3123 Nutrisystem Consumer Reviews and Complaints
The next week, I received my food, in addition to the two free weeks that they gave me for signing up. The answer to that question for me is yes. I had a question about my food. I found the food to be very delicious. According to the company, the programs provide about 2, milligrams of sodium daily. Since starting Nutrisystem Silver, I am feeling more energy than I have had since I was in my twenties.
However, Nutrisystem provides more than just meals. Along with your regular deliveries of tasty food, you get handy grocery guides that help you eat properly outside the program, plenty of extra information that can help you better understand the weight loss programs, and expert guidance from counselors and dietitians, as well as helpful tools and trackers.
While researching for this Nutrisystem review, we were happy to see that the company has an excellent referral program. Let us begin with the basics.
Nutrisystem menu features more than items. The items on the menu include breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, shakes, and bars. Everything on the menu meets or exceeds the standards set by the US government in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Furthermore, all meals and snacks are free from artificial sweeteners, MSG, and trans fats.
You can choose your meals yourself or get pre-selected favorites, depending on your preferences. All plans are 4-week plans that allow you to eat 6 times a day, enjoy plenty of fresh produce, form healthier eating habits, and steadily lose weight throughout the program. The plans include breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 1 or 2 snacks per day, depending on whether you are a lady or a gentleman. In addition to pre-made meals in your deliveries, you get to enjoy 4 flex meals a week. Flex meals are meals that you cook on your own following the provided Nutrisystem guidelines.
Alternatively, you can dine out, but the same guidelines apply. The Basic plan is the most affordable plan. In the past, this plan only allowed you to get pre-selected meals. Now, the key difference between the Basic and Core and Uniquely Yours plans is that it only allows you to choose from a limited range of meals and does not come with free tools, trackers, and counseling. It simply includes meals and snacks per day for 4 weeks, so you have all your dietary needs covered, but without the extra help — except for the online resources available on the website.
The Core plan allows you to choose from a greater variety of meals. Plus, you get unlimited support from counselors and dietitians who are there to assist you throughout the program, as well as handy tools and trackers to monitor your progress. Uniquely Yours is a highly flexible meal plan. It includes everything provided with the Core plan, plus several added benefits. You get to choose your meals from a rich menu including more than items — that is, whatever Nutrisystem has on offer, you can enjoy it on your program.
You can choose both frozen and non-frozen items and customize your menu with as much frozen food as you need. You get to choose from over 90 dietitian-approved menu items, including frozen meals. Plus, you get support from counselors and dietitians and free online tracking tools and apps. It is now time to say a word or two about the diabetic-friendly versions of the Basic, Core, and Uniquely Yours plans.
Particularly designed for individuals at risk or suffering from type 2 diabetes, the Basic-Diabetes, Core-Diabetes, and Uniquely Yours-Diabetes plans include all the benefits available with the standard plans, with several important additional features. First of all, the meals available with diabetic-friendly plans are designed in accordance with the American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association guidelines for recommended sugar intake.
One could argue that, especially if one is not that fussy about food, these minor differences in pricing and overall services are not worth having two different, yet so similar, plans.
Nevertheless, it is well known that Nutrisystem tweaks their programs quite often, and this might be just part of a temporary situation. The extra option of appointments to Nutrisystem-certified nutritionists in your area may be worth your while, however.
This time around, the client can fully customize their menus — including daily snacks and extras — and choose from main courses which now goes beyond frozen food. There is also the small matter of the corresponding Turbo13 scheme. For men, it is called Turbo Takeoff , remaining true to the seven inches of waist evaporation, but upping the ante of total weight to 15 pounds lost in the first month of dieting.
This aspect seems quite logical, as crashing into a whole other diet may have serious side effects for people with a chronic condition. Other than this detail, the three plans — Basic, Core, and Uniquely Yours — remain the same as in the original situation, with prices unchanged for both men and women. We should add that the frozen food menu is slightly smaller, from a numbers point of view than non-diabetic one, yet we could also suppose that designing such a list is also a bit more expensive.
