The Fresh Diet

By grace.g.yang ยท August 7, 2012
Under: American,Cheap Eats

I recently started getting meals delivered to me through The Fresh Diet. It’s actually much cheaper than going out to eat for every meal (which is what Ken and I typically do) and it helps with my policy that once I go into the office in the morning, I don’t leave until I’m ready to go home (if you’re wondering why I do that, it’s because I hate going out in the sun to pick up lunch…I always end up going to the cafe that is connected to our building or ordering seamlessweb and getting it delivered to our lobby). The Fresh Diet ends up being about $20/day for five meals and you basically get to pick out what you want to eat, so it’s really simple!

The Fresh Diet and I started out on the wrong foot – they have a policy where they deliver your food from 7pm – 5:30am and they also refuse to knock on your door. Instead of bothering you, they’ll leave your food at the front door OR they’ll ask that you MAIL THEM YOUR KEY so they can leave it inside. I find so many things wrong with mailing a stranger your key and my apartment has an inverted key, so I have to get them made with the building management company, so that was out of the question. I almost had to cancel my order entirely, but luckily my friend is staying in a hotel and she is also doing the diet so she offered to let me have my drop offs switched to her hotel room.

My first delivery was last Wednesday – they give you a large bag with cooler packs inside:


And their meals are portioned to the sizes you should be eating:


My breakfast on Wednesday was a steak and egg enchilada with tomatillo salsa topped with Pepper-Jack Cheese on Spinach Tortilla:


The portion size is a little small but the food was actually really. By lunchtime, I was a little hungry and luckily I picked the Asian Flank Steak on Whole Wheat Roll with Szechuan Style Slaw and Peanut Sauce:


I didn’t have the slaw but the peanut sauce and the meat were really good. By the end of my small sandwich I was still starving but luckily I was pulled into meetings all afternoon so I didn’t have time to think about how hungry I was.

For dinner, I had the Fillet of Cod with Orange Tea Leaf Sauce with Golden Turnip & Parsley Puree and Lemon Parsley Roasted Brussels Sprouts. I was running around (getting my hair cut and a doctor’s appointment) so I was really hungry by the time I got home and the size of the filet is…pretty small…but I survived the first day. The snack was two little grilled shrimps and dessert was a tiny SLIVER of Key Lime Cheesecake. I survived my first day of the diet! I actually felt really good after the day but I definitely don’t think it’s sustainable, especially if I incorporate workouts into my day. It’s convenient that you can choose your menu online and pick what you like/don’t like – they also warn you when you are picking out too many sugars or carbs (especially if the goal of the diet is weight loss). It’s an interesting concept that I’m trying for seven days (and I’m not sure if I’ll renew or not). A lot of people in my office do it (and swear by it) but I think I’d get really sad if I didn’t get the option of going into a restaurant anymore! The Fresh Diet, day 2, tomorrow!

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