The NutriSystem Diet Program
The NutriSystem diet program is a complete weight loss system. It’s
not a fad diet intended for quick weight loss. Like a few other plans,
NutriSystem requires that you buy their pre-packaged food. They
recommend purchasing a month’s worth of food at a time. That way you
won’t run out in the middle of the month, and will have enough time to
order more before the month is over.
You can order individual food items or pre-selected packages. The
pre-selected packages include the Women’s Program, Men’s Program,
Diabetic’s Program, Vegetarian’s Program, and Silver. Each pre-selected
package includes a 28 day supply of breakfasts, snacks, and desserts.
If you dislike the pre-selected packages, you can switch to customized
packages for later orders. When you elect to receive customized
packages, you get to choose from a variety of NutriSystem diet foods.
The biggest complaint most people have about the NutriSystem diet is
the cost. A month’s worth of food costs from $280 to $300 per month.
You also have to purchase your fruits, diary products, and vegetables
separately. You receive a 10 percent discount plus free shipping when
you choose auto-delivery. The auto-delivery option automatically
reorders your food every four weeks unless you opt-out of the
NutriSystem – An Easy to Follow Plan
The NutriSystem diet isn’t complicated. You don’t have to count points
or calories (unless you enjoy counting calories). As long as you stick
to the NutriSystem food, everything is already measured and counted for
you. Each food item is already in the correct portion size, so there’s
no fear of overeating. Each item also has the calories, so you don’t
have to worry that you’re getting too many calories.
The pre-packaged foods are low in calories and fat, but they have
lots of protein and fiber. And that’s what you want when trying to lose
weight. You can eat five times a day, so you don’t have to worry about
feeling hungry or binging out on unhealthy food. The NutriSystem diet
also requires you to eat fruits, vegetables, and a few diary products
along with the pre-packaged foods.
Unlike some other similar diet plans, the NutriSystem diet doesn’t
offer offline support. There are no longer any NutriSystem weight loss
centers. After financial troubles in the early 90s, NutriSystem ceased
operation of their weight loss centers. The support aspect of the
business moved to a strictly online operation. Many participants like
this because it doesn’t require attending any support meetings, like
those by Jenny Craig and WeightWatchers.
Is the Food Good?
Although there’s a nice selection of food, some people who’ve used
the NutriSystem diet complain about the taste. Some go as far as saying
the food is terrible. There are also complaints that the menu isn’t
diverse enough to keep the diet interesting. Some people say the
NutriSystem diet is good for short term because otherwise, you’ll get
bored with eating the same food month after month. However, all of this
is just a matter of opinion. If you’re interested in NutriSystem,
don’t be swayed by reports of bad food. It would be
best to see for yourself before deciding against the plan.