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People who have tried Nutrisystem have found varying results. As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! It took me right at a year to reach my goal. I feel I have to become a hermit and say no to going out with my friends, neighbors and family. I want an apology and someone to tell me what he did was wrong! Search this Thread Advanced Search.

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In , it was maxi-dresses, Easy Bake Ovens, Watergate, half a dollar for a gallon of gas, and Nutrisystem was born. Then a weight loss counseling service in brick-and-mortar centers in Pennsylvania, it was successful from the start. But by Nutrisystem had taken to the Web, using the Internet as well as toll-free phone numbers, even home shopping TV to promote and sell their program. Nutrisystem is also sold in big-box stores, has a mobile app, and recently bought out the South Beach Diet.

A publicly traded company, Nutrisystem serves the U. Nutrisystem took 14 percent of that market. So how popular is Nutrisystem?

Nutrisystem says it combines the right nutrition mix for each meal, doing all the calorie, carb, protein, and fat counting for you, and delivering those pre-packaged meals to your door. Most of their pre-packaged foods contain no preservatives and all are free of artificial sweeteners or flavors. With Nutrisystem you literally eat every two or three hours—breakfast, snack fruit or a Nutrisystem snack , lunch, a Nutrisystem-approved snack in the afternoon, dinner and dessert.

The three main meals and at least one or more of the snacks are prepared Nutrisystem foods. You can also choose from a vegetarian plan or a diabetes-specific plan. You can supplement throughout the day with Nutrisystem-approved veggies and fruits ones neither too starchy or sugary. This plan also includes access to the Nutrisystem app, which provides tools, tips, and tracking.

The Uniquely Yours plan also has the app feature and access to expert support. Nutrisystem guarantees results, but the money-back guarantee is tricky: I know that if I do find myself gaining weight I can lose it again. I am going to be very attentive to my body and keep watching myself to try and never be overweight again.

I fluctuate between and pounds lost now. I went from weighing in at pounds to weighing somewhere around I have been as low as but it seems to stay right around I have been maintaining for nearly a year.

It took me right at a year to reach my goal. I lost pounds a week each week the whole time I was following the plan. I am still amazed at how far I have come. When I fold my clothes I have a hard time believing how small my clothes are now. I wear a Medium size shirt and in pants. I have some small dresses and shorts. I can wear clothes for nearly any store. I used to be limited in where I could shop, but not anymore. While I was losing weight my sister also joined Nutrisystem.

She lost over 70 pounds and really enjoyed the program as well. She lost her weight a lot quicker than I did. She was inspired to join because she saw me losing weight. My sister is a little older than me and after having two children she felt as though she would never get the baby weight off. Nutrisystem made it possible for her to get the baby weight off. Nutrisystem provides counselors to help you with your plan. You can call and talk to them when you hit a plateau.

You can also use the forums on the Nutrisystem website to connect with other people using the program. With Nutrisystem you will never feel as though you are doing this on your own.

You have a whole support system. They have been around over 40 years and they are here to stay because they really do know what they are doing.

Nutrisystem works and they provide a sure fire way to get the weight off and keep it off. Nutrisystem is different than the other programs out there before they make it simple. You just follow their plan and eat their food along with some additional add-ins that you purchase at the grocery store and watch the weight come flying off. On Nutrisystem you are eating several times a day.

Nutrisystem allows you to eat a dessert each and every day. The desserts are really good too. I love the ice cream sandwiches. They are absolutely my favorite. I also enjoy the cookies. While on the Nutrisystem program I received the shelf stable foods and the fresh frozen foods too.

I love the fresh frozen foods but I also enjoy the shelf stable foods. There is not a breakfast or dessert that I did not enjoy.

I could eat any of the shelf stable and frozen desserts and breakfasts. They are all delicious. My favorite breakfasts are the turkey and egg breakfast sandwich, the breakfast burrito, the muffins, and the peanut butter granola bar. I enjoyed having the burrito for lunch and the tuna salad was another favorite of mine.

When you eat the tuna salad you get to put it on sandwich thin bread. I always eat a big green salad with some Nutrisystem approved dressing with my lunch. The dinners were a little trickier for me to find the ones that I liked. I love the hamburger, the chicken, the pizzas and the spaghetti. I sauté some veggies and add them to the dinner entrée and that makes them delicious. So a typical day on Nutrisystem would go like this.

I get up and exercise for 30 minutes to an hour. I drink coffee and water after my workout to get my body moving. Then after a shower I get ready for work and when I get to work I have breakfast. Breakfast is a protein shake and a breakfast entrée.

