Diet-to-Go is an online diet delivery meal plan. It’s similar to other plans, wherein you sign up for a menu style (vegetarian, low carb or traditional, and a styrofoam container arrives a few days later, loaded up with frozen meals for seven days.
I’d never tried anything like this and when I was offered a week of free meals, in return for an online review and some social posts, I was happy to give it a go.
The cooler showed up on the front porch about a week ago. It was packed with seven each of breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with some dry ice and packing material. I labeled each one according to whether it was breakfast (B), lunch (L) or dinner (D), then put half in the fridge and half in the freezer. (I had ordered the low-carb menu, since I’m trying to reduce my intake of sugar and white carbs like flour.)
What type of entrees did I receive? For breakfast, egg dishes like omelets with salsa and green beans; for lunch, a pork chop with two veggie sides; for dinner, chicken marsala with broccoli. The entrees, in spite of being frozen and microwaved, are always tasty. The veggies taste fresh and the portion sizes leave you feeling full all day.
I’ve been trying all kinds of “reasonable” diet plans and have been less than pleased with my results. It seems like, the more control I give myself over choosing what I eat, the less weight I lose. On the Diet-to-Go plan, I get a choice over what meals I’ll have that day, though portion sizes and content are set for me.
As the week has gone on, I’ve been thrilled by the quality and taste of the meals, the ease of following the plan – you feel full constantly, so there’s no need to snack, and the fact that even though I’ve eaten out a few times and not completely followed the plan, I’ve lost 2.5 pounds. Easy-peasy.
The best part of the meals themselves is the amount of fresh and tasty vegetables they include. One morning, I had an omelet with cheese and salsa, with a large helping of green beans. It all felt fresh – the salsa and the beans – even though it had been frozen. I would never have known the veggies were frozen, had I not been aware of how the meals were packaged. (BTW – the photos I’ve posted here are my actual meals.)
In closing, I have to say I would recommend Diet-to-Go to any midlife woman seeking to lose some pounds, while eating nutritious, filling and appetizing meals. The experience has been so good that I’m planning to keep going for a few months, to see how much weight I can lose with something more structured than what I had been doing. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
By the way, if you’d like to give it a try, for a limited time only, Diet-to-Go is offering readers a 25% discount on their first week of meals. Simply plug in the coupon code “summer25″ at check-out for 25% off your first order!