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Log in or Create Account to post a comment. As for the meals, I think they taste great, all except 1 wasn't to my liking! Thanks so much for this post I am pre-diabetic and I am significantly overweight. In October I lost 14 pounds, making it all nice and easy This will force your body to release those calories before it can store them up, while strengthening your muscles and sculpting your body to appear slimmer.

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Hey RockyRose, it's great to hear you're enjoying the diet and having great success with it. In my experience, the people who always lost the most weight and kept it off are those that stuck stubbornly to their diet plan while politely but firmly ignoring any conflicting "advice" from friends or family. Everyone naturally has an opinion and often its the wrong ones that derail people from their weight goals if they listen to and take them to heart.

It's always the plan that get results when you stick with it, not those opinions! I've been on Nutrisystem for about two weeks, I'm down ten pounds. I love the program and I love that I'm sticking to it. I think the food is really good, there are a few items that I don't like so I just don't order them. I hope I have good results with this program. I think the most important thing is making sure I stick to it. You should contact NS customer support for these kind of questions as they'll have the most accurate and correct answers rather than take someone else's opinion whether right or wrong.

Can you drink coffee on Nutrisystem? When starting with the Turbo shakes, is it strictly shakes for the first week or using shake as 1 or 2 meal replacements? Hey Lisa, thanks for the update.

It's always real great to hear from you because you have such a great, positive attitude and you're proof that a can-do attitude brings success! Just wanted to give an update! As for the meals, I think they taste great, all except 1 wasn't to my liking! I finished half of it and gave the rest to my unpicky dog! You do have to add in vegetables but that is fine I feel fuller! I absolutely love the turbo shakes and the nutricrush shakes wish I could drink those all day long!

Thanks for having this forum! And good luck to everyone! The Nutrisystem program i think is founded in good ideas. However i have a few complaints. The food is mostly bland and has no real flavor. While portioned well, i still felt like i was lacking something I work out about times a week including playing hockey and it left me hungry. However the biggest and most annoying thing that really got on my nerves was after paying for the first month, i came to the determination that it was too expensive to continue.

I'm sorry but that's completely absured! Yes i got a discounted price Which is the reason i would be charged but that's no excuse. Thanks but no thanks. I'm very upset that they would treat their customers like this Additionally to cancel, i've been on hold And on the phone as i'm typing this waiting to talk to someone for nearly 30 minutes already Are they purposely trying to make it impossible for you to cancel?

Going back to Weight Watchers so i can eat food that tastes like food, and a system that I have had success with in the past. Hey guys, I get it you have differences of opinion and I'm a believer in everyone gets to say their piece. But unless you really have a genuine grievance with Nutrisystem itself, I don't want to read angry or hateful comments or arguments especially over what you see or don't see on TV. This is my site and while I let a lot of stuff go, I don't want it to turn into a free-for-all mud-throwing match.

Any future hateful or angry comments will get deleted. Hey John, congrats on losing 20 lbs by the way. That's the kinda thing I enjoy hearing about! Congrats to Nick S and Matt G too — that's some great going guys! Wow, Martin you're some kinda troll.

If you see so much of Marie's face on the network, man you're watching too much TV! As for me, I'm glad Marie's still doing it for Nutrisystem. God bless her, because it really helped me lose the 20 pounds I needed to lose through my previously bad diet not sitting on my lazy fat butt all day watching TV. I lost weight and reached a goal. Man, unlike that other guy I'm happy, positive and thankful I found something that worked for me! I have been very pleased with the food personalized my plan selections and the only negative was that I was very gassy and some pretty painful stomach pains for a couple days during my second week.

I did experience constipation for the first week and very well could have made a mistake by eating more meals with higher fiber content to combat this which may have created the stomach pain. I did take GasX which has solved the problem. My advice would be to stay strong, adhere to the plan and drink 8 to 10 16oz bottles of water per day. The results thus far have been amazing and I am well on my way to achieving my goals by the summer. I've only done the first week and I've already dropped Now I'm a big guy, with a lot of weight to lose, but 13 pounds in one week?

