FIGHTERFOOD! Meal delivery plan

Hi guys, So I decided to try out a home delivery meal plan. I’ve always wanted to try a service like this but never got around to picking one that suits me. All meals are delivered and are ready for you to just heat up and eat! This is so handy for me with a hectic work schedule and  also while studying at night.

There are different meal plans for you to choose from at different prices. You can also order the meals individually to suit. I went with meal plan 3 for €125 which gives me 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners. You can pick from a range of choices with different options to suit everyone.

Meal Plan 03 – 6 Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for €125

6 Dinners

Tandoori Grilled Salmon
Cajun Style Chicken X3
Herb Baked Cod X2

6 Lunches

Super food Salad (chicken)
Moroccan Style Cous Cous (chicken)
Mexican Style Chopped Salad (chicken)
Mediterranean style chickpea salad (chicken)
French Bean, Sun-dried Tomato Salad (chicken)
Asian Veg & Brown Rice Salad (chicken)
Baby Leaf Salad (chicken)

6 Breakfasts

Chicken, spinach, roast red pepper and egg frittata X2
Raisin & Cinnamon Granola X2
Maple & Pecan Granola Crunch
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I ordered this on the Thursday before 5pm and they had it delivered to the house on Saturday morning. The customer service was really helpful when I emailed about delivery times. They texted me at 8.15am to let me know my delivery time and then again 20 minutes before they arrived.

I started my meals today so after dinner I will update with pictures, nutritional values, energy levels etc

3 Day Diet

To me, this diet is known as the 3 day British Heart Foundation Diet. The diet claims to help users lose 10 pounds in the 3 days.. results vary but believe me, there are results.

The 3 day diet is very easy to follow but it is tough going. The good news is that it only last 3 days. However, long-term weight loss will only be achieved with maintenance and changes to your everyday diet. Once you have completed the 3 days, the weight loss can be easily undone with one day of pure indulgence. So, you must make changes overall. You can eat normally but watch your portion sizes and your treats.

To me, this diet is very much my go to plan when losing weight. A family member did this diet every week for one year and lost about half his body weight. It’s been about 5 years since and he has not put anything back on due to good maintenance and healthy eating.

The 3 Day Diet

The 3 Day Diet

DRINK AS MUCH WATER AS YOU CAN ALSO 🙂 xx

You may use these condiments:

Lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Mustard

Cooking oil spray

You may swap the following foods with these alternatives:

Orange instead of grapefruit

Tuna instead of cottage cheese or vice versa

Frozen yoghurt instead of ice cream

Cauliflower instead of broccoli and vice versa

Green beans instead of broccoli or cauliflower

Beetroot instead of carrots

Toast instead of 5 plain crackers

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I am currently on day two of the diet today and have lost 3 pounds so far. Hopefully, once you try out this diet.. you will be encouraged to continue on a healthy lifestyle and maintain the weight loss.

Good luck guys and let me know if you’ve tried it xxxx

UPDATE: okay guys, my 3 days are up. Lost half a stone so I’m quite happy with that. Now I must maintain it with a healthy diet until I try it again next weekend 🙂

The Road to Fitness: Week 2

Hello my loves!! 🙂

Week 2 of my fitness challenge down and I was slightly reluctant to blog about it this week.. but this is what happens and it wouldn’t be a real challenge without its ups and downs. I also wouldn’t be being true to myself and this challenge if I didn’t report on my successes AND my failures.

You can check out my first and second post here if you’ve missed them!

Results week 2

So, as you can tell from the opening above.. things didn’t go great this week. I had a few events holding my back from my daily workouts and two birthday parties which most likely brought me down a little also. Anyways… I lost no weight this week. Now being my second week into my challenge I feel a little disappointed in myself BUT I am happy to say I have not put on weight since my initial weight loss in week 1. So that’s good, right? 🙂

Week 2 progress report:

Week 2 diet and workouts

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photo 3On Thursday for dinner I had cereal and then an ice-pop afterwards

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Targets for week 2

Diet changes:

1. Drink 1.5 – 2L of water per day

2. My only treat will be a twister ice-pop (70 calories in an ice-pop)

3. No snacks in the morning before breakfast in work

Fitness plan:

1. Workout 6/7 days this week – 3 gym days and 3 days running/walking

2. 50 squats per day for 6/7 days

3. Joining CURVES gym in my area 😀 SO excited!!

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With every challenge or new change you will always have some ups and downs. As long as you don’t lose sight of the end goal and you pick yourself back up and get back on track you’re doing great. If you need inspiration just remember how far you have come and how you can reach your goal. YOU CAN DO THIS!

