Why the Nutrisystem Diet Will Hurt You

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EVERY physician gave me the same comment—loose weight. Come back and give us an update sometime soon, please! I have a harder time feeling full, but I am learning to work through that. Minimize carbohydrate intake and control portion size. I will not be adding them to my regular shipments. I will recommend Nutrisystem to anyone who asks!

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The diet plan is very low calorie. It's not an exercise plan. The food tastes like crap. You lose active tissue in the form of muscle mass. Why in the world do you think you're going to feel better using Nutrisystem? Do you think you're going to feel better because your body weight will be lighter? You might be lighter, but your lighter because of less muscle mass.

This actually makes your life harder. You have less energy throughout the day because you're eating horrible sources of food. You need energy to feel great. The only way to get that is to eat the best sources of food — and that's definitely not what you're doing with the Nutrisystem Diet. The concept is good.

The idea is good. Lose weight and you become healthier, right? Eating processed foods, eating fewer calories, not exercising… Is that going to make you healthier?

Again, weight loss does not always come in the form of body fat. Weight loss on the Nutrisystem diet comes in the form of muscle mass. Lose muscle and get unhealthy. Lose body fat and become healthier. You might look smaller in the mirror but that's because you lost muscle tissue — active tissue that helps you. Hopefully, I've talked you out of the Nutrisystem diet.

Just tweek the program a bit for you which is what I did. I have eaten out for business dinners and it has taught me how to do that and still lose weight. Hey Cory, congrats on your success. That's an impressive load of weight to lose in just under 4 months, you must feel so proud. Thanks for sharing your experience with us here and good luck for the future!

That was a good deal! The first month was wild. At first I hated the small meals, like two bites and they're gone at least for my way of eating. After a few days, it hit me why I got so big. I was eating like a hog and no wonder I looked like one! I took your advice and drank a big glass of water before every meal and it helped a lot. I can't believe it happened, but I got used to the tiny meals and the food actually tastes OK!

I lost 16 pounds in September and that really fired me up to continue. In October I lost 14 pounds, making it all nice and easy November I slowed and only lost 10lbs. I was going to quit after 3 months, but with only 10 to go to hit my target, I didn't cancel and package number 4 arrived end of November. I'll complete the final week of food before Christmas then I'll definitely cancel. I know Christmas is a big feasting time, but I do believe I'll be keeping to small plates and not many of them this year.

I like how I feel now without all that food rolling around inside of me like I used to, so there's no going back to being that old hog anymore! Thanks for your review and all your advice, Dr Johnathan. It certainly worked for me and I'd tell anyone that needs it to do what I did!

Hey Liz, apologies for not approving this right away when it came in. I thought I had done, but technology got the better of me this time! Anyway, it's a great comment and really motivating for anyone else who is in the early stages of this diet.

Congrats on losing 14 pounds so far! Today marks the one month point in my NS weight loss journey and I could not be more thrilled with the results! This morning I weighed in at That's 14 pounds in one month. I am finally motivated in a way I haven't been in years.

My goal is around and I plan to leave nothing to chance and will stay the course until I reach it. How did I do it? Well let me admit at the top that I did it without exercise. I am not proud of the fact I really hate exercise. It isn't the exercise itself that I despise, it's the breaking away from the crazy, hectic, busyness of my full life and adherence to my never ending to-do list which never leaves space for exercise.

I know it's a problem. I will address this in month two as I fear I will plateau without it so I am prepared to tackle this in a big way.

Turbo week I lost 7 pounds. I did not feel great or energetic but I gutted it out without a single cheat! Huge victory for my undisciplined self. I did not consume every single veggie allotted but I came close. Four cups of veggies a day is a lot. I really craved some comfort food and some of the meals in the Turbo kit I will never order again. The shakes and Nutricrush bars were fine.

The meal portions were pretty shocking but surprisingly satisfying with all the protein inserted into the meals and detox from my usual sugar rollercoaster. I did experience some headaches probably from the reduction in sugar similar to a caffeine withdrawal.

