Type of Diet Reviewed:
Online computer generated meal
plans, balanced nutrition.
Foods You Eat on this Diet
Structured meal plans are provided using typical grocery store
package foods and recipes with minimal substitutions.
General Facts: The diet
program is based upon
weekly meal plans accessible only online at their website, which can be
printed out. The forum platform/bulletin board is a large part of their
Can you keep it off on this type of diet? No data is provided on
long term success of this online menu plan strategy. Long term success
will depend upon individual's ability to choose healthy foods without
using structured meal plans.
Structured meal plans are simple to follow because the thinking is done
for you, which can be helpful in the short term.
No meetings to attend.
Poor prospects of success compared to other online
diet in this study. A research study
indicates that eDiets™ was not as successful as others.
"This study’s principal finding was that
minimal weight loss and was not as effective as a traditional
meal plans can get boring quickly and many may find it hard to make food
choices outside of the meal plan structure.
*eDiets™ is a trademark of eDiets™ Inc.,
Safety and Health Issues
This diet is based upon healthy guidelines and is well balanced,
depending upon calorie level.
Diet Surf Recommendations
only for those who thrive on structure with a minimum of choice. Not
recommended for a long term approach for most people who will tire of
meal plan approach.
Dietitians comments about
Structured meal plans have the same appeal as prepackaged food
plans for dieters looking for an easy answer. These plans can be
helpful at first, but are not a long term approach to eating in the
real world - the true test of weight loss success.