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Diet to Go

A leading meal delivery diet with a new approach to its healthy menu offerings.

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  • Established: 1991
  • Founder: Hilton Davis
  • Headquarters: Lorton, VA
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: Food delivery, low-fat, low-carb, vegetarian
  • Gender: Male and female

It's no wonder we struggle to maintain our weight. With busy work, family and social commitments, our chaotic lifestyles leave us little time to plan and prepare healthy meals. As a result, weight loss and health become less of a priority. Diet to Go offers the solution to finding the balance between your hectic life and desire to eat nutritious meals. Diet to Go is a delivery service that offers delicious meals, either via a fresh delivery or frozen delivery.

With the Diet to Go meal delivery plans, there are three options to choose from. Whether you choose the low-fat, low-carbohydrate or vegetarian meal plan, there is a 100 percent guarantee that you will be satisfied with your food. Diet to Go has been helping people lose weight for over 20 years and the plans are customizable to fit your schedule and budget. The goal of Diet to Go is to provide fresh and healthy food in the proper portion sizes that is delicious and makes weight loss easy. Within the three different meal plans, you can also choose to do fresh local pickup if it is available in your area, or simply have it delivered via FedEx. The low-fat meal plan is the most popular of the meal plans while the low-carb plan is slightly more expensive.

  • Provides a structured eating plan for busy people
  • Meets broad nutritional standards
  • Supports efforts for weight loss
  • Offers convenience
  • Broad selection in menu choices, including vegetarian and low-carb
  • Shipping available nationwide for frozen meals
  • Competitively priced
  • Fresh service limits any need for grocery shopping
  • Variety of pricing structures to meet your schedule and budget
  • You won't feel hungry
  • May not be cost effective for entire families
  • Must provide own fresh vegetables with the frozen delivery option
  • Fresh delivery not available in all areas

This Virginia-based company has cut out all the usual diet work of counting calories and carbs and simply delivers meals to your home that meet your dietary needs, be it reduced-fat, low-calorie, low-carb or even vegetarian.

Diet to Go offers meals that meet the guidelines of the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association, maintaining standards with low-fat, low-sodium and low-cholesterol meals.

Diet to Go works to help you lose weight without the complications of meal planning and cooking. The meal plans are based on research and eliminate the need to count calories. If you find there is a meal that you don’t care for, you can fill out a substitution form to have a different meal sent on your next order. For the low-fat menu option, you can choose from a meal plan that offers 1,200 or 1,600 calories daily. These meals are low in sodium and include all of your fruits, vegetables and condiments. Some of the low-fat menu items you can choose from include:

  • Harissa Salmon
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Chicken Parmesan
  • Curry Shrimp
  • Italian Meatballs

The low-fat vegetarian meal plan is great for those that prefer to leave meat out of their diet. This type of menu helps keep your eating healthy while being satisfying and giving you the essential protein your body needs. As with the low-fat meal plan, the vegetarian plan offers 1,200 and 1,600 calorie options. The vegetarian meal plan does contain dairy and eggs so it wouldn’t be suitable for those that eat a vegan diet. These meals are low in sodium and include fresh and natural ingredients. Some of the vegetarian meal options you have to choose from are:

  • Vegetarian Burrito
  • Black Bean Chili
  • Chana Masala
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Armenian Stew

The last meal plan option is the low-carb plan. This plan offers five weeks of menus of freshly prepared food with no additives. Instead of counting calories each day, these meals are measured by their level of net carbs. With this meal plan, you will consume 30 net carbs each day, receive all of the sides and condiments you need and be following an Atkins style low-carb program. Diet to Go takes all of the guess work out of losing weight. Some of your sample meals with the low-carb program are listed below.

  • Chicken Italiano
  • Herbed Catfish
  • Chicken Alfredo
  • Beef Pot Roast
  • Cod Loin with Lemon Herb Sauce

If you are receiving the fresh-prepared meal, you'll find little need to go to the grocery store, as the meals come accompanied by generous portions of fruits, vegetables, smoothies, bread or rice, and other sides.

