Nutrisystem Quick Resources

Welcome To My  NutriSystem Review Website. Feel free to browse around. I’ve tried to provide the resources I wish I’d had when I was researching this diet.

I believe the best thing about this diet is the selection of foods – you get to eat pizza, burgers, tacos, etc.  Plus they are pretty flexible.

The latest special for Nutrisystem (as of December 2013) is the “nutrisystem my way” plan.  This allows you to take a quiz to help determine the best plan for you.  Plus, they are offering aggressive pricing as well as a week’s worth of free foods and lots of free shakes. Here is the link that special. Jump-start your weight loss with the ALL-NEW FAST 5? – ??FREE with Nutrisystem My Way program! If you’d like to know more about the diet, check out my “Getting The Most Out Of Nutrisystem” ebook – there’s a lot of information there.  You can also check out the quick resources below.
Although you can scroll down, you can click on any of the quick links below so that you don’t have to waste time searching.  I’ve included an ebook, coupons, articles, and information in the hopes that you will find something here that you can use. affiliate disclosures
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“Getting The Most Out Of Nutrisystem Ebook”

Hi there. I’m going to jump right into this because I know you don’t want to read a long, drawn out e-book reading page after page looking for succinct information. I know you just want the quick information that you need to get started. Although I don’t mind anyone sharing this information to friends and family legitimately interested in weight loss, no one is allowed to sell this material. But before I jump in, here are the coupon links in case that is what you were looking for. There is a table of contents below. And you can find more info on the new Nutrisystem Flex here.  You can learn more about nutrisystem’s select frozen gourmet line here.
Coupons:

Jump-start your weight loss with the ALL-NEW FAST 5? – ??FREE with Nutrisystem My Way program!

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In This Ebook:
I. Nutrisystem In A Nutshell:

II. How It Works

III. Why It Works Well

IV. Pros And Cons

VI. Nutrisystem FAQ

VII. Nutrisystem vs Other Weight Loss Programs (Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers)

VIII. How To Get The Most Out Of Nutrisystem / 5 Tips To Ensure Your Success

IX. Nutrisystem Resources

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Nutrisystem In A Nutshell: Nutrisystem offers a free membership that includes access to online help, counseling, classes, etc. Anyone can log on to Nutrisystem and get a free diet analysis, read the online newsletter or chat in the nutrisystem chat rooms or receive counseling from the weight loss counselors and sign on to receive a daily dose of encouragement email.

On the Nutrisystem program you buy the prepackaged foods from the company. Most of these are pretty darn tasty for diet foods and there are literally countless options from which to chose(over 130 to be exact. There are choices like pizza, cereal, cake, fudge, macaroni and cheese, pancakes, etc.) All tastes and preferences are covered here and you are allowed free reign with the program’s carbs and sweets. For a full food list, scroll down. Nutrisytem’s foods are known to be low in “bad” carbs and very high in “good” carbs and proteins. The company calls the diet “the best of both worlds” low fat AND good carb.
They offer a “28-day NutriSystem Advanced Program” where you eat their foods for four weeks. You eat five times a day and the portions are already measured and the calories are counted for you. This is a very easy diet to follow and because you’re eating very often, you don’t get as hungry as you might think. The Advanced System also offers free weight loss counseling and resources like a motivation makeover and free exercise videos. The Advanced food has added fatty acids and fiber for heart health and for a feeling of being full. (affiliate disclosure)

Nutrisystem is ideal for diabetics or people keeping a close eye on their blood sugar. Most of the Nutrisystem meals contain foods that are “low glycemic and high protein.” Nutrisystem has replaced “empty carbs” with “good carbs,” and add more protein to the meals.

The idea is to help keep your blood sugar levels stable and your metabolism going strong, so that you can burn more fat (called ketoisis).

Nutrisystem says it’s diet is a “no brainer” way to lose weight. Indeed, some really busy folks love this diet because they don’t have to think about what they are eating and can concentrate on becoming healthy.

Others have said it helps them stay on their budget and stay on their diet. They stay away from the grocery store where they are tempted to spend money on fattening foods. That is another advantage to consider. (affiliate disclosure)

 

How Does Nutrisystem Work?

Once you’ve decided to get started, you will chose which foods you would like to eat during your 28 day program. You can also add on any extras you think you’ll need. The package is usually shipped out quickly and from that package get started and build your meals.

Why Nutrisystem Works Well: From all of the research that I have done, Nutrisystem is so successful for a few reasons. First, the program is very easy to follow. You are given a large variety of “safe” choices, but there is no shopping, counting calories, adding points, tallying calories versus exercise, etc. You are also allowed to have a good bit of carbs and snacks and foods that make you feel like you are cheating when in fact, you’re quite safe. You are also given a lot of leeway on adding fresh fruits, vegetables and low fat addition to your meals, offering you further variety. Plus, the plan is ultra convenient. You can easily take the meals with you. And, it’s a great plan for busy people who don’t want to have to prepare or think about what they should eat. Because it’s so easy to follow, people stay on it and therefore get results. (affiliate disclosure)

Nutrisystem Pros: Simple: Very little guesswork, preparation, shopping, etc. involved.
Effective: Typical weight loss is over 2 pounds per week and is ongoing.
Relatively Inexpensive when compared to grocery bills and eating out.
Very User Friendly: Support articles, chat rooms, and tips offered throughout the Nutrisystem website.

