10 days in and I have lost 5lbs - I hoped it would have lost more by now but I haven't but still feel motivated. I was really pleased to see a really good choice available for me as a vegetarian. The meals are delicious and so quick and easy to prepare - great for me as I really hate cooking! I have felt hungry on occasions but am determined to keep going! My only criticism is that I think it is quite expensive and I thought about it for quite some while before deciding to go ahead - but it will be worth it if I achieve my goal.
I have received this request to review Diet Chef after having had the product for one week. I have lost 6lbs in that week and can honestly say that I have enjoyed the food and have found it easy so far.
I find it difficult to take on board the 2000 calories I am supposed to, however at nearly 20 stone I am sure that for me to lose up to 3lbs a week would not be a problem.
My issue with reviewing Diet Chef after 1 week is that any weight loss programme is a long term thing, ask me in sis months about it and I will be able to give an honest and useful report. At the moment I like the products and feel I am going to succeed, but in all honesty all the reports written after a week on diet chef are meaningless.
Diet Chef should be asking people for reviews after at least three months using their products.
I ticked 3 stars because to leave them blank is not on option.
This is a really easy and healthy way to lose weight. I lost over 2 stone the first time I used Diet Chef a few years ago, and since then I've used it a couple of times just for a month to knock a few extra pounds off before holidays. The food is really good and saves me planning, shopping or preparing low cal foods myself. It's just easier than any other diet because it's all there and I don't need to do anything other than heat up the food. My only complaint (hence the 4 stars) is that you have to buy at least a month's supply at a time which is expensive and means you have to have all the meals. I wish they sold the items separately so I could mix and match meals and snacks according to my taste and how much I want. I'd like to be able to buy just lunches and dinners as that's the hard part of dieting. A bowl of porridge for breakfast is easy and cheap to do myself and I can go without the snacks. So I'd rather not pay for some of the items that I don't want. That would make it even more economical. Options!
The staff are patient and for an old, that's very comforting. Love the food I like and getting fed up with my friends wanting to try them!!!
Two have said after Xmas they will be joining. That's good, may be they will leave me alone at lunch times.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I came off diet chef about 18 months ago as I had achieved my goal but per usual (having little will-power) things have started to slide --- back into old habits, the cream cake here, the bar of chocolate there etc. So before things got too out of control it's back to Diet Chef again. It taught me just how much I was over eating and as it's the ONLY diet I found to work so it's back to it. I say diet but you don't really feel you are dieting and it's bliss just to open a packet. I just add some vegetables as they are low in calories to the meals. I did not realise just all the time spent in food preparation, so I've more time to do other things. To have your food all ready and portioned out for you is great and the meals are very tasty. I particularly like the Chicken Korma and the Sweet & Sour Chicken, I just add a bit of rice to this. The soups are also very filling and tasty. And my treat 99% of the time is a packet of sweet maple flavoured popcorn (yummy).
With a busy life when I cannot always be sure what or when I can eat, Diet Chef is just what I needed to make sure I can grab something and it does not interfere with my job.
At the same time I am not eating junk food so my weight is kept at the correct one.
I have managed to lose 7lbs in the first week of using Diet Chef and expect to lose 2 stone over the next 2 months.
I have been on diet chef now for two weeks and have lost 11lb so pleased it is really teaching me about portion control and that you can have a bit of naughty although i have hit a blip this weekend was drinking and i ate some really nice things, But im back on track now till the Xmas dinner xx
I've only been on the diet for a week but have found the lack of information on the web site and in the booklet to be non existent! I even sent an email asking a question that did get a reply but it didn't resolve my question. So I'm going it alone and with the food being quite expensive hope I'm doing right.
All that said the food I have had so far has been really tasty and filling and does not tast of diet food, just home made meals.
The Diet Chef is a tasty and quick food but little expencive for me. I'm on this diet not even one week yet so I can't tell how much effective it is. Anyway I'm happy so far and I'll keep it for longer to see if is really working. At the moment I'll recomend this diet to my friends.
I've started Diet Chef about a week ago and I am positively surprised. Never though that the meals prepared for me can be so tasty and filing. Of course from the beginning I had a couple of snack on the side what could put me off... but I get back on track and enjoying my new lifestyle.
I was really apprehensive of the food I was thinking that the meat would be cheap and nasty like you get in microwave meals. But every meal I have had so far has been tasty and of top quality. Beef has been just how I like it and in my opinion restaurant quality food in general! I feel that at this early stage this is a diet that does not feel like one! Thanks Diet Chef!
