Diet Chef: Week 1

I was kindly allowed to become one of Diet Chef’s bloggers , and am happy to report that my hamper came last Monday evening which I opened immediately and started planning for the week ahead. I couldn’t believe the variety of food that was on offer and how delicious it looked, and the amount that was there!

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I decided to familiarise myself with their on line guide which unlike other brands, they actually ENCOURAGE you to add other foods such as rice, fruit, vegetables, salads,dairy, cheese etc. They gave examples of sample menus and also for those days when you want to be a bit naughty and get a take away, ones to choose from which are lower in fats and calories. I liked that this guide was realistic and used common sense because the rule that I have always followed is “in moderation”. We have to have some foods and treat ourselves now and again otherwise eating becomes necessity rather than fun  and/or social.

People who know me, are aware that I love to exercise and have always loved to live an active lifestyle but with two children and having experienced Post Natal Depression twice, I turned to food and wine as my escape. Luckily though, I worked hard to get through this and I am ready to lose the weight and I know that in doing so with Diet Chef, my personal trainer Mark, that I will achieve. I just fell off the wagon a bit and needed some extra encouragement and help because lets face it, life with two children is hectic and stressful at times!

With diet Chef, they ask that you fill in your details of your current weight and calculate your BMI. They then tailor a plan around you and give you a daily calorie allowance which when the food is already prepared for you really isn’t difficult to follow at all. Of course, you need to add your things like rice, salad should you wish to.

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So far, I have stopped eating so much bread and instead I’m enjoying the breakfasts which include muesli and porridge. Mid morning I may snack on popcorn or one of their vanilla or peanut protein bars, for lunch I have soup and for dinner, it may consist of a curry with some rice and a salad. That’s only a small taster of what they have on offer and I also snack on fruit and drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

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I am inclined to call this an education on portion sizes rather than a “Diet”… I always think restrictions when I hear that word but in actual fact, I don’t feel hungry because there is no reason to. If you choose healthy options, you have more to eat and you feel and look better. Rocket Science? I don’t think so. I am using the “My fitness Pal” app and have ordered a “fitbit”, to help me along because as you can see in previous posts, its about getting as healthy as I can this year and to lose weight gained after having the children.

Now, for the weight loss reading… I started at 12 stone 10 and today I am 12 stone 6!!! Its a total loss of 4lbs. I am being realistic though and not thinking that I will achieve that weight loss each week but I will lose because I’m doing it right. Combining eating healthy and exercise really is the way forward! Stay tuned for next weeks update where I am aiming for at least a 2lb loss 🙂

Have you tried diet Chef? what was your weight loss?

 

 

 

 

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