Nutrisystem is the original weight loss meal service, but there have been many new competitors that have developed since. Does Nutrisystem hold its position in the running with the up and coming weight loss meal services? Let’s review it and see if it can still hold its own.
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What we like about it:
- Proportioned for weight loss
- Same great comfort foods just lower calories
- A variety of plans for different diets
- Pick and choose your meals or let have them choose for you
- Easy to prep meals delivered every 4 weeks
The variety of plans that Nutrisystem offers is almost overwhelming. They have so many different plans to choose from. Here is a list of your choices and what is entailed.↑
As the name implies, this plan is the most basic plan they have. It includes 4 weeks of meals that are easy to prepare and formulated and portioned to help you burn fat. You get delicious breakfasts like apple and cinnamon oatmeal, lunches like a grilled chicken sandwich, and a satisfying dinner like chicken and bacon ranch pizza. You can choose the chefs choice, or you can choose your own menu items.
You’ll also get delicious snacks like chocolate dipped pretzels or an ice cream sandwich.↑
This plan includes everything in the basic plan except you get access to many more food items that aren’t offered in the basic plan, over 100 in total.
You also get unlimited support from dieticians and counselors, because let’s face it, losing is stressful. You also get access to tools and trackers to help you get motivated and keep track of your weight loss.↑
Uniquely Yours Plan
This plan is even better than the others with 60 more choices than the Core plan, in fact you get unlimited access to all the frozen and non-frozen foods on the menu. You still get access to support and tools.↑
Uniquely Yours Plus
This plan includes everything in the Uniquely Yours plan but you also get 28 probiotic, belly fat burning shakes. This helps to jumpstart your weight loss.
With each of these four plans you can choose between a plan for men or women. This is helpful since the hormones and chemical makeup of men and women are different and they lose weight differently.
Nutrisystem also has a vegetarian option for either men or women with 4 weeks of meat free meals.↑
If you have diabetes, Nutrisystem has three difference plans available to you. The basic, core, and Uniquely Yours are all available and crafted to help you stabilize your blood sugar and reduce insulin.↑
Ease of Use
The reason why Nutrisystem is so effective is because of how easy it is to follow. You don’t have to count calories, carbs, protein, fat, or sugar. You don’t have to weigh your food and there’s no guesswork.
All you have to do is choose your plan, choose your menu and wait for it to be shipped to you. You even have the option of Flex meals throughout the week to go out with friends so you aren’t locked in to eating only the foods they send you.
People lose 1-2 pounds per week on the Nutrisystem plan and up to 13 lbs. and 7 inches lost in the first month!
Each plan has a bit of a different price tag. For the basic plan your plan starts at $10.18 per day or $285 for 4 weeks of meals. The Core plan goes up about a dollar per day ending at $310 for 4 weeks of meals. The Uniquely Yours plan costs $12.50 per day, $350 for 4 weeks. The Uniquely Yours Plus plan, which comes with extra 28 shakes, costs almost $14 per day, or $390 per 4 weeks.
Each plan costs a bit more for men, since they need generally will eat more food. It also costs a bit more if you choose your own menu instead of opting for the Chef’s choice.
The vegetarian plan is $12.50 per day, or $350 for a full 4 weeks. The diabetic plans are the same price of the original basic, core, and uniquely yours plans.