Nutrisystem used to have 4 diet plans – the Basic, Core, Uniquely Your and Uniquely Yours Plus option.
However they have recently removed the Core plan option – leaving only 3 plans now – the Basic, Uniquely Yours and Uniquely Yours plus option.
What does this mean for you?
Firstly, I think it was a smart move on their part. Having 4 different plans to choose from was just too much for a lot of people. Many dieters were getting confused trying to figure out what was the difference between all 4 plans and which they should choose.
So simplifying by going down to 3 choices was a good thing.
Also, judging by this blog’s website statistics and the questions I get, I think the Core plan was the LEAST popular plan with buyers.
The Core plan was basically similar to the Basic plan – in that you only got the ready-to-go meals (not the Fresh-Frozen meals).
But the difference was that you could choose the meals you wanted with the Core plan (for an extra cost). With the Basic Plan, meals are chosen for you.
So you get a Nutrisystem diet meals kit filled with the most popular Nutrisystem ready-to-go meals.
So now the Nutrisystem Plans look like this:
This is the most affordable Nutrisystem plan – coming in under $9.00 per day.
You get sent the most popular Nutrisystem ready-to-go meals. These meals are not as gourmet as Nutrisystem’s fresh-frozen entrees. But, on the other hand, they don’t require refrigeration and they’re great for taking with you on-the-go.
This would be the best option if you’re on a tight budget and aren’t too fussy about what you eat.
Keep in mind that you also have some flexibility to add in the snacks you like on this plan, just like any other Nutrisystem plan.
Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours
This is the most popular Nutrisystem plan. It gives you unlimited fresh-frozen entrees and dessert options. Basically you get the best-tasting Nutrisystem meals included on this plan.
And you can choose the menu yourself. So you can choose from a larger menu than the Basic plan – and you can get exactly and only the meals you really want.
You can also choose ready-to-go meals as well if you want a few meals to take with you on the go.
This plan is ideal if you need a little extra pampering as you lose weight – and/or you’re more picky about your food and prefer to choose your own meals.
Nutrisystem Uniquely Yours Plus
This is basically the same as the Uniquely Yours plan above in that you get unlimited fresh-frozen entrees and you can design the menu yourself.
However you also get 4 weeks of protein shakes included as well. That’s the only difference between the two plans.
Nutrisystem shakes are some of the best-tasting diet shakes on the market and a lot of dieters rave about them (my favorite was the chocolate – a perfect snack when you’re craving a treat).
What’s the benefit of adding the extra shakes?
With Nutrisystem you’re encouraged to add in a certain number of “extras” like higher protein snacks throughout the day. The Nutrisystem protein shakes can substitute for one of these snacks.
So that means less work for you. Instead of preparing some carrots with hummus or adding a boiled egg or string cheese, you can just grab a protein shake. Much more convenient.
So while this plan is a bit higher in cost, it’s less work for you. It would be ideal if you need the pampering of the extra fresh-frozen meals plus you have a very busy lifestyle.
So those are the basic differences between the 3 current Nutrisystem plans. While they have removed the Core plan, it actually makes a lot of sense as to why they did it.
Plus, since Nutrisystem keeps adding new fresh-frozen meals, they’re getting away more and more from the ready-to-go meals. Eventually I’m guessing that most Nutrisystem meals will be fresh-frozen options since those are the meals that most dieters like.
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