Firstly, please note that this update is a week late due to the fact that we were in Spain last week!
For the last 4 weeks we have been following the Do The Unthinkable diet from Musclefood UK. In that time we have followed an eating plan of prepared meals which were delivered to us weekly. We had a breakfast, followed by snack, lunch followed by snack and evening meal followed by snack.
We also carried out exercises on a DVD provided to us and mapped out on a chart which I kept on my pinboard in the kitchen. This also detailed our Fitness Test Comparison Scoreboard.
As we have now reached the end of our review period, I will be sharing with you our thoughts on each element of the diet.
Musclefood is a company who strongly believe in good nutrition and a strong sports effort. They want to help athletic and the health-conscious alike reach and maintain their fitness and weight goals.
They aim to provide the best meals alongside a fitness programme with their new campaign ‘Do The Unthinkable’. They are looking to give you support including the work-outs you need together with a cost-effective meal plan – all prepared for you – to take the stress and strain out of planning and meal preparation.
When you purchase from Musclefood, you are guaranteed top quality produce tailored to each individuals sporting needs and diet. So, if you are looking to gain muscle, get stronger, lose fat or get faster, they are there to help you maximise your goal.
Our Thoughts On The Food
The food on the whole was extremely tasty and very convenient. They make it very easy to follow and the food element of any diet can be hard work. We never felt at any point that we were hungry. In fact, it was hard work keeping up with the amount of food we ate and, at times, missed out on snacks as a result.
There was some difficulty with the food packaging where porridge pots had been crushed and split open in transportation. This was brought to the attention of Musclefood and we understand that they are taking action to resolve this.
The sweet protein bars can be very hard to eat as they are very big portion sizes.
The main meals were fine on the whole. The carton meals, which look like Chinese takeaway boxes, are tasty but can be a bit dry. Our favourites were the lasagne with rainbow vegetables and the chicken tikka massalla curry kit. I also loved the goats cheese pizza – which Grace tasted some of and really enjoyed.
Overall the meals were easy to cook, fast, and tasty. It meant you had more hours in the day!
Our Thoughts On The Exercise
We have to be honest here. You need to be completely aware of what you are letting yourself in for. The exercise is hard. We feel we must point out here that we never expect any exercise to be easy and went into this with an open mind.
The exercise asks for too much too soon for people who are not used to a regular and strenuous exercise regime. We fear that it could have the opposite affect of what is required as it could be demoralising. We did try out best but even after 30 days we continued to struggle. We feel that exercise should be enjoyed.
Steve, the personal trainer, is very knowledgeable, motivation and encouraging. He is also in excellent shape.
Here is what we achieved after 30 days. (You can compare this to our fitness test on day one over on my week 1 post).
Mountain Climbers – First Round: 40 Second Round: 40
Body Weight Squats – First Round: 50 Second Round: 20
Squat Thrusts – First Round: 30 Second Round: 30
Deadlift & Press – First Round: 30 Second Round: 30
123s with 10 High Knees – First Round: 20 Second Round: 20
Push Ups – First Round: 10 Second Round: 10
Glute Bridges – First Round: 50 Second Round: 50
Side Lunges – First Round: 35 Second Round: 30
Mountain Climbers – First Round: 75 Second Round: 60
Body Weight Squats – First Round: 45 Second Round: 30
Squat Thrusts – First Round: 30 Second Round: 30
Deadlift & Press – First Round: 35 Second Round: 30
123s with 10 High Knees – First Round: 30 Second Round: 30
Push Ups – First Round: 20 Second Round: 20
Glute Bridges – First Round: 45 Second Round: 45
Side Lunges – First Round: 30 Second Round: 30
Our Final Results
Our final measurements – ((You can compare this to our initial measurements on day one over on my week 1 post).
Final results – Chest: 95cm Waist: 85cm Thighs: 120cm Arms: 29cm Glutes: 120cm
Weight at the beginning : 189.4lbs
Weight at the end: 185bs
Total Loss: 4.4lbs
Final results – Chest: 110cm Waist: 102cm Thighs: 96cm Arms: 31cm Glutes: 104cm
Weight at the beginning : 208.0lbs
Weight at the end: 203lbs
Total Loss so far: 5lbs
Our Feelings on the Diet
Where the food has been easy, the exercise makes up for the difficulty in abundance. Overall the diet is effective and it did work. We both lost weight and we both saw an increase in our exercise capability.
One of the great things about the programme is that the food doesn’t deprive you of anything – unlike other diets. Because it gives you balanced clean meals it teaches you what you should be making for yourself, and without having to go hungry. It is a great kick-start to a brand new health and fitness regime. If you are expecting to just eat the food and do a little bit of exercise, you really aren’t going to get a good result.
We have to say that this diet is definitely for those who want to increase athletic performance and toning or growth rather than slimming.
If you would like to try the Musclefood #DoTheUnthinkable diet for yourself then I have a code which will save you £5 on your first order. Simply enter VVV5 as directed over on the Musclefood site when ordering.
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