Kick-start a healthy eating regime with Right Bite’s new two-week cleanse
Starting a new diet can feel like standing at the bottom of a mountain, contemplating the long, tearful, tantrum-littered journey to the top. But help is at hand. Local meal delivery service Right Bite has launched a new two-week cleanse, designed to kick-start a weight-loss mission or put you back on track after a period off the wagon.
The cleanse is a combination of meals, snacks and juices, which make up a plan that the company describes as balanced in protein and carbohydrates, and featuring superfoods, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Significantly, the programme is also red meat-, chicken-, dairy-, caffeine- and refined sugar-free. Gulp.
Each plan begins with a consultation at the Right Bite Nutrition Centre, at the junction of 2nd December Street and Jumeirah Beach Road. Clients are given a body analysis and have their measurements taken to get the (somewhat excruciating) details of their fat and muscle levels. Don’t worry, there’s good news, too. While the majority of Right Bite’s packages promise slow, steady weight loss of around 2kg per month, the cleanse has turbo-charged claims of up to 2kg in a single week.Scanning the menu, this is clearly a promise aided by the two days in each week where breakfast and dinner are replaced by a juice from Wild & The Moon. Being fans of hearty evening meals, we found these days particularly tough, but lunches of steamed veggies and fish (and visions of beach season) help keep us on the straight and narrow.
Each meal averages out at around 300 calories, with snacks ranging from 50 to 100 calories each. We rarely feel hungry and the dishes themselves are almost restaurant-worthy, ranging from Thai curries to leek-crusted fish, quinoa porridge to portobello tacos. There are only a few snacks we find ourselves swerving, such as a pair of dubiously textured grain- and sugar-free cookies. While you couldn’t call it cheap, for quality and convenience, this two-week fix is hard to beat. Full package including three meals and two snacks: Dhs2,700 for 14 days. www.right-bite.com (04 342 5208).