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Prepared Meal Delivery Plan
Prepared Meal Delivery Plan
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10/15/10 9:16 AM
I love the Beachbody products and my primary workout tool is P90X. This is a demanding and tough workout and requires that you are giving your body the nutrition you need to meet and exceed your goals.

So, I'm suggesting that Beachbody add a Prepared Meal Delivery Plan to their product offering.

My husband and I recently signed up for a gourmet meal delivery plan that bases your meals off of calorie intake for the day which will help you towards your weight loss goals, but I WANT MORE.

BEACHBODY can do this better and more effectively to tie in with their workout plans.

- Allow customers to choose plans based on their workout routines and caloric demands of that workout
- provide professional nutritionist support to help customize plans
- Make fresh, gourmet meals based on all the great recipes they provide already, delivered weekly
- Tie in the meal supplements and recovery drinks
- Create FULL support for their members
- Complete the circle of all the great tools they offer for peak performance

allow people to:
- keep track of their meal plans
- track their weightloss / muscle building goals
- update their profile
- communicate with an assigned professional nutritionist
- mix / match various products to meet their dietary demands
- make notes of dietary needs (ie: gluten free, allergies, etc)

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RE: Prepared Meal Delivery Plan
10/15/10 10:12 AM as a reply to 007WorthIT.
While I think the ease of meal planning would be a plus to many, I'm not sure how healthy of meals you're going to get when you're talking about packaged meals. I think that's most the battle people face already, instant meals, which lack nutrition and are full of preservatives. I'm no expert, but I don't know if it's possible to package meals that can be shipped all over the place, have a ~1 week shelf-life, and are loaded with the nutrients our bodies need. You can do that with a shake, but you can't, or shouldn't, live on shakes alone.

I'm not disagreeing with your idea. In fact, my wife had talked about preparing meals for people in the local area who are doing the programs. They could then pick them up daily, or have them delivered. But that's on a local basis, and prepared daily, so freshness is not an issue. I think that is a great idea, and we may look into it eventually.

Some of your other ideas are already in place. You can keep track on your meal plan with the meal planner. You can track your weight and measurements in the Progress and Goals section.

In my opinion, nutrition makes up 75% of the results from the programs. And it's also the hardest part, because people do have to plan and prepare the meals, and doing this with our busy schedules in a challenge. So, your ideas are great, but I just don't know if it's feasible.
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RE: Prepared Meal Delivery Plan
10/15/10 1:10 PM as a reply to spydor.
I think it's doable because there are other businesses already doing it. The key is to have the meals designed by nutritionist and FREEZE them immediately - rather than put any added preservatives. Hey, if they can ship live lobsters, they can ship a frozen quality meal! emoticon
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RE: Prepared Meal Delivery Plan
10/15/10 1:20 PM as a reply to 007WorthIT.
Another thing to consider is cost. I think paying extra for good food is worth it. And paying for convenience is also worth it. But unfortunately, people want cheap and easy. I even have to draw the line on some things.

We've completely changed our diet over the past ~20 months. But there are some things we just can't do. While I'm not sold that organic is better in all cases, I don't think it's worse. But, I can't justify, or afford, paying 4x as much for a dozen eggs.

Healthy food typically cost more. But since you eat less, it balances out some. Add the cost of packing, freezing, shipping, and the price goes up. Sure, if they do it in bulk, they can get savings, but I'm not sure how much.

Then again, even if it cost more, people may not like the cost, but if it's convenient, some will do it. People subscribe to other meal services that aren't really that good.
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