies resist illness causing bacteria and viruses. It can also fight off yeast, fungus and candida.

A balanced diet from a meal delivery service really works!

Erinn Murray has four children, but her struggles with her weight began after the birth of her third child.

“I developed postpartum depression. I was prescribed antidepressants, and I just couldn’t get the baby weight off. I even got my thyroid checked. I fought this battle for about three years, until I decided to do something about it.”

So, Erinn decided to train for the annual Boston Marathon. She ran for the Children’s Hospital of Boston and finished the race on April 19, 2010.

“Running makes me very happy. It’s a great escape and it makes me feel good about myself. Right now, I try to go to the gym at least three to four times during the week. If I can’t make it one day, I always try to make up for the time lost the next day. Time management is the most difficult part.”

After the success of the Boston Marathon, Erinn competed in the New York City Marathon, but this time she wasn’t alone. She had the help of convenient and nutritionally balanced entrees from bistroMD’s meal delivery service.

When asked about the most exciting element of bistroMD, Erinn replied, “Not having to cook. That has been a much-needed break from the ordinary.”

Every bite you take from our meal delivery service entrees follows this proven approach for healthy weight loss. Our program provides 1,100-1,400 calories daily with 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20-25% of calories from healthy fats, and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.

It only takes a few weeks to start seeing results. You don’t have anything to lose, but the fat!

We have a men and a women’s program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of healthy meals delivered to your door.

The two programs range from $130-$160 and EATS, our essential and tasty snacks are just $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.