I agree!! I just finished my first (and last) month on nutrisystem. I lost 1 pound and felt like crap the entire time. It stinks that I spent $270 to lose 1 pound. Granted i am only about 7 pounds overweight but i was expecting to lose around 5 pounds, not 1!! Very very disappointed.
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!
The “core” four-week plan, which includes either a prepicked selection of popular foods or your choice of more than 100 foods, plus shipping, starts at $10.54 each day. You can pay a few bucks more each day if you want more selection or extra TurboShakes. Remember: You’ve still got a monthly grocery bill to add to that. Your tab will vary depending on what produce you buy (go for anything in-season) and your protein choices (chicken and turkey are generally pretty affordable).
I was bought the Nutrisystem Jumpstart Kit. The meals over all are disgusting…cat food probably taste better. I would not recommend this diet to a friend, a family member l, or random person in the street.
Many of Nutrisystem’s main plans are not suitable people with type 2 diabetes. After listening to customer feedback, they released “Nutrisystem D”. This is a plan that has been specifically formulated to address the needs of diabetics (and has been very well received).
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.
Nutrisystem will not let you cancel. You are unable to cancel online or by e-mail “to ensure the best service” (though you are able to enroll online – apparently service is not an issue if you are enrolling). Every time I try to cancel my auto-enrollment I am put on hold for 20+ minutes. The only way to speak to an actual person is to call to order and those people say they can only process orders and will not help you cancel. I have spoken to several people that have heard me say I cannot get through on the cancellation line and each one has essentially said, “too bad”. They are trained to reject anyone who wants to cancel. I have even had one rep named Cheryl hang up on me!! I am appalled by this poor customer service. DO NOT use Nutrisystem.
Let me start by saying that I buy my cards through Costco for $199.00. This is actually a good plan because you get the card and then you go on Nutrisystem’s web site. The Nutrisystem website offers ratings on the food items. Trust me, you don’t want them telling you what you’re going to be eating. This plan is weekdays only. So, weekends are on your own. I way prefer this. Years ago my wife and I did the full plan and the auto-ship thing. We ended up with a ton of uneaten, expensive food. On this plan I can accomplish several goals. On this, I order food when I’m ready so, if we go on vacation I don’t have a shipment sitting on my front porch in the rain for a week and I’m not accumulating a lot of expensive food I can’t eat. I know I have two days a week to plan out potential restaurant trips. The weekends on your own works far better for me. This plan teaches me to eat right even when not eating Nutrisystem’s food and I’m getting better at it.
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.
$402 a month same amount of meal deliveries as previous two plans but with 150 additional food options available; unlimited support from Nutrisystem dietitians and professionals, as well as access to other diet resources.
This week, I obsessed over every aspect of the Nutrisystem diet. Our in-depth review focused on the meal delivery system, pricing and auto-ship, customer service quality and clinical research. Plus, we read hundreds of testimonials and user experiences. Then, we summarized and condensed to give you the info you need.
In the second month, after making some adjustments to the menu I found the food more to my liking and without really doing anything different from the first month, the weight started coming off. I lost 10lbs in November and might of lost more but Thanksgiving sort of got in the way! I lost 11lbs in December despite Christmas and so far this month I lost another 6lbs up to today.
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You should know that the meals are not gourmet feasts that you would get in top restaurants. They’re not comparable to the great home cooked meals your grandmother used to make. They are processed and pre-packed meals that are of reasonable quality for that type of meal. We mentioned this at length in our own reviews of Nutrisystem.
The core plan includes all this, but more food choices. You’ll also get plenty of perks available through Nutrisystem, including access to dieticians, counselors, trackers, and other valuable resources. This plan starts at $10.54 per day, and costs $294.99 with auto-delivery for women, and $334.99 for men. The custom version of this package costs the same.
Unfortunately, some people pay for the first month with a nice discount and free shipping, then decide to stop and try to cancel their order without paying for a second month. Now that you’re aware of the way the system works, you can see that doing this can bring all kinds of trouble.
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.
If you are looking for a diet that is the ultimate in convenience, Nutrisystem is that. You do not have to worry about portion sizes, planning, shopping, cooking or counting carbs, calories, and points. If you are a foodie who likes to try out the hottest restaurants and pair your dinner with a drink or two, you may need to find other options. In case your budget is pretty tight, a comparison of the cost versus your typical grocery bill will be to make a decision.
It is not all plain sailing and sunny skies because nothing can be so perfect, or there would never need to be anything else and nobody would be overweight. Nutrisystem has some minus points. But as long as you are aware of them before you sign up, you can work with them. They can even be used to help you succeed in losing weight with this diet.
By sticking to the food provided to you, you can theoretically lose weight without having to give up the foods you love or spend your dieting days hungry. The meals are high in fiber and protein, and utilize more complex carbs to maintain blood sugar and prevent cravings.
The website FAQ admits that alcohol is detrimental to any weight loss goal. Alcoholic drinks are extremely high in calories and fat, sodium and cholesterol. The system says that you should limit your use of alcohol if you want to optimize your results on the program. Nutrisystem also says that alcoholic intake may be a bit more lenient in the Transition and Maintenance parts of the program.
I’ve only done the first week and I’ve already dropped…wait for it…13 pounds. Now I’m a big guy, with a lot of weight to lose, but 13 pounds in one week? I’ll take it! They only said I’d lose up to 10 the first month….not bad at all.
There are ways to save on the cost. Do not let that first price you see when you go online shock you. The customer service reps are always there to help and find the best plan that’s cost effective and right for you. They are very nice and very knowledgeable. I ended up paying an average of $150.00 a month on Nutrisystem. Here are some of the ways I saved.
Hi Pat Cantalupo, I totally agree. I was on it a few years ago and lost a lot of weight. People were amazed; and I was amazed. I could run up stairs in a flash! The problem was, as you stated, that once I got off the plan…I put it all back on and then I ate anything and all I wanted because…shoot, I had finished my diet.
In the first 28 days, all of us have lost at least five pounds. One of my sisters lost eight pounds, but that is because she started walking three days a week. We eat together and look at each other’s meals to see if we would like to try that entrée on a different day. Since we are doing it together it is working really well. None of us have jumped the weight loss ship. It feels good to have the accountability with my sisters, but I know that I couldn’t be doing this without Nutrisystem.
The low-priced plan is called the “basic plan.” Currently priced at just $9.82 per day, this is a great plan for those looking to really jump start their weight loss in an easy way with pre-selected, ready-to-go foods. An option is also available at this level for individuals with diabetes.
With Nutrisystem you get to chose from many foods that are already prepared for you. You also get a daily menu planner and a diary to log your success in. Nutrisystem also provides a website that includes articles, weight loss stories, blogs, chat rooms and a live counselor who is available 24 hours a day for support.
In a Nutrisystem-funded study of 69 obese Type 2 diabetics, published in the journal Postgraduate Medicine in 2009, researchers reported that those assigned to eat meals on the Nutrisystem D diabetic track lost an average of 18 pounds after three months compared with 1 pound for the control group, who attended educational sessions on diabetes management and nutrition. At six months, the Nutrisystem dieters were down an average of 24 pounds, while the controls – who were switched to Nutrisystem meals halfway through the six-month study – were down 13 pounds. In a similar study published in 2013 in Nutrition Diabetes, 50 Nutrisystem dieters lost an average of about 22 pounds in six months, while the 50 control dieters lost only about 5.