And they are advertised as MEALS. They are not. Just a main dish. The packaging caused some items to be damaged in shipping. You have to call to cancel the automatic shipments. Can not cancel on the website.
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I am in my third month of ordering from NutriSystem,” wrote Cate of St. Louis. “I order online and pay extra for the privilege of ordering the meals I want rather than doing the automatic ship where they choose the meals. For two of the three months I have ordered, they have shipped me substituted items, and I quote here from the letter that arrives with my order:
That’s what can happen when a new customer fails to read the terms printed on the official website’s homepage. It’s located near the bottom of the page and it clearly outlines the company’s rules for accepting a discount and/or free shipping.
NutriSystem for Women has created three programs specific to the dietary needs of Women- a standard plan who want to lose weight Fast, for seniors and for those with Type II Diabetes. Lose weight, improve your health & have more energy Easy-to-follow plan. Easy-to-prepare food. No fads, no gimmicks!
Long story short, I lost 30+ pounds with the help of the Nutrisystem diet. I was probably around 210 pounds when I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, and my weight was going nowhere but up at that point.
You might call Nutrisystem the Amazon of the weight-loss business — it’s huge and has lots of cardboard boxes. It uses those cardboard boxes to send you the meals that fit the profile you’ve worked out with online and telephone consultants. You order the meals you want off a customized menu and they show up at your door on a regular basis. Selections are also available at Walmart, Amazon and other retailers.
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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.
I’ve never considered myself overweight and I’ve generally eaten like I have nothing to worry about. So it will be difficult living the same active lifestyle on what will probably feel like a bottomless pit.
I am so happy that I decided to take the plunge and order Nutrisystem. It has truly changed my life and I am so grateful that I have found a way to live that I feel happier, healthier and have so much more energy.
First though, about sustainability. While healthy portion-controlled meals combined with exercise is the secret sauce for weight loss, with Nutrisystem doing the work for you, once you’re off the program, can you sustain that? Annals of Internal Medicine says Nutrisystem “show(s) promising weight loss results; however, additional studies evaluating long-term outcomes are needed.” 
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The main problems are that you can’t continue on indefinitely with the program, so why set yourself up for disaster at some unknown future date? Also, you are required to buy your own snacks from the store according to their recommendations. This adds massive amounts of temptation as you walk through a grocery store full of items that will throw you off course in a hurry.
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.
A very informative Grocery Guide that makes it easy to make smart choices while roaming the aisles. In addition to listing the kinds of foods that can safely be included in your meal plan, this guide helps to educate you about what makes some foods healthy and others not so healthy.
There are some people who should not use a Nutrisystem program according to the company. If you have any of the following conditions, Nutrisystem says to hold back on taking on any of its programs. They also recommends talking to a trusted doctor before taking on any long term diet or exercise program. Below are some of the conditions that Nutrisystem warns against.
Nutrisystem has been running for over 40 years and during this time they have amassed a reputation for impeccable food safety standards. All their ingredients are FDA certified as safe and are prepared under strict hygienic conditions.