Optifast Review: Does it Work?

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Bistro MD: Does This Very Popular Diet Really Work?
You literally have your own team working for you. Program offers 12 weeks of meal replacement to help you lose weight. This could potentially lead to unwanted side effects. To discover which meal replacements made it to the top 10 list, click here. Regardless of whether my suggestion is acted on, I would request that my feedback be posted on the list of feedback for the Optifast program. Loved the program and lost 50 lbs in 3 months without excersize. If you are the type of person described above, then Bistro MD is definitely not a diet program for you.

Program offers 12 weeks of meal replacement to help you lose weight.


Your order will arrive in a box and inside the box will be an environmentally-friendly Kodiakotton insulation packaging to keep all the pre-cooked meals frozen see box below.

Bistro MD formerly used styrofoam boxes but have now shifted to this environmentally-friendly packaging. Inside the box, the frozen meals are packed with dry ice to make sure you receive the meals in good condition. Some people love planning and preparing their own meals. Some people really make time for it and that is really great if that is your preference.

Other people may not find having pre-cooked and pre-package meals to be an appealing way to lose weight even though it is convenient and the meals are carefully prepared by chefs and nutritionist to help lose weight. If you are the type of person described above, then Bistro MD is definitely not a diet program for you. If you have some food allergies, make sure to check the meal ingredients that Bistro MD provides. Bistro MD can adjust their menus to accommodate you if you have certain types of food allergies.

Now if you are used to having large meal portions, you will definitely feel a bit deprived for the lack of more food to eat, most especially when the food taste good. However, we thought that people will definitely have that feeling of wanting to have a second helping cause … yes, the meals are that delicious. There are people who prefer having shakes or a combination of shakes and meals in order to lose weight. If you are that type of person, then this is not for you.

Some of the dishes on Bistro MD may be new to you or exotic to your taste. As mentioned previously, these meals were developed and prepared by some of the finest chefs in the country. If you prefer food that you are familiar with and are not the type who would like to try other dishes in spite of these dishes being delicious, tasty, and nutritious, then Bistro MD may not be for you.

The company does not ship elsewhere outside the United States. Maybe in the future, this might be something that they might look into as more people are learning more about their program. Like any person who is looking to invest in a diet program, price is definitely something that you should consider. For some people, Bistro MD may be too pricey and not affordable.

Some people whom we have come across are quick to inform us that their investment in the program is way cheaper than the cost that they would have to pay in case they get sick from being overweight.

So to them, they think of it as an investment in their health that gave them back a happy and healthy lifestyle. Compared to other weight loss diet programs in the market, the program is reasonably priced considering that you get quality meals, relatively large portion sizes, healthy and natural ingredients, and other benefits that you get for your money.

Initially, you may think that the prices may seem like a lot of money to spend each week. However, if you take into account the cost of your time for planning meals, doing the groceries, cooking, cleaning up, and the stress and effort of having to do all these yourself, you will realize that Bistro MD does offer a significant amount of value in terms of overall cost and time-savings.

A review by CBS Moneywatch. That number only reflects the cost of food ingredients and still does not factor in the cost of your time and the effort incurred for planning meals, doing the groceries, preparing and cooking meals, and cleaning up. Your food is pre-cooked so all you have to do is heat the food and enjoy your healthy, nutritious meal. It also saves you hours in food planning, grocery time, and meal preparation allowing you to use that extra time to do other things you truly enjoy.

We highly suggest that you check what their Special Offer is and of course, take advantage of any special promo they are running so that you can save money and start losing weight the delicious way.

So there you have it! Bistro MD makes no claim that these results are representative of all participants on this program. Bistro MD recommends you consult with a physician before starting a weight loss program.

Please be aware that results may vary depending on the individual and other factors. Typical weight loss on this program is 1 to 2 lbs. Did you find this review of Bistro MD helpful? Are you planning to go on this diet or have you used this before?

Feel free to share your thoughts. I just want to share with you my progress with Bistro MD. I feel really good and I would have to credit all that to the meals of Bistro MD. Need to loose about 59 pounds. Thank you for the sensible critique and cost info. Mostly fish and vegetables. Sometimes chicken or turkey but not all the time! Is there a plan to start me on this regiment? Can you send some ideas and pricing plans? I tried turbo shakes with other companies and they gave me lots of gas…lol Thanks if this gets to you.

Hi Jim — sorry, I missed this comment at the time you posted it. I would also recommend looking at BistroMD https: Diet-to-Go has some really good plans that sound like they could work for you. Both are going to be a bit more pricey than Nutrisystem, but sound like they could be a better fit. My husband and I are considering NS. We also do not want to purchase ANY other food if possible.

Hi Lynn — I replied to Ray with a couple of other options BistroMD and Diet-to-Go …I would recommend checking out those reviews if you think they may be something that would work for you and your husband. There are definitely some ways to keep the costs down though. You will definitely want to incorporate fresh produce, though, as I think you would get tired of only eating their pre-made meals, and you will want to mix in a salad or something on most days just to get the health benefits from the fresh produce if nothing else.

