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Nutrition Accountability at the Office

Do you work in an office? Do you make phone calls most of your day? Maybe you are on the computer 90% of your day. Heck, maybe all 3. Are you a “bored eater?” Or maybe you just like to snack. Is there a vending machine near your office or in the building? Its convenient, right?

Convenience isn’t always the best. It IS the best when you planned and prepared your “convenient food.” Yes, its easy to go to the vending machine or store foods in your desk that have a shelf life of 6 months because of all of the added preservatives. (PS did you know theres a Twinkie thats been in the same wrapper for 100 years and hasn’t deteriorated?) Its true. Think of that every time you think of those snacks with a shelf life or desk life of eternity.

Whats the answer to bored eating, snacking, and your snack drawer? Choose healthier snacks, thats it. Theres no magical answer.

Heres a list of 20 snack options with little to no calories, but also are not filled with artificial sugars, etc

  1. Watermelon
  2. Cucumber
  3. Celery
  4. Radishes
  5. Sugar snap peas
  6. Grape or cherry tomatoes
  7. Cauliflower
  8. Berries (natural sugars)
  9. Popcorn
  10. Kale
  11. Apples
  12. Apricots
  13. Broccoli
  14. Watercress
  15. Grapefruit
  16. Green beans
  17. Leeks
  18. Lemons
  19. Lettuce
  20. Rutabaga

Be sure and stay away from that Halloween candy!

-Accountability Addict

Meal Prep Services=No Excuses

Meal prep services are becoming even more common in today’s world as we all seek more convenience in our daily lives. There are several different options when it comes to these services being offered in different cities.

Some services offer all packaged ingredients raw and delivered for you to cook while others show up fully cooked and you pop them in the oven or microwave. You have those that are offered as family size meals and those that are pre packaged individual meals. As we look at cost you should remember we are paying for fresh ingredients and convenience.

Hello Fresh-You pick from about 15 different meals and get a box weekly shipped to you with fresh ingredients to cook. Servings start out at $6.99. (From our experience single servings can be quite small.) They offer a discount code on your first order.

https://www.hellofresh.com

HomeChef– They offer about 16 different meals to choose from. You also get a box weekly shipped to you with all meal ingredients to cook, but their servings start out at about $7.99. They too also offer a voucher code for a discount on your first order.

https://www.homechef.com

Refuel (DFW Local)– They offer about 33 different lunch, dinner, and snack options starting at $9.50 for standard portions also offering bigger portions. 9 different breakfast options are offered all at $6.50. All options are fully cooked and you heat them up in the microwave from 1-3 minutes. *All meals have macro information on them.

They are a little different in the sense that you order online or in store and pickup in store at one of their 6 pickup locations, only available in Dallas/Fort Worth area. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks on their menu. They also sometimes run specials as well.

https://reful.co

Icon Meals– They offer 18 lunch and dinner meals starting at $7.00 and only 3 breakfast options starting at $7.00. They do also offer various snacks, meals family style, and A’Lacarte sides. Gluten free menu also available. All options are fully cooked and you heat them up in the microwave from 1-3 minutes. *All meals have macro information on them.

You can order online and they ship them to you in the US only or you can pick them up locally in the DFW area.

https://iconmeals.com

Bite Meals- They offer 32 lunch, dinner, and dessert options. They also offer 4 breakfast options. Their pricing is based on your number of meals per week. If you choose their most expensive plan at 16 meals per week it is $8.75 per meal or $140 per week. Their least expensive is 4 meals per week at $12 per meal or $48 per week. They have 2 other options in between as well. *All meals have macro information on them.

With Bite Meals you order online and your meals are shipped to you anywhere. A downfall to some may be that the plan you choose is ongoing until you cancel. All options are fully cooked to be reheated as well.

https://www.bitemeals.com

New Vision Meals – They offer 40 lunch, dinner, and snack options starting at $8.95. They also offer 8 breakfast options starting at $7.95. These meals are fully cooked, frozen, and need to stay frozen until you microwave them. *All meals have macro information on them.

You order your meals online and they are shipped to you frozen in insulated coolers so they stay cold.

https://www.newvisionbody.com

Dallas Prep Kitchen (DFW Local)- They offer all of your proteins (10), carbs (6), and vegetables (5) in bulk. They all come in 24oz containers. Most men can get 3-4 meals from 1 container and women 4-6 meals. Proteins start at $20, carbs at $8.00, and vegetables at $9.00. *All containers have macro information on them per serving.

You order your meals online and pickup at 1 of their 20 locations in the DFW area.

http://www.dallasprepkitchen.com

Comment below and let us know if you have any questions or refer to each of their websites listed above!

-Accountability Addict

The Ugly Truth About Accountability

Holding yourself accountable isn’t always ideal or fun. There will be days that you would rather not go to the gym or choose your favorite dessert over eating chicken and vegetables. These moments are when you must dig down deep and remind yourself of your goals.

Accountability is exactly that, holding yourself accountable during the times you lack motivation to make the choices you know to be the correct ones. Especially with the holidays around the corner like halloween when the candy is flowing freely and excessively in most homes. Having an accountability partner at this exact time could do wonders for you.

So when we talk about the ugly truth, it is the reflection of “accountability” itself. This is when having goals set and action plans in place are the most important. Constant reminders of these things may also be necessary to keep you on track. Having an accountability partner to talk/text during these struggles can also help get you through such times. Remember to look at the bigger picture and not just right now.

So basically, eat the fun size snickers, find an accountability partner, and add in a little extra cardio this month ( ;

-Accountability Addict