Nutrisystem Review

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Nutrisystem is a diet plan that consists of planned meals, as opposed to many other diet programs, which offer oral medications that suppress hunger. The Nutrisystem dieting system can be broken down into seven different categories. First you have the “Women’s Program,” which is formulated to be low in fat and involves the “Glycemic Index.” Second you have the “Men’s Program.” This program supposedly allows men to enjoy standard male eating habits, but lose weight at the same time. Next you have the “Silver” programs. These are formulated for senior dieters, and there is a program that addresses men and one geared toward women. These diet programs include something called “Nutrihance,” which works as a vitamin supplement for those over 60 years of age. Finally there’s the “Vegetarian Program.” Naturally this program aims to encourage weight loss, but with all vegetarian meals.

The primary marketed program from Nutrisystem is called “Nutrisystem Advanced.” This dieting system offers 28 days of Nutrisystem food, a daily meal planner, an exercise DVD to assist with physical fitness, weigh loss counseling and a few online tools. In case you were wondering, the complete Nutrisystem program is delivered to your home. It appears that each program sells for $300-$350 per month. With these Nutrisystem programs, you can choose from at least 120 different meal options. Essentially you select the meals and desserts you desire, as long as they apply to the program that suits you.

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Product Features

Nutrisystem is basically a diet program that’s based on pre-planned meals, which are geared toward different types of dieters, male and female, young and mature. This system aims to reduce the user’s body weight by incorporating low-fat meals with minimal carbohydrates and sufficient protein. The Glycemic Index is a key factor of Nutrisystem, which concerns “healthy carbs.” As opposed to many diet supplements that consist of pills, Nutrisystem is a meal-based diet plan. The dieter can purchase a month or more of planned meals in advance to potentially lose weight.

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Advantages

  • The Nutrisystem official website explains how the diet plan works.
  • Nutrisystem offers various plans that apply to different types of people.
  • Nutrisystem can be easily and conveniently ordered via the official website.
  • A prescription is not needed with Nutrisystem.

Disadvantages

  • There is no manufacturer guarantee that the Nutrisystem dieting plan will work for you.
  • Nutrisystem may be rather expensive for the average consumer since it costs over $300 per month.
  • The pre-planned Nutrisystem meals may get a bit tiresome for some dieters, who prefer greater variety.
  • Other weight loss systems and dieting plans sell for less.
  • Some users may prefer a simpler dieting plan that merely involves a pill or capsule that’s taken once daily.
  • Some find meals unappetizing. (See reader reviews.)
  • Nutrisystem may not curb hunger for all users, since portion sizes are non-negotiable.

Conclusion

While Nutrisystem is certainly an interesting diet program that makes daily meal preparation a cinch, it appears to be significantly higher priced than many other dieting programs. Nutrisystem would likely benefit dieters that wish to have their entire eating schedule planned out for them each day. However, that doesn’t mean that Nutrisystem will absolutely assist you in the weight loss process. On the bright side, Nutrisystem does not have to be prescribed by a medical professional, but it may not look as appealing as some of the other convenient diet medications and programs currently available.

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157 User Reviews about Nutrisystem

  • 1
    Amber

    I’m just finishing week one and I love the program. I don’t have any frozen items, just pantry meals. So far everything has been pretty good, no complaints. I’m not a big fan of anything chocolate, and there are a lot of chocolate items for breakfast, lunch, and dessert, so I’ll be changing that up on my next shipment, but otherwise – no complaints! While the plan is a little expensive ($280-$350), I’m actually saving a little money. I was spending that much on groceries each month anyway, plus all of the fast food lunches, eating out with friends, etc…so this is actually a win-win in my book. The days are super easy to plan and adding veggies and diary is a snap. I actually enjoy putting my menus together every few days. The only thing I caution people on is the sodium intake – it can get a little high with all the packaged food. I’ve stuck to the plan pretty strictly, with one dinner exception (where I ate fish and veggies from a restaurant), and I don’t find it difficult at all. Looking forward to the weeks to come!

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  • 2
    Amy

    I’ve been on the plan 4 weeks and am down almost 20 lbs. the food is tolerable, some more than others. I allow myself one meal every 2 weeks eating what I want. I’m not craving things much. I am exercising 6-8 times a week and aside from those two meals a month I do not stray from the program at all. I really like it! I needed something simple, I have 130 more lbs to lose and I didn’t know how to eat right. These meals are helping me learn.

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  • 3
    Mary Ann

    I love Nutrisystem! Before I would have to go on a 500 calorie diet to lose 1 pound. I like the food and when you follow it you will stay full and lose the weight. I have lost 20 pounds in 13 weeks and I don’t even fill like it is a diet because I take breaks but still eat how they tell you. I will stay on this until I lose 50 more pounds. Also I have more energy and my blood pressure has dropped to a low normal. I am off the blood pressure medicine and my doctor is very happy with the results of Nutrisystem. Some on here have not followed the plan and you need to eat everything, even if you are not hungry.
    I just wish I had tried Nutrisystem years ago!

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  • 4
    gloria

    I have one question. The lady that does the commercial on TV, why did you all put a photo on the TV of her when she was pregnant? Her name is Aimee and does she realize that what she is proclaiming is false advertisement!!!!!!! I have had 3 children and I know that after you give birth, it is nothing to lose at least 30 lbs. You really need to think about changing this false advertisement. Now to men, she may look great and the system is great, but to women who have had children, it’s a joke. It makes me wonder about the whole system because if it was so great, you would not need to use false advertisements. According to some of the comments that I have read, it really does’nt work. I’M JUST SAYING`!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Your Name

    I agree, that commercial is a scam!

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  • 5
    Sydney

    Well, i hve only been on nutrisystem for oe week i finished it tonight. The oly meal I could eat without gettingsick was any meal tat was jut a little chocolat bar. and even then it wasnt filling. Ths plan is not quick and easy, unless you are countng calories and adding t very meal you are not getting proper nurtition at a minimum we shold eat 1000 clories a ay and you eat near 700 on a good dy some times 500 if you were to add anything. busy o the g people in a hurr are not gingto be satisfied with the lack of food. just poping in a persrvitave filled dish into te microwave wont do anything to fullfill your hunger. It maks me gassy sick t my stomach and have irregular bowel movements. Nutrisystem is a NO GO!

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  • 6
    Cynthia

    I found a black hair in the Chicken Alfredo dinner. I immediately threw out the box of ” so-called food ” . Sooooooooo disappointed with this. Never got a check for being sick on this. I asked for $19,000. which is nothing to them. If they cared for their people, they would refund me what I mentioned. They do NOT give a damm !!!!!!

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    Your Name

    Sounds like your a fake…what did you do try to extort money…shame on you.

