It’s been a little over a year since I started the Fresh Diet. I do like the convenience of it. I go online, choose the days I want to receive meals, choose which items I want, and just wait for the cooler bag the night before. I had the meals delivered every day for 2 months. In those two months, I went from 140 lbs to 130 lbs. This includes working out 1 day a week for an hour. I am now getting the meals 1 day a week just to tide me over when I do not have anything in the fridge. There are many days when I wake and nothing is appealing and I don’t want cereal.
My diet is a lot different than my husband’s and my kids. I already have to cook each person geared to what they like, that I do not have time to make myself something. Fresh Diet gives me an option out. I think it is not a bad deal. I try to catch specials they run around the holidays to get a discount on the plans.
There is a special offer that Ends 10-22-2011. Go here: Fresh Diet
I know I haven’t updated my posts in a while. The food is still being delivered daily. I have finished my first 31 days and lost 5-6 lbs. I am very happy. The clothes are fitting a lot better.
I recently found a Groupon deal for the same $29 a day and I purchase 25 days worth of meals. It was very easy to contact Fresh Diet to add the 25 new days to my account. I was able to select meals right away for the new time period.
I realized that I do like the meals but the meals are beginning to repeat itself. I am seeing the same meals appear every 2 weeks. I know I should try a new dish sometimes but I like choosing meals I am familiar with. I have noticed a change in how I eat.
I haven’t been eating as well as I used to. I’m cheating more often. Meaning I go out to eat more often. The foods are not as tasty as I remember. I don’t think quality is an issue with Fresh Diet. I think it’s just me. The regularity of these meals are making my taste buds wilt. I think I might just suspend the meals for several weeks and start it back up later.
Breakfast: The burrito was not rolled up. It was a 1/4 slice of green tortilla that was topped with eggs, bell peppers and cheese. Though it was good, I thought it was more like a pizza then burrito.
Lunch: I had a late lunch, almost at 4 pm. The salad was alot. I thought it had too much mozzarella. I felt like it was nothing but cheese and pasta and not enough baby spinach. It filled me up fine.
Dinner: I had cheated a snacked on my 2 year old’s pizza. It was 1 slice. Then 1 hour later I had the dinner. It tasted okay. The grilled chicken was a lot thicker than usual. The sauce had a bit of spice. What I love are the portabellas which is in most of my meals. The asparagus was good but the stalks are not large, very thin.
Snacks: I skipped these snacks because I already had the pizza.
Overall: Today’s meal was average. Everything is edible thank goodness but these are not the foods I would normally eat. I am not a big salad fan for lunch nor would I each sandwiches for lunch. I am realizing I might have to change my eating habits after this trial diet is over. There are some foods that are really good for my body.
Breakfast: I love egg bakes! It’s my new favorite thing. I think it is easy to make too. I wish I have the ability to cook well. I do not have the patience. And I am the only eating these foods. My two kids are too young and my husband is picky beyond words.
Lunch: Lovely lunch. I felt like it was an English meal. The food was light yet filling. All I was missing was a pot of tea. Unfortunately my baby lettuce salad on the side included a little bug on the leaves. It just left me shuddering to think if there were any other bugs in it.
Dinner: Vegitarian? wow… those meatballs were the best I have ever tasted! It was super soft and moist. It just melted in my mouth.
Snack 1: The skewers were delicous. It was tough but it was tender. Just okay.
Snack 2: Did not eat last night. I have the peanut butter cheesecake from the night before.
Overall: Continually loving the meals. Especially the part where I don’t have to cook anything.
Breakfast: I do not remember breakfast except scarfing it down in minutes. I was starving when I woke up.
Lunch: Skirt steak salad… chewy. Lettuce was wilting a bit. Had onions on salad that gave a kick… but was a bit too much of a kick.
Dinner: I went to Luby’s. So the turkey sausages are left for another time. Luby’s on the other hand… was plentiful and hit the spot for me.
Snack 1 and Snack 2: Have not yet been eaten.
Overall: Yes I cheated at dinner. i do feel like I need to cheat 1 day a week. When I know I’m on a diet, the diet itself won’t work. Sometimes cheating helps with progress. (or am I just deluding myself?)
Breakfast: The portions are getting larger. In a way. I was pretty full after breakfast. I was shocked that I chosed a meal with goat cheese. I am not a very adventurous eater. In my mind I am. But reality tells a different story. The goat cheese was a lot more pungent… a stronger taste. It wasn’t bad with all the other flavorings like eggs, sun dried tomato etc.
Lunch: Whoa.. another huge sandwich! It was the size of the whole plastic container! I love BBQ pulled pork. I can make that pretty easily. This recipe had mushrooms that added a juicy, sweet texture with the BBQ pork mix. Different.
Dinner: Crab cakes were delish! I don’t like the broccoli mash. It’s the 2nd or 3rd time I had it and it hasn’t grown on me.
Snack 1: Beef ravioli… umm umm good. every bite was cherished.
Snack 2: Pita pocket of curried egg salad… I wouldn’t have ever thought I like this. Tasted like a devil’s egg sandwich.
Wow, I was shocked when I opened the Fresh Diet bag today. The portions are getting bigger. Except for breakfast.
Breakfast: Quiche… wow.. really good. the mozzarella just oozed after heating. I felt like I was eating pizza. I didn’t really taste the zucchini though.
