NUTRISYSTEM Weight Loss System Experiment 1/2014


Q-Tips say: Save your money and just watch what you eat and eat fresh nutritious good tasting food. Mrs. Q Says: She had a coupon and thought it might be fun & worth a try, so the Q’s bought one each at a local store. The commercials and the pictures are more appetizing than the food. It is loaded with preservatives and things that you cannot pronounce. Everything comes in a pouch or a box that does NOT need to be refrigerated and lasts for months – that tells you something right there. You still have to supplement your meals with store bought items. The commercials where they proclaim that the weight loss is up to 30-40 and more pounds you would have to eat this crap for many months. It is tasteless, and some of it, especially the products that had beans and spicy tomato sauce upset our stomachs and gave us headaches & nausea – and that never happens when we don’t eat this stuff. The only really enjoyable item was the Oatmeal Raisin dessert cookie we had on the last day. There is a claim that if you don’t lose 5 pounds in a week you get your money back. For the Q’s store bought five day plan it costs: approx $50.00 pp per week + additional grocery store purchases.

Other negative statements by a fellow user: My advice.. don’t do it! To name a few things that are terribly wrong with this program: auto bill, auto ship, dreadful food, expensive upgrade, expensive cancellation fee… Food is dreadful tasting, full of sugars and awful pastas. Can’t get better tasting food without an expensive upgrade. To receive the price break, they automatically sign you up for auto ship before you even taste the food!! Tried to talk to customer service about the auto ship and auto pay but they talked in circles, not wanting to come right out and say that in order to cancel after your first order, it will cost $109!! Ridiculous… I feel scammed and taken advantage of.

Stuck with the diet to the letter and instead of losing the Fast 5 I lost 0! Drank those horrible shakes, ate their sugar laden breakfasts, ate their dreadful “cup o soup” style lunches and their terrible pasta in a plastic dish for nothing. And if I don’t want to waste more money I have to just keep choking it down. I refuse to be hooked into their game and spend even more money. Guess I’ll learn from my mistake, and someone will be the wiser from my experience.

Mr. Q: 5 pounds Mrs. Q: 3 pound

Was it worth it? Depends on how obese you are and how desperate you are to loose a couple of pound but the Q’s say: “ABSOLUTELY NOT!”

Nutrisystem aims to simplify weight loss. You don’t have to decide whether foods will fit your diet. You don’t have to count calories or carbs. For the most part, you don’t have to make sure you’re eating proper portion sizes. But you also can’t eat whatever you want to.

That’s because you buy most of your food from Nutrisystem. The company ships it to your door/or buy it over the counter pre-made. Each day, you eat a Nutrisystem breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You also add side items like fresh fruits and veggies and snacks that you buy from the grocery store.

The downside: You’re discouraged from eating out, and advised to mostly avoid alcohol & it taste terrible.

The plan is not for pregnant women, people with chronic kidney disease, or anyone with certain allergies or diet needs. It’s not for children under 14.

Does It Work? I guess. If you can stick to the prepackaged meals and actually eat this stuff and add only healthy foods, you should lose weight. It can be harder to make the transition to eating “real food” when you get closer to your weight-loss goal and don’t rely on meals already made for you. People usually gain the weight back after you stop the diet.

The Q’s 5 day plan of boxed food included:
Breakfast options include:Blueberry Muffin, Banana Nut Muffin, Honey Wheat Bagel, Granola Cereal and Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.
Lunch: Fudge Graham Bar, Home style Chicken, Double chocolate bar, Beans and Ham Soup, Tuna Salad.
Dinners: Lasagna w/Tomato Meat Sauce, Thick Crust Pizza, Chicken Pot Pie, Chicken Alfredo, Chili w/ Beans.
Desserts: Carrot Cake, Nutri-Chocolates, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Cheese Puffs and Oatmeal Raisin cookie.

The program provides a long list of fruits, vegetables, nuts, dairy, and other foods that you can eat along with your Nutrisystem foods.

Overall, the foods and meal plans focus on: A variety of nutrients. About half your calories come from carbs, 25% from protein, and 20% from fat.

“Smart” carbohydrates. These don’t raise your blood sugar as much as other foods. On the plan, you’ll need to limit or avoid high-GI foods (like white bread, white rice, and certain fruits).

Limited calories? Expect to lose a pound or 2 each week on this diet program.

Limited sodium? According to the company, the programs provide about 2,000 milligrams of sodium daily. The foods you buy on your own may add to the total.

Level of Effort? Medium Ordering a month’s worth of food is easy, and the items are already made for you but trying to eat it another thing. But you won’t have your usual degree of control over what foods you choose to eat. And you may get fewer calories than you’re used to.

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