Weight To Go Diet Trial – Days 4 & 5

There’s not a lot I can say here that’s different from the past few days. I feel like my body has got into it’s stride and I’m not having any thoughts about food. Except when I’m hungry. Which is nearly all the time. Hmm. Day 4 I woke up not feeling hungry as I did on day 5 but in the afternoons and evenings I have started to feel much hungrier than the past few days.
To counteract this I have been making sure I eat the recommended fruit and vegetables each day which has helped and saved one of my shakes each day to use as a pudding. I have found using the recipes on the Weight To Go Facebook page and youtube channel have been useful and I’ve been trying out some different shake combos to change it up a bit. Not because they taste bad or they’re boring, but just because I can!
As I’ve already mentioned in my previous post, blending the shake powders with fruit and water give really nice thick smoothies which taste just like protein shakes (if you’ve ever had a good sports protein drink) or similarly like a thick fruit smoothie. Initially I wasn’t very taken with the strawberry shakes and even at this stage they are still my least favourite flavour but I do recommended the following flavour recipes:

  • Vanilla shake mixed with coffee made with hot water – turns into a thick creamy latte.

  • Vanilla shake made with water using a hand blender adds lots of frothiness and is just delicious!

  • Strawberry and/or banana shakes mixed with water, banana and mixed berries (I have been doing this in the morning and making a big batch I can drink whenever I like throughout the day).

  • Strawberry, banana and vanilla shake blended with a banana and ice.

  • Chocolate shake mix blended with a small amount of water to make a thick creamy ‘dessert’ consistency, then chilled and layered with vanilla shake made in the same way – makes a really nice pudding.

  • 1/2 Chocolate shake powder and 1/2 vanilla shake powder mixed with hot water – makes a nice creamy hot chocolate!

If you have any questions about the diet feel free to leave them in the comments section, would love to know your thoughts! Check back on Monday when I will be revealing the results of the final weigh in and my thoughts on the final few days of the Weight To Go Diet.


Weight To Go Diet Trial – Days 2 & 3

I feel like the last two days have been a bit of a rollercoaster diet wise. On tuesday morning I woke full of energy and started my day with a banana smoothie, made by blending a banana shake with fruit and water. Adding fruit to the shakes, really makes a difference and they become thick, filling and altogether more tasty. All day I felt full of energy but I soon realised I was starting to have some side effects too. I have had headaches on and off since starting the diet – I assume this is just due to my body getting used to less calories as I have been drinking more than usual and don’t drink caffeine so it’s not a withdrawal from that. I also felt lightheaded and had um, ‘tummy trouble’ which was not pleasant.
I fell into bed on Tuesday night, exhausted, and slept for 12 hours straight. Wednesday I woke feeling tired and with a fuzzy head. I remember feeling like this when I was detoxing. Perhaps WTG is flushing out my system. Whatever it’s doing, I’m no longer feeling hungry and instead I’m starting to feel in control of my eating but at the same time I’m getting a little obsessed with food. I crave cake, even though I’m not hungry for it. Cutting out sugar from my diet has been gratifying…at least now I see that I crave sugar but before didn’t listen to my body and would eat it anyway. Ahh 2 + 2 is starting to add up now – the headaches may be from lack of sugar. What incredible powers of deduction I have!
So far people have commented on the cost of the WTG plan. Usually it’s £55 a week (plus p&p) or £199 for 4 weeks (plus p&p). There’s no getting away from it, it is costly. At the moment they do have a promotion on where you can get half price weekly boxes so if you wanted to give it a try I’d say now would be the time so that you save some pennies. Cost and price are two different things. Whilst the WTG plan is expensive (in my opinion), if you are someone who wants to lose weight and wants the added bonus of convenient ready foods then this might be the diet for you. Also I have tried diet plans that cost more that offer you less for your money, and equally I’ve tried some diets that offer more.
Now luckily I work from home so when I’ve had said side effects so far it hasn’t caused too many problems, but my main niggle is whether if I was doing a more active job whether I would have enough energy and how preparing the diet food (shakes in particular) would fit into my day say if I was out and about or on the go.
One thing I have done whilst trialling the Weight to Go diet is look on their forum to see other people’s points of view and to read how they are getting on. The forum is a good support network with a dedicated nutritionist available to offer their advice and many people have lost more than half a stone on their first week of the diet and have suffered similar side effects in the first week but then they have passed, so that’s somewhat promising!
Have you even tried a ready made diet? Would you pay more for convenience diet products?


