Mar 12, 2014

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Tired of expensive and difficult to prepare diets? Try Delicious Diet!

I’m not the type of person who likes to diet. I like to just workout and try to burn off the extra calories rather than deprive myself of food.

I would for example, given the time, prefer to just workout everyday for an hour or two rather than go on a diet in order to lose weight. I don’t know how true this is for other people but I actually enjoy exercise, and I’m afraid I can’t say the same for dieting.

Meal preparation is one thing that I never liked about dieting. With work, school, and the variety of of things that keep me busy it’s just so much easier to go to a resto or a fast food joint when I get hungry. I normally end up ordering something deep dried (yum yum). They’re fast, tasty and familiar. And when I do try to go for the healthy option I always end up feeling like I paid too much.

I have tried preparing my own meals of course, and I was moderately successful back in college when I had a fair amount of time to burn.  But even then, the one big limitation that I experienced was the lack of variety. It was always just a an easy to make meal of tuna, wheat bread, eggs, oatmeal, or cereal. I’d add something new every now and then but for the most part my meals were pretty bland and repetitive. I’m no chef and there’s a limit to what I can do with just a microwave (we weren’t always allowed to use the pantry at the dorm I lived in).

You can probably relate I’m sure.

Anyway, when my friend Jeff (one of the business owners) told me about Delicious Diet and about what they do I was genuinely intrigued. They seemed to have eliminated three of the major problems I’ve always had with dieting, the hassle of preparation, the lack of variety, and the cost.  This made dieting, in my case at least, somewhat bearable haha.

I had to give it a try after that and I wanted to write about it as well, so I told Jeff to sign me up for a week. And the rest, as the cliche goes, is history.

Now we come to the part where I start sounding like I’m selling you something ;).

What is Delicious Diet?

Delicious Diet is a food preparation service that takes the hassle out of dieting at a fraction of the cost of what you’d normally spend for food in one work week.

They provide you 4 meals a day, from Monday to Friday. The meals are not only healthy, but are also properly portioned so as to ensure that you’ll lose at least 1 pound per week (assuming of course that you stick to the diet). And the best thing about them……. THEY DELIVER :).

 What is Deliciouse Diet Tired of expensive and difficult to prepare diets? Try Delicious Diet!

Here’s a sample weekly meal plan. Incidentally, this is the one I signed up for.

Deliciouse diet meals for the week Tired of expensive and difficult to prepare diets? Try Delicious Diet!

In the interest of full disclosure I’ll admit that I know the business owners. They were my blockmates back in college. That’s not why I’m reviewing their business though.

I really do like the service they provide and I mentioned earlier that I tried it for a week before I wrote this post just so I could come up with a legit review of Delicious Diet.

Who should try Delicious Diet?

In my opinion I think Delicious Diet is ideal for people who wan’t to lose weight by dieting but don’t have the time to prepare their own healthy meals and are not very physically active.

Jeff told me that most of the people who sign up to their diet are people who work in a corporate setup. So that’s I presume 8 hour a day jobs, all-day-at-the-office type of work. Food get’s delivered to their building in the morning and they just pick it up, store it, and eat it later in the day.

That’s pretty much why I liked Delicious Diet. It made dieting so much easier.

Someone else prepares the meals for you, they’re different everyday, and you don’t change too much of your schedule just to get into it.

It eliminates a lot of the barriers that busy people encounter when considering a diet.

What does it promise?

Deliciouse diet promise Tired of expensive and difficult to prepare diets? Try Delicious Diet!

Taste wise I’d give it a 6-7 out of 10. Pretty good for something I normally have to heat first. I don’t know how this stacks up to other peoples opinions on taste but this is mine.

But let me clarify though that I’m comparing this to how I’d rate all foods. The 8-10 range is reserved for home cooked (what I’m used to) and resto food. I’d love to rate it in comparison to similar diets but I haven’t tried them yet so it would be inaccurate and I’d most likely be biased if I did lol.

Re the promise of 1-4 pounds weight lose, this one is probably more objective in it’s basis but still very relative when it comes to actual results. Again, the presumption of course is that you followed the diet strictly and hindi mo binawi during the weekend yung diniet mo.

The Caloric Deficit theory goes like this:

  • 1 Pound = 3,500 calories
  • Average calorie consumption is something like 2,000 to 2,500 per day but let’s peg it at 2,000 just to make the math easier. That means if you stick to 2,000 calories a day, you maintain your weight. If you go above it, you gain weight and if you go below it, you lose weight.
  • So if you create a daily deficit of 800 calories by eating only 1,200 calories a day, in 5 days you consume 4,000 calories less than what you normally would.
  • That, theoretically results in a loss of at least 1 pound of weight.

Of course this is not the end all be all theory for weight loss. There are a lot of other factors that play into it like genetics, your level of physical activity per day, how much muscle you have in your body (increases your base metabolic rate), what supplements you’re taking, etc… That’s why I said earlier that results might be very relative.

But this is the generally accepted theory when it comes to creating a caloric deficit in order to lose weight. So in ideal conditions you should see results if you follow it strictly, it will just be a bit difficult to predict the exact numbers.

How much did I lose when I went on this diet? To be honest I don’t know haha. I didn’t really measure my before and after weight. I should have, I know. But I forgot. Yes, it’s stupid, I know but that’s what happened lol.

I didn’t strictly follow the diet though (I’ll tell you why below), so it would have been difficult for me to gauge the results anyway. I might try it again in the future and do it under better conditions. I’ll update this post when I do.

Should you try it?

Why not? It’s only 1,750 pesos a week and you stand to lose a couple of pounds if you do it. You’d probably spend more money on your normal meals if you didn’t anyway. It’s a win win in my view.

If you do the math, you only spend around 87.5 pesos per meal or 350 pesos per day

I will warn you though that if you decide to try it, be prepared for small servings lol. You are after all only eating 1,200 calories per day. That’s an average of 300 calories per meal.

If you’re living a fairly sedentary lifestyle (office lang or desk ka lang buong araw) this is probably ok. But if you’re very physically active because of work (let’s say construction worker ka) or because of your hobbies, then you might need to supplement the daily meals they give you.

For example I still boxed and jogged when I was on this diet so on the days when I knew I was going to the gym, I’d eat a little extra food to power me up. I also ate an extra meal after a workout for recovery purposes since I’m so used to eating a post workout meal.

So my advice if you want to give this a try but don’t want to give up your workouts, just play around with an extra meal or two on your active days. Pangit din naman kasi kung lalampa lampa ka sa gym hehe.

So yeah, give this one a try if you’re looking to diet.

That’s pretty much it for this post. If you do decide to try Delicious Diet, you can find their contact number and social media handles below.

You can contact them at: 0908-8797915

 http://www.facebook.com/DeliciousDietPh

http://twitter.com/DeliciousDietPh

 

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Malds Menzon is the owner and main writer for The Fit Pinoy blog. He's a law student, blogger, internet marketer and fitness enthusiast who enjoys writing about all the gyms he's been to and fitness classes he's tried. He spends most of his time either at the gym or studying/writing at one of the Starbucks places in the Metro Manila Area. He usually looks a little too serious but he's a nice guy so don't be afraid to say hi if you run into him :). You can follow or add him on Twitter and Google+ by clicking the appropriate buttons on your left (below the picture).
  1. This is noce! Thhanks for sharing!

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