How To Meal Plan To Support Weight Loss

Contrary to popular belief, physical fitness is more than just the total number of hours you spend in the gym or the number of burpees you do at home. 


The cornerstone of any fitness journey actually begins with the food you consume.

Why Is Healthy Eating Essential for Weight Loss?

Why Is Healthy Eating Essential for Weight Loss?

Nutrient-rich foods fuel our bodies with essential vitamins and minerals so we can have the energy to do everything we need to. When we choose wholesome and nutritious foods, we stay full and satisfied, which helps calm the tendency to overeat. 


A nutritious meal plan can help you maintain steady blood sugar levels—this means no more sudden hunger pangs and energy crashes. Combining these factors may also help support a healthy weight, so it’s a win-win.


Does this mean cutting calories and counting everything we eat? Not necessarily.

Low-Calorie vs. Nutritious

While low-calorie foods may sound appealing, they sometimes lack the nutrients our bodies need. Sure, they might result in a quick shed of pounds, but they aren't sustainable in the long run. On the other hand, clean eating—consuming whole and natural foods—aligns with the reality of being nutritious. It's not always about consuming fewer calories but choosing calories full of nutrients.


Time vs. Convenience

Finding the right balance between time and convenience is also essential for a healthy lifestyle. Let's explore the pros and cons of cooking your own healthy meals versus having pre-portioned, healthy meals delivered. Cooking your meals from scratch gives you full control over ingredients and portion sizes. It allows you to experiment with flavors and personalize recipes—all of which can be fun and exciting. However, life can get busy, and time may not be as abundant as we hope it is.

That's when pre-portioned, nutritious meal delivery comes in handy. It offers ultimate convenience, saving time on meal planning, grocery shopping, and prep work. With delivered meals, everything is ready to eat and enjoy. This is great for those with busy schedules, limited cooking skills, or a desire to minimize time spent in the kitchen. Some pre-portioned meal delivery services even focus on providing balanced and nutritious meals designed for healthy weight management. They take the guesswork out of portion control and give you the right nutrients in each meal. This can be a game-changer for maintaining a healthy weight without giving up taste or nutrition. While cooking your meals allows for more creativity and control, the convenience of meal delivery can support your healthy weight goals and make them easy to accomplish. It removes barriers, saves time, and guarantees access to well-balanced, portion-controlled meals tailored to your needs.

How Do You Choose a Meal Delivery Service?

How Do You Choose a Meal Delivery Service?

When it comes to selecting a meal delivery service, there are some key things to consider. 

  1. First, think about the variety and flexibility of the menu. You deserve a service that offers a lot of options to satisfy your dietary needs while still tasting good.

  2. Secondly, prioritize quality. Look for a service that uses fresh, high-quality ingredients in their meals. It makes a real difference in taste and nutrition.

  3. Customization is another important piece. Choose a service that lets you personalize your meals. It's all about making sure you get exactly what you want.

  4. Focus on convenience. Look for a service with flexible delivery options and reliable scheduling. You want meals to arrive when it's most convenient for you. 


At Factor, we live these standards and strive to bring balance and convenience to the table. Our chef-prepared meals, approved by dietitians, ensure meals are presented in portion-controlled servings and include protein, fiber, and healthy fats to support a healthy weight. 

How Can Factor Help You Stay Committed to Your Meal Prep?

Dedication to healthy eating is essential, but not everyone has the time or skill to consistently whip up delicious, nutritious meals. This is where Factor steps in. We offer a range of meals crafted with the freshest ingredients, ensuring you don't sacrifice taste for nutrition. By having these ready-made meals at-hand, you take the guesswork out of eating healthy. We understand the weight loss journey can feel complicated, with information coming in from all sides—we aim to be a reliable, hassle-free support system for our customers. While we know that physical activity is important for weight loss (and overall health), we believe that food lays the foundation for any fitness journey. What we consume fuels our bodies, aids recovery, and affects our mood and energy levels. Factor stands by the philosophy that food is beyond sustenance—it's the cornerstone of health and overall well-being. With Factor's clarity, convenience, and expertly curated prepared meals, you're not just embarking on a weight loss journey. You're embracing a future full of real, wholesome, and delicious food. 

Which Factor Meal Plans Support a Healthy Weight?

Which Factor Meal Plans Support a Healthy Weight?

Shedding those extra pounds can be challenging. In today’s fast-paced, 24/7 world, convenience often takes priority over health. 


Instead of trying to figure out the best diet plan to achieve a healthy weight, check out what Factor has to offer. We’ve created various 7-day meal plans that can help individuals on their wellness journey. 


Why choose convenience over health when you could have both instead? Here’s a peek at three of our meal plans that can support your weight loss goals: 

Keto Meal Plan

Cutting back on the carbs is one of the most popular ways people try to lose weight. The challenge is that it can be hard to count your carbs while still ensuring you’re fueling your body. Factor takes all the guesswork out of it with our keto meal delivery plan that’s lower in carbs than other plans. Registered dietitians carefully curated our keto meal plan to ensure you’re getting the right combination of macros with the minimum amounts of carbs. You’ll have the option between various meals featuring non-starchy veggies, lean proteins, and healthy fats that keep your mouth watering and your carb count low. 


Calorie Smart Meal Plan

Another highly recommended eating plan is to keep a close eye on your daily calories. People gain weight by consuming more energy (calories) each day than they expend. The extra calories are stored as fat, leading to an overall increase in body weight. By switching to our calorie-conscious meal delivery plan, you can safely keep your dietary calories low to focus on burning off the excess. The Factor Calorie Smart meal plan is built around providing meals featuring whole foods and responsible portion sizes while considering taste and satiety. Following a low-calorie diet doesn’t mean you have to eat raw celery and drink only water. Our dietitian-approved meals can help you meet your calorie goals conveniently, safely, and, most importantly, deliciously. 


Custom Diet Meal Plan

The beauty of weight loss is that many paths can take you where you want to go. Low-carb and low-calorie meal plans are just the tip of the iceberg of the different plans that we offer here at Factor. If neither sound like something you want to try, we encourage you to create your own meal plan that’s more to your taste. Our comprehensive weekly menu of 35 dietitian-designed meals and 60+ add-on options that you can choose from. In addition to the keto/low carb and low calories options, you can choose from the plant-based vegan & veggie plan, the protein plus meal to help build muscle up, and the chef’s choice plan that features a wide variety of clean eating options. Choose as many preferences as you like, the total number of meals each week, and make your selections from our vast menu. And if you need suggestions and advice, reach out for nutritional advice with a consultation today

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