I’ve always been intrigued by diet/detox companies, I mean, do they actually work? Is it really worth the money? A couple of weeks ago I was kindly approached to trial out a diet plan from Dietlicious of my choice, so I was more than excited to give it a go. Here’s how I went..
I decided to go with the 7-day, 1200 calorie meal plan. Prior to this, I was trying to lose weight by sticking to 1200 calories a day so the plan was perfect.
All the meals were precooked and came in a large box, which you then just pop into the fridge and freezer. They all take around 5 minutes of prep time which is incredibly convenient for those on a busy schedule. The last thing you would want is to spend an hour in the kitchen whipping up meals at work.
I wouldn’t really pride myself on self control because it seems to completely disappear a few days into any type of diet I’m on. However, I’m proud to say I didn’t cheat at all the whole 7 days. I think the majority of that had to do with the excitement of new meals everyday. I get bored of the same food very easily and I think that’s the biggest reason why sticking to healthy foods has never worked for me. Plus, they were so satisfying and kept me full until it was time for the next meal time.
The first thing I noticed was my energy levels had improved a great deal and I felt more motivated. I really learned to love healthy food and how it made my body feel.
Another thing I learned was portion sizes. I finally understand how big ‘5 small meals’ a day is supposed to be, and it’s changed the way I organise my meals outside this diet. It was really nice not having to count any calories or wonder if what you’re eating is good for you, because it’s all done for you already.
I don’t think there was a meal I didn’t like, which is strange, because I’m rather fussy when it comes to food. The fact that the food made my body feel good made me appreciate it a lot more. Before this diet, I was always stuck with ideas for food and what to cook.
One thing I would suggest is sticking to the 2-3 litres of water a day, because the days I didn’t reach it I noticed a significant difference to my energy levels.
I’d recommend this diet to anyone who is trying to lose some weight, especially those feeling a bit lost and overwhelmed when it comes to healthy foods, portion sizes, when to eat, etc. Whether you’re in a rut or your just starting out, I ended up losing a couple kilos by the end of the week, and only working out once. It’s been almost a week since I finished it and my appetite has become a lot smaller, and I’ve continued to lose weight.
They have many other meal plans you can choose from, and I really cannot recommend them enough. The price may be a little steep, but it does force you to eat healthy as you’re investing a lot of money and time into it. It’s perfect for those people lacking motivation and guidance, or feel like you’ve hit a wall, which is what happened to me.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments!
Dietlicious provided me this service free of charge. However all opinions are my own and I only recommend services/products that have worked for me, and that I believe would benefit my readers. More info here.