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    Your Name

    How sick could you get some one hair, really??? Sounds like you are trying to scam some money and make a quick buck. I can see asking for your initial monthly amount you paid but $19000, really?

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  • 7
    Anna

    i’ve been on the Nutrisystem diet for over 2 months. The good news—I’ve lost 14 pounds.

    THE BAD NEWS—today my doctor told me to stop this diet IMMEDIATELY because my potassium levels have suddenly increased to RISKY LEVELS.

    For weight loss, Nutrisystem works HOWEVER, work with your DOCTOR while following it.

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  • 8
    Anonymous

    I’m anewbe also ..reading this is depressing me I’m a type 2 di also.

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  • 9
    Donna

    Anyone who thinks NS food is good, or even OK, must have been eating some really ghastly stuff before! I run my own business and get absolutely tired of grocery shopping and cooking. The doctor ordered me to lose weight. I was willing to eat ANYTHING for meals that was easy. Why does NS call this stuff “meals?” I still had to shop, cook and supply most of what I ate, in addition to their “meal.” The stuff has so many awful ingredients! And it tastes awful! Cardboard “meat” patties covered with brownish, gellantinous goo. Good diet food can still offer a lot of interesting tastes. Not NS food. After 10 days on this diet I got so depressed I put it all back in the box and returned it. They should have refunded about $250 – they gave me a credit of $7.95 – they said I had returned one dessert. Liars! I tried for months and never got any more money from them. Customer NOService.

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  • 10
    Anne

    I started the program about 4 weeks ago…I have lost 10lbs and am happy with the results so far. Most of all the tasty frozen foods help me stay on track as a treat in between the boxed foods. Drinking more water and walking 30 mins every day has made a difference also logging in my food every day too. Keeping track of everything that goes in my mouth helps me keep my focus. Prefer to stay completely away from the beef/pork entrees they taste really strange. May go completely to the Vegetarian program…I am on the Women’s Silver for now. At any rate it’s definitely more protein than I am accustomed to eating and I have to say it’s working. The first two weeks I saw no progress on the scale which was discouraging but I kept at it. Then a few days into the third week I dropped 5 lbs. overnight! Yay! I was thrilled! Still losing and that is so encouraging. I had a very small taste of my husband’s cookie and couldn’t believe how horribly sweet it was…so the program has helped me not to crave sugar which I did have a problem with before. Eating lots of salads, veggies and fruit.I have had the gas and bloating too..but drinking more water helps to assimilate the fiber. My intention is to stay motivated and drop the rest of the weight I have to lose 60+ lbs…in it for the long haul. The program works and mainly I am on it to improve my health…apnea and asthma issues. Weight loss will help tremendously. Already it is easier to tie my shoes! I have more energy and will implement light weight lifting beginning this week. More active than I have beeb in years and I am enjoying it. The program has helped motivate me to become more disciplined with everything.I say go for it..the meals are convenient and they sure do help me to stay on task with my resolution for better health in 2012.

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  • 11
    grethel inman

    can i still drink sugar free red bull

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  • 12
    Janel

    I’ve been on Nutrisystem for about 2 and a half months and have lost exactly 40 pounds so far. I think it’s a good program – the food isn’t bad (it IS diet food, you can’t expect gourmet stuff) and I’m satisfied with the results so far. A few people have asked about buddy bucks, feel free to send me an email at arlibido_fan@yahoo.com and I can hook you up. :)

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  • 13
    Mike

    Hi Pat Cantalupo, I totally agree. I was on it a few years ago and lost a lot of weight. People were amazed; and I was amazed. I could run up stairs in a flash! The problem was, as you stated, that once I got off the plan…I put it all back on and then some! I ate anything and all I wanted because…shoot, I had finished my diet.

    So I guess the real solution is a plan to help people, myself included, in transitioning OFF Nutrisystem and back to a normal regular eating routine. Does anyone have some good suggestions?

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  • 14
    Debbie Franks

    I tried NutriSystem back in the 80′s when it was in the earlier stages and lost all my weight (22 lbs)…kept it off until after my baby-tried it again last year and couldn’t stick to it-found the food fake and disgusting tasting-could not stick with it-it comes down to how long you can tolerate the small portion and not the best tasting food. The pro is that it does work. The con is that you need a good dose of will-power to stick with the taste of the food.

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  • 15
    Howard Parsons

    I am on the Silver program and like it. What is the shelflife of these products?
    Thinking of buying another.

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  • 16
    althea

    I started on NS the end of Mar. at 188 or so pds. I read reveiws, both + and – and then made the decision to join. I spent hours in the store trying to shop and label read – it was exhausting. So to jump my wt loss NS was ideal. what ever they shipped, including the fresh frozen, is what I went with. They figured it out for me and thats what I needed. Yes, the box food is not that great – but I was mentally prepared for the challenge and accepted the fact the food was not great. The fresh frozen is okay. I do not use any seasoning on veggies or stray from the plan. I seat what is in the book. Plus I am not that creative with seasoning anyway. I was use to using all the bad seasoning, salt etc. I am into the secon shipment and will end this by Jun 1. My weight now is 171.5. I did not excerise the first month. In May I will begin the situps and the walking. So it does work even w/o exercise, although it isnot advisable. I am 56 and have battled high cholesterol for years. With meds( and after a year an increase in doseage) I have gone from 280 something to 190. Went for my physcial 3 weeks ago and the choles is 178, and HDL/LDL and Tricyl are normal. This is amazing for me and it b/c of the NS diet. I also needed to rid my body salt as well. When its over I will have a better understanding of what I need to eat and what I truly dont need!. As for shipping – if one cancels before receiving the second shipment or cancels shortly after rec’ing the first they will charge you – sortof an inconvenience fee. All that boxing shipping pulling packages, etc. After two months, one can cancel w/o penalty. If someone needs the structure and the guidance – try NS. Be mentally prepared though. It is not like our home cooking- but try and do w/o for at least two months. You then work with a clean slate; cook your own meals, learn to eat in a healthier fashion. Oh I did cheat several times – but continued on NS the next day. So don’t be discouraged reading reviews. Be encouraged on how you want to feel and look!

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    Mike

    Althea,
    I like your review. Smart, intelligent, and not spiteful…yet still covering the “weakness” of the plan, i.e. not the BEST tasting food ever. It is enjoyable to read well organized and constructed reviews; and good spelling is the icing on the cake!

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  • 17
    Nicole

    I ordered the women’s nutrisystem (GI) via QVC for only $149 +S and H. I have been on it for 4 days and have already lost 3 poubds!!! (It is mostly water weight but a pound is a pound. Drink at 64 ounces of water a day and really get creative with your veggies. Tonight I had the spaghetti with meat sauce and mixed with fresh tomatoes, spaghetti squash and no salt canned diced tomatoes. It was great and very filling…….

