21 bistroMD Consumer Reviews and Complaints
I ordered over two week ago and never received any food. May 4, I was expecting so much from this company and had very high hopes. To complete this filling breakfast, this dish is complemented by juicy peaches and a sweet honey granola. Our programs are created using Dr. Topping off the flavor extravaganza is a serving of our member-favorite fruited quinoa. This page was last updated on. Developed by a physician:
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Just the name is enough to get your mouth watering. This dish of green chili with shredded smoked pork is complemented by a roasted Southwest corn and black bean salsa with hints of cilantro, lime and cumin.
Our beef and broccoli dish is one to please. A traditional ginger garlic soy sauce compliments tender beef and broccoli that is served with brown rice. This enticing dish just gets better when served alongside our sesame honey carrots for a total of 30 grams of protein. Looking for your next unique meal, here it is! This dish contains smoked and tender chipotle pork smothered with salsa verde accompanied alongside a fire-roasted cilantro and corn mix. A healthy twist on a Swedish favorite, these chicken meatballs are smothered in a creamy, gravy sauce and served over wide-cut egg noodles.
With herb seasoned peas on the side, it makes for a delicious, hearty and balanced meal! In the mood for Italian? Try our entree of Italian chicken sausage overtop a bed of whole wheat penne pasta, green and red bell peppers and mushrooms.
It is accented by a traditional marinara sauce and sure to please! Taste the unique flavors of the south of France with this Provencal dish consisting of juicy slow-roasted pork tenderloin, served with an olive tapenade made with finely chopped Kalamata and Manzanilla olives, capers, and olive oil.
Served with toasted saffron orzo pasta, this decadent French-inspired pork fare is complemented with a bright and healthy helping of steamed broccoli. It is created with the perfect combinations and flavored with hominy, tomatoes, green bell peppers, masa flour and cilantro. Our sensational braised beef cuts are enrobed in a port wine sauce accompanied by a roasted vegetable medley of butternut squash, red onions, carrots and red bell peppers, served overtop a bed of barley.
Our Cuban-Style Picadillo combines tomatoes, black beans, emerald green peas, olives, capers and golden raisins for a meal that contains just as much variety as it does flavor.
It is accompanied by sweet plantains for a perfect Cuban dish. This hearty entree combines tender cuts of beef served in a creamy Stroganoff sauce filled with mushrooms and served over linguine pasta. A side of emerald broccoli florets accompanies this delectable meal. This entree consists of whole wheat penne pasta that served and topped off with a hearty three cheese tomato sauce. This delicious dish is complimented with broccoli seasoned to perfection with sea salt and black pepper.
This traditional-style Thanksgiving meal is complete with everything you see on Thanksgiving Day. This entree is composed of roasted turkey breast topped with cranberry chutney. The dish is accompanied by an all-time favorite, cornbread stuffing, accented with dried fruit and finished off with green beans flavored with bacon.
This juicy, sliced pork tenderloin is topped with a sweet plum ginger sauce to make an unforgettable meal. This dish is completed and served along with toasted coconut basmati rice with edamame and sesame sugar snap peas. Well warm up and get cozy with this savory split pea soup with ham.
Our split pea soup is made with uncured ham and accompanied by carrots with shallots and roasted garlic. This delightful entree has its origins in the British colonial rule of India, and is one of the most popular dishes served in British restaurants to this day. A tender chicken breast is marinated in spices and yogurt and tossed in a decadent masala sauce, served with a side of channa masala and spiced brown basmati rice. This flavor packed dish starts with tender, grilled chicken breast stuffed with spinach and fresh feta topped with pomodoro sauce.
It is accompanied by seasoned parsley carrots and fresh green beans. This desirable dish of tender beef in a mild yet spicy peppercorn sauce has just the right amount of heat for your taste buds.
