Greggs launches diet plan claiming you can eat there three times a day and still lose weight

Subway once famously claimed you can lose weight by only eating at the sandwich chain and now Greggs is getting in on the act.

The Geordie bakers have launched a step-by-step summer diet plan which they say is proven to help customers shed the pounds.

The plan features breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack all sold by the pasty-chain.

Three women and one man lost weight after following the diet for a month.

Greggs claims you can lose weight by only eating food from the High Street baker

Greggs has enjoyed success since releasing a line of lower calorie lunch options like its chicken tikka wrap, salads and the sourdough katsu pasty.

And its latest health move was to commission an independent dietitian to draw up a 30-day eating plan entirely from the Greggs menu.

Four dieters who followed the plan collectively lost more than two stone of weight and 14 inches from their waists – by eating nothing but Greggs.

Be warned though, the plan says the only additional food or drink you can consume is 200ml of skimmed milk a day, and unlimited water. So no booze or pop either.

It has all been detailed in Greggs’ “Minimise Me” documentary, which follows the four shedders.

Dieters selected from applicants who had particular weight-loss goals ahead of the summer were given tailored exercise and meal plans. Greggs says these were nutritionally balanced and made up mainly of ‘Balanced Choice’ menu items which weigh in at under 400 calories.

Greggs porridge, fresh salads, wraps, fruit and cold pressed juices made up some of the choices, with popular items such as sausage rolls, baguettes and doughnuts also included enabling each of the challengers to drop at least one clothing size each in just four weeks.

Hannah Barth, a new mum who took part in the experiment said: “I put on a lot of weight during my pregnancy and have struggled to lose it since my son was born. Like any new mum I’m always rushing around so have found it difficult to find the time to diet. The Greggs Minimise Me plan was so simple to follow and incredibly convenient, making it easy to stay on track. I’m thrilled to have lost over a stone and have made positive adjustments to my lifestyle, being more active which has resulted in more energy – I’ll definitely continue with a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.”

Laura Clark, dietitian for the challenge, added: “For many people, time and money are big factors in their struggle to make eating habits healthier to maintain a more balanced lifestyle – particularly when they are on the go and have such busy lives. Working alongside Greggs, my aim of this diet was to provide a supportive, holistic approach to recognising and then changing long term food and lifestyle habits as part of overall weight management goals. It’s been a great challenge to work on and to see surprisingly how many lower calorie options Greggs now actually offers across its range.”

Hannah Squirrell, customer director at Greggs, said: “Most of us have tried to tone up with a summer holiday looming and we wanted to show that you can achieve amazing results by making simple, balanced food choices. We wanted the experiment to be enjoyable and fun and as far as we know this is the only diet plan to incorporate sausage rolls and doughnuts – all in moderation of course.

“We have worked closely with Laura throughout the 30 days to ensure the dieters were able to find the right balance with tailored exercise plans to suit each of their individual lifestyles. As part of our commitment to providing lower calorie options for our customers and given our strong presence throughout the UK – we have been developing our Balanced Choice menu further which now includes a range of new salads, sandwiches, wraps, bakes, porridge, fruit, cold pressed juices, drinks and snack packs all at under 400 calories.”

Would you try the Greggs diet?

Here is what Greggs says about the dieters:

Michelle

A 39-year-old mum and bride-to-be, juggling work, wedding planning and bringing up her five- year-old. After getting engaged two years ago, Michelle bought her dream dress knowing it was too small for her to give an incentive to lose weight in time for her wedding. With the date set for August 2017 and the weight still not shifted, the Greggs challenge was Michelle’s last chance before having to buy a new dress. After just 30 days on the diet, Michelle’s dress now fits.

Priscilla

A teaching assistant specialising in behavioural management, 30-year-old Priscilla has always tried to eat healthily but has struggled to defy temptation from chocolate, cookies and her other ‘dangerfoods’ like chips and bread. With two weddings to attend this summer and a bridesmaid at both, the devised menu plan gave Priscilla a new take on healthy eating. Formerly a steak bake addict, after dropping two dress sizes while still enjoying treats, Priscilla is feeling more confident than ever.

Jon

As an IT solutions consultant, 26-year-old Jon drives around 500 to 700 miles each week for work, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet on the move. As he is getting married in February next year, Jon was keen to kickstart his weight loss and live a healthier lifestyle overall. After taking part in the challenge and finding easy ways to incorporate exercise into his daily routine, Jon has made an incredible start to his weight loss journey losing nearly 4 inches just from his waist.

Hannah

New mum Hannah has struggled to find the time to eat healthily and exercise since the birth of her son a few months ago. Keen to get back into shape before returning to work in the fashion industry in September, Hannah swapped takeaways and constant snacking for her tailored Greggs plan and found the results to be amazing, getting her back into her pre-pregnancy shape in just 30 days.

