So far I have to say that it has been AWESOME. Well worth the money. We have both lost a small amount of weight and I'm feeling confident that it'll continue.
For me, the problem has always been that once I start eating healthily, I also start OBSESSING about the food I can't eat. Generally speaking I last about four days before I buckle and eat something so ridiculously off-plan that I can't even count high enough to calculate the calories. And you know, once I've done that I may as well forget the healthy food for the rest of the week. Hopeless.
The first thing that's been a breakthrough for me (and you would have seen me go on about this repeatedly if you follow me on Instagram) is that it just doesn't feel like diet food. The food is in fact excellent. I've had spaghetti bolognese and crumbed chicken and butter chicken, bacon and eggs, pikelets, muffins and cookies. It doesn't feel like diet food so I'm not obsessing about all the things I can't eat.
However if we want to go out for a meal, or have a treat, there's no reason why we can't do that. As long as it's only once a week or less it's not going to break the diet. We used to have a routine that I loved where we'd go out for a scrumptious leisurely breakfast on the weekends. We'd go to Trigg (God I love that place - if you live in Perth you MUST GO THERE), or Hillarys or, if we were feeling a bit scruffy we'd go to Malaga.
I thought I'd miss that whole routine terribly on Lite N Easy but there's always a couple of hot breakfasts so we save them for the weekend and now we still have our hot breakfast but we can be in our pyjamas and it doesn't cost $60 a pop!
And speaking of portion sizes, what a lesson in portion control. Even when I thought I was giving myself a modest serve, it was about double what Lite N Easy provides. For example, in the mornings I now eat my muesli out of a tea cup. It fits easily. Needless to say, before Lite N Easy even when I was actually eating something healthy I was eating loads too much of it.
On the downside, we're not loving the fruit. I happen not to like mandarins, oranges or kiwi fruit and jeepers are there a lot of those. I do like apples even though I probably haven't eaten an apple since school so it's nice to get back in the habit of eating the occasional piece of fruit.
|Look at those bloody pikelets. Heaven I tell you|
We've got about four and a half months till the wedding. I don't know if we'll stick with the Lite N Easy all the way until then - I do think I will get tired of frozen dinners eventually - but it's so damn convenient and tasty the idea of making food has become way too overwhelming. I would have to assemble food? And cook it in a vessel other than the microwave? And think of the dishes.
So far, Lite N Easy is a very comfortable and easy fit for us.
And soon I will be able to say the same about my pants.
I'm linking up with Jess for IBOT!