Saturday, September 25, 2021

I lost 1.5kg in 5 days with this meal plan.

If you follow me on Instagram (if you don't, I'm at @lilmisswonderwoman hihi), you'll know that I've recently started a meal plan with Eat's Life Manila.

While I've finally found a good groove in terms of fitness - one that I can actually maintain while having fun and not feeling like it's a chore - I realized that I wouldn't really reach my goals if I didn't change my eating habits. Although I have been eating healthily for the most part (protein shakes in the morning and lots of protein and veggies throughout the day), I wasn't really paying much heed to how many calories I was consuming. And when I felt the need to have something sweet, I'd just go for it. But you know what they say: if you want to reach your goals, you gotta commit. So a meal plan sounded about right.

Now, y'all know this isn't my first meal plan rodeo. In fact, this is my fourth. Lol. The reason why the others didn't work out for me was pretty simple: I love food with a passion and they simply weren't delicious. While they'd have a good meal in there every now and then, they were never consistently good. And as a certified food lover, that was an important factor for me. Eat's Life Manila has consistently good food. As in every meal is actually delicious and doesn't feel like I'm eating "diet food" at all. I especially love that they have sweet and yummy snacks to curb my cravings for cake and chocolate.

Of course, it took some getting used to. When I eat, I really eat, after all. So the smaller portions definitely weren't enough to fill me up on the first two days. I could literally hear my tummy complaining about the smaller food portions I was suddenly feeding it. And by Day 3, when a friend sent me my favorite food in the world, I didn't even think twice and just ate it. I'm proud to say that was my only moment of weakness during this first week of diet food-ing, though. :)

I am currently on Day 6 of my diet and have treated myself to a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte, as well. But I do work out every single day - walang mintis! - and as per my weigh-in, which I decided to do today para may real basis yung review ko, I'm proud (and honestly surprised) to announce that I've already lost 1.5kg. That's for this week of dieting alone.

I was honestly very skeptical when I started this diet. I also told people that I'd test it out for two weeks first to see if their meals are actually good and if I can survive on them. It has only been roughly a week so far, but I'm confident in saying that it's totally doable. While it isn't something I can do every single week because my job entails reviewing a lot of food, it's definitely something I will be signing up for whenever I have weeks of zero food reviews lined up.

The food is delicious. It is actually effective for my goals (which is currently weight loss), and it eliminates the stress of wondering what to cook every single meal. You just need to pop their meals in the microwave for a couple of minutes and they're good to go! Plus, they have meals that I don't know how to cook yet, like kare-kare and lasagna. Definitely well worth it for me!

Even if weight loss isn't your current goal, they've got meal plans for practically any goals you have, as well as special meal plans for those with diet restrictions. Check out their full range of meal plans here. You may also use my discount code EATSANJ300 to get 300 pesos off! :)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your weight loss. I just started working out again myself.