On Sunday, I began my quest to regain control of my eating disorder (and return to a healthy body image and weight) by utilizing a meal delivery service.
I selected Dine N Ditch, a locally-based company that caters to athletes and busy, working-adults who care about clean eating and overall wellness.
I signed up for the 6oz meal plan, which consists of five meals per day, six days per week (30 total), with one day scheduled for “normal eating.”
Dine N Ditch delivers every Saturday morning (between 9am and 12pm) and Wednesday afternoon (free of charge), right to your house.
One of my main issues with meal-planning is the repetition, but I have to admit right off the bat that this will not be an issue with Dine & Ditch. Every three days I’m provided with a totally different menu and never have to repeat the same meal more than three times in three days.
For example, this was my menu for Sunday-Tuesday:
- Crustless Egg Quiches (mini-muffins) with turkey sausage and herbs.
- Grilled Mexican Chicken with carrots and fresh pico de gallo.
- Roasted chicken with homemade pesto and sauteed zucchini.
- Baked cod with cream sauce and sauteed green beans.
- Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, and carrots with mushroom gravy.
Every dish is gluten-free and they’re a pork free (and shellfish free) kitchen! As someone with a pork allergy, this is a big deal to me. I never have to worry about cross-contamination with Dine N Ditch, which is a huge worry off of my plate.
And did I mention the food is incredible?
Not too shabby!
Each meal is between 250-350 calories, has 25-35g protein, and is under 25g carbs (maximum).
But here’s the real kicker: the meals are so filling and satisfying, I haven’t been able to eat all five in a day! In fact, I’ve managed to save one meal each day since Sunday, so I actually won’t need to worry about taking a “cheat day,” as I still have three meals leftover that I’ve frozen to use later.
With eating four meals per day (roughly 1000 calories), I’ve given myself a 200 calorie allowance to be human – which I’m using daily with a piece of raw chocolate (under 50 calories) and a spoon or two of almond butter (between 90-180 calories) so I don’t go crazy and binge later.
So, how am I doing so far?
Monday, 4/25 Weight: 143.6
Today (Wednesday, 4/27): 141.0.
Already 2.6 lbs down in two days? Not too shabby.
Bon appetit, my friends!