Dear Diet Chief
I can thank you enough for sending me all of the food in one box it was all fresh and all the meals taste amazing. I am proud to say I am only in my first week and lost 7 pounds in weight already. This plan is amazing and does work and I love having fresh veg and salads with all the dinners. The popcorn is lovely and my favourite is the salt and vinegar flavour. Porridge is my favourite and love the apple and cinnamon one. Diet chef you have changed my view on dieting it is so much fun and I love it.
Both my husband and I have been Diet chef customers for over a year now. However we have noticed a gradual deterioration in choice of food available.
Lunch - only soup with one tray dish options . Not everyone can get access to a microwave at lunch so need more tray dishes that can be eaten either hot or cold. Meal replacements bars are not a preferred choice to a meal but I had to take all meal bars for lunch this time.
Main meal - Favourite or most popular dishes seem to be out stock i.e. Tikka Curry, Chille etc. Most popular dishes should never run out.
Snacks - reducing snack options avialable.
It feels as though Diet Chef are reducing the highend options, leaving people with the cheaper choice options so that they make more profit on each hamper sold.
Please go back to the good old days, before you become so popular and driven by profit that you are reducing choice for your customers.
At the moment it feels as though your prices are going up while choice and value for money is going down.
Have only been on it for just under a week, however a friend has lost 4st in 3 months.
Meals are absolutely delicious, still cannot believe how much I enjoy the food given my hate of microwavable meals.
Easy to follow, delicious food, great results. It's not rocket science, Diet Chef is the way forward. (Better results if you take on some form of exercise)
Good luck :)
My experience of ordering has been mostly positive - the order was dispatched on time and included everything I'd ordered.
My only issue is that almost immediately, as a consequence of a previous enquiry, I then received a number of better introductory price offers than the order I had just placed.
I know its down to marketing strategies, but its annoying to pay an advertised price and then be offered the same plan at a discounted rate on the same day.
My initial order was mixed up due to website reverting to standard delivery. Contacted diet chef and got an operator [name], I was very annoyed at my delivery. Reason being when you adjust your life to begin a diet then it does wrong it is annoying. No customer care no immediate solution offered. What came across very strongly was "you have our goods to the value of £180 and before we can resolve this we want it back and we will not send a replacement until we have checked that you have sent us back OUR goods" No consideration given to the money I had spent on this. Very very annoyed. She spent a lot of time back and fro to talk to her manager [Name]. Everything she discussed was obviously read from a slip of paper and she could not make any decisions. [Name] came on the phone with this monotone voice, " I have been listening to the conservation......" Again no customer care and very company minded chat. When I mentioned I may not continue - this again was full of this is what you signed up and you are obliged - threat - this is what you promised us, quite manipulative...blah blah blah. Company company company.......not interested in customer. We did however reach an agreement where I could keep what I liked in the food package and send the rest back. Only then when they checked I had not kept a grain of food could they release my full order. This I can understand but please do not be so greedy and desperate for business. The food tastes a lot better than the sour conversations I had with your staff. Some of the soups are quite heavy those with beans, and the smoked bacon one - difficult to find a whiff of any bacon. The rest is quite acceptable and some I have enjoyed. But I hope that for the rest of my life I never ever have to deal with your customer service people. They really did sour my experience. I work in the food industry and can appreciate how difficult it is to please everyone. I take it other than this review there is no back-up as to how to help you with diet.
The food is all excellent quality, tasty and home cooked impression as advertised. Three things that would make it even better:
A plan which allows for a bigger breakfast. Seems currently to assume that everyone dislikes realist or isn't hungry then - but I am!
Greater clarity about what and how much to add in terms of vegetables and fruit. It's a bit vague these days and could easily lead to exceeding calories. Could even consider an optional extra of a delivery of selected veg and fruit
A plan which allows you to buy only the dinners. It isn't always possible to microwave lunch - am working in an office which doesn't have that facility.
Have tried so many different types of diets and failed at all of them. Have not started as particularly overweight (10 stone 5) but couldn't seem to stop the weight creeping on. Have actually found a diet I know I can stick too. Been on Diet Chef for 5 days now and can honestly say I have not felt hungry once. However the scales have dropped by 3 pounds.
The first time I used Diet Chef I lost 31/2 stone in 4 months. I had a lot more energy, looked fabulous and felt great.