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  • 18
    mindy

    I need to lose 20 pounds in 2 months, I exercise 6 days a week. So far I am ganing weight with this diet after 2 weeks. Is anyone else having weight gain issues too?

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  • 19
    Arlene

    I have tried so many diets,WW, Dr. Oz – you name it. I am going back and forth trying to make a decision on buying Nutrisystem. HELP!

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  • 20
    ellen

    I am going to try the Nutrisyseem

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  • 21
    Amy

    Doesn’t work… Don’t waste your money!
    I started NS about a month ago and at the same time doubled my exercise routine, so I’ve been going to the gym 4-5 times a week, 2 of those visits with a personal trainer.
    I haven’t lost a pound, so you could argue I could have gained some weight if I hadn’t exercise as much. I called the number and the consultant was super rude and not supportive at all. She kept blaming me for not having had recorded what I had each day, what amount at what time… I made the changes she suggested in my diet and gained 2 lbs in a week!!!

    Here’s my problem with this diet:
    - Costly: You have to prepare a whole lot of supplementary food for each meal; veggie, protein, etc. so the cost goes up since you have to buy NS and grocery food.
    - Sodium: The prepared food is extremely high in sodium. After each meal I feel like I need a gallon of water…
    - Trans fat: some of the snacks has trans fat, which was very surprising!
    - Preservatives: the fact that all food can be stored in room temperature while having meat, veggie, etc. makes me wonder how much preservatives it has.
    - Pasta, pasta, & more pasta: the founder must have been Italian!  majority of options for lunch & dinner are pasta. Can’t imagine it being healthy…
    - Awfully rude support staff/ consultants through various interactions I had with them.

    All & all I wouldn’t recommend it…

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  • 22
    alicia

    I was thinking about signing up for the nutrisytem progam next week is it worth it ?

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    Agosto

    I tried the program several years agl. It worked well for me until they started emptying their warehouse and sent me 22 choclate brownies in one order along with other things that I specifically requested not be sent. They never once sent me the order I requested. The food war marginal at best and extremely overpriced. The same meals can be bought in the supermarket for 1/5th the price. The only advantage is not having to plan meals. Just add a salad or fruit.

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  • 23
    sheena

    does this really work to lose weight ..

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    J

    The food is decent. I have stayed away from anything with meat in it because I just didn’t like them. I returned 14 dinners and nutrisystem sent me new ones before I even got a chain to mail my dinners back. I did need to pay the shipping costs but it wasn’t too bad. I am a lot happier eating the non meat foods. Love the little pizzas!! Desserts are great. The candy bars taste like you’re actually eating a snickers. Drink about 2 glasses or water before your meal and during the day and you won’t be hungry. I have lost 7 in three weeks. I will be starting my next month next week.

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  • 24
    bjcox

    Are the lunch time bars meant to be used as entree, snack, or either?

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  • 25
    shan

    hi i am thinking about trying the NS progam i have about 160 pounds to lose and i was wondering if you are still on the program and how fast do you think i can lose the weight

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  • 26
    pat cantalupo

    i have been on it twice in the last 2 years. both times very successful but the down side is, you get off it and gain the weight back pretty quick if your not careful

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    Mike

    Hi Pat, I totally agree. I was on it a few years ago and lost a lot of weight. People were amazed; and I was amazed. I could run up stairs in a flash! The problem was, as you stated, that once I got off the plan…I put it all back on and then some! I ate anything and all I wanted because…shoot, I had finished my diet.

    So I guess the real solution is a plan to help people, myself included, in transitioning OFF Nutrisystem and back to a normal regular eating routine. Does anyone have some good suggestions?

    Thanks!

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  • 27
    susieQ

    I ordered the nutrisystem 1 month trial to help lose some weight I gained after a leg injury. The food was horrible. After two solid weeks of eating it, I felt like my body was poisoned by all of the preservatives. I felt horrible. Food is NOT fresh, mostly pasta in small sizes. TONS of sodium. Food looks nothing like adds- it’s packaged and full of preservatives. I can buy all of the foods and make fresh foods from the grocery for cheaper. Also had a hard time understanding how many calories I should be eating with the program as I got the same lump shipment of food as everyone else (I’m only 5’0 female and the plan was having me eat 2000 or more calories!) Overall a horrible waste of money and now I’m stuck with terrible tasting food (including desserts)that I can’t seen to give away! Save your money and go to the grocery store!

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  • 28
    Brenda Balfour

    Do you have a plan for Diabetics? Where can I find information on the food for that plan?

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  • 29
    Skip

    I’ve been on NS for a month now and have had mixed results. Due to mobility issues, I get little exercise and can’t check my weight, but I initially liked the taste of most of the dishes and adapted to the smaller portions easily.

    Over the last 10 days or so, though, I’ve experienced nearly constant stomach pain and most of the dishes seem to have lost their flavor.

    Is it the food? I wish I knew…

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  • 30
    howie

    This food is not palatable. It is the most disgusting stuff I have ever tasted. I actually threw it away! What a waste of money! Let’s face it, the best way to go is simply by exercising, eating healthy and reducing portion sizes.

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  • 31
    jennifer

    come on people…what did u expect….homemade food, really? the food isn’t fab but good enough to take off weight quickly. you do need to get off the couch and move a bit more too:)

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  • 32
    Leslie

    I used Nutrisystem quite some time ago. I lost about 40 lbs in 6 months, but I had to give it up due to really severe stomach pains. They immediately went away, but then I just gained all the weight back again.

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  • 33
    MD

    I started NS yesterday, and am thrilled about how good the food is.

    Here’s what no one considers: all of that food that made you gain weight in the first place, is the food that is loaded with salt and fat and sugar. THAT’S WHY IT’S SO ADDICTING AND DELICIOUS! I am used to eating high fiber, no salt foods, so NS is super tasty for me. I only have 10 lbs to lose anyway, but I chose NS for convenience.

    The reality is that normal, healthy food really isn’t all that exciting anyway. It’s a lifestyle change and an adjustment. Veggies, brown rice, plain baked chicken = BORING, TASTELESS, BLAH – but guess what, that’s normal food. NS is 10 levels above that.

    Price wise? You probably spend over $300 in food per month anyhow. NS is a good deal all the way around!

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  • 34
    Chris

    I started the ns prog. today. I got an instant headache. I read the label and it’s sodium content is way above what your daily intake should be. I have high blood pressure and I don’t think this is too safe. One dinner entree contained 2400 grams of sodium. Is it just me or does this seem too over the top.

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  • 35
    Sammie

    I have read almost all of your comments and have found both the positives and the negatives to be informative. I have not tried NS before but I have decided to jump in the pond. I received my shipment today and I will start my plan tomorrow. I am excited and hope to send you a success e-mail in a few weeks!