Hi Pete — the frozen food is an additional charge, but can be included in your 4-week order or as an ala carte item. Many are on a fixed income and I am one of them … an older woman, a widow, and on a very fixed income.

With the profit your company surely must realize, might you consider offering your program free to a few deserving people men and women who would benefit from it as well? Just something you might consider … it just might be of benefit to your company in another way … good will! The Costco purchased gift cards can definitely be used and there is a space at checkout to put them in. You will just have to make sure you put the gift card in a few days before the processing date for additional deliveries.

I just went through this whole process and received my order today. Thanks for the very thorough cost information. Helped make my decision a lot easier. I agree, too, the frozen meals are definitely a nice bonus — especially the desserts! There are some costs with buying your own fruits or vegetables to consider too, but overall it seems fairly affordable. Anyways, thanks for the detailed pricing breakdown, really appreciate it. Is it organic or are there a lot of preservatives in It.

Hi Isabel — Thanks for visiting. Hi Arlene — Thanks for visiting. I have always found it to be very easy to opt out. As long as you stay on the program for at least two months, you should be able to cancel without paying any type of penalty if you need to cancel after month 1 I mention one way to avoid the penalty in the review above , and customer service has always been very easy to deal with when I have needed to call them.

I live in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Where in Canada can I join. Are the costs of the meals increased to take in the difference between the American and Canadian do. Also what about duty and taxes, as well as shipping fees. I am a woman ,77 yrs old and need to lose at least 25 lbs. Please try to enlighten me. Thank you very much for your assistance.

What exactly is in the Turbo Shakes? Are the ingredients identified on the package? Best of luck — Norm. Hi Obie — I added a picture of the nutrition fact label on our Nutrisystem Shake page.

I have limited freezer space and feel that the frozen foods would be the way for me to start and continue a controlled size appropriate diet. Does anyone offer three or four shipments monthly? If you get the Basic plan none of the foods are frozen, so that may be another option you could consider. I mix the choc. All food cravings were taken away.

I started this diet on May 1 At the end of 8 weeks I was down 34 lbs and had reached my goal of a BMI of Started at 31 It is hard to not cheat on this diet but if you tough it out you do get the results!

I am very pleased. Most of the flavours are too sweet for me, but the coffee one is nice. Works really well when you follow the program and have the 3 shakes and veggies only in the intensive period.

I also meant to add that when I started the diet. In the first month I lost 33 pounds and feel great. For me it was tough to follow the diet because I like to eat but I didn't cheat.

I plan to go for another 4 weeks, so I will be on the diet for 8 weeks and then move off to eating healthy while continuing to work out. I would highly recommend this diet. It got me results faster than I thought it would. His suits are impeccable. Name from growing up. I will wake up some and not be so picky cranky.

I am starting Optifast today on a part-time basis, mixed with vegetable and fruit, until I get clinical help for a more structured guidance. I have already lost 35 kilos, without Optifast, but by simply eating a lot less, minimizing carbs and doing lots of swimming.

I regained 5 kilos recently because I ate more and did a lot less swimming. I need to loose two dress sizes before April, so I can fit into a coat I am wearing to a Wedding. So, I shall see if blending in Optifast, will help me reach my short term goal, then look at modifying what I do for long term weight maintenance. I would really like to lose another 40 or 45 kilos. I have been on optifast for 16 weeks. I started at and now weight The first two weeks are hard. I have now a total cholorestrol of I am on half blood pressure meds.

I now am in transition to food. Each week I learn so much in this program. Started the program 5 weeks ago. Ive lost 8kgs to date. Shakes are fine tasting, I stick to banana, chocolate, strawberry and caramel. Others have put in flavour essences in to mix it up e.

Soups are ok, I like vegetable best. Recipes for additional allowances are really nice and varied and Optifast Aust Forum members are always posting good food allowance recipes. Drinking 2 litres of water a day is acheivable by having a water bottle nearby and drinking regularly. I have not cut out my morning coffee with 2SM, it hasnt affected the outcome. Ive been to dinner 3 times in the 5 weeks, I made healthy choices and didnt suffer.

I exercise at least hours a week. He walks times per week an hr at a time. I came into the program via a friend who is kg 6'2. I was 85 5'3. We stated together and post each other our daily weights to keep ourselves motivated and provide support. Both of us at times have had great weeks and slow weeks. We keep reminding each other its a marathon not a sprint.

I m happy I started it. Not hungry, or light headed. Ive stayed active and its working for both of us. I'm really happy I am learning to eat less on Optifast instead of being seduced by mega food company's intense marketing. I like the tastes and my nutritionist recommends the products as very balanced nutritionally. This is contrary to my many former diets. Loved the program and lost 50 lbs in 3 months without excersize.

I have kept it off. The secret is to eat better and often once you lose it. I also work out 3 days a week. I have never felt so good. Re the entry in the list of 'Pros' for the Optifast program which states "Great tasting meal replacement shakes". I sincerely feel that statement is misleading. I appreciate and recognize that taste is subjective.