About a month ago my wife and I experienced the Perfect Week through Eat Fit Go. We are working hard to keep off the fat, and burn more, and wanted to try Eat Fit Go’s Perfect Week deal in order to help us reach our goals. My wife, our children, and I already love Eat Fit Go’s pre-prepared healthy meals, and it seemed like a cool idea to give it a shot.
What is Eat Fit Go
Eat Fit Go is a health food store that sells healthy pre-packaged meals and snacks for adults and kids. It’s kind of a restaurant – you can heat up your meal and sit down to eat it in their store locations if you’d like. But the Eat Fit Go locations are classified as food stores, like a Baker’s/Kroger’s, Food Lion, or Publix.
Eat Fit Go isn’t everywhere. As this map from their site shows they’re mostly in the Mid-West. Of course, there’s a strong concentration here in God’s Country (Nebraska).
That said, if you are interested in opening one of these great stores, there is franchising information on their website.
The Perfect Week is 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 snacks, and 5 protein bars for one low price.
For small meals it’s $149 for everything, while large meals brings the cost up to $169.
For my wife and I we paid $318 for five days of food for the both of us (smalls for her, larges for me).
The people in the store we go to (in West Omaha) are always very professional and knowledgeable. They were able to give us all the information we needed. When we did start picking out meals and snacks, one employee stood with us and helped us the whole time. We were in and out in less than 30min – part of that 30min was due to us having to corral our children, and had nothing to do with the Eat Fit Go personnel.
The meals themselves were delicious. Their two new offerings, Meatball Zoodles and Steak or Chicken Cauli bowls, are definitely my new favorites.
I actually ended up eating more calories than I’m used to. Without consuming alcohol or sweets this week, I lost about 2lbs (from 213lbs to 211lbs) in spite of the increased caloric intake.
I am usually a huge proponent of cooking for oneself. It’s generally (not always) healthier, and it’s definitely cheaper. I can make meals for 1/10 the cost of something I’d buy at a restaurant, or even a pre-made meal. I also thoroughly enjoy cooking, especially bigger meals. I really enjoy meal prep on Sundays, too – it’s almost therapeutic.
That said, not having to cook for my wife and myself for a week was nice. We could throw something together for the kids that would take 15-20min, and then all we would need to do is warm our Eat Fit Go meals in the microwave. 2min of cool down and we were ready to eat. We’ve also been doing a lot fewer dishes this week.
The protein bars are all RXBARs. Just basic ingredients and no B.S. and they are delicious. My favorites are the chocolate peanut butter and the chocolate sea salt.
What I Would Have Done Differently
Our Perfect Week was close to perfect. There were some things I would have done differently.
First, I am an endomorph, and carbs hold onto me and take weeks or months of healthy eating and training to let go. Doing this again I would have picked meals that were super high protein while being super low carbs, like the “Look Good Naked Chicken”, and more Cauli bowls. I did lose some weight during this week, but not what I had shot for.
Which goes to my next point. I would have waited until the Eat Fit Go location we were at had restocked on Sunday, rather than grabbing everything the Friday before we started. This limited our options a bit, and some of the meals I wanted had been sold out, and I felt a bit rushed to “grab and go”. Next time I’ll take a step back, see what they have available first, then decide to get my Perfect Week then or not.
Our experience with Eat Fit Go’s Perfect Week deal was really good, and we enjoyed the delicious prepared meals (as well as not having to do quite so many dishes). While this isn’t an every month thing (maybe every other month?), the Perfect Week is a nice healthy break every once in a while.
Have you tried Eat Fit Go’s Perfect Week? Or any of their snacks and meals? What are your thoughts?
Until next time. . .
American Sniper Workout from T-Nation (modified).
Tuesday A.M. (7:13 A.M.)
Barbell Bench Press 3x 6, 6, 5 (245, 265, 275)
Face Pull 3x 15, 15, 15 (120, 140, 150)
Dumbbell Fly/Squeeze Press Combo 4x 8, 8, 8, 8 (35, 40, 45, 50)
T-Bar Row 4x 8, 8, 8, 8 (225, 270, 295, 295)
Tuesday P.M. (12:15 P.M.)
