Nutrisystem Review
My Experience
with the Program

The Nutrisystem Review . Hi I’m Tammy and welcome back to another one of my weight loss program reviews.

I’m going to provide you with a Nutrisystem Review for your research efforts , if you’ve been one of those who have heard of the program but never had the nerve to try it I will supply you with a bit of information to help you explore the option and see if this well renowned program is for you.

I’ve been just as curious to know about the Nurtisystem Program too.  I’ve just recently done some in-depth research regarding this program and this is what I’ve found out for us;


What is the Nutrisystem Program

The Nutrisystem program provides over 150 menu choices in four categories: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks/desserts. Most options are shelf-stable products which include bars, muffins, pretzel snacks and pancake mix, as well as microwavable soups and dinner entrees. 

All shelf-stable microwaveable entrees are developed through retort preparation, which uses heat and pressure to cook food in a strong, sealed package (like a can or pouch).

This preparation method allows for safe holding at room temperature and minimizes the need for added preservatives or sodium. Nutrisystem also has a line of frozen food choices available called “Nutrisystem Select.”


The Nutrisystem products provide approximately 60% of daily calorie needs. The remaining 40% of daily calorie intake comes from grocery foods, which you have to purchases separately.

These grocery food additions include fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy and protein sources. The program provides specific guidance on how to choose and when to use these grocery additions.


The Meal plans

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Separate plans are offered for women and men, at calorie levels that support a weight loss of 1–2 lbs. per week (approximately 1200 calories per day for women and 1500 per day for men). 

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What is the Food Like?

The Nutrisystem program provides over 150 menu choices in four categories: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks/desserts. Most options are shelf-stable products which include bars, muffins, pretzel snacks and pancake mix, as well as microwavable soups and dinner entrees. 

All shelf-stable microwaveable entrees are developed through retort preparation, which uses heat and pressure to cook food in a strong, sealed package (like a can or pouch). This preparation method allows for safe holding at room temperature and minimizes the need for added preservatives or sodium.

Nutrisystem also has a line of frozen food choices available called “Nutrisystem Select.”

The Nutrisystem products provide approximately 60% of daily calorie needs. The remaining 40% of daily calorie intake comes from grocery foods, which the customer purchases separately.

These grocery food additions include fresh fruits and vegetables and low-fat dairy and protein sources. The program provides specific guidance on how to choose and when to use these grocery additions.


Counseling & Support

When you join the program you’ll have free access to trained counselors via telephone, online chat, and email.  Nutrisystem customers, additionally, are given access to certified diabetes educators --who are registered nurses or registered dietitians. 

Contact with counselors is initiated by the customer and is not regularly scheduled as a required part of the program. You call when you have questions and need answers.

Peer support

The Nutrisystem website supports an online community, which allows members to participate in discussion boards and chats with their peers or to keep a blog if they wish to do so.  Participation in the online community is not a required aspect of the program but it’s really helpful to use their services for a better understanding of the program


Cost of the Program?

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The company's weight loss plans includes 28 days’ worth of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack entrees, and are sold on three tiers, which Nutrisystem calls Basic, Core, and Select. 

The Basic-level plans include a pre-configured menu of shelf-stable Nutrisystem foods, which is not customizable. 

The Core-level plans allow customization of shelf-stable foods and include free access to counselors.

The Select-level plans additionally include frozen foods, 28-day packages ranged in price from $230 for the Basic version of the Nutrisystem Success plan for women to $290 for the Select version of the Nutrisystem D plan for men. 

Note that Nutrisystem customers must purchase additional grocery foods (e.g., fruit, vegetables, dairy) to complete the meal plans.

Discounts and promotions are frequently offered as an incentive to join the program. A common promotion is the inclusion of multiple weeks of “free” food typically divided among a corresponding number of months.

They encourage customers who enroll in the “auto delivery” option of subsequent shipments of food that are delivered without further action by the customer. 

You’ll receive free shipping and a discount of approximately 10% off the month-to-month price.  A long-term contract is not required, but purchasing fewer than two orders on “auto delivery” will result in a retroactive charge for any auto-delivery discount plus the cost of shipping on the first order.


Maintenance of weight loss

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Reviews of the Nutrisystem program criticize the company’s approach as not conducive to long-term weight control.

For example, the review on webmd.com states, “Dieters may only experience success while they are ordering the prepackaged foods because once they are on their own, they are faced with the real world of cooking, meal preparation, and issues they are not prepared to handle because they were not addressed on the plan.


In Conclusion:

The plan was very well thought out but I felt like I was still eating processed food. I enjoyed the fresh produce much better than the meal. The meals didn't taste bad, I just prefer fresh food over canned or packaged foods. 

This program is great if your on the go and busy most of the time, because it takes the thought out of preparations and the labor from actually having to cook the food yourself.

Good luck to you if you decide to follow this program.  Please let us know if you've ever tried this program and let us know what your experience was with Nutrisystem. Your experience can help someone else's weight loss journey.


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