She started the program on February 16, The other day, I had someone at my work approach me and ask if I would share any "secrets" about my success on Nutrisystem. I worked up to walking miles and miles without any trouble at all now. How Successful is Nutrisystem? I loved your post — thanks for the well-written review! While NutriSystem prepackaged meals is a convenience for some there are better and healthier alternatives to weight loss.
You may lose weight more quickly in the first few weeks of the program, but excessive rapid weight loss is unlikely. You can stay on Nutrisystem for as long as you like, so you can lose as much weight as you need to. The Success Stories section of the Nutrisystem website features participants who lost up to lbs.
One way to increase your weight loss is to include exercise in your efforts. Nutrisystem does not require exercise as part of the program, but does encourage it. The company sells exercise DVDs featuring cardio-walking and strength training. Another way to ensure weight loss success on Nutrisystem is to consume the full six servings of fruits and vegetables per day recommended by the program.
One concern with the Nutrisystem plan is that it does not teach you how to prepare and cook your own low-calorie meals. Because of this, once you leave the plan, you may gain weight again. I emptied a refrigerator full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nonfat and low-fat milk and milk products and whole-wheat bread. Especially considering how little you get and its quality.
I'm going to put on my maturity cap for a moment while I discuss the sometimes embarrassing gas and diarrhea the diet gave me. Jamie said that often when people first get on the diet, their body has an abnormal reaction to the new regimen. But the gas and diarrhea persisted off and on throughout. I'm convinced it was my body's reaction to their strange foods rather than the fewer calories. Other dieters on NutriSystem's forums complain of the same symptoms. While it wasn't harsh enough to completely scare me off the diet, it was unpleasant to be sure.
NutriSystem may want to consider the calories found in Pepto-Bismol for future consumers. This is both a pro and a con.
While the food was edible, almost none of it was excellent. I wouldn't encourage anyone not on a diet or not committed to losing weight to try any dish. The foods also lacked any sort of freshness. If you enjoy the finer flavors of fresh fish and other lean meats or home-cooked nutrition, this is not the diet for you. While NutriSystem's meals are healthy and well-balanced, they are all pre-packaged and have mammoth ingredient lists that contain countless unpronounceables.
While many of those strange ingredients are no doubt used to keep the unfrozen foods from spoiling, they don't appear to be doing much in the freshness department.
I should also note that this diet is not very ecologically friendly. Because everything comes in wrappers and handy plastic and cardboard containers, my trash output for the last month easily tripled. As many readers have complained, NutriSystem often swaps meals in their orders. Because people are surely going to hate some of NutriSystem's foods, this can be very annoying. But Jamie said that if anything is swapped and you don't like NutriSystem's replacement, to call your counselor and NutriSystem will send it to you free of charge, and even let you keep the food you didn't order.
She said she had one customer who had all 54 of her monthly desserts swapped because she wanted just one every day of the diet and the warehouse happened to be out of it. Jamie said NutriSystem sent her a box of 54 of the desserts she had originally requested. Overall, the diet definitely works. I surpassed my weight loss goal and I feel good. If one follows this diet closely, they will be eating healthy and surely lose significant weight.
The diet also taught me a lot about eating healthy, portion control and good kinds of calories versus bad. And I know that this happened, because my clothes fit better. I feel like I should point out that drinking enough water is really important on this plan.
Yes, drinking water helps you lose weight. And yes, it makes you feel better. So if you want to look your best every day while losing weight on Nutrisystem, drink a bunch of water! Almost the more the better. Nutrisystem promotions are in this page.