Review: Diet-to-Go

Food is the toughest part of this weight loss journey for me, bar none. Since I prepare meals for myself, I often end up eating leftovers for days, and get tired of the food. I’m also just a plain lazy cook and it takes some extra planning and prep for me to come up with a tasty dish to eat. The cycle I have is that I wait until I’m really hungry, then eat something like a protein bar, then later decide to eat something really awful and it leads to shame and guilt. Lack of planning really does me in. I’m working on changing it though.

This past week, I had some mega food assistance from diet delivery service Diet-to-Go. They have 3 menus to to choose from: Traditional (1200 or 1600 calories); Vegetarian; and my choice, Low Carb. You can choose between 5 and 7 day plans that include all 3 meals per day, or just lunch and dinner. They ship weekly and are delivered in a cooler. There are different menus weekly so you have a good variety of meals.

Here’s one of the packages unopened:

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I will be completely honest and say that I expected the meals to be boring, bland, and just not very exciting. My tastebuds and stomach are so glad that I was wrong. Everything tasted wonderful and was seasoned well. I simply opened the package, threw it onto a plate, and heated it up. Ridiculously easy for a convenience eater like myself.

diet-delivery-1 Tomato mushroom omelette, mustard greens, sausage patty.

diet-delivery-2Grilled pork chop, garlic cauliflower puree, veggies.

I am a fan of breakfast at any time of day, so I was especially a fan of the breakfasts, but think my favorite meal of them all was the grilled pork chop with garlic cauliflower puree and veggies (green beans and artichoke hearts). It was so flavorful and tender and really satisfied my taste buds. The beef short ribs with mushroom gravy was a close second.

A diet delivery service is nothing that I would have considered before this trial, but after experiencing the taste and convenience, I’m signing up for at least a few more weeks until I get into a better place with my eating. When I looked in my refrigerator and realized I only had 1 Diet-to-Go meal left, I was bummed. It’s been a particularly hectic week and I know my food wouldn’t have been so on-track if I had been preparing it for myself all week. As a bonus, I also discovered that many of the meals are on MyFitnessPal already, so you don’t need to enter all the nutrition manually if you track your foods that way.

Diet-to-Go is having a 1,000 meal giveaway on their Facebook page. You can enter to win from 1 week to 1 month of free meals. They also have a coupon for 25% off any meal plan valid through January 8th using code “newyear2013.”

Disclaimer: FitFluential LLC compensated me for this Campaign. All opinions are my own.

  • Kelly @ RunningtoHealthy

    That’s such a nice option for singles or people without a big family to feed. I would have loved using a service like this in my early 20s. Making dinner is def not my fave thing.

  • D …

    Wow that looks great, I did lite n easy a couple of years ago and lost 15kgs, about 30lbs but they have no vegetarian option so for a non meat eater it got really boring and expensive, but as a single person this kind of thing can really work for a while. Wish they had the equivalent over here :-(

  • http://twitter.com/StarvingDiva StarvingDiva

    They are typically quite expensive. But how convenient.

  • http://twitter.com/300poundsdown 300 Pounds Down

    I love that they have a low carb option! That is hard to find with a diet delivery service usually!

  • Gwen

    A little pricy for me, but I think it might be worth it during a really busy week or two. The meals are pretty elaborate.

  • Rachel

    Have you tried Nutrisystem or Ediets or any other delivery meal service? I haven’t but always wanted to. Like you, planning meals is the worst for me. Especially in my household of 2 where my boyfriend (6’6″ power plant worker) could survive on fast food for every meal the rest of his life & be happy… And never gain an ounce.
    If you’ve tried the others, how does Diet-to-Go compare?
    I might sign up if there are no long term contracts… Guess I’ll have to read about it more. The food looks tasty.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford

      I haven’t tried any other meal deliveries before, so I can’t really compare. My husband survives on food from his work cafeteria and sandwiches, LOL. I was just hoping the food would be at least as good as what I would normally prepare, and it way surpassed my expectations.

  • Rachel

    Looks like your link to Diet-to-Go isn’t working.

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford

      Thanks Rachel, fixed it!

  • Alyssa @ DoubleChinDiary.com

    I’m trying this starting this week and I can’t wait!!!!!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford

      You’ll LOVE it. Nom.

  • Jennifer S.

    I went and checked it out for myself. Its a little out of my price range, but the food looks amazing!!! Any diet where the food you eat looks like that is great!!!

  • Obese Traveler

    After reading you blog I signed up for a week. I hope it’s as great as you mention. I’m looking for something to help me save time AND eat right and the prices are what I’d normally spend for a week’s meal. Crossing my fingers!

    • http://www.authenticallyemmie.com/ Emily Sandford

      Let me know how you like them. It’s about what I spend weekly on meals too, and they’re already done! I just placed my order. I really hope you love them!

  • Chrissy

    Totally agree! It’s SO HARD to maintain discipline of eating. I read this book called “Conversation about weight loss” that really hits home. Now just have to do it! Pre-ordered meals is always an option – now I know why! xo xo

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gary-French/1301640563 Gary French

    I tried 1 weeks worth and they use lots of ingredients that I havent eaten since going low carb like sugar and hi fructose corn syrup. Im sorry but I dont like alot of the ingredients they use because they are used in proccesed foods which I am cutting out.