So what is Nutrisystem anyway?
And how does it work?
Nutrisystem is a super-simple home delivery diet that sends you specially formulated, weight loss meals, shakes and bars to help you lose weight safely and easily.
Meals are prepackaged. Some need refrigeration, some do not. This makes it easy to take the food with you when you’re on the go.
Since everything is pretty much done for you, it’s a very low-stress, easy way to lose weight.
There’s no cooking, shopping for food, counting calories, carbs or points.
There are no embarrassing weigh-ins or group meetings. It’s super simple.
The only thing you will do is add in some of your own fruits and veggies for snacks.
Plus with their new kick-start program, you can lose weight even faster – up to 18 pounds in 2 months!
Nutrisystem has been around for over 40 years with thousands of weight loss success stories – which gives you the assurance that it’s safe to use.
Nutrisystem also updates their diet every year or two with new plans, online support tools and new meals.
One of the Best Things about this Diet?
The FOOD! Unlike a lot of diets where you’re eating the same boring meals day in and day out, Nutrisystem gives you a lot of choices and variety.
In fact you can choose from over 160 different meals. And their meals include plenty of comfort foods like chocolate, pizza, burgers, ice cream, cookies, mac and cheese and more!
So while you’ll be losing weight – you won’t feel like you’re starving or eating bland, tasteless food.
How Does Nutrisystem Work?
With this diet you eat 6 times a day. You can also add in fruits and veggies yourself for snacks (they give you a list of suggested options in their starter guide).
Eating so often means you keep your metabolism high – plus it keeps you from feeling hungry or deprived.
Meals tend to be high in good carbs and fiber – which keeps you fuller for longer. There’s also more of a focus on lean proteins and low-glycemic carbs to help stabilize your blood sugar.
According to a recent Woman’s World Article, people with unstable blood sugar have been shown to lose 200% more weight on a low-glycemic diet like Nutrisystem than on a traditional diet.
How Do You Get Started on the Nutrisystem Diet?
To start the diet, you first choose which plan you want:
Basic Plan – This plan gives you Ready To Go meals only (non-refrigerated). You get breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are chosen for you.
You do not get to choose the meals yourself or customize your menu. You get 5 days of Nutrisystem meals and snacks. You have 2 days off to add in your own meals. This is the most affordable plan.
Uniquely Yours – This plan gives you both Ready To Go meals AND Gourmet, Fresh-Frozen meals. Plus you can customize the menu yourself and make sure you’re getting the meals you want.
The frozen meals tend to be higher rated and better tasting. So this plan is a little more “pampering and gourmet”. You also get 5 days of meals on this plan with 2 days off.
Uniquely Yours Ultimate – This is similar to Uniquely Yours however you get 7 days of Nutrisystem meals and snacks included. So if you don’t have time to make the extra meals yourself – or you just want a more convenient option, this is the best plan for you.
There are also specific menu plans for men, diabetics and vegetarians.
You order 4 weeks of food at a time. Once you place your order, your food will arrive around 4-10 business days later.
The food comes with heating instructions and usually takes about 5-10 minutes to prepare each meal (unless it doesn’t require heating).
Nutrisystem meals contain no MSG, trans-fats or artificial preservatives – a huge selling point for many people concerned about their health.
Also, the Nutrisystem diet plans start around $8.50 a day and range up to $12 for the premium plan – making Nutrisystem much more affordable than other home delivery diets (many of which start at $25 – $40 a day!)
In addition to the meals, the program also includes online support like personal advice from dietitians and weight loss counsellors, daily meal plans, weight loss progress tracking tools and access to an online community of Nutrisystem dieters (Core and Uniquely Yours program only).
Your first order also comes with a complete set of guides to get you started on the diet:
- Quick Start Guide
- Eating Out Guide
- Daily Tracker
Nutrisystem Diet Menu Examples:
- Turkey Ham and Cheese Omelette
- Sweet Bar-B-Q Sauce with Pulled-Style Pork
- White Cheddar Mac and Cheese
- Meatball Parmesan Melt
- Italian Herb Flatbreat Pizza
- Whole Wheat Ricotta Crepes
- Chocolate Brownie Sundae
- Stuffed Apple Pie
- Red Velvet Whoopie Pie
Bottom Line – What Is Nutrisystem?
Nutrisystem is an affordable, easy-to-follow diet plan which gives you almost everything you need to lose weight quickly and easily.
You’ll be enjoying comfort foods like chocolate, ice cream, cookies, wraps, burgers, lasagna and pizza.
You can also customize the plans to only get the meals you want – which is something you don’t get with many other diet delivery services.
You eat up to 6 times a day so you don’t get hungry.
Plus you get access to some great online tools and a weight loss community for support.
Plus with the option of the Uniquely Yours gourmet entrees, you can also get their gourmet fresh-frozen entrees – which will give you a bit more pampering while you slim down.
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