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What to Look for in a Healthy Food Delivery Program

Ready to reap the benefits of meal prepping without actually having to prep meals? Here is what to look for when searching for a successful healthy food delivery program right for you!


You have decided to take the necessary steps to lose weight and hoping to utilize a food delivery program.

Using such a service allows you to reap the benefits of meal prepping without the need of grocery shopping, ingredient assembly, and kitchen cleanup. What's more, prepared meals delivered to your door gifts more time on your personal clock to relish doing the things you love.

While meals delivered straight to home with just a single click of a button is appealing, additional considerations should be acknowledged for the best success.

Here is what to look for when searching for a successful healthy food delivery program right for you!

What to Look For in A Healthy Food Delivery Program

From being based on sound science to receiving ongoing support, here is what to look for when ordering prepared meals delivered to your door.

Science-Based Program

With such extensive and evolving nutrition information out there, recognizing fallacy from fact-based can be a difficult and overwhelming task.

A safe weight loss meal service sifts and adheres to the latest information and science-based evidence that transpires into well-balanced meals for weight loss and overall health.

Dietitians On Staff

Dietitians are well-versed in nutrition knowledge and relay their expertise into practicality.

On-staff dietitians not only assist in balancing meals, but offer nutritional guidance and address health-related concerns.

Their nutrition expertise is vital for providing science-based recommendations, especially in a society filled with numerous fad and dangerous diets.

Chef-Prepared Meals

Although most people believe a weight loss meal service conveys tasteless and bland foods, chef-prepared meals are enriched with flavor.

Weekly meals are carefully crafted by seasoned bistroMD chefs who continue to explore the complex nature of food and flavor profiles, which transpires into gourmet meals and a topnotch dining experience without a hefty price tag.

What’s more, chefs prepare flavorful meals with the freshest of ingredients without the need for unnecessary flavor enhancers, including salt and sugar.

Dietary Options

Health is not a one-size-fits-all, as people have individual needs that must be recognized and accounted for.

Look for a food delivery program that serves not only as a weight loss meal service, but provides dietary options such as diabetic, heart-healthy, and gluten-free selections.

Customizable Meal Plans

Weight loss best occurs and sustains when plans are customized to meet personal goals and preferences, and a superior healthy food delivery program recognizes that.

Be wary of programs that offer only singular options and take to meal programs that offer customizable options with extensive meal choices.

Ongoing Support

While it may be simple for a company to solely deliver meals upon transaction, a weight loss meal delivery program should be supportive and behind you every step of the way.

Support can and should come from multiple avenues and formats, including through dietitian consults, a customer support team, and online communities and resources.

Why Choose bistroMD?

bistroMD embraces and offers all of the described diet delivery characteristics detailed above.

Programs are doctor-designed, dietitian-approved, and chef-prepared.

Healthy meal plans are backed by science and research of founding weight loss physician Dr. Caroline Cederquist. With over 20 years of medical expertise in her field, Dr. Cederquist works with a team of Registered Dietitians to ensure nutritional requirements for healthy and long-term weight loss are being met.

Every doctor-designed and dietitian-approved meal provides a scientific balance of complex carbohydrates, whole grains and fiber along with lean protein and healthy fat ratios. In fact, each meal contains 1,100 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.

All diet plans are crafted by seasoned chefs and dietitians, ultimately ensuring the best balance and quality of ingredients balanced to meet dietary needs. All programs are also completely customizable, including selecting favorite entrees and the opportunity to update preferences anytime.

Healthy food delivery programs are customizable and offer various options.

And offering 200 recipes and a customizable menu, you are sure to find something to satisfy your personal taste buds and meet individualized goals.

Meal program options also include standard men and women's, gluten-free, heart-healthy, diabetic, and menopause programs.

BistroMD offers much more than prepared meals delivered to your door.

Rather than receiving no interaction following meal ordering and delivery, bistroMD offers ongoing access to support and resources. Connect with dietitians, online communities, weekly program materials, and newsletters.

BistroMD's meal delivery service also provides more than nutritionally-balanced meals, but offers something money cannot buy: Time.

Instead of spending extensive time researching those "special" or "magic" diets, retrieving ingredients, preparing meals, cleaning the kitchen, and tracking calories, bistroMD does that for you. While understanding the impact of healthy eating should not go unnoticed, bistroMD understands time is valuable in a busy society and allows you to freely spend it with loved ones or towards more "you" time!

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on April 17, 2017. Updated on February 28, 2019.


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