NutriSystem Review 2014: Side Effects & Ingredients
NutriSystem is a weight loss program “based on quality foods and a nutritionally balanced meal plan; individualized counseling is the core of our commitment that customers always have the privacy, support and knowledge needed to reach their goal weight” (website).
This NutriSystem review will explain the various options as well as help you to see how NutriSystem might help you.
What is NutriSystem?
NutriSystem is a weight loss program. It does not include any diet pills. Instead, NutriSystem uses prepackaged food items along with diet counseling to encourage weight loss.
NutriSystem also offers exercise DVDs as an additional aid for weight loss.
NutriSystem has different programs for different people. The following is the list of available programs:
- Women’s Program.
- Men’s Program.
- Women’s Silver Program.
- Men’s Silver Program.
- Women’s Diabetic Program.
- Men’s Diabetic Program.
- Vegetarian Program.
The NutriSystem website goes into detail about each system and what their individual plans offer.
What are the NutriSystem foods?
According to the NutriSystem website, the food used by NutriSystem meets the USDA standards for a healthy diet. One third of the food items contain preservatives (none of the food items require refrigeration).
NutriSystem makes it very clear that none of the food items contain MSG.
NutriSystem has 3 daily meals as well as desserts and snacks. Participants are instructed to eat ALL of the daily food, as the daily allowance makes up a complete, healthy day’s food intake.
You may choose either the Favorites Package (with preselected food items) or you may choose exactly which food items you want. NutriSystem offers over 100 various food items.
The regular monthly cost for NutriSystem (including all food items) is $326.36 per month. If you sign up for autoship (they automatically send you more food each month and charge your credit card) you will get the cost reduced to $293.72 per month.
Also, if you sign up for autoship, they give you two weeks’ food free. This NutriSystem review finds NutriSystem is extremely expensive. We recommend looking into other options such as diet pills or making your own low fat (or low carb) meal plan.
NutriSystem offers online counseling from registered dieticians. Other programs require you to visit a center for counseling, but NutriSystem does all their counseling online. They also offer forums for participants to share their stories with each other.
NutriSystem offers a 30-day money back guarantee. In order to get a refund you have to return all food; shipping charges are not refunded.
NutriSystem, like so many other weight loss programs and diet pills, has sensational Before and After pictures and testimonials. Under the pictures they list the amount of weight lost and say “Results not typical”.
Why do they not have pictures of people who have had “typical” results (probably because there is not much of a noticeable difference with the typical results)?
This NutriSystem review finds NutriSystem is overpriced and no more effective than any other weight loss program.
We recommend either looking for a proven diet pill or finding another, less expensive weight loss program. You can see what others have to say about this program here.
You may want to consider a product such as Phen375 if you want something better.