These days, diet food deliveries aren’t so unique anymore. We’ve got a lot to choose from, even those that started with the intent to only feed a small circle of friends or officemates. Delicious Diet (DD) is one of the most popular diet food programs in the Philippines with quality menus. Jeff of Delicious Diet Support contacted me to try their service and share what I can say about it.

The verdict? I think they deserve the credit of their name. Although there were some misses in terms of flavor, DD’s food generally tasted fine considering that they’re 1200-calorie diet meals. Their claims, “downright healthy,” “definitely balanced,” and “delightfully convenient,” are quite believable, too. Here’s the menu I got for Delicious Diet’s food plan  last week (May 18-22, 2015):

Review of Delicious Diet PH (5-Day Program and Food Delivery)

Service: ★★★★★

Confirmation of order was done via SMS. I simply provided my name, email address, delivery address, and preference of delivery time (morning or evening). For morning deliveries, the sender is expected to arrive at 5:30AM-9:30AM for same-day consumption; for evening deliveries, expected delivery time is 5:00PM-9:30PM on the day before consumption. “Evening” sounded better for me since I leave the house at around 8AM, and Delicious Diet cannot guarantee a specific time within the given time range in the morning. Thankfully, all diet deliveries were sent on time as promised.

Delicious Diet menus are posted on their Facebook page a week before so you get to see the list of food you’ll munch for next week’s subscription. As eating right can be tricky, it’s good that they show a meal plan to plant seeds of expectation in your mind.

Food: ★★★★☆

Delicious Diet’s five-day meal program proves that “diet foods” don’t have to be tasteless. While there were some that I didn’t like (particularly the pasta in salsa rossa sauce, which was more like a punchline to a bad pasta joke, and the minced meat in lettuce cups, which didn’t taste fresh and was meh at best), the rest kept me full and satisfied. Ingredients used did not taste artificial, including snacks, and that’s a good sign that the food was well-made. Genuinely delicious for me were those marked with asterisks (see below). 🙂

Monday

  • Breakfast: Baked pork, breakfast bun*
  • Lunch: Chicken inasal, native vegetables, organic rice
  • Snack: Banana fritters with coco sugar-cinnamon sprinkle*
  • Dinner: Beef in peanut sauce, garlic kangkong, organic rice

Tuesday

  • Breakfast: Florentine hash skillet
  • Lunch: Minced meat in lettuce cups, organic rice
  • Snack: Veggie sticks, hummus
  • Dinner: General Tso’s chicken

Wednesday

  • Breakfast: Open-faced sloppy Joe
  • Lunch: Chicken divan, organic rice
  • Snack: Baked pastry and tea
  • Dinner: Fish in soy-ginger sauce, organic rice*

Thursday

  • Breakfast: Tuna omelet*
  • Lunch: White adobo, organic rice
  • Snack: Melba toasts, mushroom dip
  • Dinner: Pasta in salsa rossa sauce

Friday

  • Breakfast: Grilled vegetable sandwich in whole wheat ciabatta*
  • Lunch: Pork tenderloin in spinach pesto sauce, organic rice*
  • Snack: Baked pastry and tea
  • Dinner: Grilled salmon, organic rice*

To most, 1200 calories is little and may not be enough to sustain energy or keep the stomach full for the day. But what matters more is eating enough of the right kind of food and staying away of those with “empty calories” or food without nutrients. Delicious Diet meals seem to be balanced with vegetables, meat, fish, and some sweets. Ultimately, portion control with careful distribution of calories throughout the day is key.

Price for Value: ★★★☆☆

Delicious Diet must be praised for being one of the top diet meals in the Philippines that design a system to help people change eating habits for good. PhP 1800 for five days (regular set) is not totally cheap, however it’s also not the most expensive either. Provided were real food that’s well thought out and not those goods just straight out of the can. Taste was okay and service was great. With these reasons, I say the price for value is reasonable.

Without an added delivery cost, Delicious Diet delivers to: Makati, Fort, Mckinley, Otis, Rockwell, Pioneer, Mandaluyong, Eastwood, Libis, Marcos Highway, Cubao, Marikina, Pasig, White Plains, Katipunan, Xavierville, Kamias, Anonas, Teacher’s Village, Tomas Morato, Tandang Sora, Fairview, Commonwealth, Congressional, Banawe, Sampaloc, Paco, Taft, and Pasay. For South Deliveries, delivery fee is PhP 100.

