I lost over 50lbs on NutriSystem. The folks at Nutrisystem are all about providing you the best opportunities for weight-loss success which is why they provide a bevy of prepackaged foods and snacks that you can keep nearby when you feel a craving coming on. Some people are happy with it, while other typically more vocal customers do not think much of the taste. I would also recommend looking at BistroMD https: With Auto-Delivery, Nutrisystem ships your food every 4 weeks until you cancel. Basically, with this feature, you get a four-week supply of food automatically sent your door each month. However there is a great rating system where you can see how others have rated each meal.
It's called "Weekends My Way. With the "Weekends My Way" option, Nutrisystem provides food only for 5 days per week, and the dieters themselves are responsible for preparing their own food for the weekends called Flex Days , hopefully preparing their weekend meals according to Nutrisystem's recipes and rules which Nutrisystem calls "Flex Meals.
Nutrisystem's lowest plan with the Weekends My Way option is the cheapest way to do Nutrisystem. On a 28 day Nutrisystem purchase, Weekends My Way provides delivery of 20 breakfasts, 20 lunches, 20 dinners, 20 snacks, plus Nutrisystem TurboShakes. To be clear, this means that 5 days out of the week, customers stick to Nutrisystem foods and then on the other 2 days, called "flex days," they prepare their own meals. Remember, only the more expensive "Uniquely Yours" plan contains frozen meals one per day.
The other plans are "shelf-stable" food only. The problem with auto-delivery is that if you want to cancel before the second month, you will likely be stuck paying substantial penalties. If you sign up under the Uniquely Yours plan and choose Weekends My Way, then your delivery will include frozen food items as well 28 frozen meals for the 4 week period. Listed below are all the current Nutrisystem plans, along with their prices and what they include.
The women's plans are listed first, followed by the men's plans. Auto-Delivery commits you for more than one month. There is a major penalty for cancellation of Auto Delivery.
Scroll to the bottom of this page for details. The Men's plans contain one more snack per day than the Women's Plans. Each of Nutrisystem's plans gives dieters the option of ordering with or without monthly Auto Delivery. Makes my decision a lot easier knowing exactly what things are going to cost!
Need to loose about 59 pounds. Thank you for the sensible critique and cost info. Mostly fish and vegetables. Sometimes chicken or turkey but not all the time! Is there a plan to start me on this regiment? Can you send some ideas and pricing plans? I tried turbo shakes with other companies and they gave me lots of gas…lol Thanks if this gets to you. 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? Both of these diets are about pre-packaged foods and portion-controlled weight loss.
Jenny Craig prices do vary and are often difficult to obtain. Nutrisystem conducted a trial of people. 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.