March 26, 2012

The Fresh Diet - Counting Phone Numbers, Not Calories!


As I mentioned last week, I have been on the Fresh Diet and have absolutely adored the fact that I don't need to count calories - phone numbers are the most important thing to count! ;) I was blessed to do a 7 day trial of the diet - 3 meals a day and 2 snacks!

My experience with the Fresh Diet has been nothing short of amazing. Not only was the food delicious but it was also portion controlled, calorie controlled...oh, and gourmet AND fresh. It definitely beats any tv dinners, that's for sure!

When I received the meals, they came in a big box with dry ice - so you knew they were fresh. You could taste the freshness of the food - not like even some restaurants where you can just tell that your meal was microwaved from frozen.

After the first three days, a Fresh Diet representative e-mailed me to find out how I was liking the diet and if I had any concerns. How cool is that? The only concern I had, at the time, was the fact that the diet seemed to be lacking fruit. (I guess I'm old school - I can't get the food pyramid out of my head!) The representative quickly let me know that the reason for this is that the sugars in fruit inhibits dieting - so when there is fruit in a meal, it is of a small, healthy portion.

The Fresh Diet has helped me in many areas! Most importantly, save time! It has been a wonderful time saver...no longer did I have to stress about what I was going to have for lunch or dinner every night - it was already figured out for me! When I received my food, I also received a "menu" for those days. It was such a nice treat to have something different for every meal. (It gave me some ideas for future meals!)

I did notice a difference in my body while I was on the diet. My stomach seemed to be much less bloated and lean - something I want to continue seeing in my future! It definitely made me realize how important portion control is. (Not that I've ever been a glutton - but it was a great reminder!) Also the fact that fruits were usually a big part of my diet (strawberries recently since it's been the season!) and when I didn't eat them for the week I was on the diet proved to me how moderation is definitely key.

For me, being on the Fresh Diet was definitely a detox diet. (Detoxing from sugars found in processed snacks, too many strawberries and none of my normal protein bars!)

The one recommendation I would have for the Fresh Diet is that the amount of exercise a person does throughout a week be calculated in for the calorie intake per day. My calorie intake per day was 1,200-1,400. On the days I worked out, it should be calculated that you consume more calories (for energy, muscle growth, etc.)


And now - some photos of my delicious meals:
Apple french toast with ricotta Muffin with yogurt and papaya Asparagus quiche with cantaloupe

Steak with lentils & green beans Quiona with asparagus Chicken terraki with black orzo and tomatoes


And my summary of the Fresh Diet - incase you didn't want to read all of that -



Over all - 2 thumbs up of the diet for me!

You can receive 3 days free with the purchase of a 31 day plan at $29.99 per day. The promo code is: singlmar29.


Let me know your thoughts if you try it out!

4 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds like a great meal plan!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  2. awww, i loved watching your video! you're adorable and i feel like i can put a voice with your blog now!
    i want to start a few videos soon...once we get pregnant maybe or truly begin a new cycle!
    the food looks awesome, flavorful and so healthy!
    have a beautiful day, cami!!
    xoxoxo
    maria

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  3. Ok so do you ever get to eat more fruit then that? I know you said its about portion control but man I eat wayyyyyy more fruit then that!! ha ha And are you going to keep it up?
    -barbie @ Style of a Mrs.

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  4. TFD offers whole fruit salads for breakfast which aren't in the photos above. Sugars in fruits are still sugars, but they are not "added" sugars, such as the sugars you find in processed foods, cakes, etc. Nothing wrong with fruit, just not overdosing on it. Also, TFD uses honey and maple syrup as sweeteners, which contain sugar that is actually not as good for you as the sugar from berries. All in moderation.

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