3123 Nutrisystem Consumer Reviews and Complaints
Nutrisystem also offers great dinners, snacks and desserts. Yesterday I got up and ate blueberry pancakes, which tasted delicious. So far, my favorite is the mushroom risotto, the chicken with dumplings, and the chili with beans, the flame broiled beef patty, the barbecue sauce pork wrap, the chocolate chocolate chip pudding, the chocolate crunch bar, the chocolate chip cookie, the creamy tomato sauce, the blueberry pancakes and the blueberry muffins. The foods are not drab and boring like with Medifast which I tried last year. Hope it goes well again if you decide to give it another try. Read the customer reviews. Do Nutrisystem Meals Work?
I was able to lose 30 pounds with Nutrisystem, and have been able to keep it off by making simple lifestyle changes. It was affordable, convenient, tons of people reported great results online, and they guaranteed the weight loss. After doing a little research, I decided it was right for me and decided to sign up. I was probably around pounds when I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, and my weight was going nowhere but up at that point.
Nowadays, I try to stay as close to as possible, and I am usually able to maintain that goal, give or take a pound or two. That being said, I still utilize diets like Nutrisystem from time-to-time, when I feel like I need a re-charge, or to quickly burn off some extra weight.
After reaching my goal, I transitioned to a plan that includes their Turbo Shakes, healthy foods that I prepare on my own, and a regular exercise routine. While their Basic plan worked for me for me, they have several options to choose from. The big takeaway here: Pick a plan that fits your budget and dietary needs they have specialty plans for vegetarians and diabetics , and know that ALL of their plans are going to help you lose weight when used correctly. There is a ton of variety, the meals are quick and easy to make, and they even have frozen options that take the quality up another notch.
You can view their full menu at the official Nutrisystem website. Ultimately, I wanted to make a goal of losing about 10 pounds per month. For me, this was very doable following their diet plan. The results are going to be different for everyone, but if you have 20, 30 lbs, or more to lose, then I would expect to be on the diet for at least two months. In my case, once I reached my weight loss goal, I had established a routine for how much I needed to eat each day, so I was comfortable developing a plan of my own.
As someone who has lost more than 30 pounds using the Nutrisystem program, I can tell you that it absolutely works. I highly recommend it to anyone who has 10 or pounds to lose. Nutrisystem Turbo 13 is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, and is a great fit for anyone who wants an easy plan to follow.
I've used their plan now several times over the years, and it's one of our highest rated weight loss products here on the site.
I really liked your story. I am in day 2 of my Turbo Program. My history with NS is in I had my 3rd child, 12 months and one day after my 2nd. My weight on delivery date was My normal weight was I went down to Lowest in my life, and I felt good. I did feel healthier at which I managed to maintain for 20 something years.
In 3 years I graduated a size I weighed when I graduated. I still weigh 10 years later and feel awful. I too started to eat out and drink wine.
I only hope I have the will power to succeed this time. I feel I have to become a hermit and say no to going out with my friends, neighbors and family. But now I am older and I dread the fact it may take me years to lose all this fat. But I have only myself to blame. Reading your story has given me some inspiration. I am going to make 10 weight loss increments only as to not get discouraged. Thank you for sharing your story.
Hi Cheryl- Thanks for reading, and sharing…What an inspiring story! I still have a drink occasionally, but try to keep it limited to social gatherings and not an everyday thing. In any case, best of luck with your weight loss journey! Norman, you seem to know the NS diet very well.
I have been on this diet around 7 years ago and I see a few new changes this time. My order has arrived and I unpacked my Turbo Box yet did not keep that food separate, and now i am really unsure of what was in it for my first week…. Best of luck with the program. Hope that helps -NS. You want to be at your goal weight then, not wishing you did something about it yrs ago. No, you cannot pound them back, but I am not sure why you would want to anyway.
Co-workers always ask me to go out for a drink and they order whatever and I order a diet coke. You could blame it on medication if you want. When I go out to eat or go to cookouts, etc.
