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Diet to Go

Are you too busy to cook for yourself? Look no further.

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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
  • Get started by saving with these Diet to Go Coupons
BACKGROUND

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.

IN-DEPTH REVIEW

DietsInReview.com's Chief Mom, Carmen Staicer, spent two weeks using the Diet to Go meal delivery service.

Learn more about her experience with the Diet to Go Frozen Meal Delivery.

"The first meal I sampled was turkey Salisbury steak with gravy, mashed potatoes, and whole green beans. I microwaved it and within five minutes I was sitting down to a hot, fresh, perfectly seasoned meal that completely satisfied me. It was filling, and in fact, I didn’t even finish the potatoes. My usual meal choices might involve a Lean Cuisine or other frozen meal, and I’m often left still hungry and scouring the kitchen an hour later. The Diet to Go meal removed that action from my life."

And hear about her experience with the Diet to Go Fresh Meal Delivery.

"I found the entire week of food to be outstanding in quality, taste and convenience. Many times, meals were accompanied by a piece of fresh fruit, a prepared yogurt smoothie, a roll, coleslaw, applesauce, or terra veggie chips. This truly led me to believe that if I were purchasing a week of food to be delivered to my house there would really be no need to visit the grocery – literally everything is contained in one inclusive package."

Get the final word on Diet to Go in Carmen's overview of both programs.

"I give Diet to Go two thumbs up. It’s a delicious, convenient, non-stressful way to plan your meals and stay within your selected calorie range."

PRO
  • 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
CON
  • 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
DIET and NUTRITION

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.

EXERCISE

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.

CONCLUSION

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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Male user

Despite what they tell you, male users, be aware that you are second-class citizens to Diet To Go. My food pick-up location was a women's gym, and despite my concerns about it, they assured me that there would be no problem picking up my meals. Everything went smoothly for a few weeks, but yesterday I was asked to leave the gym and wait outside for someone to bring me the meals. A complaint to Diet-To-Go yielded a response that "in a couple of months, we'll have a new location you can go to" and no apology for the treatment -- on the contrary, they justified it as appropriate. So men, be prepared to be mistreated, despite the hefty price tag. I'd recommend another program if you value your dignity.

posted Apr 30th, 2010 10:38 am


Shirley Turnbo

This is only my first full day on the plan. Dinner last night, good. Today, breakfast, different - Veggie for breakfast and omlet, good.

posted Apr 17th, 2010 12:31 pm


denise

The food is so good. I was sort of proud that I am eating nutrionally sound food and it is good. Lost 73 pounds! I have tried the low-carb, the low fat 1200 and the low fat 1600. The 1600 was a lot of food, now I am back to 1200 calories. My principal at my school got me on it and she has lost about 100 pounds. Everyday she comes in with her meals and she sometimes brag on what she has to eat. I went away for a while, but now I am back to eating healthy way with Diet to Go. It will probably be the thing that will help me most over the long haul. I am on 5 day now but will switch to 7 day in a week or so. The food is wonderful.

posted Apr 8th, 2010 6:22 pm


Nick M.

I lost 23 pounds on nutrisystem. it was a miserable experience adding water to the cardboard-tasting food..yuck! had a baby. need to lose those 23 again plus 10. was about to got back to NS but saw diets-to-go. Website was terrible..but i thought i'd give it a try. On the 1200 low-fat menu - Fabulous food, fast delivery, keeps me full all day. Lost five pounds without torturing myself emotionally. costs more than NS but then NS made you buy all this supplemental food...I will continue with DTG until I reach my goal. 5 stars for food quality and taste - 3 stars for website (needs to be revamped).

posted Apr 5th, 2010 12:45 am


Barb

Poor customer service. The food is to salty raised by bp. Can't get anyone to respond to e-mail or phone calls.

posted Mar 23rd, 2010 3:55 pm


Michelle

I love this diet. I am using the low carb and I have only been on it for a week and i haven't had one bad meal yet. I've lost 5 pounds in the first week. I don't know why the review of the diet says that you have to add your own veggies, The low carb portion has veggies for every meal including breakfast. Very healthy and very filling. Ive never eaten so many vegetables in one day before!

posted Mar 9th, 2010 3:00 pm


justinnerd

I've always been skeptical of the diet meal delivery services, so when I saw Diet to Go I wasn't impressed, but when a friend recommended it I agreed to try it for a week. Well, now I'm on week 5 and still going strong. The food is surprisingly good even for a picky eater like me. The packaging needs some improvement in terms of identifying everything, but other than that is has been awesome. I'm down 10 lbs. and I have more energy than I've had in a long time. I notice that when I have a cheat day where I eat bad food I feel so terrible... I never realized how much better I would feel by eating more balanced healthy meals. On my way to running a 5k! I'm stoked!!

posted Feb 22nd, 2010 4:14 pm


bridget

I just started the DTG program today...and so far both of the meals are FANTASTIC. I normally do the lean cuisine or smart ones for lunch, but today i had DTG Mexican pizza and rice...very good. Apple pancakes and soy sausage (im doing the vegetarian plan) for breakfast was awesome as well. So far so good! lovin it.

