Do you struggle to find a balance between eating the right food and your busy daily schedule? Do you often land up reaching out for a not-so-healthy snack due to the lack of a better choice? We bet most of us do face this situation, don’t we?
Let’s face it – we are time-poor souls. We are always on the lookout to squeeze out more ‘free’ time from a day that’s already chock-a-block with tasks and activities. With apps that allow ordering food in just a few taps, it can be particularly tempting to forgo cooking dinner and instead just pick your favourite fast food. In such a scenario, ordering lunch while at work or home daily seems to offer a whole world of convenience to your day.
But then, picking up your takeaway or placing an order online for your office lunch or dinner at home quite often can have its own perils. Remember, there are often trade-offs for convenience. Don’t be taken in with it though!
WHY YOU SHOULD AVOID ORDERING FOOD REGULARLY
1. Food From Out Is An Unhealthy Choice
Everyone enjoys eating out from time to time. As long as it is under control, indulging your taste buds once in a while is fine. However, according to researchers, dining out more at restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food outlets may boost total levels of potentially health-harming chemicals called “phthalates” in the body, especially among pregnant women, children and teenagers.
Several researches conducted by experts have revealed that you’re more likely to overeat when dining out. A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition claimed that individuals who go out to eat end up taking in an average of 200 more calories than those that eat at home or opt for a healthy weekly food plan or a monthly meal plan.
Eating out for lots of meals increases your risk of heart disease or stroke. A diet high in fat, cholesterol, and sugar increases one’s risk of heart disease. When dining out, there are more temptations to delve into the sugary desserts and condiments or to splurge with an entrée you just can’t replicate at home.
2. Puts A Strain On Your Finances
Do you eat out too frequently? Beware, as there’s a good chance that you may struggle to control your food budget. A new study claims that people who dine out often tend to underestimate the money they spend on eating out.
Eating out on a day-to-day basis is not a great idea as it has an adverse effect on your finance. Dining out frequently does not just affect your health negatively. It also affects your food budget, much more than you account for, say researchers. So, if you want to be financially responsible, stop frequent food orders right away and opt for a meal subscription plan!
3. Increases The Chance Of Gaining Weight
Eating out more meals is associated with an increase in body fat. This is likely to happen thanks to the convenience of eating on the go along with the manner in which the food is prepared and the bigger portions that are served generally. In fact, studies show that a portion of red meat at a restaurant is typically larger than 3.3 ounces!
Food choices when eating out are usually high in energy content, which contributes to excessive energy intake. With most of us leading a sedentary lifestyle, there’s not much of an opportunity to expend this excessive energy intake – resulting in obesity and weight gain. By opting for a healthy meal subscription plan, you get wholesome food delivered in controlled portions.
NEED TO PLAN YOUR MEALS
So what can you do to find a perfect solution that helps you eat good food the easy way? A way out of this situation is to plan your food or meals on a weekly or monthly basis. However, this is just half the solution to your problem! If the meal planning is being done by you, you need to take out the time to sit and chalk out a daily or weekly food plan or a monthly meal plan, depending on your choice. Apart from this, you’ll need to carve out a chunk of time from your busy day to go grocery shopping, do the meal prep, cook your meal and end the whole process with cleaning.
With so many tasks stacked up for you, planning your own meal is not a totally hassle-free idea after all! You’ll want to run straight into the arms of the closest restaurant or take-out chain to spare yourself from countless hours spent preparing one meal.
No, we don’t want you to go on that road again! This is why our meal subscription plans take away all the hard work required to get a good and nutritious meal ready for you. With Meals On Me’s weekly and monthly meal plans, you get the best of health, convenience and savings!
Let’s see the 4 ways in which Meals On Me not only benefits you but also transforms your life for good –
1. Saves Health
With Meals On Me on your side, the otherwise precarious combination of being too tired and too hungry results in eating the right food in controlled portions always.
We break the myth that healthy food is boring. Our chef-prepared meals are brimming with flavours that satiate all your cravings. Only the freshest and the best ingredients are used in all our meals. We use only non-GMO produce for preparing meals.
To keep the nutrition and taste intact, we employ only healthy cooking methods like boiling, steaming, baking and grilling. You get a meal that boosts your energy levels at work by offering you the essential nutrient intake. This makes our weekly or monthly Lunch Or Dinner meal plans the ideal food choice for you.
2. Saves Money
Deciding to cook your food is cheaper than eating out, in most cases. Having said that, if you don’t know how to cook or want to do away with the stress of cooking after a long day at work, then Meals On Me offers you a host of healthy, delicious and affordable freshly made meals.
According to a study by Gulf News, the cost to prepare an average non-vegetarian meal comes to AED 50. Ordering the same kind of meal from an average restaurant will be approximately AED 110. The cost that you will pay when you opt for our weekly or monthly meal plan is lesser than what you’d spend on food at an average restaurant.
As a leading meal subscription service in Dubai, Meals On Me offers weekly Lunch Or Dinner plans at just AED 147 and monthly plans at only AED 546 (at both these prices you can get meals delivered for 5 days)! All our prices are inclusive of VAT and we offer free delivery. Yes, we offer free delivery on all your meals at no extra cost! With no hidden charges lurking around, you pay only for the food and nothing else. This means you save more!
The cherry on top is our exciting weekly offers and contests that give you the chance to enhance your savings further!
3. More “Free” Time
Our meal plans don’t hide you in the kitchen! Eating a good office lunch or dinner at home should make you feel free and not bogged down by the chores associated with crafting it. With our weekly food or monthly meal plans, you can just sit back and let us do all the hard work. We do it right from meal prep to cooking and delivering it to you thereby leaving more breathing space and free time for you. Spend quality time with family and friends, pursue your hobby, complete your bucket list or just explore life! With our weekly and monthly meal plans, you can achieve the perfect work-life balance.
4. Added Convenience
When it comes to adding convenience to daily life, Meals On Me scores a perfect ten! You can now stop spending hours preparing meals, scrolling through the mobile screen to place your food order, spending energy and resources to get the right meal, and leading a life that’s free from meal stress.
With 7 weekly or monthly Lunch Or Dinner meal plans – Keto, Vegan/Vegetarian, Wholesome, International, Arabic, Indian & Top Sellers namely, you get to choose your preferred meal at your fingertips. We also have the Flex Meal Plan that gives you the best of all the meal plans rolled into one!
To make every meal a celebration of health and flavours, we add loads of variety. This is evident with our ‘New Week, New Menu’ feature. There’s no place for repetitive menus with Meals On Me. Make your own menu by deciding what you want to eat from a choice of 25+ dishes offered to you in a day.
Subscribing to your favourite weekly or monthly meal plan with us is simple too! In just a few clicks, you can relish your desired ready-to-eat meal and get it delivered straight to your doorstep for free.
Whether you’re trying to lose some extra kilos or improve your nutrition, planning your weekly food and monthly meals with Meals On Me is a helpful way to ensure you’re eating well and can make a big difference to your goals and your wallet. It’s time you stopped ordering your food daily and became a part of our meal subscription plan!