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U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Diets of 2017” has Nutrisystem ranked 16th, or “in the middle of the pack.” The Nutrisystem review rin “Best Overall Ditsates it a 3.3 on a scale of 5. The biggest problem with the diet, according to the best diets list, is it scores too low on long-term weight loss—it’s rated a weak 2.6. Though U.S. News & World Report does say you’ll “probably” lose weight. 
First time trying and I am on Day 2 of the jumpstart box. Not too bad, however VERY disappointed in how much sodium in all of the products and also FRUCTOSE! C’mon Nutrisystem… get a bit more nutritious!!!
Hi Mickey – You’re right that there are some additional costs, and thanks for sharing your experience. I still think Nutrisystem is fairly priced, and is an excellent resource for people looking to lose weight quickly. You will get results when following their plan, which is why it can be a great option for a lot of people who have a significant amount of weight to lose. For me, it has been a good way to reset after weight gain, and then I can go back to focusing on eating healthy and preparing meals on my own, sort of like you plan to do. It’s also important to note that they do offer more comprehensive plans, where more of your meals are provided as well, so be sure to take a good look at all of their plans when deciding which one will work best for you and your budget. In any case, hope your month went well, and best of luck with your weight loss journey.
I just finished my 28th day on the Nutrisystem Women’s Basic Plan and I couldn’t be happier. I have lost ten pounds by sticking to their meals and tracking my exercise. I feel like this Nutrisystem Plan has given me a personal dietician in my own home.
“I’m not convinced that the glycemic index is the be-all and end-all for weight loss,” says registered dietitian Leslie Bonci, director of sports-medicine nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In fact, Bonci thinks it’s probably the low-calorie nature of this diet that’s helping dieters shed pounds. “These portions are very small,” she says of the daily meal plans. “Two ounces of turkey, some sliced cucumber, and wheat bread is not a lot of food.” And she worries that the calorie count may be too low for some people.
My recommendation to others is to be sure that you set VERY REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS! I’m expecting the food to be just so so in taste. I’m expecting the portions to be small. I’m expecting to be hungry for the first few days. If I’m not, all the better. But I am keeping my expectations lower and more realistic because it’s better to be pleasantly surprised than to be disappointed!
Because grocery additions will vary by individual, these figures are estimates. Diet figures were supplied by Nutrisystem Inc. Participants aiming to reduce their sodium intake can opt for a 1,500-milligram menu.
4. Losing weight is not just about calories. Just read any of the latest articles on news sites and the top diet experts now tell you not all calories are equal. Its the SUGAR and HFCS you need to eliminate from your diet, Then artificial additives, pesticides (which you’ll find in most non-organic store food), phyto-estrogens (non-organic dairy, meat, grains) high GI carbs (bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, candy etc)… the list goes on. The food industry is a scary place.
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Hi Pat, 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 some! I ate anything and all I wanted because…shoot, I had finished my diet.
Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. We are so happy to hear about your success on the program. We appreciate the feedback on the NuMi app and love that you found it to be a helpful resource.
How much can you expect to lose? “Many customers lose 5 pounds a week, but don’t get confused: Some of this is water weight,” says Don Ruttenberg, CEO of Fresh Food Delivered, the company behind In the Zone Delivery. “What you really lose in body fat is 1 to 1.5 pounds per week.”
However, the men’s plans are slightly more expensive since they do include a little more food. It also mentions on the website that results vary depending on your starting weight and the “program adherence.” In other words, it’s imperative to stick to the specific eating program if you want to see that 15 pounds of weight and 7 inches gone in the first month.
I always thought, if I ever became rich and had the money to spare, I’d try out one of these food delivery systems in a heartbeat. Like Lynda, I love that everything is planned out already…there is no calorie counting or anything involved. Plus no cooking is involved, so it’s perfect for people with busy lifestyles. It seems like it would be easier to stick to a plan if all you can eat is already provided for you. To make it easier to follow, I wouldn’t keep any other food in the house except for the fruits and vegetables needed to supplement the food provided.