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  • 36
    Paige

    does anyone have a buddy coupon I could use to order this with?

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  • 37
    beth

    just started NS yesterday. okay so i’m a newbie, but this is how i look at it. we americans eat on the largest plates, the largest meals and are the largest population EVER! the food is better then the people in haiti are eating (if they are eating) so i can’t even begin to complain about the food. so far the food i’ve had on the plan isn’t all that bad. c’mon people. i need to lose about 30 lbs. i’m thrilled that i just get to grab an item and poof it’s a no brainer way to lose the weight. let’s consider that the food may not be everything that we’ve been used to eating – but then why do we need to lose weight?! Good luck and thank God you get to eat!

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  • 38
    Amanda

    I have been on NutriSystem for 2 months. I have been diligent about exercise and measuring the yogurt, vegetables and fruit. I have actually GAINED 1.4lbs overall and am quite upset about this. When I phoned the toll-free number I was told I was doing too much exercise for the plan I was on (5+ hours per week)and that is why I am not losing weight. The dinner entrees are unappetizing-they all taste the same, but I would keep on this plan if I was losing weight because it is really convenient to not have to plan meals or cook anymore.

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  • 39
    Anonymous

    i tried NS thru QVC. I couldnt stand it I was stuck with the same menu because I order thru qvc I never got a choice but I did get to send it back full refund no quistions asked.

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  • 40
    Kim

    I tried nutrisystem last summer, it works but with a painful price. I lost 10lbs that summer, but first of all you cannot maintain it well on your own. Secondly most of the food is repulsive. Thirdly the foods cause excessive gas and painful bloating. And lastly EXPENSIVE $$$! Would definately recommend Weight Watchers to this diet, cheaper, healthier, and easy maintenance.

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  • 41
    karen

    I am now 52 years old & used the Nutrisystem diet when I was about 19 years old. After reading these reviews, I see nothing has changed….back then the food was so bad that I stopped eating it, it tasted like cardboard! I went from 125lbs to 90lbs! Save yourself & your money!

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  • 42
    mary

    My daughter is 14 yrs. old, is
    5’4 & about 180 lbs. Would this diet be ok for her on account of her age?

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    sky

    Mary,
    Check with your daughters Doc before spending the money. Because she’s in school for at least one of the meals your control over her consumption may be limited.

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  • 43
    john b good

    They advertise x#of meals-which is bulls… they give you one small item to be added to from your own food supply.

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  • 44
    Chee

    What are the strengths and weaknesses of the program?

    Are supplements recommended?

    Is exercise included?

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  • 45
    Anonymous

    Hi Fleeta, I do daily leg lifts when I’m waiting, (stiring food, washing dishes, watching tv, etc). Lift to the front, 25 times, and out to the sides 25 times.
    I just ordered this food because of the freeze dried packaged convenience. I have access to water and a microwave at work and at home for my food. I expecially like the fact that I can keep a few lunches in my desk in case I forget to bring my lunch! I’m a diabetic on an insulin pump. My body retains a lot of fluid. The dietician removed the extra high sodium items for me. I got in on the $299.99 plan per month. I plan on staying on it 4 months if I can, and all I have to stay on for the extra savings is 2 months. I’m praying this will work for me and I’m determined to get into the gorgeous clothes that I find for my niece, but can’t currently use on myself! hahaha! I spend well over $500.00 per month on food so this is a great deal for me. I will save the difference for my new wardrobe!!

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  • 46
    Cindi

    I want to start the system but I dont want to buy any other food, does the snacks come with the plan or do you have to go out and buy the snacks?

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    Debbie

    Yes, it comes with 28 days worth of breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. You get to choose what you want when you order the food. Most of the snacks are good, my favorite is the cookies. The cakes are sort of blah tasting. Muffins for breakfast is good. I didn’t like the meals with the meat in the like meatloaf or any beef, so in my next order I took them out. The burger patty and chicken patty was ok.

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  • 47
    Debbie

    I started with NS about five weeks ago. I went into this program in wanting to loose at least 15-20pds to get to my goal weight. I have lost 5pds so far and I try to exercise on my treadmill at least three times a week. I feel great since I started on NS. I use to have alot of bloating and swelling all over and in my hands. Since I have been on NS I no longer have that issue. Regular foods are so high in sodium that NS provides the best food contents of sodium, sugar, carbs, calories necessary for this diet and for your health. Now when I eat regular foods, I can’t tolerate the salty taste in them. When I first tried NS, some of the foods I didn’t like but I didn’t order them on my next shipment. Most of the food was pretty good. Most people are use to the sodium and seasoning in regular foods. You have to get use to some of the bland tastes for NS eliminates alot of the salt. I recommend NS for someone who is seriously wanting to loose weight. It does work. I tried other diets and never was successful in loosing a pound.
    I will wait and see how much more I can loose in March. As for the cost, NS now has the plan where you can order food for five days and have weekends off.

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    Debbie

    sorry about the miss spelled words. I meant to say lose instead loose. I see they don’t allow you to modify your comments here.

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  • 48
    lili

    I chose the vegetarian plan and I think I discovered the secret of Nutrisystem! The food is so disgusting, you’ll never want to eat again! I found most of the stuff to be revolting… others just barely eatable. I am trying to return what I can. GROSS!!

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  • 49
    gailani

    The food is nasty, slimy. Yuk. I did lose ten pounds in a month, but probably because I couldn’t stomach the food and could only force down part of the meals. Breakfasts and snacks were okay. Dinners made me gag.

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    lili

    I so agree with you! I am trying to return some of this crap-in-a-box! Can’t believe some people actually like this crap! GROSS

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  • 50
    jojo2

    this is my 5th day on nutrisystem..yes, a lot of the food is disgusting…but at 51 and almost 100 pounds to lose, I thought I’d try it…i have lost 8 pounds so far…i take a multi-vitamin because the meals don’t include a lot of nutrients…with other diets it’s taken me about 2 months to lose 10 pounds..i needed something to jumpstart my diet and to get me back into the habit of eating smaller portions…i am diabetic, and i’m on the meal plan for diabetics…i think the determining factor will be when i go to my doctor for blood work at the end of this month…

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  • 51
    Roshea1956

    Nutrisystem works, the ? is: r u serious abt losing wt? Good food does not taste like greasy food from fast food, & it NEVER will, americans r 2 pampered, & brainwashed w/quick fixes, they do not want to control themselves from eating hi sugar, grease, fat, when u dec. these amts of course Nutrisystem does not taste the same, b’cause it does not have that hi fat, grease, calories, sugar poisoning ur body-u won’t lose wt w/hi cal/fat/sugar foods, it is learning RIGHT choices, portions vs eating everything in site/wanting more/hating urself 4 it. CONTROL is what Americans do not know of well/need 2.

