I had to post my favorite meal of the week because it’s hard to imagine you’d be served SHRIMPS with your regular diet delivery service. It’s my first time to eat quinoa seeds too as a rice alternative. Well before I start raving at how yummy the food is at Step One MNL, let me first give you a brief introduction, how their service works, then I’ll let you know what I think about it PLUS foodgasmic photos of their meals.
Who is Step One Manila?
Step One Manila is a diet delivery service in Metro Manila that caters to people who are really looking into changing their lifestyle and eating habits. They don’t just prepare your meals for you. They teach you and encourage you to adjust your food as you need it. The deliciousness of their food is just the bonus part.
How does Step One Manila work?
They estimate and prepare your food based on your actual nutrient, caloric, and macro needs. Macro-nutrients are Fat, Carbs, and Protein. How you split them depends on how much work/exercise you do on a daily basis. Of course people who are looking into getting leaner and stronger muscles require more protein than those who only target to maintain.
They work by asking how much you weigh, what are your regular activities and goals. I’m glad to know that there’s a diet service that actually CARES about the outcome. I tried one service for a week that made me lose a lot of weight but made me weaker in the process and I got dizzy spells by the end of the week (sad)
Sample Diet for 1 Day
I got to try it for 3 days only because of the holidays but I was satisfied. They send you the macro-split of your meals on a daily basis.
Szechuan Prawns & Quinoa Meal Set
Calories: 608 Fat: 10.6 Carbs: 100.8 Protein: 21.9
Egg white Omelette with Flaxseeds
Calories: 172 Fat: 6.7 Carbs: 8.3 Protein: 15.5
Green Salad with Asian Dressing
Calories: 159 Fat: 4 Carbs: 6 Protein: 8
Organic Steel Cut Oats with Blueberries, Almonds, Flaxseeds & Chia Seeds
Calories: 188 Fat: 3.2 Carbs: 39.8 Protein: 5
Calories: 1127 Fat: 25 Carbs: 154.9 Protein: 51
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What I think about it?
I honestly think it’s great! Someone does the counting for you which is a very daunting task if you’re a busy person but still concerned on your actual weight/health/lifestyle. I do think it’s a bit on the pricey and of the spectrum and not everyone can afford spending 799/day for a meal.
What I can suggest is you can do this occassionaly like once or twice a month (a week at a time) and then when you grasp on how to adjust your own macros you can be independent enough. If you’re a busy person, you can get their services again.
How much does it cost?
1 day: Php 799.003 days: Php 2,299.005 days: Php 3,599.00
Where do they deliver?
Makati, BGC, Ortigas
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