Jon Acuff: eMeals Makes My Pants Fit

Jon AcuffPeople think I jog because I’m an athlete.

They’re wrong.

I’m not an athlete. In the eighth grade I played a combined total of 62 seconds for the entire season of basketball at JFK junior high. I was the skinny kid every one cheered for in the last seconds of the game in the hope that there’d be an improbable basket scored.

I don’t jog because I’m athlete.

I jog because it makes my pants fit. And so does eMeals.

That probably wouldn’t make a very good slogan, “eMeals, it makes your pants fit,” but it’s true.

When I was in my 20s I could just think about exercising and I would lose weight. I had a metabolism that did push ups and jumping jacks while I slept at night. And then I hit my 30s.

Now I need to be smarter about what I eat. At one point I wasn’t and my wife said, “We can’t keep buying you new pants.” She was right. We didn’t need a line item for “bigger pants” in our budget. I needed to make healthier food decisions, which eMeals makes incredibly easy.

They have a whole section of meal plans that are diet specific. From Gluten Free to Vegetarian to Portion Control, they’ve got me covered. (No word yet if they’ll take my suggestion of a section called “Nashville Skinny Jeans,” but a guy can dream.)

The meals are delicious, the plans are super cost effective and at the end of the day, my pants fit.

That’s why I love eMeals.


Jon Acuff is the Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of Quitter, Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job and Stuff Christians Like. He is a member of the Dave Ramsey Team and lives with his wife Jenny and two daughters in Franklin, TN. Read Jenny’s guest post from last week here.

One thought on “Jon Acuff: eMeals Makes My Pants Fit

  1. Ashley

    I love emeals, too. We came across them from the FPU website. Cooking, shopping, meal planning all use to be stressful and time consuming, especially since we live on cash. Emeals has made it all easy and fun. I came home tonight, knew I had everything we needed for a great meal and leftovers tomorrow, so I’m not even tempted to find a reason to go out.

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