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The Alternate Day Fasting Diet – is it for me?

This week saw me start the Alternate Day Fasting (ADF) diet in another (& hopefully final) attempt to shift the #foodbloggerbelly, early days but so far so good. Since watching the BBC programme Horizon – Eat Fast and Live Longer a few weeks ago as well as hearing of an increasing number of friends and acquaintances taking […]

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Final Day & Thoughts on my Diet Chef experience #foodbloggerbelly

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).

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Days 4, 5 and 6 of my week trial of Diet Chef #foodbloggerbelly

Ok, now I know that you’re advised to weigh yourself just once a week but after 3 days of following Diet Chef I couldn’t resist and was extremely pleased to see I’d lost 3 pounds already! Day 1 was fine, Day 2 was tough and Day 3 was great and now I can see results I’m inspired not just to see this through but also keep going!

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Days 2 and 3 of my week trial of Diet Chef #foodbloggerbelly

All in all still really pleasantly surprised with the quality/taste of the food and the fact that I’m probably eating about half the portion sizes I would normally eat but I’m not getting hungry between meals.

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Day One of my week Trial of Diet Chef! #foodbloggerbelly

If anyone is wondering about my quest to lose the #foodbloggerbelly so far, it’s been an abysmal failure! Partly due to regular work travel and client entertainment, partly down to not planning my grocery shopping for when I am home but mainly down to sheer gluttony!

I’ve seen regular adverts for Diet Chef and a colleague has recently started using it, he many not be sticking to it entirely but for the most part he seems pretty happy with it, so, I’m re-invigorating my quest to shed some of the extra lbs and am going to see if convenience can keep me out of temptation!

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Me & my #foodbloggerbelly go to bootcamp!

When a friend of mine dropped me a line to say that a friend of hers had recently started a luxury bootcamp business with 5* accommodation and a proper chef and would it be of interest to fit in with my quest to lose the #foodbloggerbelly, I immediately thought yesssss! My last musings on the […]

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A restaurant chain with a diet? yes indeed! Gusto’s Skinny G Diet

Later on, when I got home and had a more detailed look at the diet and the recipes I realised that while it most certainly did look colourful and appetising with plenty of foods that I love to eat, my heart sank a little when I realised it was quite heavily liquid based with soups and smoothies. Also one lunch, ‘lettuce and avocado wraps’, were actually just that, slices of avocado wrapped in lettuce, with the best will in the world I’ll never survive on that! As I studied it more it finally dawned on me this is a serious 2 week detox and not for the fainthearted, I have no doubt that you can lose up to 14lbs in 2 weeks on it, great for a special occasion but I just don’t think I want it enough to be able to maintain the discipline required for 2 weeks, unless I was in a health spa and having it all prepared for me..perhaps..

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A working week and eating out (every day!) while on a diet! (how do you think I did?)

Well folks, this is a blog on last week’s lunches out! It started so well and I went for the ‘good’ options but it completely went to pot on Weds when I was seduced by a cheeky creme brulee! Monday – Kyloe, The Rutland (not bad – rump steak burger, no bun & salad, no […]

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Urban Angel – natural food all the way!

Interestingly, right from the outset it was very clear that Gilly totally believes in her products, on offering me a cake and with a look of almost pitying disappointment when I said I couldn’t as I was on a diet she replied “there’s nothing bad for you in our cakes!”. And funnily enough although such confectionary doesn’t fit in with my current self-imposed low carb (processed foods) and low-fat diet, that I’ve already been struggling with and I’m only on week 2, I have to agree with her. Organic butter, local free range eggs and sugar are all good natural ingredients and everything is made from scratch.

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Hula Juice Bar – healthy and delicious! (not words I put together often)

To sum it up – if I could have such an enjoyable and tasty eating out experience every week while I’m dieting then I’ll have no trouble getting rid of the #foodbloggerbelly! I actually wish they were just that bit closer to the office so I could go more regularly, I will definitely be going back. I didn’t really have to test them with my dietary requirements as they’re well geared up to cover most requests and I heartily recommend a visit, diet or not!

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