If you are receiving the frozen meal service, you will want to compliment each meal with the healthy sides of your choosing.


Diet to Go focuses on the meal portion of a healthy lifestyle so there are no specific exercise recommendations provided. There are some articles available through the Diet to Go blog that can help guide your fitness and exercise to work well with the meal plan for maximum results.


As with any meal delivery service, it may be a financial extravagance for some. However, compared to its competitors and for the quality of the product, Diet to Go is reasonably priced.

Whether using Diet to Go to help you manage your own weight loss goals, or seeking it as a solution to provide your family more balanced and varied meals, this meal delivery program provides a well-structured, tasty, variety that supports your goals.

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diettogo, diet 2 go, diet-2-go, deit to go, diets to go




A sampling of feedback and experiences shared by our community.

The food was way better than what I had anticipated. I’m really glad that DTG is very affordable. I can finally experience a meal replacement program that consists of real food. -- Jemay Cinco

I was not disappointed. I real like the meal selections. Works great for me. -- FITGURL

I have really enjoyed just about every single meal I have had this week … I lost 1.5 pounds in 3 days and I love the convenience. I would recommend to anyone sitting on the fence. -- Jenny

Well-balanced meals that are extremely convenient. I can't figure out how they manage to keep the vegetables so fresh, though they do. -- Lori Jo Vest

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I'm calling tidy to stop the frozen low-carb plan after 4 weeks. I had the 15 meals a week plan and did lose 10 pounds, but except for the breakfasts, the food was pretty bad. In my month, I found about 1/3 of the meals to be decent, another 1/3 to be tolerable, and 1/3 to be bad news. On the low-carb plan, if you don't like a food, you can substitute but the substitution has to be another food from the same week. So, you found yourself eating a lot of the same food all the time. I don't mind paying for quality. I just wish there was a low carb alternative out there that was good. I'll go back to cooking my own food on the Atkins plan. Cooking 3 times a day gets old but at least I enjoy eating it!

posted Feb 15th, 2012 4:11 pm

Theresa Dudley

I had the frozen delivery plan. 50% of the meals tasted terrible. The frozen vegetables are inedible. Anything that was Asian or Indian tasted horrible. I terminated the program after 4 weeks and that was only because I had surgery and needed prepared meals. I do not recommend the frozen delivery plan.

posted Feb 4th, 2012 12:34 am


I ate a week's worth of Diet to Go low carb frozen meals and kept track of the quality. I found 36% of meals were in the fair/poor quality category while 64% were in the good or excellent category. For me, that is not high enough to garner an "I like it" recommendation. I had the 5 day/3meals a day plan and breakfasts were the best meals. Considering the prices,the quality should be vastly improved. During the two days I was not eating the Diet to Go meals I was on an Atkins induction plan. I did lose over 5 lbs this week so that does say something positive. The foods arrived on time and were nicely frozen. I did not like the fact that the individual packages of food did not list the nutritional information. In fact, the names on the individual packages often did not correspond with the what was listed on the menu so in order to get the nutrition content, I had to go to the website and look at the pictures to decide which meal I had eaten, and then click on that picture to get the calories and carbs and other nutrition info. That was a huge and unnecessary hassle. I am going to continue with the plan only for a few more weeks. My husband has to travel for business and I don't like to cook for just me. But when he returns, I will opt out of the plan. It's too bad because I really wanted to like it.

posted Jan 18th, 2012 5:39 pm


This is day 3 so I'm still not giving diet-to-go a thumbs up or down rating. I'll do that after one week. So far, my spouse and I have consumed 11 meals and have rated each with ratings of excellent, good, fair, or awful. Percentage-wise we have eaten 64% good/ excellent meals but 34% fair/awful. Number wise, 4 were excellent considering they are frozen diet meals and 3 were good. One meal was fair, meaning that itnwasnedible but notntasty. Three meals weremdownrightnawful, meaning that we were notmablemtomfinish eating them and unbeaten portions were fed to the dog. How long would the frozen diet meals that can be purchased in the supermarket stay in business if 34% of the meals were either inedible or just barely tolerable?

