I ordered a week early due to my hectic schedule, and told the representative that I was not going to start for a week. The first week (fast 5) I lost 1 pound. I called and was told that the amount of weight to lose is really a percentage, and because I was not overweight, that was good. After the first week of food, I was told I should eat more, etc. I then chose to cancel, since I did not lose much weight, and now they say it will cost me $80 to cancel. So BEWARE. IF IT DOES NOT WORK THE FIRST 14 DAYS, DEMAND YOUR MONEY BACK. Do not listen to their excuses or they will make you pay for another month of food, even if you told them it was not working within the 14 days!
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 needed to go on a diet. I had gained 25 pounds over the last year and I could not fit into any of my clothes. I did not want to go buy a whole new wardrobe when I already had a perfectly good one. I decided to try and lose weight but I was stuck, I didn’t know how to go about doing so. Then I found Nutrisystem and I decided to try the men’s basic plan.
I’ve officially completed my first month of NS and have lost 11lbs starting on the Uniquely Yours plan and then customizing my food for my second order. I’m a female in my 30’s and have been on many diets before (some that worked, and some that did not). NS has been great so far! It’s convenient for those with hectic schedules that don’t have the time to constantly measure and prepare food. The only preparation that I need to do is for my additions of fruits and vegetables and my powerfuels (proteins).
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.
There are dozens of Nutrisystem Lean 13 food options to choose from. These foods are broken down into categories such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, shakes, and boosters. You can even narrow your food search by selecting frozen or non-frozen. If you have any specific allergies, you can further narrow your selection of foods by ruling out ingredients such as:
I have no kitchen skills so preparing complex and healthy meals can’t happen. Therefore, Nutrisystem works for me. I basically have two choices, low carb or Nutrisystem. Low carb works for me but, it can be pretty brutal and it’s too much meat for my taste. BTW, Nutrisystem offers a vegetarian plan.
For help identifying in which category your favorite foods belong, check out the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, give one of our counselors a call at 1-800-585-5483 between the hours of 7 a.m. and midnight—they’re standing by to help!
I tried NS last year from January (New Years Resolution) to March and lost 35 lbs. I also kicked my exercise routine into gear. The diet was easy and taught me how to budget my eating and to discipline myself so that I went on to lose another 10 lbs the next month without NS just by keeping my good habits and exercise.
Yesterday I got up and ate blueberry pancakes, which tasted delicious. Later for lunch I ate creamy tomato soup which was also very tasty. For dinner I had a barbecue sauce with pork wrap. NICE! The barbecue sauce with pork wrap was very good; it was my favorite meal of the day. I also ate some chocolate cake and some cheese puffs. That doesn’t sound like a bad day of dieting does it? I love this plan.
I was on the Nutrisystem men’s basic plan. I ate good food every day. Foods such as blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, honey mustard pretzel sticks, beef stew and broiled beef patties. Nutrisystem truly does go to great lengths to help make losing weight easy.
Plus, the NutriSystem® Advanced™ program is an easier, healthier, and “better for you” program because it now contains omega-3 fatty acids and has more crave-busting power than ever before to help promote weight loss.
The manufacturer states that this is a weight loss* diet that offers meal replacements, thus assisting the consumer to take food that will help the user to remain healthy, fit and to have the desired body size. These meals contain natural ingredients that work well to deliver long lasting results.
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Convenience is always present in the dietary program of Nutrisystem because its prepackaged diet meals contain healthy and nutritious foods that are containing the proper count of macronutrients and calories that each of their members must eat every day.
Let’s clear up a couple of things and make them perfectly clear: The cost of $10 per person per day is not cheap and it’s not less than you were spending before. That equates to $70 per week plus a few more bucks for the veggies you need to buy and the liquids you need to drink.
This is Nutrisystem’s most popular plan, and probably the place to start if you can afford it. On the Core you have the ability to craft your own menu and you can select from more than 100 different meal options.
