THE COST OF EATING TO LOSE WEIGHT

I’ve recently noticed a few “go-getters” starting their own businesses in the fitness environment. Whether it’s training programmes, meal plans, a hot-headed fitness guru or a healthy meal-delivery platform.

Elan, from SleekGeek, is an inspiration to pretty much anyone looking to lose weight.
The SleekGeek website (above) is a plethora of information.
Although the FitChef (left) options are abundant, sometimes it’s better to just keep it simple for first-time users — the iHealth Meals (right) offer a much simpler option.
The support from iHealth is pretty awesome — near instant responses make it a pleasure to deal with them.
Your iHealth Meals arrive nicely packed and ready for consumption. Each meal doesn’t look like much — but once you open the packaging and begin consuming you realise how large the portions actually are.
The meal plan is sent to you a week in advance and the macro-enabled spreadsheet allows you to amend your plan before 24h00 on Wednesday evenings. In my case, I had requested no fish, coriander or peppers but I never received a new menu with my amendments; so here’s to hoping I don’t get the Wednesday lunch!
The first snack (bottom left) was a great smoothie and lunch (top right) was not as dry as it looks. The second snack (top left) could have been separated a bit better in the box and dinner (bottom right) was a little disappointing for a start.
The immune-booster shake (top left) is accompanied by crunchy Almonds and offers a decent prelude to lunch (bottom left). The second snack (top right) contains a lot of mayonnaise whilst the Greek dinner dish (bottom right) looks a little bland at first glance — but tastes pretty good.
Lunch (left) was great. The steak was cooked so brilliantly how can I give it anything less than a 10! Dinner (right) didn’t look too amazing but [apparently] it tasted just fine.
The smoothie (top left) was pretty interesting but the lunch (bottom left) was just incredible. My second snack (top right) was almost as tasty as dinner (bottom right)!
Dinner (left) was served with a fairly dry slaw and a wedge of apple so I decided to steal from Mom’s famous cucumber salad and liven up my plate (right) a little in place of the slaw.
The quality of meals (lunch and dinner above) has dipped ten-fold since last week.
Thursday’s dinner has some colour back to it — thank goodness!
Much the same can be said for the snacks in this week — a horrible looking one on the left and the chicken liver (I assume?) is strangely served with some carrot sticks and whole baby tomatoes.

Traveller, Blogger, Author, Sports Fanatic. Chairman of Rygersdal Football Club, Founder of Incoming SA and The Kimberly Rose Cancer Foundation.

Traveller, Blogger, Author, Sports Fanatic. Chairman of Rygersdal Football Club, Founder of Incoming SA and The Kimberly Rose Cancer Foundation.