6 Meal, The Concept
A refreshing meeting with founder Sonal Arora later, I realized 6 Meal was built on simple facts.
According to ASSOCHAM, a whopping 42.5% of Delhi’s population are diabetics (and this figure is from two years ago) and is already growing.
While diabetics are put through weight gain, loss of sight and an increased risk of heart conditions, they’re also put on extensive medicines. That, in combination with a balanced diet and exercise, could help manage this lifestyle disease.
Enter 6 meal: freshly cooked meals delivered to your home without giving up on flavor. Be it the quality of food, portion control, ingredients to a food plan planned by experts, 6 meal has thought of everything.
“It took us months to work with nutritionists and chefs and come up with diet plans that work best for diabetic patients or clients going through other hormonal imbalances and lifestyle changes,” shared Sonal Arora.
Over the past year, 6 Meals’ diet plans have expanded to metabolic disorders, high protein plans, and weight loss.
While I’m not a diabetic, I was quite excited to try out this service. And here’s what happened:
How it works
You will first be asked to fill two forms: the first has general information which mostly revolves around lifestyle habits including the kind of work you do, the number of times you go out and details like that. The second form is more elaborate about how long you’ve battled being a diabetic if you have any other medical conditions (like blood pressure, thyroid and more) as well as the kind of medication you’re on.
Since I was on a one-day trial, I only informed them of my dietary preferences.
The doorbell rang at 8.30 am. It was a tiffin box set with 6 boxes, a letter that included a description and calorie count of all meals, instructions on both eating and storage too.
Early Morning: Ginger+ Tulsi Leaves (6-7)+ 4 soaked almonds +2 soaked walnuts
This is actually given to all patrons at the beginning of every month. I started my morning with warm water.
Breakfast: Egg White Dill Sandwich+ Lemonade
I found the portion really small; but by the time I finished eating, I felt full. The shikanji was yummy.
Mid-Morning: Cous Cous and Aubergine Salad
I usually eat one radish and cucumber before lunch and I was stoked to have this salad at about 12 NOON. The salad was fresh, came with a great vinegarette dressing and was 107 calories only.
Lunch: Chicken Bean Burrito+ Salsa
The burrito was freshly made and was filling, to be honest. All the sauces and condiments are made in-house since 6 meal avoid using any preservatives or processed foods whatsoever.
Evening: Green Moong and Kala Chana Sprout Salad
I had this around 6.30 pm and it was honestly a great change from the usual tea and snack. It was delicious and the quantity was just right.
Dinner: Lemon Mustard Dill Fish
I absolutely love eating grills and bakes for dinner, so I was delighted to two fillets of Sole fish in lemon butter sauce. Apart from finding a small bone in my portion, the fish was sumptuous. The portion was actually bigger than my appetite.
Cheat Meal: Orange Poached Pear
The freshness of pear interspersed with cinnamon, vanilla, and star anise was an absolute delight!
6 Meal have monthly and quarterly packages; these are all customized but will roughly cost you anywhere between Rs 650-Rs 850 a day for 22-23 days.
The pricing is steep, due to their tailormade diet plans. But would you spend that on your health? Would you spend it now, or later?
That’s a question you need to ask yourself.
Thanks for reading—and let me know if you have questions in the comments’ section.