Cuban Press 3x 12, 12, 12 (25, 20, 20)
Seated Dumbbell Curl 3x 12, 12, 12 (45, 40, 40)
Cable Rear Delt Fly 3x 15, 15, 15 (20, 20, 20)
One Arm Incline Lateral Raise 3x 10, 10, 10 (15, 20, 20)
Seated One-Arm Dumbbell Palms Up Wrist Curl 3x 10, 10, 10 (35, 35, 35)
Seated One-Arm Dumbbell Palms Down Wrist Curl 3x 10, 10, 10 (30, 25, 25)
Push-Ups 3x 50, 45, 45
Plate Twist 3x 20, 20, 20 (25, 25, 25)
Jackknife Sit-Up 3x 10, 10, 10 (25, 25, 25)
After Work (3:40 P.M.)
3.2 Mile Run; 5min warm-up, 45sec sprints/1min jog, 9min cool down
I’m smoked after a 3-a-day today. But felt good to hit the treadmill and force myself to go faster than I can just running outside.
Chest day all over again.
Bench Press 5x 25, 12, 7, 5, 4 (135, 185, 225, 245, 245)
Incline Bench Press 4x 12, 12, 9, 8 (155, 165, 185, 185)
Dumbbell Flys 4x 15, 13, 12, 12 (45, 45, 45, 45)
Bent-Arm Pullover 4x 15, 15, 15, 15 (50, 50, 50, 50)
Slowly recovering strength in my chest. Gotta take the long-term view of my goals instead of the short term. Build a little more every week.
It was back day today.
11:50AM – My lunch break at work
25min run; 1/2mile warm-up, 2miles intermittent sprints (roughly 30/60s), 1/2mile cool down.
5PM-ish – After work and giving my wife some sugar
Deadlift 5x 12, 12, 10, 6, 7 (135, 225, 315, 365, 365)
Weighted Pullups 4x 10, 8, 8, 7 (45, 45, 45, 45)
Bent-Over Barbell Row 4x 12, 12, 12, 12 (225, 225, 225, 225)
Bent-Over One-Arm Long Bar Row 3x 10, 10, 10 (135, 160, 160)
I am dead. My run on my lunch break was my first run in about three weeks. I am finally over that chest cold and now I’m suffering to get back into shape.
Behind the Neck Barbell Shoulder Press 4x 10, 6, 8, 7 (135, 155, 145, 145)
Bradford Press 4x 10, 10, 8, 10 (95, 95, 95, 95)
Dumbbell Should Press 3x 10, 10, 9 (60, 60, 60)
Dumbbell Shrugs 3x 10, 12, 12 (100, 100, 100)
Dumbbell Lateral Raises (drop sets) 2x 12/10/10, 12/10/10 (35/30/25, 35/30/25)
Dumbbell Upright Rows 3x 10, 12, 12 (50, 50, 50)
Great Shoulder Day to wrap up the week.
CT Fletcher’s Armed warfare (light), modified to accomodate the equipment I have in my home gym.
Barbell Bicep Curls 10×10 (95)
Barbell Overhead Tricep Ext. 10×10 (95)
One-Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curls (per arm) 2x 20, 20 (35, 35)
Skullcrushers 4x 20, 19, 18, 15 (75, 75, 75, 75)
Incline Inner Bicep Curl 2x 15, 15 (35, 35)
Lying One-Arm Tricep Ext 2x 20, 20 (25, 25)
Lying One-Arm Cross Body Tricep Ext 2x 10, 10 (25, 25)
Neutral Grip Pullup x10
It was leg day yesterday.
Squats 5x 15, 15, 12, 8, 5 (135, 185, 225, 245, 275)
Single-Leg Squats (per leg) 3x 10, 10, 10 (95, 95, 95)
Straight-Leg Deadlift 3x 10, 10, 10 (225, 225, 225)
Standing Barbell Calf Raises 3x 10, 10, 10 (225, 225, 225)
Have lost some strength ib my legs. 275 used to be perfect for 3 sets of 9-10. Finally over that chest cold and can focus on getting big again.