They only said I'd lose up to 10 the first month Hey Toni, I get where you're coming from and I say sure, go ahead and eat vegetables. They are super low in calories but high in nutrients that help the weight loss process.

That's as long as they are fresh eaten raw is even better and not out of a can or a packet! As to the hard boiled egg, I'm guessing if you ask Nutrisystem support you CAN and should , they'd say it's outside the plan. But personally, I'm a great believer in natural foods are always better than junk. So if you're going to slip, it's better to do it with an egg instead of a pack of potato chips or a candy bar! I'm just beginning the Nutrisystem and I love it already.

I'm currently on the 4th day of my Turbo 10 but I'm finding it a bit difficult. I had one major question that I couldn't find the answer to anywhere; I think I know what the answer is but I want to confirm it. While doing the Turbo 10 can I have vegetables and protein when I'm getting hungry?

I have been trying to stick whole-heartedly to the Turbo 10 but I have slipped up and had a hard boiled egg considered "powerfuel" and a half a cup of edamame vegetable. Please let me know what you think. I'd appreciate any advice. Hey Lynette, that's an amazing story, congrats! You're right, it's all about achieving the body size you are meant to be—and can be through getting into the simple habit of right eating and sufficient exercise each day.

Just reading these comments and had to put my 2 cents: Keep going girl, you already lost 5 pounds you can lose another 5 and more. Just don't quit and do believe in yourself! I looked back at your comments and gotta say, your killing it girl woo yeah! Baggy clothes are the coolest by-product of this diet! When I hear folks say they lost this or that pounds, I think to myself, that's cool. That's what we're doing this for. For US not for the bathroom scales!

I love to hear people winning with their diet. I finished 3 months on Nutrisystem just before Christmas after I shrunk from a size 18 to a size 10! All that fat was gone baby and my old clothes all looked like they were made for an elephant. I was so happy I threw a party for my friends to burn my old clothes in the yard and it was so amazing.

It cost me all my meager savings to buy new clothes for this new small size body but I'm the happiest girl on my block for sure! Oh yeah, one month later I'm still the same size and weight. I eat only fresh food that tastes great and drink plain water or herbal tea now. No more junk or soda and I feel and look totally amazing! I am on day Lost 5 lbs first several days and have not lost anything since. Major plateau and very discouraging. I am going to stick with it another month.

New delivery should be today. I have stuck to the plan. Not understanding how I'm not dropping weight. My breakfast used to be calories. Now I don't go over for the entire day for 1 month? Why am I not losing? Hope someone can please answer me. Hi Dr Cook, Thank you so much for your words of encouragement they are appreciated.

I posted it twice because I thought the first one wouldn't go through because my email address was wrong! Thanks for posting it! I am on day 4 and no soda at all! I haven't cheated once and I feel great! I can't wait to see how much weight I have lost at the end of the week! Hey Lisa, great to hear from you that you're starting with such a positive and determined attitude which is sure to get you to where you want to be.

I just saw you posted the same comment twice—I published the first one as you can see but the second is a duplicate and the system won't publish it I have safeguards to stop me accidentally publishing duplicate content to this blog. Anyway, good luck to you too and I wish you success!

Hi, Sorry I just realized my email address was wrong when I sent my first reply. This is the correct one! Hi, First let me began by saying I am 45, 5'9 and weigh lbs. I had weight loss surgery 3 years ago where my heaviest I weighed lbs and my lowest lbs.

So after the surgery, 3 years later I have gained back a total of 30 lbs. I am addicted to McDonalds Cokes, I buy at least a day! Needless to say I am tired of being sluggish, overweight, jittery and grumpy! I knew I needed to first stop the soda period! So I did that and on the same day went to Walmart and purchased 2 of the Homestyle packs so I can try it for 10 days. I just started on NS. I thought that I would have total withdrawals from having quit Soda cold turkey on day 1 but I have only had an occasional headache.

