NAPLES, Fla., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring has sprung, and with it comes the timeless struggle between keeping, or dropping, our recently made New Year's resolutions.
Given the statistics regarding obesity levels in the United States, it is very likely that your resolution is related to losing weight. Recent CDC estimates list 26.7 percent of adult Americans as obese. Additionally, roughly 34 percent of adults in the U.S. are considered overweight.
What are Americans to do about our weight crisis? The answer for many has been home diet meal delivery services. As a result, the industry has seen near exponential growth since the year 2000.
In recent months, many of the largest diet delivery companies have advertised their products by highlighting their low cost to the consumer. This trend of rolling back pricing may have a positive effect on your wallet, but could have potentially damaging effects to your health.
"With so many people wanting to lose weight, many people look for the easiest and cheapest solution for weight loss and don't do their research when it comes to the nutritional quality of the food they are buying in these plans," says Christy Shatlock, MS/RD, and one of the lead dietitians for BistroMD, the number one physician-designed, chef-prepared diet meal delivery plan in the U.S.
"The American consumer is trained to look for the best deal. With food, however, the deal that appears to be the best may often be the worst," says Shatlock.
"Many diet meals delivered by some of the nation's top companies are filled with cheap fillers, simple carbohydrates, and even additives and preservatives. When viewed in this light, these 'deals' might not be worth the monetary savings."
"Many of our customers are concerned about harmful food additives that have even been linked to cancer, as well as other health problems including respiratory complications and fatigue," says Shatlock.
"What's great about BistroMD is that our chefs use only the freshest ingredients, and we do our best to minimize the number of additives and preservatives we use in each meal."
"With BistroMD, you can have healthy weight loss without worrying about the nutritional quality of the food you are eating," says Shatlock.
To find out more about the meal plans offered by BistroMD, visit http://www.BistroMD.com, or call: (866) 401-DIET.
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BistroMD is a leader in gourmet diet delivery offering home delivery of physician-designed, chef-prepared meals as well as free dietitian support to help customers reach their goals. For more information, go to http://www.BistroMD.com, or call (866) 401-DIET.
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