What You Can Eat and What You Can't
Hi John — thanks for sharing your experience. Whenever people sign up for a meal delivery diet, the big question is "What can I eat? Thanks for posting a well written, and information overview of this program. I was very happy to find this website. Thanks Pat — appreciate the nice feedback. There is just something great about the convenience and calorie control.
What You Get For Your Money
According to the company, the programs provide about 2, milligrams of sodium daily. The foods you buy on your own may add to the total.
And you may get fewer calories than you're used to. You pick your foods from the choices Nutrisystem offers. There are foods to choose from their most extensive plan "Uniquely Yours. You can buy a day shipment of food that the company selects, or you can choose each individual item yourself.
You can sign up for a meal plan intended for women, men, vegetarians, people with diabetes, or anyone older than You hardly have to cook, since most Nutrisystem foods either are ready to eat or only need heating. But some items that you buy from the grocery store, like vegetables and fish, may involve more preparation. Nutrisystem suggests you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily. You can break this up into three minute periods throughout the day.
There are meal plans for vegetarians and people with diabetes. But the program does not have plans for people following a vegan diet. And it doesn't allow for certain food allergies including soy or peanut allergies , and it's not gluten-free. The cost varies based on things like the plan you choose -- such as for women or men, vegetarians, older adults, or people with diabetes. The program has an online community and web-based tools, as well as help by phone.
You may face a challenge when you go off the program and have to make more food choices on your own. The program provides information on how to do this. Controlling calories and portions and eating regular meals is a healthy formula that should result in weight loss while on the plan. It can be harder to make the transition to eating "real food" when you get closer to your weight-loss goal and don't rely on meals already made for you. Overall the diet is healthy for people with conditions like heart disease , high blood pressure , high cholesterol , and diabetes.
Meals are low in sodium, saturated fats , and trans fats , and include high-fiber whole grains, smart carbs, healthy fats , lean protein, and a wide variety of foods. The Nutrisystem diet is the ultimate in convenience. Very unhappy with the experience. After my second delivery, I needed to cancel my Nutrisystem program with the intentions of resuming the program sometime later in the year.
I called on April 27, to cancel and spoke with a guy named Anton sp? Anton gave me a really hard time. He asked a lot of questions, and I answered them. Anton said he had to ask the questions and that I should call back when I had more time to answer his questions.
I said no and that I wanted to cancel now. He got nasty and said I wasn't listening to him. So he asked another question. He said your program is cancelled. Then the phone went silent. There was about 2 minutes of silence. I feel like Anton was extremely unprofessional, rude, and deceptive.
So Anton has made me not want to use Nutrisystem again. I've lost twenty pounds and more to go. It's an easy program to follow if you have the food. The company needs to send your full order at once or even a day or two apart to be able to follow their program. They send frozen first and your lucky to get your packaged products 5 or 6 days later. Separate warehouses or not, each part of your order should ship around the same time.
Lost ten pounds so far. I love the ease and convenience of it. I recommend going for the highest level option and getting the frozen foods.
The shelf stable breakfasts and lunches are good, but the shelf stable dinners are mostly inedible, mushy pasta in pouches and pizzas resembling lunchables. The program is costly enough, so go the extra and get the frozen stuff. Nutrisystem has helped me to lose 40 lbs, still have 40 more to lose. It is such a blessing to have the food prepared and quick to cook, especially when I am struggling with a craving or emotional eating.
More than weight loss it is teaching me about myself and how to eat for my body. I just love Nutrisystem! Follow their simple plan and you will lose weight. I lost 6 pounds in week 1. Remember to do your part This plan works if you work it.
I am only on day one and wondering if I'll be able to continue on this plan. I don't consider muffins and bars valid substitutions for a meal not to mention the taste of the aforementioned items. Marie, please check out the taste of this food. I have been on NS for 11 months and have lost 41 lbs. Yes, that is slow, but it is working for me and my son just recently joined this month. Love most of food, especially the breakfast waffles. Very bad, read small print everywhere on each page of very confusing terms and conditions, continue to be charged even though i stopped my order.
Honestly the food is ok but I already lost 10 pounds in two weeks. There is just something great about the convenience and calorie control. I def recommend trying it. I'm having a hard time with the taste of the food but I'm going to move forward and do the best I can. I was really excited to try this out after I ordered it. The food that I ordered actually liked. Also, they did not tell me what to eat. The first week was really difficult for me because of the portions but I though, this is what I'm supposed to eat.
The taste of the food tasted okay. What really got to me is when one of my coworkers informed me that you could but their products in Walmart and Dollar Tree. That really up-set me. I wasted so much money and you could have bought this for cheaper. Additionally, after the first week all my food started tasting the same. Even if I had a meal that consisted of just cheese, it all tasted like tomato. I made a mistake when I first received the box of food and did not look at my order list. I discovered that I ordered different things and they substituted most of those foods.
I have lost two pounds in one week. I still have a 3 more weeks to go and I'm dreading it. I'm sticking to it only because I wasted so much money. I would not recommend this product to anyone. I would rather buy Jenny Craig!! I am 5 days in and haven't lost an ounce.