I have had gas also but that is ok. I am not hungry at all thanks to eating the 6 small meals and also that my stomach doesn't hold that much anyways. I do want to say that the food is actually very good at least all the ones I have had so far have been! I haven't weighed myself yet because I want to be surprised and weigh at the end of the week.

This is really easy to follow. I haven't exercised at all but I plan on incorporating it into my schedule. Here is to a New Me in ! I am please with the plan so far. I lost 8lbs My first week, but I think a lot was fluid from eating so much bad food before. The first days was the hardest but I like the fact that I don't have to cook it and weigh it and count calories and figure all that out. I do not want to have to do a meal plan, I do not have time for that.

I can make my family a nice dinner and still have the veggies with them and I heat mine up and we can sit all down together without me having to figure out what can I make for them that I can eat. I did the QVC deal and got the plan for less than what it would cost me to do smart ones or lean cuisine.

This is delivered to my door and for an entire month. I don't even have to shop for it. You can not beat that. The food is not the greatest but what microwave meal is. It is not the worst I have had and I am so excited over this, I feel amazing and look forward to be a long time customer. I have now lost 8. I love green beans.. I still have 13lbs I am wanting to lose Are you allowed Coffee on Nutrisystem?

I use to drink decafe coffee. I did use truvia and skim milk when I used to drink it.. I do not drink any soda at all Just want to lose the lbs.. Thanks for the encouragement, anything that will help me stay on track. Hey Faye, that was a big drop in weight those first 5 days. A possible answer is that much of that could have been excess water weight, because believe it or not when you start to drink lots of water the body actually releases excess stored water.

It all depends on how much water weight you were carrying to begin with as it can vary a lot between people. But in any case, don't feel discouraged. It's early days into diet and your body is just balancing itself out. The pounds will continue to fall more steadily as you continue with the plan. Remember, most expert agree you should expect pounds lost per week on a low calorie diet like Nutrisystem and this is a reasonable average.

Stay determined and positive and good luck with achieving your goals. I started the program and the first 5 days I lost 7.

Hey Dolly, I'm so glad you're succeeding so amazingly well and have such a positive attitude toward the program. Yes, I changed the ads since Nutrisystem have started their new promotion for already, so I had to include their new offers in my review so new visitors will get the latest information. Congrats and keep on keeping on! Hi Dr Cook, I read this review a month ago and signed up for the core womens plan.

I can't thank you enough for pointing me at Nutrisystem! I have already lost 14 pounds and ordered my second month. The food is much better than I expected from hearing some of the very negative commenters said about it. I felt a bit hungry the first few days, but I told myself it was my body telling me it was using up excess fat to make me smaller and lighter.

And it really was! After those first few days, I had no hunger issues at all and felt great. Better than great — I have so much energy now that I never had before. I really appreciate the depth of information you provide here and I noticed you changed the ads and some of the info from Fast 5 to Turbo 10 since I last looked in. That looks real interesting but you know I will stick with my plan because it works for me and that's all I need.

Good luck and best wishes to all the others who are on this diet program! Hey Rebecca, it's always great to hear from folks that are doing this with a positive attitude and real determination to succeed like you guys. All I can say is you're going the right way and just stick with the plan and you'll be wearing even smaller size pants before you know it!

I am one week shy of a month on the program. My fiance and I are doing it together as we have gained weight together over the past two years. We are both in the lbs range. She loves it and finds it easy to stick with. I have a harder time feeling full, but I am learning to work through that. It is nice to have the food all right there and quick. I can cook, and cook well, however we don't always have the time to cook well.

If I got home tired we'd go out. If we hadn't been grocery shopping, we'd go out or grab a quick bag of chips. So having everything quick and easy is a great thing for both of us and makes it easier to behave. The food it hit or miss, but it is generally not THAT bad. There have only been one or two items like the doughnut that were horrible.

