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The Fresh Diet America’s premier at-home meal delivery company announces today that it has recently partnered with MyCircles to provide this innovative company and its member healthy options with The Fresh Diet in the food and beverage market.


MyCircles is an interest based network that allows its members to create multiple profiles for Social, Professional and Dating connections like no other site.  Their unique privacy settings let you keep your social, dating and professional profiles all separate.  MyCircles will provide it’s members  with access to The Fresh Diet’s many fresh delivered meal options.  MyCircles was a natural choice for The Fresh Diet to join forces with as both companies are truly unique in their respective fields.






“We are happy to partner with a like minded company such as MyCircles,” says Raj Rawal, CEO of The Fresh Diet.


Surfside Gazette

Check out the Surfside Gazette for a great story about The Fresh Diet’s Founders.  In 2005 Zalmi Duchman and Chef Yos Schwartz started America’s #1 gourmet meal delivery company, growing it to become the leader in the home meal delivery space.  Today, the company with about 350 employees is one of the largest U.S. food producers in the fresh cooked, daily delivered category, delivering healthy, gourmet meal plans daily to homes in 12 states and 44 metropolitan areas across the country.  Zalmi and The Fresh Diet have earned numerous prestigious accolades over the years, including making the Inc. 500 list consecutively in 2010 and 2011, The Forbes Top 20 Most Promising US Companies List in November of 2011, as well as being an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee in both 2011 and 2009.

The Fresh Diet has been featured on Good Morning America and The Doctors.  We have helped such individuals such as Sherri Shepherd, Gayle King and Kevin Federline lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.  Lots of The Fresh Diet clients have had wonderful results like Marissa Martin.

By eating The Fresh Diet, training hard and, prioritizing her health, Marissa Martin shed an unbelievable 83 lbs. for Chicago based TV program, “Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.” Before beginning the program, Marissa admits to feeling groggy and sleepy even after a full nights rest, but since changing her diet and exercise routine, she no longer wonders how many times she can hit the snooze button on her alarm. She wakes up filled with energy and ready to face the day ahead! “I love the way I feel and look and my energy is at an all-time high.”

The Fresh Diet offers its clients such wonderful menus as Gluten Free, Fresh Vegetarian and Fresh Premium.  With lunches as low as 260 calories and dinners, like Eggplant Parmigina at 160 Calories, it’s any wonder why our two founders are the Talk of the Town!

North Miami, FL. (Dec 1, 2014) The Fresh Diet, America’s #1 meal delivery company has signed on as an official sponsor of Miami’s largest business conference for entrepreneurial women Women’s Success Summit IX.  The Fresh Diet, founded in Miami in 2005 The Fresh Diet understands the entrepreneurial spirit and is celebrating that spirit by providing lunch for The Women’s Success Summit.  The Fresh Diet is looking forward to being partners with The Women’s Success Summit and all of it’s attendees for a long time to come.


About The Women’s Success Summit:

Women's Success Summit

The Women’s Success Summit was founded in June 2010 by Michelle Villalobos (Professional Speaker & Personal Branding Coach) who serves as Summit Hostess & Emcee. Her vision was to bring together Miami’s growing woman entrepreneur community for an educational experience that would transform women-owned businesses.  Since then, the Summit has grown into (although it also attracts men – we like to say we are “woman-focused and man-friendly.”)

The Summit has been featured in both local media (The Miami Herald, NBC6, The Sun Sentinel, etc.) plus national and global media (The Chicago Tribune, CNN en Español), and has helped hundreds of women get inspired and take ACTION in their businesses. While the audience is mostly local, some people travel from all over the US and abroad to attend the Summit.

The Women’s Success Summit is a powerful, fun, inspiring event that helps women not only achieve breakthroughs in business, but also in their LIVES.

Each Summit has it’s own unique theme that addresses one major area that women can improve upon drastically by applying simple mindset shifts, strategic initiatives or plain old tactical know-how.

