Weight loss meal plans: what’s the best diet plan for me?
If you're starting out on a new weight loss meal plan or healthy eating regime, the choices can be overwhelming. At Dietlicious we have something for everyone, but if you're asking yourself, ‘what’s the best diet plan for me?’ then this is the article for you.
The first thing you should know is that our restaurant-quality meals, meal plans and cleanses have been jointly created by nutritionists and chefs for you to enjoy at home. You get the tastiest meals that tick the nutritional boxes and will keep you feeling satisfied throughout the day. Managing your weight could not be easier! However, healthy eating, weight loss and weight management is a personal thing. So take a read of this handy guide to our most popular weight loss meal plans, to see if one sounds right for you.
Before you begin, you may also find this article a useful reference: Lose, maintain or gain weight: How many calories do I need?
Here we overview of these top diet plans from Dietlicious:
Food Cleanse 5, or 10 Day
1200 Calorie Plan - or 1500 and 1800 Calorie Plans
Fast 800 Plan
5:2 Diet Plans
5 Day Lunch + Dinner Packs - Keto, Gut Health, High Protein + more
Build Your Own Calorie Plans
What is it: Our healthy food cleanses are designed to detox, rebalance and revitalise your body by giving your digestive system a break from preservatives and additives, highly processed foods, wheat, gluten, dairy, red meat and sugar. You receive 3 clean-eating meals plus snacks and herbal teas, totalling 1000 calories per day. More info on maximising results on a cleanse here.
Hard bit: No caffeine could be a problem for some.
Best bit: Your skin glows after 5 days and your energy levels will soar.
Best for: Those who want a quick fix, noticeable results and to re-set their eating habits. A perfect kick-start to dieting, many people then follow on with a 1200 calorie plan.
What is it: Our 1200 calorie plan is our most popular weight loss meal plan for women. Like all our plans, we’ve already done the nutrition part and calorie counting for you which makes losing weight effortless. The plan includes breakfast, lunch dinner and a snack each day. Options include 5 or 7 days, vegetarian, gluten free and more. We also offer 1500 calorie plans and 1800 calorie plans.
Hard bit: Seeing how much you should be eating. And realising your portions have been too big!
Best bit: You don’t feel like you’re on a diet. Real food, real results.
Best for: Those who don’t want to think about planning their meals or counting calories.
What is it: Dr Michael Mosley (who brought us the 5:2 Diet) is back with this new diet, advocating 800 calories per day for rapid weight loss. This is a kick-start plan recommended for 2 week (or max of 8 weeks), which you then follow with the regular 5:2 plan for ongoing weight loss that is easier to maintain long term. On this plan you’ll receive two meals and a snack per day. Following the principles of intermittent fasting, you’ll consume all food within a window of time (ensuring that your overnight fast is at least 12 hours long).
Hard bit: If you’re not used to missing meals, initially you may feel hungry but your body will adjust quickly after a few days.
Best bit: This diet gets results and quickly, which is why it has shot to popularity worldwide. It’s also become our most sought-after plan since we launched it.
Best for: Those who have a clear weight loss goal, want quick results, and have the discipline to stick to a low calorie level for at least 2 weeks.
To learn more about the background, the benefits and research behind this diet, see our blog post The New Fast 800 Calorie Diet from Michael Mosley
What is it: The 5:2 diet plan relies on intermittent fasting on two non-consecutive days – this is achieved by skipping breakfast on those days. The rest of the time you eat healthy meals without counting calories. Our plans provide just lunch and dinner on fasting days. On the other days we give you breakfast, lunch and dinner plus you can add your own snack if you want to (within reason)! For more information, read our blog post on the 5:2 diet by Dr Joanna McMillan.
Hard bit: If you’re not used to missing meals, initially you’ll be hungry on the fast days. Drink plenty of water and get busy doing something you enjoy.
Best bit: The other five days you can add in your treats so no deprivation! You’ll also be surprised how quickly your body adapts to fasting once you’re in the routine.
Best for: Those who want to lose weight but have the added health benefits that come with fasting, such as improvements to gut-health, cholesterol and insulin sensitively. This diet also offers more flexibility and choice.
What is it: Created for those who don’t have time to cook Monday to Friday and want the convenience of healthy meals for lunch and dinner. Add your own breakfast and snacks and still lose weight.
Hard bit: Just making the decision about which delicious 5-day pack you want each week! We have lots of options to choose from including high protein, keto friendly, plant based, gut health and flat belly.
Best bit: 5 days of healthy eating means you can relax a little on the weekends.
Best for: No planning or shopping during the working week – what a time saver.
What is it: The BYO plan feature was designed for those who want complete control of their own healthy eating plan. It’s perfect if you have specific dietary needs or preferences. You’re in the driving seat as you select your own breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks (or omit any if you prefer). The clever tool will tally up the calories and macronutrients of your selections for you.
Hard bit: You need a little more time on your hands to make each meal selection.
Best bit: You get to order everything you like, rather than a set plan. Once set up, you can easily re-order the same menu again and again.
Best for: People who want more flexibility and choice.
What is it: A huge range of healthy breakfasts, lunches, dinners, salads and snacks. Simply order what you like and eat when needed. You can use our dietary filters feature to select meals that are free from gluten, dairy, meat, coriander, capsicum and more.
Hard bit: None really, you just need to find 5 minutes to order and keep your freezer well stocked.
Best bit: Cheaper than take away and you know you’re getting high quality, calorie-controlled, nutritious meals without additives. No lock in contracts either!
Best for: People who have no time to cook yet still want to eat healthy food or manage weight.
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