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!
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!
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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