Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Diet Chef: Week 2 Review



This week I've lost half a pound and I'm a bit down about it.
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Apart from one evening last week when I was taken out for dinner, I've stuck to my diet chef diet religiously.

I'm not sure why I've only lost half a pound, especially after my fab 2lb loss last week, but I'm hoping it's just a blip.

Still, half a pound loss is better than half a pound gain, so I'm going I try and stay positive and plough on.

I'm out walking every day with Franky in his pram and while I know it's not high intensity cardio, every little helps, right?

This week I've really taken to the peanut flavour protein bars. 



 
A bit like the soft Chocolate cookie, they don't taste like diet food.

Covered in a thin layer of chocolate, they are soft like nougat and have little crunchie soya pieces in them. These are within the "lunch" section of the diet chef menu but I rather like these for breakfast!

My favourite dinner of the week is the mushroom stroganoff. It's only 165 calories so I supplement it with 100cals of brown rice and a generous portion of veg!


 

It's creamy and rich tasting as well as being very tasty, and I'm never hungry after eating all this!

So my plan for this week is to try and get moving even more, when I can and carry on enjoying the food, and hopefully I'll have dropped some more lbs by next week!

Onwards and upwards!

Sunday, 27 July 2014

WIN Disney's Frozen Peripera Beauty Products!



Like millions of others, I’m a HUGE Frozen fan, so imagine my delight when I discovered that there was a Frozen beauty range!




Then, imagine my disappointment when I found out that I could only purchase these items on eBay as the brand is Korean!

ARGH!




Undeterred, I promptly placed my order and these lovelies arrived a week or so later.

A rather gorgeous eye liner collection and pretty lip tints!





A hot pink tint to match Elsa's look and a warm peach for Anna's!

I’m a sucker for pretty branding and love that Elsa, Anna and Olaf's faces are plastered across these goodies!




Now I could have reviewed these for you, but instead I’ve decided to share some Frozen joy and give these bad boys away to one lucky fan!




So, If you fancy getting your hands on these just fill in your details below!

Goodluck!


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Friday, 25 July 2014

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet



I know I shouldn't be because of my oily skin I'm always slightly wary of moisturisers. 

So many of them are just too heavy for my skin and they leave my pores feeling clogged and my skin heavy and greasy, definitely not what you want on stinking hot summers days!




So in my hunt for the perfect summer moisturiser I turned to The Body Shop and one of their new products, the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet.

This moisturiser is designed to hydrate and refresh your skin with its lightweight formula.
 
Now this is not like any other moisturiser I have come across. It doesn't have the look or texture of a moisturiser.


 

I'd describe it as a hybrid gel-serum.

It is matte in appearance and silky smooth to touch.

A little goes a long way with this product and the moisturiser glides over the skin sinking in immediately leaving no trace.


 

It has a beautiful, delicate, summery fragrance and my skin felt instantly refreshed soft and smooth.

My face felt moisturised and hydrated without the tell-tale shininess I normally get when using a moisturiser.


 

Because it is such a light formula it's perfect for me, but I would say that if you have dry skin you would probably need something slightly heavier.

The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet is available now and costs £12.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Diet Chef: Week 1 Review



Well, one week into to my diet with Diet Chef and I have lost 2 pounds!

I am really surprised that I managed to lose weight so quickly and really so easily given that I've been eating three meals a day and a snack.

Don't get me wrong the portion sizes are not huge but then they’re never going to be when you're trying to lose weight, but what each meal lacks in quantity it really does make up for in quality.


My exciting delivery of food for the month!
 

Every meal I've had has been really delicious and although the portion sizes are quite small I found the bulking them out with lots of vegetables or fruit has helped.

Out of all the meals I've had so far these are my favourite;

For breakfast I'm really loving the soft chocolate cookie. It tastes so delicious it's really difficult to believe that this is a diet food! I never thought a cookie for breakfast would allow me to lose weight!


This pasta pot is so yum!
 

My favourite lunch at the moment is the pesto pasta pots. You get a really decent amount of pasta in the pots, they're ready in five minutes and so filling and tasty.

I'm a big fan of curry so I was over the moon to find out that I was able to indulge in a curry while on this diet. The Diet Chef chicken korma has now established itself as one of my favourite meals. I do cook some rice to have with it but I will measure it out to ensure that it still within my calorie allowance.


A months worth of food!
 

Two of my favourite snack so far are their cheese and onion crisp snacks and the Cranberry protein bar.  They're both really yummy and satisfy my cravings between meals, be they for sweet things or savoury.

Because it's been so hot I haven't had the chance to do as much exercise as I would've liked so I'm still surprised to have lost 2 pounds this week.

The first couple of days were hard because the portion sizes are relatively small compared to what I've been used to, but a week on I feel I'm coping much better.


My whole day's worth of meals planned!
 


I love that at the start of the day I can plan out what meals I'm going to have and it's just so easy.

They’re so quick to make as well it means my meal times don’t eat into any of my precious ‘me’ time.

So to summarise, one week in I’m feeling impressed, motivated and really pleased!

Bring on week two!