One indulgence I cannot live without is my one strong morning coffee and creamer, so I guess I did cheat with 1 Tbs. As I moved into week two, the meals were ones that I had chosen and I learned that there are plenty of tasty choices. The simplicity and convenience has been so worth every penny. It just takes the guess work out of the mix and I needed that support to make it happen. Lunches are less exciting but the bars are so easy for days that I am stuck in my car. The frozen melts, soups, and cheesy noodle choices are my faves.

The ice cream sandwich is my favorite snack item for sure. There are lots of sweet and salty choices and I do look forward to those. The pizzas are the worst by far. The chili runs a close second-nasty! So, bottom line, I totally reccomend this to anyone that is just overwhelmed by the daunting task of low cal meal planning. Like many women, I am still responsible for preparing meals for my family. I am trying to keep it as simple as possible and no one is complaining.

They are supportive of my weight loss plan and they see how happy I am. You know what they say After 8 weeks I have only lost ten pounds but several inches which ain't a bad thing. Called nutrient emus about not dropping pounds and they say I am eating too little? Should have been around and was closer to per day. Easy to do because guys like me won't read the instructions. Hoping to get myself eating to burn fat instead of storing. I needed to lose weight as I was on a fast track for physical problems.

At 6 ft tall and Watching the commercials, I finally decided that NS seemed my best bet. The guy in the commercial that says, "You eat the food, you lose the weight". So, I ordered the Lean Started the diet on July 22 and like I mentioned above, my weight was a little over pounds. Today, August 20, I weigh in at pounds. I am very pleased with this product I also have mixed in some free weights, push ups, my treadmill and rowing machine.

My goal is to get to by mid December. I have read some above comments about not being able to cancel. After I ordered the program, I found more out about Keto and Paleo weight loss and decided I wanted to go that way, with all health unprocessed high fat, low carb foods. I was connected to a very nice rep, told him my shipment was on the way and that I didn't want it. Way to handle it correctly Nutri System. He never tried to talk me into not canceling, he did offer a few suggestions on how I could try it, I said no thank you, and that was that.

I do not think this is a healthy way to eat. All the carbs are converted to sugar in your body, you may loose weight over a period of time, but you will put it back on if you don't understand how your body processes and burns calories. Hey Paula, it's great to hear positive comments about this program from people who are really succeeding with what is a really great meal replacement diet program. I've known this for years and been telling people about it for years I'm sad to hear about your son battling cancer.

I pray he comes through and beats it. Thank you for telling us your story and good luck reaching your goal weight! I started on nutrisystem 2 weeks ago and I am so happy with the program. I'm pretty disturbed that there are some people that post comments telling others not to try it!! What do you have to lose?? This is the first time in my life I have been able to lose weight, while eating and being usually satisfied.

I have a family of 8 children and I homeschool. I am busy, busy, busy! Right now, we are in a crisis as one of my children is battling cancer. I spend so much of my time taking him to doctor appointments and being in the hospital. I was always overweight by about 20 pounds, but have gained an additional 10 from sitting in hospitals and stress eating. I just began the program and have lost 8 pounds. This program has made it easy for me to eat healthy amidst a crazy busy life.

I can't understand the bad reviews about the food. I hate high sodium, processed food. The food in this program tastes pretty good, not great homemade, but does not taste overly processed to me. I cook homemade meals largely organic, fresh almost every night for my family, so I am not a processed food eater usually, and I like the food.

Admittedly, I am not a great cook, so most of the meals I make are pretty simple and not perfectly cooked or flavored. Maybe the food on this program is better tasting than my usual fare? I don't know, but I found it easy to prepare a meal for my family and yet eat my own food because it tastes so good.

Quite simply, the program works if you stick to it. I have only been able to lose weight in the past if I did juicing fasts. I have already lost weight and am learning why I have been overweight through this program. I am confident that I can now eat my own food and keep my weight under control.

I have never been able to. I did have to get used to the smaller portions and I now feel satisfied on them. I learned to fill up on veggies and that I just have always eaten too much and the wrong things.

