Thinking about using a diet delivery service like Nutrisystem? Maybe you’ve heard the term and thought to yourself:
What is Diet Delivery Anyway?
And is it right for you?
Not to worry – this post will tell you what you need to know.
First of all diet delivery is just that – it involves you getting specially designed diet food or weight loss meals delivered to your doorstep.
There’s no shopping, cooking, calorie or carb-counting on your part. In fact you really don’t do a lot (except choose the diet delivery service and place your order online).
Then all you do is heat (if required) and eat! (There will be instructions on the meal packaging.)
And before you know it, you’ll begin to notice looser clothing and the weight dropping off. It’s really that simple.
Basically diet delivery services do all the work for you – they count the calories, cook and prepare the snacks or meals, formulate them in the right amounts – and then send it to your door.
What’s the Advantage to This?
Well, the main advantage is that it’s just a whole lot easier and more enjoyable to lose weight this way.
You don’t have to take a lot of time out of your day to shop for special food, prepare the meals, cook the meals and then eat them (not to mention that’s double the work if you’re also making food for your family).
So it’s just a lot easier.
It also saves you time – which you can take for yourself or to spend with your loved ones.
The other big advantage is that you have a better chance of success when you get the experts to do the work for you.
After all, diet delivery services like Nutrisystem have helped hundreds of thousands of people slim down and lose weight. They know what works and what doesn’t.
If you want to lose weight, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You just go to the people who have been designing diet plans that work for years.
Examples of Popular Diet Delivery Services
One of the most popular diet delivery services is, of course, Nutrisystem. They’re also one of the cheapest – which is one of the reasons I initially chose them.
However there are a few more nationwide diet food delivery services that are also quite good. Here’s a list for you with a brief review of each:
This is a very popular service that sends you meals and snacks to your door every 28 days.
Meals aren’t as gourmet as some services (unless you get the Uniquely Yours plan which has fresh-frozen gourmet entrees). However you also pay about 50% less than other mainstream services.
Plus, unlike a lot of other diet meal delivery services, you still get a large range of treats with Nutrisystem – like chocolate brownie sundaes, pizza, mac and cheese, cookies, popcorn and more.
Plans start at $8.50 per day and you can lose up to 13 pounds your first month – which makes it one of the fastest diet delivery services on the market right now.
This is a much more gourmet, fresh-meal delivery service, sending you chef-made meals to your door every week. You can get 3 meals a day or just lunch and dinner, depending on your budget.
If you’re looking for more restaurant-quality meals, this is the service for you.
You can also get an extra snacks package added on if you want to add snacks or desserts. Prices start around $23 a day. The diet was designed by a doctor who specializes in weight loss – so you know it’s safe.
There’s one main plan however you can customize it online based on any allergies or food sensitivities you may have.
Average weight loss runs about 2-3 pounds per week.
Medifast is similar to Nutrisystem (but the meal choices are much more limited and the meals are more like snacks).
They send you 28 days worth of food and snacks, shakes, bars, etc. You’re responsible for adding in your own “Lean and Green” meal for dinner.
You can also buy Lean and Green meals as extras if you don’t have time to make the meals yourself.
Medifast is a very popular at-home diet that has been around for years and is known for super-fast weight loss.
Prices start around $10 per day – plus the cost of your Lean and Green meal.
Diet To Go is another fresh-food weight loss meal delivery service that offers you a choice of 3 different plans: Low Carb (Carb 30), Low Fat (Traditional) and Vegetarian.
You get 3 meals a day and the meals are quite substantial.
Diet To Go has won various awards for food quality and taste. And starting around $22 a day, they’re also quite affordable for a fresh-meal delivery service.
You can customize your menu online and you can also switch between diet plans whenever you want for not added charges.
So those are some of the most popular nation-wide diet delivery services right now.
You can also find local diet delivery services. However these tend to be much more expensive as they don’t get the food discounts that the larger services do (since the larger services buy in bulk).
Is a Diet Delivery Service Right For You?
Well, this depends.
If you’re like me and have tried to diet on your own for years – only to fail miserably, then yes, a diet delivery service might be just what you need to lose the weight for good.
If you don’t have a lot of time to spend making special weight loss meals every night – then a diet delivery service is also a good choice.
If however you like making different meals and experimenting in the kitchen with new low calorie meals, then you may want to go the Do-It-Yourself route as far as weight loss.
If you have a lot of food allergies and you need very specific diet meals, then as far as I can tell, you may have to do-it-yourself as well. This is because there aren’t tons of great options for people with a lot of food allergies (although there are some – Bistro MD comes close).
It really depends on your, your time constraints and your budget.
But the good news is that diet delivery is becoming more mainstream as people just don’t have the time to make weight loss meals for themselves anymore.
And with more people doing it – prices are much more affordable than they used to be.
The food is also much better as services compete amongst each other.
So if you want to get the edge when losing weight, you might just want to consider using one of these services!