From their website - "Q: Do I have to order the BistroMD Meal Plan to lose weight?
A: No. You do not have to purchase the BistroMD Meal Plan, however for best results, we do recommend using the meal plan."
The meal plan means ordering frozen meals from 17 Day.
"Q: I ordered the meal plan. How do I cook my meals?
A: You donít! Just pop the meals into your microwave and heat, eat and enjoy! Itís that easy!"
Uhhh, so we aren't really learning how to eat properly.
"Q: What if I want to order just one meal each day?
A: The 17 Day Diet Meal Plan is available as a breakfast, lunch and dinner plan. We do not offer the option to receive fewer meals at this time."
To me that is exactly the opposite of permanent and meaningful lifestyle change.
It does however look like the kind of thing that would appeal to people seeking some kind of convenient magic to make them thin again. Just pop your troubles in the microwave, hand over some money while you wait thirty seconds and *ping* the jeans will fit again.
Not for me.
Do you think these people end up on Dr Phil because they make the world a better place or because they pay for the exposure? And they have to recoup that money from somewhere which means gouging it from customers.
Perhaps the book by itself makes more sense, represents good value and encourages personal growth toward independent loss and maintenance of weight. But frankly, the website says very little about the diet and book that would enable a meaningful choice to be made.
all the best,
| current weight: 146.0