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Bob Evans Announces Mail Order Food Delivery

This week, Columbus-based restaurant and food products company Bob Evans, which runs 564 restaurants in 18 states announced that it is testing home delivery this holiday season and into 2012. The test menu will offer five frozen choices:

  • Homestyle breakfast, including bacon, sausage, hash browns and biscuits, serving between 12 and 15 for $77.95.
  • Farm-grill favorites with bratwurst and Italian sausage, serving between 12 and 15 for $95.
  • Savory dinner with a 3.5- to 4.5-pound turkey breast, meant for four to eight diners at $95.
  • Ham feast with a 8.5- to 9.5-pound spiral-sliced ham for between 12 and 15 at the table for $170.
  • Turkey feast with a 10- to 12-pound smoked turkey for 12 to 15 is $170.

If the test menu performs well, the company expects that it could be open to the public in time for Easter 2012. While it is hard to argue with the convenience of direct-delivery service, dietitians and nutrition experts have some concerns about the nutritional quality of the meals.

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Trim360 Meal Delivery Service to Close by End of 2011

In recent years the meal delivery segment within the diet industry has exploded, with more and more brands trying to break off their piece of the fresh-frozen pie. Some cater to customers on a national level, while others try to keep customers satisfied in their own backyards. While some have been around for decades, Trim360 came on the scene in 2006 and quickly became a popular choice for dieters. The DIR community gave it a 95% User Approval Rating, something brands with longer histories strive to have.

In a message to DIR on December 22 directly from Trim360’s Anna Rachman, RD, she let us know that Trim360 “will no longer be selling meal replacements,” a service that will end before the close of 2011.

However, it’s not a full closure for Trim360. Rachman assured there are plans to continue. “We are restructuring and will be an information web site providing nutrition advice by doctor and dietitian.” (more…)

Nutrisystem Success Launches Today

Nutrisystem sample foodsThe popular meal delivery program Nutrisystem will be launching a new program this evening, called Nutrisystem Success. Details of the program are still forthcoming, however, it appears that a major feature on the program will be improved physical activity plans and transition support. Nutrisystem Success focuses more on helping clients transition off the diet and maintain their weight loss. Sustaining weight-loss is often a weak point for meal delivery programs, because many people have a hard time continuing to make healthy choices once they stop receiving daily meals. The new program will also help clients exercise more, with “My Daily 3” personalized activity plans.

The company is also touting fresh-frozen Chef’s Table entrees, created by “award-winning” chefs. Meals will cost about $9.00 each, with over 130 options from which to choose. Meal replacement bars and shakes are a staple of the Nutrisystem’s weight loss plan, which has announced a newly re-formulated protein shake.

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NutriSystem Flex Offers Dieters A Flexible Meal Delivery Diet

For those who want to lose weight, but still enjoy some flexibility in your diet, NutriStystem Flex could be the answer for you. This new program from NutriSystem offers you five days of prepackaged meals each week. The other two days are your flexible days, making it the most convenient and lowest price program that NutriSystem offers.

On the days that you eat the prepackaged meals, you will be eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and a dessert. You can select your own meals, or choose to have some of the most popular items sent to you. A lot of the guesswork is eliminated because you will receive a Flex Meal Planner with your food. This planner will tell you what to eat, when to eat and how to balance NutriSystem meals with your own recipes.

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Zac Efron’s ZEN Diet

Zac Efron Meal Delivery DietIt looks like Hollywood heartthrob Zac Efron may be trying to lose weight, now that shooting for The Lucky One has wrapped. Besides getting a buzz cut, Efron gained about 18 pounds to play a veteran of the Iraq War. “I was just eating, eating, eating,” he said of preparing for the role.

Efron was recently spotted carrying a cooler bag from Z.E.N., a California meal delivery service that specializes in healthy and convenient diet plans. Z.E.N. offers several programs, including one for weight loss, one for maintaining a healthy weight, and a cleanse program for rapid weight loss. Z.E.N. stands for “Zero Effort Nutrition,” and provides its clients with three fresh meals per day, plus dessert and a snack. The company also offers a totally personalized program, so customers can tailor their diets to their tastes and needs.