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03 Jul, 2017

Subway once famously claimed you can lose weight by only eating at the sandwich chain and now Greggs is getting in on the act.

The Geordie bakers have launched a step-by-step summer diet plan which they say is proven to help customers shed the pounds.

The plan features breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack all sold by the pasty-chain.

Three women and one man lost weight after following the diet for a month.

Greggs claims you can lose weight by only eating food from the High Street baker

Greggs has enjoyed success since releasing a line of lower calorie lunch options like its chicken tikka wrap, salads and the sourdough katsu pasty.

And its latest health move was to commission an independent dietitian to draw up a 30-day eating plan entirely from the Greggs menu.

Four dieters who followed the plan collectively lost more than two stone of weight and 14 inches from their waists – by eating nothing but Greggs.

Be warned though, the plan says the only additional food or drink you can consume is 200ml of skimmed milk a day, and unlimited water. So no booze or pop either.

It has all been detailed in Greggs’ “Minimise Me” documentary, which follows the four shedders.

Dieters selected from applicants who had particular weight-loss goals ahead of the summer were given tailored exercise and meal plans. Greggs says these were nutritionally balanced and made up mainly of ‘Balanced Choice’ menu items which weigh in at under 400 calories.

Greggs porridge, fresh salads, wraps, fruit and cold pressed juices made up some of the choices, with popular items such as sausage rolls, baguettes and doughnuts also included enabling each of the challengers to drop at least one clothing size each in just four weeks.

Hannah Barth, a new mum who took part in the experiment said: “I put on a lot of weight during my pregnancy and have struggled to lose it since my son was born. Like any new mum I’m always rushing around so have found it difficult to find the time to diet. The Greggs Minimise Me plan was so simple to follow and incredibly convenient, making it easy to stay on track. I’m thrilled to have lost over a stone and have made positive adjustments to my lifestyle, being more active which has resulted in more energy – I’ll definitely continue with a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.”

Laura Clark, dietitian for the challenge, added: “For many people, time and money are big factors in their struggle to make eating habits healthier to maintain a more balanced lifestyle – particularly when they are on the go and have such busy lives. Working alongside Greggs, my aim of this diet was to provide a supportive, holistic approach to recognising and then changing long term food and lifestyle habits as part of overall weight management goals. It’s been a great challenge to work on and to see surprisingly how many lower calorie options Greggs now actually offers across its range.”

Hannah Squirrell, customer director at Greggs, said: “Most of us have tried to tone up with a summer holiday looming and we wanted to show that you can achieve amazing results by making simple, balanced food choices. We wanted the experiment to be enjoyable and fun and as far as we know this is the only diet plan to incorporate sausage rolls and doughnuts – all in moderation of course.

“We have worked closely with Laura throughout the 30 days to ensure the dieters were able to find the right balance with tailored exercise plans to suit each of their individual lifestyles. As part of our commitment to providing lower calorie options for our customers and given our strong presence throughout the UK – we have been developing our Balanced Choice menu further which now includes a range of new salads, sandwiches, wraps, bakes, porridge, fruit, cold pressed juices, drinks and snack packs all at under 400 calories.”

Would you try the Greggs diet?

Here is what Greggs says about the dieters:

Michelle

A 39-year-old mum and bride-to-be, juggling work, wedding planning and bringing up her five- year-old. After getting engaged two years ago, Michelle bought her dream dress knowing it was too small for her to give an incentive to lose weight in time for her wedding. With the date set for August 2017 and the weight still not shifted, the Greggs challenge was Michelle’s last chance before having to buy a new dress. After just 30 days on the diet, Michelle’s dress now fits.

Priscilla

A teaching assistant specialising in behavioural management, 30-year-old Priscilla has always tried to eat healthily but has struggled to defy temptation from chocolate, cookies and her other ‘dangerfoods’ like chips and bread. With two weddings to attend this summer and a bridesmaid at both, the devised menu plan gave Priscilla a new take on healthy eating. Formerly a steak bake addict, after dropping two dress sizes while still enjoying treats, Priscilla is feeling more confident than ever.

Jon

As an IT solutions consultant, 26-year-old Jon drives around 500 to 700 miles each week for work, making it difficult to maintain a healthy diet on the move. As he is getting married in February next year, Jon was keen to kickstart his weight loss and live a healthier lifestyle overall. After taking part in the challenge and finding easy ways to incorporate exercise into his daily routine, Jon has made an incredible start to his weight loss journey losing nearly 4 inches just from his waist.

Hannah

New mum Hannah has struggled to find the time to eat healthily and exercise since the birth of her son a few months ago. Keen to get back into shape before returning to work in the fashion industry in September, Hannah swapped takeaways and constant snacking for her tailored Greggs plan and found the results to be amazing, getting her back into her pre-pregnancy shape in just 30 days.

Originally posted on chroniclelive

Published On – 03 Jul, 2017
By – Simon Meechan

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