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Blog POP!: 5 Day @BistroMD Meal Plan Giveaway + Summary~ 8/23

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Bistro MD: 5 Day Meal Plan Summary

It's no secret I'm a cheerleader for Bistro MD. I've shared horror stories of walking my ex through Nutrisystem, and the intense preparation that came with home made snacks every 2 hours, and expensive fresh ingredients. Don't get me wrong, I feel it's a great program for some, but I feel Bistro MD is more of a lifestyle program, not just for weight loss, but overall health and nutrition. You may simply be a busy professional with no time to cook, or someone who is kitchen-shy and looking to get away from generic frozen entrees.

Having now had the opportunity to try a complete Meal and Snack Bistro MD plan, I heartily suggest the $20 upgrade to include snacks. If you're new to the program, or starting a diet, it can be difficult to make wise decisions, and the structure is truly priceless. Not to mention the addition of ready-to-go snacks are a great way to mix up the monotony of my day, and a fun pep between meals. When broken down, for a 1 week plan I would receive 20 gourmet meals for an average daily cost of $22.60 a day (excluding shipping). That works out to about $7 a meal, on the meals only plan, or just over $25 a day on the complete Meal Plan. Considering the nutritional value, sheer variety, and fresh, tender ingredients that nearly always cooked perfectly (oh, and convenience!) the price is right on the money, if not a bargain!
It's important to note that Bistro MD is not geared towards the importance of weight loss, but the overall health of it's consumers. While their structured gourmet meal plans can certainly aid in meeting fitness and weight loss goals, the biggest impact is how you will feel. In all of my Bistro MD experiences I have enjoyed a week of increased energy, better sleep, and an overall mood upgrade! However, when simply crunched for time, Bistro MD is a lifesaver for even those not dieting. Paired with the FREE dietitian support, and doctor designed meals that are engineered to meet your specific restrictions it's easy to understand why Dr Phil calls this his favorite home delivery program!
Maple Glazed Mango Pork
I, personally, love Bistro MD for the expert support I so desperately need to guide me down the right path to healthier eating habits. Having a plan and aide like this when beginning any major lifestyle change is essential. If you can work with Bistro MD for a month or so, I feel like the program will offer a better understanding of healthy eating, and stronger footwork for a healthy lifestyle outside the program. Personally, I've replicated many of their entrees in my own kitchen, between orders. And for anyone single, or just plain busy, having gourmet meals waiting in the freezer can be a life saver when the temptation to 'just eat out' arises. Bistro MD is unlike anything you'll find in your grocer's freezer, from variety and flavor to sheer convenience!
Blackened Chicken and Brussel Sprouts
Every time I order from Bistro MD it seems the company has taken customer feedback to redevelop their program and improve it. This time there was a comprehensive ingredient selection process where I could literally 'ban' specific ingredients from my meal plan, to match my tastes. Of course I do have to allow enough selection for the dietician to build a well rounded week of meals, so not everything selected was my 'favorite.' While each meal may have not been what I would have bought from the store, or prepared, I ate every one. The portions were perfect, and on a few occasions even more than I could eat. The meats heated conveniently in the microwave from a flash frozen state to a freshly prepared quality. I especially enjoyed how my menu crossed several continents and included new tastes and flavors. I never got bored, and in the rare instance I was less than thrilled with the types of ingredients I knew the next meal brought new promise. One thing I was especially glad to see this time around was the return of Salmon and Tilapia- executed brilliantly! I'd also be interested to find more Asian inspired dishes work their way into the line-up, and perhaps more corn?
Alaskan Blackened Salmon with Okra
Personally, I found less temptation while on the Bistro MD meal plan, as I was nearly always full. I had fun plating my dishes, which looked quite gourmet when out of their easy heat containers, and was thrilled to see the company has actively been working on their exterior packaging. When you receive 20+ entrees at once, organizing them is a big issue, and the more visible the contents are from the outside, the easier my meals are to prepare. Unfortunately, the labels still continue to smear when they come in contact with moisture- so be sure not to put any heated trays on top, if you plan on consulting the dietary information later. I'd also like to note I usually keep my sleeves on hand to tally my calories at the end of the day- this is so much easier than tracking points or logging in a journal.


In conclusion, I will be using Bistro MD again, and continue to recommend it offline to my personal friends and family. As far as I could determine, based on following the exact meal plan provided by Bistro MD for one whole week, I registered a weight loss of 3lbs! This may not seem so shocking, but I'm thrilled if I lose 2 a week, and the extra energy really translates to more exercise, and calories burned. Bistro MD has also caused me to look at my at home eating habits and make improvements from the schedule that had been put in place while on the meal plan. I foresee many more honest recommendations coming from me in the feature, Bistro MD exceeded my every expectation once again! Click on over to our daily journal posts to see all of the mouth-watering food I enjoyed; Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4.

