Are recipes from meal delivery services actually healthy? Here's how to find the best meal delivery service to help you hit your weight-loss goals

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Joanna Kriehn
Joanna Kriehn, MS, RDN, CDCES - Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES)

You're getting tired of "same old, same old" dinners while dieting and want to turn to the best meal delivery service for weight loss. But does such a thing even exist with all those gourmet-style and supposedly, user-friendly recipes? Meal delivery services are designed to take the guesswork and the extra energy out of home cooking. But do they take "healthy" out of the equation, too? Here's what to keep in mind when searching for the best meal delivery service for weight loss.

best meal delivery service for weight loss

The best meal delivery service for weight loss should offer a calorie-controlled option

The key to weight loss is consuming fewer calories than your body needs. Look for a meal delivery service that offers a weight-loss-friendly option. To feel full, optimize nutrition, and control calories, select meals that contain a lean protein, healthy fat, and vegetables. A good rule of thumb is to select complete meals that are 600 calories or less per serving.

Calorie-controlled options to consider:

Meal delivery services support weight loss by:

Benefits of using a meal prep and delivery service for weight loss

Other considerations with meal delivery services

Perhaps you don't care to spend valuable time grocery shopping or planning out dinners each week. You may want to begin using a meal delivery service. They're a healthier alternative to fast food and may even help you become a more adventurous eater! Finally, if weight loss is at the top of your list of health goals, make sure to select calorie-controlled meals.

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Updated: August 20, 2020

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