Nutrisystem Meal Replacement Reviews

Nutrisystem Meal Replacement Reviews

(3) Comments Overall Rated 4.4/5
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Can you cut back on dining out? Can you withstand the temptation to eat what the rest of the family is eating most nights of the week?

If so, Nutrisystem might work for you.

Who Makes Nutrisystem?

Nutrisystem, is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ, headquartered in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, is a commercial provider of weight loss products and services.

How much does it cost?

$3,500 - $4,100 per year

Between $290-$340 per month.


A “basic” four-week plan, which includes a pre-picked selection of popular foods plus shipping, starts at just under $10 each day. You can pay a dollar or two more each day if you want more selection and access to expert counselors and dietitians. Remember: You’ve still got a monthly grocery bill to add to that. Your tab will vary depending on what produce you buy (go for anything in-season) and your protein choices (chicken and turkey are generally pretty affordable).

Nutrisystem still may be a bargain compared to competitor Jenny Craig. Jenny Craig charges a registration fee on top of its meals, which generally run at least $100 a week.

How to use:

Jump-start your weight loss with "Turbo Take Off Week," during which you'll eat about 1,000 calories each day from Nutrisystem entrees and protein- and fiber-packed shakes. After that, you make a few key decisions, the most difficult of which may be “breakfast burrito or Italian herb flatbread pizza?” and “red velvet whoopee pie or thin mint crisp bar?” Just wait for the breakfasts, lunches, dinners and desserts to show up at your doorstep, then dig in. 

You can’t completely avoid the supermarket, though. You’ll have to swing by to pick up the mandatory fruits, veggies, protein and dairy products of your liking to supplement Nutrisystem’s packaged meals. A glossy pamphlet tells you how much and when to add your grocery items. Depending on your plan – there are gender-specific tracks for adults, seniors, diabetics and vegetarians – you’ll eat four to five times a day. 

The program can also be customized to align with DASH diet recommendations for increased intake of fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and whole grains. 

In 2014, Nutrisystem created new programs, including NuMi, a digital product for do-it-yourself dieters that integrates with wearable fitness devices and health platforms. The company is also testing Simply Fresh, a new fresh food diet delivery program.

Side Effects:

None, other than you may tire of heat-and-eat meals. When you’re ready to wean yourself off the program, you’ll chat online or by phone with a counselor for tips on how to get back in the kitchen and in front of the stove without sabotaging your weight loss. You might start, for example, by whipping up only dinners from Nutrisystem.com, gradually adding other meals to the mix. NuMi also helps ease the transition to eating out and using recipes.  

Results:

A 2015 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine comparing various commercial weight-loss programs found that Nutrisystem participants lost at least 3.8 percent more weight after three months on the program than a control group that received education and counseling. The authors call diets like Nutrisystem “promising,” but say more research is needed on their long-term outcomes. 

In a Nutrisystem-funded study of 69 obese Type 2 diabetics, published in the journal Postgraduate Medicine in 2009, researchers reported that those assigned to eat meals on the Nutrisystem D diabetic track lost an average of 18 pounds after three months compared with 1 pound for the control group, who attended educational sessions on diabetes management and nutrition. At six months, the Nutrisystem dieters were down an average of 24 pounds, while the controls – who were switched to Nutrisystem meals halfway through the six-month study – were down 13 pounds. In a similar study published in 2013 in Nutrition Diabetes, 50 Nutrisystem dieters lost an average of about 22 pounds in six months, while the 50 control dieters lost only about five.

Does it work?

While Nutrisystem certainly makes dieting simple – you don’t count calories, pre-portioned food comes right to your doorstep and you know exactly what and when to eat – you may still need to muster up willpower to stick to it. Fortunately, you get a “flex” lunch and dinner each week, which can help you keep your social engagements or answer occasional cravings. At least in the short-term, you shouldn’t tire of your menu choices – Nutrisystem offers over 150 foods to choose from on its most extensive plan, "Uniquely Yours."

(3) Comments

  • No more excuses!
    Overall Rating   4.3/5
    4.3 5
    Aug 11,2016
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    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes definitely.
    No more excuses!

    Nutrisystem worked for me because the program is easy to follow, the food tastes great, and it gave me the structure I needed to accomplish my weight loss goals. So far I have lost 105 lbs and I feel great! Nutrisystem takes the guess work away; no counting calories, just open the food and enjoy! I was still able to enjoy my favorite foods like pizza, muffins, and popcorn which helped curb cravings. My tips to anyone looking for a program that works is just make the phone call or order online. Nutrisystem will change your life as it did mine. No more excuses, it's time to make yourself a priority!


  • Love it!!!
    Overall Rating   4.7/5
    4.7 5
    Aug 10,2016
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    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes definitely.
    Love it!!!

    I lost 50+ pounds, and it was the simple and I very seldom felt deprived. I am a walking advertisement. They should pay me! LOL Just kidding, losing the weight was payment enough!


  • Good company and it works!
    Overall Rating   4.3/5
    4.3 5
    Jul 16,2016
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    No Side Effects
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    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes definitely.
    Good company and it works!

    It's not that expensive, but it is a lifestyle change and you will lose weight. It cost too much to not stick with it. And they have a great app, forums, customer support. When it got hard they helped me out. All told I lost 42 pounds in less than a year. Now I'm weaning myself off and cooking all my own food and trying to get my family on board. Good product and a great company that listens and is always updating upgrading. Would suggest 9/10!


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