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Weight Loss Meal Delivery Programs: BistroMD vs. The Other Guys

Find out how bistroMD sets themselves apart from other weight loss meal delivery programs and continues to be the best way to lose weight while eating great!


When thinking of diet meals, there are a few big name companies that tend to come to mind. But ask yourself, "Does the one that shouts the loudest or spends the most on big name endorsements automatically provide the superior product?"

We believe that the answer is no. Some of the 'other guys' might have been around longer than bistroMD, though they are they past and bistroMD is the future.

Find out how bistroMD sets themselves apart from other weight loss meal delivery programs and continues to be the best way to lose weight while eating great!

What is the Best Way to Lose Weight?

The best way to lose weight is individualized, though core guidelines include making lasting dietary changes. Besides, diet accounts for an approximate 90 percent of weight loss results.

But in such a busy society with convenience foods readily accessible, one might turn to a meal delivery service to assist in weight loss efforts. There are various big name weight loss meal delivery programs one might consider, including Nutrisystem, Jenny Craig, and Weight Watchers.

However, in the race to the top, bistroMD is fast becoming the clear winner at a very reasonable price.

Is Nutrisystem Better than Jenny Craig?

A Consumer Affairs report compares each program, along with Watch Watchers, to determine which provides better assets.

They each won in their own way, including based most convenience, popularity, and freedom:

Convenience: Jenny Craig
"Jenny Craig’s program includes weekly one-on-one counseling sessions with certified consultants, plus a personalized meal and exercise plan. Convenient pre-packaged meals, which are eaten during the first half of your diet, include foods like cinnamon rolls and homestyle beef pot roast, which helps you stay on track while still indulging in your favorite foods. The second half focuses on transitioning you back to home-cooked meals."

Most Popular: Nutrisystem
"Nutrisystem takes out the guesswork of healthy eating by mailing “perfectly portioned” meals to your door. The plan for women includes four meals per day, which means eating every two to three hours to promote greater weight loss and maintenance."

Most Freedom: Weight Watchers
"Best for strict dieters or people with gluten-free, vegetarian or vegan dietary needs. WW encourages healthy eating through a tracking system. This point system helps you understand what you eat on a daily basis and the health of each food you eat, which teaches participants healthier eating without too much restriction."

But when it comes down to it, bistroMD reigns supremacy amongst the other weight loss meal delivery programs.

What Sets BistroMD Apart

BistroMD provides life-transforming wellness in the form of well-balanced meals that are based on the pillars of gourmet cooking. What's more, bistroMD offers the respected characteristics of other programs and one comprehensive plan.

BistroMD Offers Undoubted Convenience

BistroMD offers the ultimate convenience by taking out the hassle of meal prep and guesswork out of healthy eating.

All meals are proportioned and ready to enjoy after a quick few minutes in the microwave. That means no grocery shopping, meal prepping, and cleaning, but all the time to spent doing meaningful things!

Also in addition to full meals, take advantage of bistroMD’s snack program EATS (Essential and Tasty Snacks). Not only are do they help curb hunger and rev metabolism throughout the day, but are satisfying and convenient!

BistroMD Customizes Weight Loss Meal Delivery Programs

Ultimately, bistroMD's weight loss program customizes diet plans while considering age, gender, activity levels, and other factors that influence weight and overall health.

And unlike other weight loss meal delivery programs, bistroMD is backed by the science and research of 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 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 fats. Dietitians also customize weekly menus to ensure individual needs are being met. BistroMD also offers specialty diet plans such as diabetic, heart-healthy, gluten-free, and vegetarian selections.

What’s more, a team of Registered Dietitians customize weekly menus to ensure individual needs are being met. BistroMD also offers specialty diet plans such as diabetic, heart-healthy, gluten-free, and vegetarian selections.

BistroMD Gifts Food Freedom and Flexibility

BistroMD gifts food freedom and flexibility by providing a customizable menu and flexible plans to match all lifestyles.

Co-founder and foodie Ed Cederquist is committed to using the highest quality sources in each entrée. Ed and a team of seasoned chefs use the freshest of ingredients to create over 200 tasty recipes.

And with menu options including peanut butter crepes with strawberry compote, roasted tomato and basil frittata, beef and vegetable stew with burgundy wine, bacon cheeseburger meatloaf with yuca fries, and blackened chicken with creamy smoked paprika sauce, there is no denying bistroMD meals are comparable to any other “diet” food in the industry. Such a delicious variety also helps individuals stay on track.

To honor flexibility in personal schedules, choose from a full plan of 7 days of breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus snacks, a 5-day lunch and dinner only plan, or somewhere in between. The 7-day option comes with the MyNight feature, a weekly opportunity to have a structured break from the program to enjoy favorite foods and indulgences in moderation.

Worried about what to do on those "off nights?" A team of Registered Dietitians can assist in healthy meal ideas that align with the bistroMD plan!

BistroMD Provides Ongoing Support

Rather than receiving no interaction following meal ordering and delivery, bistroMD offers ongoing access to ongoing and endless support and resources.

Members have access to one-on-one support from Registered Dietitians, an online Facebook community bursting with inspiration from others on similar journeys, and an extensive Health Library stocked with healthy nutrition and fitness tips. Weekly program information and newsletters also consists of helpful hints and useful information written by Dr. Cederquist and her staff.

Also connect to the entire bistroMD support team, who is there right from the very beginning and is more than willing to assist in any and all questions!

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on April 08, 2013. Updated on March 18, 2019.


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