• How to Lose Weight with Blue Apron - 7 reasons

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    Hi everyone it's your girl Camille from http://www.thighgaphack.com. I am an author and a blogger and I've written the books The Thigh Gap Hack, as well as Bye-Bye Thunder Thighs, How to Lose Water Weight, The Easy Diet, and Big Fat Lies Skinny Women Tell.

    And today I am here to talk to you about blue Apron. I got my blue apron box but i am not going to be cooking up a meal for you like so many others that you can see on the internet

    I am going to be unboxing it to kind of show you what to expect when you receive your blue apron box, and why I would recommend getting a blue apron box if you are trying to lose weight if you are trying to be healthy

    Basically blue apron gives you the option of getting a box for 2 or a family box and you get 3 meals per person for the box of 2. And it comes in this really big bag here filled with fresh produce, vegetables, everything.

    And it 's really important for me to just point out that you might not recognize these ingredients. For example I didn't know what Freekah was until I got my first box, so you are being exposed to a lot of new things that will probably - if you like them - remain in your diet moving forward which is super, super important.

    Now, as you can see here I have a variety of fresh ingredients. i have an eggplant and a lot of these thins i've never seen before like a purple pepper. And I have green beans. And you know what's really cool is that they put the name of the ingredient on the actual package.

    And the most important thing about blue apron is that you get these recipe cards so that you can see exactly what you need to do to make your gourmet meal - make it look really impressive. You just follow the directions.

    The primary reason that I think Blue Apron is a really good idea for losing weight is these little things right here. If you're looking for them they normally come in the brown paper bag that has the knick knacks for each meal. And this thing is the nutritional facts card for each meal.

    So for example, for cod and cous cous the calorie content is 500 calories as packed, 640 calories as prepared. So if you follow the instructions to a tee, you will be consuming 640 calories.

    And while I think it's great that they tell you the nutritional information - if you're like me and you like to kind of have the exact quantities, you can always use your food scale to weigh out the raw ingredients. You'll know how much in totality is there, you can calculate it yourself. Just to double check if you're into that you can do that. But if you don't want to do that it is quite handy to have this card here.

    Other meal package delivery companies like plated, green chef, sun basket, and purple carrot only includes the calorie information. It doesn't give you the full nutritional values or breakdown, which is very vague. Then you have chef'd and peach dish which provides the full nutritional facts, but these services tend to be a lot more expensive.

    Obviously, if you're cooking at home you're not eating out. So you're cooking your own food and you know exactly what' going into the pot, what going in to your belly. The problem when you eat out a lot is you just don't know how many calories you're consuming.

    Chefs, they are notorious, for filling their meals with butter, oil, sauce, cheese - like all the really tasty fatty things that'll make you keep coming back for more. So when you're eating at home you're only consuming what you're putting in, there's nothing that's being snuck into your dish that you don't know about and that's an awesome way to stick to your calorie count.

    It just takes away a lot of the, not anxiety, but just a lot of the decision making. When it comes to dieting and losing weight you think a lot about food and you really don't want to do that. And this just takes that away. You can just know that you have - you know what you're going to eat. You don't have to make all these decisions. You don't have to look at a 20 item menu when you go out to eat, or you look in your fridge and try to decide what you're going to cook and you can't figure it out so you just reach for a bag of chips or something like that.

    So this really just takes away the thought. And you have a healthy meal, and it's tasty, it's filling, if you're by yourself you're going to get 6 meals so you get the most bang for you buck. You only have to eat out once a week or you can freeze some of the leftover if you have a lot of events to go to you and you don't want to be at home the entire week eating. Or you can have people over and dine with them.

    Another thing is they have a really large variety of selection. They usually have meat dishes like red meat, white meat, and fish, a pasta dish, a seafood dish, and vegetarian. Show less
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