We created eat+LIVE for people who want to live a longer, healthier and happier life. Our meal kits are a tool to help you on your journey to eating and living healthier.
The journey for many might start with the decision to live a healthier lifestyle. For others it might begin after a diagnosis of elevated blood sugar levels, or a recent discharge from a hospital due to a chronic heart related illness.
A journey was the inspiration for the creation of eat+LIVE.
At the age of 69, Schryse’s mother Lena, was discharged from a world class hospital with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure. Despite this diagnosis, she was determined to live a healthy, happy and long life.
So Lena followed her doctor’s orders, scheduled all necessary follow-up appointments and filled her new prescriptions. Unfortunately, she did not really understand her diagnosis. She did not know that she needed to do more. When she came back home she continued to prepare and eat her favorite meals as she did prior to her diagnosis. And within 48 hours she was back at the hospital in heart failure.
Now, she knew she needed to do more.
One thing that quickly became apparent was that she needed to change how she shopped and how she prepared her meals. This meant reducing her sodium intake to below 2,000 mg, eating whole grains, limiting her saturated fat and added sugar.
Accomplishing this healthier eating goal did not happen overnight. Lena practiced and experimented with new ingredients. She modified favorite recipes by replacing sugar with honey, seasoning salt with fresh herbs and spices and white rice with brown rice.
What she found was her favorite recipes came to life, and she actually enjoyed her meals more than she had before. And the best part was her family also enjoyed the meals.
Now six years after that diagnosis, she is living a healthier and happier life! Schryse’s mom, Lena, is our real inspiration.
The eat+LIVE team wants others to also accomplish their healthier lifestyle goals.