I order a meat and a vegetable with a diet soda. No potato or anything. At a cookout it would be a burger or chicken with no bread, and a tossed salad or veggie. You CAN do it.
You just have to order carefully. I wish you luck. You can do, I know you can. It is so nice to read a positive article about Nutrisystem. You are so right about your body becoming used to the smaller portions. Like anything, your body goes through an adjustment period, but after a few days, it is quite easy. With frequent snacks between meals, as well as plenty of fluids, you are eating pretty much whenever you feel hungry.
Hi, thanks for the great review! Thanks for the nice comment: Excited to hear how Nutrisystem goes for you — let us know! Hi Ellen — You definitely need to talk with your doctor before trying Nutrisystem or any weight loss plan with your health issues, but they do offer a plan for people with diabetes.
I would recommend checking out their site to learn more about the different plans they offer. They also offer snacks and shakes as options over the course of the day, so that helps with the extra cravings too. Hope that helps, and best of luck with your weight loss journey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look. Exceptional blog and brilliant design and style. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting the site — let me know your Twitter handle so I can return the favor!
Those first 2 weeks i dropped 13 lbs, but that third week i lost maybe 1 lb. I was only eating the provided meals the first two weeks usually around only calories per day obviously that was unhealthy, so i added in a few snacks to put me right around calories per day. But unfortunately that has resulted in minimal weight loss. Did you have plateaus like this? And how did you over come these stalls? I did just purchase an elliptical and also a stationary bike, but only on day 2 with those.
Your review was wonderful and very well written, so thank you! Hi Julie- Thank you so much for sharing your story, and way to go for making it through your first month!
I think the calorie restriction is the hardest part about Nutrisystem, and why now I typically only do the diet for a month or two and then really focus on just eating right and getting enough exercise after that. For me, the approach after Nutrisystem has been intermittent fasting IF. That said, I have had a lot of success with it, and find that I can maintain a healthy weight for long stretches of time when using it. I started with the turbo charge and continued now for almost 3 weeks. I have only lost 3 lbs.
When I emailed a counselor they said that was normal and I was doing well. Big hope very disappointed. In any case, hope the rest of your month goes well, and best of luck moving forward.
I just started Nutrisystem. I always lost weight on the low carb diet when I was younger. But the fat intake was not good. Just to avoid all the carbs… Did you or anyone else have a issue with how many carbs are in each meal? Is this ok lol… Please someone assure me all the carbs are ok! Thanks for visting, and best of luck with your first month!
Thanks for the excellent review and videos. Excited to see what kind of progress I can make. Hi Krystal — thanks for visiting the site, and taking the time to read my review and watch the videos. Always happy to hear that it helped!
Thanks for the great info and for sharing your story! Thanks for the kind words, June! Congrats on taking the first step and best of luck with Nutrisystem — hope it goes well! I mastered more new things on this fat reduction issue. An enormous reduction in junk food, sugary foods, fried foods, sugary foods, beef, and white flour products may perhaps be necessary. Holding wastes unwanted organisms, and wastes may prevent ambitions for fat-loss.
While specific drugs for the short term solve the situation, the unpleasant side effects are certainly not worth it, plus they never present more than a short-term solution.
Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog. Thanks for the input Saul. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring about Nutrisystem on other sites? I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email. Hi Lance — I actually do have an eBook in the works, so stay tuned for that! I just wanted to say that this post is awesome, well written and lots of useful Nutrisystem info.
Looking forward to my first shipment. Hi Corburt — Thanks for the kind words, and best of luck with your first month — hope it goes well! I just wanted to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here on this post.
I will be returning to your site for more soon! This blog looks exactly like my old one! Great choice of colors! Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing! I am planning to start Nutrisystem after the New Year. Hi Erin — Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The first time I ever used Nutrisytem, which was many years ago at this point, I think I was one it for 4 months. I had a lot more weight to lose then; now when I sign up, I usually use it for a month, maybe two at the most.
To lock in the auto delivery deal, you have to commit to two months, so if you hit your weight loss goals after month 1, I recommend switching your order to just the Turbo Shakes — that will ensure you lock in the most savings, and also helps to keep you on track once you start transitioning off the program. As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! Anyways, best of luck and please let us know how it goes: Thanks for sharing your story.
