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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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MrBig

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


Annie

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


Irene

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


Irene

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 unprofessial....it 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


jill

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


Donna

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


CJS

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


Kathy

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


Karyn

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


Mark

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


CJS

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


Angie

I've been on Diet 2 Go now for 15 days and so far I've lost 6 pounds. In my opinion the food is very tasty. You have to have an open mind on some of the dishes if you aren't used to gourmet food. It's perfect for my busy lifestyle having breakfast, lunch and dinner already prepared for me is wonderful.

posted Jun 17th, 2008 2:48 pm


Brin

We have been on this diet for 2 weeks. The first week, we tried to get through the flavorless and watery meals. The second week we began cheating more and more because we just couldn't stomach some of the entrees. Also, do not bother ordering breakfast unless you're so busy you can't toast a bagel. It's not worth the extra cost and the egg dishes are pretty nasty. The breakfast pizza was probably the best breakfast entree. Some things like the tuna melts were good for lunch. The dinners were just okay to bad. We actually think the food is worse than airline food. My husband has lost about 10 pounds, but that's because he basically threw away half of his meals. We ate salads in between with lemon juice just to have some substance. We're going to quit this week and eat Lean Quisine meals instead. This diet promises good food. We never felt like it was good. If you do go for Diets to Go, add salsa and tomato sauce to your grocery list. You'll need it.

posted May 13th, 2008 9:25 pm


Wandiki

The food is good, fresh and very well thought out. As always read the print and ask questions they tell you up front that your credit card will be charged weekly unless you call to stop the orders. I love it as a single woman with a very busy work and social schedule this is the answer for me. If I am going out to dinner I eat my dinner before I go and then only eat (pick) at a salade.

posted Apr 11th, 2008 3:19 pm


jenni

food is good, but be warned that they are repeat orders unless you cancel...i did not know and they charged my card over the limit and would not refund...difficult customer service


Anonymous

I have been using Diet to Go for about 4 months and love it. The food is pretty good (I have come to know things I don't like so I now put in substitution orders) and the convenience is the best. Portions are good - I do lunch and dinner 6 days a week and it costs $98 weekly.


Anonymous

medifast was the nastiest thing i have evr tried. the food is all soybased and it taste very gritty and chalky. if you can abandon your taste buds, go for it, but if not please don't. i stuck with it for 2 weeks and it was really depressing. the only thing that came close to being decent was the meal bars and you can only have one a day.


ael

I've been using Diet-to-go on and off for about two months. It's very convenient and the food is pretty tasty (especially the dinners.) Because of work and travel, I haven't been able to stick with the 7-day, three-meals-a-day plan so I go back and forth between the 5-day, two-meals-a-day Action Plan and just have the dinners. I am losing weight slowly (which is what I wanted) and feel a lot better too. I've learned a lot about portion sizes and eating better by being on this plan. The cost is reasonable for someone like me who is single and eats out a lot anyway. You do have to eat the food within about a week because it's all fresh, frozen food. I love to eat lots of different foods and I love gourmet and the Diet-to-go food is very tasty.



 

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