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Recently I was sent a box of meals by Freshology. Like the Zone, Freshology is a diet delivery program that helps celebrities lose weight and eat healthy. I was given four days worth of packaged meals in containers that resembled airplane food. Although the food was made "fresh," I was disappointed. Iceberg lettuce? Soy chicken? Not the tastiest or most nutritious of ingredients, especially when they were packaged three days earlier. Still, the meal plan could be great for someone who doesn't like or have time to cook. What do you think? Would you want to try Freshology?

LondonR123 LondonR123 5 years
Love Yum Sugar!  Just came across this article dated 2008, and so surprised because I've used freshology fresh meals many times since 2009 until now, and had great experiences.  My friends do it now and love it.   The meals are tasty and fresh and made healthy foods.  No fillers or added hormones or anything like that.  I don't need to lose weight, I just like to freshen up now and then and yes, I'm to busy to do it myself sometimes.   It's better than the grab and go in the fresh section at whole foods to me.  Never got a headache and most meals on the fresh side don't have soy.   Love it!
MissesD MissesD 8 years
id eat it if it came vegan, much better for a busy lifestyle and someone who has a hard time getting all meals in a day and are healthy. i likes.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I was thinking that too, uptown_girl. :ponder:
uptown_girl uptown_girl 8 years
I love the fact that there are, what, four positive comments from people on this article? They all talk about how they lost xxlbs in xx weeks. Oh, and this is the ONLY story on any sugar site they've ever commented on.
orangek8 orangek8 8 years
The only reason that you would ever want to intentionally put grapes in the microwave is because they totally explode into little baby FIREBALLS and it is so awesome!!!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm not really a fan of meals like this so i would have to say that i'd pass on it. i think that it's a great concept for some people, yet not for me.
Fins-Up Fins-Up 8 years
It always amazes me how one negative comment or thought leads to more and more......soon everyone jumps in. I moved from LA to Redding a few months ago and when in LA, I had their service for quite awhile. Not only did I lose a lot of weight but I felt great! My skin was clear, I had energy, everything was super fresh and the convenience was worth every penny. It kept me out of the market and away from the sodium laced frozen food. The menu was never the same, which kept it exciting .....I never felt like I was on a diet. Since moving to Redding, I can't find anything that comes close to Freshology. I wish they would expand North. BTW......common sense would tell you to take the grapes or anything else that wasn't meant for the microwave out. But then again, maybe you leave the metal spoon in your coffee mug when heating coffee in a microwave. Fins Up to Freshology!
wackdoodle wackdoodle 8 years
Heck yeah! This is a great alternative to me packing my own healthy meals when I am not able to. I may actually sign my sister up for this service for the next year while she has chemotherapy because she may not be able to prepare her own nutritious balance healthy meals due to extreme fatigue and chemo-brain. How can something be packaged as fresh? It is it picked, cooked and put in suspended animation at its peak freshness then frozen or served. Asking how something can be fresh when its packaged is like when I asked my mom when I was little it the banana I was eating was fresh. She said yes but truth be told the banana was probably over 3 weeks old by the time I had gotten it at the store. Bananas and other traditional fruits are picked while green and unripe then, washed stored and transported all the while continuing to age and degrade until you buy it at the store. However my can of Libby peaches is actually fresher than the banana because the peach was picked when ripe, par cooked and package in suspended animation so that further degrading and nutrient loss does not occur.
tigerlily830 tigerlily830 8 years
I have several friends in Southern California who have done the Freshology home delivery program there and loved everything. I signed up as soon as they started their national program. I don't agree at all with this article - the meals that I have received (including the omelet in the picture and the grapes that came with the meal - of course I didn't microwave the grapes) were delicious. I haven't gotten headaches and everything tastes super fresh. I've lost 12 pounds in the past 4 weeks and am thrilled!
VeggieLove726 VeggieLove726 8 years
those grapes are NASTY!!
mondkind711 mondkind711 8 years
so...I don't think this looks to bad now, of course I think the grapes would look a lot nicer if you would not have nuked them, wouldn't they....just because it takes the thinking out of the meal doesn't mean that you shouldn't think at all.... Also, is this really iceberg lettuce, not a chef, but on the caesar salad it looks a lot like romaine to me....
WonderWoman11 WonderWoman11 8 years
I had a 4 boxes delivered from them and the food was really good! It was all gourmet and I had all my food ready to eat. I lost 10 lbs in 2 weeks already! I don't have to shop, prepare, cook or clean! I threw the lunch and dessert in my bag when I went to work and I had dinner ready to heat up when I got home. They also send you water in every box! Your pictures did not do it justice because the food really looks great. They have some new process that keeps the food fresh until i am ready to eat it.
foodie1978 foodie1978 8 years
I've actually received their food, in Los Angeles and in NY and both were extremely fresh. My grapes never looked like that - ever. Isn't it common sense that you don't put grapes in the microwave? I have tried the Jenny Craig and Lean Cuisine methods, but both were loaded with salt and made me really bloated and gross and my skin totally broke out!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No, the food looks stale and unappetizing. I question how healthy it is. Processed soy chicken?? I rather have fresh, steamed soy beans or steamed chicken breast. I would pass on this food.
digibron digibron 8 years
That looks entirely unappetising!
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I wouldn't label anything that was packaged 3 days ago "fresh." The grape thing is really strange, too.
chiefdishwasher chiefdishwasher 8 years
There was a time in America, muchos anos pasados, when there was only one lettuce...Iceberg. Only lettuce in the store. Do any frsher meals include bacon wrapped hot dogs?
futonfighter futonfighter 8 years
I think you can make fresher meals yourself with more interesting (and tastier) ingredients. It would probably cost less too.
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
Erm.... that's a big no from me. they don't look to pleasing. if i can't cook my own food then i'm going to at least have healthy food like fresh fruits and at the most maybe some lean cusine or healthy choice tv dinners in the freezer.
NdHebert NdHebert 8 years
No Way. If I wanted ice berg lettuce and already cooked soy chicken, I could get THAT fresh at the store instead of packaged. SHoot you can even get groceries delivered to you. Why would a celebrity eat this everyday when you could hire a personal chef to make real fresh food everyday?
cvandoorn cvandoorn 8 years
Those grapes look dehydrated and is that an omelet on top of zucchini? Yuck! Soy chicken? No thanks!
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
If I was going to eat bland, prepackaged food to lose weight, I think I'd just save myself a few bucks and go on the Lean Cuisine diet :) My fiance's lost about fifteen pounds so far doing that.
texgirl texgirl 8 years
Absolutely NOT. This, unfortunately looks awful. Nothing in here appears to be fresh, those grapes might be the most disgusting thing. I don't understand how people think that this is a better option than making your own meals!
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