Drinking over ounces and eating tons of leafy greens. I did NS about 4 years ago lost almost This past July was told my chloerstral and blood pressure was too high for 28 year old.
So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased. Hi Amanda — Thanks for visiting and reading my story. Hope it goes as well this time around. Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here. I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one.
Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared. Thanks, just what I was looking for. I have about 20 pounds to lose — is this doable in a month or two? Hi Sam — Thanks for the positive feedback. Losing 20 pounds is definitely doable with Nutrisystem, but I would budget at least two months.
I signed up for Nutrisystem this week, and I am really hoping that I have the same results. I think my first shipment should arrive just before Christmas, so think I will get started right after the holiday.
Thanks so much for the review — definitely gives me hope! Hi Kris — congrats on signing up — while results will vary for everyone, I truly believe that you will lose a lot of weight if you follow the program — so stick with it, and let us know how it goes.
They try to rip you off when quit their auto delivery program. Very very unpleasant people to deal with. They shipped me stuff 3 days after I had already cancelled and had a confirmation number stating I cancelled. They refused to turn the shipment around or to take it back and are trying to create some kind of lie that I created a 2nd account in November and they only cancelled one account. The only thing I did in November was update my credit card expiration date which I regret.
If I guaranteed no more shipments are coming to my name or my address that should be the end of the story, not with them! I am fighting them through my credit card company but please be aware of whatever traps they have in store for any of you. Hi Troy — Sorry to hear that that was your experience. It was actually a customer service rep who told me I could switch from the meal delivery to just the Turbo Shakes after my first month on the program to lock in the auto-delivery savings without having to commit to another month of food.
In any case, I hope you are able to get things resolved! I started the program today, January 1st. My resolution is to feel better about myself, but do it in a healthy way that had structure.
How much and when I should be eating vegetables, and ideas on what to eat if you have to attend a social function or business based meeting that involves food. Thanks for posting a well written, and information overview of this program. I have three questions and maybe one is a question for a NS counselor… 1. Or can tomatoes, cukes, etc. Also, plain or with some sort of dressing? How many turbo shakes can you have per week… and when can they be consumed?
Thanks in advance …. Hi Tami — Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I always add extra veggies to my greens and have found the only thing you really need to watch out for is the salad dressing. But for me, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. I usually have my TurboShake midday — around 2: That said, I would definitely suggest using the Nutrisystem counseling service for full clarification, though — especially for questions 2 and 3.
Best of luck if you decide to try the full program! I wanted to say that this article is nicely written and included almost all the vital info I needed.
Thanks for the review. I know she was doing her job, but damn. Which happened to me. This post has gotten way too long, so I am going to cut it short here. I will post the second part of my emergency appendix surgery experience tomorrow. About the Author My name is Israel Lagares.
I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously.
This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost Check out my weight loss chart , weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU. Hey there Israel, i read your surgery story, and well first of all i had surgery from exactly the same thing on december 30th thats when i went to the emergency room after being a week with a pain in my right lower abdomen, so i walked in to the emergency room and after like 8 hours they took me in and then all the same procedures as in your story, the talk with the doctor and the surgery consent and the liquids and the scan and all, when i read your story is like reading what i went trough, although i was afraid of dying really afraid to be honest.
I was sitting down at my computer and all of a sudden I had a massive pain hit me. It didnt hurt in any particular spot on my stomach. I went to the hospital that night and the doctor sent me home with a stomach virus.
After 3 days of unbearable pain and fever, I went back to the hospital. Another doctor caught it and I had the surgery done. I have 3 lap. I spent 2 weeks in the hospital then went home. The pain from the surgery was bad enough that I had to stay in the bed for several weeks. I ended up going back to the hospital because the surgery area absessed. I stayed another week in the hospital for that.
As a result of all of that, I had premature medopause at Because the first ER doctor failed to diagnose the appendicitis — you had a more extensive operation, longer recovery time and suffered premature menopause.
