NutriSystem: Myths and Facts

NutriSystem is a popular diet system where the food is sent directly to your home. All of the thinking, planning, preparing and counting is done for you. All you do is order the products and prepare them once they arrive to you. Some people are skeptical and are not convinced that this diet is really as simple as the claims state and that there is more to this diet system.

Myth:  NutriSystem is a Hard Diet to Follow

Fact: This diet system is very simple because all of the hard work has been taken out of the equation. All of the food is already frozen, portion sized, and packaged before it arrives at your home. There is no need to measure anything out, there is no need to count calories and there is no need to worry about anything but preparing the food. The hardest part of this diet system is deciding which meal to eat when that time comes.

Myth: Weight Loss with NurtiSystem will be Slow

Fact: NutriSystem is a program that has been thoroughly researched and studied before it went public. By doing the NutriSystem diet plan, it can be expected that a weight loss of between one and three pounds is normal for a week. This is also the safe and healthy range for weight loss of any type. If weight loss is to be done properly, it is a slow process. Studies show that weight that is lost slowly has higher chances of staying off permanently. NutriSystem is designed with that concept in mind. Weight will be lost slowly, so if a faster amount of weight loss is needed, this may not be the system for you.

Myth:  NutriSystem is an Expensive Diet Plan

Fact: In comparison to all of the types of diet plans available, such as meetings, books, videos, etc., NutriSystem is one of the more expensive ones. A month of food will cost about $300. That price includes everything that is needed for the food.  All you do is go to the website, place an order and the food is shipped to you. There are no offices to go to for support, but there is a hotline that can be called if there are questions. This price can seem a bit steep, but there is no other food shopping that needs to be done in that month. When the time comes to get new food, all you have to do is go to the website and place another order. While this diet system may be pricey, all of the preparation work that needs to be done is already completed for you. 

NutriSystem is one of many types of diet plans available. This is a simple plan with all of the hard work taken out. Since everything is prepackaged and no additional preparation is required, there is a price that goes along with it. This diet was designed to make weight loss as simple as possible.


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  • Suzy

    I signed up for the NutriSystem program about a month ago. I didn’t start on the program for a couple of days after that – the food was disgusting. I mean everything. Some examples: the ravioli was rubbery and tasted like chemicals, the honey mustard pretzel nuggets tasted like chemicals, the chocolate cake had this weird after taste – again, chemicals. I tried a couple of the muffins which were not quite stale but almost tough in texture and had a nasty chemical aftertaste. Basically EVERYTHING had this nasty chemical after taste.
    By the time I started the diet, gave it a few days hoping maybe it was my taste buds adjusting or maybe I just happened to grab a few ‘bad’ items, my 7 day return window had expired. Because I didn’t call them within the mandated 7 day time frame I was just going to eat the cost. Today I called them to cancel any future orders and was informed that they’re going to charge me $50 just to cancel the program. That is just ridiculous. I have to pay because I don’t like their food.
    Please – everyone – do yourself a favor DON’T USE NUTRISYSTEM. I’ve tried Jenny Craig; expensive, yes, but the food tastes pretty good. Compared to the garbage from NutriSystem it’s like eating Italian Food in Tuscany! Try Weight Watchers. Try Medifast. Just stay the heck away from NutriSystem, their gross food & their even grosser treatment of the consumer.

  • Amanda

    I signed up for Nutrisystem a little over a month ago and in 4 weeks I’ve lost over 13lbs. I’ve been happy with the food so far. There are things you can do to spice the food up a bit. Their site has a ton of support tools including a recipe center and discussion boards.They also have an app for android and iphone.

    I will say that even though the meals come portioned and packaged for you, you do still have to add other grocery foods. Every week I still need to buy my fruits, veggies, and protiens and I need to spend time preparing to add those into my meals for that day.

    For myself Nutrisystem has proved thus far to be a good option for me because I don’t cook and before almost every meal I ate was takeout. So in the long run I’m saving a lot of money, feeling better on the inside, and looking better on the outside.

    I’ve heard mixed reviews from people on whether or not they like the food. I’ve heard people say they hate it and I’ve heard people say they love it. All in all I recommend that you try it for yourself and make up your own mind. I’m excited about becomming a success story through this company and am grateful they’re helping me get my life on the right path.

  • Katherine Wright

    I have been on nutrisystem for two months, lost 12 pounds. Its slow going as I have not cheated and am extremely active, most days burn more calories in activities than the 1200 calories I take in. You do have to go to the store and purchase fruit and veggies as well as yogurt, cottage cheese or nonfat protein- doing the diet without these would be destined to fail as you woulkd not get full from the packaged nutrisystem food. While my weight loss has been slow I am feeing healthy and energetic which is a huge improvement from when I started. I order the frozen food from nutrisystem direct, pick out my own meals and am not locked into a month at a time commitment. The frozen meals are excellent!