Served with bright citrus sweet potatoes and colorful bi-color carrots and broccoli, this meal is sure to wow you. This Moroccan-style meal will make your mouth water. This dish is completed with braised beef in a flavorful tagine-style tomato sauce with roasted vegetables medley of carrots, bell peppers, sweet potatoes and garbanzo beans, all plated overtop a bed of quinoa for a total of 30 grams of protein. This entree of seasoned chicken breast served with traditional marsala sauce is accompanied with fresh, whole green beans.
This dish is completed by an Italian-style roasted cauliflower, accented with sun-dried tomatoes and capers. Our appetizing and rich, traditional-style mushroom marsala sauce is served best atop our tender beef and al dente linguine to create an unforgettable blend of flavors. Our homemade manicotti is stuffed with a ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese filling. It is smothered in a flavorful vodka marinara sauce and served with grilled mixed vegetables, including eggplant, zucchini, and red and yellow bell peppers.
This savory meal of tender chicken stuffed with cheeses including mozzarella, cream cheese, and parmesan accompanied by natural smoked ham, created a delicious cordon bleu entrée. This meal is topped with a light garlic veloute and served alongside a quinoa and mixed rice blend scented with garlic and a side of bright coin carrots. You asked for it, we made it! This creamy New England clam chowder will have you wanting to get cozy and enjoy this dish. It is crafted with vegetables including onions, celery and Yukon Gold potatoes and served alongside a blend of fire-roasted corn and sweet caramelized onions.
Enjoy the traditional flavors of this pork tenderloin dish any day of the week. It is paired with a tangy whole grain mustard sauce and served alongside herb roasted baby Yukon gold potatoes and sweet honey roasted carrots. This dish of chicken breast stuffed with fresh apples and sweet cherries is complemented by a brandy scented sauce. It is served alongside a tri-colored walnut quinoa salad that is seasoned to perfection and a side of fresh, roasted brussels sprouts.
This tender chicken breast is seasoned with classic Italian herbs and served with a traditional marinara sauce to create the most savory chicken parmesan entree.
It is accompanied and completed by orzo and broccoli seasoned with garlic. Cabbage leaves filled with lean ground beef and rice smothered in a sweet tomato sauce and accompanied by a sweet and crunchy apple and carrot salad with raisins and caraway seeds. This delicious meal of tender chicken breast is stuffed full with spinach and feta cheese and topped off with a pomodoro tomato sauce.
This dish is completed and served alongside whole green beans and an eggplant carponata consisting of eggplant, tomatoes, onions, celery, and olives. Calling all chocolate lovers! This rich, decadent chocolate gelato will undeniably satisfy your sweet tooth. Peanut butter and chocolate lovers unite! Roasted and lightly-salted peanuts, almonds and cashews mixed with peanut butter chips and dried cherries will treat your taste buds to a healthy, satisfying snack!
Made with fresh strawberries and a light, luscious filling, this cheesecake is a total dream! A combination of cream cheese and ricotta gives this cake a lighter, fluffier texture that still tastes smooth and creamy. From the sweetness of the fresh strawberries to the almond and oatmeal crust, this is a dessert you can feel good about! Roasted, lightly-salted almonds, walnuts, pecans, and pistachios are mixed with dried cranberries and roasted pumpkin seeds for a nutritious, energy boost to power through the day.
Give this classic gelato a try for a smooth and creamy vanilla flavor. I have spent the past 20 years helping people achieve and maintain successful weight maintenance. Our program does not focus on just cutting calories; it is scientifically and nutritionally balanced to promote the healthy loss of fat.
With bistroMD, you can lose weight and enjoy great tasting, real food. We want to be your partner in your wellness. Get free support to help you lose weight and be healthy with our Weekly Dish on Health. Yes, send me free support to help me lose weight and be healthy with the Weekly Dish on Health Newsletter. See More Breakfast Entrees See More Lunch Entrees See More Dinner Entrees This lightly-salted nut mix paired with semi-sweet chocolate chunks is the perfect combination to satisfy those sweet and salty cravings!