I don’t know if you even read this anymore but I noticed you were a PD officer that works nights. I was wondering how you work the nutrisystem into your schedule. I work 10p-8am Thur thru Sun with Mon-Wed off. Thank you in advance if you or anyone can provide any assistance.
I really like how easy it is to eat the right amount of food because it is all measured out for me. The Basic plan really makes it easy to keep track of my exercise and water consumption because I just enter it all in on the computer. I like being able to see what I’ve accomplished to reach my weight loss goals.
The first day of the diet was shockingly easy. I think I convinced my body that if I get hungry, this whole diet thing is going to be so much harder, so let’s just not get hungry. Sadly, mind tricks only exist in Star Wars.
There are over 150 menu items to choose from when you pick your plan. There is a lot of variety there, so you won’t get bored eating the same foods over and over again. You can customize the plan by selecting each individual meal or snack, or they have sample “favorite” menus. This way you don’t have to make the choices yourself if you would rather handle it in that manner.
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.
The Atkins diet may be one of the most well-known fad diets. It is a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate plan. This diet has been around for decades and has undergone many revisions. The previous plan allowed for unrestricted amounts of meat, cheese, and eggs while severely restricting carbohydrates, including sugar, bread, pasta, milk, fruits, and vegetables.
I also did 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.
I signed up for Nutrisystem’s program over a year ago on a whim… They had a 40% off with 3-months automatic delivery deal. The worst mistake I’ve ever made. I was 127 lbs, hoping to lose 10 pounds or so and I thought this will save me time (no cooking required) and will help me achieve that goal in 3 months. A year later the food is still collecting dust in my pantry. 🙁 Quite frankly Nutrisystem achieved what I thought was impossible: they produced a variety of dishes that are equally offensive to all your senses at once: your sense of smell, sight and your taste.
However, some people have complained of feeling hungry while on the Nutrisystem diet. Not to mention, others have complained about the food options and the overall flavor of the prepackaged meals, shakes, and bars.
Eating out: Discouraged and challenging, but possible – particularly for your two “flex” meals each week. The company provides an “eating out guide” with recommendations categorized by cuisine such as Thai, Italian and French. The guide also suggests diet-friendly foods at 30 of the most popular eateries nationwide.
I am on day 4 of the 5 day plan, and I have followed the plan to a tee. The first day was the hardest (very hungry in the afternoon), but I have since been fine. The program works by giving you a base meal, and you add additional items. Typically, you add in 2 proteins, 3 veggies, and 2 carbs a day. So here is an example of my day: Breakfast: provided meal and Greek yogurt – protein #1 Snack: an apple – carb #1 Lunch: provided meal with a salad containing chicken or hard boiled egg, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a light vinaigrette dressing – veggie #1 and protein #2, Snack: carrots and celery – veggie #2, Dinner: provided dinner, and add canned pineapple and steamed broccoli – carb #2 and veggie #3 There is also a dessert, which I have only eaten once because I haven’t been hungry after dinner and I forget about it. Is the food good? Some is and some isn’t. It’s a diet! Last I checked, diet food is a always a compromise. I was not a big fan of the lasagna, but I could eat it. The beef and potatoes is gross, but I added S&P, and it was tolerable. I thought the pizza was pretty good for microwaved pizza. The rest of the meals so far are fine. Since I add a salad with chicken or an egg, I don’t miss a “meal” when the provided lunch is a meal bar. And I’m not hungry! I was SURE I was going to be starving on this plan. I’m not. I just picked up another 5 day pack to continue with the plan for another few days before deciding whether to sign up for the regular Nutrisystem plan. I am leaning towards doing it. I’ve lost 2 lbs. in 3 days, and my weight doesn’t typically fluctuate, so I know it is real weight loss. For ease of use compared to other diets I’ve done, this is definitely worth it. If I could spend hours planning and prepping my own food, I’d skip this. But even with the prep time needed for the food like chopping veggies, cooking chicken/eggs, etc., it is worth it for me to use the plan. I’d recommend trying it. The worst you could lose is the money spent on the meal plan. Or, you might lose some weight!