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We are not a calorie counting diet, however we know that for some companies and some people this method of counting calories works. Our focus is more on portion sizes and food groupings that enable the body to maximize its metabolism and stabilize blood sugar levels, which in turn will result in optimal weight loss. However, if you are a counter, the approximate caloric intake range is between 1300-1500 calories per day.
The average client may lose approximately 8 to 10 pounds during the first month and 6 to 8 pounds per month thereafter until they reach their goal weight. Granted, this is dependent on how much weight a client is looking to lose, their exercise level, and adherence to their Gourmet Daily program. While our program has yielded excellent results, outcomes will vary from client to client. (Talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program).
Many clients report higher levels of energy and a significant decrease in hunger and fatigue within the first five days. Many clients have reported losses of up to 4 lbs of water weight and body fat during the first week. It is important to remember that "weight loss" should not be your primary objective; rather loss of body fat should become your goal. By the end of week two, many of our clients have reported their clothing fitting more loosely. Although everyone is different, most people may lose approximately 1 ½ to 2 lbs. of body fat each week thereafter.
Weight loss is not the only reason to join Gourmet Daily™ meal delivery program. There are countless other benefits associated with our program, such as improved health, greater energy, better mental clarity, and of course, it is convenient! With so many people on the run these days, it is easy to make bad choices that are readily available for consumption such as Pizza, Bagels, Hot Dogs, and all that you find at Fast Food Restaurants and so on. By having properly prepared great tasting nutritional meals that you can carry with you to work or school at your side eliminates these weight-challenging temptations.
Not to worry, many of our clients have told us, before starting the program, that they are sedentary because of today's ever-changing work environment (longer days and sitting at a computer). By day's end they have told us their eyes are tired and they look forward to getting home just to lie down and relax. However, we have noticed a trend with many of our clients, after being on a Gourmet Daily program for a while, with their newfound energy levels they have actually utilized this energy as a springboard to get back to the gym.
Then you have picked a great program that will give you controlled energy levels all day long resulting in better workouts. We have heard some clients who do work out and have paired this with their food program seem to have enhanced their weight loss results. We also have many Sport Stars (see celebrity page) that use our program as a foundation for their nutritional needs; however they tell us that they have supplemented their program with extra protein shakes or an additional snack during the day due to their strenuous workouts. Should you need to do this, we recommend balancing out your protein with a favorable carbohydrate to keep sugar levels stabilized. Example: Delicious Red Apple with a piece of String Cheese.
Very few clients ask this question, however when they do we see it is usually in their first week. This usually occurs because your system is readjusting in the first week. Most clients notice after the first seven days that they are no longer having these cravings that they were use to. This is because your system and blood sugar levels are now balanced. But during this first week you may eat as much salad (greens only) as you please. Salads are a free food. Vinaigrette or balsamic vinaigrette dressing is ok. Salad or celery sticks is considered the only free food.
If you choose to drink alcohol, it is best to have some food in your stomach before you drink because the food will slow down the absorption rate of the sugar into your bloodstream and will help to keep your insulin levels in check. Remember that you will need to eat fewer carbohydrates/calories if you choose to have alcohol with your meal.
Diet Soda has artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners have a cornered edge that resembles a sugar molecule. Your body will think its sugar, so your body anticipates this and starts secreting insulin. Your blood levels will then decrease resulting in carbohydrate cravings. So what you are doing is faking out your body. If you must have diet soda, then please limit it to only one a day. You can consider this a treat for yourself; any more will compromise the programs intentions.
This is an area of great concern, and our main concern is for our client. We know the challenges that people face with allergies and we will usually try to help accommodate them. However in the food industry there is always a possibility for cross contamination and for some people that could be deadly. If a client is anaphylactic we believe it is in both parties best interest not to start a relationship here. Our primary concern is and always will be for the client and not just to obtain another sale.
The company's most successful clients are those that come on with no restrictions. These clients get to reap the benefits of all the wonderful meals that are created by our team of great Chefs. Our Chefs work together in our USDA cooking facility and compete with each other to get their creative concepts on the menu each day. So we have warned clients that a simple ingredient like peppers or onions as a restriction could have them missing the better dishes. You will see items in such moderation that I have also suggested to clients that if you see something you don't like just feel free to pick it aside. We do realize though that some people will not eat pork or fish so we have made previsions to enable certain protein products to be restricted.
The meals are delivered in an insulated cooler box packed with dry ice. Each meal is packaged and sealed using our exclusive cryovac technology.
Deliveries are made Via FedEx. You will be sent and email each week to track your package.
All Gourmet Daily™ meals that require heating come conveniently packaged in microwavable containers. If you don't have a microwave, you can transfer your meal onto an oven-safe dish and re-heat at 350 degrees until your meal has reached the desired temperature.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Water helps keep the metabolism going which in turn burns body fat. Water detoxifies and helps rid the body of waste. Water aids in the digestion.