I'm hoping to lose 11/2 stone over the next twelve weeks...before my summer holiday, so that I can enjoy all the culinary delights without the worry of putting on an excessive amount of unwanted pounds.
I have lost 8 pound in just over a week. Words can't express how happy I am with that. I still have 2 stone to lose but I am confident I will do in the 12 week plan I have signed up for with Diet Chef. The foods are sooo delicious, especially the dinners and it only takes a couple of mins... Bonus!! Very happy, and would recommend to anyone. :-) xx
I'm not a fan of fad diets or magical pills, potions and patches but there was something that intrigued me about Diet Chef. It's just a calorie controlled diet, what's so special about that?, I hear you say. Yes it is, and calorie counting is bound to work as you're aim is to consume less calories than you actually need.
So why did I choose to give Diet Chef a go? Well put simply... convenience. I've calorie counted before and although it's a good way to lose weight at a controlled rate, keeping track of what I'd eaten was always a drawback. It wouldn't take me long to get tired of weighing, counting, portioning and recording food and so I'd end up falling back into my old eating routine. Diet Chef does away with all of this as everything is already calculated for you.
On to the food... when you think of a diet, you usually think of cutting back on all the treats, great tasting meals and portions you're used to. Diet Chef blows this myth right out of the water! I played it safe during the first month by ordering food I recognised and I've been amazed at how delicious everything has tasted. I felt a little hungry in the first week as anyone would reducing their food intake, but since then I've not felt like I needed anything additional to eat. Suffice to say I've been a little more adventurous for my second hamper.
The only snag with Diet Chef is the price. I'm sure they have their reasons for charging what they do and yes they have vouchers/offers for two and three month plans, but remember these offers are for the first month only. If you're after convenience like I was, then I'd say it's worth the expenditure. I would certainly consider ordering again in the future should I feel my trousers becoming a little tight.
Ok so did I lose any weight? Yes I did! I started the month at 11st 8 and ended it at 11st 3. I still have a month to go so there is a real possibility for me to reach my goal of 11st.
I've used diet chef for a while but only really seriously recently and have started to loose weight
It's very easy to use and really convenient for me as I travel quite a bit with work
I've delayed a few hampers with ease and had a damaged hamper and the doors was replaced without and quibbles
The food is really good and I've worked out what works best for me and fits in with my lifestyle
I thought I would give this ago as I have struggled to loose weight with other clubs... I thought I needed all my meal prepared and I was rite. This really works gorgeous me as I now live alone so not buying for more family members, which does make things a lot easier.. I lost 8 lb in the first 10 days. Which to me was fab... And some of the meals are very tasty. Some I don't like but you avoid them next time.. Great snacks too..
Love diet chef I am really pleased with the results so far have lose 2 stone in 8 weeks still more to go though, didn't jthink I would do it .
I hav only tasted one meal that I didnt like however it was not something I would normally go for -
I have been on plan for a week now, I was weighed last night and lost 7lbs in the first week so Very Very happy and surprisingly satisfied :)
I would recommend,
I've used Diet Chef in the past and found it to be an excellent way to lose weight. I'd put on a bit of unwanted weight again, so automatically turned to Diet Chef to help me shed those extra pounds. Unfortunately, this time round, I haven't found the food to be as tasty as it has in the past. I should point out that I am vegetarian, so these comments don't relate to the full range of meals, only those suitable for veggies. Breakfasts and snacks are fine, but the lunches and dinners seem to lack the tastiness they had in the past. Sorry, Diet Chef, the quality of the food is still good, but the recipes just don't do it for me.
I have used deit chef twice to loose weight before cycling holidays. The food is great. I never feel hungry and there is enough flexibility that you can go out for a meal or pint now and again as long as you watch your calories and still loose the weight.
The company is very trustworthy and delivers what it says when it says it's going to.
I highly recommend this after trying every other diet this really works.
I ordered Diet Chef after receiving a recommendation for a colleague in the US of a similar product that he has used. I had previously successfully lost over 2 stone. However i had hit a wall 2.5 stone off my optimum weight and no matter what i have tried i have not been able to break it.
I have now been on Diet Chef for a week and i have lost 7 lbs!! That isn't a miss type. Yes 7lbs in 1 week. The food is in good portions and i have not come across anything i have not found tasty to date.
I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling with weight loss. If you stick to it and don't cheat, it works!
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