“Does keto diet actually work?” and “can you really lose weight on keto?” are the two most asked questions about Keto. For those who do not know yet, Keto refers to a high-fat, adequate-protein, and low-carbohydrate diet that forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.
This naturally leads to losing weight but with plenty of people who tried it during its hype, there are some who think that it might be overrated. Husband and wife Eugene and Lily Chan, however, strongly disagree.
“My husband and I personally experienced the benefits of the keto diet when it comes to weight loss and improved health markers, such as blood sugar levels,” Lily said in our interview with her. Apparently, they had trouble losing weight before they discovered this type of diet. “Having been accustomed to sugar and carbs back then, we really struggled with weight loss. My husband specifically was borderline diabetic and obese.”
That was when they decided to make a change in their lifestyle in order to turn their life around. “We made a pact to live healthier moving forward as we didn’t want to develop chronic diet-related diseases in the future due to our poor eating habits. With two young kids under our care, we simply could not entertain the idea where one of us will end up lying on a sick bed one day,” she explained.
As foodies, they admitted that it was difficult for them to find what would work. “He tried different approaches like Crossfit, juicing, [and] intermittent fasting; but the results were just not consistent and sustainable. Food is a passion to me and as such, I did some research on the keto diet and decided to make meals for him,” she expounded.
Lily was confident in pursuing their goals having worked with major food industry leaders in the Philippines. And as they began sharing their meals with friends, they instantly received positive feedback! It was then that the pair saw an opportunity to turn her passion into a business, with a mission to help more people adopt a healthy lifestyle through the keto diet.
“That’s how ‘Meals by Lily’ was born,” she pointed out. “Meals by Lily” is Eugene and Lily’s ketogenic diet food delivery service. “We wanted to make it easier for others to follow the diet by providing delicious and convenient meal options that are made with high-quality ingredients.”
Their weekly meal plans consist of meal sets that have an average of 1200 calories and less than 20 grams of carbs. Higher calorie plans are also available by request. Meanwhile, those who want to add extras can order ala carte dishes two days in advance with two portions for each tub. This is also a great option if you want to try their Keto dishes first!
Additionally, they have Keto bread and spreads, Keto party trays and aburi pans, and frozen items (ready to heat; 24-hour bone broth and nitrate-free bacon).
Dedicated to using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients in their dishes, the couple sources their ingredients from reputable suppliers and their own hydroponic farm where they grow a variety of produce without the use of any pesticides or harmful chemicals.
They also keep their menu fresh, exciting, and diverse by gaining inspiration from international cuisines, incorporating client requests, and introducing new dishes every now and then. Plus, she puts a lot of thought into their food presentation!
Inevitably, the positive feedback kept on coming–now, not just from their friends, but also from their clients. These customers noted Meals by Lily’s quality of service and the convenience that their service delivers to those who are practicing the diet. Although, what really kept them coming back for more is the quality of taste and of course, proven results. “I lost about 10 lbs during the past three weeks, and my son about 20 lbs in a month,” said one client feedback. “I must say that Lily’s keto meals are phenomenal,” another one wrote.
“Most of the clients we have today have been with us for a long time, and the new ones we get are mostly word-of-mouth referrals,” Lily flexed. It does not come as a surprise though, as Meals by Lily claims to put quality and safety as their top priorities. According to her, this is what sets them apart from all the other meal delivery services in the metro.
She added, “I am very meticulous during the food preparation process and follow HACCP guidelines strictly to ensure that our meals are safe and of the highest quality. We believe that our commitment to quality and safety helps to ensure that our clients are getting the best possible meals. We want them to feel our love through our cooking.”
“We [also] believe that when done the right way, the keto diet can be sustainable and enjoyable, and we strive to educate our clients about this through our cooking,” Lily firmly stated. Furthermore, she reassured, “the dishes we prepare for our clients are the same dishes that we as a family consume, which ensures that they are not only keto-compliant but also nutritious and delicious.”
Finally, Lily emphasized that their goal is beyond just providing convenient meals. It is, most importantly, helping their clients adopt a healthier lifestyle in order to achieve their health and wellness goals through the keto diet!
To start your own journey, order your Keto meal plan now from Meals by Lily through Viber: 0917869 2729. First-time subscribers can even get Php 150 off by using the code “MBLxWIM” on their purchases! For more information, message them on Facebook (@KETOfriendlymealsbyLily), Instagram (@meals_by_lilyhc), and TikTok (@MealsbyLily).
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