PlateJoy

The healthy eating membership for effortless weight loss

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#2 Product of the DayAugust 14, 2015

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Christina BognetMaker@cbognet · Founder, PlateJoy
Hi PHers! PlateJoy makes weight loss effortless by stocking your fridge with exactly what you need to lose weight. After losing 50 lbs a few years ago, I realized that weight loss is about eating well (not exercise) and that behavior change is impossible. The real key to getting to your goal weight is making healthy, delicious eating the default option in your life, instead of punishing yourself with diet food. So we use over 50 data points about how you eat and live to stock your kitchen with fresh, personalized groceries and custom recipes to prepare awesome meals! Here are the top 5 things you should know: 1) You don’t have to change your life (or what you love) to lose weight on PlateJoy. You can be anything you want to be. Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian, and more options are available. You can also choose to exclude any ingredients that you don’t like. 2) You can enter a starting weight and goal weight, and we’ll customize your portion sizes. 3) We keep track of what you already have at home, so that you can opt out of receiving any ingredient easily. 4) You can tailor your recipes to your time constraints. 5) We charge you the cost of your groceries at the store + $8 delivery; everything is delivered fresh and locally without packaging waste. We look forward to helping you reset your defaults by having fresh food in your fridge from here on out. We deliver all over the Bay Area and our meal planner service is available across the country. Would love to answer any questions + thanks for checking it out! Christina PS - Use code PH20 for $20 off your first order in the bay area: platejoy.com
Erik TorenbergHiring@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
@cbognet why is it more food more than exercise? is that also true in regards to gaining weight? educate me
Joe Anderson@anderson760 · Designer
@eriktorenberg The main formula comes from calories in calories out. A single donut can net you 200 calories, running for 20 minutes burns ~200 calories. So you can either run for an hour or skip the extra 3 donuts. However with people that are extremely active it's the reverse where they need to eat a ton of high calorie foods to keep their body energized. So while we might eat 2000-3000 calories per day (our bodies naturally burn 2k-2500), Michael Phelps has to eat upwards of 12k For gaining weight, you need to put on an excess of 3500 calories a week. So if you naturally burn 2500 per day, you need to eat 500 more calories to hit your 3500/week limit. As my friend best put it, drinking an oreo cookie shake is the difference between cutting and bulking. Oreo cookie shakes have about ~1k calories.
Zaigham @zedsq · Z
@eriktorenberg there are ton of articles on the net about. The (very) basic is that food is fuel. If you put crap in, no amount of exercise will help because it's like putting shitty gas in your ferrari ;) you put the proper fuel that doesn't react to your body it allows it operate at the optimal level. That and getting proper amount of sleep is the basis of weight loss with working out helping with increasing the level of fitness and health your body can handle...
Christina BognetMaker@cbognet · Founder, PlateJoy
@eriktorenberg Hey Erik - you inspired me to write a blogpost with your question -- just published it here, check it out: https://medium.com/@CBognet/how-...
Jamie Martin@livejamie · Senior UX/UI at Raven Software
@cbognet When are you coming to Seattle?
Martin KesslerHiring@kesslerio · Founder & COO of Shape. I ❤️ Hardware.
We at Shape have been using PlateJoy for the past two months. It's been a a great service for us to try interesting new low-carb dishes that we otherwise wouldn't have cooked. Definitely recommend it if you want to try something new.
Steve McGarry@stvmcg · Entrepreneur and coffee snob
Great concept. I like the restriction flexibility. (I.e gluten-free, dairy free)
Christina BognetMaker@cbognet · Founder, PlateJoy
@stvmcg Thanks, Steve!
Alexandria@laughsee · Co-Founder, New Story
can't wait to move into my new apt so I can start using this no-brainer service
Michele CasertanoHiring@mcasertaca · Co-founder, BlueCrew
PlateJoy, thanks so much for your service and for helping me reaching my goal to have an healthier life. I love it!