Meal Balance Review

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Meal Balance is a pre-packaged menu service that delivers 7 to 14 days of meals to the home of the dieter. There is a menu plan for breakfasts only, athletes and families, unlike other programs that focus on just the dieter. Taking a quick look at the available food options, the dieter can create simple meals with correctly proportioned sizes at home and save a bundle of cash. Pre-packaged meals from Meal Balance are overpriced and offer very few options.

List of Ingredients

Pre-packed meals for weight loss.

Product Features

The idea behind Meal Balance is the same as Jenny Craig and NutriSystem. The dieter orders food that is portioned correctly so they do not have to cook, count calories or think about the next meal. Instead, the dieter loses weight by eating from the prescribed plan of one breakfast, one lunch, one dinner and one snack per day.

A typical menu for the day could consist of one sausage patty for breakfast, one chicken tender and one serving of vegetables for lunch, two meatballs and one serving of vegetables for dinner and two small salami sticks for snack. There is nutritional information listed, but the results are astounding.

Depending on how the meats, vegetables, breakfast meals and snacks are combined, the dieter could eat fewer than 500 calories per day. That is a starvation diet that will result in health problems if continued for any length of time. In addition, the diet could create a famine type effect where any weight loss is quickly regained when the dieter can no longer take the starvation.

The one week plan retails for $114.00. Two weeks on the plan retails for $199.00. There is a one day plan offered for $15.00 for the dieter who wants to try out the food before deciding. Unfortunately, the dieter cannot choose the food for the trial. It is likely that the largest portions are sent to convince the dieter to order the entire two weeks of products. There is no mention of a money back guarantee.

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Advantages

  • All foods and nutritional information is listed on the official website.
  • Products are shipped next day air.
  • There are several choices for entrees and vegetables.

Disadvantages

  • The portion sizes are too small.
  • Total calorie intake could be less than 500 calories per day.
  • Dieters are only given two servings of vegetables per day.
  • There are no complex carbohydrates or grains on the diet.
  • Carbohydrates are low so this could be a low carb diet.

Conclusion

We are concerned that dieters out there will turn to a starvation diet like the one supported by Meal Balance. The food choices represent fewer calories, vitamins, nutrients, protein and carbohydrates than a person should consume daily. Weight loss will occur, but starvation and constant hunger may also be a problem.

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    Lisa

    I was on the Meal Balance plan for about 4 months and do not agree with your assessment of the plan. The meals on the plan are plentiful. The meat portions are 4-6 oz for lunch & dinner. You get eggs & meat for breakfast and you get frozen vegetables (at least 1 cups cooked) for both lunch & dinner. For snacks you have nuts, cheese, or meat sticks. The calories work out to about 1500-1800 per day. I was never hungry on the plan and found it easy to follow the principles while out to eat or on vacation.

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