posted Jan 14th, 2012 12:21 am


probably the better or best of all the delivery meal services out there.

posted Jan 13th, 2012 8:12 pm


This is day two on the low carb plan of Diet-To-Go. I was looking forward to the pork chop breakfast as I love pork chops. This pork chop was so dry it could not even be swallowed and therefore was fed to my dog. I ended up making myself a poached egg. As I said, yesterday, I'm giving this plan a week but may cancel if things don't improve. So far, I have eaten 4 meals. One was very good, one was ok, and two were so dry as to be inedible and I am far fram a picky eater. One of the inedible meals was mispackaged (called beef casserole when it was Chicken Roma) so the company loses points for packaging mistake also!

posted Jan 12th, 2012 5:14 pm


This is day one and so far only one of the three meals was good (breakfast quiche). The salmon was ok but I could not discern a drop of the advertised "creamy dill sauce" and the third meal was mispackaged. It was listed on the plastic wrapping as beef casserole but it was horribly dried chicken instead. I found its picture on the web site and saw that it was really chicken Roma (extremely bad news). I'll try this for a week and will hope the other meals are improvements. I've tried Nutrisystem in the past and it was horrible so if this doesn't improve, I'll go back to Jenny Craig and see if they have a low carb option, which is the diet to go plan I am on now. One always had snacks and desserts with Jenny and this diet to go plan not only does not provide those, but also makes no suggestions about what you can have to supplement your meals, such as a low carb dessert. I went online and found a recipe for chocolate bark ( on Atkins site) so I made that. I know I've had very few calories today so the chocolate bark will be guilt free!

posted Jan 11th, 2012 11:38 pm


Really wanted to try Diet To Go for my husband and I, and was prepared to make a long-term commitment, but after several unsuccessful attempts, I'm going to pass. Even though it clearly states on their website that the delivery orders have to be in by Tuesday at noon for delivery on Wednesday/Thursday they seem to always be out of meals by Monday AM. They are just way too unorganized for me, and by the sound of other reviews, that is a common issue with Diet To Go. The whole point of a meal delivery plan is dependability and not having to worry about GETTING the meals. I'm going with a more professionally run program.

posted Jan 2nd, 2012 8:40 pm


Meals were surprisingly filling and satisfying, good flavor. I usually add a salad on the side.

posted Nov 21st, 2011 8:51 pm


I thought the Diet-to-Go food was fairly good except I don't tolerate spicy food that well. But then I read the NUTRITIONAL values! I couldn't believe it! The total FAT, CHOLESTEROL SODIUM, CARBOHYDRATES & SUGAR IS OFF THE CHARTS!!

I compared the stats of one of their lunches (Wahoo fish burger from their low-fat menu) to a McDonalds Double Cheeseburger, and the McDonalds had less calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar & sodium! Most of the Diet to Go meals have unhealthy values in their low-fat traditional and low-carb menu plans.

I'm going to look for healthier altenatives.

posted Nov 16th, 2011 8:11 am


It's ok, nothing to rave about. I asked for substitutions, and did not receive them even though I received a confirmation email saying they would change out the meal. I just received my last delivery today. Very expensive.

posted Nov 9th, 2011 2:06 am


This is my first time trying diet to go. I'm 5'2 and 147lbs. I am on the low carb mail order plan and lost 1 1/2 pounds in one week! The meals taste good and are the perfect size. I often find myself full without eating the entire meal!

posted Oct 26th, 2011 2:56 pm


This is my second go around with Diet to Go - the first was a few years ago, and this time around I see major improvement in the packaging and the taste of the food. I think the breakfasts and dinners are DELICIOUS - and most of the lunches, are, too - if you find something you just don't like, they allow you to substitute those meals for others that you do enjoy - free of charge. I love the convenience and completeness of the plans (I am on the 3 meals per day, 7 day plan) - would not trade it for anything!!!!!!

