Every 28 days, your NutriSystem meals are delivered to your door. All of the meals now contain omega-3 fatty acids and soluble fiber to help promote heart health and regular digestion. The meals do not require refrigeration and can be heated up in just a few minutes by a microwave. You will also purchase a few grocery-store food items like fresh fruits and vegetables.
* measured their success once a week at roughly the same time of day (they didn’t weigh themselves at random times throughout the week) using the exact same scale making sure it was calibrated properly.
The process starts when you sign up to one of their many plans (which provide the framework for your weight loss). There are plans for people of all shapes, sizes, and genders, which allows you to be reasonably specific with your needs.
As long as you are enrolled in either a Core or Uniquely Yours plan, you will enjoy unlimited support from nutritionists, dieticians and other professionals. They are they to help you stay on track with your plan.
Due to unusually high demand for our weight loss program, we are experiencing temporary shortages of some of our food products. Because of this, we may have had to substitute some items which you ordered that were out of stock with others of comparable value. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Question first great info as I really need something kind of no Brainerd and ready. How long in your experience would you say orders take to turn around? I am currently out of town but want to have the product arrive day if or day after returning so I can hit the ground running. Thanks ahead for any info.
Hi Pete – the frozen food is an additional charge, but can be included in your 4-week order or as an ala carte item. If you check out the costs the frozen options don’t cost that much more and are definitely worth mixing in, in my opinion.
The downside is that variety can be limited. Sometimes popular choices are sold out in which case you’ll be sent an alternative that might not taste as good. When you cook your own food, you can customize it anyway you want to. With Nutrisystem you’re stuck with what they give you.
I haven’t lost a pound, so you could argue I could have gained some weight if I hadn’t exercise as much. I called the number and the consultant was super rude and not supportive at all. She kept blaming me for not having had recorded what I had each day, what amount at what time… I made the changes she suggested in my diet and gained 2 lbs in a week!!!
I am a previous customer and I received an email for a PRESIDENT’S DAY SALE for Uniquely yours for $249/month. I called Nutrisystem on and placed an order for this $249 SALE over the telephone, but I was charged $351.98. Nutrisystem took an extra $100 out of my account…
While there are two diet options, this still may not be enough for everyone. If counting points and following a low-energy dense diet do not work for you, there is no other option left. The best weight loss diet is one that fits your lifestyle and needs, and you can’t always get that with this plan.
Hi Cindy – Thanks for visiting, and happy to hear the pricing info helped! I think 5 to 10 pounds is totally doable, especially if you commit to the full 2 months! Remember, Nutrisystem does offer counselors to help keep you on track, and as long as you stick to the program, you should see a significant amount of weight loss during that time period! It’s important to have steps in place once you’re done using Nutrisystem, so I like to encourage people to have a plan in place once they’ve achieved their weight loss goals, and are ready to transition off the program. That has definitely been a key to success for me over the years. In any case, best of luck – let us know how it goes!
The food was completely awful. I had horrible stomach cramps and the snacks were overly salty. Too much soy (soy can change estrogen levels in women). Customer service was a joke. I do not recommend this diet at all. Save your money and buy locally grown fresh food.
I was on this diet along with my mom, my dad, and later my brother before he moved out. All 4 of us lost weight on it. We followed the meal plans for daily intake and ate out every saturday night just making better decisions then we did before. This gave us a little taste of the “good fatty foods” so that we didn’t get burnt out on the nutrisystem.
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.
The Core Plan is based on the science of energy density. Energy density refers to the amount of calories in a given weight of food. Foods that are considered low energy dense foods have a small amount of calories for a large volume of food (for example, vegetable soups, vegetables, and fruit). High energy dense foods provide a lot of calories for a small amount of food (for example, oils, butter, cream sauce). The Core Plan provides a “balanced diet by centering on a list of healthy foods that keep you full longer.”
In my opinion, the Core Plan is worth the additional charge from the basic package, which is why it was the plan I went with when I first signed up. Ultimately though, just pick a plan that is going to work for you and your budget – you really can’t go wrong with any of them when it comes to losing weight.
The other thing I like about the Nutrisystem diet plan is they have a lot of variety, not to mention balanced meals. You have plenty of different foods to choose from. I never counted them, but for each meal there is at least 2-3 dozen different options to choose from.
One thing to note with the Turbo10 Plan (Formerly the Fast5+), is that it is fully customized by Nutrisystem, so even if you choose to go the custom route, you will have to go with what NS picks for this first week of meals. But remember, this week is about getting started on the right foot and kick-starting your diet plan into full gear, so they’re going to put together meals and snacks that help you burn the most amount of weight possible your first week on the system.
The results have been as dramatic as Sheila Duren’s weight loss. This year, NutriSystem sales are expected to hit $150 million, up from just $27 million in 2002 and passing Wall Street expectations from early in the year by 75%. The company should generate about $14 million in net profit this year. While many weight-loss players are feeding on the public’s growing awareness of the perils of obesity, few are expanding as quickly as NutriSystem. Shares in the Horsham (Pa.) business have risen from $1.39 to almost $23 in the past year, making it one of the best-performing stocks on the NASDAQ.
