Hagan focused on quality and convenience. Jay Satz, one of NutriSystem’s original dietitians, was hired to revamp the menu. And instead of slogging to one of 1,200 strip-mall locations for a weigh-in and to buy the food, customers for $279 per month get the food delivered to their door and track progress online. It’s the convenience customers respond to, says Hagan. “It’s just an easy, breezy program!” coos one satisfied client in a new print ad.
Hey Maxine, you and your husband are doing great just like Toni and her husband. I’m glad you’re enjoying the food. I hear a load more positive things said about it than the few negative comments so I know most folks are fine with the menus. Good luck with yours and wishing you great success!
You begin this diet by selecting the program that best meets your needs: Women’s, Men’s, Silver for Women, Silver for Men, Type 2 Diabetes, or Vegetarian. You can then either let NutriSystem select your meals or you can choose for yourself. Standard programs, such as Women’s or Men’s, offer over 300 different meals to choose from. But subscribers to the other programs have a more limited selection. For example, the vegetarian program lets you choose from about 60 entrees and desserts.
You are encouraged to exercise while you follow any of the NutriSystem For women programs. As part of your membership, you will receive a free exercise DVD created by former NFL pro Vaughn Hebron, called Functional Movement Workout.
PS: I made some raspberry coffee and chilled it. I’m using that with the chocolate Turbo Shake mix and several ice cubes in the blender…. what a treat! Thought that might be a nice tip for someone else. Make the coffee strong and don’t use too many ice cubes and you’ll get a lot of flavor out of it. With so many different flavored coffees to choose from, there’s no end to the possibilities! 🙂
Hagan, 42, is an unlikely evangelist for traditional media. He co-founded VerticalNet Inc. (VERT ), an operator of e-commerce sites for industries such as steel and wastewater treatment, in 1995. VerticalNet was briefly worth $11 billion in the late 1990s before falling to its current value of $30 million. “Volume didn’t take off,” he says, “because distributors and manufacturers’ sales reps play such an important role [in corporate purchases].”
NuMi is Nutrisystem’s food tracking app, which is designed to help those who use it maximize their success by accurately tracking and recording what they’re eating. NuMi automatically has access to the nutritional information of all of Nutrisystem’s meals, and matches to your exact plan to save you time entering that information in.
The claims made about the health implications of carbohydrates and protein are controversial. As with other fad diets, one nutrient is being made to look like the enemy (carbohydrates), while protein is made to look like the key to weight loss and health. Most diets that are against carbohydrates use the arguments that we consume less fat and more carbohydrates than we did 10 years ago, and obesity is on the rise. This is half true. We consume more carbohydrates, which means we consume more calories. Our fat intake remains above the recommendations, but the percent of our total calories from fat has come down because we are now consuming more calories. Again, research clearly shows that a balance of each of these nutrients is needed and that an excess or deficiency in any of them will cause problems. This diet can be difficult to stick with long-term, so weight regain can be an issue.
The results you can expect depend on your starting weight and which program you’re a part of. For the Lean13 program, you may lose 13 pounds and 7 inches lost in the first month. After that, expect to lose 1 or 2 pounds a week. During a study, participants lost 11.6 pounds and 8 inches in the first month on average.
Today is day 7 for me and I have lost 9 pounds. This diet is very easy and the food is good. If there is an item i dont like i simply add fresh salsa to the food and it makes everything taste better. I am excited to see what week 2 brings me. Thank you Nutrisystem.
Limitations: You’ll mostly eat meal replacements. There is some variety: Medifast has more than 70 meal replacement options including shakes, bars, cereals, and snacks like pretzel sticks. Fruit, dairy products, and starches aren’t allowed in the 5 & 1 Plan.
I hear some folks say there is a lot of sodium in NS food, but I didn’t find it to be so bad as I was led to believe. I though the food was about on par with processed ready meals you buy in the supermarkets except lower in calories obviously or it wouldn’t be a diet!
Finally, others say the food is extraordinarily salty, possibly a side effect of pre-packaged foods. However, according to the NutriSystem’s ingredient labels, the food has less than the approved percent of daily sodium intake.
I have been a chronic skipper of breakfast most of my adult life. No more. After Nutrisystem, I am sold on eating breakfast for weight loss. I absolutely adore their muffins and cereals. I am convinced that these delicious breakfast foods are helping me lose the weight that I have always wanted to lose. The Double Chocolate Muffins are my absolute favorite.
“I canceled my with Weight Watchers over a month ago, and they still took out my payment,” said Tiki of Clayon, N.C., in a typical review. I will never again trust them with my bank account information. Luckily, I paid through Paypal and I plan to appeal it. They make their cancellation process so confusing that when you think you have cancelled, you really haven’t.”
When you embark on the Nutrisystem diet, there are some plans to choose from so that you can pick the one that is right for you. You eliminate the guesswork because you purchase your meals directly from the company from a customizable menu. Each meal is nutritionally balanced, a proper proportion size, and pre-calculated for calories and other factors.