After my sister lost ten pounds on the Nutrisystem’s Women’s Basic Plan, I decided to give it a try. She had such an easy time losing those first ten pounds, and she has not stopped raving about the program. Now I can see why.
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I wish I could say the food is good, like they do on television, but I have to say, the food, well, tastes like any food you buy in a box that has to be microwaved, except you get a lot less of it to eat. I am used to home cooked food. This stuff makes me crave home cooked food and I know that is not good. I got a hamburger patty too, and I am reluctant to bother with it. I certainly don’t relish the idea of soaking my burger first before I eat it. Yuck. The commercials all say the food is great and you’re never hungry, that simply isn’t true. Getting used to tiny portions of processed food is never going to be easy..what makes it hard for me is I have a family that I have to cook for. I am still searching for the one entree for either lunch or dinner that I love. None of the breakfast options are really that great, instant oatmeal, little bowls of cereal, breakfast bars..nothing special. Sigh…but I’ll eat it because I paid for it, will I buy more? Hmm…I am pondering the idea of simply going with portion control, because If I ate my own food in these small amounts, I’d still lose weight. Especially now that I have the cookbook/guide that goes with this plan.
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!
Prepackaged foods are not for everyone and typically not something to use forever. They can be very limiting and create the sense of being “on a diet.” They will also get in the way of social events in which food is involved. Most people find that they only want to use this type of a diet for the short-term or for one or two meals per day. The other negative aspect of this diet is that the prepackaged foods contain the artificial sweeteners Sucaralose and Acesulfame K.
The Nutrisystem plan comes with a money back guarantee. If a person joins the program and does not like it he can receive his money back. That’s why I decided to try Nutrisystem, because it looked simple and I knew I could get my money back if I didn’t like it.
I have been on Nutrisystem for 6 months and I have lost just over 35 lbs. I also joined a local gym and have a personal trainer (which of course helps). My goal is to look as good as the day I graduated from High School when I go to my 50th class reunion in 2010. By the way, I already think I look better than the day I graduated! I know, wishful thinking, right? 😉 I just wish the meals were organic, but there are no organic weight loss plans out there.
In the past 5 years I have gained almost 30 lbs due to hypothyroidism, which has caused depression and isolation. I live alone. Because I am self employed. I go out to do my work and return home immediately. My social life consists of babysitting my grandchildren. I’ve done pills, supplements, plexus (which can be just as expensive if you buy all the different parts). I joined weight watchers. Then I just said..I’m done with all that nonsense and joined nutrisystem. When I set my mind to something I follow through. I do not cook for myself very often. When I do it is usually something quick that has too many carbs. Plus I would only eat at night time. I don’t understand what people are saying about the high sodium. If I have too much sodium. I swell up like a balloon. The key is to drink enough water to counteract the sodium. I’m a very picky eater. I find the food very good. So, instead of eating 1 meal at the end of the day, my meals are picked out for me. I am eating 6 times a day. Yes the first week is hard. It is on anything you do. What makes us fat in the first place is eating all the yummy foods that are loaded with fat, carbs, sugar and other harmful things. Of course this isn’t going to taste like that. Someone said the muffins are so small, yet have 150 calories. Do you know that a muffin you buy at the grocery store has around 500-600 calories per muffin? If you are complaining, you must not be ready to make a lifestyle change. I am pleased that everything is marked. I can grab and go.
With that in mind, they’ve made a lot of changes over the last couple of years, so let’s take a look at what you can expect from their latest weight loss program – with our latest Nutrisystem Turbo13 review.
We finish with the ingredients and let’s talk a bit about our Diet in case of usefulness. We’ve found out that it has necessary nutrients, now about calories. It is known that sportsmen when they are preparing for competitions they follow a special low-calorie diet. Nutrisystem is built on the same base. To lose weight you simply reduce the amount of calories, but keep nutrients on the same level. And this diet works due to low-calorie food, that are already cooked instead of you.
An advisory committee to the government’s 2010 Dietary Guidelines concluded that evidence overwhelmingly shows that diets based on the glycemic index do slightly or no better at weight loss than other types and aren’t markedly superior at keeping off pounds already lost. In 2009, the independent, nonprofit Cochrane Collaboration reviewed six small, randomized controlled trials of low-GI diets tested over periods from several months to a year. Overall, low-GI dieters lost about 2 more pounds than comparison diets on average. Researchers found similar results in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2010. They examined weight-loss maintenance of 773 overweight adults on high- and low-GI diets. After 26 weeks, the low-GI dieters had regained 2 pounds less on average than their high-GI counterparts had.
I agree that there is hype in the Nutrisystem ads but you go way too far in your criticism. Saying that heating frozen food in a microwave destroys its nutritive qualities is ridiculous. It has been common knowledge for years that frozen food retains the same nutritive values as fresh, and in many cases moreso, because it is fresh frozen and not shipped and sitting in warehouses for days as most fresh produce is.
The meats in the shelf items are conveniently packed in a vacuum sealed wrap but were tender and taste like they are right out of the deli. With so many varieties, I ate something different each day of the week.
I would like to say for the first couple of days I found this a bit difficult but only because it was such a lifestyle change for me. Now I love it. I have lost 7.5 lbs. and I workout a curves 4 times a week. This is so easy now that I know what I’m doing. No longer on blood pressure pills and I have more energy. I feel great. Thank you so much for making my life happier.
