What is Healthy Connections?
Healthy Connections is a service that provides freshly prepared, tasty, convenient and nutritionally balanced meals.
Who uses Healthy Connections?
People use Healthy Connections for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are to lose weight, to ensure better health, to save time and to save money.
What do the meals consist of?
We have six weeks of different menus that offer excellent variety. All of the meals are low in fat, low in sodium and low in cholesterol. The food is prepared by our chef in consultation with the UAB EatRight Program, and adheres to the dietary guidelines of the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association.
Do you have a meal plan for diabetics?
Healthy Connections' meals meet the standards of the American Diabetes Association and are well balanced with an adequate amount of carbohydrates and protein with each meal. The portion control provided by the meals makes counting and controlling carbohydrates even easier. You should always speak with your physician before beginning any meal plan.
Can I eat Healthy Connections' meals if I am on a low sodium diet?
Healthy Connections' meals are substantially lower in sodium than most frozen meals and meet the dietary guidelines for sodium. The general recommendation for sodium is less than 2300 mg per day. Healthy Connections strives to keep sodium to less than 2000 mg per day.
If I have high cholesterol is Healthy Connections right for me?
Healthy Connections' meals are low in fat and saturated fat, and it is known that fat has been linked to raising blood cholesterol levels. Our meals supply a generous amount of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains which provide fiber, an added benefit in reducing blood cholesterol levels.
How do I decide between the flexible plan or 21- meal plan?
If you can't decide right away, you can always start with our flexible plan and change to the 21-meal plan as you continue with Healthy Connections. Both of our plans consist of two calorie options - 1200 and 1800.
Is the Healthy Connections meal plan okay for non-dieting family members?
Our meals can be used as a healthy eating alternative for someone who is not looking to lose weight. The convenience, the delicious taste, and the affordability makes the Healthy Connections meal plan ideal for home replacement meals.
In general, why should I order the Healthy Connections plan?
Healthy Connections' meals adhere to the American Dietary Guidelines. That means they are low in total and saturated fat, low in sodium, low in cholesterol and provide a substantial amount of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. They also provide a convenient and affordable way to eat healthy.
The instructions and advice presented on this website are in no way intended as medical advice or as a substitute for medical counseling. The information should be used in conjunction with the guidance and care of your physician. Consult your physician before beginning this program as you would any weight loss or weight maintenance program. Your physician should be aware of all medical conditions that you may have as well as the medications and supplements you are taking. Those of you on diuretics or diabetes medication should proceed only under a doctor's supervision. As with any plan, the weight loss phases of this nutritional plan should not be used by patients on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.