Updated 05-10-2016

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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; $99 discount 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; 25% discount; 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; up to 35% off select programs
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 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Diet This Summer
It’s summertime, which means that many of us are looking for ways to either get in shape or stay in shape during these warmer months. However, establishing and maintaining a diet can be a difficult task for anyone, especially during the summer when pool parties, family barbecues and cookouts are happening all the time. Here […]

The Truth About Fad Diets
Last year, we conducted a survey on the dieting habits of Americans ages 18 and up and found that an astounding 65% of people’s diets are unsuccessful. Although there are a number of reasons why diets fail, including the inability to avoid temptation and a lack of exercise when dieting, one thing we didn’t address […]

Fresh n’ Lean vs. Diet-to-Go: Which Diet Meal Program is More Flexible?
Diet delivery programs can help you achieve your weight loss goals by providing customized consultations and portion-controlled meals to you at your convenience. While some people prefer services that offer more support in achieving a healthier overall lifestyle, others prefer the hands-off approach with services that simply provide delicious and nutritious meals directly to their […]

4 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Diet During the Warmer Months
Maintaining a well-balanced diet and getting the right amount of exercise are the keys to success when it comes to creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But as many know, this is no easy feat, especially in the spring and summer months. With vacations, pool parties and BBQs coming up, sticking to your dieting and […]

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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