Enjoy this nutritious, guilt-free snack in between meals to keep you energized and focused. With just the right amount of sweet, is this dessert sinful or heavenly? Made with real dark chocolate cocoa, an almond oatmeal crust, and no artificial sweeteners, you can indulge guilt-free. Espresso cuts the richness of the cream cheese and ricotta filling and amplifies the flavor of the dark chocolate cocoa for one decadent dessert.
This cheesecake is surely a crowd pleaser, should you dare to share! Gourmet vanilla beans give this cheesecake a rich, vanilla flavor that is pure bliss! The filling is a mixture of cream cheese and ricotta for added protein and a light, creamy texture. This ginger flavored gelato is made with pure organic ginger that is both sweet and refreshing. Made with orange essential oil for a bright flavor, this elegant dessert is one to impress!
The almond and oatmeal crust is a creative adaptation and reminiscent of traditional graham cracker crust. Topped with the perfect blend of cream cheese and ricotta for added protein and a light, creamy texture. The orange essential oil gives this cheesecake a citrus flair you will be sure to love! Crunchy, chewy, and satisfying! This fruit and nut mix is loaded with healthy unsaturated fats, fiber and antioxidants to ward off hunger and keep you feeling satisfied longer.
This cheesecake is a fusion of American and Italian-style cheesecake made with cream cheese and ricotta cheese for added protein. The ground almond and oatmeal crust gives the nutritional content a boost without sacrificing any decadent flavor. To top it off, the tart sweetness of the fresh raspberries creates the perfect contrast to the light, creamy cake! This bold espresso flavored gelato will be sure to appeal coffee lovers alike. Raw almonds are rich in healthy fats, fiber, protein and essential vitamins and minerals making the ideal snack for weight loss and heart health.
This wholesome snack is perfectly portioned for your convenience so you can focus on your goals! Choose a 5 or 7 day program-whichever is right for you. Make it your own with mybistroMD. Receive professional support along the way from our registered dietitians and fitness professionals.
Start fresh, literally, with delicious entrees prepared with high-quality fresh ingredients. I also had a chicken meal that, while the chicken was well prepared, I personally did not care for the flavors Cajun-type. That is a personal preference though. Some meals do definitely need salt. But I tend to love my salt. If the sodium content is high like someone said it must not be the case on many of the meals.
I feel like I am getting way less salt than I normally would eat--and I do add it if I really want it. As soon as I taste something I really love I make sure to go online and put it in my next week's menu if I want it again--same goes for the not so good stuff--I can drop it out of my menu and pick something else.
I don't know if this was not an option in the past but maybe that is why people complained about not enough variety--but you can definitely create your own variety! One other side note--I love omelets but I just don't think those freeze well--frozen egg turns out odd--in the b-fast sandwiches too. Not bad, but not super good. It wasn't like those yucky jar brands in the grocery store. This plan is pricey and I know I will have to drop from 7 days to 5 soon, and also probably drop the breakfasts.
I don't want to yet though because my weight loss is good. Very happy I found this program!! Not a good plan if you travel or have two residences. The schedule and deliveries are very confusing to follow.
You must follow their schedules or the shipments are sent to you regardless of your ability to choose your plan. The stews are barely edible, the fish entree's don't smell fresh.
The choice of green vegetables are over cooked and tasteless. The snack choice is mostly inedible. Although there are many styles of cuisine most would not be something you would choose to eat. Don't get me wrong you do loose weight if you care to follow the rules. I'm posting this review a couple places because I had difficulty finding recent reviews about their GF program and I hope this might help others.
I'm only on my second week so this may change if I have any negative experiences later. You can't see the menus or ingredients until after you order which is a real detriment. I bet they lose a lot of potential customers because of this. I had read an old review of the GF plan where the reviewer had gotten oatmeal for breakfast most mornings and I prefer eggs. After I could see the.
