I know this seems like an insanely easy question, but what type of business can I go to in order to get my meals planned out for me? Like, you know how you can go to a personal trainer and they create a personalized workout plan for you, and you just follow that plan all week or all month and then the next month they change the plan a little bit? What if I wanted something just like that, except for food? Someone to tell me what to eat and when to eat it (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks), for some period of time like a week or a month, based on my own level of physical activity and nutrition needs.
Sounds like a nutritionist or a dietitian, right? Well apparently that’s not correct. I’ve been to two nutritionists and one dietitian and while they all gave me a very nice overview of how to eat properly, none of them offer the service that I’m looking for (i.e. specific and detailed meal planning). I’m just not interested in a “teach me how to fish” thing right now. Just give me the fish and later on I’ll learn to do it on my own.
Furthermore, other dietitians and nutritionists that I’ve spoken with on the phone say they DO do meal planning on that level, but really only when it’s “medically necessary” and I have to be referred to them by a doctor. I’m not obese and I don’t have diabetes or serious food allergies or other special food needs, so apparently that means I don’t qualify for their services. I’m just a regular guy who is really bad about eating and would like a plan.
It seems to me like this shouldn’t be that hard to find, but it’s turning out to be impossible. Any ideas?