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What is meal buy (by) meal?

Every year for the entire month of April, every meal that is bought, is reciprocated and donated to someone in need.

What is Meal Prepping?

Meal Prepping is the act of preparing meals ahead of time.

We at Adapt Live put our time and effort into Meal Prepping just for YOU for the entire week by creating meals with fresh, healthy and unprocessed ingredients. 

Not only do we save you valuable time, but it also helps ensure you to eat healthier foods on a consistent basis with proper portions. This allows you to stay in control of your diet instead of reaching for quick, processed or prepackaged foods that go over your daily caloric needs by a long shot. 

The idea is that when you have healthier things ready to eat, you will eat those meals instead of other potentially harmful foods. Adapt Live is here to cater to your daily caloric needs precisely, and save you the precious time of properly prepping meals yourself. 

What does Compostable mean?

Composting is the natural breakdown of organic materials into high-quality soil amendments in a controlled environment.

The containers themselves use less energy and water to produce, which in turn leads to less harmful pollution to the world.

Our containers will Compost in 90 Days Guaranteed!

What are macronutrients?

Macronutrients, also known as “macros”, are composed of protein, carbohydrates, and fat. When preparing a meal plan, macronutrients are the  most important part of your diet. It is important to eat the proper ratio of all 3 in order to attain a healthy and balanced diet.

Protein is the building block of life, serving the body to build and repair all tissues and organs.

Carbohydrates provide us with energy, valuable vitamins to serve and protect our bodily functions and  allow our body to oxidize fat.

Fat helps to protect our cells, carry messages to our brain and nervous system quicker, make hormones, and prostaglandins, which are the most crucial substances found in the body serving various functions and maintain healthy hair and skin.

Tl;dr - macros are “macronutrients” and include protein, carbohydrates and fat.

Should I avoid carbohydrates?

Carbohydrates are one of the most misinformed macronutrient out there. Everyone thinks carbs are what make them gain weight, but eating the right carbs at the right time allows your body to truly transform. It is important to stick with slow digesting, high fiber carbs such as:

  •     oatmeal
  •     brown rice
  •     potatoes
  •     quinoa
  •     whole-wheat breads
  •     beans
  •     lentils

You don't necessarily need grains.

Tl;dr - no*, carbohydrates provide amazing benefits to the body, improving energy, digestion, and blood sugar.
* Unless you're in a ketogenic diet!

What is the importance of protein?

Protein is the building block of life. It is required for the structure, function, and regulation of all tissues and organs in the body. Proteins are made out of smaller molecules called amino acids. Some of these amino acids are made in the body (non-essential amino acids), but some are required to get from foods which are called essential amino acids.
These essential amino acids are required to build and repair tissue and muscle in the body. All 20 essential amino acids can be found in animal products such as:

  •     chicken
  •     beef
  •     eggs
  •     fish
  •     dairy

While others must be grouped together such as:

  •     legumes with nuts
  •     seeds, grains or dairy
  •     grains with dairy
  •     dairy with nuts
  •     dairy with nuts/seeds or legumes.

Getting these essentials amino acids in your diet will help you to build and repair all tissues and organs in the body, ultimately allowing you to build muscle, lose weight, and feel great!

Tl;dr - protein is essential for the building and repair of all tissues and organs in the body including muscle, skin, hair, and nails.

Do I need to eat fat?

To put it simply, yes! I know you think of fat as such an ugly term, but it is absolutely essential in our diet. To burn fat (like you all want to do) you must eat fat. Fat plays a major role in our body to provide energy, absorb certain nutrients (vit a,d,e,k), and maintain proper body temperature. Including healthy fats in your diet  ultimately helps to lower cholesterol, improve insulin levels and blood sugar and lower your risk of heart disease, maintain healthy hair and skin, protect our cells, create hormones and allow our brain to work more efficiently.

Tl;dr - yes! Fats are important for energy, nutrient absorption, body temperature, and the production of hormones.

Is sodium bad for me?