Seriously… consult a lawyer. You were simply just very lucky to of had survived that. If it were me, I would thank God every single day of my life for not letting me die and leave my family behind. I wish that my 8 year old causin, Kevin, would of had the same luck as you with the eruption of his appendix. There doctors told his parents that his appendix had rupture 3 days before he was taken to the hospital.
The doctors did everything they could to try and clean his insides and try to repair the damage that the toxins had done. But… nothing had seemed to work. He never woke up after the heart attack. This proves that this desease if you can calle it that respects no age, no relegion and no income status. I am just now at 2 weeks post op from emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix.
I never had any idea how serious of a condition this is and how potentially life threatening. After 5 days in the hospital.. Yes this fella is very lucky, I just got out of the hospital 2 mos ago for the same thing. Mine had ruptured and the dr was very shocked that i had walked into the ER. He told my old lady that if i were to put it off another Day or Two , i would not be here today.
Allthough as of now im still having complications. THey had to cut me open like a stuff pig. Today i have burring and sharp pains from my drain tube to the surgical inssion.
I felt like i had the 24 hr flu, I was upcking couldnt pass stules had pains like a cramped musscle along my right groin area. Had very hard time eating, Every time i tryed to eat just one bite of food i felt a pain straight down my chest into my whole stomach. And then after about a week i was felling have way decent. I went to work for 2 days the third day i couldnt move hardly at all. I then told my old lady that she needs to take me to the ER.
We drove in and they rushed me as like i was bleeding to death right there in front of there arms after i told them what pains and expereance i was having. My word to you all is Dont dought your body. I myself olmost went 6ft under. Glad to hear you made it Israel Lagares.
Hope things will get better for me here soon. I suffered from acute appendicitis when I was 9 in Christiphor Columbus day on a monday. But my story will be a bit shoking maybe because they had to do a scan to find out I hate appendicitis. This is my story…. It was late at night and im in the car with my family. All of a sudden I fell pain but towards the middle of my stomache. The pain was as if I had to go to the bathroom.
When we got home i was in such pain that I went to bed and tried to sleep. I tried evryhting but the pain was unbearable! My dad went late at night to a nearby pharmacy that was open 24hrs to get Pepto Bismol. I chewed them they were chewable and about 15 or 10 minuetes later I just vomit the entire medicine. Most people would hurt when they let go but mine was when they pushed.
Again, I was perfectly able to. Once again yes I could. I was so scared i was a kid!! After 1hr they operated me. The operation is done through the belly button. I had to stay a night in the hospital walking around pretty much evry 8 minuets! The next day I ate breakfast there and laid back down on my bed. Then like 3 doctors come some girls too and asked me if i wanted to go home i said yes. I spent 2 weeks half myself. After surgery you return to your regular self but you spent 2 weeks not being able to work out of use stairs.
I spent the first week with pain. The second wek is till ahd abit of pain but not as much. After that week i was back to normal. It was an experience I will never forget. It was also an experience that made me sad for the reason that I might die. I am truly lucky and give so much thanks to God. I too suffered from a ruptured perferated appendix.
I was ironing when I got terrible cramps, I thought maybe they were really bad menstral cramps. When the pain got really bad I tried going to bed but was up vomiting in no time. After about an hour or two I drove myself to the emergency room. After a quick assessment by the nurse I was asked to wear a mask and wait in the waiting room.
During the wait I continued vomit. The pain was excuriating and I was curled up in a ball on a chair. After about a three hour wait I went back to the check in and found aout the wait was still about 5hrs. I asked the girl at the counter what she thought might be the problem and ahe told me it was a very bad flu that was going around. I pressed her and told her I had never been in such pain and have a pretty high pain threshold.
She assured me it was a flu the diarrhea would start soon and that it would pass in approx. Thus began the horrible wait. After about 48hrs my husband brought me back to the emergency. This time there was no wait, I was immediately hooked up to an IV and given pain medication and gravol they knew right away what the problem was. They were unable to operate because there was such a mess floating around inside. I was a patient of Infectious desease and sugery departments.
