Diet is purchased at ilovethisdiet. Meals are refrigerated and delivered once a week. What should you do with your own baking? Even Weight Watchers members are using it to jump start their weight loss when they've hit a plateau or want a break from cooking. Lunch and Dinner Most members choose to have a frozen meal for lunch, and a frozen meal for dinner. What about sprouted grain breads?
The Lean Cuisine Diet? The Healthy Choice Diet? The Smart Ones Diet? The Amy's Diet? Etc...
So what exactly is I Love This Diet? I Love This Diet is a dietitian-designed online weight loss program that uses specially-approved frozen entrees from Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Smart Ones, Amy's, Michelina's and other supermarket favorites. Members select their foods from dietitian-approved lists on their personalized Daily Food Journal, after being assigned a maximum daily calorie limit based on their weight and gender.
The program comes in the form of a membership site that is easy to use from any computer and just about any tablet or smartphone.
To see it in action, play the video below:. Actually, I Love This Diet uses all of these products and others in its meal plan, but it is unaffiliated with the manufacturers of Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Smart Ones, or any of the other foods used in its program. The meals were selected for nutritional reasons as well as to provide great taste and variety to its members.
There are no monthly fees. Food is purchased at your supermarket. Diet is purchased at ilovethisdiet. I Love This Diet website also provides its members with constantly updated links to discount coupons for products from Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Smart Ones and many other approved foods found on the plan.
Immediately after purchasing, dieters are asked to click a box for either USA or Canada, depending on their location. This is because the manufacturers' menus for the two countries are not identical. The diet is very simple. As you lose weight, your calorie level shifts accordingly. Dieters can expect to lose an average of 1 - 2 pounds per week on the program. Members go to their Daily Food Journal each day to select their meals, veggies, fruit, and snacks from approved lists, by clicking on them.
The Daily Food Journal calculates everything automatically, from calories to your daily progress in reaching the recommended fruit, veggie, and dairy servings. Most are under calories and include a dairy and fruit serving.
Selections range from cereal to bagels, pancakes, and more exciting dishes like breakfast parfaits and soufflés. Most members choose to have a frozen meal for lunch, and a frozen meal for dinner. As with all foods on the program, calories are tallied automatically as you select them, and you are also credited with veggie, fruit, and dairy servings contained in the frozen meals you eat, which show on your Daily Food Journal to keep you on track nutritionally. You can also substitute a quick and easy option from the Salad Guide, such as a Soup and Salad Combo.
Yet another option is to use the Build Your Own Meal feature, which allows you to create a version of just about any meal, as long as you stick to I Love This Diet's approved foods as ingredients. Most frozen meals in the frozen food aisle are not allowed in this program for nutritional reasons.
The most common disqualified is sodium content. Even for the approved brands of frozen entrees on this plan, some of the individual meals are banned from the "clickable" approved lists because the plan's dietitians have deemed them too high in sodium to qualify.
The program stresses that it only uses the lowest sodium frozen meals. The "Build Your Own Salad" feature gives you almost complete flexibility to create a robust meal-sized salad from dietitian-approved lists of ingredients from different food categories. You can add almost anything to your salad to make it a filling meal: Fruit and veggies must be added each day for optimum nutrition, as well as dairy or dairy substitutes.
If hunger strikes in between meals, choose from a variety of healthy, filling, snack ideas from the Hunger Helper Guide.
Here you'll find approved varieties of yogurt cups, string cheese, whole grain bread, even grilled fish fillets salmon or tilapia.
The I Love This Diet Treats Guide provides a list of delicious, filling, low calorie snacks and desserts, all under calories each. Meals are low in both calories and carbs. Typical weight loss is around 2 to 5 lbs. On the Jenny Craig system, all meals are provided and you can choose a preplanned option or pick your own foods from an online menu.
You work with a diet counselor to help you choose meals and stick to the diet. The counselor also helps you transition to cooking your own meals as the program ends. Daily calories run 1, to 1, and expected weekly weight loss is about 1 to 2 lbs. You can either arrange home delivery or pick up meals at a Jenny Craig center each week. Bistro MD provides doctor-designed meals low in calories and low on the glycemic index, a measurement of blood sugar response.
The daily calorie count varies between 1, and 1, to keep your metabolism off balance in an attempt to avoid plateaus. Dieters using Bistro MD typically lose 2 to 3 lbs. You consume three meals and one snack daily. The meals are higher in calories than some other plans, about 1, to 1, calories per day, resulting in weight loss of about 1 to 2 lbs.
Meals are refrigerated and delivered once a week.