I intend to stay on the program until I reach my goal weight. I am just so happy I gave this a try. I don't have cons for this program. I got what I expected from Nutrisystem. There were no hidden costs or drawbacks. It's working for me and if there are any cons they are far outweighed by that fact. I will recommend Nutrisystem to anyone who asks!

I am on day 11 of the nutrisystem diet, I started with a 5 day kit that came from Walmart and bought my fruit and veggies plus a ninja smoothie blender all at the exact same time.

I was totally equipped to do this all right. I have already lost 6 pounds 24 to go. Since then I purchased another 5 day kit for use while waiting for my a la cart order to arrive from nutrisystem of frozen food. I found that after just the first bite or two the food does taste better and adding seasoning helps too. For me, the best thing is after cooking for my husband of 30 years- I no longer have to cook! I can pick out my meal and never worry about what my husband will eat.

I actually believe the sodium is lower on this plan as I tend to gravitate to salty foods. By adding fruits and veggies then putting a little effort does make this more enjoyable and I feel more satisfied.

I really want to lose weight more than I dislike eating the food and also I'm feeling real good and noticing I have more energy. We have been on Nutrisystem for 2 weeks and I'm already down 17 lbs!!!!! I know some people will say that's way too fast but I'm sure some was water retention from all of the sodium we consumed before starting but I will take what I can get.

I feel so much better. My scrubs fit better and I have a ton of energy. I definitely recommend Nutrisystem to anyone who has struggled with weight and has a hard time with portion control. Good luck to everyone! Hey Nutrisystem, You might have a good product. I do not know, but I lost 65 pounds all by myself and couldn't be happier.

I imagine Marie had to have plastic surgery to get rid of the excess skin left after losing so much weight. She is a beautiful woman, I will grant you that but come on one commercial after another is getting to be too much. Your company must be making billions off of the poor overweight people, which is fine with me, but please could you cut back on the commercials.

My husband and I just started Nutrisystem. We talked about it for a month before deciding to order and I have to say, We have no regrets. I am pre-diabetic and I am significantly overweight. My husband only needs to lose a few pounds but everyone needs a diet buddy! After scrolling through bank statements we realized that we would actually save money by ordering for the both of us.

I think a huge misconception that I have seen on other review sites is that if someone is overweight then ,obviously, they are lazy. In my case working extremely long hours as a nurse has taken its toll.

I never feel like cooking after 12 hour shifts in a psychiatric ward. It was so easy to grab something on the way home from work. My husband also works 12 hour shifts as a supervisor and my youngest is also a nurse working 12 hour shifts. Once we get home we crash and burn. On days off we are very active. We kayak, ride bikes, walk and work outside nonstop.

It's so convenient to come home and have food that's ready to go and good for us. I have already lost weight and feel great! My weight has been an issue for years but was compounded when my Dad passed away. All I wanted to do was eat. I'm trying to avoid the same issues he dealt with for the majority of his life. He was diabetic and had heart disease. I think every diet has pros and cons but when you start factoring in heart problems and diabetes then it's a no-brainer.

Also check nutrition facts for what you normally eat and I would guarantee that the sodium and preservatives in Nutrisystem aren't nearly as bad as most things that we eat. I lost 30 lbs last summer. I stopped for a while because I work 2 jobs and Christmas is the busy season for me with my home embroidery biz. So I just ordered once again, this time I opted for the Uniquely Yours plan so I can pick my own food.

When you get the Basic Plan you do get a lot of soup and stews which I am not really a fan of. If you do this diet there are some things you can do. I add cut green peppers and tomato onto my pizza with some garlic salt. I add garlic or other seasonings to the food, which really isn't bad. Myself, I love the ravioli and chili. I'll eat a slice or 2 of cheese with my meal, plus broccoli, green beans or maybe other veggies.