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    Nelly

    I am 5’2 and 155 lbs. I want to try NS, but after reading all the comments, questions, praises, and complaunts, I’m afraid that I’ll gain weight instead of losing it. I don’t have any major health issues except for the fact that I am overweight. I want to lose at least 30 lbs, fast.Does anyone think it will work, or should I just try something by Dr. Ian Smith? I don’t want to throw my money in the trash… oh, did I mention that I have a hard time eating, smelling, or cooking chicken… it literally makes me sick to my stomach… would that really affect me?

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    Suzanne

    I am in the same boat as you, 5 ft, 150lbs. Doc told me to eat 1800 cals and exercise 30 min. a day. I’ve been doing that, but staying the same. I’m going to try eating 1600 to 1700 cals and hopefully that will work.

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    gailani

    1800 cals a day is way too much to lose. I’m on Weight Watchers and they recommend 1200 calories per day. You don’t have to eat chicken – lean meats and fish are highly recommended by Weight Watchers. I don’t think you’d gain weight on Nutrisystems, but the food isn’t very good. Breakfasts and snacks are great, but the dinners are awful. I got to the point where I’d gag just opening the packages. I have a whole box of food sitting in my basement that I just couldn’t choke down. If you’re in MN, I’ll personally deliver it!

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    deloris_sinclair

    I read about the food on the program and
    want to make the best choices. How do I do this?

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    deloris_sinclair

    I am trying to register for the auto-delivery from a Cosco card I purchased for 35 days worth of food. How do I do this?

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    Christie

    I was 5’6 and 137 lbs. I wanted to take off 10-15 stubborn lbs. I am on day 14 with Nutrisystem and have lost 6 of those. No strenuous exercise except that I am very mobile while chasing a 2 year old all day. You have to drink the water and eat what it tells you to eat. I have really liked most of the food thus far. It is the first “diet” I’ve been on that I’m not hungry. Hope this helps someone.

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    Rose Marie

    I have started the plan this week and have lost 10 pounds but I have 190 more to go. I am also a type II diabetic with neuropathy and have had some real lows in my sugar levels did that happen to you in the beginning?

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    Thelma

    I’m also Type 2 diabetic, and when I checked with my doctor, she immediately cut my medication in half & said to continue nutrisystem D. I don’t mind the expense, because it really isn’t expensive. I seldom shop any more, am not tempted by junk food in store, and experts do the planning. I’ve lost 35 lbs in 4 months with no exercise (knees are bad, I’m 77 years old). 25 more lbs to go. My sugars are down, but best part is they are now level. Rarely over 120, even after a meal. If they go much lower, I will go OFF the medication. Hope this helps!

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  • 57
    marty

    I had a friend who tried NS for a couple of weeks and while she claimed she stuck to the diet but actually put on a couple of pounds instead of losing. Granted she failed to exercise but she didn’t like the meals either. I can’t afford a weight loss program so I turned to Sparkpeople.com which is free. I’ve lost 30 pounds in 4 mo without the cost. I’m good with that.

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    Joyce Polega

    So everyone is squaking about Nutrisystems food being horrible, compared to Weight Watcher meals is Nutrisystem better or worse tasting. This is the only way I would know. May I have some feedback on this.

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    gailani

    Without a doubt, the WW frozen meals far surpass Nutrisystems food. (Although, I thing Nutrisystems offers frozen meals now, but they’re quite expensive.) I always have a stash of WW meals in my freezer and they’re very good! I got to the point with Nutrisysytems where I’d gag just opening the meals. There was one chicken meal in particular that was white and slimy looking. Yuk. I have a whole box of dinners sitting in my basement that I just can’t eat. It’s hard to just throw it out because I paid so much for it, but I’m just going to have to toss it all soon. I’ll never eat it. I’d highly recommend Weight Watchers over Nutrisystems.

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    Liz

    I’ve been on it 4.5 weeks and am down over 13 lbs. You have to remember folks, they do send entrees and you have to supplement with fruits and vegetables. If you eat the food properly and supplement, your metabolism will increase. Exercise and water are also a huge key in this equation. With exercise, water, the appropriate fruits and veggies along with the NS food – you’ll be on your way. I feel better and lighter and importantly, not bloated from crap. I am not hungry and always look forward to my meal times. I agree with having good salads with low or no calorie dressing – that is a great snack. I have another 40 to go and I’m excited to get this done by summer. Hey, it isn’t 4 star food – you have to remember this – however, IT WORKS – you have to follow the equation. And afterward, its ok that I ate the food, I’m going to get the results. I’m off to my elliptical machine now – bye all – successes to you!

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    Marti

    I’ve been on the program since 2 Feb and have lost 4+ lbs. I like the food although it is not what I would make but that’s how I got overweight!

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  • 61
    odette

    i am 20 years old and i want to try the program 4 @ least 2 months with sum exercise, is it a good program if im over 300lbs, or just a waste. i see that i cant control my eating habits do to school hours, i just eat junk, @ late hours. i really want to try it but not if its going to take my money.

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    Rachel

    Its good for portion control. I am starting my 2nd month and I haven’t exercised but lost 6lbs. If I would exercise the benefit would be much better. If you supplement your meals with Steam fresh vege’s and brown rice with your dinner it really fills you up. Good luck.

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  • 62
    Divadeb54

    Fleta, Maryann and all discouraged, I’ve been on NS for one month and lost 15 lbs. I have no problem with the food but there is some that I like and some I don’t care for but my goal is to lose the weight. I have 60 lbs to go and getting excited because I feel so much better. My husband is on it as well. We are empty nesters and don’t have to worry about cooking for children so the NS food cost is actually less than our regular food bill. Add salads, veggies, proteins, etc as the plan calls for and you won’t concentrate on the food taste you seem to focus on. Don’t throw your money away…just focus on your goal—-loose weight and feel better! Stay on it and you will lose inches and the weight will come. Follow the plan faithfully! Love and Kisses, DivaDeb54

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    Virginia Rurycz

    As a diabetic, I am so concerned about the amount of sugar in the food products.
    Items like pasta, potatoes, and white flour, rice I always avoid. I am on your D program and wonder how my blood sugars will handle the amount of sugar in each item?
    I am worried and concerned Thank you..

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    Linda Jambor

    Good concerns, Virginia. I am a diabetic and found if I follow strictly the diet, I have too many carbs per meal in many instances and my sugars go above what they should be. However, they have come down substantially from the high 300′s they used to be. Just stick to around 30 carbs per meal, with 15 carb max for desert/evening snack. That’s what I learned in ADA classes when first diagnosed. Nutrisystem works, you just have to “personalize” it a bit. Don’t be worried – the more weight you drop, the better your sugar levels will become. Good luck!

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  • 64
    Jaelynn

    followed the program for a week and gained weight…diet not recommended…I thought the food tasted good.

