View Full Version : Anyone on Nutri-system?
06-15-2010, 05:09 PM
That shit is like 3-to $400 bucks a month.:munch
06-15-2010, 05:58 PM
And it tastes like crap. And gives me gas (not the TGP kind!).
06-15-2010, 06:48 PM
I had a friend who has tried them all... The concept is to plan the meals and control the diet, but it is costly and the food looks unappetizing.
However, a couple of years ago my girlfriend wanted to lose about 10 lbs before bikini season and she tried a fancy meal service which delivered great looking gourmet food every day in a chilled box. It was all a planned menu with balanced foods and controlled calories. She lost more than 10 lbs in about three weeks. It also cost her more than $500 for three weeks!!! She had a nice income at that time, so she went for it...
06-15-2010, 09:28 PM
I'm giving it a shot. I've never dieted in my life but I bought some of the food from a former nutrisystem chick who had some left over. The food is just OK. There are lots of choices and you can leave out stuff you don't care for. I just received my second month of food on Friday. I ordered the "choose your own menu" option and picked foods I thought I'd like. As I tried them, I changed the upcoming order to suit my "taste".
For the first two weeks, I ate nothing but the nutrisystem stuff. Since then I've begun to ad in stuff I prefer but have learned how to cut back on the calories. I keep up with every calorie I eat in a spreadsheet. It takes about 15 minutes a day and it's helping me learn to make better choices. After the first week or so I had a list of the stuff I like to drink along with the nutrisystem food and the calories the drinks contain.
A typical day before nutrisystem contained 5,600 calories. My average in the past three weeks has been 2100. I've lost 21 lbs in 18 days. I haven't starved. I found that eating per the plan: Breakfast - Lunch - snack - supper - snack is a pain but it does keep the hunger away. (I'm not saying I haven't been hungry but it is much less than I expected. I miss the food I've always enjoyed more than the big meals I was used to.
Cost: I did the math. The food I normally consume in a month cost real close to the cost of the Nutrisystm plan. $279 per month. It's basically "free". It's hard to think of spending $279 per month on food but if you stick to the plan and don't dine out and include meals bought at work, etc. It's a wash.
The trick is to stick to it long enough to get the habit of lower calorie eating. I have no delusions. I've never entered into any activity with a 95% failure rate but I'm gonna give it a go.
06-16-2010, 05:35 AM
you may as well go on chef-boy-arde system
You mean the Shit-Boyardee system right? Start hittin' that stuff and you'll really loose some weight - :Devil :rotflmao
06-16-2010, 09:02 AM
My also says it tastes like crap.
And she got sick from it and sent it back.
06-16-2010, 09:31 AM
I followed the plan to the letter and lost 20 pounds in 2 months.
I used to do competitive long distance cycling so when I stopped it was a shock to my system how little I could eat and not gain weight. I think the thing that was worth the cost of the Nutrisystem program was training myself to eat proper sized portions. If you actually write down and count your calorees it can be shocking how easy it is plow down tons of calorees.
IMO Nutrisystem is like Weight Watchers for busy people who have a tough time preparing their own food. The program will work if you follow it. The program itself is mostly about changing your eating habits which is important because at some point you will need to ween your way off Nutrisystem. But if you have retrained your body to be satisfied with better sized portions and then you continue to practice overall better eating habits then it's all worth it. Even if it means eating a few less than appealing dishes for a few months. :) Though overall I didn't think the food was too bad short term.
06-16-2010, 09:53 AM
One of my employees was on the plan for 3 or 4 months. She followed it to the letter and lost a lot of weight. The price was about in line with what she spent on food anyway, so it wasn't as overtly expensive as the sticker shock would suggest. Her problem was that she never learned the lifestyle lessons she needed, so she put the weight back on in short order. I left the company shortly thereafter and lost touch with her, so I don't know how she's doing.
Short version takeaway is the plan works for everyone I know who has tried it, but you have to learn a new lifestyle and attitude toward food to keep the weight off--same as any other diet program.
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