Nutri - Sytems Weight Loss - "My Husband Says I'm Hot'

United States
March 1, 2007 11:02pm CST
Is it just me or are you also sick of all those commercials on television for weight loss. The newest one is about this lady who joined nutri-system and lost some weight. She looks at the camera and says "my husband says I'm hot". My first thought that comes to mine is what was he calling her before she lost the weight? Do you believe all these weight loss programs work? And do you thing these people are being truthful in their testimonials regarding weight loss? Lloyd
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19 responses
@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Some of the programs work; Weight Watchers is probably the most sensible and most realistic from what I've heard from folks who've been on it. Guess it's no surprise we see all these weight-loss commercials, since the other commercials we see are for foods with a ridiculous amount of fat and calories in them--like that pizza (fattening enough by itself) with cheese stuffed into the crust, and served with free high-fat cinnamon sticks or garlic sticks. Or those "value meals" that contain more than a person's entire calorie allotment in one meal.
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Thinking of weight loss stuff reminds me of Anna Nicole Smith in those commercials, cavorting in her swimsuit--"Trimspa, baby!"
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@howard96h (11659)
• New York, New York
2 Mar 07
Now she's hot and before that he was calling her a pig! Hahaha
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• India
3 Mar 07
yeah i also find it ridcoulous..
• United States
2 Mar 07
I am so sick of all of the weightloss commercials. What they neglect to inform you of is the failure rate of those that have been on their programs. You never see or hear of them. Diets don't work. Changing our eating habits do. It is not just what we eat, but why. All things need to be taken into consideration.
• United States
3 Mar 07
I agree with you. They should have a disclaimer mentioning the failure rate. They make it seem like all you have to do is eat their food and you will miracously loose weight. Lloyd
• United States
2 Mar 07
I, too, am sick of those commercials. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure some of them work to a certain extent, but even if they did, unless you learn how to change your eating habits, and excersise more, the weight will come back. As far as their testimonials being truthful, I have no idea if they are or not, but they sound so scripted and fake that I really can't bring myslef to believe them. If you look at the bottom of the screen on any of the commercials like this, they almost always say "results not typical."
• United States
2 Mar 07
I'll have to look at the the bottom of the screen. I never noticed the "results not typical" disclaimer. The testimonials do seem scripted. Thanks. Lloyd
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
27 Jan 08
No it is not just you, I am sick of seeing all the weight loss commercials on tv. It is hard to know what to believe, I don't always believe the testimonials. How do we know whether they hired these people or not to say they lost weight? I do believe alot of weight loss programs work though. It just depends which one best suits your needs. For example weight watchers is good for people that do not have much money as they just pay a small fee each week for the meeting. They get to buy food that suits them and count their points. Jenny Craig is suited to people who want conevenience and variety. They have prepackaged food and a wide variety of foods. However the only downfall is it can become quite expensive with joining fees and paying for weekly food.
• United States
29 Jun 08
I don't believe most of the testimonials I hear on television. I do believe that weight loss programs can work if it is combined with an exercise program. From what I've seen, most weight loss programs cost about $10 per day. That seems overly expensive when you average it out monthly. Lloyd
• United States
29 Jun 08
Hello mommyboo. The fact that the fine print states that the results are not typical says it all. It basically means that you won't loose weight like those shown in those commercials. Sometimes people try these programs even though they know it won't work for them. Lloyd
@Carrie26 (1587)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I think for as much as you pay for that program you could go out and get a book or even look online of lowfat diets and lose weight that way.It would be a whole lot cheaper.You will be surprised what people dont do to get money.Some are probably good programs but some make people think oh I can look that good too and pick up the phone and they order the program.But if they do not diet and tend to eat other food as well as the food the program sends then it will not work and lots of money down the drain.The key I have always been told is to limit the intake of foods cut your portions down and exercise.My mom told me their was this lady who idi some kind of program(I cant remeber the program name becuase their are so many)and she lost weight but it costed a good bit of money.I am sick and tired of seeing that commercial too.LOL.If I was the lady I would be giving her husband a serious talk about why he didnt like her before.He should have liked her to begin with.For all we know it could be a fake saying for her to use to make women think their husbands will think they are hot after they lose wieght with this program.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
Thank you for your well thought out reply. She really need to talk to her husband and discuss his feeling for her. I just don't know what people will do. I think this is like the old snake oil sales people. Lloyd
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@kims374 (300)
• United States
2 Mar 07
Yes, I am sick of all of them too, and they don't seem to influence as many people as you would think- there are alot of people out there who will not lose the weight if they are on some kind of program- they have to want to do it themselves. I don't think it is a "magic pill" I totally tend not to believe the before and after pics- you can tell sometimes they are not the same person.
