Costs: Prices vary, but a 4-week supply of meal replacements will cost at least $300 plus shipping. A seven-pack of any meal replacement (smoothies, oatmeal bars, shakes, or other foods) costs $16.95.
I really do like a lot of the food they deliver. I’m really happy with all of the pasta dishes. The Chicken Pasta Parmesan is my favorite dinner meal so far. I like the BBQ Sauce over Beef, but the BBQ Sauce with Pork Wrap tastes a little too spicy to me. I do not like the Grilled Chicken Breast at all, and I wasn’t real thrilled with the Flame Broiled Beef Patty – I’ve been spoiled by Wendy’s.
The foods are really good. I love some of them, like most of them and only disliked one or two items out of the whole menu. One of my favorite foods from Nutrisystem is their Mexican style tortilla soup, it’s great.
Dieters learn to make weight loss their number-one priority. Good carbs, i.e., those with low G.I.’s (such as whole-grain breads and fiber-rich veggies), are the fuel of choice. That’s because they maintain normal blood sugar and insulin levels, resulting in less hunger and fat storage. Low-fat proteins such as lean meats, fish, and calcium-rich dairy products are also OK. Bad carbs-such as those found in sodas and processed white bread-send blood sugar levels into the stratosphere and are strictly taboo. The program includes advice about keeping active, reducing stress, and mentally visualizing success.
Florida State University. “Nutrisystem improves arterial function in obese, postmenopausal women, study finds.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 8 January 2013.
Exercising builds muscle which replaces lost fat and that’s a good thing. What surprises people is that muscle tissue weighs more than fat. So while your body will physically get slimmer, your weight may not reduce as fast as you thought. Don’t worry–it’s a slimmer body you want in the end when you aim to lose weight!
Hi Barb! I was curious at its overall effectiveness because it seemed way too “easy” to do because of the major celebrity endorsement. I also think being restricted to only their foods would make it difficult if they weren’t delicious to begin with.
To help get you started they include a Turbo Takeoff box with your first shipment. This is designed to jump-start your weight loss during your first week on Nutrisystem and should put you on the path to success.
All I could bring was the prepared meals and snacks, and a bag of unsalted peanuts. I had my lunch right before I left for what was supposed to be a three-hour drive. But traffic turned it into a six-and-a-half-hour drive and I was starving.
Well, as with any diet or weight loss program, you need to consider whether or not it’s a viable choice for you. As for Nutrisystem Lean 13, this system involves eating a lot of prepackaged meals, shakes, and bars. This is not for everyone. Just take a look at some of the Nutrisystem reviews posted around the web. Many people get very tired of the food options quickly.
Including high fiber in a diet to lose weight will keep you fuller longer. Adding more fiber to your eating habits is heart-healthy and helps you maintain a healthy body weight. High fiber is a carbohydrate in foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Unlike traditional carbohydrates, high fiber is difficult for your body to digest, so it makes its way through your system without causing blood sugar spikes. It also satiates your appetite making you feel fuller longer without adding lots of calories to your intake.
Research has shown that reducing your daily caloric intake can lead to weight loss. For instance, the average calorie diet plan is 2,000 per day for an adult, so if you reduce this calorie intake by 500, you are sure to lose weight over time. This is because your body has fewer calories to work with.
Nutrisystem provides counselors to help you with your plan. You can call and talk to them when you hit a plateau. You can also use the forums on the Nutrisystem website to connect with other people using the program. With Nutrisystem you will never feel as though you are doing this on your own. You have a whole support system. They have been around over 40 years and they are here to stay because they really do know what they are doing. Nutrisystem works and they provide a sure fire way to get the weight off and keep it off.
I made sure I was wearing my glasses so I didn’t accidentally open a packet of my cat’s food and put it in the microwave for my dinner. That would have been pretty silly. I don’t think my cat needs to lose any weight, so it probably wouldn’t be a good idea to be swapping our meals anytime.
