Nutrisystem - Yay or nay?
March 3, 2007 1:29am CST
For those who have tried the program, or know someone who has... I've been interested in trying Nutrisystem for awhile. I used to nanny and my "mom boss" used it for awhile. Not that she needed it, but that's another story entirely. She did loose weight, and loved being on it, but she got bored and strayed for a few days. She immediately put the weight she lost back on, and so she gave up. I'm afraid of being the same way, but I wonder if maybe it's worth the try. She said it was fairly well priced, considering what you get. Is the food good (I did try one lunch, can't remember what it was, and it was decent)? Is it easy to stick with? What's been your experience? What happens when you go out to eat (or do you not) or eat at someone else's house? Anything you can contribute would be good. I've tried all sorts of diets and this is the one one that many people seem to enjoy doing. I'm just not sure if it's really successful long term.
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3 Mar 07
Hi, I was on the Nutrisystem diet back in 1990. I started out in the spring .I can't remember the date now it was so long ago. I started off at about 148. I kept on the diet all summer and I am not sure how far int othe fall. I got down to 135 I think. I had moved by that time and found a new doctor. I went to see him because I was dealing with depression. He told me to immediately get off Nutrisystem , said it was contributing to my depression. He also was not happy with the effects that their foods could have on my body . In trying to answer some of your questions. The food I remember was not too bad. It was expensive and I don't we really could afford it , so it contributed to our debt load. I really had to pick and choose the food to find things that I liked. If I went to someones house then I had to take my food along with me I think. At this point in my life knowing what I know now I would have chosen a different way to lose the weight . I have been dieting for about 25 years and the results have been disasterous. I am more than twice the I was the first time I starting dieting when I was 21. It had really messed up my body and my metalbolism . I would suggest find a program that you can follow the rest of your life , one that can help make permanant changes to the way you eat .
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3 Mar 07
I thought about trying this system as well and I guess if you really think about $300-ish a month isn't that bad for prepackaged food. I would just be a little worried that if she fell off the bandwagon for only a few days and put on weight what would happen if you wanted to get off of it? I hope you find some answers because I would like to know as well.