• United States
2 Mar 07
It's so dishonest to make people think that all they have to do is eat certain types of food to be "hot". I have to disagree with you though. The commercials must be working or else they wouldn't be on so often. I'm really sick of them. Lloyd
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• United States
28 Jan 08
it is just a marketing gimmick ..most diets will work for somebody..but the average diet ends up a failure in the long run..something like only 5 per cent lose the weight and keep if off for two years...diets don't work because they don't take into account for a lot of things..eating cultures are different but most diests don't take this into account..and most people just get bored with the diet and lose the motivation..portion control and exercise works but that is just common sense.
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• United States
27 Jun 08
I've never tried a weight loss diet, but I figured that a change in lifestyle had to be part of a complete program. When you see the before and after pictures of the people who have lost weight, common sense should tell you that it wasn't just from a pill or some food. I'm sure many of the celebrities who endorse these products are on a strict excercise regiment. Lloyd
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
27 Jun 08
The before and after pictures are the biggest scam of all! You can do it too, just hold your stomach in and take a picture! Now let it out and take another picture! Got it?
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Mooch, I am one of those people who would rather go work out more to make up for eating a little too much than be really strict about what I eat and not work out. The problem for lots of people is motivation, they don't like exercise and they aren't motivated. If they could get that way it would make a lifestyle change and diet much easier to handle. You don't have to restrict your calories as much if you work out a lot, and it doesn't even mean you have to necessarily eat LESS either. What you do have to do is replace calorie dense processed foods with low calorie high volume natural foods or lower calorie processed foods in smaller portions. I don't feel like I ever restrict myself, I just make sure I don't go overboard. LOL! The end result is less in, more out and weight loss will happen. For maintenance it's more or less an average of the same in, the same out, although this balance will be different for everybody.
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
5 Jan 08
I used to work for Jenny Craig and know that those who choose the maintainence program lose the weight and keep it off almost 99% of the time. The exceptions were thosewho were against it and skeptical from the start or those who were sent by husband, boyfriend or parents. I would send these individuals away, suggesting they come back when they're ready. I never saw this program work for people who were there because someone told them to go. And the nice thing about Jenny Craig - not sure about NutriSystem, the food is yummy, just closer to the portions we are supposed to eat rather then those the nation has convinced us are our normal portions. Pizza, chocolate cake and the like. With any diet change, we should remember that we need to excercise - or our weight will go down and our fat percentage could very well go up - and generally did in my experience at Jenny Craig and Healthy Inspirations (another program based on teaching portion size rather then giving portioned food). I think we should lose weight for ourselves, for more energy, better self esteem - when we can fit into lawn chairs and airline seats, for less headaches, lower cholesterol etc. My husband loves me the way I am, good thing too as he's the food devil! Food synonomous to affection to him. When I was pregnant a year ago, and he knew I was getting migraines and just didn't feel well the next day from these (migraines exhaust me) he would bring me my favourite foods and when we'd go shopping we'd pass like the ice cream aisle and he'd be like, "Cookies and Creme ice cream...mmmmm you know you want some!". He did this whenever he was home, other wise, when he was on TDY (he contracts to the military), I'd eat my healthy food and just deal with my exhaustion from migraines and pregnancy in other ways. Now its time for a colon cleanse to jumpstart my metabolism and clean out all the toxic foods I've been eating for 3+ years since knowing him - yep Itried to get him eating healthy and he brought be over to the 'dark side'. lol.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Those migraines can be caused by foods that you re sensitive to, try eliminating certain foods and see if the migraines go away!
