The Nutrisystem diet is one of the simplest weight-loss plans to follow, since there is little meal planning or grocery shopping involved. It’s also nutritionally safe, since it does not prohibit any categories of food and, according to U.S. News & World Report, it meets all of the dietary guidelines recommended by the federal government. The meals include common favorites like pizza, pasta salad, sausage with wild rice and Cajun-style chicken. Different plans are offered for diabetics, vegetarians, seniors and adults of both genders. When you’re ready to move beyond Nutrisystem’s prepackaged meals, free nutrition counseling is available to help you transition to cooking for yourself.
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I’ve been on this diet for only 3 days and what I’ve had so far is far from appetizing. I did Weight Watchers before and had much better luck with preparing my own meals and deciding what I wanted to eat each day. The food is just gross. I have called twice now to have the advisors reset my login to get help online and still on day 3 I can’t access the websites member information.
Why not? Well, Nutrisystem sends almost all foods directly to your doorstep. You don’t need to do anything to prepare those foods. You don’t have to learn how to shop for healthier foods at the grocery store, nor do you need to learn how to cook healthier at home.
All these tools work well if you use them the right way in the proper context. It is like tools to build a house- you need a hammer for this, a saw for that etc. This is at the core of the work we do with the EasBodyFit Tip Of The Day. We encourage you to find the mix of tools you need at different stages of your life and to not use just one diet approach. Your body is your house and you need all sorts of tools to build and maintain it.
I have been using Nutrisystem Silver for 4 months now and have never been happier. I have lost the majority of the weight I set out to lose, and there is so little to do! I eat when I want, and am never hungry. I cook the food I want, and eat what I want from the meal planner. When I got my first shipment I was worried the food would not be good or that I would not be full. All the meals are expertly planned, and there is a lot of room to play. No other diets allow you to eat chocolate of any kind, and this one gives it to you freely!
They also encourage you to eat fruits and vegetables with the packaged meals, and if you have read the work of Dr. Joel Fuhrman you understand clearly the association if fruits and vegetables to long term weight loss.
I started the NS plan on February 15. I haven’t stuck with it 100% (a few dinners out here and there) but I am disappointed that I only lost 6.5 lbs. I am 5’7″ and my starting weight was 177. I’m currently 170.4. I haven’t added veggies. I don’t feel super deprived (likely because of my few side trips) but I can’t help but feel that I should have lost more weight. I should probably add that I am 48 and post menopausal – I do work out most days for 30-40min (either a treadmill or Beach Body videos) and I have three labradors who I walk most days (they’re not strollers!). Ugh. Just feeling a little discouraged but I intend to finish out my second month.
Hey mjohn, I think some people complain because its just in their nature to complain. The food is pretty passable, not great but not bad either but I think some people want gourmet food when they pay the the price of a hamburger. Good luck with your diet but I don’t think you need luck cause you have a great attitude and that is what makes people successful!
Bottom line is it’s all on you from start to finish whether or not you lose weight and keep it off. Only you can choose what you eat and drink. Choose wisely and you’ll surprise yourself (in a nice way)!
When I joined the Nutrisystem plan I also received 24 hour access to the Nutrisystem web site where I could chat with someone for support daily if I needed to. Haven’t used it, but its nice to know its there for me.
When I first saw the Nutrisystem commercial, I didn’t think there would be a special diet for me. But I found the Silver plan and was so excited! I thought all diets made were for younger women that could stand the shock to their system, but the Silver plan was made for women my age so there is no shock.
Hi there. My teenage son is starting to get very fat and I wondering what I could do to reverse the trend. I heard about Nutrisystem and it sounds like something he’d probably like to eat. I read your review and now I think it sounds just right for him, so I’m going to give it a try for a month and see if he can stick to it. Thank you!
My current plan is to increase movement (with my trusty Fitbit egging me on) and decrease food intake. My husband’s lost about 60 pounds over the last 5 years by cutting out a lot of sugar and drastically reducing his portion size of regular foods. So now I do things like split a beer with him at night, or split a hot dog. It’s slow, but I’m seeing progress.
Not a problem Renee, happy to share. Sorry to hear about your ups and downs – I’ve dealt with that most of my life. What I do now is stay as active as can be. I exercise six times a week, taking a weekend day off and do a combination of cardio & strength. I also have a standing desk now so I cut down on a lot of the sitting that I have working from home. I combine all that with keeping my portion sizes down, not much more than what I was eating while on the program. If I can keep snack-y type foods out of the house I can usually do fairly well. Best wishes on your continued weight loss!
There are so many diet programs out there, it can be hard to choose one. I was leery about having food delivered to my home, but no one knows that it is diet food! One of my kids came in and found my leftovers in the refrigerator and loved it! I love the food, but my all time favorite is the chocolate chip cookies, the apple cinnamon oatmeal and the meatloaf and potatoes. These are just like the meals I used to make for my family, but they are healthier than I ever cooked.
