Starting off the New Year with Healthy goals can sometimes be daunting so it doesn’t hurt to get a little help, and thanks to Australian owned fully prepared meal delivery service Dietlicious and their innovative 5:2 diet plan you’ll be on your way to a Healthier you.
The 5.2 diet plan is a 7-day meal plan where two days consist of 500 calories for women and 600 calories for men, and the other 5 days meals are the recommended daily intake of 1800-2000 calories for women and 2500 calories for men. For those looking for just a 5-day meal plan, Dietlicious have you covered with the 3.2 diet plan.
All meals are created from scratch using fresh, natural ingredients and then flash frozen to lock in the goodness and flavour without using artificial preservatives. All you need to do is simply heat and serve! There are also gluten free and vegetarian 5.2 diet plans available.
This type of diet is considered more of an eating pattern as it is less focussed on which foods you eat, and more about when you should eat them. Research indicates that reducing one’s intake of calories by up to 40% can be an effective way of losing weight and improving health in general, specifically heart healthi.
“Fasting has long been used around the world for health or religious reasons, but more recently it has been studied for weight loss. The key difference between fasting and conventional kilojoule restriction dieting is that you need only think about reducing your food intake on two non-consecutive days on the 5:2 diet. Many people report finding this easier to comply with, in turn making it easier to stick with the diet for longer.” says Dietlicious Consulting Dietitian, Dr Joanna McMillan.
Dr Joanna continues, “Other research has shown that fasting has beneficial effects on the gut microbiome and this may contribute to the health and weight control effects. Giving the gut a break from a continuous flow of food allows different gut bugs to flourish, helping to create a better microbial variety and balance. This seems to be key for a healthy microbiome and healthy gut.”
The 5.2 diet plan includes delicious, nutritionally balanced meals such as Salmon Chermoula with Chickpea and Kumera on a 500-calorie day, and Lamb Provençale with Italian roast vegetables on a regular day.
The Dietlicious kitchens are headed up by some of Australia’s best-know nutritional experts and Michelin trained chef, Sebastien Houillon who began his career working with Gordon Ramsay at one of the first 3 Michelin Star awarded restaurants in London. It is his input, alongside dietician, Dr Joanna McMillan that makes Dietlicious one of the most flavoursome and nutritionally balanced plans on the market.
Dietlicious also offer a range of other diet plans such as 1200, 1500 and 1800 calorie plans, 5-day Lunch and Dinner packs, Cleanse programs and individual meals, or you can build your own plan based on your personal preferences via the website.
Dietlicious has operations in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra and can be ordered online, with same day delivery to some suburbs between 10:00am and 4:00pm if the order is placed before 7:00am. Alternatively, you can order by noon and receive your meals by 6pm the same day or pick your order up on the same day.
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme