The 4th and final week of my Diet Chef experience is done and dusted. In my final week I reached my goal of total weight loss of 10lbs woohoo! I’m really pleased, as I was desperate to start shifting the weight again and although I have at least double that still to loose I feel a little sense of accomplishment losing the 10lb so far.
I followed the 4 week plan which works out at £63.21 per week , the 8 week plan is currently on offer costing £41.25 per week. Included in my plan was 28 breakfasts, 28 lunches, 28 dinners and 28 snacks. Each day following the plan I roughly consumed 1200 calories.
During my four weeks on diet chef I have been asked some similar questions time and time again by a number of lovely different people so I thought I’d share some of them and my answers:
How did I find it: Over all, I found it okay. I have to admit I did struggle with the fact that everything I was eating was a “ready-made meal” as I don’t normally/ ever eat ready-meals, especially microwaved ones so this took a good deal of adjustment. I did however settle into the routine pretty quickly and having a set plan to follow really helped me ignore cravings.
What does the food really taste like? Having tried a few “meal replacement” diets in my time, I can honestly say my expectations were not set that high in regards to how the food would taste. I was however pleasantly surprised as most of the food did taste good. The breakfasts were all nice, especially the cookies and oat bars. I actually wish I had chosen more of the breakfast cookies as I really could eat them everyday they were so nice. The soups 99% of the time were lovely, there was the odd one I wasn’t overly keen on like the curried parsnip soup. But apart from that the rest were nice. I really enjoyed the pasta and couscous pots, these were lovely warm but light lunches and really nice with salads. Dinners were a little hit or miss for me. Some I loved, like the veggie curry, this was gorgeous, I could have ate this happily ever night, others were not so nice like the veggie korma, which had huge chunks of the soya pieces and only a teeny bit of sauce which I didn’t like. However I subbed the bits I didn’t like of any meal, like the soy pieces for fresh cooked or raw veg. The snacks are all lovely. I really enjoyed being able to still have a nibble in the evening with a cuppa or have some popcorn with hubby whilst watching movies at the weekend.
Is it difficult to stick to? yes and no. Yes at times I found it hard to stick to for a couple reasons. One if we were out of the house for say a few hours in town or out to a friend/families house, I had to either bring the diet chef meal with me just incase we stayed for lunch/dinner and I then would have it instead of the food my family member or friend cooked. Sticking to the plan meant loosing spontaneity food wise and I struggled at times with that. I also struggled at family meal times, especially as I cook all the food at home and I was cooking Mini and hubby lovely fresh cooked dinners and microwaving my own which at times I struggled with. On the other hand it wasn’t difficult- as the pounds started to come off I was motivated to continue and this spurred me on to stick to the programme and give it 100%. As time went on it did get easier.
Would you do it for longer than a month? Yes I would, loosing the 10lbs was great but I need to lose another 20lb+ so I would continue with the plan if I was a dietchef subscriber. I think once you have done a month of the programme it would be much easier to carry on.
What are you going to do after it? I am continuing my healthier eating, I am going dairy free again and am upping my exercise in hope that I will continue with my weightloss.
(please excuse the severe lack of make-up, major hair roots and car boot lid in the background- keeping it real/classy !)
I have enjoyed trailing dietchef this past month. I can really say honestly that if you stick to the programme you can and will loose weight!
(* I was sent a 4week trail in return for review as always my views are 100% my own and honest)