Hi Krystal – thanks for visiting the site, and taking the time to read my review and watch the videos. Always happy to hear that it helped! Best of luck with your first month – let us know how it goes 🙂
Tomorrow is my last day on turbo take off. I was advised earlier this week to call back toward the end of my first week to speak with a counselor. I did so today and spoke with William WHO WAS FABULOUS!!! He answered all my questions and even gave me tips that I had not seen in the information provided or on NUMI/leaf as to an upcoming dining out experience, flex meals, power fuels, grocery shopping and much more. If I could speak with William every time I called that would be fantastic. Keep him!
I have lost 6 pounds in 6 days. The calories alloted are 1200 but 1000 is recommended for me so I stick with that. Yes some of the food is not very tasty but the goal here is what’s important. I am happy with my journey so far. My goal is only 20 pounds and I know that’s not a problem with this system. My digestion is better too although gas & bloating is bothersome the shakes help that. Keep going
The first day I was starving, but after actually reading the book they sent, the addition of the smart carbs really did the trick in keeping me full (or at least not starving). What I appreciated was the option of meal bars. I am constantly on the go and may find myself working through lunch. It’s nice to be able to grab a meal in my desk
Nutrisystem gives me chocolate so I can resist other chocolate temptations. When I am craving chocolate I will have the Fudge Graham Bar for lunch along with a huge salad. The bar satisfies my cravings and it’s the perfect portion to keep me losing weight and feeling great. There is always a food selection that will meet your cravings and satisfy your hunger.
I liked the ease of the meals and not having to go to the grocery store which is a land mine of pizza, ice cream, danish, etc. I’m trying to figure out how to order without the chocolate items. I know that on QVC I can order just lunches, dinners or breakfasts without other meals.
Thank you for the review. Since you are still a current employee, I would encourage you to share your specific feedback with your supervisor or a member of the HR team to ensure we are aware of the challenges as well as some ways that we can improve to make things even better…. MoreLess
With all of their 4-week dish strategies, you will certainly be consuming 4-5 times a day. Enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits like bananas, peaches, plums, strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, celery and also, of course, some tomatoes. Practice consuming healthy and balanced by yourself with four flex dishes a week. Dine out or prepare one of their easy recipes! Shed approximately 1-2 pounds. weekly. Plus you obtain each 4-week plan provided right to your door! Exactly how practical is that?
Trying to lose weight is difficult in general. The fact that there are hundreds–probably even thousands–of diet plans, weight-loss supplements and other products vying for your attention makes it even trickier. While investigating today’s most popular weight-loss programs and solutions, Nutrisystem is sure to pop up again and again. Founded in the early 1970s, it is among the oldest and best-known systems out there. Still, just because it has been around for years doesn’t mean that it is right for you. But there is no need to scour the internet for Nutrisystem reviews. This comprehensive review includes all of the information that you need to make an informed decision about this wildly popular weight-loss plan.
I lost over 50lbs on NutriSystem. The food was not horrible at the time, but it is hard to maintain that weight loss once I was off the program (like any diet I guess). I would recommend it for anyone who does not have time to prepare healthy meals for themselves. I tried to restart the program after I gained some weight back though, and I couldnt bring myself to eat the food again. It wasnt bad then, but it does get expensive so I’m trying to go the cheaper route.
When I hear people talk about that pound cake they made the other night or watching those Tasty videos on Facebook, I am not fazed. I stopped going to buffets and doughnut shops. I do not have the appetite for those places any longer. It’s easy to say no to fattening foods.
NuMi is an all in one calorie counter, meal diary, and fitness tracker that can be accessed by anyone on a Nutrisystem plan. It’s anecdotally an excellent motivational tool that is almost unanimously well received. People often comment positively about the daily motivation feed on the platform (that is written by the Nutrisystem team).
What about a Nutrisystem money-back guarantee? Well, the official website does say that you have a 14-day money-back guarantee that applies to first time orders. This means the first time you buy the 4-week plan; you can get a refund within the first 14 days if unsatisfied. The plans listed for this guarantee include the following:
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So about those Nutrisystem reviews? Given the program is sold by Nutrisystem directly (though their five-day plan was sold on WalMart, which we’ll get to), I chose reviews from sources news and medical information sites.
Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here. I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one. Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared.
Florida State University. (2013, January 8). Nutrisystem improves arterial function in obese, postmenopausal women, study finds. ScienceDaily. Retrieved March 26, 2018 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130108091753.htm
First time trying and I am on Day 2 of the jumpstart box. Not too bad, however VERY disappointed in how much sodium in all of the products and also FRUCTOSE! C’mon Nutrisystem… get a bit more nutritious!!!
This last time I signed up, I had a weight loss goal of 10 pounds – with this new system I had pretty much hit my goal during the first week. This means, I only needed to use Nutrisystem for 1 month, and then switched to their Turbo Shakes for my second month, along with a healthy diet and exercise plan.