This diet plan was carefully examined in a clinical trial that went from March to March and the result was encouraging to say at least.
Nutrisystem has devised a meal delivery diet for vegetarians also, probably at the pressure exerted from similar competing enterprises, as it was not available in the original scheme of things. The layout is pretty straightforward: Nutrisystem and similar providers of meal delivery dieting programs rely on a simple recipe — small portions, frequent meals, a cap on sodium intake; rational eating , in a nutshell — made attractive by way of convenience.
From an entrepreneurial angle, one must take the proverbial hat off for the company. Nevertheless, a single dieting scheme cannot work for all individuals. There just is no science to back such a statement. As we have stated at the beginning of this article, Nutrisystem is too big a company for their services to fail miserably.
Official testimonials aside and they abound , the problem is not that the Nutrisystem plans do not deliver weight loss, it is what happens after the individual goes off the Nutrisystem nutrition scheme. A comparable restraint in caloric intake must be exercised when returning to foods that have not been so carefully selected, prepared, and delivered.
There truly is an impressive consensus that by adhering to this diet, between one and two pounds per week should disappear momentarily, from the most obscure Internet reviewer to the most trustworthy outlets such as WebMD. It is notoriously difficult to follow, and the seven-inch reference could be construed as a joke. Even the most dogmatic converts have never managed more than 10 pounds.
Brushing against jokes, the same can be said about the scientific study Nutrisystem cites: Maybe the marketers of Nutrisystem should have paid more attention to a study , published the following year in the American Journal of Hypertension, which concluded that reducing the calories in the diet of obese women along with moderate exercise improves arterial function specifically, and cardiovascular health on the whole.
The hypocaloric regimen used in the experiment was the one designed by Nutrisystem. Casting obvious biases aside, there simply is no history of weight loss programs being so carefully designed and followed as to constitute subjects for scientific studies. It is nigh on impossible for a whole aspect of human behavior to be monitored and to match the draconian standards fit for the hard sciences to explore.
That said, it is more than affordable for a large share of Americans, it features an excellent mobile app to aid in a diet, and addresses men, women, vegetarians, and diabetics. Nutrisystem is available for purchase on its official website, Amazon and Walmart.
There are more than 15 companies that offer diet delivery services all over the US territory, or at least the continental USA, plus hundreds of others that operate on a smaller scale.
Of these, Nutrisystem is the trailblazer and possibly the one that offers the best services, especially when the price is taken into consideration. I also think the food tastes pretty good for frozen meals you throw in the microwave.
I love all the food that I have tried so far. A few of my favorite Nutrisystem foods are the pancakes, the mushroom risotto, the black beans and rice and the banana nut muffins. After putting on some weight over the past couple of years, I was up for a promotion and wanted to look my best.
I began exercising more, but that was not really taking the weight off. As soon as I began the program, the weight came off. With all of the delicious options and the diet guide explaining the importance of breakfast, I began to eat three meals a day with snacks. I found myself eating less naturally, and not experiencing hunger at all throughout the day.
Did I mention that the breakfast choices are delicious? There are strudels and muffins and scones of many flavors and varieties to satisfy even a picky palette. I wanted to lose 25 pounds and did not know how to start. I am busy all the time and knew I did not have time to cook homemade super healthy meals. I also knew I did not have time to attend meetings about weight loss.
Nutrisystem worked perfect for me. Pretty soon I was losing weight. Who would have guessed it could be this easy? I also receive support and motivation from the website whenever I needed it, unlike with support groups that are only once a week. For me, the best part of Nutrisystem is that I did not have to worry about what to cook to stay healthy, because Nutrisystem provided all the meals I eat already cooked.
Also when you want to eat out, you just follow the Nutrisystem approved list of what to eat so that you do not eat the wrong things. I have lost the 25 pounds I wanted to lose and now I know how to eat better. Since we have been married over thirty years, you can imagine just how much weight I have put on over the years. We decided to book a vacation over the summer to a tropical paradise. There was just one problem. None of my swimming trunks fit anymore.
