Eating to live in a city that lives to eat
Revered as the father of Western medicine, Hippocrates wisely preached the benefits of a healthy, balanced diet. He believed that most human ailments were caused by poor food choices and that many could be helped, even cured, by improving diet. As a personal trainer, nutrition coach and president of Your Nutrition Delivered, Erik Frank embodies this philosophy.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Frank has long been the model of health. He played football at Country Day in Metairie and went on to powerlifting at University of Southern Mississippi while studying kinesthesiology. Frank has been a certified personal trainer since 2001 and has worked at both the New Orleans Athletic Club and St. Charles Avenue Athletic Club. A few years ago, he won the American Powerlifting Association’s national championship, setting a meet record with a 462-pound bench press.
Inspired by his wife, partner and “inspiration,” Rebecca, a registered nurse at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, Frank hatched the “Big Idea” award-winning business plan, Your Nutrition Delivered. After helping so many individuals struggling with weight loss and healthy eating, Frank created a “dietician-designed, chef-created meal plan delivered to your door.” Based on the belief that blood-sugar stabilization is key, Frank’s staff of professional chefs prepare tasty, fresh, fully-cooked lunches and dinners following a calorie-specific, personally customized menu that allows for dietary restrictions such as gluten and lactose intolerance.
Frank created Your Nutrition Delivered to be a “health and wellness resource”—a food solution that can work alongside other businesses to offer convenient, healthy cuisine for their employees. It’s also a source for individuals who seek to eliminate the guesswork of counting calories and reading labels without sacrificing flavor and freshness with a menu designed to prevent excess calories from being stored. Dieters can enjoy flavorful, fresh dishes like Jamaican Jerk Chicken topped with pineapple salsa, Shrimp Summer Salad with kale, cucumbers and tomatoes and Miso-Glazed Gulf Fish with sesame stir-fried greens. Although some may balk at the meal prices of Your Nutrition Delivered, Frank believes his service “costs far less than the alternatives” like expensive medicine, medical procedures and hospital stays.