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)
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.
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). 🙂
- 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
- Breakfast: Florentine hash skillet
- Lunch: Minced meat in lettuce cups, organic rice
- Snack: Veggie sticks, hummus
- Dinner: General Tso’s chicken
- Breakfast: Open-faced sloppy Joe
- Lunch: Chicken divan, organic rice
- Snack: Baked pastry and tea
- Dinner: Fish in soy-ginger sauce, organic rice*
- Breakfast: Tuna omelet*
- Lunch: White adobo, organic rice
- Snack: Melba toasts, mushroom dip
- Dinner: Pasta in salsa rossa sauce
- 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!