The idea behind this year’s theme, Time To Shine!, is that to get ahead, women need to put themselves out there and “own” their unique gifts and talents. We often wait for someone to “discover” us, when the person who REALLY needs to discover us first is… US!!

About The Fresh Diet:

The Fresh Diet

The Fresh Diet, America’s #1 meal delivery company with delivery to 12 states, 44 metro areas and 573 Cities within the continental United States.

Our meal delivery plans include: menu customization, 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, a caloric and portion controlled formula, variety with over 150 gourmet meals, access to nutritionists and fresh doorstep delivery five days a week. Our chef prepared meals are nutritionally balanced and are never frozen, freeze-dried or vacuum packed. Our meal delivery service provides the most convenient way to maintain a healthy lifestyle without giving up the simple joy of eating fresh, delicious food.

20 Under 4020 Under 40.

Zalmi Duchman, Chairman of The Fresh Diet was recognized by The Miami Herald with a “20 Under 40″ award.

Zalmi Duchman is Chairman and the Founder of Fresh Diet. He began operations on January 1, 2006, with three clients. While Zalmi “shopped and dropped,” his wife “cooked and packed.” Today, Zalmi has grown The Fresh Diet to become the largest US food producer in the freshly-prepared, daily delivery category – which now delivers meal plans to thousands of clients nationwide.

Fresh Diet is America’s #1 Gourmet Meal Delivery service. With 5 kitchens nationwide in Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, The Fresh Diet provides delivery to 12 states, 44 metro areas and 573 Cities within the continental United States.

Born in Brooklyn, NY, Zalmi has lived in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Israel. He attended school in Miami until reaching high school. He then attended a Yeshiva boarding school in Los Angeles where he met his roommate, Yosef Schwartz with whom he started The Fresh Diet with. Zalmi is a board member of the PSF Friendship Circle, a special needs children charity. Zalmi married his wife Leah in June, 2001 and has three children.

According to Mr. Duchman, “The most important thing from my story is the fact that I started this business on a whim. I didn’t do market research. I didn’t write a business plan. I just had an idea and I went with it.”

Congratulations to Zalmi on this prestigious 20 Under 40 award.


The first part of this weight loss journey is coming to an end in a few short months. I can’t believe how fast the year has gone. I am down almost 40lbs. I have taken up scuba again and have truly enjoyed how this year has turned out. I am a new person with a new body. My journey is going to continue even after the Fresh Diet. It has been an incredible year. Starting new things, taking care of myself both physically and mentally. When you gain weight (at least for me) even though I didn’t let it stop me from enjoying my life, but it definitely changed how and what I did. I do things now with more excitement and fulfillment. The Fresh Diet has given me, not only incredible food for the last year, but has also given me my health. My cholesterol has gone down. I have gone down two pants sizes and have gained energy and excitement. Here’s to the next 3 month, the Fresh Diet and the continuation of the new me.



Let’s go Meatless Monday!

I read an article in January’s issue of Today’s Dietitian, which sparked my interest in the Meatless Monday campaign. Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative to help individuals reduce their meat consumption by the recommended 15%, which will improve not only your health but also your carbon footprint.

Some of the health benefits of cutting out meat one day a week include:
• Reducing risk of heart disease
• Limit cancer risk
• Lowering cholesterol
• Lowering blood pressure levels and hypertension
• Fights type 2 diabetes
• Improves your diet by increasing fiber and lowering saturated fat and total fat intake

Some benefits for our planet include:
• Reduce carbon foot print – it is estimated by the UN that the meat industry generates about 1/5 of the man-made greenhouse gas emissions
• Reduce water usage – the usage of water for livestock are much larger than needed for vegetable of grain growth. (1800-2500 gallons of water go into one pound of beef)
• Reduce fuel dependence – 40 calories of fossil fuel goes into the production of 1 calorie of beef as opposed to 2.2 calories of fossil fuel into making 1 calorie of grains.

