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. 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?