My Diet Chef Journey

My Diet Chef Journey

After the festive period guilt is the one word that may come to mind (it certainly does for me), for all the over indulgence that occurred, the constant eating out, the one too many glasses of wine, and for binging on all the edible goodies you may have received from Santa. I remember getting to my ideal weight a couple of years ago and moaning I still had more to lose, but now that I’m WELL over a stone heavier (all thanks to letting myself go), I know it’s time to not only get the weight back off, but to get fitter too, especially with a a trip to Dubai coming up in March. That’s exactly why I’ve paired up with Diet Chef to try out their 8 week plan to see whether I can reap the benefits I’ve heard this meal plan brings to the lives of many. Seeing at 2018 is for all things new, Diet Chef have brought out their new premium plan, with even more fantastic dishes for you to choose from.

The first thing I came to love about Diet Chef was how easy it was to place my order, and more specifically the flexibility you have in picking what you want. For 4 weeks, you pick 28 breakfast items, 28 lunches, 28 dinners and 28 snacks, which come together to create your very own calorie-controlled plan. The options are great, with dishes to suit everyone, whether you’re vegan or absolutely love your meat. After placing my order it arrived the very next day, which again means you can get started as soon as possible. Despite receiving mine on Thursday I decided to start today, 1) because starting on a Monday, the first day of the week seemed sensible and 2) I had a couple of meals out over the weekend so I wanted to enjoy them before the Diet Chef fun began. Another positive about Diet Chef is that there’s no need to store your meals in the fridge, which came as a sigh of relief for me as there’d be no room in the fridge freezer for 28 dinners.

When it comes to meal plans, the first thought that comes to many heads is “will this food actually taste good?”, and from my first day starting my Diet Chef journey today I can safely say the food is really good. I started off my morning with a chocolate flavoured milkshake that you simply add water to, and to my surprise it was really creamy and chocolatey. Breakfast is something I don’t tend to have so having breakfast every morning for the next 8 weeks will be doing me the world of good and in turn set me up for the day ahead. For lunch I had the carrot and coriander soup, and although it may have been a smaller portion from the regular soup I’d have for lunch at work, it was extremely tasty, I’m afraid I’m just going to have to get used to the slight change in portion size. For dinner I had the beef stew with turnip and carrots, which I added to the meal to bulk it up. Again you’re allowed to add dairy, fresh fruit and vegetables in order to complete your meals so the meal plans you have aren’t the be all and end all, you can alter them as long as you make healthy choices.ย I definitely don’t think the first few days will be easy but once I get used to sizing down and eating more of what’s good for me, I’m sure I will get used to it.

The plan is to do a weekly post on here to keep up to date with my progress, discuss some of the food I’ve had and whether I’ve liked it, loved it or not been too keen on it (my opinions will be 100% honest). I’m hoping that this plan combined with more exercise will result in losing the weight I’ve gained over the past year or so, and help me to feel overall more healthier. Have you ever tried Diet Chef or some sort of weight loss plan, what works for you?

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23 Comments

  1. January 16, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Looking forward to hearing how you get on ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Holly
      Author
      January 16, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Thank you!!

    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you!

  2. January 16, 2018 / 7:39 pm

    Good luck!! The carrot and coriander soup sounds nice!

    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you! My week 1 update post is now up!

  3. January 16, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    I am looking to get healthier and more fit in the new year too. This is something I have to look into! Good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      Thank you! My week 1 update post is now up! Good luck to you also x

  4. January 17, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Sadly everything comes to Canada later- meal delivery systems have only entered our market, and they are incredibly expensive still. I’m hoping that once it is more established, I can give it a try! Are you finding the meals are easy and fast to make?

    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Ah I see, they definitely can be expensive. Hopefully the prices go down for you soon. The dinners are all ready meals so you pop them in the microwave for around 3 minutes, so super convenient!

  5. Diana
    January 18, 2018 / 7:46 am

    I am looking to get healthier and more fit in the new year too. The carrot and coriander soup sounds nice!

    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      I’m the same, just hoping I stick to it! It was lovely! My week 1 update post is now up!

    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:47 pm

      It’s so good and really does work. My week 1 update post is now up! The price varies depending on the plan you go for, here’s the link to the plans https://www.dietchef.co.uk/diet-plans/

  6. January 21, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I think the Diet Chef sounds really good! I’ve not really dieted much before. The last time I did, I decided to cut carbs out…which was diabolical!

    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      It’s really good, it’s all about portion sizes I’d say, that’s my issue. Carbs is basically all I eat so that’d be impossible for me. My week 1 update post is now live.

  7. January 21, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Sounds great – look forward to seeing how you get on. And yes that’s the word I’d use for to describe post-christmas too!

  8. January 21, 2018 / 10:59 am

    I constantly am struggling on a diet but can’t afford the plans etc!! I unfortunately need the extra help because of my disability I can’t exercise so I’m on the waiting list for weight loss surgery!! Not a good solution and not for everyone but I’ve just got to many issues so normal weight loss solutions don’t work for me!!

    • Holly
      Author
      January 22, 2018 / 7:48 pm

      I’m sorry to hear that, but good luck with the surgery when the time comes. Take care ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Holly
          Author
          January 22, 2018 / 8:15 pm

          Thank you! X

  9. January 23, 2018 / 6:32 am

    Looks Amazing ! I’m definetly trying this too !! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Holly
      Author
      February 6, 2018 / 8:54 pm

      It’s so great! Definitely seeing and feeling the benefits x

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