Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog. So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased. Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing! This may sound obvious, but I know a lot of folks are probably wondering if Nutrisystem actually works. There is an option on NutriSystem.
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A second trial of 84 overweight adults lead to a weight loss of Nutrisystem will help you get back on track, but is not a permanent answer. After finishing your stint with Nutrisystem you still must learn to eat healthy.
As long as you are on a self-selection plan, the food options are huge. However there is a great rating system where you can see how others have rated each meal. The taste of the food seems to be… well… a matter of taste. Some people are happy with it, while other typically more vocal customers do not think much of the taste. To be honest, given the price of the food, be aware of how high you set your expectations.
Daily calorie amounts vary from to , and each days food consists of 3 meals and 2 snacks. In recent years there has been considerable improvement in food quality. None of the meals have any trans-fat or high fructose corn syrup. Nutrisystem have been criticized for the amount of sodium in their food.
The diet is reduced calories, and clinical trials undertaken by Nutrisystem have shown significant weight loss. On of the more recent studies of Lean 13 show an average Most diets eventually reach a plateau, but there some simple tricks you can use to break the plateau. Nutrisystem is an economical way of losing weight, with very little time investment. However if the taste of food is not to your liking, be prepared to pay around times more for other delivered diets. The food is affordable.
I would suggest trying the one week free food first before committing to this diet. I tried this diet. It did work and it was convenient and I was not hungry. The bad part is that it gave me the worst stomach cramps and gas pains so I had to stop eating the food.
I took all of my left over food to my place of employment to share with my co-workers. I was disappointed that the food caused the cramping and gas pains. I love Nutrisystem and recommend it all the time!!!! I used it in the past when I was in undergrad, and I lost 30 pounds.
I kept it off for 3 years, and I actually lost a bit more on my own using the tools I had learned. Being a single female, I found the program to be very convenient, and it fit well into my hectic schedule. I am currently in medical school and have decided to start the program back up currently in week 2 and 5 pounds down due to the poor eating habits that developed during my first two years late night studying is a KILLER—I was also out of the country which made things a bit more difficult for me.
I found some items that I was not a huge fan of and opted to just not order them the second time around. However, even with adding in fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy products as suggested, my monthly finances for food are really NOT that much different than before when I sat down and really calculated it out. Different programs work better for some people more than others. I think the real key to success here is making the decision that you really are ready for a LIFE change and sticking to it!
Good luck to those of you who do decide Nutrisystem is the prgram for you. I had bad gas for the first week. That went away the second week. I would NOT recommend this diet food to anyone. Way too expensive, food is bad, causes bad gas and cramps and too much fine print. I was on this diet along with my mom, my dad, and later my brother before he moved out.
All 4 of us lost weight on it. We followed the meal plans for daily intake and ate out every saturday night just making better decisions then we did before. For the first 2 weeks i actually had to force myself to finish my meals, not because they tasted bad but because i was full.
After the first 2 weeks I was great with the amount of food, eating more then normal and losing weight. Since i have been off the nutrisystem for about 4 years i have gained the 15lbs back but now that i have been given the tools to succeed i know now that i can do it on my own when i want too without nutrisystem.
I hated this diet. If you want the portion control that Nutrisystem offers, save yourself the trouble and buy some LeanCuisines at the grocery store. Some things are better than others. I personally like the egg fritatta for breakfast, but the wedge potatoes and beef steak is basically bland crockpot food.
And the hamburger patty was practically inedible but the nutrichocolates are yummy. I did Weight Watchers before and had much better luck with preparing my own meals and deciding what I wanted to eat each day. The food is just gross.
The NS diet does work. Anyone who says they are gaining weight are NOT following the diet. If you do some research, you will see that the sodium levels are less than the daily recommended levels. I have been on the diet for 2 weeks and lost 4 each week. You have to exercise with the program, just like any other diet.
I have been on Nutrisystem for 3 months and have lost 26lbs, i like the food and it is very convenient to take to work, the diet does not work without the excerise along with it.
I have been on Ntrisystem now for 11 days. The first week I was hungry but I expected that. If you expect to lose weight you will have to cut down the number of calories you consume. I know I was consuming way to many. As you get older you need to consume even less and also increase your exercise.
The food quality varies but I have not had prolems eating anything. It is very convenient. I follow the program exactly and add in all of the foods they recommend. I have even eaten out 2 times! So far so good for me and I will continue as I have over 50 to lose.. Unless you plan on eating this food for the rest of your life!!!
And my goal to lose is 30 lbs. I think the food is good. This is a diet people! The food comes with a complete book on what else you can eat in addition to the pre-packaged foods. I just started this diet 1 week ago. I was on the Medi-Fast Diet and they give you a book on the program. There were instructions on how to substitute food, exercise and how to go off the diet successfully. It was easy for me to stay focused since I was both being paid to follow the diet and because I had thousands of readers rooting for me.
But Jamie said that many of her clients that have a harder time keeping away from extra calories, need her both for positive reinforcement and for oversight. Never have I eaten so healthily in my entire life. I emptied a refrigerator full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nonfat and low-fat milk and milk products and whole-wheat bread. Especially considering how little you get and its quality. I'm going to put on my maturity cap for a moment while I discuss the sometimes embarrassing gas and diarrhea the diet gave me.
Jamie said that often when people first get on the diet, their body has an abnormal reaction to the new regimen. But the gas and diarrhea persisted off and on throughout. I'm convinced it was my body's reaction to their strange foods rather than the fewer calories. Other dieters on NutriSystem's forums complain of the same symptoms. While it wasn't harsh enough to completely scare me off the diet, it was unpleasant to be sure. NutriSystem may want to consider the calories found in Pepto-Bismol for future consumers.
This is both a pro and a con. While the food was edible, almost none of it was excellent. I wouldn't encourage anyone not on a diet or not committed to losing weight to try any dish. The foods also lacked any sort of freshness. If you enjoy the finer flavors of fresh fish and other lean meats or home-cooked nutrition, this is not the diet for you. While NutriSystem's meals are healthy and well-balanced, they are all pre-packaged and have mammoth ingredient lists that contain countless unpronounceables.
While many of those strange ingredients are no doubt used to keep the unfrozen foods from spoiling, they don't appear to be doing much in the freshness department.
I should also note that this diet is not very ecologically friendly. Because everything comes in wrappers and handy plastic and cardboard containers, my trash output for the last month easily tripled.
As many readers have complained, NutriSystem often swaps meals in their orders. Because people are surely going to hate some of NutriSystem's foods, this can be very annoying. But Jamie said that if anything is swapped and you don't like NutriSystem's replacement, to call your counselor and NutriSystem will send it to you free of charge, and even let you keep the food you didn't order.
She said she had one customer who had all 54 of her monthly desserts swapped because she wanted just one every day of the diet and the warehouse happened to be out of it. 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.