Delicious Diet is recommended for those who are too busy to cook meals every day and for those who can spare a few expense to drop pounds effectively. Since I am not really up to losing weight, I’m not the best person to ask when it comes to this matter. 🙂 For reviews and testimonials related to weight loss with the help of Delicious Diet, visit their Facebook page. You’ll surely find a lot there!

For inquiries/orders, contact 09088797915
Date Published: 05/26/2015
12 / 15 stars

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49 Responses

  1. mr_jeng

    OMFG!!!! dude 1200 kcal a day. I wont last with this kind of diet… I tried something similar before and I just rebounded LOL! (going to Cebu the next week definitely added to it) Although, I guess it soothes you. I mean if you could take it, go for it but it takes some getting used to. For the price of the meal, I guess its all right as most have the same kind of pricing and delivery is included.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha I don’t think I will also last such a diet if I go to the gym regularly. My usual intake is about 1500 calories but then considering that I burn at least 1100 even without doing anything because of muscle mass, I would have to eat more food to keep me energized and alive. 🙂

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  2. Amanda

    This was such a great post because it really broke down what a 5 day meal program looks like. I feel like whenever I look into something like this, I can only find vague information. It looks like the items were tasty and the delivery was convenient.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, thanks, Amanda. 🙂 By now you have more familiarity about what it’s like to take diet food for five days. You can also try to order from Delicious Diet and find out for yourself if you’ll like it.

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  3. MJ

    This certainly is a good portion of food. I am looking to revamp my diet and exercise. Definitely worth checking out. I like that you mention the price per value and the taste. Decisions, decisions.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Having food delivered straight to your doorstep is such a huge stress relief. With Delicious Diet’s service, you don’t have to think of food to incorporate to your meals to stay healthy and at the same time lean. It’s nice to have everything pre-planned and not have anything else to worry about.

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  4. Danielle K

    That definitely does not look like diet food. It looks a lot like what I’d eat on a daily basis. Nice that they break it down into 5 meals. I’ve looked into some home delivery meal things like this in my area, may finally have to give it a try.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Wow haha the food looked okay and those are also not what I would think diet meals are either. I like how DD is focusing more on portion sizes rather than follow a fad diet.

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  5. Kita

    I tried doing the 1200 calorie for a diet I was on and I thought I would die maybe it was because the food wasn’t fulling someone told me to use a powder but I am still skeptical. Great review!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Kita. Not everyone may get used to eating diet food especially those who are already accustomed to eating MORE in every meal. You can take it one small step at a time and take more nutritious food when you feel hungry. 🙂 I don’t think that’s called cheating if your body sends signals of hunger or thirst.

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  6. Uplifting Families

    The food looks good but the one thing that I don’t like is relying prepackaged food for every meal. I think it’s would be hard to make a long-term lifestyle change using using a program like this one. I found counting calories fairly easy but if that is hard simple portion control works too especially if you eat a ton of fruits and veggies.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Right. Not all people will feel comfortable with having prepacked meals because maybe they want to eat freshly cooked food and choose the items from the grocery by themselves. However, Delicious Diet is just great if you’re okay to receive fun meals prepared for you with a good value. 🙂

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  7. Marjorie

    I wanted to try this before but I changed my mind because I believe I can prepare these meals myself for a fraction of a price.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Naks! That’s what we call real independent living. 🙂 It’s great to hear that you can cook and prepare meals as you get to pick your own food selections as well.

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  8. tammileetips

    This sounds like an amazing meal plan from them!! I love that they deliver the food sometimes knowing I have to prepare food can take the wind out of my sails. The food looks delicious as well!!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it’s good that the viands and snacks are varied every week. This way, you won’t easily get tired of eating the same food tastes month after month of subscribing from Delicious Diet. 🙂

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  9. Bluedreamer27

    lagi ko ito nakikita sa Instagram ng mga celebs.. this is really an interesting diet program and the foods look good and healthy din.. I just don’t think I can survive with this or maybe I’ll cheat a little if I try this program hehe
    Do they only stick with 1200-calorie diet meal programs or they other other diet plans? Meron ba silang Low-Glycemic diet for diabetics ^_^

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hehe I also see diet meals on Instagram posted by celebrities and idols. Delicious Diet offers the regular 1200-calorie meals only, as far as I know. I’m not sure whether they will also serve other meals next time. You can try to ask them with those contact numbers provided above. 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome, Michelle. 🙂 It’s such a treat to have your meals prepared and delivered each day and you’ll just be surprised that you’re nearing your weight goal!