posted Sep 25th, 2011 8:44 pm


I've been on this program for a week. I was a little hesitant and first because - let's face it, what have I not tried? This plan is great. I am on the 1200 cal/day 7 day a week plan. Every meal is filling and tastes great. I'm lucky enough to live where I can pick up the delivery on my way home from work. Each meal is well packed, with cooking instructions on each. Customer service is great as well. I travel for work and already had to adjust my delivery schedule. I received not only an automated response but a personal response as well. Well worth the money for me.

posted Aug 6th, 2011 7:48 pm


I'm a very picky eater and tried the 1200 calorie plan. After 6 months I was down 30 pounds. The food was tasty and I wasn't hungry. I would recommend it.

posted Aug 2nd, 2011 3:09 pm


The foods were tasty, but I only liked the no carb diet not the low fat. See which works best for you because the menus are pretty different. There are no snacks, but the meals are hearty. Picking up the food from a local gym was a little bit of a hassle. I enjoyed the food, but found myself getting a little bored with the foods, though they seem to have the second most variety of the plans I've tried (Fresh Diet and Healthy Bites). Price is pretty good (cheaper than the others), but less food. I have yet to lose any weight on the plans so I'm trying a new one.

posted Jul 18th, 2011 9:26 pm


I really wanted this to work. It is too hit and miss for me. Some of the food combinations (mainly the side items) are just weird and a couple actually got a gag reflex out of me. some of the dinners are fantastic...some are disgusting. The real reason I am canceling is because of the quality of the food. They send V8 juice and that is supposed to count as a vegetable? highly processed! Also, their sandwhiches for lunch are ALWAYS soggy and it is SO gross. They already assembe the sandwhiches so you cannot take them apart and heat the bread separately. ugh......

posted Jul 15th, 2011 10:32 am


If you havent signed up, they will be as helpful as can be. Before signing up, I inquired about the plans and was helped. I hung up and signed up on line. However, immediately after signing up, I called back to customer service and suddenly no one could help me. I just kept getting tranferred to a recording. I did order one week of food (5 day plan). When I picked it up (I did local pick up) it was a mess. The trays were flipped over therefore the food had become messy in the trays (it is refridgerated not frozen for local pick up). The instructions are very vague on most of the foods. I didnt realize it until I ordered it, but when I went to see what was in the food I was eating, the ingredients weren't listed on the package.

I ordered week 5. I requested substitutions. Apparently, I had been looking at week 1 when I asked for the substituitions. Instead of the company letting me know I had ask for substitutions for the week I wasnt even ordering for, they just ignored my request. This error easily could have been prevented. The customer service said that they dont have anough time to look at all there online orders. This problem can be easily fixed simply by sending a confirmation email to the customer. Now, they do send a confirmation email out, but as others have said, It does NOT specify any information such as what you ordered or the substitutions requested. Then when you sign in to your account on their website the ONLY information provided is how long you have been a customer.

I am lactose intolerant and WARNING the food is way too cheesy. (I ordered the vegetarian plan). The food isnt as great as all these people are making it souond. However, I agree that it is better than most microwave food. I certainly would have lost weight...because after two bites I couldnt force myself to eat anymore!

This plan could work for some but Id rather cook my own meals then waste money on food that isnt good.

And if customer service cant help or give straight answers.... I dont waste my time. It is NEVER a good sign. It proves they are more interested in getting you signed up rather than keeoping a satisied customer. (very dumb on there part since sastified customers would keep ordering!)

posted Jul 8th, 2011 6:44 pm


The dinners were okay, the soggy lunches were not. Not worth the money.

They also expect you to throw away the styrofoam cooler it comes in every week.

posted Jul 3rd, 2011 9:41 pm


Food is pretty delicious so far. Very uncomplicated. Makes my day much easier being able to just cook for a few minutes then eat a full, balanced meal. Its my first week having the meals delivered, but overall its saving me money and health by allowing me to no longer go out to eat for most of my meals. My only issue so far is that the ingrediants are mostly healthy, but there are some perservatives etc in the meals that arent good (high fructose corn syrup, for one).

posted Jun 30th, 2011 1:08 pm


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