• United States
29 Jun 08
It's just amazing that husbands, boyfriends and parents are so intrusive. Someone telling someone to go to Jenny Craig seems so demeaning. I see why it wouldn't work in those situations. I'm glad you replied to this discussion. You have provide everyone with some helpful tips. Thanks. Lloyd
• Canada
3 Mar 07
Lloyd ,I have no doubt that if one puts their mind to it you can lose all the weight you want . And you can even maintain that weight for awhile. My question is how long do they keep it off . I am thinking that is the hardest part .I lost weight on Nutrisystem, and many other diets as well. I never kept any of the weight off . There really is more to weight loss and weight gain than just eating or not eating . One really must get in to the psychology of why we eat and gain in the first place. I am thinking of your question - What was he calling he before she lost the weight? If he didn't think she was just as hot before she lost the weight then half her battle was right there. In order to maintain weight and stop the cycling up and down we really must have a good self image . If we feel fat when we are not then , we have are going to have a very difficult time. When I was younger , my husband was young and a bit foolish too. He put a lot of emphasis on what He thought would make him happy in terms of my weight. It backfired, I gained more weight . I needed for him to love me and accept me for what I was . I felt just as fat at 120 as I do now , and I am about twice that weight. That is pretty scary . We have both learned a lot of lot since then I have gone through some emotional healing . He loves me now with the skinny factor written in . I am sure these people are being truthful but you wonder if they could say the samthing thing 1 or 2 or 5 years down the road .
• United States
3 Mar 07
Thanks for taking the time to explain your situation to use. Hopefully what you have said will help others understand how complicated weight loss and weight gain can be. It's not just a matter of taking a pill or eating Nutri-System's foods. Thanks. Lloyd
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I'll probably never see the weight I was when I first got with my husband I am like 3 times biger now. And just yesterday he shakes his head and rudely tells me I need to lose weight..Hello, It is not like I do not know this or want to I just can't find the umpf to want to do it. I wanted to join weight watchers just so I would have to go to meeting and I wouldn't be by myself in this weight loss and want to lose weight and I thought that having to be weighed and then others told what you lost or gained would keep me on the path to weight loss but my husband won't pay for weight watchers and I have no other source of income except mylot which I don't make enough to cover the $39.95 a month charges. So if he really wanted me to lose weight and supported me in my weight loss then he would help pay for the weight watchers. Don't you think?
@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
26 Mar 07
I don't believe those weight loss programs work. I don't have a problem with my weight because I listen to my doctor and try to eat healthy and wise. I don't believe those people are being truthful.
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• United States
27 Mar 07
I agree with you. The only way to loose wait is with excercise and diet. There is no magical pill. If there was one, the person who invented it would just as rich as Bill Gates. Lloyd
@disvachic (10123)
• United States
16 Mar 07
I havent seen that one yet.Yea what was he calling her before.They really need to put emphasis on how to keep it off.They make it seem like its so easy when its hard work.It takes will power and control.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Some of these people probably really do lose the weight. But they also probably exercise as well. The health risks of these weight loss systems makes it unworth it. I wouldnt try any of it.
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@beaniegdi (1966)
3 Mar 07
I think they can work but at the end of the day it is much better to eat less and excersise more - it is cheaper too. Also a lot of guys like their women with curves but it is as if they have been sidelined. At one time in england you were not considered succesful unless you could afford to feed your wife enough that she became fat. It is just changing fashion the dictates that people prefer skinny women. In my experience m ost mend prefer a woman with curves not a stick thin figure. the aim should be good health as that is far more important than anything else and should be the main consideration when dieting.
