BistroMD Diet Plan

BistroMD Diet Plan
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BistroMD (formerly known as Diet To Your Door) was designed by Dr. Caroline Cederquist, a medical doctor who specializes in weight management. The director of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Florida, she also hosts "Get the Skinny," a radio health segment available nationally. Dr. Cederquist has also appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, and BistroMD has been endorsed by the famous doctor himself, calling it the "best home meal delivery available." In addition. BistroMD is the official meal provider for the popular reality show, The Biggest Loser.

The BistroMD weight loss plan, originally based out of the Florida Wellness Center, went national in 2005 and has been well received. BistroMD takes the guessing out of dieting and meal preparation by doing all the work for you. You decide on a delivery plan, key in your likes and dislikes, and gourmet, portion-controlled meals show up on your doorstep, helping you to lose weight in a health way.

Basic Diet Tenets/Nutritional Philosophy

The approach of BistroMD is to provide you with good tasting, well-balanced food that allows you to lose weight, proving that you do not have to live on rice cakes and steamed veggies or powdered shakes and protein bars for months on end. It is designed for dieters who are busy or who do not like to cook, but do enjoy eating gourmet food.

Clients begin with the free diet profile evaluation, which helps to personalize a plan. Next step is the Order section where you choose from one of BistroMD's customized weight loss plans. Ordering meals is easy, either online or by phone. Then sit back and wait for delivery. No counting calories, carbs, points or keeping track of 6 meals per day. The daily calorie count varies from 1,100 to 1,400 calories and it is unlikely you will feel starved or deprived while on the BistroMD meal plan.

Losing weight comes from minimizing calorie intake. BistroMD believes that you need nothing more than what is provided in their daily meal plan, and that you can lose one to three pounds per week, merely by sticking to the food provided. Should you choose to add in an exercise program, weight loss could increase.

There are special sections for women's needs (losing the baby weight, menopause weight gain, treating eating disorders) and for seniors (multiple topics). Registered dieticians are available for clients to help with weight loss. You can actually talk with them by phone or online. There are no storefront centers or offices, unless you live within distance of the Cederquist Medical Wellness Center in Florida, so interaction is solely online or by phone.

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BistroMD provides doctor-designed, portion-controlled gourmet meals that are prepared with fresh ingredients and then frozen and delivered by FedEx. The meals are formulated to help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve heart health and kick-start your metabolism.

Plans start at $129.95/week for the Work Week Plan, which includes 3 meals a day for 5 days. You can add 2 snacks/day for $15/week. If you want the Full Week Plan, which includes 3 meals a day for 7 days, the cost is $159.95. Add in snacks to this plan and you get the highest priced plan at $179.95. This averages out to about $25 per day (and over $700 per month for the most extensive plan), about 4 times more than America's average* and one of the costliest meal delivery weight-loss plans.

Weekly menus, which are rotated and can be customized, primarily contain lean proteins, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. You can enjoy mixed-berry crepes for breakfast, French Dip with caramelized onions for lunch, and grilled Moroccan chicken for dinner. The food looks appetizing and there is a good range of flavor profiles from around the world. Customization is offered for diabetics, low sodium, vegetarians, etc. and you can select specific likes and exclude specific items (such as seafood or dairy).  Meal preparation is easy, just take out of the freeze and heat in the pouch in boiling water or in the microwave.

*Based on 2007 U.S. Census median annual income of $50,233 with a national average of 14% of income spent on food.

Ease of Use

The BistroMD site is very self-explanatory. It walks you through the few necessary steps to choose a plan and meals. Membership allows you to further customize the offerings. There is no regular grocery shopping, recipes to read or meals to cook. You do not have to count calories/carbs/points.

While meals are on auto-renewal until you decide you do not want them anymore, you are not locked into a one-month, three-month or six-month membership.

Cost (per month)

Membership: none
Food: $520 to $720 plus incidentals
Other: none

As with any diet program, do your research first. Go to the library, search the internet, and above all, consult your doctor about any diet regimen that you are contemplating.

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