Question on Nutrisystem

Updated on March 24, 2008
R.M. asks from Plano, TX
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A friend of mine is wanting to try Nutrisystem and she is wondering how the food tastes. Anyone had it before?

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She has decided to try weight watchers or Jenny Craig. She's not sure which yet. Thanks for the help guys! After looking at your responses she could make a more solid decision. :)

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answers from Dallas on

I have to prefice this by saying that I am pretty picky but I couldnt give the stuff away. I would rather be on a liquid diet than eat it. I didnt realize that it is all kind of like space food. I really had a hard time trying to eat chicken off of the shelf that hadnt been refrigerated and all the meat smelled like tuna to me.

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answers from Dallas on

I repeated my response from April of this year, just last week when someone asked the same question. You can go back and look at the other responses too. For me NutriSystem worked and served its purpose for the weight I wanted to lose and had the convenience I needed.
From: L. B Date: Fri. Oct. 26, 2007
Here's an answer that I posted back in April of this year to someone else that asked the same question. I think you can go back and look at this post around April 2nd under a certain category of references/responses (not sure how). Anyway, here is my response:

From: L. B Date: Sat. Apr. 21, 2007
I'm trying to lose baby fat too, but I waited longer than you to get serious about losing the weight (my daughter is 3 years old). I finally made the decision to get going on it and I chose NutriSystem. I began the their food plan on 3-15-07 and also started walking a minimum of 30 minutes a day, most the time an average of 45 minutes. As of this morning, 4-21-07, I have lost 15 lbs!!!

NutriSystem and Jenny Craig have many similarities, but I chose NutriSystem because of the added convenience and some of their promotional pricing that made it even more of a value. I like that ALL of their food is delivered directly to my front door and that it is ALL high-end technological...shelf stable packaging. I don't have extra room in my freezer or refrigerator to store addt'l food/meal products.

I also believe that AFTER I reach my weight loss goal, I will have re-established some awesome, lifestyle habits that will allow me to keep the weight off long-term. I personally respond well, as most people do, to setting goals and keeping track of those accomplishments in order to stay motivated and see progress. It's not just seeing the pounds come off or the inches (of which I've seen both...yea!), but it is in knowing and seeing that I'm getting enough water each day to keep my body & skin hydrated (and it keeps your body from 'holding onto' the water in extra pounds...because when you don't get enough your body preserves what you have as a safety mechanism), consuming the proper amount of fruits and veggies and really reducing my carb intake.

I feel more energetic and look healthy already. I feel better inside too, knowing that I'm doing something good for myself and for those that I love and I'm seeing the results in a fairly short time.

In regard to the taste of the food, NutriSystem has plenty of choices to keep everyone happy. Sure there are some meals that I didn't like as much as others, but I have TONS of choices for each meal occasion as well as the dessert, that completely satisfy me. And, within a short time you learn how to add-in things (be it your veggie or fruit allocations or other FREE foods) that are part of a healthy diet to enhance each eating experience.

Lastly, IF you do want to consider NutriSystem more seriously, please let me know and I can send you a $30 coupon (via e-mail) and provide you with the way to receive 2 weeks of FREE food when you sign-up vs. just 1 week of FREE food. I can also share how you will get FREE shipping everytime and another 10-15% discount. All these opportunities make NutriSystem very affordable at approx. $10/day or less.

I hope all this info helps. I wanted to make sure you had an overview from a happy NutriSystem user that is seeing results RIGHT NOW. Take care. Many Blessings - L.


I started the program 3/15/07 and stayed on it exclusively until 5/15/07. Then, I used it off & on throughout the summer and have continued to use it for most all my breakfast options and continued to eat healthy snacks and fillers. I also have continued to use the lunches from time to time too. Bottomline is that I lost 30 lbs. in 3 months. And, I lost another 5 - 7 lbs. thereafter and to date, I've kept it all off. I will say that during the first 3 months, I also began walking everyday without exception. So, I believe that the diet with the added exercise helped me to effectively and safely lose the 30 lbs. I would like to lose another 10-15 lbs, but may wait until January to get past the difficult holiday period. Hope that helps. Many Blessings - L.

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answers from Dallas on

Hi R.

Ok the food is good somewhat. But you have to pay for a month supply.. Tell her to check out Jenny craig almost same food but pay weekly and In my opinion it tastes better. And Plus been on it for 2 weeks and lost 5 pounds..

Good Luck!!!

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answers from Lubbock on

Hi -

I lost all of my baby weight on Nutrisystem. I thought it was a good program while I was on it, but then I did Weight Watchers and I think I like it better because you can eat what you want, just in moderation (you count points.)

But overall the food for Nutrisystem really isn't that bad. You get used to it. My favs were chili, hamburger, chocolate granola bar, choc graham bar, and pot roast. Stay away from the muffins, scrambled eggs and some other ones that I can't remember.

Good Luck!

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answers from Austin on

I dont know but I had a neighbor who lost a lot of weight on it, said it was expensive. And since that time 6mo ago, he is gaining it back. Presently I am counselling him about the Reset nutritional program.
I was overweight for 10 years, and gone up and down on several programs from Jenny craig to you name it. First, I had to try something that I believed in, and really worked without harm before I could feel good about offering it to others.
I tried the Reset that I counsel people for through my Health Solutions Bs. I have a medical director and I am an Rn. I lsot 8 Lb the first week , then a total of 30lbs over a 4 mo period and have kept it off for 2years. My number is ###-###-#### If she'd like to call me for a free consult.



answers from Killeen on

I did Nutrisystem, and man, I think that the only reason it works is because it tastes so horrible that you would rather not eat at all. I cannot recommend it for any reason. I would just buy a bunch of frozen Lean Cuisine, which tastes pretty good, and it will do the same thing! And MUCH less expensive!

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