The Nutrisystem Diet Review

by The Diet Critic on December 29, 2015

Nutrisystem Diet Review
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The Nutrisystem Diet is a meal delivery diet plan that has be designed to help dieters simplify weight loss. Dieters do not have to count carbs or calories or decide what foods will fit into their diet. They also don’t need to watch their portion sizes all that much. The reason is that Nutrisystem takes care of all this by providing dieters with most of the food they need to eat in a day, and they will ship it directly to their door.

Each day, those who follow the Nutrisystem Diet are to eat a Nutrisystem breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. In addition to its pre-packaged meals, the program also provides followers with a list of other acceptable foods that they can purchase from their grocery store and eat while following the diet, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, fresh dairy and meat, etc. That said, primarily followers are instructed to stick to making food choices from Nutrisystem’s meal plan and to avoid eating out and to avoid alcohol most of the time.

There are a minimum of 30 options for each meal. The meals offer a variety of nutrients and are calorie controlled. Protein makes up 25% of calories, 20% comes from fat, and the rest is made up of carbs. Examples of meals include:

Breakfast – muffins, pancakes, oatmeal and granola, etc.
Lunch & Dinner – chicken and pasta, stew, soup, tacos, pizza, chili, etc.
Snacks & Dessert – cookies, brownies, cake, etc.

Those who follow this plan order a month’s worth of food at a time. There are different plans from which to choose. At the time this review was written, the three main plans included the Basic Plan (Nutrisystem picks everything for you), the Core Plan (you choose your own food), and Uniquely Yours (pick your own meals plus additional benefits). Each plan is a different price.

Pros

The Nutrisystem Diet offers different plans, providing you with more than one option at different prices. Furthermore, the Nutrisystem Diet has plans for men and women as well as for teens aged 14 to 17.

Since most of the foods you eat are delivered to you, there is less you need to buy at the grocery store and you’ll barely need to cook.

It is possible to lose weight following this program if dieters stick to the prepackaged meal plan and add only the recommended healthy foods (fruits, veggies, etc.) to their diet. The meals have been made with a limited number of calories and sodium, so it is likely that the average person following this plan will lose up to 2 pounds per week.

Cons

Not surprisingly, one of the biggest drawbacks of the Nutrisystem Diet is the cost of this plan. In addition, it is not suitable for everyone. The plan is not for children under 14, pregnant woman, individuals with chronic kidney disease, or anyone who has certain dietary requirements or certain allergies.

Moreover, in addition to cost, while there are a wide variety of meals and snacks offered by Nutrisystem, some people may grow tired of eating the same foods all the time. Some dieters may also find it a challenge to adjust to suddenly eating fewer calories than they may be used to.

It is recommended that before trying out the Nutrisystem Diet, that you first speak with your healthcare provider about your intended plans to alter your diet for weight loss.

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