My weight loss stalled for a couple weeks. I was warned this could happen but I was still a little discouraged. I called a Nutrisystem counselor again. They are always so helpful. They suggested I change things up a bit. “Try swapping your dinners for lunch and lunches for dinners”. They said. The also advised me to eat more. “ Maybe add another 100 calories to your day” they suggested. I was also advised to make sure I drink enough water. So I did. My weight loss took off again and the pounds started dropping again. Who knew that more is sometimes less?
Hey Megan, I printed it (like I do all of them)! You’re doing just great and as long as you stick with the plan and keep up an average 2lb per week from now on, you should see better than 25lbs lost after another 9 weeks you’re giving yourself. But don’t stress things if that fluctuates as it can do. Just focus on the goal and stay positive!
“I have used Nutrisystem in the past and just finished two months. My goal was 25 pounds and I did meet me goal. I find the plan to be very easy to follow and have gotten to know which selections I like which really makes it much easier. I would recommend the plan to anyone. I can say that I never really find myself hungry and the regular meals, snacks and water consumption makes it relatively easy. In addition everyone that I have dealt with on the phone has been very helpful and pleasant to deal with.”
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight loss “strategies” on Jan 10. ‘So easy, a caveman can do it.’ Not only one of the greatest slogans when the ads first came out a few years ago, but also my new motto on my quest to lose 25 pounds in 12 weeks. I don’t want to think. Many people think I’ve achieved that goal already (long ago). But when it comes to dieting, I don’t want to guess.
I am anxiously waiting for my shipment to arrive! It should be here this week. Last year I tried beachbody and the shakes. I found out that I am NOT a meal replacement gal….I need to eat, for whatever reason. I need a good “kick start” and am optimistic the NS will do it! Loved reading your story and comments, thanks!
While I’m pleased it’s forcing me to eat healthier than I probably ever have in my life, it’s a drain on my schedule fitting in all these helpings. It’s also a drain on my wallet as all of these lowfat and all-natural foods are pricey.
There are a few factors to consider before starting the NutriSystem program, such as the preservatives and additives in the program’s prepared foods, satisfaction with weight loss while on the program, and a lack of instruction on how to maintain a healthy weight.
With all of their 4-week dish strategies, you will certainly be consuming 4-5 times a day. Enjoy fresh vegetables and fruits like bananas, peaches, plums, strawberries, carrots, cucumbers, celery and also, of course, some tomatoes. Practice consuming healthy and balanced by yourself with four flex dishes a week. Dine out or prepare one of their easy recipes! Shed approximately 1-2 pounds. weekly. Plus you obtain each 4-week plan provided right to your door! Exactly how practical is that?
Another guide, the Daily Tracker, provides a place where you can log meals, track water consumption and keep notes about your fitness activities. Sometimes, putting pen to paper is more effective than doing everything on a computer, so keep this guide handy.
I wasn’t sure how much fruit I can have, now I know once a day. I was eating it with breakfast though instead of with my PM snack. My schedule doesn’t always allow me to be home to have the snacks so does it matter when? Very pleased with the help.
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.
Wow!! There’s nothing worse than reviews without the honesty! I have dieted all of my life and it’s always been an extra 20 lbs needed to maintain a good weight. I have tried everything..juicing, pills, workout programs, cleansing, starving, Jenny Craig, and Weight Watchers. The most sucess was with good old fashion will power. I finally caved, although my sister told me she hated the Nutrisystem diet, and signed up. The food tastes like chemicals, I was constantly hungry, it’s dry and tasteless and cardboard would probably taste better! I felt sharp pains in my stomach and my liver enzyme count actually elevated after only three weeks on this diet! I was moody and not losing a pound yet continued to research the Nutrisystem blogs to see if I was doing anything wrong! I was not! I followed this diet to the letter! I do not recommend this diet for anyone!! I was scared to even let my dog taste it! Save your money and find another diet!
I was on 185 and went on Medifast for 5 months lost 40 lbs the food it works but the food is limited and really awful .. Gained the weight back . I was so excited to start th NS because of the so many foods to pick from I ordered s lot of frozen figuring less preservatives . Just started the turbo take off and the food taste gourmet compared to Medifast .Hopefully I will get the same results
I just started Nutrisystem, largely based on this review. I’ve lost and gained the same 100 lb about four times prior to this. I had the most luck with Atkins but I can’t sustain that for the long term. A lot of people talk about the price, but I don’t know how many of them add up the cost of what they are currently eating. Just doing some basic averages, and Nutrisystem even with adding veggies, cheese, and eggs (my protein choice), will be HALF what I’m used to spending.
Hey Jack, glad to hear you’re going great on the diet and thanks for your perspective on what I’ve always said is a really great program for busy people who don’t have the time or inclination to work with a traditional diet they have to prepare themselves.