I hope to do better this week myself –  as always I will keep you updated on my journey 🙂 xxx

 

 

 

Drink up! Water Benefits & Tips

Afternoon lovelies,

We all know we should be drinking more water throughout our day.. but lets take some time to remember why we should be drinking as much as we can. Below are some benefits we get from drinking water and I’ve also added in some tips for drinking more.

BENEFITS FROM DRINKING WATER

1. Energize  – FACT: Your brain consists mostly of water. So, drinking water will help you be more alert and you will be able to focus and concentrate more along with giving you more energy.

2. Excess Weight Be Gone: OH YES it will help with your weight loss. It helps in various ways such as reducing hunger, raising metabolism (raise the roof!) and has no calories… so drink drink drink.

3. Bye Bye Toxins – Urination and sweat means your body is getting rid of waste. Flush flush flush!

4. Hello glorious skin – It’s a great easy moisturizer which keeps your skin soft, glowing and smooth. It keeps it fresh, soft, glowing and smooth. It’s also the best free and easy anti-aging treatment around – goodbye fine lines!

5. Some toilet time – Prevents constipation by aiding digestion… you know what I mean…

6. Boost that immune system – Fights flu and all those icky sicky days.

7. Goodbye Mr headache – headaches can be a cause of dehydration. Drinking more water will help keep Mr.Headache at bay.

8. Loving Those Joints – Keeps those joints lubricated.

9. “because I’m haaappy” – With your body functioning at its best due to water intake you will feel at your best and “happpyyy”

10. Gotta love those freebies – Yes it’s free. With so many benefits and no cost.. DRINK UP!

Ok so enough bragging about how great water is. The hard part is actually drinking up during the day. So here are some tips to help you drink more: (you want to aim for 2 liters a day)

TIPS FOR DRINKING MORE WATER

1. Have a bottle of water with you for every meal time. Try your best to get into this habit. I try sip on my water after every bite or two. This also helps you spend longer at meal times instead of scoffing down the food. Sit back, enjoy and you will feel full sooner and most likely not overeat.

2. If you can’t stand the taste or lack of with water, try adding in some fresh fruit to give it a flavor while giving you extra vitamins for that day. I recommend having a jug in your fridge.. pop some fresh fruit of your choice into the jug and drink away.

3. Keep a bottle of water with you at all times. Place one into your handbag, briefcase, have one at your desk, in your car etc etc. Having a bottle around will encourage you to drink more.

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Let me know any of your tips for drinking water and being consistent!xxx

The Road to Fitness Begins Here..

Good morning lovelies,

It’s about four months until a family event abroad and I have made it my goal to be both fit and bikini ready for it. My weight loss goal for this challenge would be about 2 stone. However, I am trying to concentrate on toning up overall and I’m sure the weight loss will come with my healthy diet and workouts. For me, this is a fitness challenge.

So, starting today Saturday 14th June 2014 I will have 18 weeks until we board the plane and go to paradise. I plan to do a weekly progress post every Saturday and I will let you know how I got on each week. The weekly “progress report” will include:

-What I ate during the week – the good and the naughty (hopefully I’ll be as good as I can be with maybe 1 treat dinner or desert a week)

-What workouts I did

-The results for that week

-My new targets for next week

I would say my fitness level at present is….. zero! I have really let it slide over the past year. Well, no more. I am determined to begin this journey and reach my goal. This time 4 months I will be lying on the beach and feeling proud of how I have met my goal.

So, here goes: My targets for week 1:

Diet changes:

1. Drink 1.5 litres of water a day (this will increase next week)

2. Try for no carbs for week one of this challenge (this again, will change next week)

3. No eating after 8pm at night.

Fitness plan:

1. Workout 6/7 days this week – 3 gym days and 3 days running/walking

2. 100 squats per day for 6/7 days

 

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My targets each week will both develop a step further and could also lose something that did not work for me, any suggestions along the way will be very much appreciated so leave your comments below. I am not a fitness or nutrition expert.. I am an average girl just looking to get fit and healthy. I will keep you updated on my journey 🙂 xxx