I have tried a lot of weight loss programs, and what I realizing is that this is the best one I’ve found. I am a little surprised as to how hard it is not stick to the food, but I know that is my own struggle with willpower, and I also know that particular struggle will get better as the time progresses. I’m happy with the plan, and I think it is definitely worth the investment of money because I can tell it is really going to help me lose the weight that I need to lose.
Since I began the Nutrisystem men’s basic plan I have been losing weight and feeling great. I have not felt this energetic in awhile. I now have the energy to get through the day without feeling so tired. I even have enough energy to work out.
Do you recommend the program for 7 days a week… or would 6 days and a free day be better? I got the box from Walmart and I like it… I need structure! But it is only for 5 days at a time… that ‘s why I was wondering how many days in a week are you supposed to keep up on the system???
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The the induction phase gets people used to losing weight at a fast rate, which will not last and is not healthy. Faster weight loss does not mean healthy weight loss. Any diet that emphasizes fast, easy weight loss is one to approach with caution. The guidelines are clear that a safe, healthy rate of weight loss is to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week after the first couple of weeks. The Atkins diet states you will lose “only body fat” by eating regular meals, taking in adequate calories, and keeping your insulin levels down. There is no way to only lose body fat when losing weight. Each pound you gain from consuming excess calories is 75% fat and 25% muscle, and each pound you lose from cutting back 3,500 calories is the same ratio of fat and muscle. Claims that you will lose only fat are not based on science despite the fact that the Atkins diet claims to be scientifically based.
The food tastes incredible, which is what I like most about it. I love not having to count carbohydrates, which is what I’ve spent years doing and it has never worked. I can see how Nutrisystem could really help me with portion control and teach me good eating habits for years to come.
Nutrisystem provides multiple diet plans that cater to specific needs and can be customized through the available menu to your particular taste. It offers healthy well-balanced meals that include high fiber, low calorie, and lean proteins to help relieve cravings and keep you fuller longer to control your appetite and eating habits.
According to WebMD, a typical Nutrisystem meal is half “smart” carbs—ones that don’t raise blood sugar—with the other half equal parts protein and good fats. Nutrisystem also limits sodium (salt) to about 2,000 milligrams a day. 
NutriSystem has tapped into the mindset of the constant dieter. Not many want to spend time in group therapy or even be counseled one-on-one. Counselors are available by phone or online chat, but less than 20% of clients use them. Most seek support on the message boards of the company’s Web site. Dieters on portion-control plans like NutriSystem’s lose 5% of body weight after one year if they stick to it, according to many studies.
Nutrisystem says that exercise is always good to bolster a diet plan. However, Nutrisystem is designed to get results for you without changing your exercise routine. Check with your doctor to see if you can handle new exercise regimens before you take on anything new.
I exercise daily for short periods, and stay active. I also use the diary and all the trackers to help keep me going. So far I have lost 23 pounds and only have a few more to go. When I get to my ideal weight I will still stay on Nutrisystem because I love the food. There’s nothing to count, no meetings and no embarrassment. Everything takes place in my house where no one knows, and the food is so good. Everything you need to succeed is available to you, and you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg to get it.
Experts like the University of Chicago Medical Center’s director of preventative cardiology, Dr. Michael Davidson, say that Nutrisystem is not a diet that will help you prevent or manage heart disease. Following the plan can be prohibitively expensive for some dieters, and eating out at restaurants or social gatherings can be almost impossible. If your family members aren’t also on Nutrisystem, it can be tough to prepare food for them that you’re not allowed to eat. There are no kosher, vegan or gluten-free plans available. Although exercise is encouraged, Diet.com reports that critics of Nutrisystem caution that by not emphasizing physical activity more, the plan does not set followers up for long-term, sustainable weight loss.
Hagan eats NutriSystem food at the office, but he’s no zealot. He bought NutriSystem because he saw a valuable but underutilized brand. Hagan’s not completely against brick-and-mortar assets, either. He recently purchased the 120-unit Slim & Tone fitness-center franchise and plans to expand it in part as a way to cross-sell the NutriSystem plan. After all, you can’t run on a treadmill online.
All Nutrisystem meals are created to count your calories, carbs, and fats in a well-balanced, nutritious meal—albeit some say not always the tastiest. So we’re talking lean protein, high-fiber, low-glycemic with majority preservative-free and all without artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.
Thanks for the pricing info. I have tried Nutrisystem a couple of times in years past, and I’m eager to give it another shot. Hoping to lose 5 to 10 pounds, and don’t really want to stay on it for more than month or two at most. Has anyone else been able to do this? Thanks again.
You can order online or from a distributor. Like most multi-level ventures, Herbalife is always eager to sign up new distributors, so it’s important to stay focused. If you’re looking to lose weight, concentrate on that. Getting into a new line of work can come later.
If you think about how much money you spend on food in 1 month, especially if you eat out a lot, the cost isn’t that much higher than what you’d pay anyway. If you really want to try it (like I do); save a little bit of money and go for it. I mean you can buy a whole bag of apples, a head of lettuce, and a bag of carrots for less than $10 and it’d last about a week. That’s just a little more than the average person spends on a fast food meal and that only lasts for that one meal.
I decided to try the Nutrisystem men’s basic plan because it is a diet that provides the foods you eat already 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.