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eDiets

Online dieting started here. Choose from more than 20 diet plans.

QUICK FACTS Start the Diet Now Advertisement
  • Established: 1997
  • Founder: David R. Humble
  • Headquarters: Deerfield Beach, Florida
  • Stock Symbol: DIET
  • Accessibility: Online, meal delivery
  • Diet Type: Various
  • Gender: Male and female
  • Celebrity Endorsements: CeeLo Green
BACKGROUND

With constant evolution in the diet world, it can become quite complicated to find the right nutrition and fitness plan. Well, look no further than eDiets.com. For more than 10 years, these dedicated dieting experts have provided a place where you can quickly find the plan that's right for you, specifically created to your unique needs.

After completing a questionnaire, eDiets recommends a number of weight loss plans that fulfill the needs and goals you highlighted in your profile. eDiets features access to non-eDiets plans like the Mediterranean Diet as well as their own eDiets plans like the eDiets meal-delivery plan.

At eDiets.com, you'll find a variety of more than 20 popular plans like:

Bill Phillips For Life Diet: The Bill Phillips' Eating for Life Plan is based on four primary ingredients: the Right Foods, the Right Amounts, the Right Combos and the Right Times. When you combine these four ingredients you will have the right recipe to feed your body in a balanced, healthy, hearty, satisfying and effective way.

eDiets Weight Loss Meal Plan: A balanced approach to eating, providing 3 meals and 1 snack daily. Using familiar favorites, it never feels like a diet and is easy to follow. It helps teach lifelong eating habits based on portion sizes and moderation.

Mediterranean Diet: The Mediterranean plan will help you follow a diet similar to that traditionally found in the countries around the Mediterranean. This plan is rich in healthy fats from fish, olive oil, nuts and seeds, and you'll find plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables here, too.

Glycemic Diet: A healthy nutrition plan you can easily follow for life. It balances unrefined complex carbohydrates with lean protein and healthy fat to help you stabilize blood sugars and increase energy while losing weight.

Heart Smart Plan: Following guidelines from the American Heart Association, the Heart Smart Plan will provide a low cholesterol, low total fat and reduced sodium intake that is part of a heart-healthy meal plan.

Wheat-Free Diet: The Wheat-Free Meal Plan follows eDiets tried and true eDiets Weight Loss plan in providing three meals and one snack daily. It is customized to avoid products that contain wheat, while still providing balanced nutrients.

Low-Fat Meal Plan: A balanced meal plan that is low in fat by exchanging high-fat foods for lower-fat alternatives, while focusing on fresh preparation of grilling, baking or broiling.

Living with Diabetes Plan: A plan that provides consistent carbohydrates at each meal and snack to assist with management of blood sugars and diabetes.

Cholesterol Lowering Plan: A plan that provides a balanced and flexible meal plan that lowers your intake of high cholesterol foods while increasing your intake of fiber-rich foods with the goal of lowering your cholesterol levels.

High Fiber Plan: A plan that includes at least eight grams of fiber at each meal from whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables.

Hypoglycemia/Low Sugar Plan: A plan that provides a balanced, healthy meal plan that is low in sugar.

Healthy Soy Plan: A plan in which soy products will replace some, but not all, of the animal protein in your meal plan to help increase fiber intake and decrease saturated fat and cholesterol intake.

Vegetarian Plan: Following in the footsteps of the popular eDiets Weight Loss plan, the Vegetarian Meal Plan offers flexibility and convenience while excluding some or all animal products, depending on your preference.

Lactose-Free Plan: A plan that provides a balanced and flexible meal plan while eliminating dairy products.

Low Sodium Plan: A plan that provides a balanced and flexible meal plan, while reducing the intake of high-sodium foods.

eDiets Fresh Prepared Meals: eDiets own meal-delivery plan in which you choose your own foods and chef personally makes them for you. Meals are then delivered fresh to your door in an insulated cooler. Five-day and seven-day meal delivery options are available.

Biggest Loser Meal Plan: Eat like your favorite Biggest Losers with a five or seven-day meal plan delivered right to your door. Each The Biggest Loser Meal Plan is designed to provide you with balanced nutrition while serving up satisfying meals of lean proteins, smart carbs and nutrient-rich vegetables.

Seasonal Diet: A plan that provides the great tastes of summer combining fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole foods.

Plus, you'll have access to eDiets.com's roster of nutritionists, fitness experts, psychologists and more.

PRO
  • Plenty of diet plans to choose from
  • Menus are customized to your preferences
  • Online access is flexible
  • Access to nutrition and fitness experts
  • Online community with other like-minded dieters for support
  • Competitive prices
CON
  • Since eDiets makes money from various diet plans, there may an ethical concern over the diet that is recommended for you
DIET and NUTRITION

The diet and nutrition plan you follow while on eDiets will largely depend upon the diet you have selected to follow to meet your weight loss needs.

