Biz New Orleans Feature Article

Inside the Industry: Entrepreneur – Weight Loss Meals

As owner and CEO of the largest meal preparation program in the country, Ingrid Rinck knows what it means to be a successful businesswoman and entrepreneur. With over two decades of expertise in the health and fitness industry, she is known as the go-to person for women’s weight loss at her two fitness facilities on the Northshore.

In 2014, Ingrid launched a healthy meal service called Sensible Meals, an intentional mix of clean “diet” foods with comfort “fun” foods at affordable prices. As more clients began utilizing her service and witnessing quick results, demand for her portion-controlled, prepared meals grew. A perceptive entrepreneur, Ingrid began fine-tuning her business plan and at the age of 33 and a single mother of three, she opened her giant prep facility in Mandeville. Her team of chefs, sous chefs and meal preparers followed her carefully detailed menus each week to give clients portion-controlled meals that are packed with nutrition. In just two years, she has found herself leading the fastest-growing and largest meal prep business in the entire country based right here in Louisiana.

As the company continues to grow, so does the Sensible Meals workforce, which is made up of 98 percent women, with a large part being mothers and single mothers. Ingrid has created hundreds of local jobs to keep up with the growth in her kitchens and corporate offices, along with her ambassadors, in addition to the growth of other local companies she works with regularly. The company now serves thousands of clients with nationwide shipping and local pickup locations in 10 cities including: Metairie, Mandeville, Slidell, Houma, Hammond, Gonzales, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Westwego and Biloxi, Mississippi.

Under the expert direction of Ingrid, Sensible Meals boasts countless testimonials from clients, many who have faced challenges such as diabetes, PCOS and insulin resistance, 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. Through her leadership and business savvy, Ingrid is helping our local economy grow and waistlines shrink!

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