What to do When You’re Too Exhausted to Cook Paleo

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Eating healthy is a huge pain in the a**…

I mean honestly, wouldn’t you eat healthy more consistently if it was easier?

Wouldn’t it be awesome if the drive-thru at fast-food restaurants had meals made with clean, organic, high-quality ingredients?

Unfortunately, most fast food is horrible for you – trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, and very few nutrients.

The healthiest way to feed yourself and your family is, of course, to buy organic, local, high-quality ingredients and cook at home. There’s only one problem with that – it takes a tremendous amount of effort.

When you add in the many hours spent planning a weekly menu, making a grocery list and clipping coupons ahead of time, as well as going to the grocery store, that’s almost another full time job.

No wonder you’re exhausted!

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A Day in the Life…

According to the USDA, “Americans aged 15 and older [spend] about 152 minutes eating and drinking” per day.

Add to that the time it takes to cook (67 minutes per day, according to the 2008 report), that’s THREE AND A HALF HOURS spent on food…

Who has the time for that?!

The reality is that cooking a healthy meal is tedious for everyone – and even more difficult when you’re strapped for time and energy. Any precious spare time you have is far better spent playing with your kids or doing the things you love, than in a hot kitchen.

That doesn’t stop you from trying because you know how important it is.

On Sunday night when you are planning out the week, cooking a healthy, gourmet dinner on Tuesday sounds like a great idea. By Tuesday morning it has been downgraded to a “good” idea because you know how hard it is going to be to get home from work in time to make it happen. You are still optimistic, but that optimism is slipping.

By 4pm it is a bad idea and at 6pm it is downright impossible.

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Every day, we make decisions on where we spend our finite amount of energy, based on our personal priorities.

For some people, living and eating clean tops that list.

For many of us, however, important things like running a business, maintaining relationships, getting that promotion or taking care of a family push healthy eating lower and lower down the list.

Healthy food quickly becomes a means to an end that allows us to do those things, not a priority itself.


(NOTE: If you love eating Paleo but don’t always feel like cooking, you can get the Paleo meals you want without having to lift a finger using Factor. Our produce is organic, the meats are grass-fed and free-range and all of our meals are free from herbicides, pesticides, GMOs and antibiotics. Find out more here.)



Food is Fuel

I hate to break it to you, but that quick breakfast bagel or lunchtime pizza slice you grab every day is doing more damage than just adding to your love handles.

It’s confronting your immune system, causing your blood glucose levels to spike, and putting unneeded stress on your liver, pancreas and gut. What happens to your high priority work/life balance if you get sick?

Your brain is the most important organ in your body – and if it isn’t working at its full potential, everything else quickly begins to suffer.

Food is fuel, and your brain works best on clean, organic produce and grass-fed meat. By stressing your body, and underpowering your brain, you’re failing yourself in more than just nutrition.

You only get out what you put in – so it is critical that you put the best stuff in.

How do you do that with such a busy schedule?

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How to stop cooking so much and still eat healthy

If you don’t have time to grocery shop or cook, but want to eat healthy and perform at your peak, the solution is to outsource.

All the time you spend cooking is time you’ll never get back. You waste thousands of hours every year slaving over a hot stove or oven. That’s time you could spend playing with your kids, working out, or building your business or career.

Enjoying healthy meals has always come with a high price tag and a huge time commitment.

But now there are companies that will prepare, cook, and ship healthy meals right to your door step so you don’t have to lift a finger.

All you have to do is heat and eat.


In the words of Richard Branson: “One great hire will save you thousands of hours of your life.”

Sounds like he was talking about making a great hire for one of his many businesses, right? Nope. He actually said that in response to a question he was asked about the last time he went grocery shopping.

Richard Branson has a personal shopper and a personal chef. Most of us can’t afford that, but luckily there are now great services out there that can stand in until we can.

Instacart and Peapod are your personal shoppers – just order using your smartphone, and your groceries are delivered in as little as an hour!

These services are great for those days where you still have time to cook, but what about those days when you don’t?


Quick paleo dinners you don’t need to cook

Factor 75 provides healthy, fresh, chef-prepared paleo meals delivered to your doorstep. With all the planning, shopping, preparation and cooking done already, you are free to enjoy all of the things you’d rather be doing than cooking…

We offer a wide variety of gourmet dishes. You’ll never get bored, and you may even discover a few new favorites.

The best part is, our meals are crafted to fit all kinds of dietary needs – including paleo, low-carb, and gluten-free. And all of our ingredients are organic, hormone free, antibiotic free, grass-fed, and GMO-free.

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Eating healthily isn’t a luxury, and it isn’t a trend.

It’s essential for you to be able to do the things you do, stay strong, and stay well.

These are the meals you’d be cooking at home every night if you had the time and energy – except everything is already done for you.

You don’t have to lift a finger.

You can order lunches to replace that mid-day pizza and a few dinners for those nights when you’re working late. Grab some for when you need a quick pick-me-up after a workout or would just rather relax with a glass of wine on the couch instead of cleaning up dishes.

One more thing. Factor is NOT a diet service.

We simply offer a service that lets you order fresh, healthy, pre-made paleo meals so you don’t have to waste hours of your precious time on cooking or meal prep. And the best part is, weekly plans start at only 5 meals per week!

You won’t have to clean out your fridge and fill it with all our meals for the week (although after you try them, you might want to). That’s just not realistic for most people.

Life is short, fast and loud.

It’s easy to put your health on the back burner – but eating well is essential to performing well in all facets of your busy life. Closing deals, running a marathon or raising a family – these things are easy when powered by healthy, whole food.

Stop wasting so much time cooking. Check out the delicious selection at Factor75.com today!

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