I was provided with a weeks worth of food in exchange for writing a Diet-To-Go review. All opinions are my own.
I have tried many different types of "diet foods". I don't actually like the foods because they are made for people on diets, but because I like prepared foods that I don't have to think about. I don't generally eat the same food my family eats because they don't like the same foods I do, so I end up cooking two meals, or more accurately I cook for them and eat non-cooked foods for myself. Think yogurt, smoothies, tuna melts, stuff like that.
When I got the chance to try out a weeks worth of food for my Diet-To-Go review, I was super excited. I was also a little worried. I have only ever tried one other online food company and while the food wasn't terrible it wasn't that great either. I opted to try the Low Fat 5 Day Plan. When I got the cooler it was all frozen food packed in dry ice. Everything looked great. Nothing appeared to have thawed and I was kind of shocked to see things like Yoplait, cheese sticks, Kashi Bars and DanActive packaged with the meals. After all, these are foods I eat on a regular basis, so it was nice to see "real food".
My overall opinion on Diet-To-Go is very positive.
They deliver very quickly (not always the case with companies like this).
They include "real foods" that you are used to eating
They don't freeze dry anything (so you're not adding boiling water to flat hamburger patties.
The portion sizes are generous while maintaining a good calorie/fat balance. Seriously, check out those Turkey Meatballs above, those things were huge!
The food tastes great! Honestly, other than a few things I don't normally eat, I loved everything. The breakfast of course was my favorite because I love breakfast foods.
You don't feel like you are missing out on anything. There are fruits, veggies, breads, juice, yogurt, cheese. Everything you want in a balanced diet.
You can choose a 1200 or 1600 calorie plan. This is great for anyone who is actively working out because 1600 calories is a must!
The only con is the cost. I wish programs like this were made available for all income levels because everyone could use a helping hand when it comes to losing weight. Sadly this is a business and they need to make money, which I understand, but it would be cheaper to go with a grocery store version of this. At $8.15 per meal, it gets costly pretty quickly, but if you have the money, I say go for it!
My experience with this plan was that it truly helped me kick start my weight loss. I have managed to lose 10 pounds in the last month and I know that using this program was what got my eating back on track, so for that I am extremely thankful! Even if you could only afford a week, I would say go for it as a way to jumpstart your program. Not only will it help you prepare, but you can base your menu afterwards on the types of foods you eat while using Diet-To-Go.
After reading my Diet-To-Go review, how do you feel about trying this program for yourself ?