So far, we love it. We buy canned veggies on sale to add to the dinners. The cost is high, but compared to our previous eating out, we are still saving money. We will definitely continue, probably for 6 months to a year. (We have a lot of weight to lose). I hear many saying that this program is not you how to eat right, but it IS. Portion control is one of my biggest problems. My body is learning the full triggers and eating 6 times a day helps my body process things. Gaining weight off program will happen if I do not keep the portions down and frequent. You cannot go back to eating three large meals a day. Love the hunger feeling… that the feeling of losing weight.
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Nutrisystem still may be a bargain compared to competitor Jenny Craig. Unless you catch them during a promotion, Jenny Craig charges a registration fee on top of its meals, which generally runs at least $100 a week.
Anyway, maybe this information will help someone. I know for me my healthy lifestyle fell apart at the grocery store. Nutrisystem takes care of that for you. I go to the grocery store a lot these days but, it’s all small purchases. There’s four grocery stores between work and home so I don’t mind. I don’t buy foods with a shelf life for the most part. I would say that we actually save money on Nutrisystem because during the week we don’t eat out at all and we don’t buy very much from the grocery store. Our monthly expenditure is either cheaper or a wash but, Nutrisystem isn’t costing us anymore than we were spending a month anyway.
So everyone is squaking about Nutrisystems food being horrible, compared to Weight Watcher meals is Nutrisystem better or worse tasting. This is the only way I would know. May I have some feedback on this.
I chose the vegetarian plan and I think I discovered the secret of Nutrisystem! The food is so disgusting, you’ll never want to eat again! I found most of the stuff to be revolting… others just barely eatable. I am trying to return what I can. GROSS!!
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I joined the plan and Nutrisystem sent me dieting tools, instructions on how to use the plan and great tasting foods. I also have access to Nutrisystems website. The website includes chat rooms, blogs, and group discussions about dieting. The website is a great place for me to go to receive support.
NS really works i have been using it for about 2 weeks and i lost 6 pounds but what i didn’t like is how the food tasted. im not saying that there bad but some foods were good and some were really good.also with nutri system you hav to excerise regullary while eating the foods
It is indisputable that as a country we are more overweight and obese than we have ever been. As a result, the diet industry has grown along with us. Some diets genuinely try to help people lose weight and keep it off, while others look to make money by saying whatever it takes to get people to believe their claims.
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Examples include avocados, popcorn, shredded coconut and almond milk. Given how small meal portions are, make sure to use the maximum amount of extras allowed per day to feel full and ready to go all day.
This afternoon, Dr. Henry Fishman, ConsumerAffairs.com’s consulting physician, inspected me and said that at 188 pounds and six feet I’m healthy in nearly every regard but could afford to lose a few pounds.
The 2013 study found that obese diabetics on the company’s “D” program reduced their A1C significantly more than dieters assigned to diabetes self-management education. The study also found that 72 percent of the Nutrisystem group met the American Diabetes Association goal of tight blood sugar control – an A1C level of less than 7 percent – at six months, compared with only 44 percent of the control group. What’s more, 28 percent of Nutrisystem dieters reduced the intensity of their diabetes medication regimen at the six-month mark, while only 4 percent of control dieters did.
I have to admit I was only able to try 6 of their dinner dishes, and I could not finish any of them. Let me share one experience that might stay with me for the rest of my life. On day 3 of my diet I had already substituted 2 meals with other food because I simply couldn’t eat what the “chefs” at NutriSystem had planned for me… After a long day at work I got home and unpacked my dinner for the day: Chicken and Dumplings. How bad could it be, right? Well… Brace yourself. I cracked open the vacuum seal to let the meal breathe in the microwave when a strong smell hit my nose. It was absolutely rancid. I was afraid to look at it. I warmed my “chicken and duplings” for a minute and then took the mystery package out of the microwave. As I opened the lid fully, I saw a brown stew with runny liquid on top of it. The smell intensified. I was scared to taste it at this point but my hunger got the best of me… Big mistake! I will not elaborate on the combination of sensations that hit me when I bit into the hard dumplings, sprinkled with overcooked chicken shreds floating in a light brown liquid of unidentifiable origin… Suffice it to say that I had to flush it down the toilet and somehow it looked better and more fitting in the toilet bowl than on my dinner plate. It was among the top 3 worst things I’ve ever tasted in my life…