Apart from thinking about how to earn more and more money (can’t stop thinking about it, haha), “how to keep good health in check after eating all delicious food consumed in the holiday parties” is also at the center of my mind. In this time of the year, when living the “healthy diet” is feeling out of reach, it’s great to be reminded to have a low-carb diet by The Six Pack Chef.

Chef and US-Certified Fitness Professional and Fitness Nutritionist Karl Jude Boo of The Six Pack Chef, sent me meals that he prepared with fresh and high quality ingredients. All meals, he noted, were passionately and carefully prepared from scratch—nothing canned and preserved. I trust his words and I could honestly attest to that after the taste test.

Review of The Six Pack Chef (Low Carb Diet Meal Plan)

Service: ★★★★★

I hear lots of tardiness stories from customers of other food delivery services especially on the first day of delivery when they’re having troubles finding the location/address. The Six Pack Chef draws a good difference that highlights professionalism. Jude promised to deliver on a certain day and time, and I’m impressed that the food package did not come late. Service was fast and efficient.

The Six Pack Chef’s customer service team is available from Monday to Saturday to provide  personalized assistance. Feel free to leave a message through their contact page.

Food: ★★★☆☆

The Six Pack Chef concerns not only on the calorie count of the food to be consumed but also the kind of quality of food, the macro-nutrient split/count and the micro-nutrient count. Unlike other meal prep service in Metro Manila, The Six Pack Chef focuses mostly on proper nutrition but still within a specific number of calories.

Provided for me to try were three meals and a power snack which completed the Project Fat Loss, a low-car diet for one day. Jude explained that “a diet is considered low-carb when the total carbohydrate intake is 0-20% of your total caloric intake. When going low-carb, it’s important to increase protein and  good fats consumption when lowering carbohydrate intake to ensure that your body is provided proper amount of nutrients and immune system optimally functioning.” This also ensures that there is no crash of energy levels, performance levels are still high (even for athletes), and fat loss and not just weight loss is achieved.

Meal 1 – Devilled Eggs on a Bed of Spinach

Blending two key ingredients into one, the Devilled Eggs on a Bed of Spinach appeared like a simple affair. I had this for breakfast and I thought that the first bite was an epiphany. The Six Pack Chef didn’t mix fancy components or oddly textured garnishes into the eggs, but the dish turned out to be good. These eggs and spinach can also be likened as a nice pair for a bite-sized snack.

Meal 2 – Tenderloin Steak with Onion Jam and French Beans (Note that the portion of  food in the picture below is only half of what’s inside the actual package since I’m not used to taking bigger servings of meat in my diet. These containers are what I take with me to work for lunch.)

The tenderloin steak was tender, juicy and not dry. Clearly, it was not too cooked as I saw a bit of blood in between the cuts. The flavor was purely of beef and no other sauce or buttery condiment included—which was sad since I hoped for it to be accompanied by either one of the following: mushroom sauce, green peppercorn sauce, blue cheese sauce or red wine reduction sauce. :mrgreen:

For a high protein and low carb diet, the exclusion of sauces and condiments must be a standard. After all, this diet is all about enhancing fat loss and muscle-building to improve health. Complementing the pieces of beef were the French beans which I enjoyed. They were crispy, fresh and tasted so green.

Meal 3 – Oat Lemon Chicken with Tomato and Eggplant Rice Pilaf

I’m sorry to report that I didn’t taste the lemon and I missed the tangy twist in the Oat Lemon Chicken. I appreciate the boneless and skinless chicken though, and I recognize its importance as an essential to any fitness and bodybuilding diet.

The Eggplant Rice Pilaf was a lovely, thick and sticky rice dish, full of satiny chunks of eggplant in rich tomato base. Adding a blob of creamy smooth yogurt to smooth it all out in the mouth may help to perk up the flavor. Then again, I’m not sure if this will contribute any good to the low-carb diet we’re trying to achieve here. 🙂

Power Snack – Carrots and Celery with Cumin Mayo

This power snack was refreshing and not exactly tasteless. Brightly colored and al dente, the vegetables were crunchy and good with the cumin mayo.

Macro-nutrient breakdown of meals:
Fat (grams): 65 (42% of your total caloric intake)
Carbs (grams): 80 (22% of your total caloric intake)
Protein (grams): 130 (36% of your total caloric intake)
Total Calories: 1425kcal

Price for Value: ★★★☆☆

The Six Pack Chef offers two kinds of meal plan packages:

The Project Fat Loss, inclusive of three meals and a snack, costs PhP 700/day or PhP 3500/week + delivery fee. This meal plan package is designed with the fitness enthusiast in mind. This is best for those who: do not have time to do groceries and prepare their daily/weekly meals, people who are just starting out on their fitness journey, those want to improve their overall health and body composition, want to lose body fat and are looking to change their over-all physique.