• United States
3 Mar 07
You are so right. Eating less and excersise would be better and cheaper. Could you imagine if being considered successful meant over feeding your wife these days? That is so crazy. I'm glad times have changed. Lloyd
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
3 Mar 07
The husband was probably calling her to dinner. Many spouses like to keep their partners a overweight so they don't stray. This lady's hubby is now probably complaining about her being hot and she's interpreting that as calling her hot. LOL Anyway, I believe maybe 50% are factual. It's hard to deny when the person who loses weight is a well known celebrity like Kirstie Ally or the Duchess of York. They have definitely slimmed down. Isn't it strange that people are so consumed with the weight thing? You hardly ever see commercials about people who successfully quit smoking. One of the reasons many people continue to smoke is that they are afraid of gaining weight if they quit. Maybe a savy weight loss program should target those folks and develope a program where one can quit smoking without fear of weight gain.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
I would bet that Kirstie Ally and the Duchess of York both had weight trainers in addition to their new diet. Our society almost force people to be consumed with loosing weight. That would be funny if he started worrying about her straying. His new phrase would be "hotdamn". lol Lloyd
• United States
3 Mar 07
he called her miss piggy. I don't believe none of it. The only one I would trust is turbo jam. I have this complete set and it works super great. I have lost weight,gained energy,self happiness etc. I support them all the way. Along with billy blanks.
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• United States
3 Mar 07
I glad Turbo Jam is working for you. I've never heard of it. The Billy Blanks workout would make anyone loose weight. I've lost weight just watching that workout. LOL. Lloyd
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
29 Jun 08
The weight loss programs that include an exercise program as well as a diet (portioned food) and local support groups do work. Ones that are just the food... not so much. You might lose some weight but without the other parts it will not become a lifestyle and you will gain the weight back. Also, without exercise, you are cheating yourself out of the most important part of weight loss - toning up and getting your insides healthier. Even thin people can have health problems relating to too large a percentage of body fat or fat accumulating around vital organs. Thin people can also suffer from things such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, etc due to lack of exercise and unhealthy diet.
• United States
28 Jun 08
I have tried almost every one of those plans, and no, I do not think they are 100% truthful testimonials. It's all about targeting their most lucrative audience and turning them into paying customers asap! From what you said "my husband thinks I'm hot", targeting insecure married woman most likely with marital problems who think if they get on the plan it will save their marriage--NOT! Or the one that went from a size 12 to a size 2 after having a baby , from being on the plan. Again, targeting woman that feel disgusting after still carrying the left over "baby fat", most likely ones with postpartum depression, who think if they get on that plan they will go down to a size 2 also-NOT LIKELY! I do believe you can lose weight on the plans, however there are ways of losing weight with out shelling out over $200.00/mo to be on their plan. It's a bunch of garbage.
• United States
30 Jun 08
I agree with you that they are targeting women who are insecure. It's ashame that so many women fall for these tactics. I'm sure anyone can buy their own healthy food for less than two hundred dollars per month. Lloyd
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I see those commerials atleast 3 or more times a day. I'm not a avid t.v. watcher. But I am not so sure they work I think what makes it work if it does is the already fixed meals. Some people like that alot but how do we know whats in these meals if they are already prepared. And by eating such small amounts of food a person is bound to lose alot of weight. I bet we would get the same results from store bought frozen healthy choice meals and maybe for a whole lot less. All we need to do is add exercise and walla we lose weight. Anyone can hold up a pair of pants to large for them and say they lost weight and photos can be digially remastered to make you look larger or smaller. they made Katie from the today show look 20 pounds slimmer and kate winslett also. So is it true you lose the weight? probably but anyone who sticks to a stick diet and exercise regimen can lose the weight.