Weight Loss

From the effects of the hormone cortisol to the role of genetics in weight loss, this category is packed with everything that you need to know about losing weight the healthy way.

Dietitian Tips for Healthy Eating Plan

BistroMD focuses its program on real science and the premise of food as medicine. The program is not based on restrictive portions and bland meals. Instead, bistroMD shies away from the word “dieting” and promotes weight loss in a healthful way; providing members with a registered dietitian and additional support along their journey.


BistroMD focuses its program on real science and the premise of food as medicine. The nature of the program is not, however, based on restrictive portions and bland meals. Instead, bistroMD shies away from the word "dieting" and promotes a weight loss in a healthful way, while actively providing its members with a registered dietitian.

The Ultimate Dietitian Weight Loss Plan

Oftentimes, people ask "what is the best food for weight loss?" A registered dietitian and nutritionist weight loss plan goes way beyond one single answer. For successful and sustained weight loss, nutrition experts look at the total plate. Instead of focusing in on single nutrients underneath a microscope, bistroMD and dietitians pay most attention to the science, balance, and deliciousness of a meal.

Getting into the Science

Weight loss is not an easy feat or simply understood. Fortunately, the founding weight loss physician, Dr. Caroline Cederquist, herself works with a team of dietitians to ensure nutritional requirements are met based on science. Unlike fad diets, bistroMD tailors each meal to accommodate the best nutritional knowledge that shines through each entrée.

Specifically, the program is based on 1,100 and 1,400-calories per day. The diet consists of 40-50% total caloric intake from lean, adequate protein; 20-25% of calories from healthy fats; and 30-35% from complex carbohydrates.

It's All About Balance

If you think about it, life in all aspects is all about balance – from juggling work, to family, to hobbies, and the list goes on. When it comes to diet, a balanced meal seems to run parallel with that principle. Meals are chosen and created to meet the nutritional guidelines mentioned above. When each component (lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbs) comes together, nutrients are abundant, hunger is sustained, and weight loss and health is achieved and maintained.

Nutritious Has Never Tasted So Delicious

Ultimately, food should be enjoyed. Unlike popular belief, nutritious foods do not need to be compromised of flavor. The Foodie, Ed Cederquist, and the nutritional team work hard to keep meals not only based on science and balanced, but delicious. From four cheese ravioli, to grilled salmon with lemon Dijon dressing, to chicken cordon bleu, your taste buds will never go unsatisfied!

Making Healthy Choices

When picking meals on your own, a dietitian would suggest focusing on whole ingredients. Shopping the store's perimeter is a simple technique to limit unhealthful foods. The border features lean meats, fresh produce and grains, and nutritious dairy products unlike the freezer sections and other aisles filled with prepackaged and processed foods. Although some of those products can in fact fit into a healthful diet, it is important to choose items based on nutrition facts and ingredient labels. As a general rule, go for products without an extensive ingredient list and stay mindful of salt, sugar, and saturated and trans fat content.

Written By Sydney Lappe, MS, RDN. Published on August 11, 2016. Updated on November 02, 2019.


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