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Nutrisystem’s Best Price in Years


The popular meal-delivery weight-loss system, Nutrisystem just announced their best price in years from now until the end of March. The discounts can be applied to all of Nutrisystem’s 28-day programs, including Nutrisystem Select, Nutrisystem Vegetarian, and Nutrisystem Advance Silver for people over 60.

Already one of the most economical choices in meal delivery plans, Nutrisystem has long been a trusted name in weight-loss. On this plan, you will eat between 1,200 and 1,500 calories per day, which will lead to weight loss at the healthy rate of one to two pounds per week. You will have nonperishable foods and “fresh frozen” meals delivered to your home. These foods should be supplemented with the fresh fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy products of your choice.

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Jenny Craig Metabolic Max Personalizes Your Diet Resolution

The wildly popular and well respected Jenny Craig has ventured out of the “one size fits all” diet realm. The Jenny Craig Metabolic Max Program offers a personalized plan suited to each individual’s metabolism.

With the Metabolic Max Program, you will enjoy the trademarked one-on-one support from Jenny Craig and Jenny’s Cuisine just like with the original Jenny Craig weight loss system. While on the program, you will eat three meals a day and one snack. The majority of the food you eat will be Jenny’s Cuisine, a prepackaged meal system that is brought right to your home.

What sets Metabolic Max apart is that it includes a BodyMedia FIT Armband and BodyMedia FIT Activity Manager. The BodyMedia FIT products allow you to better log your activity level, calorie consumption and calories burned.

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NutriSystem Offers New Frozen Fresh Food and Lower Prices

Just in time for healthy New Years Resolutioners who are ready to make 2011 the year they kicked those last 15 pounds or dropped numerous dress sizes, the weight loss program giant, NutriSystem has come out with a new line of fresh-frozen meals and lower prices on the weekly membership.

According to NutriSystem, these new changes are part of Nutrisystem’s Hooray You! New You Revolution initiative to empower and celebrate the success of its members. With these significant changes it will make Nutrisystem weight loss programs more accessible to a wider audience than ever before. The new Nutrisystem 28-day program will now include one-third frozen foods and two-thirds of pantry foods. Additionally, the program previously cost $399 per month and it will now cost $299, including an additional free week of pantry foods, a gourmet money back guarantee and free shipping. (more…)

Biggest Loser Meal Plan Gets a Tasty Makeover

The Biggest Loser Meal Plan is a meal-delivery service that provides you with convenient meals, delivered right to your door, so that you can eat and lose weight, just like the contestants from the hit weight loss reality series.

The plan, which used to be a joint production between the Biggest Loser nutrition experts and BistroMD, has switched kitchens and is now partnering with eDiets, a leading provider of personalized nutrition, fitness and weight-loss programs.

Anyone who has ever tried a meal-delivery diet knows that sometimes the food can taste fair, at best, but the chefs at eDiets are committed to making your weight loss journey a nutritious and tasty one. (more…)

Ten Pounds Lost in Six Weeks on Nutrisystem

For 16 weeks, Lori Jackson, a mom of three and grandmother to two, will be checking in with DietsInReview.com to share her personal experience with Nutrisystem. The good, the bad, and everything in between, see first-hand how the Nutrisystem program works.

Nutrisystem Week 8

I hope everyone had a cooler week. It has been a trying month for me with moving and a lot of other changes. One thing I changed was my address with the post office. Not knowing that Nutrisystem ships with UPS. Thus, my box of food did not get forwarded to me this month. I have not been able to check my mail to find that it was delivered via UPS. So I will go in search of my box of food tomorrow. But with that said I have been able to lose a couple pounds this month just eating regular food.  That gives me hope that when this trial period is over I will be able to maintain and even lose the weight that I still need to lose.

I have had to pick up my exercises in the evenings now because it is not so hot at work. That was a bit frustrating, for when I get home I am still just as tired but I am trudging through and making it fun.  It is so important to maintain your exercises while watching what you eat. (more…)