Which Diet-to-Go Meal Plan is Right for Me?

Meal Plans

How often have you started a diet with all the best intentions to stick with it, only to find that you don’t enjoy the food, the plan is too rigid, it takes too much work, or it’s just not for you?

The result? You probably get bored with it and end up trying something else — or just give up all together.

It’s called yo-yo dieting, and while it can work in the short-term, it’s unlikely you’ll find the lasting, long-term success you’re looking for.

That’s one thing we don’t want to happen, which is why we believe that the food has to:

Taste great…

“I was so happy that it tasted good, because that made it easier to stick with it,” said customer Mary Chobot, who shed 66 pounds on Diet-to-Go’s Keto-Carb30 plan.

Have lots of variety…

“I’m seeing a lot of new foods. I see combinations. I didn’t know that I enjoyed berries and dried nuts and rice. But it’s good, I enjoy it!” said another customer, Brahim Mellah, who lost 30 pounds in just three weeks on the Balance Plan.

And be convenient…

“I thought, ‘I need delicious food that I’m going to eat…without tracking it [on an app],’” said customer Lauren Vaz, who lost 40 pounds with Diet-to-Go. “I Googled it and [Diet-to-Go] came up with the best-tasting food. And then I saw success stories that looked real, and I saw I could get it seven days a week, that I could substitute out the food I didn’t like, that I could do vegetarian. Plus, it’s really flexible with the vacation holds.”

With hundreds of meal choices on our four menus, there’s always something new and different to enjoy.

Whether you’re looking to lose weight*, decrease your chance of developing Type 2 diabetes or manage the diagnosis, eat healthy, or find convenience, there’s a Diet-to-Go meal plan for that. Below are frequently asked questions — and our expert answers — to help you choose the menu that’s right for you.

Which meal plan should I choose if I have prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes?

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For most, the Balance plan is best because it’s designed for weight loss!* Balance meals include plans that average 1,200 calories per day and 1,600 calories per day and are formulated to control for carbs, fat, and protein. Our Balance plan also low in sodium and cholesterol, too. All of these factors are the combination that makes our Balance plan ideal for weight loss* and also offers the most variety while meeting most nutritional needs. For those who specifically require carbs to be limited to 45g or less per meal (usually means meals with fruit are eliminated as options), we also offer our Balance-Diabetes meal plan!

Which meal plan is best for women, and which is best for men?

Balance and Keto-Carb30 are the best for anyone who wants to lose weight* and get the most variety! Our Balance menu includes all meal items also offered on the Balance-Diabetes and Vegetarian menus. By ordering Balance, you are really getting the variety of all three plans. Keto-Carb30 is a low carb-based menu that is also for weight loss and, if it meets your nutrition needs, it’s also a great option!*

What’s the difference between the Balance and Balance-Diabetes plans?

Both plans are 1,200 calories per day and limit carbs, fat, protein, sodium, and cholesterol, which is ideal for weight loss* and a healthy, balanced meal plan. Balance-D specifically limits carbs to 45 grams per meal or less as a hard ceiling, which usually means a meal that’s served with fruit. If you don’t have this specific limitation, Balance is your best option!

Balance is a little more flexible with some meals that can range 45-65 grams of carbs. Balance-D averages 1,400 mg of sodium, and Balance averages 1,600 mg per day. Since the difference is so slight, unless you have a specific health or nutrition need matching those offerings, we suggest you order the Balance plan for the full range of menu options.

Is the vegetarian plan also vegan?

Our Vegetarian menu offers a wide variety of meals created to satisfy! Following ovo-lacto vegetarian, we include dairy, cheese, eggs, fruit, vegetables, and grains. Options to add in seafood meals is provided during menu customization.

Which plan is best if I have food allergies?

Balance includes all the meals from that menu, plus the Vegetarian, Balance-D menus. This gives you the most options to choose from. It can depend on the allergy and your needs so please contact us directly for help.

Which if I want to lose 100 pounds or more? What about if I need to lose less, say 10-50 pounds?

TapasBalance, Balance-D and Vegetarian are calorie-based weight loss plans,* and Keto-Carb30 uses the carb-restrictive weight loss method. They work for all weight loss goals!* Choose the plan that works with your preferences and lifestyle.

What’s the benefit of choosing the Keto-Carb30 plan? What are the challenges?

Keto-Carb30 is very popular for those who find the menu something they can stick to and really enjoy. This menu contains meat, cheese, eggs, and delicious combinations of flavors and sauces. If you stick to it, it can be very effective for weight loss.* It can, however, be restrictive in some ways since you cannot have anything with added or natural sugar or carbs, such as fruit, yogurt, milk, bread, etc.

Which plan is best if I just want to eat healthy and not necessarily lose a ton of weight?

Balance! This menu is so well thought out and follows the health guidelines while also offering the most variety, flexibility, and options with meals.

I don’t really understand portion control. Which plan is right to learn more about that?

Balance! The portions are quite filling and show what we’re meant to eat for a meal. Readjusting by being fed only the right portion size is a very effective way to lose and maintain weight and meet health goals.*

Which plan is best if I need convenience?

Balance! If you just want a healthy meal provided to you that you don’t have to plan out, cook, and prepare for (then also clean up!), this is the plan for you!

Why is Diet-to-Go better than competitors?

Our meals are fully prepared, cooked, and ready to heat and eat. No matter what plan you choose, we have done the planning, shopping, preparing, and cooking all for you! Doesn’t get easier than that! Plus, Epicurious rated Diet-to-Go No. 1 for taste among its competitors, making it more enjoyable and therefore easier to stick with!

Which plan makes sense if I also have a family?

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All of our plans can be used while also feeding your family. That’s because we offer flexible schedules and no minimums. Plus, you can stop and restart whenever you need to!

Which plan is the most popular?

Both the Balance and Keto Carb-30 plans are customer’s favorites and are most-purchased because they offer the most variety and options.

If I’ve tried to lose weight on other programs and have been unsuccessful, which plan should I choose?

Balance or Keto-Carb30 because all you have to do is heat and eat! For customers who have tried other plans that haven’t worked, this takes the guesswork out of it, and they can be very successful.

Ultimately, most customers can find success by choosing the Balance Plan, or, if you’re looking for a keto or low-carb option, the Keto-Carb30 is best. For some people with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, the Balance-D plan is best. It’s best to consult with your doctor about your nutritional needs to decide if this more restrictive plan is right for you.

Ready to check out the meals? View sample menus here!




Author: Caitlin H
Diet-to-Go Community Manager

Caitlin is the Diet-to-Go community manager and an avid runner. She is passionate about engaging with others online and maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle. She believes moderation is key, and people will have the most weight loss success if they engage in common-sense healthy eating and fitness.


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