April-May 2019 Issue of Inside New Orleans
SENSIBLE MEALS IS continuing to take the south and nation by storm! It’s the fastest-growing and largest meal-prep company in the country, and it’s based here in our area. Creator Ingrid Rinck calls both Mandeville and New Orleans home, as well as the corporate headquarters for her over 1,200 employees. The 38-year-old entrepreneur is a seasoned personal trainer with over 20 years of experience in the health and fitness industries.
When her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, a disease that rendered him insulin dependent, Rinck poured herself into learning everything she could about nutrition and controlling health through food. She altered her family’s diet and lost weight herself. Eating healthy, controlled portions, Rinck quickly lost the weight she gained while pregnant with her third child —and an additional 45 pounds, losing 100 pounds total in only 10 months. Her portion-controlled meals led to the creation of Sensible Meals, which now helps tens of thousands of people lose weight, gain back their confidence and reach optimal health.
Sensible Meals boasts countless testimonials from clients, many who have faced challenges such as diabetes, PCOS and heart disease and have tried every diet. They are amazed at what portion control has done for their health and they continue to meet and exceed their goals through the Sensible Meals program. All diets stem from the same fundamental calorie deficit, but this program gives clients built in cheat meals which keeps them on track towards reaching their goals. Rinck loves to show people that weight loss and health don’t have to be miserable and a constant task. It’s about doing it right most of the time and having fun some of the time. Her system is designed so clients don’t feel deprived or frustrated, and then quit. “We focus on moderation, not deprivation,” she stated. She hopes to inspire clients because she struggles with the same issues. “We’re not in the business to make anyone the next supermodel,” she stressed. “We’re all about being healthy, not perfect.” The program is affordable and the company offers live assistance 12 hours a day.
Sensible Meals has received numerous awards since its founding. This year alone the company was named “Northshore’s Best”, Top Meal Prep, Top Weight-loss Company and Top Health Food. Ingrid has been named Entrepreneur of the Year, Louisiana’s Face of Weight Loss and Sophisticated Woman’s November “Enterprising Woman.” Her passion for helping people is as important to her as the success of her business. Rinck is a major sponsor of many charities including the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and donates to children’s diabetes summer camps and medical supplies.
Sensible Meals continues to grow locally, win awards and expand nationwide. With Ingrid’s leadership and business savvy, she is helping our local economy grow and waistlines shrink! For more information, visit eatsensiblemeals.com and @sensiblemeals and @ingridrinck.