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Want to try and lose weight? Testers needed for Diet Chef products: £200 John Lewis voucher to be won for feedback. NOW CLOSED

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AngelieMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Aug-14 13:32:56

Diet Chef, the UK’s largest diet home delivery company, would like to Mumsnetters to put their offering to the test.

Diet Chef say "We give you breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack for each day of the week. Everything is calorie counted and portion controlled so you just tuck in and enjoy. We believe you should eat the food you love, so our menu, with around 100 delicious dishes, even include things like curry and pasta. With Diet Chef you can expect to lose 1-2 pounds a week, in line with UK Government recommendations for healthy, sustainable weight loss, while eating real, yummy food."

They have been working on responding to feedback on both meals and user experience, and would love to know what you think of the improvements they have made.

They would like to offer 10 Mumsnetters the opportunity to try out their diet delivery service for one month – this service is worth £245.

If you would be interested in joining the product test please click here and add your details.

Those selected will be sent a code, which will allow them to order a free 4-week hamper, with their preferred meal options. The meals are all delivered at the same time in one 4-week box, so you will need somewhere to store the food. However, because the food is heat sealed then pressure cooked within the packaging, you don't need to store it in the fridge; the cupboard under the stairs, a pantry, or a kitchen cupboard is fine.

We'd like testers to offer feedback at the end of each week, both on the food, the service and – if they don't mind sharing – how much weight they have lost and how they feel.

Everyone who offers feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £200 John Lewis voucher.

NB Diet Chef is not recommended for breastfeeding mothers.

Good luck!


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yellowsnownoteatwillyou Fri 15-Aug-14 14:20:30

This looks like a great idea signed up and ready. smile

Crumpledandcreased Fri 15-Aug-14 17:27:16

I'm going to sign up. I've often considered giving it a go.

DurhamDurham Fri 15-Aug-14 17:36:16

Be interesting to see just how stress and hassle free this diet is. It sounds great to have meals delivered to your door. I'm hoping the meals would be interesting and filling enough to stop my habit of snacking, especially on an evening. I have about half a stone to loose so this sounds ideal for me grin

PollyCazaletWannabe Fri 15-Aug-14 17:39:23

Done! Hoping I get picked as this sounds ideal for me.

NapoleonsNose Fri 15-Aug-14 17:56:16

Signed up. Hope I'm picked to give me a well needed kick up the backside to lose weight again!

TaperJeanGirl Fri 15-Aug-14 18:00:09

Signed up, I would love to give this a gosmile

Itsfab Fri 15-Aug-14 18:00:33

I have signed up.

I have used them previously so hope this won't go against me. I am interested to try again as I have lost a stone each time I try a new plan and then stall so want to see if it is always a one hit wonder or whether it will work for me with 2 stone to lose.

IScreamForIceCream Fri 15-Aug-14 18:09:49

I've love to try this too! I wasn't lucky enough to be selected for the FitBug trial, so maybe I'll be lucky enough to get picked for this?

TheOneWithTheHair Fri 15-Aug-14 19:05:39

I've signed too. <hopeful>

QuietNinjaTardis Fri 15-Aug-14 19:22:42

So signed up. Would like to see if this stops my dreadful snacking habit too. Plus I'm rubbish at thinking up healthily meals so this would be a big help!

WarmHugs Fri 15-Aug-14 19:29:47

Sounds fantastic for lazy people like me!

DramaInPyjamas Fri 15-Aug-14 19:31:41

Would love to try this - I see the ads on TV a lot and am often tempted.

Fingers crossed, good luck all!

BIWI Fri 15-Aug-14 20:00:55

The meals are all delivered at the same time in one 4-week box

Lovely. Really healthy, natural and unprocessed food then hmm

Itsfab Fri 15-Aug-14 20:10:10

You don't have to eat them, BIWI, but for some people this is a good or only option.

ItStillLooksLikeRainDear Fri 15-Aug-14 20:14:36

I'd love to try this. Fingers crossed.

BIWI Fri 15-Aug-14 20:22:42

I won't be eating them any time soon. For a start, they won't be based on any kind of healthy eating plan I recognise, as they are almost certainly going to be very high in carbs. But it's the lack of fresh ingredients that really puts me off. How on earth can foods that are available for you to eat for four weeks going to be 'healthy' as they claim?

BIWI Fri 15-Aug-14 20:26:19

And how come this will be people's 'only option'? hmm

Itsfab Fri 15-Aug-14 20:30:37

For many reasons, BIWI. I am sure you can use your imagination.

And you add the fresh vegetables yourself. It isn't just the DC food.

DrunkenWhore Fri 15-Aug-14 20:32:16

I've signed up. Id like to try this I have a massive amount to lose and can never stick to a diet for very long. Would be good to see if this any different.

OhMyActualDays Fri 15-Aug-14 20:42:51

I agree. I have a lot to lose and it is definitely worth a try!

HarlotOTara Fri 15-Aug-14 21:32:40

Just back from holiday eaten far too much and in the mood to try this out please xx

ouryve Fri 15-Aug-14 23:13:19

I'm with BIWI. I need to lose a stone and it's so tempting, but living off UHT ready meals (with meat from goodness knows where - I doubt if anything is higher welfare) for a month sounds so depressing.

If I still need to add veg, I could live off game, certified sustainable seafood and organic free range chicken or turkey for a month, for that money.

CointreauVersial Sat 16-Aug-14 00:05:37

Maybe you should put your name down BIWI, to offer some "constructive" feedback. grin

I have to agree, though - it does sound a bit gross, like space food, perhaps.

Squiffie Sat 16-Aug-14 01:49:39

Signed up but somehow think the fact I'm breastfeeding will go against me sad

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