Most of the food is pretty good and some of it I absolutely love. I can tell you that my size 26 pants are loose and my size 24's are starting to fit better. My fiance's pants are fitting her better as well. So far, we love it. We buy canned veggies on sale to add to the dinners. The cost is high, but compared to our previous eating out, we are still saving money. We will definitely continue, probably for 6 months to a year.

We have a lot of weight to lose. I hear many saying that this program is not teaching you how to eat right, but it IS. Portion control is one of my biggest problems. My body is learning the full triggers and eating 6 times a day helps my body process things. Gaining weight off program will happen if I do not keep the portions down and frequent.

You cannot go back to eating three large meals a day. Love the hunger feeling But I have only lost 2. I will give it a couple more days. If I don't lose any more. I will return all their food and want my money back. I hope they don't give me a hard time for that. My goal was to lose 15 lbs. This is my 4th time.

It has come a long way from the 80s when you used to have to go to a weekly meeting and talk with a counselor and listen to speeches and pick your food out from racks in a warehouse like setting.

Each time I've done it, I lost successfully except the last year but that was my fault. I only did a 5 day plan and then went whole-hog on the weekends. I'm back on it and now sticking to it on most weekends, not all. It'll just take me more time to lose, but that's fine with me. I'd rather live and enjoy myself when I go out and not worry about dieting cause I know I'll get back to it when I can. The food now is fantastic compared to what it used to be, especially the frozen.

I don't find much of anything I don't like. And if I do, I just don't order it again. If you are a picky eater to start with, well then, yah, you'll have a hard time with it. So far all I lost was 5 pounds, but its so amazing how different I feel.

I don't care what I look like. I care about how I feel! Bending over trying to put shoes on isn't a chore anymore with a fat belly in the way. Just want to say — this was the easiest, fastest way I ever tried to lose weight! Just as the commercial says "eat the food, lose the weight! As you diet, you begin to relearn how to eat, so I did not even need the transition info.

I still buy the shake because they are great mid-morning to squash hunger until lunch. And the payoff is amazing! I have received so many compliments and queries about the program, and I can't say enough good about it!! I'm 58 years old and 5'2". I have never been one to lose weight very fast and as such, I usually get discouraged and get the ol "I don't care" attitude.

Especially after losing quite a bit of weight and then struggling up and down with the same poundage for the past several years. But the convenience of NS has been a life changer for me as it gain me the extra something something I needed to stick it out. I have currently lost The nice thing about NS, if you don't like a item, just don't order it the next month.

My husband says this is the first time he has seen me stick to something for this long. I've got about 30 pounds to go! It's so good to hear from someone that knows the truth and isn't afraid to write it down! I have to try and be diplomatic when answering some of the worst complainers since this is my site.

But it can be frustrating at times when you get people that really just don't get it that they're the ones with the problem, not the diet. Congrats on going into this with the right attitude and proving to the naysayers that it works It's always good to hear!

My mom did the Nutrisystem diet back in the late 80s, after giving birth to me a few years prior, and lost all of her baby weight.

She did it for 3 months. She told me that the first month was "okay" but that by the end of her 2nd month, she had lost almost all of her baby weight but also had so much more energy, which gave her the motivation to start running again. I wish I could post a screen cap of her text saying this so people would know it's real lol. By the end of her 3rd month, she said she had lost ALL of her baby weight plus a few more pounds.

She recommended it to me when I started talking about wanting to lose some weight, so we both decided to do it. She's been on it for a month and has lost 8 lbs.

I've been on it for 3 weeks I started a week later so my bf and I could start together— I convinced him after I had already ordered with her , and I've lost 6 lbs. I am 28 years old, 5'4" and was lbs when I started. This may not sound big at ALL to a lot of you, but trust me, if I wore a tight shirt and let's be honest, I'm 28 so I want to I have a VERY short upper torso so adding just a few tiny extra pounds shows up fast on me.

