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How to Choose a Diet Food Delivery Service

How to Choose a Diet Food Delivery Service

The biggest obstacles to weight loss are being too busy - or too tired - to plan, shop and cook. That's why more and more people are thinking about having diet meals delivered to their homes.


Our hectic schedules are our biggest obstacle. We’re too busy—or too tired—to plan out a healthy meal, shop for healthy ingredients and cook on top of all that. For these reasons alone, more and more people are considering a diet food delivery service.


Why might YOU consider signing on with a diet food delivery service?

There are many things to consider when selecting a diet food delivery service. With so many different options available you want to be sure that you're choosing the right plan for you and we understand that, so we want to help.

      - You don't have to plan—or shop for—your weight loss meals.

      - Cooking is not necessary; if you can open a package, boil or microwave, you are set.

      - You can choose a diet food delivery service that features your preferred weight loss method.

      - The food arrives on your doorstop daily, weekly or every so many weeks—this varies with different programs.

Diet food delivery service plans vary


      - Meals based on low-caloric-density foods.

      - Meals with low-glycemic carbs and high protein levels, enriched with Omega-3 soluble fibers.

      - A daily menu of 1,250 to 1,350 calories.

What to consider when choosing a diet food delivery service

If time is money, how much is your time worth? If your time is valuable, weigh your options carefully.  Is the plan making realistic weight loss claims? Who plans the menus? These people should be experts in nutrition and weight loss.

Who prepares the food?
You want delicious meals that don't taste like diet food. If it doesn't taste as good as what the rest of the family is eating, you'll be picking off of their plates anyway.

Is the food fresh or processed? Fresh foods have more nutrition and better flavor; processed and powdered foods tend to get poor reviews because they don’t taste as good. Understand that in many plans you'll be buying fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy separately. Does this sound like a convenient option that you can fit into your lifestyle?

Insist on quality planning, packaging and guidance. Sauces and dressings should be marked with instructions and microwaving should not destroy the flavor and texture of the food—and the quality should be guaranteed.

How does the plan support your efforts? Does it offer suggestions regarding which foods to choose when you eat out? Does it feature online tools and support—or a number to call if you have questions?

The choice is yours

You have many choices in what diet food delivery service you choose. Know that a good plan will do more than help you lose weight; it will change your life and help you develop a healthy lifestyle. It will teach you about portions and planning and it will inspire you to serve nutritious meals that are appropriate to the whole family.

Now that you know a thing or two about diet food delivery service plans, let us tell you about bistroMD

If you’re looking for something fast and convenient without the hassle of going to the grocery store, bistroMD offers a diet food delivery service that can help you develop healthy eating habits and lose weight. We cook with the freshest ingredients and have over 200 recipes and a customizable menu so you’re sure to find something to satisfy your taste buds. We have gluten free options as well.

Our program was designed and founded by Caroline Cederquist, a bariatric physician with over 20 years of experience. Our menu and delicious entrees are designed by Dr. Cederquist and our registered dieticians.

With bistroMD, every menu and every recipe is created so that you receive the proper macronutrients. Our entrees contain a scientific balance of complex carbohydrates, like vegetables, whole grains and fiber along with lean protein and healthy fat ratios.

Every bite you take follows this proven approach for healthy weight loss. Our program provides 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.

It only takes a few weeks to start seeing results so what are you waiting for? You have nothing to lose, but the weight!

We have a men and a women’s program with the option to receive five-or-seven-days’ worth of healthy meals delivered to your door. The seven day option comes with the My Night feature, your one night a week to just kick back and relax.

The two programs range from $130-$160 and EATS, our essential and tasty snacks are just $1.50 per snack. Women receive two snacks per day and men receive three snacks per day.

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