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Bistro MD Diet Review

Bistro MD Diet Review
Reading Time: 2 minutesBistro MD is a meal-kit delivery service that delivers what they call “doctor approved” meals right to your doorstep. Each meal is portion controlled and a full day of eating consists of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Calories are also controlled to be around 1,200 for women and slightly higher for men, with meals for customization depending on a dieter’s likes.

There are two programs with Bistro MD: the first is for meals that offer a full seven days; the other program is for five days of meals, which usually leaves the dieter to choose their own meals on the weekends. All meals are delivered in vacuum sealed bags and are either heated in the microwave or given a boil bath.

Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Bistro MD Diet?

Dieters using the Bistro MD service will likely lose weight if they only eat the three meals per day that come with the system.* This will be due to the fact that the combined calories of the meals will be far less than the normal caloric intake of most dieters. So, less calories consumed means at least some weight loss.

However, as with any diet, exercise will eventually need to be introduced in order to see lasting and long-term results. Without it, the body will simply adapt to the new number of calories being consumed and a plateau effect will likely happen, with no further weight loss occurring.*

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Is The Bistro MD Diet Easy To Follow?

Using Bistro MD is not all that hard. The food comes pre-made and the heating of the food is not all that labor intensive. However, what might be difficult is the amount of food that is actually allowed to be eaten. Bistro MD only allows for three meals per day. Dieters who are used to snacking may find it tough to stick to only three meals. In addition, if the five day per week plan is chosen, dieters have a far more likely chance of overeating on the other two days of the week, which would be counterproductive to weight loss. It is said that five healthy meals per day is the most sustainable way to go when trying to lose weight, so a meager three meals a day just seems like you are setting yourself up for hunger. Some people may want three prepared meals for them, as well as additional snacks, but then they would stray from the actual program.

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Conclusion

Bistro MD costs $159.95 per week for the seven-day plan, and $129.95 per week for the five-day plan. While it is a nice convenience to have, the question still remains about the amount of food you are allocated. Many of the most successful diet plans have dieters eating five times per day and though that is still portion control, the tendency to overeat is less when you get more meals throughout the day, which is not the case with Bistro MD.

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  1. 0.5
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    10
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    10
    Satisfaction
    10

    The customer service is non existent. There are long hold times if you call and if the system is over loaded you aren’t given the option to hold. It takes about 12 hours to receive a response to your email communities on and it’s scripted rather than a response to your actual question. There is no mobile app and the website is outdated. When you sign up you are committing to two weeks because the cancellation deadline for the next week occurs before you receive your first delivery. Each meal is about 10oz and laced with pasta, rice, bagels and crepes. There are very few veggies and the proteins are all dry and over cooked. There is nothing fresh or healthy about this plan.

    + PROS: Nothing.
    - CONS: Everything about the Company is a CON
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  2. First off let me start off by saying how I got violently sick from the Salmon meal they sent me. Also, I found random plastic pieces in additional meals that was not part of the film cover. I call up to inquire about the $20 shipping charge that was not stated to me in my first receipt (after getting the sign-up discount) or anywhere on their website except buried in the FAQ section. Shame on you BISTRO MD. Very misleading. Horrible customer service. The lady was extremely rude and hung up the phone on me! With this poor quality product, and customer service you will fail as a business. Get your act together!

  3. I was very excited to start BistroMD plan. When I received my package, I was kind of shocked because the foods were frozen and that didn’t seem right anyway I gave it a shot. 3 days after I received my foods, I got food poisoning from the beef dish and stopped eating them. Next week, I saw Bistromd package in front of my door even though I didn’t order! I did not know that they keep sending without any confirmation or anything. First I tried to solve the problem through chat, It wasn’t helpful at all so I sent them an e mail to cancel my plan and resend the package, they replied me that they can not take it back or refund. I told them many times that I got food poisoning and I do not want those food any more they insistently told me that I had to pay those food and keep them. What kind of company force their unhappy customers to pay unwanted product??? This is such a cheap company and the food is not fresh at all and unhealthy. IF YOU CARE ABOUT WHAT YOU EAT, DO NOT BUY FOOD FROM BISTROMD!!!

  4. Used them for months–suddenly meal selections for Seniors on Silver cuisine page went to crap==no more whole chicken breasts for the old folks! Now its shredded pork nda–where we found TONS of shredded bone chips. DO NOT EAT ANY SHREDDED MEAT ENTREE-FROM HERE! YES WE TOLD THEM–BUT THEY’RE STILL SELLING IT A YEAR LATER! Meanest customer service folks on the planet!!

    We read too many complaints online with membership plans NOT working–they do not send what you order–you get the rankest ever fishy fish. We tried EVERY meal–not one fish meal was edible! Most casseroles also gross–not like the picture==very over-salted and otherwise bland goo. Used to have good whole chicken breast meals–pasta Ok but small and overpriced–but anything good so often out of stock we gave up.

    Now we use Swanns and Top Chef meals that finally deliver to Florida now! Yes you CAN eat awesome medium rare prime rib or sliced sirloin from a frozen food delivery service! Pick your own sides too–not get stuck with brussels sprouts and rice every time! Swanns is fast with awesome desserts –cheap–but fewer options–Top Chef is gourmet awesome–still huge meals for two with $1 extra meat option–lots of meals and new ones–but have to order 10 days in advance for Florida–few desserts. We have lost 30 lbs too! Hubby heart patient–me diabetic and mobility challenged–they cook for us and we each get our fav for the night! Shrimp skewers tonight that do NOT taste rank fishy!

  5. The food is good and I am losing weight, but their customer service is awful. They told me that my fiance and I are in an area with Friday delivery. Two weeks in a row, one of us has not received our shipment on time, and we live together. I have also stressed to the company that we CANNOT have Saturday delivery, and they continue to insist that we can go pound sand. What’s more, this week, by the time my fiance’s food arrived, half of it was completely thawed and had melted all over inside the container. He can’t eat it, so now the best we can hope for is a refund and he has to lose momentum with the diet.

  6. order from any place else–these guys sell crap–just take good web photos–and do NOT try to cancel on the website–look first –you can’t!! Ya gotta call–and good luck with that!
    BTW don’t order the chipped beef–tastes and smells like dog food–nor the chipped pork–mine had huge bone chips in it–I told them–they’re STILL SELLING IN ON THEIR SENIORS SITE!!!

  7. I have been on many diet plans over the years and lost to my goal weight twice on Weight Watchers, however I always pack it back on because I loose motivation or just don’t have time to cook or shop. I have been on Bistro MD for 14 weeks and have lost almost 40 pounds. The food is really good and very satisfying. I started with the 7 day plan with snacks and really have never felt hungry and have lost my craving for sweets. I an going to drop to the 5 day plan to see if I can continue with my weight loss and start cooking smart for myself. Is the plan expensive, perhaps but with what I save on not eating out and overbuying and wasting food I think it has evened out the cost for me.

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