But I don't see any problem with wanting to look better as long as I'm doing it in a healthy manner I've been exercising and eating all the meals the way they tell you to, and I now weigh ish and feel awesome in both my work clothes and going-out clothes. An inch off my waist and a few less pounds is all I really needed and that's exactly what I got.

I don't need to lose too much more weight so if the weight loss starts declining a little bit, for ME, that's actually a good thing. Obviously, for some others, I can see why they might get frustrated. This diet isn't for everyone, but that's no reason to rag on it. They'd say things like "UGH It doesn't actually affect our ability to judge it as a whole.

I can clearly see that this is exactly what's happening with the food from nutrisystem. They might as well all be the same person writing a different review. Just listen to how they talk. Yes, the food from nutrisystem is more bland than a steak dinner from Outback oh dear GOD, i bet some of you are already thinking about how "terrible" Outback is instead of understanding my point And to those of you who say "No i'm not expecting gourmet, but I wouldn't even feed this to my dog" I know what point you're trying to make, but these foods are not THAT bad to where a dang dog who eats his own throw up wouldn't eat it.

Not even close, you overly picky eater. And nonetheless, there are starving people out there who would take a frozen salisbury steak without complaining. A point that should be more than taken into consideration! I was eating Chick-Fil-A sandwiches and french fries before this diet, so yeah I felt the change in taste!

But if I cared more about the taste of food than losing the weight which thousands and thousands of people have said they've lost the weight , then I'd still be unhappy with my weight!

It's not SO bad to where I can't endure it for a better cause, which is looking and feeling better. I will stay on nutrisystem for my 2nd month and see what happens after that. So sorry for this being so long but I had to say something because reading all the comments from complainers was the most aggravating thing I've seen in months. Hi June, congrats on your success! And getting into the right frame of mind comes from re-learning how to eat the right way so the body doesn't gain weight.

Once the mind has learned the right way to eat, the body does what it's told! I've been using the Nutrisystem diet plan since January of I've lost 48 pounds. I started at about pounds and I was a size 16 and today I'm about pounds and a size The plan works but the issue is that some people don't understand it's not just about the food.

It's about portion control and changing your lifestyle to eat more but smaller meals. I've done without their food for quite some time, although I will say that not starting with it wouldn't have worked. It's just that I prefer to cook my own chicken or fish and I'm cooking for two very hungry men.

I needed the food for a while to train myself as I lost my first 15 pounds. The portions get so much easier after the first few weeks and I found myself feeling uncomfortable if I cheated because my body was getting used to healthy eating. I'm in my 50s and this is the first time I have ever found something that worked for me.

But all the focus here is on the food and I didn't think that was the biggest challenge. Thanks so much for the prompt reply! It's sometimes difficult to weed out the legit complaints so thanks for helping clear that up! I agree completely that it's going to take a couple of months anyway to retrain your habits and see some results! I am so excited at the hopes of this working! I have enjoyed everything I've tried so far! I can't wait to continue!

Thanks again so much for your time! Hey Kathi, The complaints about auto shipping revolve mostly around people who signed up for the first month and got the discount, then tried to cancel before the second shipment and got a nasty shock because they didn't read the information on the Nutrisystem homepage about their obligation.

If you intend signing up for more than one month, then you will have no problems canceling anytime after you have received at least 2 monthly shipments from the company. There is a pretty obvious reason Nutrisystem are strict about early cancellation.

They're giving a pretty big discount to attract customers to signup for auto-delivery because that way they sell at least a second month of food, which is better for business than just selling a single month's shipment.

Most customers take the time to read the disclaimer and are aware of the obligation. So they either wave the discount and pay full price for the first month then can cancel anytime without penalty or they commit to at least two months and take the discount.