Weight To Go Diet Trial – Day 1

After last weeks post on Weightloss Inspiration I have been researching diets and weightloss plans. If you are reading this and you are female, then I would guess you already know there are about a million diets out there. No exaggeration.
Of course the word ‘diet’ simply means the food you eat, so really what we are talking about here are weightloss plans. One that caught my eye was Weight To Go (link), a plan that combines shakes, soups and real food, all prepared and delivered to your door. It sounded like the perfect plan; like a combination of parts of other diets I’d tried and rolling them into one. After a bit of persuasion they offered me a weeks worth of the plan to trial, so here’s what day one had to offer.
So in the average day you have a shake for breakfast, a soup for lunch, a shake mid afternoon, a packet dinner and a final shake in the evening which are all included. On top of which you add a portion of fruit each day and 80g of vegetables. Twice a week you can also have a snack bar as a treat or when you need the extra calories for energy or before/after exercise.
It is also recommended you walk for 30 minutes each day, cut out alcohol and milk. Milk! I will admit right now I am already ‘cheating’ and not cutting it out. I only drink decaf tea with a tiny splash of skimmed milk as it is, so the calorie increase is minimal. However, I can understand that you’re not recommended to have it as even having semi-skimmed milk can run into hundreds of extra calories. But no, weight to go, I will be keeping my skimmed and keeping my extra 50 calories a day. Other than tea and coffee you can have diet drinks and of course water, and as I don’t drink alcohol a lot, so far it hasn’t caused me any huge changes.
So far I have tried a strawberry shake which smelled amazing like a mixture between angel delight and candy floss but was incredibly sweet and perhaps an acquired taste, a vanilla shake which I mixed with coffee to create a latte which tasted lovely and a chocolate shake which I turned into a pudding by adding less water. Day one of course, brought hunger. It is a lot less calories than I am used to so it’s to be expected but I didn’t feel at any point that I was so hungry I was tempted to stray from the designated food. The meals I’ve tried so far has been tasty and easy to prepare. Check back tomorrow for another update!
For further details about how the Weight to Go diet works, see below:
· Weight to Go is a meal replacement diet.

· It consists of a real soup and meal (no powdered “foods” here) and 3 nutritious shakes per day.

· Shakes are rich in protein to help keep people full

· Daily calorie consumption is a maximum of 850kcal

· Meals & soups are portion controlled

· Everything a customer needs is delivered to the door

· We also provide access to an online forum and nutritionist support to customers

Customers eat a mix of a meal, a soup and three shakes in a single day. It is important for the diary to work effectively that the correct amount is consumed to ensure that each customer feels full and will yet lose weight.
How to buy:
Customers have a wide choice of buying plans:
· Reward 1 – This is a weekly repeated order plan that is charged and delivered weekly

· Reward 4 – This is a monthly repeated order plan that is charged and delivered monthly

Customers can vary their choice of meals, soups and shakes at any time throughout the time they are on the plan. Customers can also cancel at any time (which is usually when they have reached their desired weight).

· Pick and Mix – Customers choose a ‘one off’ selection of products to suit

Diet plans are available in Vegetarian and Wheat Free varieties.
Current promotion:
During January Weight To Go are offering their best offer ever – a 50% discount on Reward 1 (t&cs apply). To redeem the Reward 1 promotion follow this link.
What Weight To Go say:
Unlike our competitors the Weight to Go diet was created by Dr David Ashton a leading weight loss expert
with a team of nutritionists and chefs. This is why we use REAL food that we know and are often told tastes great.
It’s healthy, low in saturated fat (less than 5%) and high in protein (20%).
You can find full details about the diet here. Customer Success stories here and the answers to FAQs can be found here.