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    Terry

    I’ve been on for 5 days, and I’m finding I am also gaining weight. Is this normal? I tend to eat healthier than most but needed some improvement. I was surprised to see how much fat there was in some of the foods. I’m wondering if that is it since I’m not used to eating so much fat.

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    Jaelynn

    nutrisystem can spout all they want about glycemic index, but the fact remains not everyone can lose weight with their program

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    laura

    Everyone’s body is different and most people will have a metabolism that actually will try to adjust for weightloss – especially if you were taking in a lot of calories prior to a low calorie diet. Your body will go into “starvation mode” which means it will actually work harder to store the food thinking you are starting to actually starve. That is why if you cut back on food and exercise more it will general take 1-3 months to change your metabolic rate. FYI.

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    peggy hansen

    I followed it for 2 months and only lost 3 lbs. going to cancel. just not losing fast enough for all that money

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  • 65
    SJ

    Ok here is the real deal for men out there! The food does not taste like crap, don’t believe it if u don’t like it u can exchange it or send it all back in 7 days. The real issue is the portions are very small , so don’t believe the hype crap from Berman on the commercial he is a used car salesman ! That being said I am going to give it 2 mos , I really don’t have to lose that much only 20 Lbs
    trust me the portions are really small!!

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    TC

    I’m looking for a Nutrisystem Buddy so I can save $30 and you can too. Does anyone want to be my buddy?

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    Kerrin

    Looking for a buddy also- not sure how the buddy bucks work though…

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    kathy hayes

    did you find a buddy to save the $30?

  • 66
    Bettie Rose-Gantt

    I am verry disapoint with the food…The pastas are very mushy, tasteless and have a lot of vinigar in them…The regular food taste like overprossed can food…You have to look hard for the meat if you are good you may find 2 or 3 small diced pieces…you said that you have frozen food and I have not been able to find it on your web site…your food is lacking a whole lot of something.

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    Theresa

    Agree! Absolutely disgusting! DO NOT order any food from this company or you will be sorry trying to get your money back and you HAVE TO PAY FOR OUTRAGIOUS SHIPPING! Stay away.

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    karmic

    I ordered my plan from QVC and luckily I was refund all the money, including the shipping. I doubt this would have happened if I ordered directly from the company.

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  • 67
    Veronica

    I started the plan on the 1/8/2010. So far I lost 10lbs. I like the results. Because I had a baby 7 months ago I can’t make it to the gym. I’m not exercising right now but I do plan on it. The food isn’t that tasty, especially the turkey hot dogs. But the muffins and sweets are very good. Plus, you still have to add on to the diet plan which can be very expensive. I plan on staying on the diet until I lose 30lbs. Overall, It works!

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  • 68
    Evette

    I am a 57 yr old female and have lost 7 lbs after 1 week on the program. As others have said, you have to stick to their program which I do not find hard. Their food is such a small portion of what you eat. You can add to the meal with some of the over 2000 grocery items that are on their approved list. The big key is portion control and to follow their categories of food (protein, fat, dairy, vegetable, fruit) when it is scheduled in their program.
    My hunger is controlled 95% of the time but when I do get hungry, I eat something that they say you can have an unlimited amount of such as vegetables, or fruit. Sometimes I eat a cup of strawberries and the craving goes away.
    If you find a food you don’t like, you can call them and tell them how many items of each meal you are sending back, what you want in exchange and then they send it out to you right away as you are returning the the unwanted items.
    Stick with it – it’s worth it.

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    Dan

    I wish more people would read your reply. I am a 41 year old male and I totally agree. Tastes vary but I could pick what I want. The key thing is people have to read the diet and actually DO it. Thanks again Evette for your post.

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  • 69
    marla hoffman

    Are you aware of any of the nutrisystem advanced foods that are high in potassium? My husband has been on the program for awhile, and just found out he has very high potassium levels in his blood.

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    Jruesch

    He needs to drink the amount of water recommended. High potassium is a sure sign of drinking too little water.

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  • 70
    kimdou

    This diet is disgusting! The food is extremely high in SODIUM,full of preservatives AND tastes like nothing you would ever make urself.Ms Osmond likely went for Lipo or something.No one in their right mind would ever want to stay w this program longer than they have to.Then what? You gonna keep buying their slop??I have tried most popular TV diets and they DO work.But then you have to live a normal life and maybe cannot afford to buy into these programs.You are gonna get fatter than you were before.Go to a nutritionist at a clinic,walk everyday and love urself more than you might love the way those celebs look.They have everything from Lipo to personal trainers to..lets not forget..Photo Shopped pics.

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    Theresa

    Totally agree – absolutely disgusting and NutraSystem won’t help with getting your money back – false advertising. Buyer beware!!!!

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    gina

    VERY correct ! the food is so nasty the meals are sick! i couldnt stand eating them i did loose weight though but i think it was because i wouldnt even finish my meals! and they charge a 52 dollars just to send it back and u have to pay for shipping its horrrible!

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    howie

    I am so glad to hear you say that! How can anybody eat this stuff. It is foul! Most of it has no taste at all. I am not a picky eater but I could not eat this stuff. I actually threw all away. It was the biggest waste of money. If you want to loose weight, you need to get real, exercise, eat healthy foods and reduce your portions. It is about learning how to eat and being healthy for once and for all.

  • 71
    kate

    I think if you weigh alot you lose faster than say a person who needs to lose 20 lbs. they need to eat less cals that is my problem its very hard. nutrisystem did not work for me

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    Jamie

    I was only 15% body fat and lost 30 lbs and dropped to 8%! In 6 wks! It worked for me! Just gotta b strict!

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  • 72
    Robert

    I have been on Nutrisystem for 12 days, and have lost 10 pounds. All I have done is followed the diet religously. The taste is good enough for me (dessert cookie, breakfsat scones)especially considering the results!

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  • 73
    Sondra

    This is the second time I’ve been on the program. It works,folks. The food is DIET food people and can’t be expected to taste like a 4 star restaurant. It is fairly good though and I lost 30 lbs. the first time. Just need to get back on it and lose some more. OH, also, my colesterol dropped to normal on this plan. That’s an added bonus.

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  • 74
    Casey

    I stayed on the program for quite a few months. Lost weight right away then leveled off. I agree, I don’t see how they can send out some of the food.
    And they are advertised as MEALS. They are not. Just a main dish. The packaging caused some items to be damaged in shipping. You have to call in to cancel the automatic shipments. Can not cancel on the website.

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  • 75
    bonnie guillot

    what is the sodium count in the meals?

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    janie mcqueen

    i just started this week and the sodium count is very high. I have high blood pressure and am on two meds, I think I going to have to layoff ns.

