The Spruce Eats – keto friendly meal delivery services for 2020 reviewed

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Going keto is confusing for some. It doesn’t have to be any harder than starting with reducing your intake of carbohydrates. But, if you don’t know where to start there is an article on The Spruce Eats where they review 9 keto meal delivery services that could get you started right away without the guesswork.

I haven’t tried any of the services mentioned but I’ve been living this way for a long time so it’s second nature. They give you the ins and outs and what each service might set you back. Check it out!

It seems every day there’s a new meal delivery company hitting the marketplace, many of which cater to special diets like paleo and low-carb. Since they take the guesswork, as well as the prep work, out of cooking, they’re a boon to anyone trying to eat healthy.

We searched for companies that truly cater to the needs of keto dieters when coming up with this list. We also prioritized those that build their meals on high-quality ingredients. And nobody wants to be frustrated by the ordering process, so we looked for companies with easy-to-navigate websites that are transparent about their pricing, plans, packaging, and shipping. For instance, we chose offerings for one-time orders (Paleo On The Go), as well as subscription options (Snap Kitchen, Fresh N’ Lean, Factor).

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Keto Meal Delivery Services?

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There’s a meal delivery service for everything now. I ran across this story in US News and World Report that talks about how difficult it is to follow the Keto Diet. And also provides a little misinformation.

“The classic keto diet is a high fat, adequate protein, low carbohydrate diet designed to produce ketosis through mimicking the metabolic changes of starvation,” says Cathy Leman, a registered dietitian nutritionist and founder of Dam. Mad. About Breast Cancer, a nutritional consulting firm aimed at helping breast cancer patients and survivors.

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I don’t think ketosis is considered mimicking metabolic starvation anymore. From what I’ve been reading ketosis is more and more being considered what our natural metabolic state is supposed to be. We fall out of ketosis by eating things that overload our systems with glucose which our body then fights off by producing insulin in order to get rid of the excess we’re not using to store it as fat. Consuming a “recommended” diet keeps our system filled with glucose and keeps the insulin pumping which then continues the storage of fat. Consuming a keto diet reduces the amount of insulin in the system which then stops the storage of fat and encourages our bodies to burn the fuel we already have either in our bloodstream or in our fat stores.

The article then goes into some services that will send you meal kits. You don’t need this or any other meal service. If you have a computer or a smartphone you have all the tools you need to learn about the Keto Diet and how to implement it for yourself. And if you don’t know how to cook YouTube is a fantastic resource to learn just about anything you need to know about basic cooking techniques.

You’ll get far more knowledge and save a lot of money by just buying your own food and learning on your own how to prepare it.

Here’s a great web site to get you started if you have absolutely no idea where to start. www.dietdoctor.com. You’ll find all the information you need as well as recipes to get you started. Instagram is a great place to find people who have put out keto cookbooks. You’ll get far more mileage out of a good cookbook than prepared meal kits. It’s not that you can’t learn from a meal kit service it’s that you don’t need them to learn.