In the lead up to their wedding 72% of BRIDES readers are planning to lose weight for their big day and on average want to lose 13lbs. If you're thinking of doing a food-delivery service to help you on your path to slenderness, follow BRIDES' publisher Camilla Newman's 2-week diary of her experience!
I've always been under the impression that if I had my own personal chef to cook me healthy, nutritious meals on a daily basis then I would be super celebrity slim too. So when I met my best friend last week as a svelte version of her former self, I was amazed to hear she had tapped into this very theory. For the last month she had been having healthy meals delivered to her door every day and had already lost a stone! Too good to be true? I had to see for myself...
Bodychef is her secret (www.bodychef.com) - and it appealed to me because the food looked normal with healthy tasty menus (and puddings!) No faddy food or suddenly a world of lentils and pulses here: after seeing Thai chicken curry and sticky toffee pudding I thought 'this is the diet for me!' So my husband and I have signed up for a 2 week trial...
Day 1 - First impressions
The box was delivered by the healthy fairies through the night and this morning we unpacked our meals for the next 3 days. It all looks fresh and tasty. My husband is concerned about the small portions and limited snacks, but I do remind him this is a diet and not room service! Looking forward to my dinner tonight of Chicken Fricassee, new potatoes, carrots and trifle for dessert.
Mid-week: Eyes too big for your belly?!
It's amazing how greedy eyes comes into your portion sizes on a day to day basis. I admit I was concerned when I saw the meals delivered for breakfast and lunch - they looked tiny! But not only are they nutritious tasty meals but I have quickly found they are more than enough. The dinners are fantastic: Thai chicken curry and rice last night was better than any take out.
End of week 1: 3lbs down!
Seven days, 21 meals and only one that I didn't love - the healthy take on a chili con carne wrap was disappointingly lacking the usual cheese, guacamole and sour cream, and it was a sober Saturday night after all. But the best news: I've lost 3lbs in the first week. Even if weight loss wasn't my main goal, I am sold on the idea of having healthy nutritious meals, which require no effort to prepare, delivered to my door - who wouldn't want this service? And you get slim at the same time? Amazing!
Find out how the rest of the trial goes next week!