Pros and Cons of Nutrisystem


If you have ever considered a system to help you on your weight loss journey, you have likely heard of Nutrisystem. This particular program got its start in the early 70s and has been evolving ever since. Today, it has grown from a simple nutritional drink to a full meal service dieting plan.



Nutrisystem outranks several competitors such as the South Beach diet and Medifast, partly due to the simplicity of use. Dieters choose select breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items to cover a 28-day menu. These orders can be placed online or through a Nutrisystem specialist over the phone. This makes the program both simple to get started and convenient as well.

Nutrition is a big deal when you are dieting. After all, what good does it do to lose weight if you are not healthy? This program offers a balanced approach to meals in which you get all the vitamins and minerals a healthy body requires. That means Nutrisystem is perfect for long term dieting.

In this day and age, any product needs to be tech-savvy, even a weight loss program. Nutrisystem has you covered with a convenient easy to use a smartphone app that helps you stay the course and lose the weight you want to lose.



One downside to this particular weight loss program is that it requires discipline on the part of the dieter. You are required to shop for vegetables and fruit to add to your daily diet, which means you are smack dab in front of the tempting foods you are trying to avoid. This can be hard for some dieters.

Speaking of discipline, we should also note the complete month of food is delivered at one time and this can lead to splurging on the good stuff. In other words, you eat all the favorite meals the first couple weeks and are left with less desirable selections for the end of the month.

Another common complaint about Nutrisystem is cost. Of course, this is relative as people spend varying amounts on their regular food consumption, so for some, it is actually less. Currently, you can expect to spend between $300 and $400 per month depending on the plan you select, and there are items you will have to purchase at your local grocers.



Nutrisystem offers an easy to use program that really takes the guesswork out of meal preparation. Each month, you get to choose your meals and snacks and have the bulk of your food delivered right to your door. By providing you with a nutritional yet calorie controlled menu, the creators of this program hope to make weight loss practically effortless. As mentioned, there are a couple of cons to the program, such as policing yourself and food cost, but overall Nutrisystem has helped a lot of people get on track and lose weight.