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Should You Create a Meal Schedule?

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Jun 21, 2024 3 weeks ago

Should You Create a Meal Schedule?

Some individuals benefit from creating a meal schedule. Regular routines surrounding mealtimes help people maintain a healthier lifestyle. According to the Journal of Biological Rhythms, “Since the circadian system is signaled, in part, by dietary intake, eating at consistent times is important for robust circadian rhythms.” Sitting down to eat at the same time every day can improve overall health and wellness by keeping body rhythms consistent. The home-delivered meals provided by LifeSpring Home Nutrition make it easy for people to follow a daily or weekly meal schedule.

What Is a Meal Schedule?

A meal schedule is a set time of the day when a person chooses to eat their meals and snacks. Everyone has different dietary requirements, and meal plans must be scheduled around each person’s needs. For example, individuals with diabetes benefit from a consistent diet and regular blood sugar monitoring throughout the day.

Many different health conditions impact appetite. People may have an easier time eating the recommended amount of nutrients every day if they keep a consistent eating schedule.

Creating a meal schedule does the following:

  • Ensures people remember to eat at regular intervals
  • Improves meal consistency
  • Reduces stress
  • Makes meals part of daily routines

Older individuals and people with some medical health conditions may struggle to eat enough food each day. Age-related memory issues, lack of appetite, discomfort when swallowing, and other issues may make some individuals avoid regular meals. Creating a schedule helps people stay motivated and on track with eating the recommended amount of daily nutrients.

Health Benefits of Diet Routines

Meal schedules help people maintain a healthy weight, avoid malnutrition, and remain energized throughout the day. Everyone has different lifestyle and nutritional needs. Individuals benefit from tailoring their meal schedules to meet personal preferences and health goals. Many people work with their healthcare provider or nutritionist to determine the best way to schedule meals throughout their day.

Some of the known health benefits of creating a personalized meal schedule include:

  • Reduced risk of over or under-eating
  • Fewer meals eaten too late at night
  • Consistent eating patterns

Meal schedules ensure people eat at ideal intervals and early enough in the day. Eating too late at night can increase obesity, raise blood sugar for the next day, and cause sleep disturbances. By setting a schedule, individuals reduce or eliminate some health symptoms caused by eating late at night. In addition, a schedule stops people from accidentally going long periods without eating a balanced meal.

Who Benefits From a Meal Schedule?

Everyone has different needs and dietary goals. A meal schedule is not always necessary. However, many people benefit from spending the time to think through their meal plan for the week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Planning meals . . . is a good way to improve your food choices. Planning can also help you avoid less healthy drive-through meals.” Many people who do not have access to healthy meals make fast food a habit. Meal planning helps people avoid fast food and unhealthy snacks.

Some of the people who benefit most from a meal schedule include the following:

  • People who live alone and frequently skip or forget meals
  • Individuals with dementia or other cognitive health issues impacting memory
  • People who struggle to avoid overeating
  • Individuals who have a poor appetite

Medications and health conditions may cause some people to struggle to feel hungry during meals. By scheduling meals, people can train their bodies to expect food at certain times, making them more likely to feel hungry when they are ready to eat.

How Does LifeSpring Home Nutrition Help People Maintain a Meal Schedule?

Home-delivered meals make it easier to maintain consistency by reducing the amount of work a person needs to do. Each meal only requires a short amount of time in the microwave to reheat. Convenience and high nutrition content are some of the primary benefits of home-delivered meals.

Deliveries are scheduled once a week, making it easy for people to plan around the drop-off. The delivery drivers at LifeSpring Home Nutrition are prompt, and the same driver is assigned to specific regions each week. People often make the social connection part of their meal schedule. Drivers keep everything on track by dropping off weekly meal deliveries at a predetermined time and checking in with clients to ensure they are happy with their meals.

Creating a Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Schedule

Everyone has unique health goals and encounters different challenges. For example, some people may have age-related memory issues, which may cause them to miss multiple meals randomly throughout the week. Other individuals may frequently overeat and have extended eating periods throughout the day. The type of issue a person is attempting to resolve impacts whether they make a daily, weekly, or monthly meal schedule. LifeSpring Home Nutrition facilitates meal scheduling by providing consistency and allowing clients to consult with a registered dietician (RD) if they need additional dietary support and information. Everyone deserves access to the resources they need to make healthy nutritional choices.

Meal schedules are an excellent way to help people regain control of their relationship with food. Planning meals in advance also allows people to make sure they have a fully balanced diet. Creating healthy dietary routines, including making a meal schedule, is easier when people use meal delivery services. The food is already prepared, separated into individual servings, and made with high-quality ingredients. Individuals can rely on LifeSpring Home Nutrition to deliver excellent meals for them to use in their daily, weekly, or monthly meal schedules. To learn more about our services and how our registered dietician can help you create a comprehensive meal plan, contact us today at (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.