Am following program to the letter The 1st month it was great. I lost 11 lbs. Still walking , steps per day and eating Nutrisystem. Not pleased so far this month. Not working, Good luck. I have reached my weight loss goals! I tried the program and stayed with it for two months. I did lose weight, but I found the meals for the most part were not tasty and I was always hungry.
I would not do this program again. The food is really bad. I found very few of the items to be edible. For the cost you could easily do your own food. Which is what I didn't want to do. I only lost 3 lbs in 2 weeks following the plan. I felt the return program was deceptive. Selections were great but out of 3 orders each had shipping issues of damaged product which they were quick to make right. The final straw was items found to have mold in some of the items.
Lost weight up to that point. Nutrisystem is one of the most recognizable names in weight loss and has rightly earned its place among the top diets. Founded in , Nutrisystem has helped millions of people lose weight on its convenient portion-controlled meals. This program takes the guesswork out of dieting and many people find it to be an easy approach to healthy weight loss.
The brand is one of the first diets to earn its marks by offering a hassle-free way to lose weight with its meal delivery service. The diet plan takes care of the majority of grocery shopping, cooking and portioning by delivering meals and snacks that are calorie-controlled and pre-prepared. All you have to do is heat and enjoy, supplementing with a few fresh grocery store items.
Nutrisystem originally offered only pantry-ready foods, but in added a frozen line of meals; combined the two lines offer more than menu options. All new Nutrisystem customers will be enrolled in this personalized program, which calculates a person's metabolic rate by taking into account a variety of factors including age, sex, weight, and level of physical activity. Prior to this program, the diet had two levels—one for men and one for women.
These results were confirmed in a clinical study. In January , Nutrisystem launched Turbo10, a clinically tested program that promises up to a pound weight loss and an overall reduction of five inches from the waist, hips, thighs, chest, and arms in just the first month.
In a clinical study sponsored by Nutrisystem, those who followed Turbo10 lost 3x more weight, 3x more total body inches and 3x more body fat in the first month compared to those who followed a do-it-yourself weight loss plan. In addition to weight loss, those on Turbo 10 also significantly reduced their systolic blood pressure after the first month.
The Nutrisystem diet is personalized to meet individual health goals and consistent with national guidelines for dietary intake meeting targets for fat, sodium, sugar, cholesterol and fiber as well as national guidelines for physical activity.
All the foods are portion controlled and rely on a balanced approach by offering low glycemic index eating, to control blood sugar, that is high in protein and fiber, for satiety. There are a range of plans at varying price points that are tailored to suit different nutritional needs, with those specifically for men, women, teens, people with diabetes and vegetarians.
Plans and meals are selected and ordered from Nutrisystem's website or by phone. You'll receive 28 days worth of food that comes in pantry-ready and or frozen containers that you simply heat before eating.
Some grocery purchases will need to be made for items like fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, whole grain bread, fish, and more. When you sign up with Nutrisystem, you'll also receive access to a Mindset Makeover behavioral guide, a week online plan to help you better understand your relationship with food.
It provides steps for taking control of your eating habits. Nutrisystem customers also have online access to health information, community support, weekly newsletters, smart phone applications, and tracking tools. Additionally, you receive complimentary, optional counseling from trained weight-loss coaches, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators.
Click here to watch the Nutrisystem Video. Start Here for Discount Offering. I tried nutrisystem in and lost 28 pounds. It was the only diet I ever went on that actually worked,yes it is a little expensive, with the veggies and dairy but if you stick to it it works. I've been on NS, the diabetic program, for 3 months. I've lost 35 pounds and my blood sugar has come WAY down from mid 's to low 's.
And I don't find the food unpalatable at all. You can customize your order, so anything I don't like I just don't order again, and anything I like I order more off on the next shipment. Customer service has been excellent, and there is a huge member support that is extremely helpful.
Plus, I AM learning how to eat properly to keep the weight off when I reach goal. It is easy to follow as well, but the food is horrible!!!
There are only a few things that are tolerable, and even if you customize your order you will get extremely tired of eating those same things over and over. They have a plan where you get these other foods added that are frozen. They are WAY better, but you only get a couple of weeks worth of it then your back to eating the other horrible food.
Totally not worth it. I've tried it three times because I did lose the weight, but I couldn't handle the food. The portion sizes are sooo small. It's not possible to just grab and go. To feel satisfied you have to add fruits and lots of vegetables. It's not as mindless as I thought it was going to be.
Fruits and vegetables are expensive. I didn't mind the food. I have don't have gourmet taste or anything. I will probably not buy another month worth of food. Could have probably lost weigt eating lean cuisines, protein bars etc.
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Whenever people sign up for a meal delivery diet, the big question is "What can I eat? With Nutrisystem, there are more than meal and snack options to choose from, to include pantry-ready and frozen meals. Muffins, roasted vegetable pizza, stuffed shells, macaroni and cheese, chicken noodle soup, chicken parmesan, and tacos are just a few of the entrees, while snacks include bars and pretzels.