Delivered diets: Weight loss tool, wellness alternative

MANILA, Philippines – The age of being fit has finally come upon us. These days, being health-conscious is in. It seems that running, eating healthy, and even going green are not just fads anymore – these activities are becoming more of a lifestyle.

Along with the popularity of fitness came businesses that cater especially to the weight- and health-conscious. Specialty groceries offering organic food, healthy-eating restaurants, more fitness supply stores, and even diet delivery services have started popping up everywhere. 

Food on your doorstep

Going on a diet is never easy. Counting calories per meal can actually take a lot of effort. However, these days, there are people who make a living out of providing meals that promise to help you lose weight by lowering your calorie-intake. (READ: 5 ways to lose holiday weight)

Almost all of these diet delivery services offer food sticking to a strict calorie count. Some even follow famous diet programs like the Atkins or South Beach diets. Those thinking of going on a juice cleanse both for weight loss and wellness reasons don't even have to juice their own fruits. These days, those opting for a healthier food and drink experience only need to fill out order forms on the Internet or pick up the phone.  

We rounded up some famous "delivered diet" services in the Metro to see what they have to offer consumers.

Some who have tried delivered diets swear by its effectiveness while some say that not feeling full is a problem, prompting the purchase of more (often unhealthy) food to compensate.

Juice cleanses are said to have the power to give your digestive system a break from all the work it does digesting unhealthy food everyday. People who are more used to high-calorie intake might find delivered diets with controlled calorie-counts and small portions weakening and sticking to it may actually be hard.

Did you ever try a juice cleanse or a delivered diet? Let us know how it worked for you in the comments section below. –

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The secret to losing weight is to maintain a healthy mind and body. So change your lifestyle by starting with your diet. Make healthier choices with the best deals on food and groceries here.