Sep 29, 2010

Organic Healthy Meals Delivered to Your Door

"Organic" seems to be the theme of my posts today, and I have found another great source for completely organic diet meals delivered to your door. As you know, I have tried NutriSystem a couple of times now, and though I have lost weight with the program, the foods are not all that a person who loves organic food would want them to be.

And what about the person who needs to avoid gluten? Watch the labels on the prepared foods for some of the popular weight loss programs, as many products contain gluten not only because it is naturally occurring in the food, but it is ADDED to some foods. You can visit the link to find samples of gluten free meals offered at the site I've been looking at today. 
Updated 3/25/16

The thing that attracted me the most was the idea of having healthy meals delivered each Friday, weekly, and the prices start at about $8 and change per meal. What a wonderful and  reasonable luxury...having someone else prepare your healthy organic meals for you.  It's also a great way to lose weight for the person on the go who doesn't have time to cook healthy meals for themselves.

Sep 26, 2010

New Place for Shopping Ethnic Foods Online

Our local food store allows you to order your food online, and have it delivered for a fee, and for a bit more money, they will come to the house and deliver it for you...but now I have been introduced to a site that has lower flat rate shipping than what I am paying to pick up my groceries, and free shipping in the US if the order is over $75...and who of us spends less than that in a week? 

Of course, I don't see some of the perishables that we are used to, but the site makes up for it by having some of the harder-to-find foods that I've been looking for in our super market, international foods from places like Indonesia, Japan, China, Asia India and more. And it also has the everyday American foods we are accustomed too as well. There are thousands of foods, and they claim that the selection is growing daily. I'm going to be taking an even closer look at this site after I'm finished typing this, maybe you are interested in doing some online grocery shopping too, if so, let's take a look together!

This is great not only for the working person, but for those who for physical reasons cannot get out easily and shop, or those who live in cities and do not drive but use mass transit to get around, or just because, like myself, you like to shop online.  They even ship internationally.

Whether you chose to use the link above, or browse or search below, shopping for foods online is a great way to fill your pantry. 

Sep 23, 2010

Routine Medical Exams: Are You Up to Date?

I'm on a "mission" of sorts to get my medical tests and exams finished before the end of the year, and the start of Fall means we are in the last quarter. I am insured under my husband's insurance policy, pretty close to reaching the deductible for the year, so it seems wise to get all the tests suggested by my doctor finished before we start a new year, and new deductible due. I am in my late 50's...hard to believe, but it's true, and before 2010 is over, making sure I get my:

  • Routine Physical - done
  • Skin cancer screening - done
  • Mammogram - done
  • Gynecological - this week
  • Colonoscopy (least favorite test...prep "stinks" but the procedure is easy) - date set for early next month - had polyp the last time so have to have one every 3 years until none show, then can wait the usual 5 years.
  • "Bonus" test - Echo Cardiogram - I think that's what it's called - an ultrasound of the heart to check on possible mitral-valve prolapse, and general "look-around" in abdomen while they're at it.
That should do it for this year, barring the unexpected.  It's important as years go by to make sure you keep up with your physicals and the extra tests needed, I used to avoid them, but it's always worth it when something is found that will prevent you from future health issues...or when something is found early enough to cure. 

Updated 3/22/16