Updated 11-26-2015

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If you're looking to start a diet, meal delivery diet programs can be a great way to begin your weight loss journey. These services conveniently deliver healthy, portion-controlled meals to your home. With no need to count calories or cook yourself, these programs take the gueswork out of dieting. We've reviewed the top meal delivery diet programs and looked at a variety of factors including taste, price, convenience and support. Read full reviews, receive discounts and see all the details by clicking on the services below.

Online Diet Programs Reviews & Ratings

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Services: Our Ratings: Bottom Line:
17 Day Diet Rating: stars
bistroMD teamed together with author of "The 17 Day Diet" to deliver healthy, good-tasting meal plan; lacks fitness component
Jenny Craig Rating: stars
One-on-one support designed to establish a healthier overall lifestyle; must add your own fruit, vegetables and dairy; $100 savings on enrollment & food
bistroMD Rating: stars
Solid, healthy diet plan that works for diabetics; gluten free and low sodium options; lacks fitness component; $99 discount on your first week's order
Diet-to-Go Rating: stars
Affordable, customizable and good-tasting full meals available for delivery and pickup; no fitness component and limited support; 25% discount
Nutrisystem Rating: stars
Cheapest diet program; easy to follow and convenient but ranks low in taste test; small portions and must add your own fruit, vegetables and dairy; up to 35% off select programs
Medifast Rating: stars
Rigorous diet plan designed for rapid weight loss; strong support program; no full meals — must add fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy

NextAdvisor Online Diet Programs Blog Headlines

How to Eat Healthy in the Cooler Months of Fall
Fall is in full swing, and with the cooler autumn months come the holiday season and all of our favorite fall foods. Maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet is tough any time of the year, but especially difficult when the outside temperature drops and we turn to our favorite comfort foods. To help you stay on […]

How to Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunches
Fall is officially here, and for many families, this means that school is back in session and their children’s homework is already piling up. As parents, you know that the importance of spending a few extra minutes selecting healthier alternatives for your kids’ lunches has many benefits, but it’s also important to keep in mind […]

5 Dieting Tips to Help Start Your Morning Off Right
Sticking to a regular exercise plan and a healthy diet can be difficult, especially when you have other responsibilities to worry about every day. But by starting with a few healthy habits in the morning, you can help streamline the rest of your day as well as help you boost your metabolism and energy levels. […]

Best Diet Programs for Busy People
Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is essential for your health, mood and overall well-being, but having to cook every night to stay on top of your meal preparations can be stressful and time consuming — especially while trying to balance a busy work schedule and social life. Why not let a diet delivery program help? […]

How Does it Taste?

If you've every wondered how diet food plans taste, you're not alone. We had the same question and conducted our own in-house, blind taste test to answer it for ourselves. We anonymously ordered and paid for each of the programs we review. Interested in the winner? See our Diet Taste Test Results

How We Reviewed These Online Diet Programs

Our editors signed up for each diet program and noted everything from the signup process to the quality of the customer support. We also created an independent and blind taste test, tasting breakfast, lunch and dinner meals from each of the top services and tallying up the results. While reviewing the services, we compared diet plan offerings, food variety, support and fitness options. We also looked into any extra features that each service has to offer as well as specialty offerings for diabetics, vegetarians and others with specific dietary considerations. Please visit our FAQs and blog to find relevant information, and feel free to contact us with any additional questions.

How does it taste?

If you've every wondered how diet food plans taste, you're not alone. We had the same question and conducted our own in-house, blind taste test to answer the question. We focused on meal delivery programs, anonymously ordering and paying for each of the programs we review. Interested in the winner?
See our Diet Taste Test Results

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