Monday, January 23, 2012

What "Fresh Diet" Taught Me About Dieting (And Myself)

Last week, I kept in line with the "2012 is totally going to be our best year" theme and talked about sampling a food delivery service, Fresh Diet. After a week of having my meals prepared, packaged in the right portion sizes for me, and delivered to my doorsteps, I feel like Cinderella must have felt at the strike of midnight.

Sigh. Back to reality. And back to cooking again. Double sigh.

Now remember, with Fresh Diet, you get to chose your meals (amongst many) and then the chef prepares three fresh, healthy, calorie-controlled meals and two snacks for you. The meals are then delivered to your home. Everyday. Personally, I really enjoyed the service and the fact that my meals were prepared for me. The presentation of the food was creative and appealing. And tasty.

{Mandarin cheese crepes with fresh strawberries}

This trial week taught me a few things about dieting and about myself. Here goes:

1. I'm really lazy when I have someone else preparing my meals for me. And, like, I totally forget that I have a kid and he needs to eat too. (And nope, I didn't share my already prepared meals with him.)

2. I like carbs. A lot.

3. I don't eat a lot. Like the whole, "Eat five small meals per day" thing? Yeah, that's not me. At all. I eat less than five meals per day.

4. I suck at dieting. Really. When I was choosing my meals, a message would always pop up that read something along the lines of, "You shouldn't choose that for dinner because you chose a 'heavy' lunch." Okay. I guess...

5. I like carbs. A lot. (Did I say that already?)

6. I think it's a much better idea to commit to a healthier lifestyle/eating habits than trying to "go on a diet." I mean, if I was really on a diet last week and the Fresh Diet online system wasn't there to tell me not to choose certain meals, I would have totally chosen them. And then my "diet" would have, well, no longer been a diet.

7. Support systems are so important when you're trying to change your lifestyle. Even if it's an online system telling you not to choose certain meals and showing you what a real balanced meal looks like. Which is why Fresh Diet is pretty neat. It's a good support system, but not a nagging one.

{Jamaican chicken wrap with fruit chutney}
Want to try Fresh Diet for yourself? Fresh Diet is currently offering a deal to Mommy Delicious readers. Start today for $29.99 per day and get 3 days FREE. Visit the website to take advantage of this special offer or call 866-FRESH-50 (866-373-7450) and use the promo code: singlejan3

{Disclosure: This post is being sponsored by Fresh Diet. I was also being provided with a week trial offer in order to facilitate this review.}


  1. I agree it has to be a lifestyle change and not just a diet! And I love carbs too:-)

  2. I never diet. I enjoy food too much to diet, but I do love a healthy meal. Agree with Mrs pancake: lifestyle change rather than a diet because lifestyle change is more organic and a diet is always so fleeting.

  3. Omg yes!! @ " I think it's a much better idea to commit to a healthier lifestyle/eating habits than trying to "go on a diet."

    And ITA about having a support system. That's so, so important!


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