Video of the Day
While NutriSystem's meals are healthy and well-balanced, they are all pre-packaged and have mammoth ingredient lists that contain countless unpronounceables. All of this included with your first 4-week order, plus you get access to their team of experts who can give you the best advice for losing weight. Also, if you use Nutrisystem for one month, and then decide you want to cancel after that, there are other routes you can go to avoid paying the early termination fee. One of the first you want to know about any diet program is how much weight you are likely to lose on the plan. I certainly liked reading all that is written on your site. To be honest, given the price of the food, be aware of how high you set your expectations. On a 28 day Nutrisystem purchase, Weekends My Way provides delivery of 20 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 dinners, 20 snacks, plus Nutrisystem TurboShakes.
Jamie said NutriSystem sent her a box of 54 of the desserts she had originally requested. Overall, the diet definitely works. I surpassed my weight loss goal and I feel good. If one follows this diet closely, they will be eating healthy and surely lose significant weight. The diet also taught me a lot about eating healthy, portion control and good kinds of calories versus bad.
For the right people, I would suggest this diet. First, you need fairly deep pockets since it costs so much. You also have to be committed, which I suppose the payment for the plan already indicates. Finally, you have to be willing to cut out alcohol and dining which in my case meant much of my social life. The diet would probably also be good for people who have shown prior commitment to diets but because of no real boundaries, didn't achieve their goals.
With NutriSystem, your daily calorie intake fluctuates very little and as long as you follow their strictly defined daily planner, you're sure to burn off some calories. However, because the diet is so strict, there's almost no adjustment for different lifestyles. Being young and automobile-less, I have a very active lifestyle.
I walk at least four miles everyday, jog regularly throughout the week and am rarely sedentary. I am sure I am a more active dieter than many others, yet regardless, I was taking in the same daily calories like all the other men in the diet.
My counselor said that if a customer is pounds overweight, he or she should add a few more daily servings. But other than that, there is little room for flexibility. However, my personal example helps make the case for NutriSystem's strict diet. Despite my very active life, I was rarely hungry and sometimes wouldn't even need my final dessert or other serving. If you have tried other forms of dieting and have been unsuccessful and can afford NutriSystem, it may not be a bad choice.
However, I would suggest only buying two weeks worth to begin the diet. There is an option on NutriSystem. Most of the conclusions I've come to in this final entry I have known since the second week.
So give it two honest weeks before and then decide. If you don't have the extra cash to burn every month and quality food is important, the cheaper solution is to try controlling your calorie intake and to exercise plenty, Goulda Downer, Ph.
While NutriSystem prepackaged meals is a convenience for some there are better and healthier alternatives to weight loss. The problem, one dietician on Health. There are separate plans for men, women, diabetics and vegetarians. The daily calories of provided meals falls at about 1, calories for women and 1, calories for men. The program's emphasis on foods with a low glycemic index ensures that participants won't become hungry between meals and binge on extra calories.
Because Nutrisystem is designed to encourage healthy weight loss, not to be used as a crash diet, typical participants on the plan lose 1 to 2 lbs. You may lose weight more quickly in the first few weeks of the program, but excessive rapid weight loss is unlikely.
You can stay on Nutrisystem for as long as you like, so you can lose as much weight as you need to. The Success Stories section of the Nutrisystem website features participants who lost up to lbs. One way to increase your weight loss is to include exercise in your efforts. Nutrisystem does not require exercise as part of the program, but does encourage it. Hi Jim — sorry, I missed this comment at the time you posted it. I would also recommend looking at BistroMD https: Diet-to-Go has some really good plans that sound like they could work for you.
Both are going to be a bit more pricey than Nutrisystem, but sound like they could be a better fit. My husband and I are considering NS. We also do not want to purchase ANY other food if possible. Hi Lynn — I replied to Ray with a couple of other options BistroMD and Diet-to-Go …I would recommend checking out those reviews if you think they may be something that would work for you and your husband.
There are definitely some ways to keep the costs down though. You will definitely want to incorporate fresh produce, though, as I think you would get tired of only eating their pre-made meals, and you will want to mix in a salad or something on most days just to get the health benefits from the fresh produce if nothing else. Hi Pete — the frozen food is an additional charge, but can be included in your 4-week order or as an ala carte item.
Many are on a fixed income and I am one of them … an older woman, a widow, and on a very fixed income. With the profit your company surely must realize, might you consider offering your program free to a few deserving people men and women who would benefit from it as well? Just something you might consider … it just might be of benefit to your company in another way … good will!
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.
I just went through this whole process and received my order today. Thanks for the very thorough cost information. Helped make my decision a lot easier. I agree, too, the frozen meals are definitely a nice bonus — especially the desserts! There are some costs with buying your own fruits or vegetables to consider too, but overall it seems fairly affordable. Anyways, thanks for the detailed pricing breakdown, really appreciate it.
Is it organic or are there a lot of preservatives in It. Hi Isabel — Thanks for visiting. Hi Arlene — Thanks for visiting. I have always found it to be very easy to opt out. As long as you stay on the program for at least two months, you should be able to cancel without paying any type of penalty if you need to cancel after month 1 I mention one way to avoid the penalty in the review above , and customer service has always been very easy to deal with when I have needed to call them.
I live in Ottawa Ontario Canada. Where in Canada can I join. Are the costs of the meals increased to take in the difference between the American and Canadian do. Also what about duty and taxes, as well as shipping fees. I am a woman ,77 yrs old and need to lose at least 25 lbs. Please try to enlighten me. Thank you very much for your assistance. What exactly is in the Turbo Shakes? Are the ingredients identified on the package? Best of luck — Norm.
Hi Obie — I added a picture of the nutrition fact label on our Nutrisystem Shake page. I have limited freezer space and feel that the frozen foods would be the way for me to start and continue a controlled size appropriate diet. Does anyone offer three or four shipments monthly? If you get the Basic plan none of the foods are frozen, so that may be another option you could consider.
Diet-to-Go has a weekly shipment option — we have a review about them here: Hope that helps — NS. I have used your plan several years ago and did loose weight, but have gained some back. I am 81 yrs old and on a fixed income now. Having to buy extra food is not feasible me. Any suggestions how I can use your plan without extra purchases? Notify me of new posts by email.