Musclefood’s Do the Unthinkable review and lowest calorie options

Muscle Food’s ‘Do the Unthinkable’

Musclefood’s Do the Unthinkable plan is all you need to get your New Year health-kick back on track.

We’re halfway through January and fast-approaching Blue Monday, so it’s not surprising many of us have given up on our New Year’s resolutions and fallen back into our unhealthy eating habits.

Planning meals as well as finding time for the gym, isn’t always easy. But, with Musclefood’s DTU plan, all of the preparation is done for you. It's a fuss-free four-week plan, that involves choosing all of your breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as three snacks per day (for mid-morning, mid-afternoon and evening). Everything is delivered to you door – and the workouts can be easy accessed online. You can cancel at any time and there is no contract. The only tricky bit is choosing between the curries, pizzas and chocolate protein bars on offer!

This is a great way to get your motivation back, and re-commit to the changes you wanted to make at start of the year. I followed Musclefood’s Do the Unthinkable plan for an entire month, here's what I loved about this diet and fitness plan:

Musclefood’s Do The Unthinkable plan

1) It’s a high protein diet with lots of variety

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Food boxes have been around for few years, but the USP for this particular service is that all meals and snacks are packed with protein – ideal if, like many people, you’re planning to change your eating habits and kick-start a fitness routine.

As many studies have found, high protein foods can keep you feeling fuller for longer – thereby reducing your overall calorie intake. And, it can help you build muscle when combined with exercise.

If you’re concerned a high protein diet means eating endless chicken breasts and beef jerky, think again. The plan is incredibly varied with plenty of curries, pasta dishes, stir-fry and bakes. There are also a few veggie and vegan options, if you’re keen to stick to your meat-free Mondays. I could've eaten the goats' cheese pizza everyday.

2) You don’t have to give up your favourites

There’s no need to give up your favourites with this plan, as well as the pizza and curries, you can snack on chocolate and crisps. The trick is to not get carried away. Yes, they are all high-protein but many of them are also high in calories and sugar. During the first week, I ordered lots of high protein cakes and chocolates. But, of course - for the best results, choose wisely. Scroll down to the bottom of this article, and you'll find all of the lowest calorie options for breakast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

3) Learn new skills – or save time in the kitchen

Among the many options are 10 minute recipes ‘kits’ – containing all of the ingredients needed to make your meals from scratch, which is a great way of learning new skills. I’ve saved many of the recipe cards, and fully intend to keep making them. I followed this plan with my boyfriend and we chose the same kits for our evening meals, so we could prepare the same dinners together in the evening.

And, for those weeks you know you’re not going to have much time, there are also plenty of recipe pots – pre-prepared dishes, which can be ready after just a few minutes in the microwave. They’re also perfect if you have a microwave in your workplace, and want a hot meal at lunchtime.

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4) Less food waste - but some choices have more packaging

As everything is weighed out and perfectly proportioned, there is very little food waste. Although, it wouldn’t be correct to say this plan has any other eco-friendly plus points – there is a huge amount of packaging.

I did feel very guilty about the mountain of recipe pots in the recycling bins each week, along with single portion plastic pots of butter and vinegar etc. But, you can reduce this waste by opting for more recipe kits, which come in sturdy, resalable plastic bags that I’ve kept and reused plenty of times already.

5) DTU includes plenty of online workouts you can do anytime

If you hate the gym, fear not. Although DTU does involve regular workouts – you won’t be required to sign up for a pricey gym membership. The plan includes access to the DTU portal online, where you’ll find a series of workouts chosen for you that are based on your own personal aims, such as weight loss, muscle gain or improving general fitness. Of course, if you'd rather have DVDS to hand, that's also that option.

After three weeks of workouts, I definitely felt stronger. If you love before and after pictures, you'll find plenty online, including Josie Gibson's very impressive body transformation.

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Musclefood's Do the Unthinkable plan - the lowest calorie options for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

