Does Nutrisystem Diet Work? My Review – My Story

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Who knew that more is sometimes less? There were other saving options out there as well, like a Nutrisystem promo code for existing customers. They are always so helpful. This was a lesson that left a very bad taste in my mouth. I honestly didn't count how many items I threw awayat their prices ANY wasted product is too many!

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While I intend to explore all of these, I landed on chicken fried rice! This post contains affiliate links. See our disclaimer here. A couple of years ago I went to Cabo with my sisters and cousin. It was my first trip to Cabo and every expectation I had was exceeded! The people, the culture, the ocean, the food…. Incredible fish tacos, freshly made guacamole, the atmosphere and waiters were wonderful and it was crazy inexpensive!

Sorry, I digressed into my happy place. Back to the chicken fried rice…. I could be wrong, but I think the chicken in the rice was more of a teriyaki chicken. What adds points to a fried rice is the oil and rice. I already had the rice figured out so I wondered if I could make it without oil and the answer was yes! I used olive oil cooking spray! I usually bring it home and remove the skin and bones immediately. Then I can use the portions as I need it.

For this recipe, I got one baggie out of the freezer the night before, which was about 2 cups of chicken. I added 2 tbsps of teriyaki sauce to the baggie as it was thawing in the refrigerator.

That was the first step in this easy and quick recipe. This is what I use to make my chicken fried rice. I have a confession…I hate cooked carrots. It looked odd without the carrots but I loved it. I think cooked onions would be really good in this.

Another thing you can add is a little soy sauce. None of these changes add points to the recipe. Let me know how you like it. Or my 1 point Chicken and Corn Chowder. I know I have two days a week to plan out potential restaurant trips. The weekends on your own works far better for me. This plan teaches me to eat right even when not eating Nutrisystem's food and I'm getting better at it. The weight loss is not real fast. I am on week 11 and I have lost 21 pounds. But, there was no starvation involved.

I eat a lot of salads and I always keep good apples around to snack on. I haven't been exercising any more than I was before. On the weekends I may cheat a little but, I never go crazy. I haven't had a regular soda, any sweets outside of Nutrisystems snacks and I order wisely at restaurants. There are lots of Nutrisystem compliant options wherever I go. For example, I can go to McDonalds.

I'll order a hamburger, the base model, a side salad with fat free dressing and a diet coke. It's enough food and, in my world, is Nutrisystem compliant. On my weekends I eat a lot of salads and grilled fish or chicken. Nutrisystem is pretty wonderful in one aspect, may favorite: I realize that I had be programed to expect too much food. We're eating too much food, period.

On my first morning this round of Nutrisystem I opened the granola cereal packet and dumped it in a bowl. I thought "This ain't enough". But, guess what, it was. The process of re-programing myself took a couple of weeks, maybe that entire month to really get used to portion control. But, now I have gotten used to it I like it. Now when I go to a restaurant and see how much food they put on a plate it just gets me. No wonder Americans can't control their weight. We are programmed to think that we need way more food than we do.

Also, now I really enjoy food so much more. My taste buds must be working better but, I enjoy food more while eating far less and no cheap, junk foods.

My weekday looks like this. I have become fond of the muffins. They are easy and quick. I go to work and eat lunch about 1: Lunch is a small Walmart salad, the ones that come with everything including the fork, and my Nutrisystem entree. I may also eat a nonfat yogurt but, not always. Middle of the day, if I really feel hungry I will eat an apple.

About two hours from dinner time, if I'm really hungry I'll drink a Nutrisystem shake My favorite is the vanilla with crushed ice. For dinner I'll eat another Walmart salad and another entree and maybe another nonfat yogurt. At about 9pm I eat my Nutrisystem snack, the carrot cake is fantastic. And that's what a regular guys week looks like on Nutrisystem. I have no kitchen skills so preparing complex and healthy meals can't happen. Therefore, Nutrisystem works for me.

I basically have two choices, low carb or Nutrisystem. Low carb works for me but, it can be pretty brutal and it's too much meat for my taste. BTW, Nutrisystem offers a vegetarian plan. My Nutrisystem weekends on your own looks like this: Thanks so much for sharing your review with us today. Congratulations on your success so far on the plan! We're happy to hear that you are finding the plan easy to follow. If you ever have any questions, please let us know. The most important thing for me is that it is working.

On the road to lose 80 lbs. I've lost 28 after only 6 weeks. The food is not fine dining but it is good enough and with enough variety to not be boring.

Some of the food is quite tasty and others only rate around good but, for me, that is not the point. The point is that now most of the time I am not hungry and I am losing weight without having to make major alterations to my life. Surely, there are times when I just want to get a pizza delivered and munch out but Nutrisystem provides ways to deal with that. I'm not going to blow smoke, some self-control will be required.

The few times I have some real cravings, I just pull up the weight chart and see that nice downward trend of weight and remind myself why I am doing this. The quick start program, for me, was the most difficult portion to get through but it surely did as it described. My weight loss started quickly and tapered a bit, as expected, once I got on the regular weekly plan. I am still losing around 3 to 4 lbs a week which might be a little atypical but I'm not complaining.

This meal plan was exactly what I needed. Previously I ate healthy but I just ate too much. Comparing then to now, I realized I was eating roughly double what I should have been. So not only has this plan allowed me to lose weight but it has provided me with an idea of what meal sizes should be if I ever decide to stop with Nutrisystem.