I do have my small glass of tea with my supper so I don't feel like i m deprived. You get out what you put in it. If it's gourmet you want, this is not it. If instead you want to kickstart a happier, healthier life, Nutrisystem is the right way. Good luck to all here! The Nutrisystem diet has a good concept and the food really is not bad. After one month and lost of 8 lbs, I saw how they balanced out the food and decided I could do the this on my own.

The advertising is a little misleading and unclear. The program at a low price includes an AUTO add on shipments. Hey Des, it actually states at the end of my review that I am an affiliate of Nutrisystem. And the presence of two obvious advertisements for the company also kinda gives the game away.

Sure I'm guilty of giving them some promotion Including plus and minus points. This website took a lot of working on — and I don't work for nothing. The small commission I make for referring people to the company is recompense for my work. Hope that clarifies things for you. You're obviously selling for Nutrisystem. I don't trust you. Troy, sorry to hear you has so much hassle. But one thing you didn't mention was: Did you take a discount with free shipping and did you then accept at least two orders from Nutrisystem?

If you did, then fine, you have every reason to be mad. If you had read my review here before purchasing, you'd see I included that information quite clearly. It's important that everyone knows about this rule because I often hear from folks who thought they could get a cheap deal for a month and then cancel without paying for any more.

But that's not how it works and without knowing, those customers get a surprise they didn't expect when the company charges their card for a second month and ships the food. So for anyone who is reading this and is not sure about what to do: When you place your first order and you only want it for one month, make sure you do NOT take the discount or free shipping or "auto-delivery" option.

In that case, it's best to get Nutrisystem on the phone to place your single-month order—don't do online! Beware, you cannot quit Nutrisystem without a lot of hassle. I tried to quit their autodelivery program online and wasn't allowed to. I was given a phone number to call. I got passed around a couple times until I got to the guy that tries to talk you into staying.

I told him when I signed up I used a fake number because I didn't want any calls but yet my home phone is being blown up by you guys. He guarantee'd I would not.

Even gave me a confirmation number: On the 11th I get an email saying my order is ready to ship soon. I contacted Nutrisystem right away and they said it's too late, it already shipped. I have several emails to them explaining all of the above plus spoke to a really rude pushy lady on the phone.

Then they tried to accuse me of making a 2nd account in November and their representative only cancelled 1 account. I never created any 2nd account, I only updated my credit card information which I regret. The only thing that should matter anyway is my name and address and the guarantee I was given that all orders were cancelled.

Their only response is to fight it with my credit company. I have done that and the charges were reversed. However I want all of you to know what kind of people you are dealing with.

The left doesn't know what the right is doing in this company and their customer service doesn't even deserve 1 star. I am so sick of seeing Marie Osmond on the Nutrisystem ads.

She is either very desperate for attention or owns part of the company. Please replace her in th ads with other normal people and their testimonials. I have only been on the Turbo 10 system for a week. My take on the system Shelf stable meat has never been my favorite so I opted for mostly frozen dinners and I find them every bit as good as Weight Watchers or Lean Cuisine.

I have no issues with the food at all. The bars are similar to any other protein bar. I can honestly say Marie O. They are so gross and I'm so happy I'm past the Turbo 10 part of my first month. I can't stomach the shakes Stay close to the restroom for the first week! Did anyone else have this problem? I will not be adding them to my regular shipments. I'm still ahead of the game.

If I lose 30 pounds I'd be at my target weight for age and height. I like that it tells me exactly what I can add and in what portions. I can add a yogurt to my breakfast and a tablespoon of vinaigrette to my salad. Little things make all the difference. I'm not one to usually comment in threads, but thought it appropriate to give back since I read the reviews before starting NS and found them very helpful. First of all, I'd like to congratulate anyone who has lost weight and even taking the first step in doing so and getting on the road to better health.

I've officially completed my first month of NS and have lost 11lbs starting on the Uniquely Yours plan and then customizing my food for my second order. I'm a female in my 30's and have been on many diets before some that worked, and some that did not.