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  10. Jojo Vito

    this is good for those that needs to count their calorie intake. But males I guess their “portion/yield” is quite small

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  11. Fernando Lachica

    Another food and delivery concept entering the Philippine market. This is for fitness conscious people and good for the health program.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This program is recommended for anyone who is looking to make a positive change in his/her life when it comes to nutrition and feeling great.

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  12. Sage

    I’ve often been curious about these services, so I’m glad you took the time to post photos of what you actually get. I’m attracted to the convenience factor of these services, but I love to cook, and find the vegetarian offerings limited to non-existent, so it’s probably not the best fit for me. Very interesting post 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If vegan/vegetarian is what you prefer, there are also delivery services that serve those meals. Hope you find the best one that you’ll most like. 🙂 Thanks, Sage!

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  13. Franc Ramon

    It’s really nice to see diet bundles that comes in meal since you know its well planned calories. It helps people establish a healthy eating habit.

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  14. Melissa

    All of these foods look like something I would try out. I love having meals already prepared. It helps me avoid eating bad quick foods that I should not be eating. It also saves me tons of time and sometimes I just need a day off of cooking!

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  15. Tiffany

    What an amazing service! This would definitely be a great way to help me stay focused on eating healthy because I am so easily distracted by the snacks and sugary foods in the cabinet. Thanks so much for sharing the information…

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome, Tiffany. I hope this post has inspired you somehow. 🙂 Falling for cravings when you don’t feel hunger is one great challenge.

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  16. Aires

    I don’t know if this is a new kind of delivery concept, but you help people through your review.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Aires. There are more and more diet meal plans and food delivery services available. You can start to try Delicious Diet and see how your eating habits will improve. 🙂

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  17. HauteFrugalista

    they look yummy! the mushroom dip and minced meat lettuce cups look delicious! I think is so hard to make sure that we eat healthy and this system does help keeping track of that!
    thanks,
    Dee T
    @HauteFrugalista

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  18. Christy Hoover

    Wow this looks extremely delicious! I have tried a few box subscriptions and I am a believer of convenience. I love have they cover everything. Thank you for sharing because I am going to check it out.

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  19. Aldous Calubad

    It is unbelievable how these meals come with meat and they can still be healthy. I wonder if I can lose weight by doing this delicious diet without exercise…

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Meat doesn’t always mean bad meat. If you get creative with recipes and food, you’ll discover that you can turn it into something else entirely. 🙂 Try DD if you have problems making sure that you get proper nutrients and dietary requirements for a fit body.

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  20. mindy

    Hmmm, most of the food looked pretty nice! I’d love to try out these kind of planned diets, but since we have cooked meals (healthy ones, that is) by our maids everyday, it’s actually just the matter of eating the right amount more than anything! Still, this is something i’d love to try in the future!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh your maid must be a lifesaver. There are many households that find it hard to prepare different kinds of food that’s both nourishing and tasty at the same time. If ever your maid resigns from her job, then maybe you can try DD lah. 🙂

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  21. Marlonis

    Hi! Sobrang astig neto, nkkta ko lang to sa instagram then meron pala talagang gumagawa neto for delivery pa. just want to ask kung pano ung delivery? every meal ba o ipapadala nyo na ung buong package for the whole day then i mimicrowave na lang? kasi nag tratrabaho ko dito sa alphaland magallanes, tapos papasok aq sa morning ng 8am tapos pag dating ko andun na? ganon ba yun? Thank you so much i just want to try these healthy goods.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hi Marlonis. Delivery of food package is either a day prior or the day itself (early in the morning). For the entire day na yun so you just have to heat them in the microwave before meal. You can request to have the package sent at home or at your office, whichever you feel is more convenient. Welcome! 🙂

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  22. Ruel Aspe

    I think Spartan program is still the most effective & healthy way of losing weight. Also with the most sustainable results. No rebound until now since I graduated the program last year.

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