And so it begins...
You may recall I mentioned a desire to try out a helthy food delivery service so I was SUPER excited to be appraoched by BistroMD. I get to give them a test run for a whole week! it should also be said in the same entry, I expressed a strong desire to sit in a tropical setting in a hammock so if anyone wants to send me one of THOSE for a test run, I'm totally down.
But anyway, kudos to BistroMD. They boast restaurant quality food prepared by chefs, that are supervised by a bariatric physician and a team of registered dietitians. They seek to provide a healthy and nutritious way to lose weight without getting hungry and compensating the taste of the food. They also have a track record of helping new mothers lose the weight post their pregnancies. Clearly that latter bit of information is for my readers, not this girl.
I love that every package comes with chef's tips and I thought it was cute they suggest not only eating the food (of course) but also presenting it well. If Iron Chef America has taught me anything, it's that presentation gets points, right?
That said, I must tell you, my breakfast, which I had very little time to make and eat, I confess, presented just fine to me in its container. Here is what it looks like on their website:
Not quite a masterpiece but it doesn't look gross. And let me tell you, it was DELICIOUS. I am glad I kicked off the program with this meal, in fact, because I LOVE crepes and I LOVE sausage. It got me excited for the next meal, and the next...
Lunch was greek chicken with lentils. I'm not a huge fan of lentils but I vowed to do this for the week and I ate them anyway. FYI, I'm STILL not a fan of lentils but they weren't bad and the chicken? Totally delicious.
I allowed myself some carrots for a snack. And a huge black iced tea. Which is why I am typing at the speed of light right now (caffeine is my friend).
Dinner is going to be beef tips with mushrooms. Again - mushrooms? Basically my LEAST favorite food but this is what I am willing to do for you, my dear readers and loyan fans. I am going to - YES! - EAT. MUSHROOMS.
Somewhere in the city, my mother just fainted from shock.
So far, in just this day, I can tell you the food beats the crap out of any Jenny Craig meal I ever ate (except maybe the turkey burger but that burger was a pocket-sized joke anyway) and since it's from this program, I am not worried about its nutritional contents or anything like that... I mean, I'm just so pleasantly surprised by how DELICIOUS that breakfast was, I'm not really going to worry about anything else. And I'll tell you what else -- there is some stuffed french toast on my menu in the future and I am SO looking forward to that!
I should explain that I seldom even eat anything at all for breakfast (I know this is not healthy - do not do as I do) so I get very excited for breakfast food.
I don't feel any physical difference so early on but I sure am proud of myself for trying this. And trying new foods. Embarking on this adevnture is going to be great!
My fridge is full of BistroMD food adventures! I will continue to update.