The Project Olympian, inclusive of three meals and a snack with larger servings than those of the Project Fat Loss, costs PhP 950/day or PhP 4750/week + delivery fee. This meal plan package is designed with the athlete in mind and is best for those who: do not have time to do groceries and prepare their daily/weekly meals, perform high and intense levels of activities most days of the week, are athletes or hardcore gym goers, need a higher caloric and macro nutrient intake and are looking to increase lean muscle mass.

Question is if The Six Pack Chef meal packages have good value for money. I think the answer depends on the need and budget of the person. If I were to base the price value on the cost of the ingredients I’m familiar with, the taste of food and the portion, I’d say I find the price expensive.

In fairness, a good justification for the pricing is that the ingredients used are mostly organic. All of Their beef supply are grass-fed coming all the way from Bukidnon and shipped to Manila weekly. The vegetables are also organic coming from Sky Garden Organic Farm of Benguet. Another is that their servings as you may have noticed are necessarily larger than other meal services.

Elseways, The Six Pack Chef will be a hit for those who truly need to lose weight and/or gain muscle mass healthily but don’t have the luxury of time to visit the grocery store, research and decipher which food to choose and recipes to make for daily meals.

With the help of The Six Pack Chef, you can be sure that you can fulfill your fitness and health goal of becoming leaner, healthier and stronger. All you have to do is contact The Six Pack Chef (see info below) and wait until the packages come straight to your door.

The Six Pack Chef will be officially launching their service on January 12, 2015. If you want to kick-start your fitness journey, you may now start to book your slot today. 🙂

For inquiries, contact 0915-461-0721 / 0912-313-6813 / 02 828-8421 or email contact@thesixpackchef.ph
Date Published: 12/22/2014
11 / 15 stars

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83 Responses

  1. Ron Leyba

    That carrots and celery looks delicious. I haven’t seen or heard about the Six Pack chef until now. Will look out for their official launch.

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  2. mr_jeng

    I will die roch if I go with this… actually, I did something similar and I almost killd myself. I was hot headed because I couldn’t eat the stuff I want.. I was pretty MISERABLE!…
    Needless to say, it didn’t work for me. LOL!

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  3. Margarita Ibbott

    I have to say that I love the convenience of having food pre-made a delivered right to my door but those portions just kill me. But that is probably why I need to lose weight (portion control is a bit of a struggle). The food looks so good and I love the packaging. It may be worth the price just to keep everything healthy.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      They have a lot of variety when it comes to their meals in the upcoming weeks, which means you will never get bored. Plus, the menu is online which features calorie amounts.

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  4. Jamie McG

    Oh I’m so not looking forward to eating healthy again after the holidays. But you’re right, it’s coming! This service sounds really convenient and healthy. Probably better than my usual frozen meals when I’m attempting to calculate my caloric intake :-/ Also, cumin mayo with veggies sounds delish!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, I bet everyone ditches dieting this holiday season. That’s why The Six Pack Chef will be launching in early January. It will just come in perfect timing since it’s the start of the year and many people will be having their New Year’s resolution which often includes a change in diet. 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I think the Project Olympian will suit you if you’re not planning to lose anymore weight. This is for gaining muscles because the meals will be packed with more protein and less carbs. Also, The Six Pack Chef will give advice on that.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Every meal tasted fresh which is very important. I like that they package everything separately so that I can control how I reheat everything. Flavor was okay but nothing special. Right, the issue may be the price for many people. I hope everyone can eat healthy and delicious food that’s also affordable.

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  5. maria @closetohome

    This is probably the only way I could eat low carb. If someone else actually prepared the meals for me. I grew up in an Italian household so carbs were in every meal. These do look like tasty meals and heather for you

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      In the Philippines, people are mostly love to eat rice in every meal so we also have lots of carbs (to burn). 🙂 I think this is one example that healthy food doesn’t have to be tasteless. However, this doesn’t discount the fact that some lacked flavor leaving me wanting more.

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  6. Gil Camporazo

    It is clear as water the review of this carb-diet meals. However, did I miss the price? The service is excellent. I go over this page several times, but I haven’t found the cost. It’s just a slip of the finger, I think.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hi Gil. The prices are indicated in the “Price for Value” portion. I guess you missed it because I normally specify the prices as part of the “Food” name in my usual food reviews. 🙂 Anyway, if you’re thinking about it, go on their website check out the menu and reserve your slot this coming January. This would also be a great gift for people you know who want to have a better diet or lifestyle or for some reason unable to cook.

