This is a home-delivery meal plan that claims to help you drop one to two pounds a week. Many users say the food is unpalatable and the system provides little help in learning to make better food choices.
While some dieters have found success with the Nutrisystem food delivery plan, many others who commented in Nurtisystem reviews are quick to voice complaints. Nutrisystem reviews on Epinions report that the food is simply not tasty (some describe it as inedible) and customer service is woefully lacking. One user says the shelf-stable packets are unapalable while the frozen meals are tolerable, although the grocery-store diet alternatives are less expensive and better-tasting; others complain about the high level of preservatives and sodium in the prepared foods. Nutrisystem reviews also claim that attempts to withdraw from the plan after trying some of the meals or experiencing delivery problems results in a hefty cancellation fee and resistance from sales agents. Another downside to diet-food delivery plans, points out Consumer Affairs, is that dieters don't learn portion control or how to make proper food choices because meals arrive "prepared" and in carefully calibrated serving sizes.
And yet, some dieters are satisfied with the program. These Nutrisystem reviews laud the convenience (no prep work, minimal shopping) and say this diet-food delivery plan has helped them lose weight. On the Top Diet Review site, for example, consumers report weight loss of 14 pounds, 37 pounds, 65 pounds and counting and note that they don't experience hunger pangs and have learned to like vegetables.
The Nutrisystem plan has been around a long time and is one of the better known diet-food delivery plans. This is how it works: Choose a plan (e.g., low glycemic, balanced, protein rich) that's tailored to your gender or a diabetic condition; create a 28-day menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, or have foods pre-selected for you; place a 28-day order or select auto-delivery for recurring monthly deliveries at a lower rate. Meal components range from breakfast bars and cereals to salad and soup lunches to chicken, steak, and pasta dinners; clients are expected to supplement with fresh fruit and vegetables bought locally. Support options include an online community, weight-loss tracker, daily fitness plan, and daily food log. A weekly online guide supplies clients with expert advice, tutorials, quizzes, video testimonials, polls, tips, and weight management information.
Although many dieters commend this plan, the large number of negative Nutrisystem reviews critiquing the food quality and customer service convinces us that there are better routes to losing weight.