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    Veronica

    The sodium count is not higher than what is recommended by the FDA. The daily sodium intake recommended is 1500mg. Just make sure that you are not adding additional salt, to many condiments, etc and drinking tons of water. You should be fine.

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  • 76
    Herb

    Don’t like the automatic monthly order, want to order myself, is that doable?

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    Robert

    yes. choose a la carte option. thats how I order mine.

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  • 77
    Ashlee

    I am thinking about starting this program while my husband is away at bootcamp but some of the responses on here are a little scary and make me think twice about spending this kind of money. I am 5’3 and 180 i would like to lose 40 pounds. I would really like to do all this in 3 months time, is this possible? Tell me please is this diet really worth doing or should i just stick to calorie counting.

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  • 78
    Schondra

    I and my husband started it a week ago! He has lost 8lbs. and not even one for me…But both blood pressure have been lowered (my was ok to start with but even better now) and our systems have straighten out and we both feel really healthy….We, too have two full months on it and the meals (most of them) are great……Hang in there and good luck to you all…….

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  • 79
    Brenda Morris

    i have been on nutrisystem for 3 months. most of the food is very good.(the beef dishes are overpowered with mushrooms and green peppers) but you can order the ones younlike. I have lost 43 lbs
    and plan on staying with the plan untill i loose 100 lbs total.

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    Lydia

    Good for you! I was on this deit back 10 years ago. I am a type 2 diabetic and it helped me get my blood sugars under control. I am ready to get back on this diet and I plan to get back into the 110 readings on my blood sugars. I can’t wait to start. I plan to receive my first month supply on Monday.
    You will loose your desired wieght just stick to it no matter what!.
    Lydia

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    Rose Marie

    I started about a week ago and have lost 10 pounds but I have 190 more to go, I also am a type II diabetic with neuropathy in my feet and I have had pretty low dips in my sugar this week letting me experience low blood sugar did that happen to you in the beginning.

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    Mary

    What food plan are you using, the Diabetic Foods?

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    Dianna

    i was on this back in 93-94 and it was great.is the food the same or did they change it?

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    Jaelynn

    the plan has been added to_I think the silver plan is probably the least carbs and doesn’t give me hot flashes_the advanced plan has potatoes and other stuff which contributes negatively to my situation

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  • 81
    scott

    I used Nutrisystem for two months and lost 40 pounds. It worked for me and will use it again if I need too.

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    Dianna

    did you at just there food or did you add to it?

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    mary anne

    it really is non-edible. My brother and I both bought it and threw it out. I think it was the nastiest thing I’ve ever tried–I’d rather not eat a thing than eat that. No wonder people lose weight. Wonder if their spokespeople get better food than ordinary people do. Or, they wouldn’t promote it as being good.

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  • 83
    carla

    i paid $148 dollars plus tax for nutri system 14 day starter program tonite and get home go to web site it instructs and not on any of the web sites for nutrisystem does it even mention redeeming this $148 dollor card well it says 24 hr.phone support well i call the no. on the back and it tells me that its after hrs. but i could go to the same web site that i have been on for the last hr. trying to find some where on it that says put your serial# and pin # to activate your 14 day nutrisystem starter program

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  • 84
    barbara

    what a rupoff. I returned the disgusting food, but they won’t reiurn my money.beware people…thieves in this company. dp not give cc info

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  • 85
    Lynn

    Do you stay hungry a lot? Do you buy some of your own fresh fruits etc to go with the meals?

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    Sharon

    I was on NS for 3 months. I lost 44lbs. What I found was to lose it, you did have to walk and drink a bunch of water. The water helps fill you up and you don’t eat as much. I would eat a small salad with diet dressing with meals, that also helped. I had to stop it because I could not afford it any longer, but ready to do it again.

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    Dan

    You must buy fruits veggies and dairy on this program.
    EX. 8oz skim milk
    orange
    Lettuce, cucumber etc…
    iphone has an app for that! ;-)

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    Ann Marie

    I bought yogurt and soy milk. Plus tomatoes, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, green beans, broccoli. I figure I am spending a total of 10 dollars a week and less then 4 dollars a day. I am amazed at this because this is cheaper than Weight Watchers that I did last year. Just can’t beat what I am now doing.

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    Lynn

    I am about to go on the diet, worried about all the money. Tell me some encouraging stories. The girl who hasn’t lost a pound in 10 days sounds awefully discouraging. Lynn

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    Anonymous

    Me and my buddy did the diet! He lost 70 lbs! I lost 30 lbs in about 6 wks! I was not even that big! Though I did excercise every day! I think it’s a great diet!

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    Jen

    Lynn, I’ve been on NS for 3 weeks today and have lost 10 lbs. I couldn’t be happier with the program. My husband jokes me saying I’m going to be the next spokesperson:) This weight has come off effortlessly with just daily walks through my neighborhood. You do have to do some sort of exercise. I went into this knowing I wouldn’t be eating all the tasty gourmet meals that got me into this predicament in the first place. I knew that if I was going to lose weight, I was going to have to make a few sacrifices, and I tell you, the sacrifices were minimal, the food isn’t that bad. I’ve read so much about the awful muffins so I couldn’t wait to see if they were actually that bad. Do they taste like ones bought from Duncan Donuts?? Of course not! For muffins offered on a weight lose program,,they’re pretty good. There was a few things that I just couldn’t tolerate,,so,,I just didn’t order them next time around, pretty easy solution. I’m NEVER hungry which is shocking for me since I’ve always been a grazer. I know of 2 other people who tried NS and had amazing results, I was at the end of my rope and was feeling desperate to lose the weight. My old habits are now broken and I feel awesome. As far as the money, sure it sounds like alot. I’m an PD officer and work nights and would spend on average $10-12 a night on fast food and junk, so we didn’t really feel the expense of it. So good luck to, stick with it and you will lose!

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    KS

    Hey Jen,

    I don’t know if you even read this anymore but I noticed you were a PD officer that works nights. I was wondering how you work the nutrisystem into your schedule. I work 10p-8am Thur thru Sun with Mon-Wed off. Thank you in advance if you or anyone can provide any assistance.

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    Debi

    My husband and I are both on the diet and he’s lost 7 lbs in the first week, and I’ve lost 4. I can’t exercise because of a mobility issue, but I have been on Nutrisystem once before for three months and lost over 45 lbs. The food doesn’t taste homemade, but most of it isn’
    t bad, and if you don’t like something you can change what you get the next time. Make sure you customize your meals. I think Nutrisystem is the ONLY diet that DOES work!

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    Joyce

    Fleeta,

    If you don’t do some exercise, you won’t lose even on a reduced calorie system. If you’re visiting in the hospital before you go in, take a walk around the parking lot. Park as far away from any entrance as you safely can, to get a few calories used. Doesn’t matter if it’s the grocery store or the hospital.You have to kick start your metalbolism, and then I promise it will work. Did for me-28 pounds.

