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The Fresh Diet

A fresh approach to meal-delivery diets

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  • Established: 2005
  • Founder: Zalmi Duchman
  • Headquarters: Surfside, Florida
  • Accessibility: Online ordering with daily or twice weekly delivery
  • Diet Type: Meal delivery
  • Gender: Male, female
BACKGROUND

The Fresh Diet is a local service that hails out of North Florida and serves the entire South Florida region. It bases its fresh-food delivery service solely on the Zone Diet by Dr. Sears, but is not in any way affiliated with the good doctor or his site. Instead, The Fresh Diet is, in effect, a kitchen that cooks and compiles the best of Dr. Sear's food ideas and ships them daily to the recipient. Nothing is ever frozen or vacuum-packed.

In order to make this service both healthy and affordable, the staff at The Fresh Diet have a roll-over plan that allows you to cancel a meal within 24 hours and to re-utilize it at a later date. Thus, if you have plans to leave town for a couple days, you won't lose out on your meal ticket, you will simply order two that would have belonged to the previous week and add them at a later date. A 24/7 concierge is always at your service to help with these last-minute change of plans.

Finally, in order to accommodate their client’s likes and dislikes, or food allergies, The Fresh Diet allows up to eight choices of "never serve me" foods for their Chef's Choice package, and an unlimited array of "I do not like" listings from their Premium Choice package.

The Fresh Diet began in Florida in 2005 and continues to grow. Almost like a caterer on steroids, The Fresh Diet ensures that you never have to suffer through a TV dinner or canned soup meal again. Additionally, since it is based on one of the most respected diet plans, more commonly known as a way-of-life eating plan, it ensures that you will obtain a full array of nutritional foods that are actually good for you. No more guessing at caloric intake or trying to figure out the percentage of carbohydrates versus proteins. This company balances each meal and snack according to the Zone Diet outlines.

PRO

The Fresh Diet is a progressive company that is growing rapidly. Their chefs strive to bring new recipe ideas to the table and compete with one another for the privilege of offering them on The Fresh Diet's refreshing menu.

  • Always fresh, never frozen or vacuum-packed food.
  • Three meals and two snacks delivered fresh daily.
  • Choose meals up to 31 days ahead or no less than 3 days prior.
  • Emergency 24-hour cancellation available through a personal concierge.
  • Personal diet counselors are at your service to help advise you concerning weight issues.
  • Recently expanded to serve more locations than just Miami
CON
  • At this time, only serving Miami, Chicago and Tri-State area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
  • This is a Gourmet Food service and is probably not a good option for a family situation
DIET and NUTRITION

The Zone Diet is a loud and proud proponent of the Omega-3 group of fatty acids, and their healthy benefits. Since Omega-3s are primarily found in fish oils, The Fresh Diet offers a wide array of fish, cooked to perfection by a group of chefs who enjoy cooking. Of course, they also offer steak or corned beef, but each dish is balanced with fruits, vegetables and snacks, designed for optimal nutrition. A small sampling of food choices are:

  • Crab Cake Drizzled with Chipotle Lime Sauce
  • Spicy Tilapia Steak, dressed with jerk rub & lime
  • Fruit Kabobs with Citrus Yogurt Dip
  • Smoked Salmon with eggs on whole wheat with chives and lemon balm
  • Avocado Swiss California Burger on Whole Wheat Bun
  • Exotic Fruit Salad with Fresh Mango, Papaya, Kiwi, Pineapple & Passion Fruit w/yogurt
CONCLUSION

The Fresh Diet is a big success in the limited area it currently serves. The very essence of its existence is that it provides fresh food within a defined delivery area, meaning that the food is not only the highest quality, but prepared with solid dietary foundations found within the Zone Diet. If this enterprising young business franchises, and keeps its quality and delivery viable enough to ensure freshness, it may very well be one of the best diet offerings to come along in a great while.

Common Misspellings

Frash Diet, Fresh Deit, Freshest Diet, Fresh Meals Diet


Related Diets: Dr. Sears Zone Diet, Bistro MD, Chefs Diet, Diet to Go, Medifast , Nutrisystem


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Brian Green

I am on the Fresh Diet in Los Angeles. I have been on the program for 3 weeks and absolutely love it. I would definitely recommend them.

posted Dec 13th, 2008 9:01 pm


Charles

WHAT A FANTASTIC WAY TO EAT HEALTHY! I have been on the diet for 10 days now and everyday I get a totally new menu for the day. And it is delicious. I would say that I would probably want a water bottle everyday to take to work but I usually just buy a case in the beginning of the week. PLEASE try this program it changed my life.

