If you've ever tried to lose weight, you know going at it alone doesn't work. Plenty of studies have proven that people who lose weight with a community, or other help, lose more weight and keep it off for longer. But there's also a lot of bad information out there. Between fad diets, machines that promise to exercise for you (I mean, I wish that worked, but it definitely doesn't), and disordered eating marketed as "thinspiration," the internet can feel like a dangerous place for people looking to make a change.
Our editors know from personal experience how emotional and overwhelming it can feel to start a weight loss regimen. So we decided to brave all the scary false-information and quick fix trends out there to find something we would be proud to recommend as safe, effective help for people looking to lose weight. We ended up finding one program that cut through all the noise -- Diet-To -Go. Diet-To-Go is a weight loss plan made simple for being with busy lifestyles. The subscription sends you healthy, chef curated meals every week designed with the right amount of calories and nutrients for your body. It's not a one-size-fits-all plan, they curate the meals to what your body needs to lose weight. But what really sets DTG apart is that the meals aren't the kind of processed frozen garbage our editors were used to seeing from weight loss deliveries. It's like you have a home chef at your disposal, cooking you fresh and delicious meals, you just have to heat and eat.
Here are the five reasons Diet-To-Go topped our list of weight loss programs.
The fact that we could skip the grocery store without relying on overly processed frozen TV dinner-style diet meals was the biggest plus. Getting meals delivered to you really takes all the excuses out of losing weight -- and trust me, we're excuse experts. There's no prep work like traditional cooking or meal kits, and they make it easy to skip weeks if you're out of town.
Our meals came out to less than $9 per meal, which gave us three meals a day, 7 days a week. It's really easy to pick a plan that works for you, if you want fewer meals per week, but we like the plan that gives you every single meal because it takes all the guesswork out of losing weight. Plus, it made it super easy to balance our weekly budgets, because we didn't have to do any grocery shopping!
A lot of the other plans we looked at were one-size-fits-all solutions, but Diet-To-Go created plans based on our personal weightloss journey and goals, including starting weight and how much we exercise. They also let you pick from a ton of plan options, so you can skip the fish if seafood isn't your thing, or get a special plan if you're diabetic or pre-diabetic. The calorie-based plans are low in cholesterol and sodium, plus they have plans for people who need helping sticking popular-but-difficult Keto lifestyle.
When you join Diet-To-Go, you get access to a health coach for free, and can email or call anytime with questions. They make sure you have the help you need to lose weight while staying happy and healthy.