But as a member of eDiets.com, you will have access to eDiet.com's online support boards and live chats with nutritionists in addition to recipes, diet tips, menu planners and grocery lists.

Here are is a handful of diet plans and a description of their eating guidelines:

eDiets Deliciously Yours Program: A meal-delivery service that promises fresh food that you personally choose from its chef-created menu. Rather than receive a month's worth of food that can sit on your pantry shelves like other meal delivery services, Deliciously Yours delivers weekly. This ensures higher quality food that can be adjusted to your mood each week.

Mediterranean Meal Plan: A strongly endorsed way of eating that may help to reduce the risk of certain cancers and chronic disease. On the eDiets Mediterranean Meal Plan, you'll eat tons of veggies, fruits, fish, whole grains and of course, olive oil. Red meats, sugar, refined foods and heavily processed foods are avoided.

Wheat-Free Meal Plan: Great for those with Celiac Disease or an intolerance to gluten, this meal plan focuses on eating lots of lean proteins, veggies, fruit, eggs and gluten-free grains like brown rice and corn.

High-Fiber Plan: Your meal plan of 3 meals and 1 snack daily will help you consume at least 25 grams of fiber daily from whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. Based on the food pyramid, as well as recommendations from the American Heart Association, this diet provides 50-65% of your calories from carbohydrates, 20-25% of your calories from protein and less than 30% of your calories from fat. Be prepared to eat lots of veggies, whole grains and special add-in's like wheat germ and flax seed.

EXERCISE

Each of the eDiets meal plans come with free access to fitness information.

Animated tutorials, videos, targeted exercises based upon your weight loss and fitness goals, tools to track your performance progress,one-to-one fitness consultations and private at-home workouts or gym workouts are all available to you when you join eDiets.

Learn how to great abs in just two minutes of special workouts, learn the secret to great legs and a great butt, learn about the 10 fitness tips for beginners and much more through the comprehensive fitness tools with eDiets.

CONCLUSION

eDiets offers approximately twenty different digital diet plans, some of which eDiets has developed and some of which have been licensed from third parties.

Both the online and meal delivery subscribers have access to a wide array of support services, including access to registered dietitians, nutritionists, a fitness expert, interactive online information, online communities, articles, message boards and online meetings.

If you are lost in the world of diets, eDiets will help you find a diet that suits your lifestyle needs and weight loss goals.

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(Page 1 of 2, 25 total comments)

Tracie

As stated by others their customer service is TERRIBLE and their food is GROSS! I've wanted to sign up, several times, for their online program, but they absolutely REFUSE to let me speak with an RD before I do. Having several health concerns, I want to see how personalized the online diet plans can be before I sign up. That 's all I want to know yet they WILL NOT let me even email an RD to ask that 1 question. Now I'm trying to reach their corporate office to ask them but haven't gotten through to a live person after making FIVE calls. At this rate, their demise will be service related. You know what they say, "Give bad service and charge for it"!

posted Mar 20th, 2012 3:43 am


Jenny

I‚??m pretty unimpressed. I bought the 7 day package for prepared meals and called to make sure that my account wasn‚??t automatically recharged for a second week, as I‚??m sure many online providers do. The representative wasn‚??t very forth coming explaining how I would cancel the program and I was pretty disappointed with the overall design of the program. Very little upfront information and designed to make it as difficult as possible to cancel the program despite conscious inquiry. The representative didn‚??t even mention I had to cancel on and ONLY on Thursday, so I‚??m very happy I read over these reviews. If the plan had been more flexible, as opposed to feeling like a trap, I would have consider continuing with ediet.

posted Feb 22nd, 2012 3:10 am


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posted Sep 9th, 2011 12:46 am


Amanda D

This is an awful plan, there is no selection on their menu, you get charged $134 a week for 5 days worth of food that atse like flavored card board. Customer service is awful and will do anything to keep from refunding money.

posted Feb 22nd, 2011 6:41 pm


Dan

STAY AWAY! What they don't tell you about their meal plans and shopping list is that the recipes don't work together so you have to buy an ingredient just so you can use a tablespoon of it and never need it again. The meals don't work together and it will get VERY expensive to follow their recommended meal plans. They also make you sign a 3 month agreement (hidden in the fine print) and charge you a $25 early cancellation fee if you cancel early because you don't like their service. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCAM OPERATION!

posted Oct 17th, 2010 6:15 pm


FitN10

I love this diet. And customer service is very good.

posted Jul 29th, 2010 1:41 am


Eli

E-diets-----customer service is horrible. I signed up and had the service for one week. I know when I signed up it said if for any reason I was not satisfied I would be refunded. The customer service reps, and supervisors refused to issue any type of refund. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH COMPANYS SUCH AS E-DIETS WHO HAVE TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE

posted Jan 5th, 2010 12:56 pm


Ann

I looked at the website too and didn't get any response when I wanted to so I went to Marilyn's Plan and bought her book. I absolutely love it. For the first two weeks I walked around with my jaw on the ground. I just couldn't believe I was on a diet and it was actually working. It is really easy too.