When you think about it it's sensible to do that because it usually takes at least two months to see real results from a diet and to train your body to get used to eating less food. Hope that answers your question.

I know this post is rather old but I wondered if I might explore the complaint about NS Customer Service and cancelling autoship. Like many, I'm using NS to learn about portion control, moderation and healthy choices. I've purchased several starter boxes at Walmart but I'd like to "join" for a few months to further my jump start and until I feel I'm ready to go it alone.

I hesitate only because of what I've read about the autoship. I don't mind paying their prices at all, but when I'm ready to stop; I don't think anyone has the right to interfere with that decision. Has anyone heard anything more recently on this subject? Thanks so much for this post Customer service was no help, trying to convince me to take another delivery, are you kidding me!

I've had hormone tests and blood work done and nothing seems amiss so at this point it's a mystery — so now we're into a heatwave and nothing I own fits me anymore. I am glad that so many women can find success with NS; unfortunately I have to keep searching for mine. I just started the 5 day trial.. I did purchase the D plan for diabetic because this is what was available at Walmart at the time.

The prepared foods makes it so much earier and as much as I have read horrible stories on the taste, I have to disagree. Sure the muffin isn't fluffy and the foods are processed but they take the challenge out of calorie counting and preparing.

I so far actually have not had anything I would call awful. It's pretty darn good. Portions may be small but you eat all day on this plan. Also, keep in mind your great food and large portions is why you are now purchasing this product.

Going into my 3rd day I recommend this product and will be purchasing more. I also kicked my exercise routine into gear. The diet was easy and taught me how to budget my eating and to discipline myself so that I went on to lose another 10 lbs the next month without NS just by keeping my good habits and exercise. I stayed at my target weight for 8 months, but then I fell in love probably 'cause I looked so good: I've recommended it to friends and family and enjoyed watching their success.

Hey Lidia, I'm sorry it didn't work out for you. But its certainly not "a bunch of crap" as the thousands that managed to get on with just fine will testify to. Oh boy, where do I start? It's a "D-I-E-T" so the portions are small. What else did you expect? My review clearly states you have the option of adding grocery items to the meals, but really it's not absolutely necessary.

To lose weight, you must get into the trend of eating LESS! You simply cannot continue eating all you want and expect to become slim. That's not how it works! You are wrong about shipping. It is free when you pay full price for the plan, but if you take the discount then it is deducted from any refund if you cancel before taking delivery of at least two months worth of food.

That is also clearly stated. OK, now let's add this up. Many people who want quick results will be tempted to skip meals. This is a serious mistake. I understand why this seems like a good idea. You think you'll take in fewer calories and therefore will lose weight more quickly. But, actually, you need to eat regularly and frequently to keep your metabolism humming and to stay in ketosis. All of the meals are very "safe," so there's no reason to skip them.

Another thing that you can do is to really watch what foods and sides you're adding in. The company asks you to add dairy, fruit, or vegetables to each or your meals. They give you very specific instructions for this.

But, you can do your part by choosing foods that are very low on the glycemic index. There are lists that you can get all over the Internet to help you with this. Try to shoot for sides with lots of high quality protein and a low amount of sugar. This will ensure that you easily stay in fat burning mode because once you get out, it takes about three days to get back in the zone again.

You can validate this with ketone strips. Finally, although you don't want to overdo it while your body is adjusting to the high protein, you can do moderate exercise. I wouldn't go crazy, but just power walking or biking will burn a few more calories in a healthy, gentle way.

Even 50 more calories burned per day can make a difference in what the scale says at the end of the week. You can visit her at http: Ava keeps the latest nutrisystem coupons as well as tips, reviews and support at http: Ava Alderman has articles online and 6 fans Ava keeps the latest nutrisystem coupons as well as tips, reviews and support at http: Log in or Create Account to post a comment. NutriSystem Weight Loss Program. The NutriSystem weight loss meal plan have been helping people in losing weight for over 35 years plan.

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