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Have a question about diets like the Mediterranean diet, South Beach Diet, or Zone Diet? Would you like to learn more about creating a low-sodium, diabetes, or gluten-free diet? You've come to the right place!

Healthy Diet & Meal Plans Are Not What You Think

You may be pleasantly surprised to see a sample menu of "diet meals" might not be what you think... With bistroMD, meals are not only designed for weight loss, but bursting with flavor to satisfy both the waistline and taste buds!

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Delivered healthy meal plans are appealing based on their convenience and accessibility. Oh, and not to mention their assistance in helping to shed those unwanted pounds!

But do not blindly pick a program, as knowing the characteristics of a sound meal delivery service is fundamental for ensuring the body is receiving the nutrients it needs to lose weight and function best.

What's more, you may be pleasantly surprised to see a sample menu of "diet meals" might not be what you think... Because with bistroMD, meals are not only designed for weight loss, but bursting with flavor to satisfy both the waistline and taste buds!

Pick the Program with the Most Nutritional Benefits

Pick a program designed and approved by nutrition experts to ensure the most nutritional benefits for not just weight loss, but for overall health.

With over 20 years of medical expertise in her field, founding physician Dr. Caroline Cederquist of bistroMD works with a team of registered dietitians to ensure that the nutritional requirements for healthy and long-term weight loss are met.

Every healthy diet plan contains an average of 1,200 to 1,400 calories daily with 40 to 50 percent of total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20 to 25 percent of calories from healthy fats, and 30 to 35 percent from complex carbohydrate.

Many Healthy Meal Plans to Choose From

BistroMD also recognizes weight loss is not a one-size-fits-all and customizes healthy meal plans to meet individual needs. Specialty programs are also provided, including heart-healthy, diabetic, gluten-free, and vegetarian options.

Members also have the option to choose between a 5 or 7-day program or somewhere in between to best fit personal needs and schedules:

7-Day Program:
The 7-Day Program is the most comprehensive program suited for those who would like the peace of mind knowing their whole week is planned out.

Seven breakfasts, seven lunches, and six dinners are provided, along with MyNight, a weekly opportunity to have a structured break from the program.

Members also have the option of adding the EATS (Essential and Tasty Snacks) program at checkout. The inclusion of these high-protein snacks helps keep blood sugar stable, ensures the body gets an adequate amount of calories, and prevents metabolism from slowing down.

5-Day Program:
The 5-Day Program is ideal for people dedicated to losing weight or maintaining their weight loss goals, but who do not require a full 7 days of entrees.

Five breakfasts, five lunches, and five dinners are provided, making it ideal for those who like to cook their own meals on the weekends, or whose busy schedules require them to eat out several times a week.

The 5-Day Program also offers the option of choosing EATS.

A Sample of Our Delicious Menu

With bistroMD, sacrificing great taste for nutrition is a thing of the past. Because not only should meals be designed for healthy weight loss, but enjoyed without an ounce of guilt.

BistroMD believes that food is medicine and enjoying great food means immersing yourself in the aromas, the distinct flavors, and the unique ingredients on the meal plate. Remember, your fork is the path between your plate and your taste buds.

With over 200 delicious recipes, there are numerous nutritious and delicious options to choose from for all times of the day. Here is just a glimpse of a sample menu:

• Breakfast: Start with a protein-packed breakfast to start and fuel the day, including guiltlessly indulging on blueberry waffles with mixed berry compote. The wholegrain waffles with blueberries are packed with fiber, while the no sugar added berry compote is loaded with antioxidants. Also paired with lean turkey sausage, you are sure to be satisfied until lunch!

• Lunch: Enjoy roasted cauliflower and lentils with charred red pepper sauce. Roasted cauliflower and green lentils is ignited by mirepoix, which is a French concoction of sautéed onions, carrots, and celery diced, and then topped with a robust charred red bell pepper sauce. Truly, eating veggies has never tasted so delicious!

• Dinner: Try the delicious pork tenderloin with olive tapenade. The south of France comes to life with this amazing dish consisting of juicy slow-roasted pork tenderloin, served with a tapenade sauce made with finely chopped olives, capers and olive oil. It is served with toasted saffron orzo pasta and complemented with a colorful and hearty serving of green asparagus spheres.

Additional meal options include a breakfast tostada, caramelized mushroom and onion frittata, cranberry orange multigrain cereal with ham, or dark chocolate chip crepes with pork sausage hash, seabass with sweet coconut pineapple sauce, chicken piccata, and French onion meatloaf with smoked gouda just to name a few.

Oh, and cannot forget about snacks to guiltlessly enjoy throughout the day! Some of the many selections include salted caramel pecan bars, nature's sunshine granola, Northwoods beef jerky with cranberries and blueberries, and southwest nacho chili crisps.

With bistroMD, healthy meal plans are sure to exceed your expectations. And really, eating and feeling great has never been so simple and convenient!



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