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73 comments:

  1. The Pork Tenderloin with Olive Tapenade looks delicious!


    Amanda Tempel on RC.

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  2. Roasted Norwegian Salmon is something that I'd love to try!

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  3. I think the Roasted Norwegian Salmon looks delicious!
    Thanks!

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  4. Buckwheat Berry Pancakes look good.

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  5. The Odyssey Chicken Crepe with Waldorf Apples sounds yummy!

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  6. Pork Tenderloin with Olive Tapenade sounds wonderful!

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  7. Pork Tenderloin with Olive Tapenade looks wonderful

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  8. I'd like to try the Pork Tenderloin in Asian Plum Sauce.

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  9. The BreakfastBuckwheat Berry Pancakes,look so good and is healthy on top of it :)

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  10. The BreakfastBuckwheat Berry Pancakes,look so good and is healthy on top of it :)

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  11. I love crepes so their berry crepes look delicious.

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  12. Roasted Norwegian Salmon!

    -Jen Haile

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  13. The Roasted Norwegian Salmon looks delicious. I just love the fact that it has cranberries.

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  14. I like the Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

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  15. Mmmm stuffed French toast sounds like a treat but another thing I love is that these are NOT at all like tv dinners or something, they have such unique special gourmet sounding meals, it's more like really nice restaurant meals and healthy as an added benefit!

    manifestmiracles@live.com

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  16. The Berry Crepe looks great!
    Kitty Iecvan

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  17. chicken crepes with apples!! ????? Wow... why can't I think of combos like this???
    The broccoli and beef would be a top choice for me too.

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  18. Pork Tenderloin with Olive Tapenade and Chicken crepes with apples. Yum!!

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  19. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

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  20. I would love to try the Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken! Yum! :)

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  21. The Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce looks delicious.

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  22. The Roasted Norwegian Salmon caught my eye, I love salmon and that looked pretty darn good.

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  23. The Breakfast foods particularly the
    Odyssey Chicken Crepe with Waldorf Apples

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  24. I would love to try the Broccoli and Beef Dinner

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  25. BreakfastBuckwheat Berry Pancakes

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  26. The Berry Crepe looks so good! I'd like to try that!

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  27. The Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce looks good!

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  28. I love the stuffed chicken with Spinach and Feta, but it was so hard to choose just one!

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  29. I need the grilled chicken with red pepper sauce in my life! Seriously!

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  30. What looks good to me is the Roasted Norwegian Salmon. Yum!

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  31. What looks good to me is the Roasted Norwegian Salmon. Yum!

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  32. The chicken stuffed w/ spinach & feta!!! oh my!!

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  33. I like the Roasted Norwegian Salmon.

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  34. These meals look absolutely amazing!! I'd love to try the Buckwheat Berry Pancakes!

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  35. Chicken stuffed with Spinach and Feta would be my choice. BTW your pictures are insane on this one, especially love top photo!

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  36. Sow, they all look so delicious! The Chicken Burrito Bowl looks really good, and all those breakfast items look amazing!

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  37. The Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce sounds wonderful.

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  38. the Broccoli and Beef looks good

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  39. I think the Roasted Norwegian Salmon looks delicious

    agnesye@hotmail.com

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  40. The Roasted Norwegian Salmon looks tasty!

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  41. CHICKEN STUFFED WITH SPINACH & FETA LOOKS DELICIOUS!

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  42. All the food looks so good I cann't decide.

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  43. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

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  44. I really like the Lunch Roasted Norwegian Salmon

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  45. I like the Roasted Norwegian Salmon

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  46. I'd like to try the Chicken Burrito Bowl. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  47. i like the sounds of Berry Crepe for breakfast

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  48. The buckwheat berry pancakes sound yummy!

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  49. Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce catches my eye.

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  50. The Grilled Chicken with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce looks good.

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  51. the breakfast berry crepe looks delicious!

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  52. The Odyssey Chicken Crepe with Waldorf Apples looks yummy.
    Tara Woods

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  53. I wish they had more veg options, but the roasted norwegian salmon looks good

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  54. The Chicken Burrito Bowl looks great!!

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  55. I would like to try the Berry Crepe for Breakfast!

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  56. I love their breakfast options! The Berry Crepe looks so good!

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  57. the chicken crepes look so good!
    4mariemh atgmail.com

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  58. The Buckwheat Berry Pancakes sounds yummy

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  59. Thank you so much to blogger and Bistro MD for this awesome prize. So excited and grateful to have won!

    manifestmiracles@live.com

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