Are Weight Loss Meal Prep Services Worth the Money?

If you’re like a lot of people, the first thing you see when you look at a menu — whether it’s for a restaurant or a weight loss meal prep service in Winston-Salem — is the pictures. After all, we start a meal with our eyes. The next thing that people will look at might be the names of each meal, and maybe even read a few descriptions before checking out the price.

Ah, the price. Depending on your income, the price of a meal could be the make-it-or-break-it decision between ordering the sandwich or the steak. And to be honest, it is important to take a look at the prices and make sure that it fits your budget.

So when you take a look at the menu for our weight loss meal delivery service, what do you think of the prices? Do they seem just about right? Are you surprised at how much they cost, one direction or the other? Today we’re going to take a look at the question: Are weight loss meal prep services worth it, strictly from a monetary standpoint? Let’s find out.

It’s Cheaper Than Eating Out

It seems like it only took about a decade to go from the $5 lunch to the $14 lunch, didn’t it? While most value meals at fast-food places (not something we endorse) topped out at $5 not long ago, most lunches today that people actually want to eat start at $10, plus tip, plus maybe even a beer (because more and more counter services are offering beer).

Now let’s take a look at eating at a sit-down place for dinner. Even the cheapest chains are going to charge you $11 for a burger and fries. Want something protein-heavy like fajitas? $18 or more. Plus tip. Plus beer!

“But I’ve stopped eating out because it tends to be so unhealthy,” you might say. Fair enough, but if you don’t have something ready and waiting for you when you get home — like, say, a healthy meal delivered by our local meal prep — then it’s much more likely that you’ll break your promise to yourself and just pick up something. Sure, that something might be cheap or it might cost a lot, but it’s almost certainly going to be less healthy. 

So when you take a look at $8.50 meals on our fresh meals menu, those prices don’t look so bad. You’ll know that you have something to eat for every meal of the week, and in the end it’s certainly going to end up being a lot healthier...and probably save you money as well.

You’re Going To Like What We’re Cooking

You know, you could take a look at our diet meal delivery menu and think to yourself, “I can cook chicken and broccoli.” That’s probably true, but will you be cooking pineapple pepper chicken over cauliflower? Or roasted red pepper egg white bites with turkey sausage? Maybe you can, maybe you can’t. The real question is if you can create these meals and still keep them healthy and under 500 calories. 

That’s the rub, isn’t it? You might be a great cook, but the really tasty stuff will usually ruin your diet plan. So if you’re eating chicken and broccoli absolutely...every...day...then you’ll end up doing something really desperate to get taste back into your life. And that probably means eating out and spending more money.

It’s Cheaper Than Most Gourmet Meal Prep Services

Have you taken a look at some of the online meal prep services? Before we started our own, of course we checked out the competition. Do you know what we found? They’re hiding their prices. You can’t even get started checking out their plan unless you give them your email address or sign in with Facebook. They’re not exactly bragging about how much money they can save you, because they hope to get you far enough into the process that you’ll just go ahead and take advantage of their introductory offer before hitting you with the price of their surprisingly expensive meals.

Oh, and here’s one more thing about getting weight loss meals delivered to your door...you still have to cook! Our meals tend to be for those people who would rather spend their time exercising than cooking, so our meals require almost no prep time. We’re the meal prep service in Winston-Salem...we do the prep for you!

We’re Buying In Bulk

At Just 4 You Meals, we go through a lot of food during the week. We’re buying in bulk, which means we’re getting a good deal on the food we prepare. On top of that, we don’t have waitstaff to pay, or franchise fees to cough up, or a lot of other kinds of overhead that a typical restaurant has. We can pass the savings onto you and get you the meals your diet plans needs. 

You’re Not Grabbing Extra Stuff At The Grocery Store

As we discussed in our article “Why Local Meal Prep Beats Homemade Meals,” grocery stores are designed to get you to buy more. That’s probably not a surprise, but they’re also arranged to get you to eat the unhealthiest food (because that’s where the highest profit margin is). Take a look at the end caps next time you’re there; it probably potato chips, dips, and high-fat crackers. Sunchips? Not really as healthy as you want them to be.

We’re not saying you shouldn’t eat home-cooked meals, but every trip to the grocery store is just one more time when temptations are at an all-time high. This won’t just ruin your diet; it’s going to ruin your meal budget as well. After all, you don’t want to buy three big bags of potato chips and then realize that you can’t afford our BBQ chicken and green beans. Trust us, having your meals planned out by using a gourmet meal prep service in Winston-Salem is going to stop you from going to the grocery store so often. That’s going to save you considerable money by avoiding impulse purchases.

Can Weight Loss Meals Delivered Really Save You Money?

Are you considering getting weight loss meals delivered here in Winston-Salem? Just 4 You Meals delivers meals to homes and to prearranged drop-off points throughout the area, including Clemmons, Burlington, High Point, and Greensboro. We want to get people healthy, and providing them with healthy, low-calorie meals is a great start.

When you’re making your next budget, check out our collection of prepared meals. You’ll save time, avoid calories, and, as we’ve discussed in this article, might actually save money as well. We look forward to helping you reach your weight goals with our health healthy meal prep service!