NutriSystem aims to simplify weight loss. You don’t have to decide whether foods will or won’t include in your diet. You don’t have to count calories.
Nutrisystem is a 28-day program that offers prepackaged foods.
Breakfast options include oatmeal, muffins, granola, and pancakes.
Lunches and dinners include selections like tacos; chicken and pasta; soup, stew, and chili; and pizza.
For desserts and snacks, you might have brownies, cake, or cookies.
The program provides a long list of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fresh meat and dairy, and other foods that you can eat along with your Nutrisystem foods.
The company ships it to your door. Each day, you eat a Nutrisystem breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You also add side items like fresh fruits and veggies and snacks that you buy from the grocery store.
The downside: You’re discouraged from eating out.
Overall, the foods and meal plans focus on:
A variety of nutrients. About half your calories come from carbs, 25% from protein, and 25% from fat.
“Smart” carbohydrates. These don’t raise your blood sugar as much as other foods. On the plan, you’ll need to limit or avoid high-GI foods (like white bread, white rice, and certain fruits).
Limited calories. The calorie count is designed to help you lose a pound or two each week on this diet program.
Ordering a month’s worth of food is easy, and the items are already made for you. But you won’t have your usual degree of control over what foods you choose to eat. And you may get fewer calories than you’re used to.
You pick your foods from the choices Nutrisystem offers. There are 150 foods to choose from their most extensive plan “Uniquely Yours.” You can also choose from dozens of items to buy on your own at the grocery store.
Cooking and shopping: You can buy a 28-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.
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, will involve more preparation.
What You Get For Your Money
Nutrisystem is a diet delivery program that includes both fresh-frozen foods and well as their traditional re-heat meals. Costs are between $8.90 and $11.04 per day (around $240-$300 per month).
The cost varies based on things like the plan you choose, such as for women or men, vegetarians, older adults, or people with diabetes.
* Basic Plan – Pre-selected ready-to-go food.
* Core Plan – An additional 100 foods available (choose your own).
* Uniquely Yours Plan – An additional 150 foods available (choose your own – including frozen foods).
Support: The program has an online community and web-based tools, as well as help by phone.
With each plan:
* Orders are placed on their website and food items are shipped your door free of charge.
* 24-7 phone access to nutrition support and counseling (not available with basic plan).
* Access to online tools and community.
* Transition plans also available after reaching goal weight.
There are over 150 menu items to choose from when you pick your plan. There is a lot of variety there, so you won’t get bored eating the same foods over and over again.
You can customize the plan by selecting each individual meal or snack, or they have sample “favorite” menus. This way you don’t have to make the choices yourself if you would rather handle it in that manner.
* Everything ships free
* Low-fat, low-calorie tasty meals
* Online support if you need it
* Balance of protein and carbs
* “Grab and Go” snacks will keep you on track away from home