Final Day & Thoughts on my Diet Chef experience #foodbloggerbelly

Well after my spectacular diet derailment yesterday (& Friday & Thurs evenings too) it would be easy enough to just throw the towel in for the last day but I’m made of sterner stuff than that and am going to see it through!

Lunch – Chicken Mulligatawny Soup (300g, 154 cals) & fresh veg

I had a Blackcurrant & Raspberry Snack Bar for my breakfast (wolfed down before I though to take a pic) followed by a Chicken Mulligatawny Soup with fresh veg and a supper of chicken couscous salad.

Supper – Chicken Cous Cous Salad (270g, 265 cals)

End of Day 7 (Sunday) Stats: Calories 1094, 6,700 steps taken / 2.9 miles and 13 floors climbed

Total week’s Weight Loss: a respectable & healthy 2.8 pounds (am guessing if I’d not gotten led astray Thurs-Sat it would have been nearer 4 lbs lost) 

Final Thoughts:

As I’ve mentioned several times, I’ve been really surprised by the quality/taste of the food! I certainly wouldn’t have thought it would be quite so good! It’s also a very balanced diet covering all the food groups and I wasn’t left craving any sweet treats.

Price-wise – this diet would actually save me money coming in at around £50 per week, all you need to add are fresh fruit and vegetables and other basics such as milk, much less than I would normally spend on a week’s food! Despite me not sticking to it entirely, I still lost almost 3 pounds (although to be fair with the large amount of walking I was doing, there was only one day where my calories-in exceeded my calories-out which is the critical factor with any diet).

I’ve been pondering whether I could maybe make this a working week diet and have my weekends ‘off’ and still lose weight at a steady rate. The ease of having the meals in the office was just brilliant, although this would be difficult to manage while away on business. But on the whole it could work quite well!

For more information on Diet Chef www.dietchef.com 

My problem is that I’m a greedyguts and have the willpower of a mouse! I’m fairly clued up on diet, nutrition and exercise and I find eating well relatively easy to stick to when I’m not out and about, which my lifestyle is  pretty centred around!

I know that I could eat well (and sensibly) in restaurants but have little power to resist all the lovely calorie/fat laden things I see on the menu and when rushing around on planes & trains the most readily available options are crisps/sandwiches/muffins etc.

What next?

I’m pondering Hypnotherapy to see if that might help, if anyone has any experience of this for food related issues I’d be really interested to hear.

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2 Responses to “Final Day & Thoughts on my Diet Chef experience #foodbloggerbelly”

  1. July 4, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Well I tried diet chef for six weeks. It did shift weight and it was healthy… not sure if I’d go back to it though. Enjoyed reading your thoughts.

    • July 4, 2012 at 8:15 am #

      Hi there David, thanks for your comment! Interesting to hear you wouldn’t go back, be great to know why, if you don’t mind sharing your thoughts….? (I’m considering just doing it through the working week)
      Best
      Nadine

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