Snap Kitchen: How It Works
Some of you have been asking about my progress on the Snap Kitchen program. I am weighing myself once a week, and I lost about two pounds in the first two weeks. Also, my energy level is higher than it’s been in months!
Others are curious about how the program works. Basically, its a 21-Day program where you buy all of your meals — five small meals a day — from Snap Kitchen. For most women, the price breaks down to about $40 a day according to my rough calculations. To begin, you meet with one of Snap’s Registered Dietitians for a consultation to discuss an individual plan that takes into accounts any dietary needs, likes and dislikes. The cost of the consultation ($40) is free with full payment of your meal plan (around $600 for a woman my size trying to lose weight).
Every three days, I call one of the Snap Kitchen stores – there are two in Austin — tell them my name and any substitutions I’d like to make, and swing by to pick up my three individually labeled bags. It’s an awesome feeling to know that I won’t have to plan or think about what I’m going to eat over the next few days. Such a luxury.
This past weekend, Adam and I were in Houston visiting family, and I needed to pick up my meals on Sunday. We decided to check out the only non-Austin location of Snap Kitchen, on Kirby in Houston. It was a last-minute stop so I didn’t have time to call ahead and ask the folks to prepare my meals, so we gathered the containers together. Here’s a photo of what almost three days of food looks like:
And if waste makes you crazy (like it does me), you’ll like that the Snap Kitchen containers are completely reusable. I’ve kept mine, because I’m kind of a tupperware junkie, but Snap will recycle them as well. You can read more about Snap’s commitment to green living here.
As I look ahead to my last three days of Snap Kitchen feeding me (note: they compensated me for about 2/3 of the cost of the program in exchange for writing about my experience with the program), I know the real test will begin when I’m back to my own devices. I’ll share more about what I’ve learned and which habits I hope will stick in my final post, coming sometime in the next week.
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