#TheBig5 of eat.fit’s Food Philosophy
Healthy food that’s tasty too, and makes it easy for you to #BeBetterEveryday — we’ve stood by this motto, loud and proud. And now, we’re taking you on a journey that helps you understand how we do what we do.
For example, making a dal makhani delicious without the ‘butter’. Or, even serving up your favourite biryani with half the calories. Our expert nutritionists and experienced chefs put a lot of thought into every dish and work to ensure that only the best reaches your table.
So, What Are #theBig5 Questions that Must Be Answered?
- Are the ingredients fresh?
- Is the meal balanced?
- Is the meal nutritious?
- Have we used the healthiest method to cook the dish?
- Have we safeguarded the meal against toxins?
Because Focusing On Health & Not Just Calories Can Change Your Life!
Our goal is to help you create a healthy relationship with food. We teach you how to focus on health (food that protects your body) and nutrition (ingredients that fuel your body).
“Most People Have No Idea How Good Their Body Is Designed To Feel” — American author, Kevin Mark Trudeau
Here’s how #theBig5 help us give you food that your body truly deserves.
FRESH IS FUNCTIONAL
We largely try to use ingredients that are in season and grown locally, and focus on unprocessed foods to minimise contaminants from preservatives, dyes, chemicals and additives. This ensures:
- Minimal loss of nutrients
- Better taste
- Sustained energy levels
- Improved health in the long run
BALANCED FOR GOOD HEALTH
Every eat.fit meal is a rainbow of colours and textures by design. This is done to ensure each serving is balanced for macronutrients (required by the body in large quantities) and micronutrients (required by the body in small quantities). In the long-run, eating a variety of nutrient-dense ingredients from healthy sources can positively impact organ health, metabolism, immunity, bone density, blood clotting and other essential survival, performance and bodily functions.
So, how do we strike a balance in every meal?
- Carbohydrates of maximum 75% (40% contributed by high-fibre vegetables)
- Protein 10–25% (healthy mix from plants, white meats, or nuts and seeds)
- Fat 15–30% (refined cooking oil is limited to >15% of total calories)
- Fibre >10 grams
Each eat.fit meal also has a serving of superfoods that deliver vital micronutrients like vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals (plant nutrients).
SUPPLEMENTING CALORIES WITH NUTRITION
A good meal plan should fulfil all of the body’s nutrition needs and not create deficiencies. At eat.fit, we upgrade the quality of everyday meals by using ingredients that have positive effects on the body:
- High-fibre digestion-aiding whole grains (oats, barley, millet, whole wheat)
- Heart-healthy good fats (nuts, seeds, avocados, yogurt)
- Energising complex carbs (sweet potatoes, oats, brown rice, green peas)
- Muscle-building quality proteins (white meat, eggs, spinach, quinoa, beans, lentils, soybean)
Fun Fact: Compared to refined grains that are stripped away of their goodness, whole grains are unprocessed and have their fibre content and nutrients like iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and B vitamins intact.
COOKING METHODS THAT MAKE EATING HEALTHY EASY
When choosing what to eat, the way a dish is prepared can make all the difference. The method used for cooking impacts not just the calories in the meal, but also the loss of nutrition upon cooking, release of toxic by-products, and the ease with which your body can digest the meal.
At eat.fit, we make the smart choices for you:
BLACKLISTING TOXIC ADDITIONS
Hiding in plain sight are additives that are making your seemingly healthy food, extremely unhealthy. Here are some things that eat.fit meals will never have:
The Goal Is Simple: Healthy You, Happy Us
We know that consciously making the choice to eat healthy every day can be hard. We make it easy with recipes that are ingredient-led, and innovations that help us deliver healthier versions of your favourite foods.
Vegetable Poha for breakfast, Whole Wheat Noodles for lunch, and some delicious Baked Koftas, No-Cream Dal Makhani & Rotis for dinner… eating healthy doesn’t seem so hard now, does it?
So, together let’s put health back on the table and #EatFitEveryDay.