Going on a diet is tough enough. Doing a meal plan and prepping the ingredients can be tedious, especially when you have a busy lifestyle or simply don’t know how to cook.
The most convenient solution is to have your week’s diet meal plan delivered at your doorsteps.
Inquirer Lifestyle has created a list for you to check out.
Wives of senators and congressmen resort to Delicioso when they need a last-minute “touch-up” for an upcoming event or pictorial.
The brainchild of chef Jill Ignacio Busuego who has been in the delivery/ catering business since 1992, Delicioso offers the all-time favorite South Beach Diet, Cohen, Dukan, and HCG diets.
“There’s a science behind every diet,” said Jill. “If you want to lose weight fast, you need to follow certain principles. That’s what we’re doing here. All our programs are based on proven scientific methods.”
A 14-day meal plan starts at over P10,000, or about P600-800 per day.
Tel. 0917-8223354 or 0917-5289628; e-mail [email protected]
This is an all-veggie program that focuses on nutrient content rather than calorie count. It offers plant-rich meals to lower your cholesterol, achieve a smaller waistline, improve your skin condition, boost your metabolism, reduce the risk of heart disease, and look and feel younger.
Vegetarian food consists of vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains, sea vegetables, nuts, and seeds, may include eggs and dairy but no animal flesh or any of its other parts.
Vegan food is vegetables, legumes, fruits, grains, sea vegetables, nuts and seeds, does not include eggs and dairy, animal flesh or any of its other parts.
A meal plan starts at P650/day for a five-day program. They are 100 percent organic, gluten-free meat/veggie meat, with no MSG, table salt, refined sugar, and palm oil.
“Option A is ideal for those who are in the early stage of transitioning into the plant-based diet. It is composed of 60 to 70 percent vegan food and around 30 to 40 percent of the vegetarian variety,” said Heidi Laurel, founder of V Kitchen.
There’s also a choice for those who prefer to have no brown rice in the meals, to upgrade with quinoa as the replacement.
Tel. 0929-7100828 and 0927-9768088; email [email protected]
The Healthy House
Miss World 2013 Megan Young is one of its paying clients.
Whether you want to burn fat or tone muscles, The Healthy House offers nutrient-loaded meals designed to make you look your best. It also offers free consultation.
There’s the Natural Weight Loss for Women; Lean and Mean Program for Men; Gluten-, Grain-, and Dairy-Free Diet. CEO Gerard Sison said most of the partners in the company, including himself, are athletes, so they encourage physical activity to go with the diets.
No two diets are the same. “We customize diets based on what the client needs. We have a nutritionist who can tailor a diet specifically for one person. So if two people want to lose weight, they will both have different meal plans,” he said.
It also offers a detox program, a vegan diet with no oil and minimal salt. It’s a good way, he said, to reset the body.
Programs start at P950 per day for six days, or you can first try out the Lunch Only program for P450.
Tel. 0917-3114337; visit thehealthyhouse.ph
Gourmade by Chef Rob Lau
Chef Rob Lau has 10 years cooking experience at Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Wynn Hotel Macau and Wynn Encore.
Meal plans include the Skinny Down that is a portion-controlled meal, and Pescatarian for those who prefer fish and vegetables.
As long as you stick to the program, the diet will help you trim down, said Angela Castro, marketing manager.
“We offer 1,200-, 1,500-, 1,800- and 2,000-calorie diet based on age, weight, and height. We also figure in the client’s daily activities and their goals ,” she said.
Price ranges from P1,800-P2,500 for a five-day meal plan.
Tel. 0915-2498484 or 0929-6998511; e-mail [email protected]
This all-natural, gluten-free diet meal plan follows the principles of the Paleo diet—which is based on the type of food supposedly consumed by early humans, composed of meat, fish, vegetables and fruits. It stays away from processed food and preservatives, including dairy and grain products.
“Our meal plans are made from scratch. These are anti-inflammatory diets, targeted to work with the body to achieve fitness and health goals,” said Isabelle Chiang, business development director.
An anti-inflammatory diet is a lifestyle eating plan that nourishes the body properly with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and essential fatty acids.
It has an in-house registered nutritionist-dietician and food scientist, and a dedicated R&D team. Meals start at P750/day.
Tel. 0917-7777657; e-mail [email protected]
The Sexy Chef
Founded in 2005, The Sexy Chef has all-natural ingredients in its meal plan. The recipes are evaluated by a US-certified nutritionist. The Sexy Chef guarantees weight loss of five to 14 pounds in two weeks.
It offers South Beach Diet; Pounds Away Diet Program, a calorie-controlled meal plan; Body after Baby Program, designed for breastfeeding and non-breastfeeding moms supervised by a nutritionist and an OB-gyne to help moms get back in shape after childbirth; Paleo diet, gluten-free diet that focuses on lean meat, fish, fruits, veggies and nuts; and Fit Meals for those on maintenance.
“We’ve evolved from being just a diet meal delivery service to providing healthier food options for office folk around the metro. We deliver meals in time for lunch. We also offer party catering and have two best-selling cookbooks out in the market, ‘Eat Clean Love’ and ‘The Sexy Chef Cookbook,’” said cofounder Rachel Alejandro.
Meal plan starts at P1,500 per week.
Tel. 0917-7992433, 7217399 or 7218881
This calorie-based diet offers 1,200-, 1,500-, and P1,800 on a five-day meal plan. It counts the calories and makes them delicious, says its slogan.
According to its staff, Jenny Dacho, a certified nutritionist will suggest and recommend, over the phone, the type of meal plan appropriate for your age, height, weight, and activities.
Tel. 0917-7240222; e-mail [email protected]