High sodium intake can result in high blood pressure posing multiple health risks. Anything exceeding 3,400 mg per day is excessive. However, sodium does provide the body with electrolytes, which regulates your heart beat and allows your muscles to contract.

Tl;dr - do not exceed over 3,400 mg of sodium per day. Sodium is necessary due to its content of necessary electrolytes helping muscle contraction and regulates your heart beats.

What is the best diet for me?

The diet that you can consistently stick to. The main reasons for falling off a healthy diet/lifestyle are:

  •     bland foods
  •     inconvenience
  •     poor preparation
  •     lack of motivation
  •     lack of time (to food prep/grocery shop)
  •     not seeing proper results, which in turn reverts you back into your routine ways

Having have personal experience with a variety of diets varying from:

  •     vegetarian
  •     veganism
  •     ketosis
  •     paleolithic
  •     bodybuilding

We are sure to provide you with the right tools for achieving your goals, no matter what "genetic" disadvantage, prior lifestyle choices, or dietary restrictions you may have.

Tl;dr - the best choice is the one that works perfect for you. Every diet can be effective as long as you align well within its parameters.
Example: if you like eating fatty foods, ketogenic diet may be best for you!

Where do we currently serve our meals?

We currently serve all of New York City and certain regions of New Jersey and New York State. We are actively expanding our service area. You can check to see if we deliver to your area by clicking on the location icon up top. If not, you have the option of providing us your contact information so we can tell you when we do as we are constantly expanding our service area.

Why don't we ship our meals?

There are many reasons we have decided not to ship our food. Shipments need excessive packaging, which creates unnecessary waste. Food also loses flavor and nutrients when they are packaged for extensive periods of time.

Is there a minimum order amount for meals?

Yes. The minimum order amount depends on your area.

Are your meals made with organic ingredients?

Yes! To the extent there is an organic alternate available for that ingredient, we use it. We also try to source our ingredients as local as possible to the area we are serving to ensure maximum freshness.

Are there sides, options, substitutions, or additional items I can purchase?

Yes, there are. Sides, options, substitutions and additional items can be found by clicking on any meal's picture. In the Add-Ons tab it will show any associated items that you can add to your order along with the meal.

When you "Add To Cart", if these additional choices are available, you will be prompted with the options.

Our chefs are constantly improving and changing the menu to serve up fresh and seasonal dishes along with healthy options and enhancements to your meals. We are always open to your suggestions and requests so don't hesitate to contact us.

Are your meals delivered frozen or ever frozen?

No. Never. Our meals are made to order and never premade in bulk. Our chefs prepare your meals as close to your delivery date as possible (usually the day before or day of) to ensure maximum freshness. This helps retain the best taste and the most nutrition in the food we specially prepare for you.

Where do I make changes to my subscription orders?

Under your Account, go to the Subscriptions tab. Click on the Order Number of the subscription and you will be shown a summary of the reoccuring order. Click on the Make Changes button to change the items in your cart, modify payment information, change delivery addresses, and schedule or skip the next delivery date.

I would like to temporarily suspend my subscription order. Can I do that?

Yes, absolutely! For any reason, if you need to skip a week (or 2, 3, or 4 or even indefinitely) you can easily set the next delivery date for your reoccuring order. This way, your meals will be waiting for you right when you are back in town and ready for them.

Do you transfer reward points from other meal prep competitors?

Yes, absolutely. We will transfer your points one for one (yes, really!) from any other competitor. Also, in most cases, because of our high reward value, you will likely get a better value with our rewards. If not, we'll make it right. All you need to do is to contact us by submitting a request here.

How do I redeem a reward code?

It's easy! Simply open up your Account Profile and Settings. Fill in the reward code under "Apply Reward Code" and save your account. If there are no errors, the reward points are applied immediately to your account.


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Once your rewards are at or above 132 points, we can automatically apply 132 reward points for a $11.00 discount. Otherwise, if you prefer to not automatically apply your rewards, you can choose to apply your reward points on any order if and when you have 132 points or more.

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