By this time my veins were collapsing and they could no longer get blood samples on a regular basis. Long story I know but it continues. At this point the pain is unbearable even with all the pain medication that made me feel horrible and on edge and my stomache had grown to the size of a pregnant lady expecing twins. About three weeks in they decided to take a chance and try sugery nothing else seemed to work and fannkly I was begging them to at this point. About week 3 or 4 they noticed that the infections stuff floating around in my abdomen was starting to attach itself to my organs.
I had two what they call pigtails inserted into my abdomen during an ultrasound I was awake to drain the infection. Finally after 6 weeks inc.
Christmas and New Years in the hospital I was sent home with my central pick line to continue home care. A year later I still felt unwell and noticed that I had alot of pain on my right side and requested another cat scan.
Well the results quickly brought me to my next sugery a full hysteroctomy due to complications from the rupture appendix. I walked around with a ruptured appendix for months. I was in the hospital April with diverticulitis. May of , I had a fistula with the colon and my bladder, so they needed to operate and fix up the bladder.
When they opened me up, they found that my appendix was ruptured and my right overy was all abcessed over.
How I am still alive is pretty amazing. I was in a good amount of pain for a year before they figured out what the problem was. Hi, Back in I experienced horrible pain in my abdomen, went to the local emergency room and was diagnosed with block blowel and sent home with a liquid laxative.
I believe after taking the laxative is when my appendix ruptured. Things just went from bad to worse and went to another emergency room twice was finally admitted to a hospital.
They did every test in the book and after 8 days in the hospital, released me undiagnosed. I continued to become weaker and weaker and then something really horrible happened and I called the doctor and he knew immediately what had happened. My appendix had ruptured 30 days before and I was instructed to go to the hospital immediately.
Surgery was performed the next day and all my abdominal organs had to be taken out, cleaned and replaced. No one can believe that I am still alive. Guess the Lord still has something planned for me. I thank God everyday that I am still here. When I was 12, I was horribly sick for about a week. I remember one night rolling around on the floor screaming as my vision turned red. I started to feel better, but over the next 3 months I was constantly sick. I would come home from school 3 days out of the week.
I started to see a doctor who tested me with ultrasounds and stomach x-rays but nothing showed up. They saw that my white blood cell count was off the charts and sent me to the bigger hospital an hour drive away. I stayed at that hospital for 2 days before they sent me by Careflight to UC Davis Medical Center, where after a few days they diagnosed me with a ruptured appendix that had ruptured 3 months back.
I stayed in the hospital for another week and a half. I have a nice 4 inch scar and an interesting story out of the whole ordeal. Due to these months of my body dealing with the ruptured appendix, my hormones have gotten screwed up and due to issues related to the hormones, have had my gallbladder removed, along with other medical issues. The intestinal issues made it so I had practically no abdominal muscles, so I easily ruptured a disc in my vertebrae that also went undiagnosed for 3 years due to its complicated nature though not from lack of rigorous testing from many doctors.
But even though I have all these issues that stem from my appendix problems, I am lucky and happy to be alive. Thanks for letting me share my story.
I was also really weak, so I spent the day in bed. I woke in the middle of the night with abdonminal pain,and I started vomiting. My dad gave me alcheselzer, and after a couple hours of rocking in pain, I was able to fall back asleep.
When I woke up Sunday morning, the nausea was gone and the pain had subsided. I had the illusion that I was feeling better, so I ate breakfast. Shortly after, the pain came back, and started to feel really week and feverish. By Monday morning, I was in so much pain that I could not stand up straight.
I was running a fever and suffering from violent chills. By that time, I realized that something was seriously wrong with me.
My mom took me to the doctor, and I was immediately sent to the emergency room because I had all the classic signs of appendicits. The doctors confirmed I did have appendicitis. Unfortunately, that happened to be a day when there a lot of emergency surgeries including 4 other appendicitis cases. I got to the emergency room around My appendix had burst by the time I went into surgery.
My anesthesiologist must have messed up the dose of anesthesia because I ended up regaining consciousness while I was still on the operating table. The surgery was finished, but it was not time for me to be concious.
