This may sound obvious, but I know a lot of folks are probably wondering if Nutrisystem actually works. The answer is YES – if you follow the program as they designed it. That means, sticking to their meal plan for however long it takes to reach your weight loss goals.
I lost over 100 pounds using Nutrisystem and surprisingly I do not have a lot of hanging extra skin. My Nutrisystem before and after photo proves that. I attribute that success to my exercise. I know that the exercise has given me the shape that I have now and the muscles that keep me energetic and healthy.
My favorite meal of the day is breakfast. I love to sink my teeth into a big bagel or English muffin in the morning. I also love cereal. But, I know I need to lose weight, which is why I decided to try Nutrisystem. Not one to want to spend much time in the kitchen, this plan seemed to be the most practical one for me.
In the study, “Effects of Diet and/or Low-Intensity Resistance Exercise Training on Arterial Stiffness, Adiposity and Lean Mass In Obese Postmenopausal Women,” Figueroa and his colleagues were able to demonstrate that a hypocaloric diet may be recommended to reduce the increase in arterial stiffness associated with menopause and obesity. The study was published Jan. 7 in the American Journal of Hypertension.
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.
Nutri-System Inc. was said to be negotiating with potential buyers Thursday as it sought a way out of the financial mess that forced it to abruptly close 280 company-owned diet centers across the country, including about 40 in the greater Los Angeles area. The company was thrown into corporate chaos late Wednesday when its bankers seized the troubled company’s cash and took control of its bank accounts. The company immediately sent its 1,800 employees home indefinitely.
Says Kimball, “Nutrisystem is a good quick fix for weight loss, but not a substitute for a long-term healthy diet plan. Eventually you need to educate yourself about nutrition and understand how to make your own healthy choices.”
The shakes however…I can honestly say Marie O. lied to us when she said “yummy”. They are so gross and I’m so happy I’m past the Turbo 10 part of my first month. I can’t stomach the shakes…and the after effects of drinking them. Stay close to the restroom for the first week! Did anyone else have this problem? I will not be adding them to my regular shipments. Yuck!
If you prefer the convenience of prepackaged meals delivered to your door over the freshness and flavor of home-cooked meals, this diet may be for you. Having all of your meals prepared for you makes it easy to eat the right type and amount of food. The challenge is that after you go off the program, you are on your own again. So if you do go on this diet, work with the counselors to develop a plan for how you are going to maintain your weight loss when you are eating and cooking on your own again.
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My son lost 25 pounds, so I started the diet, but I have arrhythmias and high blood presure. This food really trigger my arrhythmias. I think is beacuse of the sodium. The food is ok. The portions are very small but its a diet… My doctor told me to stop. This is not a good diet for me. But if you are a healthy person, I dont see why not. It worked for my son
Just finished month 1 and lost about 9 pounds! Didn’t quite hit that 13-pound mark, but feeling pretty good about my progress so far. Thanks for the thoughtful and detailed review – it helps hearing someone else’s story.
The NutriSystem meal program is basically a delivery diet service — complete with the burgers, desserts and other foods you love. Everything comes in prepackaged portions, meaning you’ll eat enough to sustain your body’s dietary needs and avoid overeating. You even get to eat five times a day, which should help squelch those between-meal cravings.
Read my comment to Lucy about gaining muscle through exercise–it will go someways to explaining things. You didn’t say if you’ve lost any inches since 8/1. Could be your a little slimmer without any actual pounds lost. Other people tend to notice before you do, by the way. Keep going and keep your goal firmly fixed in your thoughts.
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.
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.
I also did not expect to be cooking with the plan. My dieting downfall is cooking. I thought that NS provided all necessary foods ready to eat so I wouldn’t be doing any cooking other than heating prepared meals. Imagine my surprise when I read that after the “TurboTakeoff” I had to cook proteins twice every day, Exactly the activity I am trying to get away from.
Logistics are simple on Nutrisystem: The food comes right to dieters’ doors, and supplementary guides make for a structured plan. Despite this, on average, experts rated it “somewhat difficult” to follow.
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That said, some of the most common bad Nutrisystem reviews revolve around the difficulty of the system. Basically, people can’t customize their orders according to their taste. Even though the option is there, they can’t make it work for them.
Last year I did a 1200 cal diet and lost 10lbs in 1 month alone, but it involved hours of figuring out what 3oz of chicken looked like and etc. This time I wanted something simple. Didn’t notice the sodium in the meals as being any higher than most processed food. I also buy frozen veggies so I can just put them in a bowl, cover them, and set the microwave to 5 mins. Instant steemed veggies.
As with the diabetes plans, the vegetarian plans are offered in Basic, Core and Uniquely Yours versions. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything extra added for vegetarians. With this plan, you basically have access to all of the menu items minus those that contain meat. No meat alternatives are offered.
You have the most options in this higher-end plan. Currently priced at $11.96 per day, this plan is perfect for those wanting more control and a variety of options in their diet. You can choose from over 150 foods, including delicious frozen options. Just reading the reviews will allow you to see just how simple this plan is and also how great it works, especially for those with a busy, active lifestyle.
There are more than 150 food items you can choose from. More than 120 of these meals are currently low sodium and contain no preservatives and no trans fats. Examples of food options that fit into the diet plan include their cinnamon rolls, chicken parmesan, and cheese tortellini.
I am so glad to hear you say that! How can anybody eat this stuff. It is foul! Most of it has no taste at all. I am not a picky eater but I could not eat this stuff. I actually threw all away. It was the biggest waste of money. If you want to loose weight, you need to get real, exercise, eat healthy foods and reduce your portions. It is about learning how to eat and being healthy for once and for all.
The Costco purchased gift cards can definitely be used and there is a space at checkout to put them in. You will just have to make sure you put the gift card in a few days before the processing date for additional deliveries. They will still need to have a credit card on file with your order, even if it was 100% paid with gift cards. I just went through this whole process and received my order today.
It is easy to criticize diets like NutriSystem for Women. Some people say that it does not teach you to make proper food choices, or that the food is not as healthy as it could be. That is a fine criticism you have lost a nice chunk of weight. But if you have not been able to make better or healthier food choices, the you need to do whatever it takes to help you lose weight. You need to know that this is a long process and you will need to learn many tools in addition to NutriSystem.
Uniquely Yours plan is a great option if you want total control of your foods, full access to the frozen menu, and access to their largest selection of foods. It’s a bit more expensive than their other two options, but if you can afford the extra dollar or two per day, then it’s definitely worth upgrading.