With all these benefits no wonder the Meatless Monday movement gets so much support! Some supporters include Chef Mario Batali, Oprah Winfrey, food activist Michael Polland, The Food Network, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

With the Fresh Diet it is easy to go meatless every Monday! We offer vegetarian options at every meal!
So go onto and take the pledge to be meat less on Mondays!

Danielle Hamo, RD LD/N

Hi There,

So many things have changed for me since my last blog entry. The holidays were a great time with friends and family. It tends to be a very hard time for most people, including me, to stay on track. There are so many distractions and temptations but with The Fresh Diet I was able to stay focused. Trust me on the actually holiday I had things that I have always enjoyed but I only did it for one meal. I was able to survive the holidays and actually loose 2 more pounds. Who usually does that? Nobody I know including myself but The Fresh Diet definitely helped. I was also focused because I had something to look forward too.

In January I went on an amazing scuba vacation to Bonaire. When you hear scuba vacation what is the first thing you think of? Well for me, it was the thought of having to be in a bathing suit and even worse a wet suit for an entire week. But with the journey I have been on since May 22 of last year I have lost over 35 lbs. so getting into my bathing suit and wetsuit wasn’t so bad. I told you over the summer that I am learning to do things for myself…things that will make me happy. And I have rediscovered scuba diving. It is amazing! It takes all the things you have going on in you life and makes it disappear even if it is only for 30-40 minutes at a time. Those are the most incredible 30-40 minutes anyone can ever experience. You are anywhere from 20-100 feet below the ocean waters. It is a wonderland and a euphoric feeling being one with the ocean life. Looking around and seeing nature’s most amazing creatures swimming around you as if you are a part of them. I would look around me in amazement when schools of hundreds, if not thousands, of multicolored fish are swimming past me and around me. It was incredible. The one thing I did realize was that scuba is not an easy sport. Once you are in the water it is awesome but getting in can be hard especially if you are doing shore dives. The equipment is anywhere from 35-50 pounds including tanks and other equipment. It made me realize what weight I was carrying around on a daily basis. And wow how did I do it. But the thing I do know is that I will never get back to that weight.

I LOVE the way I feel and I look forward to continuing this journey not just for the next 5 months but also the rest of my life. And my next dive trip in March!!!

Until next time…be happy and enjoy all that life has to offer!


When you say “jump,” TFD asks “how high?”

Last week, The Fresh Diet hosted the company’s first ever Executive Conference in Miami. In order to keep you up to date on all of the great things that TFD has in the works, we’ll be posting brief summaries of some of the content that was presented during the conference. The following is a brief note from TFD’s Director of Quality Control Oscar Schwartz.

Hi Everyone,

Along with all of the other great initiatives currently being worked on here at The Fresh Diet, I would like to announce an exciting new project. As the director of our Quality Control department, I am in the process of designing customer surveys!

Yes, I will be conducting three different client surveys that will help us to better understand how we can serve you better! In fact, I would love for you all to send me your ideas about the type of questions you think need to be asked after a client’s first week, throughout the course of their program, and at the end of their program.

I am extremely excited about this new project and I can’t wait to hear all of your ideas.

Oscar Schwartz
Quality Control, Customer Care, & Billing

If you aren’t a Fresh Diet customer yet, be sure to join the survey population. Click here to have our fresh, gourmet meals delivered right to your door.

The Fresh Diet takes a bite out of the Big Apple!

Live from New York… it’s Saturday Night! (OK, so the above picture was taken earlier in the week.) Groupon hosted a live event in NY this week, and The Fresh Diet was in attendance. Here is a photo taken with a Blackberry of Fresh Diet CEO Zalmi Duchman and Fresh Diet Executive Chef Yosef Schwartz doing what they most love to do… feeding people healthy meals.

Even if you missed the big event, you can still join The Fresh Diet family. Click here to have our fresh, gourmet meals delivered to your door.

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