Firstly, let me apologise for another lengthy review (for those of you who read my Cambridge Diet review, you’ll know by now that I love a detailed review!). I understand that ‘short and sweet’ reviews are normally preferred but I wanted to ensure that I captured everything necessary in this review for anyone thinking of trying Diet Chef. I have included everything that I would have liked to know before I started out and even if it helps just one person make an informed decision, then the time spent writing will have been worth it! If you make it to the end, congratulations! If not, then thanks for reading as much as you could handle! I appreciate it!
What is Diet Chef?
Diet Chef is an online service which sends you a hamper full of chef-prepared ready meals for dinner, soups or shakes for lunch, granola or porridge for breakfast and healthy snacks. Diet Chef comes in 1200 calorie a day hampers (mainly for women) and 1500 calorie a day hampers (mainly for men) so you will be burning fat at a rate of approx 800 calories a day.
What do you get?
Every hamper contains breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for each day. The meals are prepared by chefs and then sealed in a pouch and cooked in a pressure cooker. The pouches can then be stored in a cupboard and do not need to be refrigerated. All you need to do is heat them up in a microwave or on a hob. You also get a 24 page guide to the diet covering how the diet works, drinks, fruit & vegetables, exercise, help for eating out, days off, maintenance once you’ve lost the weight and lots of hints and tips.
What don’t you get?
You don’t get milk, fresh fruit or vegetables in the hamper so will need to buy these separate if you wish. Diet Chef recommends that you supplement their meals with some fresh fruit and vegetables and a milk allowance (approx 250mls) each day.
How to Purchase
You visit the website www.dietchef.co.uk to order your hamper. There are a few options to choose from including Weekly and Monthly payment options (please see the cost section below for details). The website is very easy to use and it only takes moments to place an order. You simply complete a short personal profile which will tell you how many calories you need, choose your hamper and payment option, then choose your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks from an extensive list, enter your credit or debit card details and your hamper will be delivered within two days via City Link next day delivery courier service.
There are a number of different options which also vary depending on how many calories you need:
1200 Calorie Hampers
7 day hamper - £47.50 + £4.95 shipping (approx £7.49 per day) - if you choose this option, Diet Chef automatically place you on a recurring weekly service which means they will continue to debit your card and send you another hamper the following week and so on until you log into your Diet Chef account and cancel it.
28 day hamper - £190 + £4.95 shipping (approx £6.96 per day) – this option is on a pay as you go basis and you just order hampers as and when you want them with no commitment.