Hello, future skinny viewers! Today we are going to talk about the popular dieting program, Nutrisystem. Stay tuned for the advantages and disadvantages of this system. Hopefully, this overview will help you decide if Nutrisystem is right for you.
What is Nutrisystem?
Nutrisystem is a weight loss system that actually provides you with the balanced meals you need to be successful in dropping pounds. These meal plans encompass variety, convenience, hunger control, and nutrition and best of all, they are delivered straight to your door. Weight loss doesn’t get any lazier than this!
The system has multiple programs for men and women, including the traditional plan, the silver plan, the D plan, and the lacto-ovo vegetarian plan. There are also the options of Basic, Core, and Select packages. I’ll explain what all this means in just a little bit, for now, just know that there are multiple options for those with different dietary limitations.
What is so great about it?
Number 1: It’s so easy and convenient! Have you ever noticed that everyone wants to lose weight without exerting any effort? Well, this is about as close to that as you are going to get. There are more than 100 ready-to-go meals that don’t require refrigeration and will be delivered straight to your doorstep.
Number 2: You’ve got options! There are SO many options for different dietary limitations and preferences. To start, men and women have different plans, as each sex has different caloric needs. Besides the traditional plan, there is a vegetarian option, an option for those individuals with diabetes, and an option for dieters over the age of 60.
On top of that, there are three options for the different plans: Basic, Core, and Select.
The Basic is the cheapest plan with preselected meals, free shipping, and free access to online tools.
The Core is the most popular plan with a fully customizable menu and personal advice from counselors and dieticians, as well as all the perks of the basic plan.
The Select is the premium plan with a combination of no-fridge-needed and frozen foods and unlimited access to support from counselors and dietitians, as well as all the perks of the other two plans.
Number 3: It’s pretty hard to screw this up. This plan literally gives you the food you are going to eat. Unless you are cheating, you are going to lose weight because the calorie deficit is built in. On the flip side, this does not build long-term habits, but we’ll get to that in a minute…
Number 4: You aren’t doing this alone. It is nearly impossible to get through a huge life change without support. The Nutrisystem program includes access to a site full of tracking tools and support from counselors, dieticians, and other members. It also supports your life after reaching your goal weight with transition and maintenance plans.
Why isn’t it great?
Number 1: It’s super easy! Wait, wasn’t that listed as a positive? Yes, but that’s also a problem. When serious life changes are too easy, you will likely go back to old ways after accomplishing your goal. So that’s something to think about, will you be able to maintain without the perfectly portioned packaged meals?
Number 2: How tasty can packaged goods be? Okay, so the website says it’s delicious. I’m calling bull crap. There are so many complaints out there about the taste of the food and it’s no wonder why! I mean, how tasty does non-refrigerated packaged diet food sound? *crickets* It doesn’t sound good at all. For ease of use, you are going to trade great taste. You really can’t have both.
Number 3: The portions are very small — and not just compared to America’s super sized meal mentality. Like legitimately small. It may be difficult to go from eating Chipotle burritos as big as your head to a 5 inch diameter diet pizza. Remember that going in.
Number 4: It’s expensive. I’ll go through the actual numbers in a second, but the prices are very high compared to the amount of food you are getting. So unless you truly believe the online support you receive from Nutrisystem is “priceless”, it may not be worth the cost.
How much is it?
For the traditional plans, the Basic plan costs about $9 a day, the Core plan costs about $10 a day, and the Select plan costs about $12 a day. The other three options cost around the same amount, give or take $1 a day. These prices are auto-delivery, they will increase if you don’t use the auto-delivery option.
Now that you know what Nutrisystem is all about, I hope that you can decide for yourself whether or not it is the best weight loss program for you. Please let us know in the comments if you have ever used Nutrisystem or any other diet program and what you thought of it. Have a great day!