From Overwhelmed to Nourished: How to Reclaim Your Meal Planning

Sep 05, 2023
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In today's fast-paced world, women are juggling more responsibilities than ever before. From career to family to social commitments, the list is endless. Amidst this whirlwind, one crucial aspect often takes a backseat: self-care, particularly when it comes to nutrition.

The Data Don't Lie

  1. Obesity Rates: According to the CDC, about 40% of women in the United States were classified as obese in 2017-2018. Obesity is a risk factor for various health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

  2. Heart Disease: Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, accounting for about 1 in every 5 female deaths. Poor nutrition is a significant risk factor.

  3. Diabetes: The CDC reported that approximately 13.2% of adult women had diabetes in 2018. Poor diet is a significant contributor to Type 2 diabetes.

  4. Nutrient Deficiency: Women are particularly susceptible to certain nutrient deficiencies, including iron, calcium, and vitamin D, which can lead to anemia, weakened bones, and other health issues.

  5. Mental Health: Poor nutrition can also impact mental health. According to various studies, there is a strong link between diet quality and mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, which are more prevalent in women.

  6. Reproductive Health: Conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and infertility have been linked to poor nutrition. For example, it's estimated that 1 in 10 women of childbearing age suffers from PCOS, and diet plays a significant role in managing the condition.

  7. Cancer: Poor nutrition can increase the risk of certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer, which is the most common cancer among women worldwide.

  8. Eating Disorders: According to the National Eating Disorders Association, approximately 20 million women in the United States will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives, which can severely impact nutritional intake and overall health.

  9. Chronic Inflammation: Poor diet is a significant contributor to chronic inflammation, which is linked to a host of health issues that disproportionately affect women, such as autoimmune diseases.

  10. Gut Health: Studies have shown that a lack of dietary fiber and an abundance of processed foods can negatively impact gut health, which is increasingly being linked to overall health and well-being.



The Struggle is Real

We all want to eat well, but the road to healthy eating is fraught with obstacles. Whether it's the overwhelming amount of myths and misinformation about what's "healthy," or the sheer lack of time to plan, prep, and enjoy nourishing meals, the struggle is real. The result? Meal kits, take-out, or the same 4 or 5 dishes in rotation become the default.



The Cost of Convenience

While these shortcuts may seem convenient, they come at a high cost. Lack of variety in your diet can deprive your gut health of the diversity it needs to flourish. Over time, this can lead to chronic inflammation, the precursor to a host of conditions that disproportionately impact women: metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, thyroid imbalances, infertility, cognitive decline, and more.

The good news? You can take back control of your kitchen and, by extension, your health. Studies show that cooking more equates to better health. But what if the very thought of meal planning sends you into a spiral of stress?



Introducing: Eating with CiCi

That's where Eating with CiCi comes in. Designed specifically to meet your needs, this flexible weekly meal plan subscription offers more than just a curated list of recipes—it serves as your personalized roadmap to a balanced life. Whether you choose to follow the entire week's plan or just pick and choose meals that suit your schedule, Eating with CiCi adapts to your lifestyle. And at just $7 a month, it's an affordable way to take control of your nutrition. Each week, you get:

  • Expertly Curated Meals: No more stress over what to eat! Enjoy hormone-friendly meals (and a complete shopping list!) planned out for you.

  • Comprehensive Nutrition Info: Make informed choices with full recipes and nutrition facts for each meal.

  • User-Friendly Mobile Access: Plan your meals on-the-go with the easy-to-use mobile app.

  • Budget-Friendly Wellness: Healthy eating made accessible for all, without breaking the bank.


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