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  7. Paula Schuck

    Hmmm this looks and sounds fantastic! I would love to try prepared meals, especially if they’re healthy and would help me achieve my six-pack abs goal. Hope we have something like this here. What great meals they have!

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  8. Jenise @ DIYFunIdeas.com

    The beef tenderloin and green beans look delicious to me! I think I’d be happy without any of the sauces, but your sauce ideas did sound awfully good too. I think the justification of the cost is the convenience for the consumer. I certainly wouldn’t expect the cost to be anywhere near what you’d pay for the ingredients. I’d expect it to be closer to restaurant cost. Plus it’s being delivered. Anyway, it all looked really delicious.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Not having sauces is fine but I just thought that adding them will make the food more palatable to the taste buds. The Six Pack Chef explained that they didn’t add condiments to limit the calories as well to the minimum possible. Convenience is the primary thing that customers can win here. This service is great for those who are looking forward to lose weight or gain muscles and at the same time feel healthier and better with no hunger and less cravings.

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  9. Michelle Hwee

    Wow amazing meals! This reminds me of Blue Apron, which is a subscription box with meals and instructions/ingredients. I love the deviled eggs, I feel that they are unique and each person creates something unique with it. Overall a great box 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I guess there are more services that are similar to this one as people become busier with work and overall lifestyle. Some may even consider to live off with these kinds of meals which are perfectly portioned and delivered fresh daily in bags.

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  10. Myrabev

    I love the look and sound of the chicken…eggplant rice, I am glad to hear all arrived well and was cooked from fresh ingredients. I think personally what usually puts me off is when some companies start taking short cuts as they get more and more customers. I hope this will not be the case because the food looks delicious and wishing badly i live near by to try it out not of the other side of the world lol

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re right. Delivering healthy food may become too common in time however the main competitive advantage “health express” service providers can have is how they treat their customers. I believe that customers will stick to those whose customer service skills are top notch and whose plans suit their needs. The Six Pack Chef offers two meal packages and these are enough options for their target market to consider.

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  11. Regina

    Thanks for sharing this meal plan. I’ve tried a few over the years, but this plan looks like one that I could commit to. I especially like the tenderloin & green beans and a meal option, seems flavorful.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome, Regina! I’m generally happy with the food quality and the taste. I hope that The Six Pack Chef will have a menu that changes every week so people subscribed won’t get tired. The best is really when you don’t have to worry about cooking and thinking about the healthy stuff as all will be neatly arranged for you.

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  12. Franc Ramon

    Does this mean I should see your six pack abs the next time we meet Roch. This looks like a really good idea since for the abs to be toned, we need to have the right diet.

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  13. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    I don’t follow specific diet plans like this, but how great is this service? I love that they basically do it all for you!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, service is excellent and I hope that it remains the same when The Six Pack Chef launches completely next month so people will continue to have weekly orders.

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  14. Stephanie

    I never thought of having deviled eggs for breakfast – but it makes total since! These meals look and sound amazing and well portioned!
    I’m in the process of losing body fat, I’m not necessarily paying attention to the scales but I’m measuring my fat, I want to get back to the way I was in college (12-14%) and doing so at almost 40, requires more discipline and these meals would be very helpful! Some days I just get lazy and don’t want to measure or prepare something that’s not in a bag or box. I’m at 18%, just a bit more to go and I’ll be able to see the line down the middle of my stomach again. 🙂 I’ll have to check out the six pack chef to keep on back up for the days I get lazy.
    Many thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Merry Christmas, Stephanie! These food are actually not in my usual roster of recipes at home as well but it’s good to welcome changes in the diet especially if they are for the better. For myself, I just want to keep my fitness and discipline in choosing the right food to suit my active and busy life. 🙂 If you just need to be guided without having to think more, getting The Six Pack Chef’s meal plan may be a good idea. It’s also worthy to mention that they respond quickly to questions and are very friendly. The service is exactly as described.

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  15. stacy | Tsinoyfoodies.com

    I’m really surprised with how less you eat. I eat 10x than that =)) I think this high-protein low carb diet is similar to atkins diet or south beach diet =) That diet is for the wealthy! I mean come on 700-1k a day is twice the minimum wage.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha OMG yeah I eat just like that every day so there’s no wonder that I don’t gain unnecessary weight. Right now, my only goal is to have more body strength and toning my muscles. You’re right about the comparison in the meal price and the minimum wage. Workers who receive minimum or low wage in this country will not be able to afford this service.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I have also never heard about this diet meal plan before since no one else had written a review before me. 🙂 Watch out for its launch next month and catch the latest updates on its social media accounts and website if you’re interested.