NS has been great so far! It's convenient for those with hectic schedules that don't have the time to constantly measure and prepare food. The only preparation that I need to do is for my additions of fruits and vegetables and my powerfuels proteins. I've done a 1, calorie diet before on my own and was successful, but was always hungry and ended up gaining the weight back because I literally counted every calorie, including my vegetables. What I like about NS is that they give you a set calorie count to stick to mine is 1, PD , but your non-starchy vegetables are unlimited.

This keeps me satiated throughout the day and allows me to go about my day without being hungry, tried and dizzy. I'm also able to do my workouts days a week with full energy. NS has really re-trained me how to eat again with proper portion control. It's not about eating tiny meals and staying hungry, it's about knowing to eat a small main meal portion and adding healthy vegetables to each meal and snack. The NS meals are not bad tasting either and the desserts are pretty good.

The Flex Meals and eating guides are also very helpful when you have those lunches or dinners that you cannot avoid going to. I also must admit that I allow myself one cheat meal a week as well. Maybe if I was really strict, then I would have lost more weight.

I still have 30lbs to go to hit my goal weight, but I'm going strong and confident that I can do it because the plan's flexibility makes is easy to stick to. Wishing everyone good luck on their weight loss journey! Do you recommend the program for 7 days a week I got the box from Walmart and I like it But it is only for 5 days at a time I've followed Nutrisystem for 8 days now. I bought the 5 day Home-style kit from Walmart while waiting on my 7 day trial kit from NS.

The 5 day kit has a slightly different plan than what I take is Nutrisystem's new plan that allowed me a morning plus afternoon snack of one smartcarb plus a powerfuel. Now it wants me to have a powerfuel with breakfast and for a snack and only one smartcarb.

At this point I'm sticking with the original as I have lost 8 lbs. I have 17 total to lose so I am not excessively overweight. I just let things get away the past few months. I'm extremely active and may need to add in some calories if i don't see the weight loss slow down or if i have trouble with my activities.

I bike single track kind of like HIT 1. I am a professional ski instructor and always gain weight in the off season even with the exercise I do. Enough about me and more about the plan. I have done every diet around and follow strict food guidelines to get in shape and maintain normally.

I wanted something easy for a change where I didn't have to cook i get so tired of cooking and could still lose weight. So far I'm thrilled it's working and most food is edible and okay, I have had no issues with my heavy work out schedule or being weak. I eat my small nutrisystem breakfast before going and have the smartcarb and Powerfuel snack when i get back, then lunch an hour later.

I want my mother to go on the plan as a way to eat healthier. She's a senior 82 and won't cook much so eats what ever she can grab from the fridge and it's a very unbalanced diet. After tying it I think it will be awesome for her. To people like " 15 Shirley Says" who said she only lost 3. Imagine if you had stayed with it for 6 months to a year.

In 6 moths there is 26 weeks. You lost over a pound a week. You would weight 26lbs less. In a year you would have lost 50 lbs. Just because you don't see a big drop as you can't exercise at the start, sticking with it will make a huge difference. This was a success story waiting to be written. Try the pick your own food plan which is currently It's not so much when it works and saves you so much time and you won't be going out to eat, stopping at a drive through out of laziness to cook or ordering in food that is very costly.

So far I'm very pleased with the plan and considering ordering it to take to the ski hill with me in the winter where staff accommodation rooms mean a shared fridge and stove which can be difficult to get access and space in. This would be so nice to keep in a closet! Just need my veggies and fruits in a fridge. I started Nutrisystem from Walmart one week before having foot surgery. I'm about 25lbs overweight and I want to lose some weight and keep myself from gaining any while I recuperate.

The food is fine and fills me up since all I do is sit on my butt all day. I drink a lot of herbal tea and water also. I'm a nurse and also 64 years old so I know if I were just sit around and pig out I would end up fatter,depressed and constipated lol.

The food is very doable and full of fiber to help me go. I will not be able to drive for 3months. It is totally up to me to do this right. I know I can and NS I believe will help me do this. Hey Wilson, I get your point. Hey Alan, good counterpoints. The bottom line is Alan's last paragraph and I can't agree more. In response to Wilson's comment, let's really clear something up.

