Diets delivered courtesy of the Jane Plan
Regular readers will know i've been trying all manner of diets to try and shift the last few pounds of baby weight over the last few months.
I absolutely adore the concept of diet delivery services, as I am always too tired to rustle up a gourmet, yet low calorie, meal, and with two young children, find the convenience second to none. But, the price point has always been an issue, and I know that they price out most ordinary people. So to start the new year, I trialled a much cheaper service, that promises fantastic weight loss, but at a much more affordable price point.
Jane Plan is a diet delivery service, but rather than offering super luxurious, gourmet food, it delivers wholesome and healthy food that keeps for much longer (so if you do have to cheat and get pizza one night, you don't waste any food), and is honestly delicious. It's also brilliantly tailored to your individual needs. I had a long consultation over the phone with Jane, who quickly picked up on what I needed to cut back on to lost weight (wine and carbs!) and where I was doing well (I never snack for example). She then picked a weekly menu that incorporated the foods I like, avoided things I dislike, and delivered it to my house the Sunday before I started.
After a week on the plan, I lost 5lb, and really enjoyed it. I can't lie, I missed the carbs, but Jane included one pasta option for dinner, so I had a little treat half way through. And I did get a bit hungry, but just stocked up on fruits and lots of vegetables, to get me through. And, having plateaued at the same weight for a month or two, losing 5lb was incredible. I wanted to weep when I stood on the scales.
The best part is the price of the Jane Plan. It starts from £40 a week, with lots of options and variables (7 days or 5 days, 2 weeks or 2 months etc), so you can pick something that really works for your individual needs. They also offer an 'additional evening meals for your spouse' element, so you can eat the same thing as your other half, without having them have to sign up. I'm a total convert, and have already signed up for a month. Fingers crossed I'll be able to shift those last few stubborn pounds!
Check out Janeplan.com for more details or find them on twitter @janeplanuk