Founded by Caroline Cederquist, M.D., BistroMD is built around making sustainable weight loss possible for all, including those with insulin resistance. The meals all focus on fueling your metabolism, stabilizing your blood sugar, keeping you satiated, and promoting heart health by incorporating around 20 grams of lean protein, 25 net carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of fat. The final plate breakdown looks like 40% lean protein, 30% fats, and 30% carbohydrates delivered in a frozen meal with less than 600 milligrams of sodium.
When you sign up for BistroMD, you’ll have a choice of six programs, including an option for people in menopause. Each program offers two types of plan: full and partial. The former covers three square meals a day, while the latter offers only lunch and dinner. You’ll also have the choice to eat BistroMD five or seven days a week for a total of up to 21 meals.
Once you’re signed on, a registered dietitian creates a custom diet program based on your goals and taste preferences. Unlike other curated plans, BistroMD gives you total control of the recipes in your order, so you can adjust your weekly box to include all your favorite recipes. Note: Programs typically cap out at 1,200 to 1,400 calories, which may not be sufficient fuel for many.
-Pork tenderloin with whole-grain mustard sauce
-Roasted tofu and ancient grain salad bowl
Sustainability & Quality: Frozen food often gets a bad reputation for low quality and excess salt, but neither will be an issue with BistroMD. The brand caps sodium at less than 600 milligrams and uses local, family-owned farms to source produce. Plus, all proteins are hormone-free, and seafood is environmentally sourced with a robust list of banned ingredients for every recipe. Our biggest complaint? Most but not all packaging is curbside recyclable.