The geographical origin of the word bistro is Paris, France. It mostly means a small restaurant. Bistros most likely began as simple B&B-type apartments, and then just developed from there into businesses. It is this idea of one business developing from another that is so interesting.
Dr. Cederquist, the woman who started it all
In 2005, Dr. Caroline J. Cederquist – a weight-treatment specialist – noticed that many of the patients in her practice were experiencing difficulties planning and cooking healthy meals on a regular basis. She wanted to help her patients eat healthier. From this very basic idea, BistroMD was created. Dr. Cederquist has 20 years of experience, and is a board-certified bariatrician.
Her program’s approach is simple. It has to be, because life can be difficult enough as it is. Let BistroMD worry about the shopping, cooking, and delivery. Some people may say that all one needs to do is learn to cook a few new dishes. Well, yes, learning and executing new recipes can be fun, but if you are trying to follow a healthy nutrition plan, new dishes can be frustrating. Some of them have quite a learning curve. Plus, making the time to experiment and introduce more ingredients into the household can be tricky.
There are programs targeted at men, women, diabetics, and gluten-free (celiac) patients. Customers can choose from a 5-day or 7-day meal plan. There are over 100 entrées to choose from, but even so things may seem a bit repetitive. If you are willing to bite that bullet, and make a commitment to better yourself, this could be the way for you.
The Key to Success
The key to the Bistro MD diet is metabolic dysfunction, which is a fancy word for hormonal imbalance. Metabolic dysfunction is a condition that makes weight a piece of cake to gain (see what I did there?) and difficult to get rid of. These hormonal changes affect metabolism. Metabolism essentially governs the way in which the body uses its nutrients. Causes of this imbalance may be age-related, genetic in nature, due to various types of medications, and deficiencies in different nutrients. This causes the system to be thrown out of whack.
By giving your body a chance to get back on track, BistroMD helps reboot your natural metabolism, and it ensures that you are able to lose the desired weight and take measures to keep it off. BistroMD doesn’t seem like a life-long nutrition plan. I feel it is geared towards dieters, which are people with a goal in mind. A target. It allows a person to continue his or her daily life, and makes dieting easier. It takes a lot of the hassle out of the equation, and that is a huge advantage.
The BistroMD staff also includes registered dieticians and fitness trainers, who are available for consultation. This is one of the simplest diets there are. No points system, no calorie counting, and no elimination of any particular food group. Simply, a balanced meal plan!
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