Finally gave up and ordered meal prep service

posted 2 weeks ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

The lazy way is going to Taco Bell. Believe me, I perfected the lazy way.

What you’re doing is just practical.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

For sure! My husband, luckily, is an excellent cook who likes to do it, but we get lazy/busy too. We get a couple of the different services just periodically, and they give you the recipe, so we have ended up reusing a bunch of them on our own later, because they are often quicker meals than we usually make on our own. I think whatever you need to do to start the cycle of healthy eating and cooking for yourselves is great. It’s not embarrassing, it’s you taking responsibility for your health and doing what you have to do to establish healthy habits. So good job!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

hiphoprex :  What is the point in being embarrassed about finding an effective way to take care of yourself? It’s your money and your home; do what you want. It sounds like this solution is much better than what you’ve been doing which means it’s a success.

I’m in the process of figuring out how to hire someone to come in and cook dinner for my family 4 nights a week. My husband usually cooks for us on the weekends. I only want to cook when I’m inspired to do so, but we need to eat daily. We all have to do what works for us and being embarrassed about our effective solutions is just a waste of energy.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

hiphoprex :  do what you have to do in any given season of life. I swore I’d never want a cleaning service but when I first returned to work from maternity leave the adjustment was so hard that I hired one for a few months just to help me get by. I didn’t end up keeping them and I’ve since worked it out how to do it myself, but that help at that time was well worth the extra cost. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

Why are you embarrassed? You crazy!? You’ve just found a way to eat healthy, that is convenient and suits your lifestyle. There’s absolutely nothing embarrassing about taking care of yourself.

We go through phases of this, I normally can do meal prep for a week or two then I get bored and cook and then I go back to meal prep. Life is tough man, give yourself a break, you guys do you! 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

No point being embarrassed that you’ve found a way to improve your quality of life! If you can afford it, why not. People outsource cleaning, dog-walking, all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s worth the money to lift a pressure point. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Don’t feel embarrassed it’s definitely not a defeat! I only work part time and there are weeks where getting in all the grocery shopping and doing all the cooking feel overwhelming. You’re making a choice to be healthier and that’s something you should be proud of.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

This sounds like a really great service! The only one I can think of around us would be the prepared groceries, but we’d still have to do the cooking. We’ve been struggling to take care of ourselves too (also lots of weight gain…) , but we haven’t looked into additional services for food yet. If we didn’t visit our parents so much (and had so many meals with them), we’d be tempted to as well!

Honestly, this IS you working and taking care of yourself. Taking care of yourself doesn’t need to mean that you’re doing everything on your own. It’s about recognizing what you need and figuring out how to get it.

Hope you continue to enjoy this healthier diet! (:

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

hiphoprex :  What are you using? Please share! I love these kinds of services. We used to do Munchery but they went out of business and we haven’t found a good alternative yet, so I’m dying to know what this one is!

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

We just had a discussion about “taking the lazy way out” in my circle of friends.

One hired a cleaner, another does meal service, some hired people to do yard work. We discussed our initial guilt but then came to the realization that we had all hired someone to take care of our biggest stresser that also sometimes caused arguments. This is okay! As long as you can afford it, it’s okay to rely on someone else or a service to help you out.

Good for you bee!

ETA: I don’t mean to say you are taking the lazy way out. You are recognizing an area where you can relieve some of your every day stress and doing it which is great!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m also interested to know which company you are using. Darling Husband are also struggling with this and an affordable meal prep company would be great to find! Don’t feel bad, you are taking action and that’s awesome! 

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Dont be embarrassed! I definitely understand your pain. My husband and I both work full time and he is in school getting his BA and im working on my MBA so we are busy. We used a service like the one you are talking about but stopped because he started disliking the taste. I actually enjoyed especially since I didnt have to cook haha.

What company are you using? We used Clean Eatz.

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I personally love meal prepping but honestly it sounds like this is something that benefits your lifestyle positively so I’m all for it! My husband and I hate cleaning, especially deep cleaning. We’re good about keeping our place tidy, but we get a cleaner every month to help with the toilet, sinks, tub, etc. I guess we can just grow up and do it ourselves, but why? We both loathe it, we can afford it, and it makes us happier when we come to a clean home that I didn’t put in the work for. There’s nothing wrong with not cooking. It’s not for everyone. As long as you’re taking care of yourself I think that’s what matters most. Different strokes for different folks 😊

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