I personally think the frozen meals are a very good add-on as they provide more variety and tend to be a bit more tasty and satisfying. I really do appreciate that this program exists. I just turned 50 not too long ago and was starting to have more concerns about my weight which has always been above 'normal'.

Nutrisystem not only seems to be dealing with my weight but it also helped me ease my mind about my future health. I'm also a workaholic which means that previous diets I tried had, what I feel was, a significant impact on my lifestyle. Which is probably the main reason they all failed. Nutrisystem is very simple. Take their base plan, modify the meal times to fit your current schedule, keep the intervals between meals roughly the same, and in no time it just becomes part of your day.

The food for the most part is portable as well which is rather convenient. Again, Thank You for providing this product. Before I was skeptical about ever seeing what I consider a healthy weight but this product and changed that skepticism into hope and has provided exactly what the proverbial doctor ordered. Plastic found in a dinner entree. It was very nice to see! I can't remember when this happened, maybe weeks ago. I thought the response took longer than it should have.

Really tho', I've had great customer service every time I needed them. Wait times when phoning are awful. I am very happy with the 30 pounds that I have lost. I love your food and do not want to totally stop my program. I am working with adjusting to everyday food lifestyle. But yet, I do not want to give up my program. I believe this will keep me on track with keeping my weight under control. Thank you for my delays in my order.

I tried Nutrisystem and found out I am allergic. I tried returning the items as they indicated there was a full refund policy, and they told me I couldn't. I called over seven times during the next 30 days and they were not cooperative or helpful at all. I got transferred around many times, and never had any help at all. I ended up moving, and canceled my card. Two months after that they tried charging my credit card and claim they shipped product, which I didn't order. I never received product because I had moved.

Very poor customer service! They try and snag you in and force you to keep buying, even if you don't like the product and even if you are allergic to it! I have told a lot of people about this horrifying experience and they are all appalled and said there are much better programs out there! We are sorry to hear that you are unable to eat our food and we apologize for the poor service you've received.

We will be looking into this and reaching out soon. I have spoken with Chanta in her role as counselor. I was impressed with the interest and patience she posses. I am now able to form a more comprehensive plan moving forward with my required personal participation with the Nutrisystem to reach my weight loss goal. I am enthusiastically encouraged with my decision to take on this venture for my future. We are so happy to hear that Chanta was able to help you gain a better understanding of the program!

For more information about reviews on ConsumerAffairs. My NuMi bottle issue was already taken care of. He therefore missed the window to order the bottle in time for the 2nd month shipment. We would like to have it delivered with the order that is coming up for the 3rd month - we get auto delivery, so it is already set up.

We are happy to hear that your water bottle issue has been handled but are sad to hear that your husband is still having issues. We will be assigning this to a member of the Consumer Experience Team who will be reaching out soon. I am very disappointed with the food.

Most of it tastes the same to me and actually upsets my stomach. I did not realize I only had two weeks to cancel and much of that was mostly drinks. Then you keep trying different food thinking something will be edible. I know there is plenty of fine print in contracts that should be read.

I do not recall being verbally told about these conditions. This was a lesson that left a very bad taste in my mouth. We are sorry that the foods upset your stomach and that you were unaware of the auto-delivery nature of the program.

Not clear when I ordered that it would be on automatic order. Food is not good, not good instructions, dinners were bland. Too many entrees with spicy tomato sauce and cheese, dinners are bland.

Shakes made me sick. Emails were only to sell more. Thank you for writing this review. We are sad to hear the foods were not to your liking and that the deliveries would be automatic.

We will be looking into your account and reaching out soon. This is a follow-up to the review I posted on September 5. Soon after I posted my first review, a rep from Nutrisystem contacted me via email. The email was courteous, professional, and apologetic for the experience I had. The rep went on to offer replacement of the damaged food items I had received and encouraged me to give their company another try. In light of this swift response and their sincere desire to ensure that I was happy with their product and service, I am revising my review.

I accepted a ready-made menu that containing some items that I did not enjoy. In the future, I will make a point to select food items that I now know to be more to my liking than others. I am very pleased and heartened by Nutrisystem's timely reply and concern for my purchase. They deserve a second chance.

I ordered my month's supply of diet food from Nutrisystem with high hopes. When the food shipment arrived, most of the frozen breakfast items were broken into small bits; when I opened the packages, the bits fell out. Then I tried the frozen lunches. Since I take these to work, the only heating option is microwave.

Anything with bread or chicken comes out chewy, gooey, and icy cold in the center. It actually made me gag and lose my appetite, which wasn't the diet plan I expected. I am very careful when reading agreements, and for this item to be overlooked was no easy feat. Fineprint at the end will do that to you. To add insult to injury, the obnoxious customer service person on the phone refused to accept my cancellation until she badgered me with questions and hard sell tactics in a desperate attempt to keep me buying their awful food.

Overall, this was a horrible experience. I will never use or recommend Nutrisystem again. We are so sorry to hear about your poor experience with the delivery of your foods, the food itself, and the representative you dealt with. We will be taking a peek at your account and reaching out soon. Was not satisfied with the taste of most of the foods, had to throw it away and buy something else, and most of the desserts had an ok flavor, And a lot of meals with cheese.

I was not happy with that. My first order included items I didn't order and one that I'm allergic to its ingredients. I was told by one person the items were probably substitutions and when ready they would be replaced.

When I called the customer service lady was very rude, basically stated I was lying and wouldn't allow me to speak to a supervisor. I'm very disappointed with the service I receive so I will take my business to a place that has better customer service.

Went thru a few months of products.

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