Equalution has been a lifesaver.
Sep 06, 2021 10:37am
In fact, eating is one of the few joys we have left. And (if like me), you find that planning out your food for the week helps keep your life in order, then a meal plan program could be perfect for you. Given there’s quite a few on the market these days, you might be wondering which ones are really worth it.
So, do I think it’s worth it? And what are all the pros and cons? Below, everything you need to know about the Equalution program from someone who’s done it twice.
When it comes to having a point of difference, Equalution are very unique compared to other programs out there. They’ve honestly revolutionised the meal plan game, showing people that it’s possible to achieve the results they want without sobbing over a sad, lettuce lunch. The first time I signed up, I actually struggled to eat all of the food in my plan over the first few days. That was when I realised I’d been seriously under-eating (which is probably why I wasn’t achieving the results I wanted). At the end of the 8 weeks I had a noticeably perkier bum and defined ab lines, not to mention the renewed sense of mental clarity and physical energy which was arguably better than the physical results.
The most obvious pro of this program is that it takes all the guesswork out of what to eat every day. Each meal is specifically designed around your personal macros and fitness goals, so it’s not a case of being thrown a generic meal plan that might work for some people and not for others – it’s tailored to you from start to finish. I always found the concept of macros intriguing, but every time I tried to calculate or track my own, I gave up within a few days (so if you’re the same, Equalution could be great for you).
Equalution has their own app as well, which is incredibly straightforward and easy to use. Here, you can chat to the team, track your food and create grocery lists, so it’s like one big, helpful hub.
The other thing I love is how delicious and simple all the meals are. Equalution has really shown me that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring, and that you can still lose weight and build muscle by eating dessert every night. I’m not talking about a scoop of sorbet, either. I’m talking about apple crumble and mars bar ice cream kinds of desserts (I’m not drooling, you are).
While the cons are massively outweighed by the pros, it’s worth mentioning that there could be a few small barriers, the first being price. Signing up to any ongoing meal plan service can feel like a costly commitment, but it’s important to remember what you’re getting for your money. Equalution starts at $59.90 a week with a minimum subscription of 8 weeks, but the longer you sign up for, the more cost effective it becomes. Again, you aren’t just paying for the plans, you’re paying for a full-scale service. When you sign up, you’re getting weekly check ins, weigh-ins and ongoing access to the team (should you have any questions along the way). I’ve always found the team to be incredibly helpful and super quick to respond, so I’ve never had any issues and always felt very supported. It’s like having a very friendly, knowledgeable little pal in your pocket.
The other minor con is that some things can be a little tricky to track down at the supermarket (like the odd protein bar). That being said, if you can’t find them at Woolworths you can usually find them in Coles or another similar store. And, if the worst comes to worst, you can just message the team and they’ll swap it out for something else.
All in all, (if you can’t tell), I’m a huge Equalution fan. It’s an incredible, all-inclusive service that’ll transform your relationship with food. It’ll show you how much you can genuinely enjoy food without obsessing over it, and you’ll never feel like you’re missing out, which is one of the biggest concerns people have when signing up to meal programs. The benefits I’ve seen mentally, emotionally and physically have kept me coming back for more, and I haven’t found any other meal planning app to be comparable. Equalution has changed the way I feel about food for the better and I no longer feel restricted or scared to eat the things I want (read: cinnamon doughnuts).
I’d recommend it to everyone, not just those looking to lose weight or build muscle. Anyone can benefit from the program and if you’ve been someone who doesn’t eat proper meals, isn’t sure which foods will help you achieve your goals or you’re simply exhausted by the thought of planning out another set of meals for the week — you’ll love it.
Given that we’re all in lockdown and everything feels a little mundane, signing up to a program like Equalution a great way to keep your mental health (and life in general) on track. I for one, won’t be looking back.