Lunch: When I saw thing panini, I thought I had hit the jackpot! It was huge!!!! I was sooo full after eating this sandwich. First time I felt full after a meal since forever!!! It was delicious. Then I realized, No meat?! What? How could that be? I could go veggitarian.
Dinner: I never would have thought this meal would fill me up. Tofu??? But it did. I was stuffed. Either my stomach is getting smaller or the portions are getting larger.
Snack 1: Chicken with lemon glaze.. I remember the chicken. I don’t remember the lemon glaze.
Snack 2: Sugar free and decadent chocolate cupcake. Give me the recipe!!!! It is addicting stuff.
Overal: I’m feeling good. I feel like I’m getting the hang of the portions. I do still get hungry in the middle of the day but it’s not bad. It does get bad around dinner time though. I don’t get off of work until 7 pm so I’m always rushing home and eating.
Wow it’s getting harder and harder to eat these foods. While they are good, I am still hungry after each meal. I start to crave other snacks.
Well this was what I had for the day:
Breakfast: Still not a fan of ricotta cheese. I don’t know why I keep choosing it. I assume it’s because nothing else on the menu appeals to me. The ricotta cheese isn’t that flavorful. It is just a filling and it does enhance the other flavors of the bananas and the chocolate (or a substance that looks like chocolate but lacks the richness of chocolate).
Lunch: I really like lentil soup. But maybe I just got over tonsilitis so the lentil has that flakely outer layer. That made me cough a lot. The turket sausage was good but chewy.
– There are still no heating instructions with anything. Sometimes I might over heat the food causing chewiness.
Dinner: Very good. I love pork, beets, and pasta! But after the meal, I was still hungry so I actually took out a leftover meal from 2 nights ago: Fillet of Sole with Lemon Caper Sauce with Butternut Squash Puree and Sauteed Shitake Mushrooms.
Yes I had two dinners. I was really stuffed and I didn’t like the feeling.
Snack 1: Lamb.. yummy. chewy but yummy.
Snack 2: Mangoes and pudding. perfect combinations. Though the pudding looked different. It was more condensed than smooth like Jello pudding.
Overall, the meals are awesome! I love the variety and it is very easy to select your meals. I hadn’t selected any meals for the next two weeks, and I received a reminder email. I love the personal feeling with the Fresh Diet company. Really enjoying it.
I have not been doing very well on the Fresh Diet. I love the food. I love the convenience of not cooking yet I’m still eating healthy. But I find myself starving throughout the day. I do try to snack on almonds and a granola bar but it still doesn’t fill me up. Yet I still feel like I have energy and I’m not as stuffed as I used to be after I eat. So there are good points and there are some bad points.
I do feel the good out weighs the bad though.
So for this Monday I had really good meals.
Breakfast: The eggs were amazing. I love southerwestern tastes. I love the corn and the pepperjack cheese that gives everything a good spicy taste.
Lunch: The veggie wrap was filling. The first time I really really full and it was a good sized portion. The only negative was the avocado was brown and looked weird. But it didn’t taste bad.
Dinner: It was okay. There are still no heating instructions with any of the food. My estimate was at 1 minute and 30 seconds but I guess it was too much and the beef was chewy. The cauliflower puree was the size of a half dollar. Not much. There was a lot of mixed veggies and the asparagus was tasty.
Snack 1: The crostini was okay. I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to heat it up or not. It microwaved it for 15 seconds and it was still cold. There was no taste. Only a slight saltiness from the bread. I do like the idea of it. And I think if I were to make it, it would be easy to make.
Dessert: Chocolate covered strawberry with ricotta cheese – 1 strawberry even though the menu said plural. The chocolate had no flavor. And I thought it tasted odd with ricotta cheese.
Overall the meals were fine. I am not a picky eater so I did enjoy the differences in each meal. I do wish I would have the ability to make my own meals. But I get ill just thinking about cooking. I’m just not good at cooking. I tend to over buy grocery items and then the food goes to waste.
I think the diet started off very well but life got in the way. My days can start either on time or not on schedule at all. With 2 kids under 2 years old, some times I can’t micromanage every thing down to the last detail. Because some times 1 kid might have other ideas that causes a big mess. And then my schedule will be knocked down like dominoes.
Lately breakfast and lunch are 1 meal.
Granted the portions are small enough to be combined into 1 big meal yet the big meal isn’t really big either. It would fill me up but it won’t make me completely full.
Breakfast Rating: Omelet was good. But I hardly tasted any cheese.
Lunch Rating: Very small wrap. I had a philly cheese steak wrap several days ago and it was really a good sized portion. Today was extra small. Tasty but not at all filling if I didn’t have the omelet with it.
Dinner Rating: I did not eat the sole. I instead ate the salmon that I was supposed to eat 2 nights ago. The salmon was tender but seemed kind of under cooked. Even though it was cooked beforehand and I heated it for 2 minutes. The broccoli was green but the ends of the stems were browning. And the brown rice was really good. I usually do not like brown rice but this had some tomatoes mixed in.
Snack 1 Rating: Whoa nelly! Lobster! yeah it was goooooodddd!!!!
Snack 2 Rating: The dessert was all right. Kind of made me think of gelato. And I’m not really into gelato.