Monday 6 January 2014

January: Ilumi

Food Rating: ★★★★☆    Personal Results Rating: ★★☆☆☆

   This month marks the beginning of new year's resolutions, and so I, like many others, am beginning mine. My resolution, as I explained yesterday, was to try something new every month for fitness and weightloss in order to beat plateaus, and this month's is a new diet.

   I only plan to do this diet for 2 weeks, as it's expensive compared to what I'd usually do, and it's mostly to kick-start the year and get me into the right frame of mind and away from the Christmas stuffing mood I've been in lately.
   Rather than diet, I would usually just try a new workout routine - buy the necessary equipment and I'm set up for the month, and can use it again in the future. This diet is different because I have to constantly buy new food, so it's not likely that a change of diet is going to occur much this year, but I thought I'd try it anyway.

   I first heard of Ilumi through Women's Fitness Magazine. Their food is all natural, milk- gluten- and nut-free, and the meals are already packaged, making it quite simple. The meals are quite small, which I noticed when I received them, but I have admittedly been wondering if, lately, my portions have been a bit too big, and I'm judging it based on that. The calories are all there, the ingredients are all listed, and I'm confident that this is a good decision.
   Purchasing through this link will get £10 off of your first order of £25 or more, which is what I did. I bought enough meals for 2 full weeks, and they're all sat in my cupboard now. They cost between £1.50 to £3.75, and all serve one, which is perfect for me and I won't have to force anyone to join me in order to make it economical. The delivery is always free, and next day, too, and the staff are polite and helpful.

   I'm starting this diet today. I have no idea what I'm going to start with first, but that's part of the fun! I'm breaking away from my usual meals, which are the same every week as I am a creature of habit, but it's also going to get me to eat more veg, and other specific foods, like chilies, that I never usually eat. So, needless to say, this should be interesting, and it should provide me with a good start to the year. After all, when I invest in something like this, I'm a lot more likely to make it work because I don't want to waste my money :P
   I'll post again in a week and tell you what the food is like - namely whether or not it tastes any good - and how it's making me feel.


  1. Having been stuck in bed for a week this looks like a freaking dream! Think I'm going to try it out too :) Thanks so much for sharing the link miss, it's exactly what a sicky needs!

    1. Awesome! The food looks good - whether it is or not is another question, but I will find out tonight! There's lots of spicy stuff and it's all microwavable. Nice and easy ♥

  2. This sounds like a really great idea to start of the new year. I've been wanting to do a health kick kind of thing just is kinda hard when you're a fussy eater like myself. I don't eat things like curries or such haha

    1. No, neither do I, but chili is an amazing fat blaster, and I figure it's only for a week, so I may as well try it. My family and I have exactly the same meals every week, so even if it's spicy, it will be nice for a change!


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