Updated 04-13-2017

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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:
Jenny Craig Rating: stars
One-on-one support designed to establish a healthier overall lifestyle; must add your own fruit, vegetables and dairy; best tasting but smaller portions than other programs
17 Day Diet Rating: stars
bistroMD teamed together with author of "The 17 Day Diet" to deliver healthy, good-tasting meal plan; not very customizable; lacks fitness diary
bistroMD Rating: stars
Solid, healthy diet plan that works for diabetics; gluten free options; free shipping on your first week's order; lacks fitness diary
Diet-to-Go Rating: stars
Affordable, customizable and good-tasting full meals available for delivery and pickup; limited support; lacks fitness diary
Nutrisystem Rating: stars
Most budget-friendly diet program; easy to follow and convenient plans with bland food; small portions and must add your own fruit, vegetables and dairy
HMR Weight Management Rating: stars
Comprehensive weight loss program for fast weight loss; features shakes, meals and one-on-one coaching; lacks options for those with common food allergens
Fresh n' Lean Rating: stars
Completely organic, vegan and gluten-free; average priced compared to other diet delivery programs; meals are flavorless; lacks fitness diary

NextAdvisor Online Diet Programs Blog Headlines

3 Diet Programs to Stay on Track with Your New Year’s Resolutions
We all know that the hardest part of settings goals with new year’s resolutions is actually sticking to those goals, especially once the first month of the new year is over. Whether your resolution was to live a healthier lifestyle overall, improve your eating habits or lose a few pounds, you may start to lose […]

What Happens When You Order from a Diet Delivery Program?
Looking to start a new diet for the new year? A diet delivery program can help you start by delivering nutritious, portioned out, good tasting meals directly to your doorstep for convenient, hassle-free dieting. Since trying a new diet can be intimidating, as you never really know what you can expect, we’ve signed up, ordered […]

Hands-On vs. Hands-Off Diet Program: Which is Best for Me?
When it comes to dieting and implementing a healthier overall lifestyle, picking the best diet program for you can be tricky. Equally as difficult as picking the right diet program is sticking to it. One way to ensure you stick to your diet program is understanding whether you need a hands-on program that offers meals […]

What is NextAdvisor’s Annual Diet Taste Test?
Whenever we hear about dieting and diet foods, there are two questions that usually come to mind: will this diet actually work and how does the food taste? At NextAdvisor, we had the same questions, so we decided to find out for ourselves. Every year for the past five years we’ve conducted an in-house blind […]

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.

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