Delivered Diet Food: Pure Package Review
By WLR's Site Manager, Laurence Beeken
Based on the principles of a balanced diet and portion control, Pure Package claims to be THE diet for food lovers. Freshly prepared, ethically sourced and convenient diet meals are delivered direct to your door.
Pure Package is a gourmet food delivery diet programme, with a range of menus and meals to best suit your goals. They deliver only fresh food, daily, to London and the M25 area.
(Prices checked January 2017)
Pure Package is sold in 10, 30 and 90 day bundles, with per day prices reducing if you pay for longer periods.
- For the full 3 meals per day paid in 10 day batches costs £44.95 per day.
- For the No Breakfast Programme for 90 days it costs £32.95 per day.
- For the No Dinner or No Lunch Programme for 90 days it costs £29.95 per day.
The Detox & Cleanse Programme is £46.95 per day for 21 days.
The most expensive bundle is £68.90 a day for the DNA diet plan.
How does Pure Package compare to Weight Loss Resources?
For just £9.95 per month you can use all of the tools and resources available from WLR. You’ll learn about portion control and how to change your eating habits for life. We’ll give you the freedom to make you own choices, lose weight and keep it off.
Why not take a free trial and see how you can lose weight and control your own meals.
Based in New Covent Garden Fruit & Vegetable Market, the food for their meals is always fresh. This does mean, however, that they only currently deliver to areas in and around London and the M25.
Food is packaged after being weighed and calorie counted for you to ensure that you receive the right portion sizes for your goals. Your food is then delivered in a chilled box from between midnight and 6am to your house each day – there is no need to sign for it. The breakfasts and lunches are cold meals and the dinners must be heated up. Each box comes with instructions on how to prepare each meal in the delivery.
These are the food bundles available to choose from:
- Weight Loss
- Japanese Body Boost
- DNA Diet
- Healthy Eating
- 21 Day Detox & Cleanse
- Training Support
- Mum & Baby
- Healthy Skin & Ageing
- Paloe Inspired
- Nourishing Cleanse
You can make changes to the bundles if need be but there is an extra cost for 4 or more changes.
- 1-3 changes - free
- 4-9 changes - £5 per day
- 10+ changes - £60 a day
You can also add ad hoc meals into your bundle at a cost of £9.50 a day but this is the evening meal only.
Pure Package works to tailor your quota to be specific to your personal profile which is based on the details input via the online form. This is discussed with you on the phone when signing up for your first package.
|Breakfast||Morning Snack||Lunch||Afternoon Snack||Dinner|
|Tomato, Avocado & Cottage Cheese on Organic Rye Bread||Black Grapes & Cashew Nuts||Thai Chicken Noodle Salad||Fruit, Nut & Seed Bar||Spiced Kingfish with Black Bean Salsa|
|Fresh Summer Berries, Live Natural Yoghurt & Granola Muesli||Pineapple & Black Sesame Seeds||Smoked Chicken, Wild Mushroom & Artichoke Terrine||Dark Belgian Chocolate Mousse||Stuffed Roasted Red Peppers with Goats Cheese|
|Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs & Chives||Banana & Almonds||Goats Cheese, Beetroot & Sweet Potato Salad||Artichoke Dip & Corn Chips||Beef Masaman|
The food is gourmet and styled like a restaurant menu, with plenty of options that will keep you interested.
Before ordering you can phone the team to sort out exactly how you want your meals, including delivery, as well as the foods you like. Any changes can be made but if you make 4 or more changes there is an extra cost.
There is a phone number (0845) and an email address. Their live chat has been offline each time we have visited the site but you are able to 'leave a message'. We got an answer to our question on live chat within an hour of leaving it on a Tuesday afternoon.
No, unlike Weight Loss Resources, there is no free trial. Any questions can be answered via telephone, live chat or email.
Pure Package is a luxury version of other food delivery diet programmes. This would explain the high price tag and its availability solely to London. The service has been used by many of the capital's rich and famous which give it great advertising power within London.
The site claims that if you stick to the plan devised for you afetr speaking with the team, and eat the complete meals delivered, you would lose weight.
There is, however, no allowance for restaurants, or evening snacks. If you deviate from the plan then your weight loss will stall.
The food sounds varied enough to keep you interested for a long period of time and once you decide on favourite meals you can ask for them to be delivered more often.
The main issue with this food delivery programme is the cost. £44.95 per day is a very hefty price tag to pay to lose weight. Even following it for the shortest time period of 10 days is going to set you back £449.50 and following the programme for a much longer term is something that will set you back thousands of pounds.
Pure Package makes no claims as to the amount of weight that you could lose, as it is a gourmet meal program rather than a diet. But Pure Package say their plans are 'scientifically balanced and will get you results'.
As always, it’s a reduction in calorie intake that will shift those pounds. The Pure Package diet is yet another way to do this and might suit you if you can afford the cost of the meals.
Following a meal delivery diet service such as Pure Package could be useful to trigger short term weight loss but it is an extremely expensive way to lose weight in the long term.
Ultimately, it’s just as easy – and much cheaper – to follow a low calorie diet based on foods that you enjoy. If you're a bit of a foodie, take a look at our Super Tasy Diet Plan, it's got enough flavour to satisfy your taste buds and isn't hard to prepare.
Following your own plan, or adapting one of ours, helps you learn about calorie balance and portion control - paving the way for long term weight loss success.
If you'd like to devise your own diet plan (or use one of ours) why not take a 24hr free trial...
You'll get full access to the UK's largest online calorie and nutrition database, extensive recipes and plans databases, and you can calorie count your own recipes and plans.
The Pure Package website