We are also very impressed with the quality of their food (which is another common issue for diet plans like this). It’s clear to us from anecdotal reviews that they have invested a large amount of time and effort into creating the perfect balance between calorific content and flavor.
I decided to try the Nutrisystem men’s basic plan because it is a diet that provides the foods you eat already prepared. I thought if I pay to go out to eat everyday I might as well pay to eat this healthy food and lose some weight.
As for me, I’m glad Marie’s still doing it for Nutrisystem. God bless her, because it really helped me lose the 20 pounds I needed to lose through my previously bad diet (not sitting on my lazy fat butt all day watching TV). I lost weight and reached a goal. Man, unlike that other guy I’m happy, positive and thankful I found something that worked for me!
Nutrisystem Turbo 13 is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, and is a great fit for anyone who wants an easy plan to follow. I’ve used their plan now several times over the years, and it’s one of our highest rated weight loss products here on the site.
Hi Cook! Thanks so much for the prompt reply! I did actually read the ‘fine print’ and I understand and respect it! It’s sometimes difficult to weed out the legit complaints so thanks for helping clear that up! I agree completely that it’s going to take a couple of months anyway to retrain your habits and see some results! I am so excited at the hopes of this working! I have enjoyed everything I’ve tried so far! I can’t wait to continue!
I always say to folks that if you want to get your weight down, you have to eat more healthily and try and get some exercise each day. Even if its only 30 minutes on a bike or treadmill or going for a “real” walk at a fast pace, try and do some. The solution is really simple on paper, I get that it’s maybe not so simple in real life. You get into habits and they’re tough to break even when you know you got to break them!
On the other hand, this plan does involve reducing your daily calorie intake, which can help you lose weight. After all, cutting out calories is a proven way to drop some unwanted pounds. Unfortunately, some customers say that Nutrisystem leaves them feeling hungry and unsatisfied, which is likely to make them stop the diet plan altogether.
I started on NS the end of Mar. at 188 or so pds. I read reveiws, both + and – and then made the decision to join. I spent hours in the store trying to shop and label read – it was exhausting. So to jump my wt loss NS was ideal. what ever they shipped, including the fresh frozen, is what I went with. They figured it out for me and thats what I needed. Yes, the box food is not that great – but I was mentally prepared for the challenge and accepted the fact the food was not great. The fresh frozen is okay. I do not use any seasoning on veggies or stray from the plan. I seat what is in the book. Plus I am not that creative with seasoning anyway. I was use to using all the bad seasoning, salt etc. I am into the secon shipment and will end this by Jun 1. My weight now is 171.5. I did not excerise the first month. In May I will begin the situps and the walking. So it does work even w/o exercise, although it isnot advisable. I am 56 and have battled high cholesterol for years. With meds( and after a year an increase in doseage) I have gone from 280 something to 190. Went for my physcial 3 weeks ago and the choles is 178, and HDL/LDL and Tricyl are normal. This is amazing for me and it b/c of the NS diet. I also needed to rid my body salt as well. When its over I will have a better understanding of what I need to eat and what I truly dont need!. As for shipping – if one cancels before receiving the second shipment or cancels shortly after rec’ing the first they will charge you – sortof an inconvenience fee. All that boxing shipping pulling packages, etc. After two months, one can cancel w/o penalty. If someone needs the structure and the guidance – try NS. Be mentally prepared though. It is not like our home cooking- but try and do w/o for at least two months. You then work with a clean slate; cook your own meals, learn to eat in a healthier fashion. Oh I did cheat several times – but continued on NS the next day. So don’t be discouraged reading reviews. Be encouraged on how you want to feel and look!
Another grand old name of the weight-loss business, Jenny Craig combines elements of both Nutrisystem and Weight Watchers — it sells you the food a la Nutrisystem and provides counseling, much like Weight Watchers. Experts and consumers alike agree that it works but some complain about the cost and others find fault with at least some of the food.
Nutrisystem does not expect its clients to be able to change lifestyle and diet on their own. When you join the program, you can take advantage of more than the research in diet plans. They also have nutritionists and medical professionals on call to talk to you about your next move. If you have questions about how to apply any of the techniques that Nutrisystem shows you, you can also access the online community. This community is full of people who have successfully applied the diet plans and principles to achieve their goals. Sometimes you do not need to talk to a doctor – you just need someone who has been through your journey before. Plus, they do offer some counseling and help via applications you can download on your smartphone, laptop, or tablet.
That’s about right, although you can probably get the costs down even further if you utilize options like Costco or Sam’s Club. There is an additional expense with the fresh produce, but it’s definitely worth it, in my opinion!
It can happen particularly to those dieters that have been used to eating an unhealthy diet of mostly processed and junk food. In that case, the body needs to grow accustomed to digesting much healthier food, which can sometimes create the gas some people experience. Some folks complain about it, but when you stop and think about it, the goal is to shed weight so is it really such big deal?
Prior to that, I had always been able to maintain a pretty healthy weight, and my weight had been pretty easy to manage most of life – I typically felt healthy, could keep up with my peers in sports, and really never viewed myself as being overweight.
I was very frustrated with Nutrisystem. Because I need to lose over 100 pounds and don’t like to cook, I thought Nutrisystem would be the ideal program for me. When my first shipment arrived, I had no idea how much cupboard space would be needed to house all of the items. (I didn’t try the plan that has items that need to be kept frozen.) I ended up keeping most of the food on a counter which “screamed” to my family and friends that once again Barb’s trying to lose weight.