I used the online chat to request this and it was changed right away. I live in SoCal and ordered on a Sunday night. My food shipped that Tues from Nevada and arrived on Thurs still frozen with lots of dry ice left in the box.
My second shipment left Mon and arrived Wed. Everything was exactly as ordered, in good shape, looking just like the website photos, with menu and other information in the box. They also emailed me a lot of "getting started" information. It appears to be freshly prepared food that is frozen, not meals that have been in the deep freeze for months like a Lean Cuisine. The food tasted very good.
It's a lot better than Jenny Craig and not quite as good as what I make myself from food I carefully source from local farmers. I would call it similar in quality, quantity, price and ingredients to the late MyFitFoods, if you're familiar with that. Protein and vegetable portions are larger than I was expecting. The only item I haven't really liked is the chicken ala king; it was fine, just not good. The tilapia red pepper coulis sounded gross, but was my favorite item so far. I did not order snacks as I try to avoid soy.
So far only 1 main meal has had soy - gf tamari. The sodium levels of a full daily menu of meals and snacks are within USDA guidelines mg. They will be too high if you're on a low sodium diet, but I've added salt to most of the food since I am not sodium restricted. I do not have a microwave and the food has been delicious when I place it in a baking dish and bake for about 30 min at It is meant to be microwaved in the plastic dish. The plastic and its cardboard sleeve are recyclable.
I've spoken to customer service on the phone once and online once. For the phone, I left a message and they called me back within an hour. I had hoped to change my shipping date as I travel often; they said it wasn't possible, but the second shipment did arrive a day earlier when I needed it to. That may not happen every week apparently. I've also changed from 7 days to 5 days and back to 7 again.
I found I prefer to make my own breakfast and snacks, following the calorie and macro guidelines on their website. So far, BistroMD is far better than I was expecting. I deducted a star because their website could use a lot more access to information prior to ordering the first time.
And it does cost about 4x more than I usually spend on groceries, but half or a quarter what local gf fresh diet meal delivery would cost.
A little nervous about bistroMD after reading reviews. So far the chat feature has been really helpful. It frees up time that I would normally be stressing about what to cook or eat. I don't have to go through the annoying process of counting calories. I get to just live, knowing that my diet is healthy and designed for weight loss. Fast and easy to order with a wide menu.
Just starting on the diabetic plan and it works so well for me that is both busy and lazy with eating. Customer service is very easy to get access to via the website and online AND they offer a military discount. I love how easy this program is. I don't have to cook or go to the grocery store which saves hours of time per week. The food is nutritious and low sodium, which works with my goal of staying off medications.
The food is tastes great and you can remove items that you do not enjoy from your delivery. The variety is fantastic- I do not get bored with eating the same thing all the time. On this program, I have lost about 1 pound per week, as I do have some "cheat" days, but it is a maintainable lifestyle for me that will help me to reach the weight I want to be at in a healthy way.
I'll have to wait to see if and how much weight I'll lose. So far, I give this an excellent rate. So, for people complaining about variety: You have the option to switch out your meals and snacks each week. This is completely obvious on the site. You go to my menu and if you're getting two fish dishes, they give you the option to switch one out. People complaining about that have obviously not looked at the website at all.
They also give you the option to eliminate ingredients altogether. You can choose never to receive it. I have yet to require the help of customer service, so I can't comment on that. They send instructions in the box with the food that let you know how to prepare it so it tastes the best. You thaw the next days food out in the fridge overnight. I chose this plan because the food was fresh and the ingredients were real as opposed to other diets.
It is rather pricey, but you can earn discounts participating in the online community. Also, I'm paying for the convenience of having food ready made because the hours I work at my job make meal prep near impossible.
