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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
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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'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."

  • 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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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


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


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


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


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


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


Both my husband and I did this diet for a couple of months last year. We started with the 1600 cal/day meals, and then reduced our intake to 1200 cal. It worked very well. The food is really delicious.

My only complaint is that meals are somewhat heavy on the starches, so last year, I did my own plan and continued losing weight but even faster. It takes a lot of planning to prepare meal plans researching calories, and buy just what you need, but it worked better. We eat less bread/pizza/potato and more fish, salads, vegetables.

We are back on this diet after the holidays because we still like it to start; portion control is great.

The plan is not that expensive if you count not only what you would have to buy at home to prepare your own meals, but also the expense to go out to eat, and the wine we were drinking. We are actually saving money.

We don't get the meals delivered, though. They have convenient pickup locations (ours is 2 miles away), and that saves $30/week per person.

I would recommend this plan for those who have any of the following situations: are busy, don't like to cook, can afford it, want to eat balanced meals without having to plan.

posted Jan 31st, 2009 2:02 pm


The first time I tried DTG I lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks. (Low carb.) I'm back on it, and it's much like I remember. The entrees are pretty good and selection is good. As has been mentioned previously, lots of zucchini/squash/bell pepper sides. The veal (!!!) I had today was the worst so far. Nice to have eggs, sausage, etc. for breakfast. I do add low carb snacks (purchased elsewhere) to supplement. so far I'm down 2 pounds in 5 days. On a scale of 1-10, meals range from 5-8. delivery has been perfect, with all meals accounted for. All-in-all, a great way to lose weight without lots of shopping and meal preparation. I purchase 3 meals/day, 7 days/week for $156 delivered to my gym. Highly recommended.

posted Jan 7th, 2009 4:01 pm

A Nonny Muss

The food is too salty.

posted Jan 6th, 2009 3:51 pm


The food tastes wonderful. In eight weeks, however, I never received everything they were supposed to send. This last week ten items were missing, and they won't send them to you, just give a refund. I wish they were reliable because I LOVED the food/menus.

posted Dec 20th, 2008 6:43 pm


I have been on the low carb program for about 5 days. Overall I like it. I decided to try the full brkfst, lnch, din, until I lose my first 15 lbs. Then I will switch to lunch and dinners only.

I would say that so far, I like 85% of the food. The sauces are tasty. But like some people have complained, the vegetables can be watery. They use a lot of califlower and green/red bell peppers. The chicken and fish dishes are the best so far.

I have lost 3 lbs so far, but it could be water weight.

posted Dec 13th, 2008 10:47 am


Im going to try the program. Im nervous about whether or not I'll like the food. Ive seen mixed reviews here. The customer service guy was friendly but a little bit made me concerned about giving a stranger my credit card number because it sounded like he was in his living room.

posted Dec 6th, 2008 11:21 pm


In my 3rd week and so far I have been very impressed. The food is a lot better then I thought it would be and I love the convenience. The breakfasts are mostly bagels and muffins, wich is dissapointing. But the price is great and the other companies that offer more deluxe breakfasts with more snacks are pricier. I would recommend this plan without hesitation.

posted Nov 30th, 2008 10:19 pm


Excellent fresh food, very tasty!. I am on the 1200 cal VEG diet, losing weight slowly but steadily.
Really nice people to deal with, mine is mail order and has to travel 3000 miles to me and is always ice cold/frozen. Lots of variety, fresh made, and I am never hungry. Easy to take lunches to work: everyone is jealous!

posted Oct 29th, 2008 2:28 pm

CP Davis

I started Diet to Go over the summer, but due to financial constraints and work related travel, I stopped in early August. After gaining back the 10 lbs I lost in July using the program, and joining a gym, I decided I needed to get back with the program. The great thing is they automatically substitute for my food allergies and having done a complete 5 week cycle, I know what items I don't like. I highly recommend it to anyone who is not feeding a family as the cost for me equals what I spend trying to buy a healthy variety of food at the grocery.

posted Oct 22nd, 2008 10:30 pm


Followup to earlier comment. I've now been on Diet-to-Go (Low-Fat Plan, Mail-Order) for over three months, and have lost 16 pounds. Substituted the meals I didn't care for with meals I like. They've had a slight price increase plus I pay a bit more because I substitute many meals due to my personal taste, but now that I have the menu how I want it I look forward to meals, and feel like I have my own personal chef. Any errors with meals (at the beginning) or problems with shipping have been remedied immediately, and credit applied promptly. Definitely recommend DTG.

posted Sep 15th, 2008 9:00 am


I love this diet "BUT" ..... I don't seem to be losing much weight. :( Has anyone else had this problem with this diet? Hints? Thanks & best of luck!

posted Aug 14th, 2008 10:04 am


I just LOVE Diet To Go! It's so convenient and tastes wonderful! I've learned which meals are my favs and simply substitute them for ones that are excellent, but just not my favorite type of food. The Ham Salad, Ham & Cheese and Tuna Melt lunches are delicious! The dinners ...... Whitefish Parmesean, Barbecue Chicken, Spaghetti pie, Chicken Pizza ..... all DELICIOUS! This is the most convenient and tastiest diet I've EVER done in my 40+ years. I "have" to lose weight for health reasons and am so thankful that this service is available. Yes, it's costly, "but" if you factor in your time and the cost of gas to go grocery shopping and then cook ..... it's so worth it! :) Best of luck! You will LOVE this diet. :)

posted Jul 29th, 2008 10:34 pm


I've been on the program for a few weeks. It has been pretty good. I don't do the breakfasts, but the lunches and dinners have been great. Much better than a lean cuisine. You can get the program online or you can e-mail the guy I got it from if you're in the D.C./NOVA area. His name is Jeff and his e-mail is

posted Jun 29th, 2008 5:50 pm


Ending my third week on this plan. First week was great, second a little less so, this last week was tough. Not a fan of many of the seasonings and sauces so have requested several replacement meals for the future. Weight has dropped but many meals tossed this last week. Trying to hang in for one full menu cycle and then decide whether to continue.

posted Jun 26th, 2008 8:29 am


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