Reviews of Popular Diet Meal Delivery Programs

Diet delivery services are more popular than ever. Busy dieters find that it is easier to get weight loss meals delivered than it is to cook diet-friendly meals at home.

But not all weight loss food programs are right for every type of dieter. Compare the food taste, the costs, and the weight loss services provided by each diet meal delivery company before you make your final choice.

Finding the Best Delivery Plan

Best diet delivery for dieters
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Before you sign up for a diet delivery meal plan, ask these critical questions about the cost of the food, the quality of the meals, and the nutritional standards upon which the program is based in order to find the best meal delivery service for you.

  • How is this food plan designed for weight loss?
  • What is the calorie level for each day, and are there different calorie level options?
  • What kind of nutritional information is provided for each meal?
  • Do users say the food tastes good?
  • What food is included in the weekly cost and what must be bought separately?
  • What services and support are provided?
  • Can you customize the food choices?
  • What are the shipping method and costs?
  • Does the plan renew automatically, can you pause shipments, and how can it be canceled?

BistroMD Meal Delivery

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The ​BistroMD food delivery service ships frozen meals that are of high quality. The nutritional science makes sense. The ordering process is simple and the website is easy to navigate.


Nutrisystem Food Review

Nutrisystem is one of the most popular diet delivery programs—especially for new dieters. Many dieters will enjoy Nutrisystem food, but not everyone. They have frozen dinners available through the Uniquely Yours choices, but other options are shelf-stable.

The food is generally highly processed. While you may lose weight, at the end of the diet you may not have learned to make good food choices.

Diet-to-Go Delivery Meal Program

Diet-to-Go review

Diet-to-Go provides pre-made, fully cooked meals to people who are trying to lose weight, people who are trying to eat a healthier ​diet or people who just want the convenience of prepared foods. They also have a low-carb diet food plan. The food is excellent and the program is convenient and cost-effective.

Jenny Craig Weight Loss Program

Jenny Craig food taste review
Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig is one of the most popular diet food programs. You can use the Jenny Craig Anywhere service to have their food delivered to you while you get one-on-one support over the phone or video chat. This support substitutes for the typical Jenny Craig program of picking up your food at a local center and meeting live with your consultant.

Veestro Plant-Based Meal Delivery

Veggie Lasagna from Veestro

If you're looking for a vegan or vegetarian meal delivery program, Veestro provides a wide range of plant-based meals for improved health and weight loss. The food quality is very good and tastes great.

They use basic organic ingredients and no preservatives. The food is not highly-processed. They also offer gluten-free meals.

The meals are shipped frozen, which is a drawback if you long for fresh veggies.

South Beach Diet Diet Delivery

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South Beach Diet

If you are using the South Beach Diet you can choose to use the meal delivery service. They have expanded it so you can use it in each of the three phases of the diet.

Sugar content is also restricted and meals are designed to be low-glycemic. The meals are shipped frozen.

Medifast Weight Loss Plan

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Many dieters use Medifast when they have a lot of weight to lose or when they want to lose weight quickly. The Medifast 5 &1 plan includes five 100-calorie snacks and one lean and green meal. You can make all of the meals with your own ingredients or get prepared products delivered.

They are shelf-stable rather than frozen. In general, the food tastes acceptable, but not great.

Make Delivery Meals at Home

How to prepare healthy meals
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No money for a pricey home delivery service? No problem. Use a step-by-step guide to learn you how to prepare a week's worth of healthy meals in just one hour. You get the benefits of packaged meals without the high cost or hassle.

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