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Here you will find tons of information about healthy eating and incorporating the principles of healthy nutrition into your daily life. Built around Dr. Cederquist’s nutritional foundation for healthy weight loss, these articles place a wealth of information right at your fingertips.

Grocery Shopping Online

While online grocery shopping may seem great, learn about a few of the drawbacks to online ordering fresh products.

Grocery Shopping Online

Almost everything in our society has shifted to the global trend of instant gratification and some might say it’s surprising that shopping for groceries hasn’t followed suit. But that’s not completely true. Grocery shopping online is gaining a following as we speak. The Publix that I go to in Naples, FL has no indication that it’s going to sell groceries online, but I didn’t know that retail giant, Wal-Mart will ship groceries to your home for a small shipping fee., who apparently has been around for a while, has been shipping groceries nationwide—including perishables and frozen items and health and beauty items—to households since 1999. Meijer, a popular department store chain, has also followed suit with the grocery shopping online trend. And even Fort Myers, FL—a few towns over from Naples—has their own grocery shopping online website.

It’s safe to say that physically shopping at the grocery store hasn’t gone out of style. However, it is a safe to assume that grocery shopping online isn’t going to die out any time soon. The trend may sound like a relief to some, but it does have its drawbacks.

Grocery shopping online has its drawbacks

It’s nice to have some newly available time, but grocery shopping online is not a magical solution for eating better. You will still have to find time to educate yourself on healthy ingredients; select recipes; and clean up after you’re done cooking; but, if you choose a diet delivery program like bistroMD, our celebrated chefs already know which healthy ingredients to use. They collaborate with our Registered Dieticians to make sure you’re getting the proper nutrients you need for healthy weight-loss and most importantly, our chefs also cook and clean so you don’t have to. Just imagine how much time you’d save. What would you do with that time?


A diet meal delivery program, like us, is very convenient for the average American on the go, but it’s not limited to that lifestyle. BistroMD is perfect for anyone who has a love affair with food because with over 200 delicious recipes and a customizable menu, you’re guaranteed to find something that will make your mouth water. And you’ll eat better and lose weight too. You can’t beat that!

Not only is our food totally appetizing, it is also 100% good for you. We were founded by Caroline Cederquist, M.D. and her husband,Ed. Caroline has over 20 years of medical expertise as a board certified bariatric physician. Dr. Cederquist and our Registered Dieticians ensure that every bite you take follows this proven approach for healthy weight loss: 1,100-1,400 calories daily with 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein, 20-25% of calories from healthy fats, and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.

Ed travels the world in search of inspiration for our amazing entrees. He also loves being in the kitchen helping our chefs create healthy and satisfying recipes.

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Written By bistroMD Team. Published on May 13, 2013. Updated on June 19, 2019.


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