Bistro MD Diet Delivery Review

by The Diet Critic on January 2, 2019

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As the name of the Bistro MD Diet Delivery suggests, marketers of this diet plan claim that it combines gourmet eating with the knowledge of an experienced doctor. It is a meal plan which was assembled by Dr. Caroline Cederquist, M.D. in conjunction with professional chefs and nutritionists.

This doctor was also the author of another book called “The Honest Diet for Busy Women” and has been working in the weight management field for more than a decade. Cederquist claims that she has assisted thousands of individuals with weight loss based on the Bistro MD Diet Delivery plan.

Only 1,200 Calories a Day

The meals for the Bistro MD Diet Delivery plan must be ordered so that they can be delivered directly to the home. They are advertised as being restaurant quality and are cooked freshly by a professional chef who then vacuum packs and freezes them.

According to the marketers for this diet plan, the freshness, flavors, and textures are all well preserved this way. They also claim that people who struggle with meals provided by other diet plans enjoy the foods with Bistro MD Diet Delivery. Every day includes three meals and two snacks that are, according to the marketers, sufficient to avoid hunger among dieters. That said, the day’s food consumption consists of only 1,200 calories.

Bistro MD Diet Delivery Pros

There are a number of benefits associated with this plan. Among them include:

  • The food is prepared for you – This saves time and eliminates the need to count calories or balance nutrients and macronutrients. This takes the guesswork out of dieting and make it easy to stick to a low-calorie diet as long as you don’t deviate from the plan.
  • Diverse and large menu – The plan also has a large menu which means that while every meal is delivered to the door, there is no repetition for six full weeks. This is quite the advantage as one of the biggest complaints about meal delivery diets is that the menu is limited and eating the same foods becomes tiresome.
  • Variety of programs – The Bistro MD Diet Delivery plan offers Standard, Gluten Free, Heart Healthy, Vegetarian, Diabetic-Friendly, Menopause, Women’s and Men’s programs. You can select a full program or opt for lunches and dinners.
  • This diet may be more economical than regular grocery shopping – Depending on the regular food and brand purchases made by the dieter and the quantity that is typically consumed, this may be a more economical choice than regular grocery shopping. 

Bistro MD Diet Delivery Cons

There are drawbacks to the plan as well. Some of these include:

  • You have no control over how much you eat – There is no choice as to how much you can eat. The portions are strictly controlled and that is all that is permitted.
  • It lacks a maintenance plan – There is no maintenance plan after the weight loss is over. Participants don’t learn how to properly prepare meals that are conducive to losing weight or keeping it off and they do not have support to help prevent the weight from coming back. The only form of “maintenance” would be to remain on the plan indefinitely. This is not only impractical but is surprising (and disappointing) considering this diet was created by doctors.
  • It is costly – The cost of Bistro MD Diet Delivery is about $180 for seven days + $25 delivery. Although it is less expensive than some plans and may be less than what some people may spend on seven days of personal groceries, it is still very expensive for the average person, considering $180 for one person doesn’t factor into other grocery expenses this person may have to cover the rest of their family.

It is recommended that a doctor be consulted before beginning the Bistro MD Diet Delivery plan or any other diet plan that changes eating habits and daily caloric intake.

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Essa March 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I will say that the food on the Bistro MD diet is great! I have been on both Nutrisystem and Jenny Craig and the food you get with those two is less then appealing. The meals are very convenient, are healthy, and it’s easy to stick to. I have lost 18 pounds and feel a lot better about myself and I am motivated to lose another 10.


ashleigh_83 March 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I totally agree with this and I am well on my way to losing the 80 lbs I need to shed. I would say 80-90% of the food tastes really great. I always said if someone else did all the cooking for me, I would just eat what I was given and be able to lose weight. It’s a lot easier to stick to a diet when you have it all done for you so it’s idiot proofed. So far I have lost 30 lbs and I am pretty happy with it.


Ryan November 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm

That’s incredible! I’d be proud after losing 30, but I really hope that you’ve gone on to lose the rest of the eighty that was your goal. I’ve lost twelve and I’m feeling pretty good about it. I’d say four out of every five meals from Bistro MD is great tasting. The other ones aren’t lousy, they’re just not anything to write home about. Not bad for a program where you don’t have to do any cooking!


ffviifan March 23, 2012 at 6:37 pm

This plan has good and bad sides. I found that I liked the food very much. I’ve tried other delivery plans and the meals in this one taste good instead of odd and bland. There’s a good variety, too. It made life very easy. But the portions were very small. I think that because I was obese, they were probably too small for my personal needs. I needed to cut back more gradually. Also, for what you get, it’s VERY expensive. So it’s a really good program if you are ready for the portion size and the price tag.


Nelly March 31, 2012 at 7:42 pm

You do make a point that the portions are very small, but I didn’t find them any smaller than other meal delivery diets that I’ve tried. You’re right about the $ though.


Alicia September 30, 2012 at 8:20 am

The portions are small but if you do it with an appetite suppressant that works, you’re really never hungry. I found it a bit on the pricy side, but that’s the cost of getting my weight down quickly and with the ease of being able to order all of your meals pre-prepared. It isn’t cheap to order take-out every night, after all 😉


J.T Knox May 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm

I like the convinience and practicality of this diet. All my food arrived well packaged and frozen. The customer service was good too. The food was well labled and most stuff is microwaveable. For me the the best dishes were pork tenderloin with apple sauce and the spinach/feta stuffed chicken. The one I would not eat again is the butternut squash puree but for the most part the food is quite good.


Sheldon March 2, 2013 at 11:31 am

I couldn’t agree with you more about the butternut squash puree. I can’t believe it’s still on the menu when all of the rest of the food is a full level above it (or more). This is a quality program with quality food, but it’s surprising that an item like this one can slip through the cracks. it tastes bland and not quite right. In terms of the foods I do like – which includes most of them – I was stunned at how good the berry crepe was. I never though that would be a re-heatable food. The grilled chicken with roasted red pepper sauce is my favorite dinner right now.


Daphne July 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Convenience was the absolute dream part of the Bistro MD diet. It had awesome customer service. Whenever you talk to them over email or even on the phone or the delivery, the people are extremely knowledgeable and can help you with absolutely any of your questions. They’ve even tried the foods and have opinions about it, which is really helpful before you try something new. The taste of the food was really important to me since I was getting so little food in a day (compared to my usual piggish amount) so it was great to get info and an opinion before making my final decision.


Deb October 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I wish I could afford this plan! $20 per day is just too far over my budget. This is such a shame, because I think it looks really great!


Linda Montgomery February 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I absolutely love Bistro MD. The food is amazing and although it’s a bit on the expensive side, it’s perfectly reasonable when you think about everything that goes into it, including the preparation and the delivery. I was given three months of this as an amazing Christmas present and I couldn’t be happier with it!


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