Bistro MD Review - UPDATED May 2017
Bistro MD is a meal delivery company that has been around since 2005. Operating from Naples, Florida, their mission is to help people in their weight loss by home-delivering carefully planned, healthy and delicious chef-prepared meals. BistroMD creates the diet plans but allows you to choose your weekly dishes. They also provide you with all the support you need for your weight loss efforts.
BistroMD rejects the notion that weight loss food has to be bland and boring. They are passionate about creating healthy and delicious meal delivery plans that are perfectly suited for weight loss. We can safely say that Bistro MD is weight loss without the sacrifice.
How Bistro MD Works
Bistro MD’s weight loss program comes in four steps. It starts by offering you one of many diet plans tailored to satisfy even the stringiest dietary restrictions. Next up, you order your personal program either online or by calling their hotline. After that, you customize your order by using your account on the myBistroMD platform. When everything is set, you receive your order and start enjoying your weight loss.
Although they are delivered frozen, the meals are of the highest quality. You just need to quickly heat it up and you end up eating the meal that is fresh like it just came from a restaurant. Their team ensures us that the quality of each entree is up to their personal standards, and that they never would never serve food they wouldn’t feed their families. In this BistroMD review, you’ll probably figure out why.
MyBistroMD is a customization tool that brings you extensive freedom and interaction with the team that prepares your meals. Once you place an order, their registered dietitians create a custom diet program made specially for you. By accessing your myBistroMD platform you are able to view the menu in advance. There you can customize each individual meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, you’re able to log back in any time and make changes.
If you’re having doubts and want a quick talk with BistrMD nutritionists or wellness consultants, they offer a live chat on their website.
What Makes Bistro MD Different
We can start this part of the Bistro MD review by saying that what truly sets apart this meal delivery service is the scientific method they ground their programs on.
Unlike many diets and gimmicks that offer you unbelievable results in spectacularly short time frames, Bistro MD takes a path that paved by science and research. Their founding weight loss specialist, Caroline J. Cederquist, M.D., has more than 20 years of expertise in her medical field. With a team of registered dietitians, she works to ensure that the nutritional requirements for a healthy weight loss program are met in every weekly menu, and in each and every meal.
The other thing that sets Bistro MD from many other in their branch is the different approach they take when designing menus for men and women. Multiple options for both genders gives you enough opportunity to satisfy all the requirements of your weight loss program.
BistroMD’s nutritional plan for a healthy weight loss is based on a daily calorie intake of 1,100 to 1,400 calories. Cooked and prepared by professional chefs, the meals are balanced and nutritious and consist of a daily caloric intake from lean proteins, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates.
Meals and Recipes
BistroMD’s recipes that define their diet plans are created with the sole intention of promoting weight loss. All dishes are equally healthy and there are no occasional guilty pleasures. If you choose the most comprehensive program, with three meals per day, all you have to do to lose weight is to actually eat everything. On a side note, some working out couldn’t hurt either, but BistroMD takes full care of the planning, cooking and delivery.
This doesn’t mean that there’s one that works for everyone. In addition to the full customization of your menu, you can also choose more specific plans. There are gluten-free, diabetic, menopause and silver (low-sodium and heart healthy) plans, both for men and women, so pick one that works best for you. With a gluten-free plan, you will get meals that are absolutely free of gluten. The diabetic plan is designed for people who have diabetes, while the menopause one helps women go through menopause more easily. It provides them with a pleasant experience with ingredients and recipes designed to relieve symptoms.
All the recipes are absolutely delicious, and much care is put into that department. Contrary to what you would expect in a regular weight loss plan, you can experience amazing recipes such as turkey breasts with cranberry chutney and stuffing, grilled salmon with lemon dijon dressing, four cheese ravioli, peanut butter crepes with strawberry compote, and even stuffed french toast. If they make losing weight sound like going to a restaurant every night, don’t worry, it actually works!
The number of meals you decide to go with on a daily and weekly basis will greatly influence the price. You can chose up to three meals a day and 5 or 7 days each week. So, for example, 5 days a week with two meals per day (lunches and dinners) start from 119.95$ (roughly 12$ per meal). However, it would be a total of 179.95$ for a full 7 day program with 20 meals (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners).
Going for the full program reduces the individual cost to about 9$ per meal. You can hardly get a better offer anywhere, right? And a current promotion on their website offers 25% off including free shipping for the first order. So, step right up and finally enjoy your weight loss diet program.
Another thing to keep in mind is that your plan is automatically prolonged for another week if you don’t cancel it on time. The issue lays in the fact that you may not be able to actually taste the first order before the deadline to cancel. So, if you’re not careful, you are immediately obliged to do two weeks. This might actually prove to be an even bigger issue, since they require you to cancel your orders via email or by a phone call.
Unlike many other meal delivery services, BistroMD delivers to the even entire mainland United States and Hawaii and Alaska. All deliveries are done via FedEx.
As we already mentioned, the deliveries are weekly and all the entrees are brought to you in frozen form, which you keep refrigerated until you want to serve them.
- Scientific approach to designing program
- Balanced nutrition makes weight loss healthy
- Weekly men’s nutrition plan regulated by team of registered dietitians
- Meals prepared by professional chefs
- Abundance of customization options
- There are no fresh delivery options, all meals are delivered frozen
- Automatically charged for second week
- The quality varies from meal to meal