Last year was my first year out of home. I grew up on the border of Victoria and New South Wales, and absolutely loved it. I never really had to look after myself when living at home. My parents did my washing and cooking, and it was agreed that my siblings and I would split up the general chores around the house to pull our weight. My jobs included mowing the lawn and unpacking the dishwasher, and that was pretty much the extent of it. When I moved out of home, all of a sudden everything was my job.
As an 18-year-old male uni student living on campus and away from home for the first time, last year was a massive adjustment. Not only was I attempting to make new friends, get used to my coursework load and learning to navigate the City of Melbourne, I was also teaching myself how to cook and clean. I realised pretty quickly that cooking wasn’t my strong suit. For the first couple of months I lived off noodles and toasties, because that was about as far as my cooking skills extended.
That’s when a girl living on the same floor as me suggested I try weight loss meals delivered to my door. I gave one of hers a try before I committed, and all of a sudden I was eating my first tasty meal of the year. It’s crazy how much I missed the good whole-foods my Mum used to cook without even realising. I thought I was doing alright surviving on the food I was making. I was so wrong. These meals gave me so much more energy. Now I have the freezer in my room stocked constantly with healthy delivered meals. Melbourne delivery services like these are game changers, they definitely changed the game for me.
I’m so glad I don’t have to learn to cook anymore. Putting a frozen meal in the microwave is a lot more my expertise.