Some of the biggest obstacles to eating healthy and losing weight can be time! As a Registered Dietitian, I hear it time after time: not enough time to grocery shop, not enough time to portion out foods, and not enough time to create healthy and tasty meals that are not repetitive and boring. Finally, a solution! After reviewing many meal delivery programs, I have discovered one that fits the bill for all the criteria I find is important for weight loss and healthy eating. And finally, a program I feel comfortable and confident when recommending to my clients, as well as family and friends.
The Diet-to-Go program is exactly as it sounds- meals for busy people on the go. However, unlike many other meal delivery programs, Diet-to-Go uses only high quality ingredients, contains no preservatives, and always prepared and delivered fresh to your home or local pick-up location.
Diet-to-Go was created in 1991 and over the past twenty years has expanded to serve the entire United States, except Hawaii and Alaska. Meals are prepared in USDA-certified kitchens and customized to meet your specific dietary and calorie needs to make it easy to reach your nutrition goals. All meal plan options meet the dietary guidelines of The American Heart Association, The American Dietitian Association, The American Diabetes Association and contain less than2, 400mg sodium. Take it from me, the meals are delicious! I made sure I sampled breakfast, lunch and dinner from each type of meal plan before I would recommend this to my clients and it gets my seal of approval for freshness, taste and meal originality.
Since no one meal plan fits all, there are several different options when choosing which will work best for you. The first thing to consider is which basic type of menu to choose. The options are traditional low-fat, vegetarian low-fat, and low-carbohydrate. For the general public, I recommend the traditional low-fat menu option. This menu contains classic meal favorites like blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and turkey sausage for breakfast, Reuben sandwich and mushroom and artichoke salad for lunch, and chicken fajitas for dinner, Yum! The low-carbohydrate menu is appropriate for people with insulin resistance or diabetes. Sample meals include cheese and veggie omelet with bacon for breakfast, baked chicken with goat cheese and artichokes for lunch, and crab-stuffed flounder with cauliflower and creamed spinach for dinner. The vegetarian meals are appropriate for non-meat eaters, but I found these meals to be tasty for even my meat-eating palette. Sample meals include raisin bran muffin and organic yogurt for breakfast, black bean and feta cheese wrap with wild rice salad for lunch, and eggplant parmesan with veggies for dinner.
The next thing to consider when choosing the program best for you is the most appropriate calorie-range. There are currently two calorie options of 1200 and 1600 total calories/day for your three square meals. In general, for weight loss women should choose the 1200 calorie plan and men should choose the 1600 calorie plan. Healthy snacks should be added on your own in accordance to activity levels.
Personalize Your Plan
Another nice benefit of Diet-to-Go aside from being able to choose your calorie-range and menu plans, is that you get to personalize your plan. Not everyone needs three meals a day for seven days a week. Customers are able to select the number of days and the number of meals they would like to receive each day. If breakfast is easy and affordable for you to prepare on your own, no problem- Just order lunch and dinner. If you have more time to cook meals on the weekends- no worries, just order meals for five days instead of seven. If you are going away for business or vacation, just call and have your deliveries put on hold for a week or two and start back up when you return. There is also no commitment when ordering Diet-to-Go. It is a week to week program that you can cancel at any time, with no sign up fees or penalties for stopping.
Having a program that is nutritionally sound and tastes great is a huge convenience for this day and ages fast-paced lifestyle. Overall, if you are looking to lose weight or even just eat healthier, Diet-to-Go can be a great option for you.
To check out sample menus, pricing, or to sign up, check out the Diet-to-Go website.