A lot of people utilise online meal plans for convenience and to take the thinking out of nutrition. These types of plans can be costly with groceries being up to $200 per person/week and don’t take into consideration your individual preferences or lifestyle. Peta has reviewed 4 common meal plans that are used by our clients, with CSIRO AND 12wbt coming out on top in regards to diet quality, flexibility and dietitian created plans.
|Online Plan||Subscription Cost/Week||Food Cost (per person)||Diet Quality||Flexibility||Distinguishing Features||Limitations|
|CSIRO Total Wellbeing||$19.99||$180-200||Highest diet quality and widest range of nutrients||Yes – different types and kj controlled plans.||Higher protein, lower fat and carbs, no food restrictions, based on research and fully refunded for successful completion. Dietitian created and easier recipes.||Most expensive food cost.|
|28 By Sam Wood||$13.62||$170||Restricts grains and limits fruit due to low sugar basis.||Male and Female plans, can exchange meals.||Not created by a dietitian, recipes are based on the I Quit Sugar Program. Adaptations to the recipes available Vegan Gluten free, Dairy Free. 10% discount on Fruit and Veg w Woolworth.||No kilojoule amounts provided.|
|12WBT (Michelle Bridges)||$19.99||No food cost provided||Good quality, fresh and cooked meals, does not limit nutrients or food groups||Yes, range of energy controlled plans up to 8,000kJ per day and 6 different programs: wt loss, fitness, pregnancy, post baby||Cost of food is not provided|
|Healthy Mummy||$6.69||$150-$200||Minimal fresh salad ingredients in the meal plans, overall quality is good.||Yes, suitable for families and recipes can be exchanged||The cheapest of all programs, cuts out white sugar, increases protein. Designed for meal prepping and bulk cooks, with limited fresh meals. Nutritionist planned.||Only designed for mums, refer a friend/sales and add on product heavy|