A regional daily journalist managed to lose weight after undertaking an all-Greggs diet for a feature.
Zara Whelan, of the North Wales Daily Post, spent seven days eating only food from the chain bakery and managed to lose two inches from her waistline as a result.
Zara’s weight at the start of the diet was 11st, which had gone down to 10st 9.5lbs by the end of the week.
Wrote Zara: “My boss put me on the Greggs Minimise Me diet. For seven days, I have followed the meal plan, as devised especially for me by their dietitian to see if you really can lose weight eating food only from the omnipresent high street baker.
“The plan works on the premise that each meal is under 400kcal, while remaining nutritionally sound. It is advised to undertake exercise as well as restricting diet in order to get the best results possible.”
Zara added she thought the weight loss was a “pretty decent result” but conceded it “wasn’t easy”.
She added: “Not only can you only eat specific pre-prepared food, you have to walk past a tonne of cakes to get it. It will require willpower from the darkest depths of your soul. The word NO will always be at the tip of your tongue, and you will miss a warm meal.
“I have to admit, my appetite has definitely lessened since starting the diet. My cravings have subsided and I am actively opting for healthier options. It has definitely changed my mindset about food, and I am in no rush to put that weight back on.
“It’s also opened my mind to the more balanced options available at the bakery. And they are pretty nice too. I’m not a fan of pre-packed salads and sandwiches, but these are definitely some of the best I’ve tried.
“The Greggs diet is definitely not a long-term option but it’s definitely worth a shot if you are up to the challenge. And it was a bonus not having to cook. So, yes, you really can lose weight eating only food from Greggs.”