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    Lindsey

    Strongly agree! If you have a lot of weight to lose and your diet is terrible prior to starting NS, then it likely will help you lose because you will be eating healthier than before. If you’re already eating relatively healthy, but simply lack exercise, don’t expect the same (if any) results because exercise is crucial. I’m 5’7” and went from 270 to 180 on my own through healthy eating and moderate exercise 3 years ago. When I moved last year, I stopped going to the gym, started straying from healthy eating, and started working a desk job. I started NS a few months ago expecting to lose more weight thinking I just wasn’t eating the right food, but discovered it was lack of exercise that was the real culprit.

    My first 2 weeks on NS, I lost 7lbs…and that’s where it stopped despite being on NS for 3 months now. It’s a good program because of the convenience, but if you have less than 50lbs to lose, don’t expect to eat your way thin – you WILL have to exercise.

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  • 88
    coroline bloom

    Hi, yes I tried nutrisystem. I sent it back, I WOULD NOT FEED THAT CRAP TO A STRAY DOG!!!Beef does not tast like that, Hey, wheres the cat!!

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    Anonymous

    I’ve switched to the veggie meals and it’s amazing. I’ve lost 20 lbs in 2 months.

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    gailani

    I’m with you coroline bloom!

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    Diane

    shouldn’t be feeding stray dogs anyway…guess they led you astray.

    started NS 1 month ago. Foods are good enough for me, most of them. Have lost 10 lbs, have not had a headache or need for Tums in 30 days, have not eaten out, which was a regular deal b4 since I am a small biz owner and didn’t have much time for anything but. now I have regular, healthier, and less expensive meals every day. If I don’t like an entree I just don’t chose it next order. simple. And I have been finding creative ways to augment entrees while keeping within the program. Folks complain about price. $239 month for me, shipping included. Add that to my cost for fresh HEALTHY fruits & veggies, and I come out ahead at about $10-11 a day. If I want to switch to other NS programs I can. I’m not stuck. I keep my food logs and use the tools as needed. I am proactive instead of sitting around waiting for something to happen. That’s what got me in trouble: too much idle/sedentary time, too much eating out & eating to feel good for the moment, then paying for it later. People can bad mouth NS all they want, not going to change my plan unless it harms me physically. And so far, i’m getting better and better. You don’t like it, try something else. Simple.

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    fleeta tate

    I have been on nutrisystem for ten days and have not lose a pound. I have stuck strickly to the diet. I have not exercised any since I have been with my husband in a hospital. I have been working very little. Do you have any suggests that might help. I intend to stick with it for at least two months. I am a little discouraged, but I am stick in there.

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    Theresa

    The dinners were absolutely disgusting. When I tried to cancel, NutraSystem automatically charged me more money. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE.

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    Rachel Cicero

    I think the food is good; esp the chocolate deserts. I don’t like the BBQ flavored things though. I live alone so its perfect for that and taking on the go.

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    donna

    What can U do about the gassy problem Will it subside

    karmic

    Hi, I tried for 2 weeks and had to stop after the daily bloating and gasy feeling. I have two coworkers who were on it before it started and mentioned to me about the gasy episodes. This is not normal for any healthy eating. I am not clear on what is in all the meals including the oatmeal and cereal that causes this. I have also read comments from previous users who experienced the same thing.

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    Dan

    I believe the gassy feeling is from an increase of fiber in your diet. You will get use to it and it will subside. I have been on it for 2 weeks and lost 7lbs so far.

    monica

    I’m with you the gassy thing. I’m just canceled my basic program and switched to the fresh frozen select program. We shall see how that works. But I did like the taste of the food and I had lost about 5lbs or so in less than 2 weeks.

    jabsbabs

    The gas is due to your digestive system adapting to the new food you’re eating. If your body is used to eating junk, then it will take a bit of time. It will subside, and it has nothing to do with a “healthy” diet.
    Take it from a biochemist.

    peggy hansen

    your right about the gassy and bloating. I thought it wasw just me. I started to feel like the Michelin Man

    Pam

    I have tried this meal plan
    for 1 1/2 weeks. The food is horrible, especially the food in the cardboard containers. For the price we all paid for this stuff, at least it should be edible. I called tonight to cancel any further shipments and they said they have to “screen my call which they recorded initially” to see if I really asked for just one shipment and not for the auto shipment. Wow, if they decide I signed up for autoshipment, I will have to pay an additional
    $50. This is a total ripoff.
    Oh, I received several “substitute” meals as the ones I ordered were temporarily NOT available. Again, a complete ripoff!!!!

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    tzimm

    i have tried it it sucks really baddddddddddddd

    Ann Marie

    I have been on the program for one month and lost 10 pounds. I think that is pretty good for me. I have been able to demonstrate discipline for at least 30 days and not cheat. I love the food. I did not think it was disgusting. I did sprinkle it with some herbs such as ground basil or oregano but I do that with food anyway. I just received my second box yesterday and I have committed to at least 3 months so if I can drop 10 pounds every month I shall be happy.

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    Peyton Alexander

    The foof for me was OK. The non frozen dinners were not very good. I am totally with you Pam on the deducting money!!! They were very smug about and insisted they did nothing wrong! It is a “process” to get your money back!!

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    Divadeb54

    Fleeta Tate, hope your husband is recovering well and I can imagine, it must be stressful. Please make sure you eat as the plan calls for and you record the meals and foods you eat. If you are still in the hospital, find you somewhere to walk and not sit too long. If you are not losing the weight, you should be losing inches. If you are following the plan, the weight will come off. Good luck and God bless….DivaDeb54.

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    Michelle

    Divadeb54, I am 53 female & need to lose 50 lbs or more…did u lose with nutrasystem? please email me at michie1957@gmail.com.

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    Tara

    I’ve been on Nutrisystem for 8 weeks and lost 17 lbs. I have not had success on ANY other program before I started this one. It is so easy to follow. I am eating 6 times a day and always feel satisfied. I would highly recommend it!

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    JOHN

    my girlfreind was on Nutrisystem for 9 months. it worked great for her and changed her eating habbits. she lost 70lbs and kept off for 2 yrs now. there were weeks were her weight did not change then boom 3 or 4 lbs in a week. i say hang in there and follow program and it will work. i lost 60lbs from working out so you can get it started with nutrisystem, or excercise witch ever works best for you or both. make it a life style change. good luck to all. we made saturdays eat what we want day (once we got down to sizes we wanted),gives us something to look forward to when your dieing for something you like,and we maintaining weight .

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    enid

    I have a question I am starting the Nutrisystem book and I wanted to find out if I can have age raspberry balsamic?
    and if is unlimited like regular vinegar it would me most grateful if you can answer me this question
    Thank you

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