posted Dec 11th, 2008 8:59 pm


NYFoodie

Very good service. Easy to use website & great customer service.

posted Dec 11th, 2008 8:53 pm


Sandy Ram

Been on since October. Big Fan!

posted Dec 9th, 2008 1:48 am


David Blue

I am happy to see the 100% rating & happy to add to that. I live in Los Angeles & have been on the Fresh Diet a few weeks now. After trying many other fresh deliveries I think I finally found the best. Give them a try you wont be disappointed!

posted Dec 8th, 2008 1:13 pm


Sonja

The food is fresh and delicious. I live alone so it's hard to buy food for one person and not waste. I have lost 13 lbs in 1 month with a lot of new exercise. I like The Fresh Diet over others I have tried bc the food is not cooked to death and the variety is fantastic. I get fresh fruits and vegetables daily. I also like that there are 4 options for each meal, so I can select what travels well for work. I don't have a way to reheat my food. I renewed for another month. It is well worth the price. I had to get use to the small portions but my body has adjusted. I am no longer hungry between meals.

posted Dec 5th, 2008 10:57 pm


Alex Mcgraw

Have been on the program for 2 months, very good. Being in NY I also tried a few different programs. The Fresh Diet is at the top.

posted Nov 30th, 2008 6:55 pm


Brooke H.

I have been on The Fresh Diet for 3 weeks now. I live in Boca Raton. I love that I can choose my days & not have to get a delivery every day. Thank you Fresh Diet

posted Nov 18th, 2008 2:27 pm


Melissa Scharf

I am using The Fresh Diet in Los Angeles. I have tried many servies in my area and these guys are best by far. No other service gives me a choice but The Fresh Diet. Great service :)

posted Nov 4th, 2008 10:45 pm


LAel

I have been on the fresh diet for about 2 weeks and have loved the food--it's delicious and healthy, and I've already lost 6 lbs.

posted Oct 24th, 2008 12:14 pm


Art Mandel

I agree that The Fresh Diet is great. I live in Chicago & have tried Seattle Sutton and Nutrisystem. The Fresh Diet is delivers fresh daily instead of in the mail or picking up your food like the 2 others I tried. I would recommend them to anyone.

posted Oct 16th, 2008 12:18 pm


Stacy Freeman

I live in Miami Beach and was on The fresh Diet program last year. The program is great and the staff is very friendly & helpful. I lost 12 pounds and plan on using them again this January. Thank you Fresh Diet

posted Oct 7th, 2008 9:23 am


Alex Drexel

I have used The Fresh Diet in New York. The best part is that they have so many choices to choose from. What a great service!

posted Oct 5th, 2008 5:42 pm


Art

I have been with The Fresh Diet for 3 months now. After living in NY city & trying many other daily diet delivery services I think they are the best of the bunch.

posted Sep 15th, 2008 9:00 am


janie

i've been on the program for about a month and lost six pounds. the service and food are both great!!

posted Sep 8th, 2008 7:01 pm


Renai

I found a cheaper service that is organic & fresh...

posted Jul 3rd, 2008 12:57 pm


Anonymous

I agree with Chicago - many many kinks to be worked out! There were 2 of us on this. We recieved food that didn't match our orders; recieved food with another person's name on it; burned bread on a sandwich; crab sandwich with soggy (very) bread; food from the day before! (so much for the fresh part of Fresh Diet); and banana in my cottage cheese that had turned brown (no, I didn't order bananas in cottage cheese). Yes, I did recieve food that I actually ordered and was very tasty, but the bad totally out weighed the good. Chicago - get it together! I want someplace where I can order good food!

posted May 28th, 2008 12:19 pm


Not Anonymous - Larry David

Unlike Anonymous I love these guys. I was on Balance For Life in Chicago & they took it over in middle of my cycle. It is a huge improvement. Love the food & love that I can pick my meals online!

posted Mar 30th, 2008 3:05 pm


Anonymous

They just started this program in Chicago and they have not worked out the kinks yet. While the food tastes great, the company has not figured out how to properly use the zone diet plan, portion control or calorie count. Portions are way out of control. Sometimes you receive a giant piece of quiche, sometimes you only get a sliver. I would not do this if you are trying to loose just a few pounds because you wont. More of a maintenance diet than a diet to loose those last ten pounds. One week I actually received double portions by accident. Luckily, i realized it and only ate half and i didnt gain weight on it. Also, one of their sales staff resembles a used car salesman. You have to be able to keep track of your days and keep documentation. Make sure they dont renew your program without asking. I would be weary of this company. Overall, great idea...poor execution.


Miami Girl

Just Love it. The fact that I can choose my meals online and it comes fresh daily is amazing.



 

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