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  16. Melanie

    Wow! Everything looks so good. I started a low carb diet last month and was shocked to lose 6 pounds in one week. It really does work. Of course I’ve been derailed with the holidays, but I plan on getting right back on track when it’s over. These dishes look like winners and they also look good enough to keep you on track. And that’s half the battle, liking what you are eating.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Losing six pounds in a week sounds like a very good achievement for you! My boyfriend also lost a lot of weight following a low carb diet as he’s subscribed to another diet meal plan service. He gained some weight this holiday season and we hope he’ll continue in his “lose weight” journey come the start of 2015. These dishes are good and the service will motivate you to eat only the food served.

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  17. R U S S

    I like how they found something to make stand out amidst all the diet deliveries that have been sprouting left and right. They just set a new standard. It’s not just about the calorie-count anymore, but macro-nutrient count also matters. I might just try their stuff after my January meal program.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Exactly! The Six Pack Chef clearly knows how to market itself and highlight what their differences are to stand out from the rest. 🙂 If you’re living alone or you’re buying food from restaurant for every meal, the idea of buying convenience of having a different delicious and healthy meal every day will seem more awesome.

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  18. Jojo Vito

    Wow! I am in a look out also of my sugar/carb intake because I have diabetes. But I dont wanna starve myself with other nutrients my body needs.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh I think having a low carb diet plan will really help you into achieving your health goals this time. You may choose to customize your meals and follow their menu posted in the website as well.

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  19. Shannon Gosney

    This is definitely the time of year when healthy eating is at a minimum for me. I hadn’t ever heard of the Six Pack Low Carb Diet Meal Plan before. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha yeah I guess that’s true for most of us this holiday season. The Six Pack Chef is still new so it’s just normal if the name doesn’t ring a bell for now. You’re welcome! 🙂

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I bet she will. The selection of food was good and I think even kids will like it. If you’re looking for convenience, variety and want to work within a fixed budget, The Six Pack Chef is the one.

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  20. Ann BAcciaglia

    I do not cook very well so I would love a service like this. I love that the food is fresh, healthy and is made from scratch. Sounds like a great service!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, this will be perfect for you, Ann. You don’t need to stress eating outside, waiting in lines or thinking about what to eat to become healthy. Here, you get everything already prepared and delivered to your door. It’s good also that The Six Pack Chef offers food that’s flavorful and their menu rotates often therefore you won’t get bored with their food.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, with this service, you don’t need to think about eating out for lunches or dinner or just eating unsatisfying frozen meals that were not very healthy. It is so nice to have everything so convenient and you know that this is going to work. 🙂

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  21. Jeanine

    Wow this sounds really great. I need to go back on a low carb or calorie diet, and this type of thing would probably really help! Looks good!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The Six Pack Chef will be of good help for you to keep the low carb diet and help you eat healthier. The food are placed in plastic containers so all you have to do is to reheat them in the microwave.

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  22. Elizabeth O.

    Those meals look delicious and very healthy! So glad they’re making yummy diet food now.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yes, we’re so glad that The Six Pack Chef will be launching very soon. Remember that your health and fitness is a lifelong journey. To maximize on achieving your health and fitness goals, you must take precaution and exercise self-restraint on the food you want to eat.

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  23. Rebecca Swenor

    Six Pack Chef sounds amazing and the food looks delicious indeed. I would so order this and love that the veggies are all organic. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Chrysa

    LOVE the concept of The Six Pack Chef. What great meal ideas and at a decent price for those who need this service. I love that the best products are used for the meals.

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  25. Tonya C

    This is a great idea. I love that the portion sizes are small and the food looks delicious.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Hehe I thought the portion sizes are still bigger than my usual food intake so I took the liberty to take with me only enough portion that I can finish for each meal.

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  26. Krystal

    I need someone to plan my meals like this! Those deviled eggs look the best out of everything up above. This would save tons of time!

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  27. Lynndee

    They all look good. I would love to try the pilaf. I haven’t had that one yet. I can’t last a day without rice. That would be interesting to try although my goal is to really gain some weight.

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  28. Allen

    Saw Jeng’s reply and I can also relate. I’ll also die if I have to control what I eat. Although I’d really want to try these planned meal delivery services, the prices are pushing me back. 🙁

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Haha true, not everyone can pursue dieting to the max. It’s best to consult with a nutritionist or dietician and ask for advice. The prices are quite high but know that The Six Pack Chef does not skimp on the ingredients and the portions. 🙂

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  29. Esther

    I can go without carbs for that food. The steak looks delicious. Also the deviled eggs looks like something I would enjoy.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Just be more conscious about everyday diet. Even if you cheat on weekends during events, I’m sure that you will end up healthier when eating diet meals five times in a week. 🙂

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