GenPink Picks: My Fit Foods
I’ve heard the buzz about My Fit Foods for a while, and I drive past one of the locations in the Dallas suburbs frequently. This new store caught my attention especially since I’m continuing my resolution to get fit. I was invited to try out the three-day challenge and said yes without any hesitation.
The three-day challenge, a beginner’s step to the 21-day challenge, introduced me to nutritional values sought for consumers by My Fit Foods. Before I started the challenge, I met with a nutrition coach to get background information on this program and establish my goals (to lose a few pounds and eat healthier throughout each week). My Fit Foods seeks to detox your body and help get your body back to a natural state. The company asks consumers to eat five small meals a day. The coach helped me choose foods fit for my lifestyle and taste.
All of the meals are natural, include no preservatives or additives and prepared fresh. Upon walking in a My Fit Foods store, you’ll notice a refrigerator along the back side of the wall. The food is organized by breakfast, lunch and dinner. The calories, ingredients, and microwave instructions are clearly labeled on each meal box. There is no membership fee to join My Fit Foods. You can simply walk in, grab some meals and either take them home or eat it in the store.
Most ladies will buy the small-portioned meals (around 1,300 calories daily), unless you’re a guy or an athlete. The bigger the meal, the pricier it gets. All of the meals I tried were considered small, and I enjoyed the majority of them. I’m a picky eater, so, for example, I didn’t eat half the noodles on the Chicken Parmesan plate. However, the chicken itself tasted delicious with the additions of mushroom pieces and tomato sauce all over it. Also, I felt like the Buffalo Chicken Salad, a flavorful meal, didn’t have enough chicken bites as I would like it to have. I honestly prefer more protein on my plates than anything else to give me that full feeling.
My Fit Foods offers an array of protein plates, so you’ll have many tasty options to choose from when it comes to lunches and dinners (fish, shrimp, turkey, beef, chicken, pork). I recommend trying the salmon if you like fish and the Greek Goddess Salad with chicken. 98% of the meals are gluten-free, and there are a handful of spicy meals if that’s your preference. The company does a good job appealing their meals to many different audiences.
The Oat Bake bowl was a tasty oatmeal breakfast option with chopped strawberries. If you think oatmeal is boring, try this meal! It’ll change your opinion almost definitely. My favorite snack was the Healthy Hummus Bowl. This mid-day meal consisted of a mix of veggies, grilled chicken stripes and a small cup of Hummus, though I would’ve enjoyed a bigger cup. (So this is what portion control feels like…). It was hard at first to get into the routine of eating only what was on my plates each day, but on the third day, I found myself getting accustomed to the challenge.
The toughest challenge for me was giving up coffee during those three days. I’ve worked in the PR and marketing industry for a couple of years and got hooked on drinking coffee every morning to help kick-start my day. My Fit Foods recommends drinking no coffee, alcohol or sodas if you’re participating in the challenges. Instead, I was allowed to drink water (a LOT of it), green tea and the My Fit Cocktail. The cocktail flavor was a mix of cranberry juice, freshly squeezed lemons, cherry-flavored B12, and a dash of apple cider vinegar. It didn’t taste like a grainy drink you’d buy at the gym. I made this drink once a day during the three-day challenge because I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was also supposed to drink 80+ ounces of water a day, which is a challenge alone. The water and the cocktail help cleanse the body, especially the liver.
Overall, if you’re looking to make a serious nutritional change to your lifestyle, I’d suggest trying out My Fit Foods. It seems worth the investment for the 21-day plan (near $600 for women) since you won’t be buying many groceries for three weeks. The consumers should also not forget to exercise a few days a week as well. My Fit Foods helped me control my eating portions, and the food and drinks provided a sense of energy during my challenge days.
Currently, you can find My Fit Foods locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Idaho and California.
(Disclaimer: I was provided the three-day challenge at My Fit Foods at no cost. I was not paid to write this review. My article reflects my honest opinions about the company’s nutritional programs.)February 19, 2013 in diet, dieting, fitness, Food & Drinks, gym, health, my fit foods, review