When it comes to getting creative with nutritious foods, I have always thought I was a bit of a Jedi in the kitchen. Being gluten free, vegetarian and allergic to eggs it has been lifelong challenge but one I quite enjoyed. Recently discovering I have hypothyroidism meant I could no longer eat dairy either, not that I had consumed much prior anyway, but this did throw an additional spanner in the works. You could not understand my joy when I discovered there was a food delivery service that could easily cover all these needs!! Enter, Eat Fit Food.
Eat Fit Food: Convenient, dietitian-approved meals with gluten free, dairy free & low carb options who also cater for vegetarians.
“For the time-poor health conscious individual. This program provides you with the flexibility to order any combination of meals on the days you choose. Select from a wide variety of breakfasts, snacks, meals, juices and desserts.”
My Plan: I decided on the 10 Day Cleanse with the vegetarian option, which is free from dairy, wheat and gluten. The meals are planned around an intake of approximately 1400 calories per day and consist of a cleansing juice, breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. The claim is that the 10 Day Cleanse will eliminate and neutralise the toxins found in our bodies.
So yes, it sounds great! But did it live up to my expectations…?
The meals are delivered (in the early hours of the morning) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are ready and waiting for you when you rise. The regular delivery ensures you are eating only the freshest meals.
When the packs first arrived, I sat on the couch with my new cooler bags of food – excitedly reading through each carefully packed meal for the next two days. I actually continued to do this every time I received a new delivery!! Ha, ha – what can I say, I’m a foodie!
The Verdict: The meals were absolutely delicious! I did not have the same breakfast, lunch or dinner throughout the entire cleanse. The meals were not only innovative but flavours were perfectly balanced and just the right portions to keep you feeling content.
Here is how the cleanse should be eaten:
Juice: before Breakfast. Designed to wake up the senses on rising.
Breakfast: 7am – 7.30am. First meal of the day to set you up with energy.
Snack: 10am – 10.30. Just when you start to feel a little peckish, there is a delicious snack to get your through to lunch.
Lunch: 1pm – 1.30pm. Ensure you choose the heavier option for lunch.
Snack: 4pm – 4.30pm. Again, just in time to avoid reaching for the afternoon sugar or caffeine hit.
Dinner: 7pm – 7.30pm. Where possible, consume 2 hours prior to going to bed to allow time for digestion.
Common improvements include:
– Less bloating
– Improved concentration and mental clarity
– Clearer eyes and skin, happier mood, better sleep quality , improved energy levels
– Less angst over meal planning and making suitable food choices
– More regular bowel habits
A general guide, you can expect to lose: 0.5 – 1kg on a 5 day Cleanse ; 1 – 3kg on a 10 day Cleanse ; 2 – 5kg on a 20 day cleanse
Final result: I definitely saw a difference in my skin and eyes and no doubt there was less energy going into deciding what to eat! I didn’t even touch a pot or saucepan for 10 days. My kitchen stayed spotless!! The biggest surprise for me is that I lost 2 kgs!!!!! I wasn’t expecting to lose any weight as I pride myself of how well I eat…the fact I lost this much without feeling at all deprived was pretty amazing.
All in all, the food was amazingly tasty, I wasn’t at all hungry and I felt overall a lot healthier. The biggest take away for me was a reset on serving size. Living with, and cooking for my hubby (eats anything and everything and doesn’t put on a gram of weight) has somehow increased my typical serving size. Not by much but enough to need a reset.
Thanks Eat Fit Food – I HIGHLY recommend!
Note* I was provided with this meal plan for an objective product test. At no point was I encouraged in any direction or paid for my view on their service.