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Fresh Diet Update – 1 Year Later

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

Fresh Diet Groupon

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.

Day 14

Day 14 Fresh Diet Menu

 

 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.

Day 13

Day 13 Fresh Diet

 

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.

Day 12

Day 12

 

 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?)

Day 11

Day 11

 

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.

Day 10

Fresh Diet Day 10

 

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.

Day #9

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:

Day 9 Fresh Diet

 

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.

Day 8

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.

Fresh Diet Menu

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.

Day 7

Day 7 on Fresh Diet

 

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.