Ease of Use
There are a number of plans available to suit different dietary requirements and each meal is freshly prepared by a chef, hand-delivered to your door, ready to be heated and eaten! There’s a professional team on-hand to support you through your healthy journey and give you any advice you might need. The diet plan includes free access to a health coach who you can contact via the telephone or email any time of day. The meal plans are personalized, giving you the flexibility to switch menu plans or pause if you need a break from the diet or plan to be on vacation.
These are the four plans available:
This is the most popular meal plan from diettogo and has been enjoyed by dieters for around 25 years. All of the meals are calorie-controlled and nutritionally balanced with carbs, fat, cholesterol and sodium levels controlled. There are vegetarian and non-seafood options available for this particular meal plan which has been produced with restaurant-quality flavors that have been dietician approved. The type of meal that is included in this plan is Chicken Pasta Salad, Kale & Swiss Frittata and Thai Turkey Tenderloin. However, with foods such as Breakfast Pizza, Macaroni Cheese, Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Sandwich and Waffles with Peaches & Apples in Syrup, we’re not sure if this particular diet plan can work for everyone!
The diabetes-friendly menu has been specially formulated to help people lose weight, manage pre-diabetes and prevent type-2 diabetes. The meals in this diet have been created to control blood sugar naturally with sodium levels, carbs, fat, and cholesterol also kept in check. There are still carb-heavy options on this menu such as Chicken Pizza and Waffles with Blueberry Cream Cheese, but all in all this menu plan looks healthy and varied.
This Keto-friendly diet is for those of you wishing to cut down on carbs and stick to a classic Atkins-style diet. The meals heavily restrict carbs and rely on meat, eggs, and cheese to help people lose weight fast. The carb-restricted plan replaces carbs with fat and the meals average around 30 net carbs per day. Meal examples include Pork Chop Breakfast, Baked Chicken with Goats Cheese and Old Fashioned Pot Roast. It is not recommended to add fruit, bread, sugar or carbs to these meals.
This is the veggie version of the Balance Menu Plan which uses its protein sources from dairy, eggs, beans, and soy. There are no vegan options with this menu nor is there the option to add fish if you are a pescatarian. Meals include Blueberry Pancakes with Soy Sausage, Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Mushroom Ravioli.
When looking at all the meals offered, we found the meals to be varied yet slightly carb-heavy (not including the Keto-Carb30 Plan). There is a variety of food to suit all tastes but mostly these are US recipes so will suit an American palate.
The meal plans are flexible, meaning you can alter your meal plans as and when needed and can even pause them if necessary.
Here are the current meal plan prices (exclusive of $9.99 delivery charge):
Balance Plan – from $121.99 Per Week (Cost = $12.20 Per Meal) to $198.99 Per Week (Cost = $9.48 Per Meal)
Balance Diabetes Plan – from $121.99 Per Week (Cost = $12.20 Per Meal) to $179.99 Per Week (Cost = $8.57 Per Meal)
Keto-Carb30 Plan – from $137.99 Per Week (Cost = $13.80 Per Meal) to $204.59 Per Week (Cost = $9.74 Per Meal)
Vegetarian Plan – from $121.99 Per Week (Cost = $12.20 Per Meal) to $179.99 Per Week (Cost = $8.57 Per Meal)
In comparison to dining out, these meals offer relatively good value for money. These meals are prepared by chefs using fresh and healthy ingredients. As a diet, however, we feel that these plans are expensive and can cost as much as $818.36 per month just for one person.
Overall we felt that diettogo makes a good choice for people who either don’t have time to plan, prep and cook their own healthy meals or don’t want to take on the task of constant calorie counting. There are a range of calorie-controlled meal plans and support is available if needed. The variety of food was quite impressive but the carb-heavy choices were a bit surprising. We don’t feel that eating pizzas and grilled cheese sandwiches (even if it’s just 1-2 days a week) promote an overall healthy lifestyle.
We felt disappointed that there were no Kosher, vegan of gluten-free options too. This is something we feel they should change. Overall, this is a good diet plan for busy people who need a kick start to a new healthy routine but we feel that it isn’t suitable for those on a budget.