What is your perfect diet?
One of the great things about Tesco Diets, in my opinion, is the diversity and range of the different meal plans. No, I’m not here to blow our own trumpet (We have Marketing for that), I would like to talk about finding the right diet plan for you.
When people join up, they are usually offered the most popular plan or whichever plan is being promoted at the time, such as Body Boost. However, what works for one person, might not always work for another so if you don’t see success with the plan you have started with, bear in mind, we have many other plans to suit.
For me, my personal favourite is the Low Carb plan. I enjoy the types of food and meal ideas offered and I find that it keeps me satisfied and feeling full. As bread and starchy foods tend to make me bloat, I like how low-carb helps me to avoid this for a trimmer tummy and I can lose weight by eating meat, fish, cheese, eggs, fruit, nuts and veg. Yes, I fall off the wagon now and then but after trying most of the diets in the Tesco Diets range, I find that low-carb is the one I keep coming back to. Not that it’s everyone’s cup of tea. I know of many people who did not enjoy the meal choices or found it too restrictive but sometimes, restrictive is good because there is no room to ‘cheat’ and I can still enjoy a treat like strawberries and cream if I wish.
So how do you go about choosing the right plan? Here are some guidelines to think about: Are you catering exclusively for yourself or are you cooking for others? A lot of members have families or partners so choosing a plan that has Family-Friendly options such as Light Choices, Mediterranean or GI is a good idea so you can scale up your meals to suit everyone.
How busy is your day? If you are a working Mum/Dad and don’t have a lot of time to cook then we have a convenience version of most plans. This gives you lots of quick and easy ideas for food in a hurry. If you have more time and like to cook, choose the recipe-based plan and for a mix of both, there’s always the combination plan.
Do you have any health issues that might affect your choice of plan? If you have diabetes or are hypoglycaemic then the Diabetes Support or GI plans would be suitable. For those with heart-health concerns, the Cholesterol-lowering, Healthy Heart or Low fat plans are the ones to choose. For those with digestive concerns, Total Wellbeing, Healthy eating and High fibre are worth looking at.
What about if you have certain food allergies/intolerances? We have taken these into account too in that you can exclude most food groups from nearly all of our plans. We also have vegetarian options for non-meat eaters and a dedicated vegetarian plan too. There’s also the Gluten-free plan for those who are celiac or have gluten/wheat intolerances. If you have a long list of food preferences then calling the shots yourself with Totals and choosing your own food is nothing short of ideal.
What’s important is finding what works for you and fits in with your lifestyle, health and dietary needs. You might not choose the right plan straight off and if this is the case, remember that you can still try something different. Tesco Diets staff are always here to help you find what works best for you. So if at first you don’t succeed…..try a different meal plan.