The "Diet Chef" Method
Most of you would have seen adverts for weight loss companies such as ‘Diet Chef’. These companies are different; I will give them that, but are they any good? Should you invest your hard earned cash and trust in them?
So, how do they work? Well, in blunt terms, they work in the same way as picking up the phone and ordering a fatty, greasy take away. I personally have not used Diet Chef, but the method is simple. (I am simply using Diet Chef as an example, instead of naming all of the companies) When using a company like Diet Chef, you have meals delivered to your door. I have looked at some, and yes, they do look healthy, and nice, but is it a good method? Here is my view.
If you have an upcoming event, such as, a photo shoot, a wedding, a red carpet (if you’re a celeb!) then this method MAY work for you. That is if you’re looking for a quick weight loss, rather than a permanent weight loss. By eating meals that get delivered to you that you know are healthy, low fat etc, then yes, of course you can lose weight. Now here is the bad part. By doing it this way, you’re just going to be used to getting food delivered to your door, you pop it in the microwave/oven, ‘cook’ it and then eat. What does that remind you of? That’s right, those (actually unhealthy) microwave meals you can get from your local supermarket. What is it also like? Well.... ordering food to your house.... I think that sounds like ordering that ‘good old’ fatty takeaway. So, by doing this, you’re not learning anything, you’re not getting used to shopping for healthy, nutritious foods, your simply eating what your given. A method such as Diet Chef is NOT a long term thing, so you cannot do that for the rest of your life. So, when you stop, for whatever reason, you’re going to be ‘lost’ again, back to not knowing what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, how to cook certain foods, shopping without just straying to the cake isle etc etc. That is the bad part of this method.
If you want permanent weight loss, you have to change your lifestyle, your way of thinking about foods, learn how to prepare and cook healthy, tasty meals. By simply ordering meals, regardless if they are healthy or not, is not a long term weight loss solution, it’s just a ‘quick fix’. All of these ‘fad diets’ out there, are they recommended by nutritionists and personal trainers? No. (If they are, lord help us!) THE best way to lose weight and KEEP it off, is to go and see a nutritionist, get a proper nutrition plan, which educates you and changes your way of thinking, and get a personal trainer. That method has been used for many, many years. How long has Diet Chef been around? And all of the other ‘fad diets’? Not that long. Many of them pop up each year, and many die out each year. There is a reason for that.