Like a lot of overweight women my age, I have tried every diet under the sun. What I found was, I suck at dieting. I love eating out and don’t enjoy cooking as much as I used to and quite frankly don’t have the time for. Add to that a mostly sedentary lifestyle of working at a computer and I’m truly fighting an uphill battle when it comes to my weight.
So I was beyond thrilled to partner with Kettlebell Kitchen because on paper (or on the web!) it seemed like the perfect way to get out of my bad food rut and into something healthy.
Kettlebell Kitchen is a meal delivery service that’s designed by nutritionist, prepared by chefs and delivered to your door. No cooking required. Hallelujah!
It was founded by two brothers, Joe and Andy who wanted to eat delicious, healthy food without the stress of counting calories, macros, carbs etc.
For years they developed and fine tuned meal plans together with nutritionists and chefs to create meals for every health and fitness goals. Their meal plans include Slim, Whole30, Keto, Paleo and more. I love this because not everyone is looking to lose weight. Some people want to increase weight, add muscle or simply maintain their physique.
For me the Slim plan was the way to go. It basically consists of low/no carbs and lots of protein and veggies which is exactly what I need. The process to get started was very easy. I signed up online and filled out a quick questionnaire. Then I set a free consultation with my nutritionist, Stephanie, who talked to me about my goals and the plan I chose. Armed with confidence after our call, I waited for my meals to arrive.
Since I’ve tried other food delivery services I had a wide range of expectation. I thought I might get something that was only partially prepared and I would need to cook the rest. Or partially frozen. Or a gooey, sloppy mess that resembled a frozen dinner.
To my surprise (and relief!) the meals came in bright red, recyclable containers that were insulated and packed with ice bags to keep fresh. I unpacked them and put them right in the refrigerator. They send a guide to help you if you can’t decide which meal to eat and when but I decided to wing it and dive right in.
Each meal was fresh in the way in looked and tasted. The main thing I noticed is how much protein was in each meal and how many green veggies they packed in. Veggies are the hardest thing for me to work into my fast-food life diet so this was a welcome addition. I love just about every vegetable (except chickpeas. Get outta here with any chickpeas!) and I’m fully aware that I need to eat more vegetables in my every day life.
After a few days of eating Kettlebell I noticed a change right away. I felt fuller after meals and didn’t have massive drops in blood sugar that made me want to eat sweets or coffee in the afternoon. That alone is a huge win for me! I am a snacker. I always feel the need to get a little something to eat to keep my energy up and that went away with Kettlebell.
And the variety of menu options was incredible. Gourmet quality meals that I would expect to pay $20 for at a restaurant (well, and LA restaurant) that I could heat and eat right in my kitchen. Pork loin with bacon date relish, prosciutto chicken with zucchini and yuca, beef bourguignon with bacon. Those are just a few of the delicious meals to choose from, either ala cart or you can replace them in the set weekly plan. They also have savory side dishes and tempting deserts for your sweet tooth.
Is this a perfect fix for your dietary needs? I don’t know what your needs are. I’m not a doctor. But I can tell you I lost 7 pounds in the first month of being on Kettlebell and that was without adding any exercise into the equation.
Now that I’m starting my second month I plan to increase my activity level through local classes. I already feel enough energy to go on evening walks with my family which is something I haven’t felt like doing in months. I’ve had so little energy by the end of the day that all I wanted to do is just sit on the couch, which as you know, is the worst thing you can do when you’re trying to get healthy.
If you want to try Kettlebell for yourself, use my code KBKHEATHERB when you check out and you’ll get $25 off your first two orders with a minimum of $50. This is not an affiliate link so I don’t make any money off of the sale. I just want to share the code for any mamas like me who are wanting to kickstart their health goals before summer. Try it for 2 weeks and see how you feel. I am hooked so I’ll be doing it for a least another few months to see how much more weight I can lose. But more importantly, how good I can feel. Make sure you follow me on Instagram because I’ve been posting updates every week in my Insta stories as well!
Visit kettlebellkitchen.com for more information and to see their menu plans.
*Disclaimer: I was compensated or given free product in exchange for my honest review of this service. For more information, please visit my disclaimers page.