Diet to go – Best Diet Food Delivery Programs

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Everyone knows that eating healthy food goes hand in hand with a good exercise routine when it comes to losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle.

We hear this day in and day out from our family, our doctor, and even on television from Dr. Oz and others.

The problem is we know this, but how are we supposed to take 30 minutes or an hour out of our busy schedule 3 times a day to prepare a healthy meal?

The solution – Diet To Go, one of the best diet food delivery programs available today.

What Is Diet To Go

Diet To Go was founded in 1991 and is a business that makes and delivers fresh, chef quality diet meals across the country. The food is prepared in two separate kitchens located in California and Virginia then flash frozen to preserve taste and freshness before being shipped to your door.

Both kitchens are inspected daily by the USDA and they follow health guidelines of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and the American Diabetes Association.

Even though you may have never heard of them, Diet To Go was the first company in the United States to offer home delivery of fresh diet meal programs.

About the program

When first setting up your home delivery program with Diet To Go, you will be asked a series of questions designed to guide you through your meal plan selection.

You will have the option of a traditional low fat meal plan, a vegetarian plan, or a low carb option.

You will then be asked if you are getting a plan for a male or female. This is important due to the different calorie needs of men and women.

The next questions is focused on how many days you want the meal plan to cover. Most people are happy with getting a plan for 5 days (average work week) and then taking the time to cook meals on their weekend, but there is a 7 day per week plan available.

Finally, you will be asked if you want 3 meals (breakfast included) per day, or if you want only 2 meals. I find this option to be very helpful since I prepare and drink a meal replacement breakfast shake every day.

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Once you get your plan set up, you will then have the option to select which types of meals you want included in your plan. If you don’t like Italian food, you can simply select not to have any Italian dishes included in your plan.

It is good to note that you can change your selections at any time with no additional fees. I found this feature very appealing as I like variety when it comes to my food.

After all selections have been made, there is nothing else for you to do. Your first week’s meal delivery should arrive within the next 3 days with full instructions on how to prepare each meal.

One major benefit of using the Diet To Go meal delivery program is that there are NO CONTRACTS or commitment fees. If at any time you wish to pause or cancel your service, you can do so without paying a single cent.

How It Stacks Up

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As you can see in the chart above, Diet To Go is at the top of the major competitors in today’s market. They were the first company to offer this type of service, and they are still one of the best diet food delivery programs available.

It is important to note that the costs in the table above are based on a full one week 3 meal plan from each competitor. This is a true apples to apples comparison.

This chart clearly shows how much effort Diet To Go has put in to creating a long lasting, quality service, and how they are willing to stand behind their product.

Surprisingly, there aren’t many home delivery diet programs out there. There are a few, but when I started researching this post I honestly expected there to be hundreds due to the busy nature of the world we live in today.

I am sure that there will be many more popping up as the trend of eating healthier grows, but when this happens, it will be good to know that there was a company performing this service long before any one else decided it was a profitable market to enter.

Cost In General

I briefly covered how Diet To Go stacks up to other meal delivery programs, but what I intentionally left out above is the cost of the program versus preparing your own meals at home.

I did this because I think this is a very important and separate factor to consider.

I am working under the assumption that if you have the time to prepare your own meals at home, then you probably are not still reading this post, but if that isn’t the case then thank you for reading this far!

If you have the time to do so, preparing your own healthy meals at home is by far the better option for cost and freshness. Many studies have shown that you can create a well-balanced, nutritional meal for approximately $4 per day with current market prices.

For those of us who don’t always have the extra 30 minutes to an hour it takes to prepare a healthy meal 3 times a day, our options are pretty limited.

You can choose to get something from a fast food or sit down restaurant, and consume food that is very unhealthy for you. By electing this option you can expect to spend between $10 – $25 per Best Diet Food Delivery Programs - unhealthy foodmeal and get a lot of processed food and excess sugar included in your meal.

You could also choose to just skip a meal which is even worse.

You will save the money by skipping a meal, but by doing this you are throwing your metabolism into hibernation.

If your body senses that you have stopped taking in nutrients it automatically slows your metabolism in order to not burn calories needed for necessary bodily energy consumption.

You could also find yourself eating a bigger portion than you should at the next meal to make up for the hunger you have caused by skipping a meal.

Or even worse, you may start hitting up the vending machine for unhealthy snacks!

I hope you see where I am going with this. It is always important to eat a healthy meal, even when you are strapped for time. If you know that you are too busy to prepare healthy meals throughout your work week, then you should take the time to plan ahead or invest in a healthy meal delivery program.

Take care of your body, and your body will take care of you!