Be sure to eat breakfast within one hour of waking up. Eating within one hour of waking up is like putting wood into a fire. It ignites the metabolism and starts to burn stored body fat.

Be sure never to go beyond 4 or 5 hours without eating a meal or snack This will help keep your blood sugars stabilized which will give you increased energy levels, better sleeping patterns and controlled carbohydrate cravings.

Be sure to eat one snack 1 hour before going to sleep. Even while you're sleeping your body isn't, your body is actually in repair mode so you will still burn up stored body fat. You can consider it as a hormonal touch up.

Limit or delete diet soda, regular soda, fruit juices or coffee. Caffeine and sugars will raise your insulin levels which will send your blood sugar levels crashing, the immediate affects of this is carbohydrate cravings. (Your actually faking your body out) Caffeine also dehydrates the body. Limit coffee or diet soda to one a day if you must. (You can consider this a treat for yourself)
We need 7 days notice to cancel your delivery. The cut off date is Wed 5pm for the following weeks delivery.
Gourmet Daily™ renewal department has a dedicated team of professionals that will reach out to you approximately 2 weeks after you get started. They will call to see how you are doing with the program, how much success you are having with the program, if any adjustments need to be made or if any time needs to be suspended for future engagements. At this time they will also take indications of continuing the program, they do this so there are no interruptions that take place during the transition into the next cycle. Many clients seem to reap wonderful "jaw dropping" result by their second and third cycles.
We encourage this and we reward generously for this. For every person that you refer to our program we will give you three (3) free days and add that to your account upon completion of their 32 day program. Referring clients gives you the opportunity to eat for free.
How can I re-schedule a delivery? To re-schedule a delivery, call our Customer Service Department at 800-265-6170 or email to help@gourmetdaily.com. We require seven (7) business days notice to process all schedule changes. Gourmet Daily™ is unable to change any delivery dates not re-scheduled within this stated deadline.

What is your cancellation policy? We need 7 days notice to cancel your delivery. The cut off date is Wed 5pm for the following weeks delivery.

Can I change the delivery address for one or more of my next deliveries? We need 7 days notice to cancel your delivery. The cut off date is Wed 5pm for the following weeks delivery.

What if there is an error / problem with a meal I received? If there is an error with an individual meal you received, Gourmet Daily™ will issue a meal credit (i.e. breakfast credit, lunch credit, dinner credit or snack credit). Upon your request, if you prefer to receive a refund for your meal credits at the end of your program cycle, we will issue a refund to your credit card. The monetary amount of your refund will represent the fair value of your meal(s) and is subject to change without notice. If you do not request a refund, all outstanding meal credits will remain in your account for future use.

Please call our Customer Service Department at 800-265-6170 or email to help@GourmetDaily.com for any meal issues.

**If you choose to contact us about your order via email, please include your full name, order number, telephone number and clearly state your change request.

*** To explain how our pro-rate formula works, we extend discounted rates for programs with longer days per cycle. For example, our 32 day program costs less per day than our 14 day program. If you order a 32 day program but cancel your last two weeks, your 31 day discounted daily rate no longer applies to your total order. You will be charged the regular rate of a 14 day program and will be refunded the difference.

Disclaimer: Any and all credits, whether promotional or otherwise, must be utilized within six (6) months of their date of issue. Any credits unused by said time shall expire and will no longer be honored.
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