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NutriSystem

- The basics
- Upside
- Downside
- Is It for You?
- Sample Menu
- Our Nutritionist Says
- iVillagers Say

Reviewed By:
Lynn Grieger, RD

NutriSystem basics

Nutrisystem DietAccording to nutrisystem.com, their plan allows you to "lose weight in the comfort of your own home."

The well-designed Web site gives each person an individualized calorie level to help you lose between 1.5 and 2 pounds each week. The core of the plan relies on NutriSystem foods used as entrees for breakfast, lunch and dinner plus DESSERTS.

You don't have to buy their foods to participate in the program, but the meal plan revolves around the NutriSystem products, supplemented with fruit, vegetables and milk.

Upside of the NutriSystem Diet

  • Good if you don't want to plan meals or portions.

  • Offers a variety of options, including a vegetarian plan.

  • Good low-fat choices, balanced diet based on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid.

  • Good support with personal counselor, newsletters, chats and e-mails.

Downside of the NutriSystem Diet

  • Cost of food may be high.

  • Can be difficult and more expensive to buy for more than one person.

  • In addition to their packaged foods, you also have to buy fruits, vegetables and milk.

  • Opinions vary about the quality and taste of the prepackaged food.

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Review Date: 11-08-2007
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