I hope I have given some good information on how you can use a meal delivery program to keep you on track for living a healthy lifestyle, and I would love to hear from you with any comments or questions!

Cheers to your health!

Allan

22 Comments

  1. Diettogo is the cheapest of all those products. I want to try their vegetarian menu! I’m trying to eat less meat because I feel like I’m killing animals myself.

  2. This idea is great not only for people who have no time to cook, but also for folks who can’t cook. The geriatric community, for instance, can definitely make use of this service ensuring they get their well-balanced meals.

    • “folks who can’t cook” that would be me lol. Well I’m a college student and still learning but not there yet. This delivery programs would sure help to keep me from frequenting to many restaurants and fast food joints.

  3. Wow! What a wonderful idea!
    During these days, many people tend to lose time preparing delicious and nutritious meal as they are being limited by their busy schedule.
    Good thing, there is Diet to go. Now you can watch you and your family’s diet without the hassle of getting up early or hurrying home from the office preparing and concocting healthy recipes.

  4. Wow I’ve never heard of them and I’m glad I stumbled on your blog as I was looking for healthy options for the holidays. Losing weight during this season is awfully hard but if you have food delivered, that will take away the anxiety of what to eat or if you are eating healthy food. Thanks!

  5. I’ve used eDiets as my food delivery program for almost a year but it is not really effective. I think I will switch to Diet To Go from now on.

  6. Nice program made for diet. It would be nice if this exist in my country as the people only prioritize eating whatever they see available without concern of the fat and risk it produce.

  7. Hello Allan,I really liked this article, it’s a good advice that people should consider and follow. If we can’t cook healthy food ourselves but at least we can commend it instead of poisoning ourselves with unhealthy diet. it’s not even too expensive, we don’t have excuses. Thank you for writing about it

    • Hi Charlotte, and thank you for the comment.

      It’s true that the best piece of advice that anyone can give or receive regarding our health is how to eat a proper diet.

      Did you know that even with minimal to no exercise, a person can maintain a healthy weight and even lose major amounts of weight and keep it off forever just by eating a well balanced diet? This is a fact, but it is also true that sticking with a strict meal program is one of the hardest things that we face every day.

  8. Nothing can be compared to preparing your own healthy meals at home, in this case you are totally in control of what you are eating. Taste and freshness are also guaranteed.
    However, as you rightly mentioned, due to the busy schedule of many people, the alternatives left are either the fast food where you can consume food that is very unhealthy or buy from Meal Delivery Program which is more reputable for supplying healthy food. Diet to go is well ahead of others in this category as per your analysis.
    I will give them a trial.

    • Thanks for stopping by the site Sam, and I appreciate the comment.

      I agree with you 100%, if you have the time, there truly is no replacement for a home cooked meal. I am glad you found the information useful!

    • Thanks for the comment Marcel. Meal delivery services are definitely becoming more popular here in the United States, and I think it is a great testament to a new desire to become more healthy.

      I haven’t done the research on it, but I would imagine that if a service like this was currently unavailable in your country, it is only a matter of time before one gets started. Or better yet, a forward thinking entrepreneur might see a good opportunity here.

  9. Great article! As someone who is constantly losing weight just to gain it right back, I understand how important convenience is in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. One of the primary reasons we gain weight is because cooking healthy home cooked meals takes a lot of time that many of us in our busy lives just don’t have. This system looks like a great option for eating properly without the time sync! Thanks for your insight on this system!

    • Thanks for the comment!

      I am glad that you found useful information here, and I definitely agree with you. Time constraints continue to be the biggest obstacle that people face while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I will be writing a post over the next few days devoted to time constraints and tips to fit in healthy habits.

  10. Wow, not only does this sound like a great program to get involved with but also MUCH cheaper than its competitors. The break down in the cost is so important and definitely makes it worth while when sticking to the plan. I need to tell my friend about your post, I can’t remember who they were using for weight loss, but this seems so much better. Thanks for the post!

  11. Love your site’s name! Burn your doughnut! I also liked your content about diet-to-go. I never knew of a program like this, and i may consider looking further into a similar program myself. I spend a good deal of time cooking and preparing 5-7 meals a day for myself, so this would help me out a ton!

    Thanks

    • Thanks Damian!

      I decided to draft the site name based on my love/hate relationship with doughnuts. It is really amazing how much extra fat and sugar you can cut out of your diet by just choosing a healthy meal for breakfast over any type of fast food. For me breakfast has always been the hardest meal.

      At 5-7 meals per day, you could definitely benefit from some sort of meal delivery program. You must be spending some serious time in the kitchen!

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