This is the time of year when most of us vow to make some changes, adopt (or continue) a healthy lifestyle and to make this new year even better than last year. Well, while I generally follow a pretty healthy lifestyle, I’m always looking for things to make that healthy lifestyle easier and that’s where bistroMD comes in. BistroMD was nice enough to send me three days worth of food for the husband and I to try out. While this is a sponsored post, as always, all opinions on the food are solely mine (with a bit of K’s thoughts mixed in. :)). So what exactly is bistroMD?
BistroMD is the only physician-designed, chef-prepared diet delivery program in the US. BistroMD’s nutritional platform was created by a real weight loss physician out of her life’s work helping patients lose weight and achieve successful weight management. What makes bistroMD different is that the founding Doctor, Dr. Cederquist, recognized that the majority of her patients who tried to lose weight have a very real metabolic dysfunction that makes weight gain easy and weight loss difficult. Over half of the US population has this condition. People with this condition need a specific nutritional platform of balanced macronutrients to include lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fat ratios to restore their metabolism so that they can retain their muscle mass and target fat. I was really intrigued and while I don’t have a metabolic dysfunction, like I said, I’m always up for healthy food that is delivered straight to my door. What I loved is that all the of bistroMD meals can be frozen and then you just pull out what you are going to eat the next day. Here’s my freezer and storing all my meals:
bistroMD has a number of different programs you can choose from – obviously the women’s program was the one that was relevant for me and since most of my readers are women, it will be the most relevant for most of you as well (men, don’t worry – here’s your program!). I was super impressed that there is a gluten free program as well! One thing I instantly liked was that the food was all real things – no junk. Here’s an example from one of my favorite meals, the turkey and beef chipotle chili.
This was so tasty — I wanted to share a picture with you guys but chili just rarely looks appetizing on a plate and I stupidly plated mine instead of putting in a bowl. And I gobbled it down before I thought of taking a picture. Ooops. BUT you get to see my second favorite meal – salmon and rice!
I was very impressed with how yummy everything tasted. The only thing I did was add a pinch of kosher salt to the meals and then chowed down! If you are thinking about giving bistroMD a try, you might want to read some testimonies here. And!!!!! ONE lucky winner will win a month of BistroMD Diet Delivery valued at $679.00! The winner will receive 4 weeks of a 5 day program of Physician-designed, chef-prepared breakfasts, lunches and dinners (deliveries are made on a weekly basis).
Have you ever used a meal delivery service? Ever heard of bistroMD?