Now you know how many calories per day you need, and your nutritionist/coach/our website gave you the list of meals you need to prepare every week. Sounds like most of the hard work is done, right?
Now you need to buy all these ingredients and make sure they have the right nutritional values, follow exactly the amounts for each recipe, weighing each ingredient, portioning your meals, for every meal, every day, for several weeks or months.
There are plenty of meal-prep, healthy meal-prep, or even "fit" meal prep services out there.
Few of them actually provide nutrition information for their meals, and even fewer in a consistent, easy to reach place. And for those, how do you know that they'll actually meet those macros? There's no governing body checking nutritional values, and anyone can write nutrition facts for their recipes.
Did you know that by cooking your rice one extra minute, it can become 10% heavier? That your meat can lose 50% of its weight (mostly water) while cooking? That 10g of oil, or just one table spoon, is a whopping 100 calories?
Given these facts it is almost impossible to ensure nutritional values are met consistently, unless they spend great amount of care in weighing and portioning.
And if it's not the core value of their business, they won't.
Most of the meal prep services serve just meals, meaning you're on your own for all the remaining intakes of the day: you'll still have to do the hard work for those.
And last but not least, none of them sells meals with standardized macros, which is a shame, really.
This means that while you can order meals, you'll have to check each meal for nutritional values, and each day you'll need to mix and match meals in order to reach your daily macros and calories...