Diet food deliveries. Gone are the days when people used to think that diet food cannot be yummy. With online recipes available and articles sharing tips on how to prepare good-tasting meals, people today are more equipped with the knowledge on how to live healthier and carefully choose healthy food. The problem is that not everyone has the time or the discipline to grab healthy ingredients from the grocery, cook the meals, or order healthy food from restaurants on a regular basis.
As a helpful solution, a lot of businesses now offer a completely dynamic and personal service. One of them I’ve tried recently was Yummy Diet PH. In this post, let me share with you the food and delivery service provided in Yummy Diet’s 5-day program.
Review of Yummy Diet PH (5-Day Program and Food Delivery)
Like other diet delivery services, Yummy Diet PH arranges ready-made diet meals delivered to the customer’s specified address from Monday to Friday. Basically, ordering food is either done online or over the phone. Yummy Diet PH does the calorie counting, nutrition planning, measuring, and preparing for all of the meals. Quick and easy to follow, their diet plans are generally tailored to reduce your calorie intake and improve your well-being as a whole.
Since October 2014, Yummy Diet PH serves the following meal sets. You may go for one depending on your budget, dietary requirements, and support needs.
- 1200-Calories: P1,800/5days (Mon-Fri)
- 1500-Calories: P2,150/5days (Mon-Fri)
- 1800-Calories: P2,500/5days (Mon-Fri)
NO CARB SETS:
- 1200-Calories: P2,500/5days (Mon-Fri)
- 1500-Calories: P2,800/5days (Mon-Fri)
- 1800-Calories: P3,200/5days (Mon-Fri)
NO RICE SETS:
- 1200-Calories: P2,300/5days (Mon-Fri)
- 1500-Calories: P2,600/5days (Mon-Fri)
- 1800-Calories: P3,000/5days (Mon-Fri)
5-DAY HCG SET:
- 500-800 Calories: P2,500/5days (Mon-Fri)
My normal daily calorie intake is between 1200 to 1500 calories. Since I didn’t intend to lose weight, I ordered Yummy Diet’s 1500 Calorie Diet.
If I didn’t know that these food were diet food, I would have assumed that they’re just “normal food” for me since I’m lucky to have my mom prepare food for us like that. The difference is that while we are fed with 90% vegetarian food and seafood and maybe 10% meat at home, Yummy Diet PH strikes a good balance with vegetables, meat, seafood, poultry, fruits, and pastries/biscuits in the entire week.
I liked that Yummy Diet’s meals were not composed of those just straight out of cans but were really well thought out. Even the names of the food gave the impression that they’re like gourmet-style! (You’ll see below.) 🙂
Presentation-wise, the food looked good and quite nice considering that they’re diet meals. If I were to eat with my eyes, these would be ones I’d be excited to eat.
The flavors neither tasted too bland nor overpowering. When compared against “typical food” served by mainstream restaurants though, the contrast would be apparent. However, considering that these were healthy homemade meals, they were all satisfyingly yummy, indeed!
It’s also worth to mention that the instruction label on each microwavable container was simple and easy to read. It stated with a check mark whether the food was for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and whether or not reheating was required, the food had to be chilled, or adding hot water was needed.
The portions were enough for me not to feel hunger within the day. Timing definitely played an important factor. Watching the clock, I took breakfast at 7am, morning snack and lunch at 11:30am, afternoon snack at 4:30pm, and dinner at 6:30pm. I also kept myself hydrated by drinking three gallons of water throughout the day.
I just have a concern regarding the freshness of the greens in the salads. Once the Yummy Diet food package arrives, it’s immediately placed inside the refrigerator to prevent spoilage and ensure proper food handling. So I’m not sure why the leaves turn yellowish when I open the containers at mealtime. 😐
Here’s a list of the meals sent to me last week (January 26-30, 2015). All marked with an asterisk (*) are those I liked the most.
- Breakfast: Daing na Bangus and Garlic Red Rice*
- Morning Snack: Ponkan
- Lunch: Beef Tapa Salad
- Afternoon Snack: Banana
- Dinner: Healthy Pork Asado and Steamed Red Rice
Also included was this set of utensils and sachets of black coffee and hot tea for everyday use and consumption.
- Breakfast: Lemon-basil Tofu Burger*
- Morning Snack: Fuji Apple
- Lunch: Healthy Jambalaya and Steamed Red Rice
- Afternoon Snack: Crackers
- Dinner: Garlicky Roasted Fish with Corn and Carrots
- Breakfast:Mushroom and Onion Scramble and Garlic Red Rice
- Morning Snack: Orange
- Lunch: Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sauteed Apples and Steamed Red Rice
- Afternoon Snack: Pear
- Dinner: Beer-battered Chicken and Onion Rings, Roasted Potatoes, and Beans*
- Breakfast: Banana-Honey Pancakes
- Morning Snack: Washington Apple
- Lunch: Baked Rosemary Drumsticks and Steamed Red Rice
- Afternoon Snack: Grapes
- Dinner: Spaghetti Pomodoro*
- Breakfast: Omelet Au Fromage
- Morning Snack: Dalandan
- Lunch: Signature Thai Chicken Curry and Steamed Red Rice*
- Afternoon Snack: Coffee Cinnamon Cake
- Dinner: Pan-crisped Tofu with Greens and Peanut Salad
Price for Value: ★★★★☆
What I regard as affordable is anything PhP 100 or less per meal per day. Taking up the 1500-calorie plan at PhP 2150 for five days equates to like PhP 430 per day or PhP 86 per meal (computed for 5 meals). I thought that’s a pretty good deal already, since I was pleased with both the food and the delivery service (not one instance when it arrived late). It’s also a plus that Yummy Diet offers FREE delivery, except to addresses in Southern Metro Manila which will incur an additional charge of Php 200 per week.
If you think that the price is still too much, I suggest creating a budget to fit your finances and put a little time aside each week to plan nutritious and realistic meals. Otherwise, diet food delivery such as Yummy Diet PH can be a sustainable way for you to eat healthy and get lean. It’s convenient, hassle-free, and time-saving. 🙂