For those that read my post “The keys to a healthier me…”,you’ll know that I have a history of being overweight and also for always trying new diets. If you haven’t read it may I suggest having a look so you have a background to this review that I’m about to do.
So people who know me will tell you that no matter what,I’m rarely satisfied with the way I look. I always think that if I could lose an extra 5 kilos I’d look better. With this in mind and with my 40th birthday approaching(which has since passed) I decided it was time to try another way to lose some weight. I’d been on Facebook and the net and seem numerous ad’s for FitChef. What peaked my interest was the numerous of positive reviews that they had received.
For those that have never heard of them,FitChef are the leading healthy-convenient food company in South Africa. They’re famous for their 21 DAY CHALLENGE KITS and monthly lifestyle food, smoothies and other products. They pride themselves on having meals made,to stringent standards,that are first and foremost healthy but also convenient to their clients that don’t have time to prepare healthy meals.
They have numerous packages available to choose from,depending on how much you want to spend and how active you are. From what I could see their most popular package is the 21 day challenge – best results (v2) kit. I decided to place my order and they delivered it to my work’s address as that is where I spend most of my day. You can also collect your order of so desired.
As you can see they came packaged in 2 reasonably big boxes. Make sure that you have a decent sized freezer as it takes more space than what you think. I was lucky in that aspect,since I work in a butchery and freezer space is not a concern.
These are just some examples of the meals that come in the 21 day challenge kit.There are 36 Meat meals, 18 Vegetarian meals, 2 Soups, 44 Smoothies and 4 Snacks included in the kit. The kit also has a simple plan to follow but it is pretty much eat any meal at any time. The only rule to follow was to have the meals with higher carbs, i.e meals with rice or pasta,at lunchtime instead of supper.
I found the meals to be of really high quality and I was blown away by how good it tasted. I’m a meat eater and don’t do the vegetarian thing at all but even found those to my liking. The portions were just big enough to get me through to the next meal and if I ever thought of craving on something unhealthy I would just have their smoothies which were just as good. What I really enjoyed was that they managed to make the food with really natural ingredients and a minimum of salt and spices. My favourite meal out them all was the Green Thai Chicken with brown and wild rice dish. The smoothies also had no artificial sugars added which made a nice change since everything we tend to consume contains them.
Great tasting food aside,the aspect I most enjoyed about this kit was the convenience of it. It made such a refreshing change not having to worry what I would be making to eat the next day or the amount of time it would take to prepare the food. All it took was defrosting the meals a day before the time and popping it in the microwave. Being at work I don’t have much time for lunch but during this challenge I found myself being able to eat with no stress at all.
I started out weighing 85.7kg and finished on 80.6kg which I feel is a reasonable amount of weight to lose in 21 days. All in all I’m very happy with the weight loss. I can highly recommend FitChef to any person,that wishes to lose weight,and start a new healthier way of eating.
I know some people will maybe complain that the costs involved is a bit too steep for their pockets but I found that with the quality of food that a person gets plus the convenience of not having to spend any time preparing the food it to be of fair value.
I would give this 21 day challenge-best results kit a 4.5 out of 5 stars rating…with the .5 getting deducted for the price which would be the only thing I can see preventing FitChef from completely dominating the healthy-convenient food sector.
Has anyone else tried FitChef?Are their people that have tried anything similar to them?If so,I’d love to hear from you. So please feel free to drop a comment or share your experience of FitChef.
Till next time.
*Please note : During this 21 day challenge i was gyming 3 times a week. Also note this review is my personal experience of FitChef and the 21 day challenge kit was not paid or sponsored by FitChef.