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Musclefood's lowest calorie breakfasts -  200 caloriesRow 0 - Cell 1
Row 1 - Cell 0 Row 1 - Cell 1 Row 1 - Cell 2 Row 1 - Cell 3
Row 2 - Cell 0 CaloriesProteinFat
Free Range Peeled Boiled Eggs - 2 Eggs126 kcal12g8g
Cooked Scrambled Egg144 kcal9.9g9.9g
Protein Breakfast Balls - Apple & Blueberry147 kcal5.4g3g
Protein Breakfast Balls - Strawberry155 kcal5.4g4.7g
Protein Breakfast Balls - Hazelnut & Cacao157 kcal5.4g4.7g
Fuel 10k Oat Cookie - Double Chocolate200 kcal10.8g7.5g
Row 9 - Cell 0 Row 9 - Cell 1 Row 9 - Cell 2 Row 9 - Cell 3
Musclefood's lowest calorie snacks -  150 calsRow 10 - Cell 1 Row 10 - Cell 2
Row 11 - Cell 0 Row 11 - Cell 1 Row 11 - Cell 2 Row 11 - Cell 3
Get Buzzing Banana Flapjack108 kcal1.8g3g
Get Buzzing Date & Seed Flapjack120 kcal2.1g4.2g
Soreen Malt Loaf Bar124 kcal3.3g5.3g
Nakd Blueberry Muffin130 kcal2.5g4.6g
Nākd Cocoa Coconut135 kcal3.3g5.3g
Get Buzzing WOWButter Flapjack144 kcal3g8.1g
Fridge Raiders Combos - Chilli Mix146 kcal11g8g
Fridge Raiders Combos - BBQ Mix149 kcal11g8.5g
Row 20 - Cell 0 Row 20 - Cell 1 Row 20 - Cell 2 Row 20 - Cell 3
Musclefood's lowest calorie lunches - 300 calsRow 21 - Cell 1 Row 21 - Cell 2
Row 22 - Cell 0 Row 22 - Cell 1 Row 22 - Cell 2 Row 22 - Cell 3
Spicy Chilli Beef Stir Fry215 kcal43.7g0.4g
Mushroom & Spinach Bolognese Pot217 kcal10.2g1.3g
Chicken Balti Curry Meal Kit218 kcal39.3g4.7g
Vegan Mushroom & Spinach Bol Meal272 kcal12.8g1.6g
Thai Curry Chicken & Rice Pot274 kcal34g2.2g
Chicken Chow Mein Noodles293 kcal30g5.9g
Row 29 - Cell 0 Row 29 - Cell 1 Row 29 - Cell 2 Row 29 - Cell 3
Musclefood's lowest calorie afternoon snacks -  150 caloriesRow 30 - Cell 1
Row 31 - Cell 0 Row 31 - Cell 1 Row 31 - Cell 2 Row 31 - Cell 3
Get Buzzing Banana Flapjack108 kcal1.8g3g
The Curators - Salt & Vinegar Pork Puffs120 kcal17.3g5.6g
Go High Protein Bakes - Chilli120 kcal6.4g2g
The Curators - Spicy BBQ Pork Puffs128 kcal15.1g7.1g
Roasted Peas - Choc & Salted Caramel129 kcal4.9g5.2g
Roasted Peas - Paprika & Chilli132 kcal6.7g3.9g
Roasted Peas - Sour Cream & Chive132 kcal6.8g3.8g
Roasted Peas - Salt & Vinegar134 kcal6.8g3.9g
Roasted Peas - Sea Salt134 kcal6.9g3.9g
Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Soup140 kcal18.4g6.8g
Row 42 - Cell 0 Row 42 - Cell 1 Row 42 - Cell 2 Row 42 - Cell 3
Musclefood's lowest calorie dinners  - under 400 caloriesRow 43 - Cell 1
Row 44 - Cell 0 Row 44 - Cell 1 Row 44 - Cell 2 Row 44 - Cell 3
Shredded Lemon Chicken Pasta Meal Kit283 kcal27g4.1g
Creamed Leeks, Chicken and Sweet Pot Mash320 kcal33g5.4g
Tomato & Chorizo Pasta Meal Kit345 kcal17g11g
Cheese & Tomato Stuffed Chicken with Veg349 kcal33g3.2g
Chicken Tikka Light Pizza390 kcal34g16.0g
Goats Cheese Diet Pizza396 kcal37g14g
Lemon & Thyme Chicken Recipe Kit397 kcal37g11g
Row 52 - Cell 0 Row 52 - Cell 1 Row 52 - Cell 2 Row 52 - Cell 3
Musclefood's lowest calorie evening snacks  - under 100 caloriesRow 53 - Cell 1
Row 54 - Cell 0 Row 54 - Cell 1 Row 54 - Cell 2 Row 54 - Cell 3
Spare Snacks - Apple Crisps76 kcal0.5g0.1g
Spare Snacks - Apple & Cinnamon75 kcal0.4g0.1g
Kings Ribeye Beef Biltong - 30g80 kcal15g1.2g
Anna Bailey
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Anna Bailey is the editor of GoodTo. She joined the team in June 2018 but has been a lifestyle writer and online editor for more than 14 years. Anna graduated from Bournemouth University in 2004 with a degree in Multimedia Journalism and went on to gain her NCTJ and NCE  journalism qualifications. She began her career in local journalism, working as a reporter for the Basingstoke Gazette in Hampshire.  As Lifestyle Editor for she managed the websites for the broadcaster’s best-loved shows including This Morning, Loose Women, Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Coleen's Real Women, and Britain's Best Dish. Before joining she was also a Features Editor at MSN UK and Digital Lifestyle Editor for the broadcaster UKTV. She’s also contributed to The Mirror, The Sun, LoveFood, LoveExploring, and TBSeen.