I like it a lot so far. I've been on BistroMD for almost a month and love the program. The food tastes fresh, the snacks are yummy, and I genuinely look forward to meal time. I never find myself getting hungry even though I'm definitely eating significantly less. My clothes are already fitting much better. I can't wait to see my body continue to change. If you're looking for a personal chef, a weight loss physician and a way to add convenience to your life, then Bistro M.
Caroline Cederquist, Bistro M. All the work is done, you just have to heat and enjoy. Cederquist combines her experience with an expert team of chefs and dietitians to create a delicious variety of well-balanced meals. Phil, calling it "The best diet delivery available. In an effort to help you avoid those common dieting plateaus, Bistro M. This prevents your body from becoming used to, and expecting, the same amount of calories everyday.
Bistro MD works to save your lean muscle mass by providing a combination of lean proteins and Low Glycemic carbs which are responsible for those blood sugar spikes. When you sign up for Bistro M. More importantly, you'll receive a weekly shipment of fresh-frozen meals from your choice of four different plans. You can choose from seven or five day plans and whether or not you'd like snacks. Each dish is specifically designed to give your body the proper amount of protein, healthy carbohydrates and healthy fats.
You are able to cancel the program at anytime and receive complete guidance for healthy weight loss. The four different options for the plans that you can order include:. Phil Features Bistro MD. Loved being on this diet. After the birth of my daughter, I had 60 pounds to lose, and after being on this for three months, I lost 30 pounds, giving me a great "Jump start".
What kept me from continuing was two fold: Well, we are here to help you find out. For those of you who are fans of the hit NBC reality TV show The Biggest Loser, which features Jillian Michaels , this diet food delivery program was also the official meal plan provider for this show.
The plan was also developed to help busy people from the hassle of preparing healthy meals for the whole family. Aside from the unique meals and healthy snacks, this weight loss diet program also includes a weekly information program that breaks down for you the science behind losing weight. By combining the science of nutrition with culinary cooking, one can lose weight as a result of having portion-controlled and perfectly-balanced delicious meals. Bistro MD designs meals with an average calorie count of 1, a day.
They stress "average", because some of the meals can be above or below this average. The company reasons that it has been medically proven that if you stick to a strict intake of 1, calories a day, your body gets used to it making it harder and harder each week to lose weight.
By varying — increasing or decreasing — the calories on a day-to-day basis, your body and metabolism does not get a chance to get used to a particular level, which in turn makes losing weight more effective. Developed by a medical doctor who specializes in weight loss management.
This diet plan was developed by Dr. Cederquist to initially help her patients lose weight. Cederquist is board certified in family medicine and bariatrics, the specialty of medical weight loss. Cederquist's meals were initially developed to satisfy the discriminating tastes of her Naples clientele.
In no time, the meals became so popular by word of mouth. Cederquist's meals are marketed as Bistro MD and is increasingly becoming one of the most popular home delivered diet meals in the country. Actual testimonials of people who have lost weight. You will find a lot of client testimonials about how this diet program has helped a lot of people right on the company's website.
We also did some further research and found postings and testimonials of people on forums on how they have successfully achieved weight loss with Bistro MD.
This exclusive coupon code offer is not available elsewhere and only works with the link above. People who have lost weight with this diet food delivery program attest to the fact that the pre-planned meal plans are so convenient to have and a marked improvement over the type of unhealthy meals that they are used to.
Furthermore, they attest to the satisfaction that they are eating full meals without feeling deprived of the the enjoyment they get from eating delicious restaurant or home-cooked meals.
Even your families will enjoy the meals. For the fraction of dining out at a good restaurant, you can have great tasting food with the added benefit of being healthy and nutritionally complete. We normally try to avoid to providing commentary on the taste of diet food because taste, as we all know, is a matter of personal preference.
In the case of Bistro MD, we just can't help but say something about how these diet meals taste. The meals are superbly delicious. These are really well-thought of and prepared. After trying other diet meals, from pre-packaged diet food or supplements that you mix with water to those being sold by the major weight loss programs, Bistro MD menus are a welcome treat.
