Wondering which one you should choose?
The Nutrisystem Basic is the most affordable out of all 3 of the Nutrisystem plans.
But the Uniquely Yours is the premium plan in their lineup – with some unique benefits you may want.
To help you decide, here’s a rundown of the main differences between the Basic vs Uniquely Yours diet plans from Nutrisystem:
Nutrisystem Basic vs Uniquely Yours – Price
The Basic option is Nutrisystem’s most economical option and comes in at the lowest price – at just under $10 per day. If you’re on a budget that’s a really great deal considering that 90% of your food is covered for the day.
The Uniquely Yours plan is the gourmet option and comes in just slightly higher at around $12 per day (but you can get it for around $11 with this discount link – discount applied automatically).
So you’re paying around $2 a day x 30 days = $60 more per month for the Uniquely Yours plan vs the Basic plan. Is it worth the extra? Read on to decide!
Basic vs Uniquely Yours – Food/Meals
The Basic plan gives you over 100 meals to choose from including pasta, pizza, chocolate bars and more. These meals are “packaged for portability” meaning they don’t need to be refrigerated.
However with Uniquely Yours you get an expanded menu with over 150 meals to choose from.
This expanded menu includes their new fresh-frozen entrees and gourmet desserts. And these meals tend to be much better tasting than the Basic plan meals.
So for example you can choose from all the fancy desserts in the pic below on the Uniquely Yours plan.
You also get more gourmet dinners like Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken Breast, Roasted Turkey Medallions and Chicken Parmesan with Veggies with this option.
One thing to note as well. If you look at the actual meal ratings on the Nutrisystem website, you’ll see that the top rated meals in every category (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks/desserts) are almost all from the fresh-frozen entrée category.
So if you want meals that taste better overall, the Uniquely Yours plan is a better option.
Nutrisystem Basic vs Uniquely Yours – Customization
With the Basic plan you don’t get to customize the menu yourself. You don’t get to choose your favorite meals but are sent an array of “Customer Favorites” to last you 28 days. The good side is that you can try a variety of meals and you might find some you really like this way.
The downside is that if you’re a picky eater, you may not like all of the customer favorite meals you get sent.
The Uniquely Yours plans lets you choose your own meals – so you get full customization of the diet.
Want to look at your meal options? Nutrisystem has recently made it a lot easier to do that. You can go to the menu page here and see the user ratings on each meal. And if you click on the individual meal link you can actually read what people are saying about each meal.
Nutrisystem also lists whether each meal is high protein, diabetic friendly and more.
So this can be a fun way to choose your own menu on the Uniquely Yours plan and make sure you’re getting food you love, right out of the gate!
Nutrisystem Basic vs Uniquely Yours – Online Support
You get free online tracking tools and a Nutrisystem app to help you track your weight loss progress with both plans. However, with the Uniquely Yours options you have something more: unlimited online access to dietitians and counsellors.
You don’t get this option with the Basic program – you’re basically doing the diet on your own.
So if you’re anxious about losing weight – or just need to know that someone is there for you to answer any questions you may have, then the Uniquely Yours program is your best choice.
Both options have their benefits. The Basic plan is more affordable than the Uniquely Yours program – by about $60 a month. And if you just want to do the diet and don’t care about the food too much, you may be fine going with it.
However the Uniquely Yours program gives you a better quality of food, more menu options and the chance to select your meals based on what you like. So for many people it’s worth the extra money.
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