Most Americans spend more per day on feeding their ever expanding bodies with too much junk and additive laden convenience foods. When you're trying to lose weight, you don't buy liquids to drink.

You drink water from your tap because its the best thing to drink. Anything else that comes from the store is packed full of sugar and is just money down the drain and inches on your waist.

Yeah, the meals are small. You're on a freakin' diet and teaching your body to get used to eating smaller meals for heaven's sake! Losing weight is not just about calories. Just read any of the latest articles on news sites and the top diet experts now tell you not all calories are equal.

Its the SUGAR and HFCS you need to eliminate from your diet, Then artificial additives, pesticides which you'll find in most non-organic store food , phyto-estrogens non-organic dairy, meat, grains high GI carbs bread, pasta, cookies, cakes, candy etc The food industry is a scary place.

OK, Nutrisystem is not the perfect diet, by any stretch of the imagination, I'll grant you. But it's a good way to get started for many folks that don't want to go counting calories or see a dietitian. Their small, nutritionally balanced meals teach your body to get used to eating smaller meals and to stop eating junk.

The next step is up to the individual to carry that on once the finish the diet. By watching what they eat and drink—and reading the labels on all food produce they buy to avoid the worst offending ingredients.

I agree you can lose weight without doing any commercial diet program. Common sense is a pretty powerful thing when it's used.

A person's body is their responsibility and if they gain weight, its up to them to actively work of getting back in shape. No one else can do that for you! Let's clear up a couple of things and make them perfectly clear: Second, the "meals" are microscopic. Go to any nutrition or calorie count site and plug in Nutrisystem Meals.

When the calories in a meal are in the — range, you're not going to have to chew very long to devour the whole thing. Cut your calories to per day. If you can read and if you can add, then it' simple to do and it's a helleva lot cheaper than Nutrisystem or any other diet program. I actually like the food. Before NS, I would just have a coffee, ladled with creamer for breakfast, eat a nice oversized lunch and probably not eat dinner, but sometimes snack on chips, pretzels, cereal, whatever, while watching TV.

This is teaching me to eat small portions throughout the day. I have always worked really hard to try to be thin, but, have gained 10 lbs over the past few months that will NOT come off. So, I'm using this as a kick-starter to making smarter choices. I look at our metabolism as a fire burning.

If you put one big log on a fire that is almost burned out, it will choke it out; however, if you put kindling, or a few small twigs on it, it will build it back up. Think of your metabolism in the same way. If you are retaining water, you will have rapid weight gain. People that retain water get up at night to urinate. Are you doing that? You should weigh yourself after you get up in the morning, after you urinate.

If you gain weight daily, it is due to fluid accumulation, not due to increased muscle mass. Muscle mass takes longer to increase your weight than does fluid accumulation. Make sure that you drink adequate fluids daily and eat enough fiber in the form of vegetables and fruits. You could also take metamucil daily to keep regular. Taking a gentle stimulant like senokot senna is a last resort.

To gain weight, eat 3 healthy meals daily and if needed,drink supplements like ensure for extra calories. Keep a running count of your diet and calories and continue to boost your exercise routine. Don't increase the time of exercise but the intensity of it using weights, etc.

Hope this helps and good luck! Losing weight can mean different things to different people. I prefer to call it changing your body composition. That is to say gaining more lean tissue muscle and losing fat. It needs to be tracked with special scales or other equipment. Losing inches is as important as weight, and in some cases even more important. Would need much more info about your weight, " diet ", exercise , etc.

Or switch to a lower dose one if u are on a higher dose one, please see your gyn. What you have is called the " metabolic syndrome ".

It would be rare for zoloft sertraline to interfere with weight loss, although a few cases of weight gain on zoloft sertraline after six months or more of treatment are generally seen by most seasoned psychiatrists. With HTN and venous stasis you might consider one of the available gastric bariatric procedures. Sleep apnea can cause obesity and HTN also.

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