Diets, diets, diets, do diets really work?Can you stick to a diet or would you give into temptation at the first hurdle? (Well me) Many times Ive tried for only a day and then broke it!What would a diet have to offer you to make you stick to them?
Last week I had an email from the lovely people at Diet Chef . Asking me if I would like to try their food for the 4 weeks diet plan. They asked me if I would like to give the plan a road test and they would send me a supply of all the food I would need to review their range.
All I need to add is some milk on the cereal, fruit and vegetables of my choice to the meals if needed. Then it would be all systems go. The main question, can I stick to it? Can I give up the sweet stuff? The red wine? Time will tell!!
About the plan-
- 4 week plan
- Your Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & a snack each day
- 1200 Calories A Day
- Pay monthly
- Lose less than a stone
- Great way to try Diet Chef!
I don’t do diets for more than a day as a rule, my current lifestyle started over 8 years ago when I started running!! I eat what I like, run when I like the first the 5 years of starting, the weight just dropped off.
The last few years have been a different story, I would like to be slightly lighter for my running but with the many chocolate cakes and biscuits I require to fuel my running, (or so I think) I have stayed at the same weight now for a long long time. Its not so much the weight I would like to lose, it is more a little body fat.
What have I got to lose? Maybe I can shed some fat in 4 weeks ?mSo I agreed to try the diet.
I was surprised how quickly the very big box of food was delivered, in just a few days it arrived after ordering. I looked inside the box and thought, “wow lots of food in here”. I quickly started to unpack the box to see which treats I would be trying first.
I decided to start the diet today, 4 weeks is not that long is it? First things first I got up and ran to the gym to get weighed and have my body mass index measured. 10st 3lb and my body fat is 21.7 .
I ran to the gym to get weighed but if felt strange not running on the usual tea and biscuits I usually have to fuel my run, I could not wait to get back for breakfast.
Breakfast – Chocolate Granola, this tasted yummy, just what I needed after my run and I topped it up with skimmed milk and chopped banana. Perfect.
Lunch – Thai Chicken soup and I cooked a mini corn on the cob. Not tried this flavour soup before and it was very tasty. Didn’t fill me up much though I was so hungry by dinner time.
First day though so I knew it was going to be hard work, maybe I need to add more vegetables or fruit to lunch?
Dinner – Chilli con carne, topped up with chopped salad. The chilli tasted lovely just how I like it, spicy but not too much. Filled me up nicely for the evening.
Chocolate cookie for my snack, just what Ive been waiting for all day!!
I will let you know how I get on with the diet and see what all the other food tastes like, looking forward to trying the Chicken Tikka dinner.
The meals are all cooked and ready to pop in the microwave, oven or hob.
I am going to get my eldest son, who is off to Uni to study sports science to look at the nutritional value of the food I will be eating.
About this review- I got sent a months supply of food to try out for the purpose of this review. I have not been paid for this post and all thoughts are my own honest opinion.