It was wierd because at first I heard this girl screaming, then I realized that I was the one screaming and I was screaming because I was in agony. The pain I was in before the surgery which was a 10 on a scale was nothing compared to the agony I was in at that moment. I was completely aware of everything that was happening around me, but for some reason I could not open my eyes or move any part of my body. I felt the doctors swing me from the operating table to the stretcher.
That made the pain even worse. I screamed in agony as the doctors wheeled me over to the recovery room. When I got to the recovery room, I started coughing a hacking cough that nearly ripped opened my stitches.
When the nurse finally gave me morphine, the pain subsided, I was able to open my eyes, and I could move again Thank God I was not paralyzed. It was a slow recovery. My wounds took about 6 weeks to recoveer. I was benched for the rest of my track season which sucked because I had just been cleared to return to track after a 6-month injury. I also became sickly after the surgery. I got frequent colds, and I was constantly fatigued. I thank God that I lived to tell this story. I asked him what did he eat and did he need to use the bathroom.
This went on all night. I described his pain to the ER doctors that he felt like a worm with 1, teeth was eating away at his stomach. We was told to go home get clear liquids, and it will clear up with in a few hours. I went home, got him some clear liguids and watched over him. I watched my baby suffer. They immediatly took him in and after running alot of test and taking blood, they discovered his appendix had ruptured sometime within 24 hours. When they opened him up the toxic was so bad that they couldnt close his stomach, and he stopped breathing, and was on life support for 10 days.
All of this was 8 days before his 19 birthday. I was told to make final arraingments because he wasnt breathing. But thank God for his Grace and Mercy, he saw it fit and in his will to give me my baby back.
We just celebrated his 20th birthday, because his 19th he was on life support. I wouldnt wish this on anyone. But thank God for having the final say. I am still recovering from my ruptured appendix. It could kill you. Exactly one month ago today I felt pain on the right side of my belly like none other I had ever experienced before. I was having my period and thought that maybe I was experiencing some form of cramping that I had yet to come to know in this lifetime.
No sleep came to me as I moaned through the night. The next day my partner and I decide I needed to go to Urgent Care. Make our way there at about 2: I wonder if my appendix would have ruptured if I had been seen by a doctor 36 hours earlier? Knowing what I know now I would go straight to the ER and bi-pass all the rest that only seemed to keep me from getting the help I needed.
I had to have drains put in a week after surgery due to infections in the place where my appendix once was and one on my uterus. Recently About 3 months ago. I started feeling the pains as well. After about 2 days of these pains, I went to the hospital. They took my blood sample, the doctor poked around. And then prescribed me expensive pills to buy, and told me to come back in 2 weeks for an x-ray. So next day I get up and walk to get these pills at local pharmacy.
I went home and took these pills and was not feeling any better the next day. And decided that Its time to go back to the hospital. Which case I was asked to take blood samples, and a different doctor telling me I had High white blood cell count.
And then preformed x-ray on me. The Doctor told me, I had a build up of alot of Feces, And then I felt pretty embarrassed that i was filled with feces..
So he prescribed me a laxative, which then I went to the doctors and got a laxative. He told me in 5 days I should be better… 5 days later.. I went back to see yet another different doctor. I told her that im pooping, but im not pooping enough to get better. So she gave me a stronger prescription of laxative to get. Then In a few days I should feel better.. I go back to the hospital.
And then A new doctor, Poked me, and pulled her hand away really quick at my right stomach she asked me if that hurt, and i said yes. She comes back about 30 minutes later and tells me I have ruptured appendix start me on IV treatment. So for 2 weeks I was admitted. Then Released without any surger….
And even to this day, Its still in me, and Im scared. My specialist has been on holidays this and that and just waiting to see him is awful. It aches but it isnt a strong aching feeling just that it kinda aches. And my poop has not been the same since, and with blood in it, which my specialist knows now.
So im still really upset that, there really is no ambition anymore to help me. I hope i dont have permanent damage,. Wow, that sounds extremely dangerous.