Hi Troy – Sorry to hear that that was your experience. In all honesty, I have hadn’t any problems when dealing with their customer service, and everyone has been friendly and helpful. It was actually a customer service rep who told me I could switch from the meal delivery to just the Turbo Shakes after my first month on the program to lock in the auto-delivery savings without having to commit to another month of food. In any case, I hope you are able to get things resolved!
I’ve just added a salt & pepper to a few of the items. But so far, My future Mother In Law’s pre wedding gift to me has already got me re-motivated, feeling better & back to losing weight again! 🙂
I have no kitchen skills so preparing complex and healthy meals can’t happen. Therefore, Nutrisystem works for me. I basically have two choices, low carb or Nutrisystem. Low carb works for me but, it can be pretty brutal and it’s too much meat for my taste. BTW, Nutrisystem offers a vegetarian plan.
If you bought the first month at a discount rate with auto-delivery, there is a charge for early cancellation which I point out in my review and its clearly explained in the terms on the Nutrisystem website home page. It’s not the fault of customer service which is generally pretty good.
“Nutrisystem Jumpstart 5 day box at Walmart is fantastic!” said Kathleen of Noble, OK. “This changed my life! It is fantastic and I have lost 45 pounds and have a goal to lose 16 more. I am 52 and past menopause and YES this works for me like nothing else and believe me I have tried every diet out there!”
Research shows that meal replacement plans can help control blood sugar in people with diabetes. But drastically reducing how much you eat could lead to dangerously low blood sugar if you take diabetes medicine. Work with your doctor to monitor your blood sugar and know what action to take if it falls too low.
I am verry disapoint with the food…The pastas are very mushy, tasteless and have a lot of vinigar in them…The regular food taste like overprossed can food…You have to look hard for the meat if you are good you may find 2 or 3 small diced pieces…you said that you have frozen food and I have not been able to find it on your web site…your food is lacking a whole lot of something.
Without a doubt, the WW frozen meals far surpass Nutrisystems food. (Although, I thing Nutrisystems offers frozen meals now, but they’re quite expensive.) I always have a stash of WW meals in my freezer and they’re very good! I got to the point with Nutrisysytems where I’d gag just opening the meals. There was one chicken meal in particular that was white and slimy looking. Yuk. I have a whole box of dinners sitting in my basement that I just can’t eat. It’s hard to just throw it out because I paid so much for it, but I’m just going to have to toss it all soon. I’ll never eat it. I’d highly recommend Weight Watchers over Nutrisystems.
If you’re like most people, you would love to know how to lose 13 pounds in a month. With the Turbo13 weight loss program from Nutrisystem, you move right into the fast lane and begin passing miles…
Hey Linda, 7 pounds in 7 days is pretty amazing, congrats! I think most people are thinking they could just as easily go prepare and cook their own meals, but you’re right that unless they have detailed nutritional knowledge and accurate measuring/weighing equipment in their kitchen, they’re going to be hard pressed to match the diet meals provided by Nutrisystem, even though what they make themselves will almost certainly taste better, but be higher in calories.
Some will say that there is an extra cost when you buy the recommended grocery items, but as I stated above, this is only a recommendation and is not obligatory. In plain speech, that means you do not need to buy extra grocery items if you don’t want to.
I am a 57 yr old female and have lost 7 lbs after 1 week on the program. As others have said, you have to stick to their program which I do not find hard. Their food is such a small portion of what you eat. You can add to the meal with some of the over 2000 grocery items that are on their approved list. The big key is portion control and to follow their categories of food (protein, fat, dairy, vegetable, fruit) when it is scheduled in their program.
I just finished 5 wks of nutrisystem and I have Been really with the exception of 3 days out of this whole time!!! I could probably use more activity but I lost a total of 5 lbs which is as very slow process but the food is not terrible and at least I am losing, at this rate I need to lose 25 more lbs and I am a true foodie so trying to stick with it and not let temptation get a hold of me!!! At this rate it will take a while. It is is healthy to lose slowly, and try not to get discouraged because my loss is slower han I had thought!!! But bottom line, it is working!!!
Nutrisystem is a diet program that focuses on portion control. The diet usually includes three healthy meals and two nutritious snacks per day. Once you sign up with Nutrisystem, the company provides you with most of the food you need for a certain number of days, usually in 28-day cycles. One goal with Nutrisystem is to teach dieters how to eat healthily so eventually they can go it alone and return to preparing their own nutritious food.
I have been on Nutrisystem for 9 weeks and have lost 22 lbs. Five years ago I lost 62 lbs on NS, but over the years I gained back 38 lbs. Now I am back on the system and intend to stay until I reach my goal weight. My co-worker is using Jenny Craig but it was just to cost prohibitive for me. I’ve tried her meals and honestly didn’t think they were as tasty as Nutrisystems are.
Okay, well first off NO ONE should go down to 1,000 calories a day. I’m all for losing weight, but I count 1,200 (net after any exercise) as the bare minimum for health. That’s how much a 160 lb person burns lying in bed all day. Much below that — assuming you weigh more than 110ish lbs — and your body goes into starvation mode.
It is easy to criticize diets like NutriSystem for Women. Some people say that it does not teach you to make proper food choices, or that the food is not as healthy as it could be. That is a fine criticism after you have lost a nice chunk of weight. But if you have not been able to make better or healthier food choices, the you need to do whatever it takes to help you lose weight. You need to know that this is a long process and you will need to learn many tools in addition to NutriSystem.
The basic plan is a 28-day plan using their quick-star Lean13 plan, which allows you to lose up to 13 pounds and 7 inches in your first month. This is made possible with the Turbo Takeoff system, which includes specially selected meal items that offer benefits like: