Editor's Choice: Online Diet Programs

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.

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Updated 10-03-2014

Online Diet Programs Reviews & Ratings


Services: Our Ratings: Bottom Line:
bistroMD Rating:stars
Number one in diet taste test; solid, healthy diet plan that works for diabetics; gluten free and low sodium options; lacks fitness component
17 Day Diet Rating:stars
Bistro MD 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; adding your own fruit, vegetables and dairy is recommended
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 that is easy to follow and convenient; small portions and ranks low in taste test; add your own fruit, vegetables and dairy
Medifast Rating:stars
Rigorous diet plan designed for rapid weight loss; strong support program; no full meals — must add fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy

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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