Why A Men’s Plan For Weight Loss?
Wondering about the Nutrisystem Men’s diet plan? How exactly does Nutrisystem for men work anyway?
Nutrisystem has been focusing more on men’s weight loss over the past 4 years which is great.
They’ve hired more celebrity spokespeople for their diet like Dan Marino to make it more mainstream.
After all, men want to lose weight too right?
But men often have different caloric needs. Plus most diets are really geared towards women. So a lot of guys get lost in the shuffle.
Also, let’s face it gentlemen – ladies usually know so much more about what foods to eat to lose weight and how to slim down quick. You ask a guy to make low fat meals for himself – and he usually gets this blank look on his face.
The great thing about Nutrisystem for men is that it’s almost all done for you. All you have to do is prepare the meals according to the instructions and add in a few veggies, fruit or buns along the way – simple.
So what is the Nutrisystem Men’s plan? How does it work and what do you get?
Here’s what you need to know:
What is the Nutrisystem Men’s plan?
Nutrisystem for men is geared towards men – it’s similar to the main Nutrisystem for women diet food-wise (we’ll talk about meals below). But you get more calories on this diet than the main plan. Men also get an extra snack every day.
How Does it Work?
On this diet you’ll eat 5 Nutrisystem meals per day plus fruits and veggies that you add in yourself (there are guidelines for this in your starter kit with your first order).
For your first order you’ll also get Lean 13 – a special kick-start weight loss program for your first week with protein shakes and special meals. Lean 13 can help you lose up to 15 pounds and 7 inches in your first month – very motivational!
You’ll lose about 1 – 2 pounds per week after that.
There are 3 Nutrisystem men’s plans – Basic, Core and Uniquely Yours.
Nutrisystem for Men – the Plans
In order to understand the plans, you should know that Nutrisystem has 2 types of meals – ready-to-go meals that don’t need to be refrigerated. And their frozen meals – which are a bit more gourmet and will need to be refrigerated.
The Basic plan is the most affordable starting around $11.25 a day. You’ll get 4 weeks of Nutrisytem meals, Lean 13, Free shipping and guides to get started (including a guide to eating when you’re out).
The meals you get are pre-selected for you based on customer favorites. And the meals are only the ready-to-go meals, not the frozen meals.
The next plan up is the Core plan starting around $11.96 per day. This plan also gives you ready-to-go meals only (no frozen selections) however unlike the Basic plan, you can actually choose your own ready-to-go meals.
So you can choose the meals you like and avoid the ones you may not want.
The Uniquely Yours Men’s plan is the premium Nutrisystem plan and starts around $13.39 per day.
It includes both frozen and ready-to-go meals. And it’s fully customizable. So you can choose the meals you want from both the frozen and ready-to-go options. There is also no limit on the frozen meals which is also great (Nutrisystem used to do this with their premium plan but not anymore).
You also get more support options with the Core and Uniquely Yours plans.
So if you’re looking for heartier, more gourmet foods, you may want to consider the Uniquely Yours plan with the frozen meal options.
The meals themselves are high protein and high fiber to keep you feeling fuller for longer. They also have no trans-fats and many of the meals have no preservatives also – which is great if you’re concerned about health.
Some menu examples of the heartier options on the Nutrisystem for Men plan include:
– Roasted Turkey Medallions with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (Frozen)
– Meatballs in Marinara Sauce on a Whole Grain Bun
– Lasagna with Meat Sauce
– BBQ Seasoned Chicken
– Meatloaf Burger with Seasoned Veggies on a Whole Grain Bun (Frozen)
– Salisbury Steak with Mac and Cheese
– Mac and Cheese with Turkey Sausage
And here are some of the favorite dessert or snack options on the menu:
– Ice Cream Sandwhich (Frozen)
– Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies
– Salt and Vinegar Snack Chips
– Stuffed Chocolate Pie (Frozen)
– Salted Caramel Brownies (Frozen)
– Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
– Whole Grain Soft Pretzel (Frozen)
More Benefits of Nutrisystem for Men
Like I said above, with Nutrisystem it’s easy because it’s almost all done for you. All you do is open the meal and eat, which is simple for most men who haven’t grown up with diet magazines and low fat recipes like most women.
Also, unlike a lot of other diets out there, Nutrisystem meals give you a lot of comfort food like Mac and Cheese, Pizza, Pasta and Burgers – which is what a lot of guys like. They won’t have to feel like they’re eating “rabbit” food on this diet.
This is still a diet however so the portion sizes may not be what most guys are used to. But they’ll start to adust after a week and fortunately for guys, they lose weight faster than us ladies.
So a guy will probably hit his target weight faster than a woman – and then he can start to transition off the diet.
If you’re a guy who wants to lose weight – but you’re not sure how to do it or don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen preparing food, you may want to consider the Nutrisystem Men’s diet.
It’s easy, fast and most importantly – you can still eat “real” food like burgers, pizza and chocolate without feeling like you’re eating rabbit food. Win-win.
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