Along with the Malory Band I bought this week, I thought I would kick start my diet/healthy eating witha box of prepared diet food from Weight To Go.
Normally I wouldn't use something like this, but because Hubster is away and I have only myself to cook for, I thought it would be an ideal time to see if this kind of thing works or not.
It came highly recommended by someone I know who lost a lot of weight on this system, and it was half price for the first week - £30 - so I thought it was too good an opportunity to miss.
It's based on shakes, soups and an evening meal - all supplied in one box delivery, along with snack bars.
You get to choose the food and you get 21 shakes, 7 bars, 7 soups and 7 meals.
I started it today, goodbye cheese, it's been nice knowing you.
I started the day with a shake, vanilla.
I think I whipped it up a little too much, I had to eat it with a spoon! But it tasted nice. But was that it? Half a wine glass full of sweet froth? Breakfast? Hang on though, it's more breakfast than I usually eat, so it should do the trick.
The idea is to have SHAKE - SOUP - SHAKE - MEAL - SHAKE with the bar somewhere in-between in case of hunger.
Well, it certainly got my tummy rumbling. So at 12.15pm before going out to work I had another shake, strawberry. This one was more like a smoothie, very yummy indeed.
As I was leaving the house 10 mins later, I grabbed one of the snack bars, just in case I got a bit shaky later on. I ate that 3 minutes later at the first traffic light I got stuck at. Now this is me who doesn't really snack, or eat chocolate, but I really enjoyed that peanut puffy bar thing.
Back at home at 4.30pm I was really starting to feel the hunger, so I had a soup.
A much thinner consistency than I would normally make my home-made soups, but it was very tasty. And I would normally have a couple of thick slices of wholemeal seeded bread to dunk in it so it didn't really fill me up. By now my hunger had kicked in and I couldn't wait for dinner!
Dinner came at 6.30pm, carrot and coriander curry, which I added a baked tomato and some mange tout to. I put it on a small plate as it would have looked lost on my normal dinner plates, and ate it a little too quickly. I could have happily eaten it all again, twice over. But there lies my problem, and I know it!
I was still hungry when I put my fork down, but the taste of the food was very satisfying, just needed a bigger portion. However, after about half an hour I stopped feeling hungry and could happily get on with my evening feeling quite satiated.
At 11.30pm I realised I still had a shake left to have, so I had it mixed with warm coffee as a latte style bedtime drink as suggested in the accompanying booklet.
IT WAS RANK!
It stayed lumpy, it had the texture of vomit & the powdery bits were nasty on the tongue, three mouthfuls I managed before tipping it down the sink. Shan't be trying that again in a hurry!
I brushed my teeth instead and went to bed.
Will let you know the result at the end of the week :)
You can find all the details, plus the half price offer, HERE on the Weight To Go website. Tell them I sent you by using this code (RF09A (Sue Simmons)) and I will get £5.00 worth of M&S Vouchers, and you will get £5.00 off your first order :)