It is no wonder that those who have gone through this weight loss diet program prefer to stick with this until they achieve their weight loss goals. Simple and easy to follow. One of the main goals of this diet program is to take out the hassle of meal planning and preparation. You simply follow the scheduled meal plan, unpack and heat the food, then eat. It does not get any simpler than that.
Bistro MD meal plans are based on lean protein, complex carbohydrate, and low fat. Lean protein has been proven to keep you feeling full and maintain your blood sugars. Simple sugars found in pasta, potatoes, and white bread are not part of the meals since these are known to spike and drop your blood sugar rapidly, causing you to feel hungry soon after eating.
Furthermore, these meals are portion-controlled, which is important to change your eating habits and induce weight loss. This diet food delivery program has various meal plan options for you to choose from.
Currently, there are four options: These are restaurant quality food and the menus are rotated weekly so that you have some variety. If you have any food restrictions due to food allergies or religious preference, Bistro MD also has an extensive substitution list for you to choose from. Shipped in insulated coolers with dry ice directly to your door. The program ships a week's worth of meals via Fed-Ex within one week of your order directly to your door.
All orders are shipped in insulated coolers with enough dry ice to guarantee its freshness upon delivery. Of course, these meals are freshly cooked by Bistro MD's chefs, then vacuum-sealed to seal in the freshness and nutrients of the food. Bistro MD was designed with busy people in mind. All you have to do is follow the meal plan accordingly. There is no need for you to plan or prepare your meals since your meals are already pre-cooked.
This is a big-time saver for the busy person who is also trying to eat healthy to lose weight. By personalizing your plan, Bistro MD can help you achieve your weight loss goals much faster and more effectively.
Also designed for diabetics. Cederquist sees dozens of patients everyday who have been diagnosed as diabetic or pre-diabetic. The diet program was designed also with diabetics in mind so the program works perfectly well also for those who have been diagnosed as diabetic. Endorsed by Jillian Michaels. Fitness guru and trainer Jillian Michaels , best known for her stint on the popular reality weight loss show The Biggest Loser , highly recommends this diet paln to overweight people who are trying to transition themselves from their unhealthy eating habits.
In this show, Jillian helps overweight people get back in shape through exercise and eating the right kinds of meals like Bistro MD. Endorsed by The Doctors. For those who are still not familiar with The Doctors , the show provides frank discussions of common health topics and valuable information from renowned physicians.
If it is worth anything to you at all, Dr. Phil highly endorses this weight loss diet program. In one of the video clips , you can watch Dr. Cederquist can also be seen in the clip. Pre-cooked food not appealing to some people. If eating pre-cooked and pre-packaged food does not appeal to you even if this was designed for you to lose weight and prepared and packaged with the latest food technology to preserve the freshness and nutrition-value of food, then Bistro MD is not the weight loss diet program for you.
Although the main purpose of pre-made menus is to make selection as convenient as possible for its customers, there are those who prefer to have flexible menus.
So this is a matter of personal choice on whether you prefer that someone creates the menu for you or not. For those who prefer more flexibility, then the Bistro MD diet meal delivery service might not be for you. Could be a bit pricey but Compare this to buying a meal from a restaurant, from your supermarket deli, or a fast food joint, this comes out to be about the same cost or in some instances No face-to-face or online support group. Some people like to have face-to-face meetings with a support group or a weight loss counselor to keep themselves motivated.
This diet program also does not have an online community that you can join. If you are the type of person who needs a support group or a counselor, and you would like to go with this program, try to find people who are using the Bistro MD diet program in your community or city.
There are always those who might find certain cuisine "too classy" or "too exotic" for their taste. If you fancy yourself to be a plain Jane or no frills John type of person who does not want to try well thought out restaurant type, healthy cooking, then we are afraid that Bistro MD might not be the right type of diet meal delivery service for you.