So, I tried the Nutrisystem diet for older men, the Silver plan. I was surprised by how good the food tasted. It was easy to prepare. The only downside was slow shipping, but that could be because we live out in the middle of nowhere.
I just wish it was coming off faster. Anyway, Nutrisystem's program is extremely easy to follow. There are not any meetings to attend with the program, but you do have 24 hour support via their website. All in all, it is good program. I love the restaurant guide that Nutrisystem provided. It allows me to go out to eat and still stay on the diet.
I also like the fact that if I want I can add things from the grocery store to supplement my menu. Good for getting the fresh veggies I crave. Because all the food is already prepared I was very afraid I would not like any of the foods. I like almost all of the food I have tried so far. However, the portions of food seem a bit small. At first I was pretty hungry on the program; however, my body has adjusted to eating right and I no longer feel hungry.
My favorite food from the program is the fudge brownie. It is delicious and I am glad that I can still eat a brownie now and then. I think having healthy deserts in their plans helps you keep from breaking the diet and binging on sugar snacks.
I lost twenty pounds in two months. Combined with drinking plenty of water and exercise, I really feel that anyone can lose the weight. Replacing those unhealthy snacks with the approved Nutrisystem snacks helped curb my cravings throughout the day.
I am a fifty-five year old man, so I signed up for the Silver plan, which has a lot of great foods to choose from. Those two dinners I could eat everyday, and they were really easy to make. My cupboards were full, so that was a really good thing to see. My stomach was also full.
I always had enough to eat and never felt hungry. I cannot complain too much about the Nutrisystem program. Overall it is a good program. I needed to lose weight for health reasons and the Nutrisystem vegetarian plan has helped me lose 15 pounds so far. So far the program has been very easy to follow and very helpful. I do not like all of Nutrisystem's foods, which is the one grip I have. I have tried a few of them that I did not like at all such as the red beans and rice.
However, a person is only required to pay for the food he eats so I only order the foods I know I am going to like. The mushroom risotto is very good. The pancakes are good and the vegetable fajita is delicious. I would recommend the program to any veggie trying to lose weight.
I am a construction worker. I wanted to slim down, even though I get regular exercise. My co-worker suggested I sign up with the Silver plan on Nutrisystem. He thought I might be able to lose weight but not feel hungry. Well, I did lose weight, but I was also kind of hungry most days. They were kind of dry and chewy. The lunch and dinners were really good. I wish I could have gotten more of them, but I doubt I would have lost weight if I ate those all day. Overall, I would continue this diet if I liked the snacks better.
I only knew I wanted to lose weight and eat healthier. I knew cutting meat out of my diet would allow me to be a healthier person. Although I knew I wanted to cut meat out of my diet and lose weight I had no idea of how to do that. The meals are already prepared, which makes it a really easy diet to follow.
The whole program is laid out for you, so all you have to do is follow it. So far the program has worked well for me. I can eat foods that taste great without having to worry about over eating. Most of the food tastes great. I love eating salty, starchy foods and with the Nutrisystem program I even get to eat cheese puffs. I really enjoy eating and with Nutrisystem I do not have to give up eating foods that taste good.
With the vegetarian plan I can even go to a restaurant and use the restaurant guide that Nutrisystem provides to help you eat right. Their food is delicious, and I would eat it as often as possible. I work in an office, and I used to find myself snacking on chips and fattening snacks. My co-workers would come up to my desk and ask for a few bites it was so good. The meals were good, too. I love cooking, so I was able to make some really great meals by adding fresh fruits and vegetables.
I would make the main dish, like the Homestyle Beef and Mashed Potatoes, and also add blanched asparagus or snap peas, and make a side salad with light dressing. Since starting the diet, I have lost quite a bit of weight, and have felt more confident to start dating again. My new girlfriend loves coming over so I can cook for her, but I never feel tempted to eat her food, only my Nutrisystem meals that I have doctored up a bit.
