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17 Day Diet Meal Plan: Answers to Your Need-to-Know Questions

In light of the popularity of the New York Times best-selling book, The 17 Day Diet, we are taking the opportunity to answer all the questions you need to know about the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan, created by the experts at BistroMD and based on the successful science behind the 17 Day Diet.


Why Choose the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan?

If you don’t have the time or energy to cook at home and would like meals approved to correspond with the New York Times bestselling book, the 17 Day Diet, try the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD.

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD follows the guidelines set forth by Dr. Moreno in the 17 Day Diet and combines the science of healthy weight loss from BistroMD’s team of experts. The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD is sold exclusively through and provides you with convenient, weekly delivery of delicious physician-designed, chef-prepared meals.

How Much Is The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan?

You will receive 7 days of breakfasts, lunches and dinners for about $26.00 a day. That’s less than the cost of one dinner at a fine restaurant! The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan will provide you with 21 meals for less than $185.00 a week – which includes the cost of shipping.

To learn more about the meal plan, please click here.

How Do I Order The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan is sold exclusively through

To get your first week of physician-designed, chef-prepared meals delivered to your door, order now by clicking here.

What Meals Are Included In The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan delivers healthy and delicious physician-designed, chef-prepared meals that are nutritionally approved for each Cycle of the 17 Day Diet.

Each recipe is specifically tailored to each Cycle of the 17 Day Diet. The cheese and meat used in the BistroMD meals are low-fat, and seasonings are within the specified amounts outlined in the 17 Day Diet.

If you read the 17 Day Diet as you enjoy the meal plan, you may notice a few ingredients included in the meals that are not included in the book. For your reassurance, the meals in the meal plan are approved and follow the overall guidelines set forth by Dr. Moreno in the 17 Day Diet. These menu items are portioned in moderation as part of each nutritionally complete meal, and will not hinder your weight loss goals.

**Please note, the meal plan delivery for the 17 Day Diet does not include snacks.**

Can I Customize My Menu?

Once you order the meal plan from the 17 Day Diet website, you will be able to customize your menu preferences.

To order the meal plan, please click here.

After you place your order, you are able to customize your menu based on allergies and menu restrictions. Each meal is designed with a specific entrée and sides as a nutritional whole.

Do I Have to Place a New Order Each Week?

Your weight loss journey takes dedication and requires consistency, so for your convenience, the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD is designed for a weekly delivery of food.

These automatic shipments require no commitment and after your first week of meals, all orders are automatically recurring.

Is the Meal Plan Appropriate for Vegetarians?

The 17 Day Diet book is appropriate for vegetarians and has plenty of recipe options. However, at this time, the meal plan cannot accommodate vegetarian diets.  

Does the Meal Plan Offer Soy Free, Nut Free, Gluten Free, Shellfish or Dairy Free Meals?

The meals for the meal plan are made in kitchens that use shellfish, nuts, dairy, soy and wheat. If you have a severe allergy to any of these items, it is not recommended that you order the 17 Day Diet Meal Plan. For more information, visit the 17 Day Diet website by clicking here.

How Many Daily Calories Will I Consume on the Meal Plan?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD provides an average of 1,200 calories per day.

Once My Meals Are Delivered, How do I Cook Them?

You don’t! Just pop the meals into your microwave and heat, eat, and enjoy! It's that easy!

Do I Have the Option of Choosing My Own Meals and Ingredients?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan features approved recipes. We will try our best to meet your requests while upholding the specific scientific combinations of food prescribed in this diet to promote healthy weight loss, but we cannot guarantee that you will always have this option.

Each ingredient is combined in every dish to supply your body with the right amount of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats to feed your body's essential needs and to promote healthy weight loss.

How Much Weight Should I Expect to Lose on the Meal Plan?

The 17 Day Diet book has helped some people lose as much as 10-15 pounds in 17 days.

The meal plan also provides a healthy weight loss approach and most individuals can expect to lose an average of 2-3 pounds per week.

Can I Add Salt to My Food? Does this Go Against the Recommendations Made by Dr. Moreno in His Book?

Adding a pinch of salt is OK, as long as it’s in moderation.

Don’t get into the habit of using salt too often, as it still contains a lot of sodium, which can have a negative impact on your goals.

To avoid using salt to season your meals, look for various herbs and spices that can still flavor your dish, but are a healthier alternative.

Is the Meal Plan Appropriate for Diabetics?

The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan by BistroMD is appropriate for diabetics. 

The meals focus on the proper balance of lean protein, complex carbohydrates, and low fat and are properly portioned to give you the right combination of these essential nutrients.

How Do I Hold or Cancel My Order?

If you would like to request a hold or cancellation, please contact the 17 Day Diet Customer Service team directly by the deadlines listed below.

When Are My Deadlines to Make Changes toMy Order?

As a new customer you have until Sunday at noon, EST, immediately after you receive your first shipment to make changes to your next week of meals. This is a courtesy to you to provide the needed time to try the meals, and to inform us of any changes you would like to make for your next week's shipment.

For all future weeks, week two and beyond, all changes must be made by Wednesday at 8 p.m., EST, PRIOR to your next week's shipment.

Who Do I Contact About Billing Questions?

All billing questions should be directed to the 17 Day Diet Customer Service team.

Please call: (866) 401-3438.

17 Day Diet customer service representatives are available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST to answer your questions.

How Should I Store My Meals?

All of your meals are packaged fresh frozen in a reusable cooler that is packed with dry ice.

When you receive your meals, they should arrive cold, even if the dry ice is no longer in solid form.

Please place your meals in your freezer immediately upon delivery.

How Do I Track My Shipments?

Each week you will receive a FedEx tracking number via email that will allow you to see real time progress and track your shipment.

If you do not receive, please check your spam folder. If this number has been provided to you and it doesn’t pull anything up on the FedEx tracking website page, don’t worry, it’s just not live in their system yet. As soon as it is live you will be able to track your package. As long as FedEx feels it is safe to leave your package upon delivery, they will not require a signature. If we are shipping to an apartment building, FedEx may require a signature and the package may be left at a manager’s office.

Although we try to do everything in our power to provide you with a consistent delivery schedule for your meals, FedEx is unable to guarantee that you will always receive your meals on the exact same day. Please refer to your tracking number to see the real time status of your shipment. If there are any concerns you have with your delivery schedule, please contact us at BistroMD directly and we will be happy to assist you.

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