Tips to Find a Nutrition Plan That WORKS!

September 30, 2021

If you've ever found yourself on a never-ending diet that doesn't seem to make a smidge of difference to your health or waistline, first - you're not alone!

Nutrition is complex, personal, and challenging to make time for, when you've barely got five minutes to rest your legs before it's up and onto the next job.

Step forward meal delivery kits, nutrition plans and healthy living programmes, each designed to boost your self-esteem and get you back on track to a lighter, more vibrant life.

The trick is to make sure any nutrition programme you join is right for you, not a generic weight loss plan that won't help you long term.

Today the Best10Index myth busts some of the most popular meal delivery plans to help you work out which sounds like your perfect match!

Keto Diet Meal Delivery Services

Let's kick off with keto - one of those mysterious words that circulate the diet world without always making a lot of sense!

Here's the lowdown:

  • Keto is low-carb, so you want about 5% of your nutrition to come from carbs (think bread, sugary foods, pasta, beans, beer - yep, the beer!)
  • Most of your diet should be fat - healthy fats - making up about 75%.
  • Around 10-30%, the rest is protein, the building block of healthy muscle tissue.

Keto is massively popular since it can lower insulin and blood sugar levels, often recommended for people with diabetes. In turn, your metabolism shifts attention to body fat and ketones since they're easier to burn than protein and healthy fats.

Meal delivery services are great for keto beginners since it's pretty hard to rethink every meal, given how reliant western menus are on carbs as a staple ingredient!

Weight Loss Nutrition Programmes

Okay, weight loss is a vast area of nutritional science and not something we can cover in great depth here. BUT it varies enormously, so one weight loss plan won't fit all!

Look out for:

  • Anything generic or that doesn't ask you about your current weight, age, mobility, lifestyle, health conditions or weight loss aims.
  • Crazy weight loss programmes advocating for minimal calories. You need to eat well to lose fat and build a healthier muscle structure, so avoid anything that mentions fewer than 1,400 calories - it's bad for you physically and mentally.
  • Long-term results matter so much more than short-term gains. Steer clear of shakes, meal replacements, or liquid diets. Studies show extensively that extreme weight loss diets always cause a rebound in weight when they're over since a metabolism starved of quality calories will conserve everything possible to make up for a short-term period of starvation.

Choose weight loss meal plans or nutrition programmes that offer gradual, consistent, supported health gains, and you're on to a winner!

Plant-Based Meal Kit Deliveries

Finally, let's talk about plant-based meals. If you're already veggie or vegan, you probably have a brilliant repertoire of dishes and go-to dinners up your sleeve.

However, many people want to swap their dinner for a plant-based option a couple of times a week and won't know where to start without a conventional protein source!

As well as environmental and sustainability benefits, plant-based diets can help with everything from gut health to immunity, cholesterol to inflammation.

If you're new to eating meals made solely from plants, a meal kit is an excellent way to start. You'll get fresh ingredients, tasty recipes, and step-by-step instructions to make the transition one you'll enjoy - and feels good too!

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