If you want to start a diet program, but are afraid to start one because you have already tried many diet programs and failed at them all, then Nutrisystem might be for you. One great thing about Nutrisystem is that they offer a seven day money back guarantee. The guarantee means that if you decide the program is not going to work for you, Nutrisystem will give you your money back.
No questions asked and no push back from the customer service people. I was correct because I have lost nothing but weight. I started the program two months ago and I have lost 18 pounds. Losing weight and being able to keep it off feels great. Fitting into old jeans feels great too.
I feel much healthier than I did before I started the Nutrisystem program. Some of the foods on the menu that I think are delicious are the apple cinnamon oatmeal, the honey mustard pretzel sticks, the hearty minestrone soup, the Italian herb flatbread pizza, the vegetarian chili, the blueberry muffins and of course their version of the snickers bar: If you have tried other diets that did not work and still want to lose weight I recommend Nutrisystem. I used to make very fattening food, so I knew cooking myself had to stop if I wanted to lose weight.
The meals arrived in little containers that were easy to store. Whenever I was really hungry, I would fill up my water bottle, grab one of the Chocolate Bar snacks or a piece of fruit, and go for a walk. I ate the meals and the snacks, but I also wanted fresh produce. I liked some of the meals, but I usually cooked them with lots of vegetables and had a glass of wine with dinner.
All in all, I will be continuing the Nutrisystem Silver plan because I like the convenience and I am still allowed to cook in addition to the packaged meals. The snacks are excellent and portable, which is great for exercising on the go. I love seeing people who are used to seeing me heavier see me for the first time in awhile. There first reaction is wow you look good. The Nutrisystem diet plan comes with a money back guarantee and teaches you how to eat properly.
The program allows online access to the Nutrisystem website so that I can track my progress and chat with others who are also on the diet. My mom was on NS a couple of years ago and she lost 40 pounds, so I knew if she could do it, so could I. This is the part my mom kept harping on about and now I see why.
After the first few weeks of being on the Nutrisystem Silver diet plan, I really started to notice the weight coming off. My day was planned out perfectly using the online diet planner. I could get up in the morning, go for my morning jog, come back and have black coffee and a breakfast bar or the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, pack my lunch for work plus a snack and an apple, come home from work and do twenty minutes of yoga, and then do whatever family things needed to be done.
My wife was kind enough to make the family meal while I made my own dinners. After dinner, I could have chocolate for dessert! I rarely felt hungry. My kids are in high school, and they love that I am getting healthier and in shape.
My wife has been getting up in the mornings and going for jogs with me. With our busy lifestyle, it has been nice to be able to find time to spend with her, and still be able to do something good for my body. When I thought about joining Nutrisystem, I decided to create an account and then see if they emailed me any discounts.
I feel like I have a mom somewhere baking meals for me and then delivering them to me - such a nice feeling: I hate attending meetings when I am on a diet. Instead I feel judged. I hate having to weigh in on a scale in front of someone else.
With the Nutrisystem program, instead of going to a meeting, I can track my progress online. I can also get support and chat with others who are using Nutrisystem online. Every time I have a weak moment, I can log on and get instant support to stay the course. My favorite part is that the program offers an affordable way for someone to go vegetarian and lose weight without a lot of thinking involved.
I was worried that I would be starving when I joined the program. I was also worried that I would not like any of the foods they had to offer. Nutrisystem has great food. With something like 70 different menu options, there are plenty of other dishes to try. So, I sign up during the winter to keep the weight off, and then go back to my normal diet during the summer. However, this year, I decided to stay on the Nutrisystem plan all year because I was starting to miss the food!
There was only one problem I had, and that was on a three month order. I only received one box when I should have received two. They were very helpful and though they were unable to locate the second box, they did replace my order for free. They even threw in a few free meals since I was such a loyal customer!
I am really glad that I signed up for this plan. The tools such as the menu, diary, restaurant guide and the website were all extremely helpful. I enjoyed being able to track my progress on the website.