posted Jan 22nd, 2010 1:33 pm


Ally

I tried the traditional, 1200 cal plan for 2 weeks and then switched to the veg. 1200 (just started) b/c I felt the traditional was a bit too heavy on the carbs and I didn't care for some of the food choices. So far I'm enjoying the veg options. It's quick and easy as I'm on the go so much. I found the first few meals I was starving and as I became use to the meals, my stomach shrank and I wasn't able to finish the portions. Make sure you're drinking lots of water and you can add some fruit or nuts to the mix, too. Just be smart about it. Good luck to all!

posted Jan 12th, 2010 9:05 pm


Meredith

I was on Diet to Go for several months, and I definitely lost weight when I stuck to the program. The vegetarian plan had delicious food and lots of variety, unlike other meal delivery plans. I used the local pickup option (DC area) and the food was fresh and wonderful! I highly recommend Diet to Go.

posted Jan 5th, 2010 11:21 pm


sherry

So far so bad....bad directions on heating and the food will help loose weight...because of the taste:>(
Really disappointed thus far will comment later in week
Only positive was the customer service.

posted Jan 5th, 2010 8:05 pm


claudia

I have to say that on a scale of 1-10, I give diets to go between 8.5-9. I have only been onthe diet for two weeks and lost about 3lbs. That's my fault ,(not exercising enough) not the meal plan. I've been on the low fat traditional plan. The food has been quite tasty and not salty for me, as other have said. It does seem to be heavy on the carbs. The only negative I can say is sometimes the bread on the sandwiches are slightly soggy since everything is frozen. Delivery has been great the staff during the purchase process was very cordial and food is packed with great care. This diet plan is worth a try. I want try the low carb diet next

posted Nov 12th, 2009 10:50 pm


MaryAnn

I tried this and was very pleased with the food choices and the meals themselves. Diet-to0Go does a very nice job and makes successful dieting almost painless.

posted Oct 26th, 2009 8:49 pm


Justin

I'm a big fan of their food. I recommend it to just about everyone that wants to lose weight but isn't good at controlling portion size. That is the hardest part about dieting in my experience.

posted Oct 15th, 2009 4:53 pm


Marie

I've been on 1200 calorie Diet-to-Go for 3 months. I've lost a total of 23 lbs. I have exercised strenuously at least 5 days a week during this period. An important note, I am very sensitive to sodium which typically causes water retention. This has been apparent with other diet programs; however, with Diet-to-Go, I have had no water retention at all. I'm going to continue until I reach my goal. The cost is worth it to me.

posted Aug 4th, 2009 12:43 pm


tonya

It's only my first week and I like it. I'm ecstatic that the food is preseasoned. I don't add anything to it. The food looks awesome and is fresh. I only get 5 days so that I can mix in other meals from my home. It's a great balance. I was on a 7 day plan with another diet company. I found that dinner parties and cravings made me lose money because I didn't eat the diet plan food. I also change the meals around. I usually get 2 or 3 days of food. I may have Friday's dinner on Wednesday and it allows for substitution of whole meals. It's awesome.

posted Jul 8th, 2009 7:30 am


Yiannis

I'd give them 4/5 stars. The structuring of the meals help, most of their foods taste well, their customer service is very good and they issue refunds for the rare meal lost.

I've been on their programs on and off for years and overall have lost about 60 pounds. More recently I lost 23 pounds in four months by strictly adhering to their 1600 calorie low-fat program.

The only reason I won't give them their 5th star is that their foods contain needless white breads and potatoes that could be easily substituted with lower-calorie higher-protein content foods.

People who pay $20 per day for gourmet meals want maximum results with minimum hunger and substituting their starches with proteins would be a welcome change. Then again, they do have a meal substitution plan in which you can replace 5 of your least favorite meals with 5 of the most favorite ones.

posted Jul 6th, 2009 1:15 pm


CLD

This is my second week of the DTG plan. Out of all the meals I've had, I only disliked the meatloaf. The black bean soup was on the edge of me disliking it because I am not a fan of green pepper and onion. It had too many of them and it was a bit salty. After my first week, I dropped 8 pounds. I am trying to lose 20 lbs. I almost 1/2 way there.

Love the plan. Love the food. Especially since I don't have to cook!!!

posted Mar 19th, 2009 7:02 pm


Change4me

I am finishing my first week of foods from diet to go. I am very pleased with the freshness of the meals and the variety. I am somewhat disappointed with the breakfast since they are mostly muffins and bagels. The price is a little high when adding in shipping, but I feel that the convenience is well worth the extra $20. I have recommended it to several of my co-workers. It is a great program for singles or busy working people who don't have much time to plan balanced meals.

posted Mar 10th, 2009 4:29 pm


Cate

I'm on my fourth day of the low-carb, 3 meals a day, 7 day plan. The food is very good but very, very salty. I happen to LOVE salt. However, these meals back to back are even too salty for me. Instead of looking forward to my next meal, I'm dreading the salt. Most all the meals are seasoned the same so you are eating the same flavors over and over. Aside from that, the food is actually very good. Only one bad meal. I'm going to stick with it for two weeks, then try another service (only because I'm dreading the salty meals)

posted Mar 10th, 2009 12:01 pm



 

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