posted Sep 13th, 2009 11:24 am


morenomili

i followed ediets back in 2001 and i fell in love with it...back then they only had their own diet plan which was good. At the time i was a college student living with my parents and had plenty of time to exercise (no husband, no kids, no job, no problem) I liked their convenience plan which was precooked meals you could buy from the grocery store...i lost 35 lbs in 6 months (with exercise of course) it sounds like a little bit of weight but since i was exercise i gained muscle which weighs more than fat BUT...i went from a size 16 to a size 10 which was pretty awesome....

posted May 5th, 2009 3:52 pm


Dotchi Anni

I love ediets b/c nothing is carved in stone. Don't like a meal? Change it. Don't like an exercise? Change it. It's easy and simple to use and you check in once a week by yourself in the privacy of your own home, not surrounded by other people so you can die of embarrasment when they see you gained a pound that week. I love teh resources they have and the menus. They are very helpful and encouraging to me. But mostly, I like the fact that it's more private since weight is a private issue to me.

posted Apr 30th, 2009 1:48 pm


Sexy Ann

Love this diet.

posted Apr 28th, 2009 7:43 am


hoolahay

I have enjoyed using ediets. I have even spoken to a live nutritionist to help me with my diet. I think I have finally found a diet that I can stick to. It is a very motivating site.

posted Apr 3rd, 2009 6:00 am


Kelly

I've been on the Ediets weight loss plan for about 3 months now and it works great! The recipes are very easy to prepare, and it's actually saved me money on food - saving more than ediets costs per week! The support group feature is also great, as it's good to get tips and encouragement from fellow dieters. Definitely a satisfied customer.

posted Dec 26th, 2008 11:53 am


Kte Battle

I had a terrible experience with customer service. I placed my order, then found that they would not be able to deliver on the regular Thursday, Friday, or Saturday, but instead would only deliver on Wednesday. I requested to either have my order delivered on Tuesday or canceled. This was all communicate well over a week before shipping. They refused to make any modification, emphasizing that the "terms and conditions" state that no cancellations are permitted for the first order.! Fishy?! I had no prior notice of the change in the shipping schedule before I placed my order. It took two business days before they even responded to my email. "24 hour live chat" was not available on three week days in the early evening. Supervisors were not available when I called and I was told I would receive a return call within 15 minutes, but instead close to closing hours, a voicemail message was left for me. My advice, BUYER BEWARE!

posted Dec 25th, 2008 8:25 pm


finis

I have not been able to enter the ediet website.

posted Jul 20th, 2008 3:05 pm


Anonymous

Summer - Only 20 diets? That's a pretty big variety for me :) Anyway, eDiets has been great so far, and definitely worth the small weekly cost. I find that their recipe planning shopping list actually saves me money on groceries since I stick to it and don't buy more than I need. No more spoiled food in the fridge!

posted Jul 17th, 2008 10:45 pm


Denise S

I just got off the phone for the second time with Ediets.com and I would have to say DO NOT USE THEM! After 5 weeks of being on the meal delivery program, they stopped sending me the meals, yet continued to charge my card. When I called customer service, I was told they never charged me, then charged me again and never sent the food. I finally told them to cancel my membership. I am still trying to get all the money refunded to me that they took and never provided me with food.

posted May 6th, 2008 8:54 am


Karen A

eDiets has blewn it big time! I was a member from 2002 until 2008 and I loved the recipes, meal plans, and shopping lists you could edit. They revamped the Website on Feb 12, 2008 and it still isn't working, nearly 2 months later! The meal plans print in a teeny tiny font you can't see without reader glasses. The shopping list appeared, uneditable, and reappeared editable, but it disappeared again on Mar 12 and it hasn't come back yet. There is no one there in the live chat. If you email them, you get an auto-reply and then nothing. I have emailed and called with poor satisfaction. I finally called to cancel and they said I had already cancelled in January! I didn't! I am still being billed monthly. I wrote a letter and mailed it. I hope they cancel me soon and this is over. SparkPeople.com is VERY cool and it's free, so I am losing weight there now.

posted Apr 2nd, 2008 9:49 am


Kathy

I tried this diet for 4 weeks. Some weeks they sent the food late. Another week they just didn't send it at all. They are impossible to reach by phone. I've had to hold for almost an hour every time I try to call. They said they were having technical difficulties, causing the mailing problems and that this is in turn impacting the phones. I don't really care. I signed up so I wouldn't have to think about my diet.

posted Mar 21st, 2008 11:43 am


Anonymous

the site has majically reappeared. And it looks new - must have launched a new site



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