PLENTY TO EAT
DID YOU ENJOY THIS DIET?
The best thing was that I was never hungry. It felt like I was always eating! And the food was decent, not “rabbit” food (lettuce leaves, carrot sticks and celery, typical of many diets).
WHAT WERE THE DRAWBACKS?
The part I enjoyed the least was the food preparation. You need to plan ahead and really be organised all the time to pull off this diet. Being organised is something that, outside of work, I am not!
WAS THERE ENOUGH VARIETY?
Yes. I don’t cook often, so the variety of food left me feeling optimistic and excited to experiment in the kitchen.
WAS IT EASY TO STICK TO?
I found the plan difficult to stick to because I would have a few days of planning adequately then a few days of being completely underprepared – especially when I was travelling (which was most of the time).
I found that I just wasn’t able to keep up with the diet during special occasions such as weddings.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND IT?
It’s a healthy way to lose weight. The food choices aren’t limited and you won’t be starved.
WHAT’S YOUR ADVICE?
Make it fun – play around in the kitchen once you’ve understood the basic principles of the diet.
‘It was exciting to experiment with new dishes in the kitchen’
RETHABILE MOLATELA MOTHOBI ❯ Age: 27 ❯ Occupation: Works in the film and theatre industry ❯ City: Johannesburg ❯ Weeks on diet: Four