Does it work? “People really seem to love message boards, but there is no data yet to show whether they are effective in helping with weight loss,” says Binks. But telephone support has some evidence in its favor: “A couple of studies have shown that telephone support is just as effective as live support,” says Christine Gerbstadt, M.D., spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
Thanks for the review! I just bought it to start! I have done all the diets… Atkins, Lindora, WW, counting calories, raw vegan, vegan, vegetarian… you name it… I’ve tried it:.. over time I realize with my busy life, I don’t ever cook food to prepare for the week… as I do not like leftovers…. I grab something fast… which is usually frozen meals. So, now that I am starting on Nutrysistem… I feel like this is the perfect tool.
Not good. I have been the program 2 weeks. Started with turo.10. Lost 1 lb. spoke with rep. Also, do not care about food allergies and way too much sodium in food. I was told I can upgrade and pay additional 19.95 to customize plan. Also, if I cancel, I have to pay $99. I told the rep all they are interested in is selling their products and making money. No consideration is made for food allergies. I never ate so much chocolate which I am allergic to milk chocolate and peanuts. Pizza, my Italian mother and grandmother would say, is NOT dinner. I am very disappointed in this program especially since my endocrinologist recommended it. The rep told me that since I was under 5′ tall and wanted to drop 8 lbs. it would take longer and slower. This is not mentioned in the ads nor about the high sodium content nor be aware of food allergies. Not happy. Will not recommend this plan and I told the rep that.
The New England Journal of Medicine concluded in 2013 that a portion-controlled and calorie-restricted diet is pretty tried and true. And while it does not comment specifically on Nutrisystem, the point is made. 
My first 2 weeks on NS, I lost 7lbs…and that’s where it stopped despite being on NS for 3 months now. It’s a good program because of the convenience, but if you have less than 50lbs to lose, don’t expect to eat your way thin – you WILL have to exercise.
Leave a comment…Rita, Walmart has a few different 5-day plans. Get the one which states it has 5 breakfasts, lunches and dinners. You always are going to have to add a small variety of regular food items to your weekly diet.
Hi cook. Haha, underweight? No! Sadly no. According to Health Canada I am bordering obese by being 5’3″ and 157 pounds. I feel my best at 135 and was hoping to lose at least 10/15 pounds on Nutrisystem but no dice. I’ve had hormone tests and blood work done and nothing seems amiss so at this point it’s a mystery – so now we’re into a heatwave and nothing I own fits me anymore. Grrrrrrrrrrrr. I am glad that so many women can find success with NS; unfortunately I have to keep searching for mine.
I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. I thought it sounded too good to be true. Nutrisystem commercials seem like the program would be very simple and easy to follow. I never understood how someone with so much weight to lose like I had could eat the same things as someone with just a few pounds to lose. It seemed to me that we would need different programs but with Nutrisystem we can both use the same program and still be successful. Also,I thought that it would be expensive but it’s really less than I used to spend on eating lunch before I started the program. A typical lunch out costs at least $10 and that’s just one meal. Nutrisystem costs around $10 a day. Cutting back on eating out and choosing Nutrisystem instead saved me money.
I ordered Nutrisystem on 2/11/2016. Now, I have lost 70 lbs in 3 months on my OWN, without a diet before, eating pizza almost everyday. However, I can already tell that NS is a much better plan than what I was doing alone, as I gained 80 lbs back and decided to try NS. Last week, I weighed 282lbs/F/5’6″, my heaviest ever, it has only been 6 days and I weigh 273lbs and losing everyday. The first day was good, but by the 3rd day I was starving. However, I know at 282lbs, I truly never felt “starvation” in my entire life before, so I kept pushing. I was eating fast food 3x a day, with junk food in between. My vegetables and fruit intake were low to non-existent. I tried to bike for 1 hour a day, and lost 3lbs in 2 weeks. Now, I wanted to see how much I’d lose without persistent exercise, and from the NS diet alone with low-exercise, I’ve lost 9lbs in 6 days.