The Real Skinny on Diets That Deliver

We are all busy juggling ours job, social lives and family responsibilities – and cooking a healthy meal, let alone eating healthy foods, often gets pushed to the back burner.

Several eating plans that promise to deliver daily meals and snacks to your door can help you achieve your weight loss goals before Memorial Day. Regardless of your food intolerances or preferences, there is a plan for you. "There's not any one diet that would work for everyone, but there is something for everyone," says Anna Beery, RD, a nutritionist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. "It is really an individualized decision based on time, money and lifestyle."

Options include:

In the Zone

For as low as $19.99 per day, In The Zone delivers a balanced meal replete with all your favorite foods, as long as they fall within a 40% to 30% ratio of daily calories obtained from carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats, respectively.

Fresh Diet

This eating plan is designed with the refined palate in mind. An online meal planner allows you to choose the meals you want to eat – eliminating the portion distortion that may occur if you ordered the same from your favorite restaurant – for as little as $15 a day.

Paleta features farm-to-table local produce and hormone and antibiotic-free meats for $38 day. Calorie counts are based on your daily exercise quotient.

Cooler Cleanse

Don't diet, detox! Cooler Cleanse, cofounded by actress Salma Hayek, avoids all of the hassle of using the juicer you bought off of late night TV. The 5-Day Cooler Cleanse involves two deliveries – one on your first morning and another on your third. You get six drinks comprising 1,200 calories a day for $58 a day.


Anatomy of a Peep

Serving size: 5 chicks!
Calories: 140 (28 per chick!)
Calories from fat: 0
Total carbohydrate 36 G
Total fiber: 0 grams


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