About NutriSystem

By Alicia Bodine

  • Overview

    About NutriSystem
    NutriSystem is a weight loss program where individuals can order their meals and have them delivered directly to their home. This weight loss option is perfect for those who can't seem to control their own portions and individuals who are always on the go. The meals travel well and can be heated up in a microwave. Marie Osmond has used NutriSystem with much success and has become a spokesperson for the company.
  • Size

    When a person orders the NutriSystem meals she receives a box of three meals and one snack for each day of the month. Their months are calculated as every 28 days, so most months you will be short a few days of meals. When you receive your monthly shipment, you should check to make sure that you have 112 items. That would be 28 breakfast meals, 28 lunch meals, 28 dinner meals and 28 snacks.
  • Types

    There are four types of meal plans for men and four types of meal plans for women. First, there is the basic meal plan. This is for individuals who have no health concerns and can eat any type of meal including meat. Second, there is a vegetarian meal plan. This is for individuals who have no health concerns, but opt to stay away from meat. Third, there is a meal plan for diabetics. This meal plan is designed to keep a diabetic's sugar levels where the should be (although they still need to continue with their doctor's treatment plan). Finally, there is a meal plan designed for seniors. Anyone over 55 may want to consider using the senior meals.

  • Features

    When you order the whole NutriSystem package, you get more than just the meals. You also get an exercise DVD, nutritional information and a bunch of meal tracker sheets. The DVD is a two-mile walk that anyone can do. The meal tracker sheets can be attached to your refrigerator each day so you are making sure you are getting all of your meals and snacks in. Just check off each item as you consume it. The meals are color coded as well, so that you can easily identify your breakfast (blue), lunch (green), dinner (red) and snacks (pink).
  • Considerations

    There are a few things you should consider before purchasing NutriSystem. First, you will need to buy grocery items in addition to the meals. For example, you will need a piece of fruit and a serving of dairy to go along with your breakfast. So in the end, you will be spending more than the $300 a month that Nutrisystem charges for food. Second, if you expect to succeed at weight loss, you are going to have to exercise. You can use the DVD the company gives you or you can work out at a gym. Third, you won't lose weight rapidly. It is suggested that you lose no more than 2 lbs. per week so make sure you don't get disappointed the first week if you haven't lost 10 lbs.
  • Options

    You don't have to buy NutriSystem foods from NutriSystem. You can buy them at discounted prices on sites, such as eBay. This could save you a good amount of money over the course of a few months. Since the meals are vacuum packed and don't need to be refrigerated, they are safe to sell and ship to others. You have another option when considering NutriSystem. You can use the a la cart service to purchase extra meals or to try out a meal that you aren't sure you are going to like.
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