Joe’s Story

Joe Martinez

Our story begins in 1996 when pharmacist Joe Martinez discovered he had diabetes.

Joe’s story is a roller coaster ride of frustrating twists and turns that ultimately led him to Found Healthy Meals Supreme. Healthy Meals Supreme is the first national, culinary medicine inspired, scientific research based, freshly prepared, delicious, home delivery meal service.  

 

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TYPICAL SUNDAY DINNER

The proverbial hammer dropped on Joe when his father was diagnosed with diabetes. Joe invited him over for a regular Sunday dinner to show his dad how to use a glucose meter.

Leading by example, Joe pricked his finger first for the glucose test and then had his dad do the same.  His father’s blood sugar was 144. Joe’s was 253.

It was a BIG surprise and shock but it explained everything:

  • An ongoing yo-yo weight condition
  • Frequent trips to the bathroom throughout the night
  • Consistent irritability and loss of patience with his kids
  • A never ending appetite.
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BYB BYE PIZZA AND SWEETS DIET

Healthy eating was the first step to realizing this goal.

Joe began researching the disease and quickly became overwhelmed with the deluge of information and the confusing choices of what to do and not to do. In the process and to ease his frustration, he became a diabetic educator. Joe knew there had to be a better and simpler way to achieve good health and something that was easy to do in ‘the real world’.

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IF IT DOESN’T EXIST: CREATE IT YOURSELF

Joe discovered success on his own. In fact his new eating program was so easy, delicious and convenient that he wanted to share it with others.

Together with his brother-in-law, an executive chef, also with type 2 diabetes,

Joe opened shop to provide local customers with freshly-cooked, healthy meals that followed the nutritional guidelines of the American Diabetes Association™ (ADA).

While eating those meals and on a prescribed medical therapy, Joe reduced his average blood sugar from 253 to 125 mg/dl (normal range of 70 to 100) and his HgA1C from 11.3 to 7.1 in a very short time.

Things were going great and then his brother-in-law sadly passed away from a heart attack.

Shortly after, Joe decided to wind things down because of the emotional loss.

He became involved in other health and medical related initiatives, including serving as the Medicaid Pharmacy Director in New Jersey, responsible for 900,000 people, the majority suffering from chronic diseases.

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Healthy Meals Supreme is Born

Fast forward to 2017 and it was time for Joe to return to what he loves most – helping people to eat delicious, healthy meals that follow their doctor’s or personal trainer’s eating advice and achieve success.

Joe knew full well from his own experience that it’s very challenging to plan, shop for and prepare fresh, tasty, high quality, and healthy meals that you would want to eat.

Joe also knew that healthy items that you could buy and quickly pop into the microwave didn’t exist. So, in 2017, once again, Joe decided to create it himself and Healthy Meals Supreme was born.

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EATING DELICIOUS HEALTHY FOOD AND FEELING GREAT

Joe says that he’s in better shape now than ever because of the choices he’s made and the healthy eating program he follows.

In fact, in 2016, he trained for the American Ninja Warrior program and his body fat went from 12% to 6% in 3 months.

In May 2018, in concert with his “Culinary Medicine A Team” of leading medical professionals and culinary experts, Joe began planning for your success.

All recipes are based on innovative, real world science. All meals are freshly-prepared at our Healthy Meals Supreme facilities by our own HMS kitchen staff, NOT by a partner or distributor.

Healthy Meals Supreme formally debuted to the public in December 2018.