Most mornings I would have a muffin with a protein shake. Then mid-morning I would have what they call a power fuel and a smart carb, which is some greek yogurt or cottage cheese with fresh fruit. Next I would have my lunch in a few hours.

For lunch I would have a big salad with lots of veggies and a low-fat low-calorie dressing. My favorite dressings are Greek yogurt based and considered a limited extra on the Nutrisystem plan because they are 35 calories per serving. You can have up to 3 limited extras throughout the day. A few more hours after lunch, I would have another power fuel and smart carb. Typically that would be an apple with peanut butter. Finally I would have my dinner with some more veggies and a dessert right before bed.

See how much food you get to eat on the Nutrisystem plan? I always saved my dessert as long as possible because looking forward to the dessert helped me stay away from temptations throughout the day. I work at a fairly large office and there are lots of birthdays and other celebrations.

Each celebration is a temptation that I am able to either resist or give into. I choose to resist those temptations because I do not like how I feel when I give into them. Nutrisystem gives me chocolate so I can resist other chocolate temptations. There is always a food selection that will meet your cravings and satisfy your hunger. With Nutrisystem I just grab my food for the day on the way out the door. I have everything I need to stay full and satisfy my hunger throughout the day.

The truth is that Nutrisystem is actually less money then I spent on food before I began the program. I am so happy that I decided to take the plunge and order Nutrisystem. It has truly changed my life and I am so grateful that I have found a way to live that I feel happier, healthier and have so much more energy. However, my problem with any of these programs that force you to eat prepackaged foods is that it doesn't teach you how to choose and measure your own food.

So, you might do really well and lose the weight on nutrisystem, but as soon as you go off, you'll gain it all back again. Not only that but, at least with Jenny Craig, the food messed up my digestive system so badly that I couldn't eat real food for a while.

I stupidly went back on it again like 15 years later and thankfully I got sick right away from the food so I was able to cancel before I got in too deep. But these prepackaged foods are so filled with preservatives, sodium, chemicals, soy and all sorts of unnatural crap that your body will not be happy about, I think it's just not a good idea.

I have major problems with soy because it's an estrogenic. Most overweight women have overabundance of estrogen so they should be staying as far away from soy as possible if they know what's good for them.

As annoying as it is to have to watch what you eat, really South Beach diet and Weight Watchers are two of the best and healthiest lifestyles out there. It's hard to put in that effort to really pay attention to what you're eating, believe me I know because I'm extremely busy between work full time and grad school part time.

But honestly, the only methods that will truly help you in the long run are those that teach you how to eat healthy on your own so you're not depending on their food to either continue losing weight or to maintain your weight loss. That's my two cents.

You can try it but I'm just saying, think about what you'll do when you've done your 2 months. What are you going to do about food? How are you going to prepare your own meals and how will you cope when you don't have the prepackaged stuff anymore? That's all stuff you need to think about.

NutriSystem - Results - Good or Bad? Kszan; Thanks for you input! I do appreciate it. I have been on NS for about 5 days and I really can't complain about anything yet. Haven't had any problems with the food at all.

I actually have alot more energy and feel better than when I started. I have tried WW before Didn't really do anything for me. I am doing this for a couple of months, possibly 3 because I want to lose about 35 lbs. I believe it is teaching portion size by eating the meals.

I do know what I have to do once I get there to keep from gaining it back. I am going to the gym everyday which I have always done anyway but plan to keep up with for the rest of my life.

I just need a jump start because believe me I have tried everything. I think spending the money also gives me more of a incentive to really keep going. I won't screw up and waste my money. I haven't had any digestive problems as of yet so keeping my fingers crossed. I will post about my progress as time goes on. Thanks again for the input I will keep that in mind!! Last edited by mod-anon; at Please use the Quick Reply button instead of Quote Reply.

Well I have to say that I have been on NS for a week now and I really am feeling quite good about it! I like the food so far and haven't had any issues. I want to lose 40 lbs and I weighed in Monday and I lost 7!! It is so easy to do this plan I only wish I would have done it sooner. I know some of the weight is probably water but I'll take it! I have been working out about x week drinking lots of water, eating my meals, lots of fruits and veggies.

Feeling really good overall. This is really teaching me portion control. I was def eating way to big portions before. I will keep you posted on next weeks weigh in! Ok, here's my input: I have tried every diet out there-seriously. Nutrisystem was horrible for me. I didn't like the food I rememeber one soup smelled exactly like dog food. I stuck to it for 2 weeks tho and didn't lose anything.

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