Cons: If you are easily bored, or love to cook elaborate meals yourself, you’ll only be adding variety to your prepackaged meals. There are 100s of prepackaged choices available and there are also recipes to even get more out these choices so experiment so that you aren’t bored or get into a rut.

Further Thoughts: Nutrisystem is extremely popular right now. With Jillian Barberie, Marie Osmond, Danielle Fishel and Tori Spelling losing tons of weight and being back to a size one, Nutrisystem is known for being relatively easy, convenient, and effective. (affiliate disclosure)

Nutrisystem FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Does Nutrisystem offer counseling services? Weight loss is a very personal undertaking and it can have its challenges. Luckily, Nutrisystem provides UNLIMITED counseling, with no additional charge, to help you stay on track and reach your goal. I personally have found this a very helpful service. Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers charge ALOT for their counseling and nutrisystem offers it for free.

How do I reach a Nutrisystem counselor or a NutriSystem dietitian? To access a member of the NutriSystem Counseling Team or the Nutritional and Dietary Services Team, once you’re logged into the Nutrisystem web site, simply click on the “Counseling” tab in the menu bar at the top of the page. You’ll be taken to a page where you can begin a live chat with a NutriSystem counselor or dietitian, or get contact information to reach a counselor or dietitian via email.

Does counseling cost extra? Nope, the only think you pay for at nutrisystem is your food. There are never any meetings to schedule, either—you just hop online, or pick up the phone, and you can get the information you need, at a time that’s convenient for you. NutriSystem counselors cannot provide you with any medical advice, though, so these questions should be directed to your personal physician. (affiliate disclosure)

Nutrisystem DIET VERSUS OTHER DIETS

How does the Nutrisystem program compare to the Atkins diet? The Nutrisystem program stresses a healthy balance of good carbohydrates, proteins and fats. It teaches you to eat a variety of foods instead of just concentrating on one area (protein) to lose weight. Unlike Atkins, which is a low-carbohydrate diet that’s high in fat and protein, the low-fat NutriSystem Nourish program has you eating good carbs to lose weight. Your body craves carbohydrates, and by learning to choose healthy ones, you cultivate a balanced, lifelong solution to eating well and keeping the weight off for good. Best of all, with NutriSystem’s wide selection of meals and desserts, you’ll never have to face the problem of what to eat when you just can’t stand the thought of another piece of meat! I personally loathed Atkins.

How does the Nutrisystem program compare to the South Beach Diet? The Nutrisystem Program gives you the great combination of low Glycemic Index carbohydrates in convenient prepared meals. Like South Beach, with Nutrisystem, good carbs help you lose weight, but the NutriSystem Advanced foods also offer optimal amounts of protein and the increased effectiveness of eating prepared meals. In a recent study done by Brown University Study, people attempting to lose weight by eating prepared meals lost an average of 31% more weight than those who prepared their own meals. The ease and convenience of the Nutrisystem program fosters maximum weight loss. You’re not preparing complicated meals or recipes, but instead can enjoy healthy, balanced pre-prepared foods that are all ready to go when you are. It’s the real life solution to getting the glycemic advantage. (affiliate disclosure)

How does the Nutrisystem program compare to Weight Watchers? The Nutrisystem program has taken all the work out of weight loss. The prepared meals and desserts give you the right amount of food every time and you’re never left preparing complicated recipes or guessing how many points are in a certain food or meal. I hate tallying points and calories and I don’t want to carry around that silly chart. Nutrisystem has taken all of the work and guess work out of dieting. All you do is chose the food, pop it in the micro, and you’re good to go. For more information, check out the Nutrisystem site.

What is the Glycemic Index? The Glycemic Index measures the quality of carbohydrates and their impact on your blood sugar. Carbohydrates that break down slowly in your body encourage stable blood sugar levels, which is good, so they rate well or “low” on the Glycemic Index. On the other hand, carbs that break down too quickly cause your insulin levels to spike, and high insulin levels cause your body to store fat, so these carbs are given higher glycemic values. These “bad” carbs also leave you hungry soon after a meal, so if you’re looking to lose weight, you should seek to incorporate more “good” carbs with low glycemic values to keep your blood sugar levels stable and you metabolism burning strong.

Do I have to visit a center to participate in the Nutrisystem program? No! The  Nutsisytem program is a complete at-home program. You simply order your NutriSystem Nourish meals and desserts online and they’re delivered right to your home or office. You participate from the privacy of your home, with no center visits or public weigh-ins. However, if you choose to, you can call or go online to chat with one of our weight loss counselors. In fact, we recommend this at the start of your program to make sure all of your questions are answered and that you get off to a great start. And of course, there is never any charge for this service. NutriSystem always provides free support and the freedom to get the answers you need at a time when it’s convenient for you. Say goodbye to inconvenient appointments at a weight loss center-the  program works around your schedule and fits easily into your busy lifestyle.What does my FREE membership include? Believe it or not, at Nutrisystem, you never pay extra for weight loss counseling and support! Once you sign up (which is free), your FREE membership includes many added features to help make your weight loss program the most successful it can be. (affiliate disclosure)

How To Get The Most Out Of Nutrisystem: Five Tips To Ensure Success

1. Make sure your attitude is in the right place before you start. Your attitude toward your weight loss will play a significant role in your success with Nutrisystem. There are countless medical and psychological studies that prove your attitude dramatically effects your results. Go into any weight loss program feeling good that you are making a powerful, positive decision that will lasting effects on the outcome of your life. Don’t go in looking for a quick fix but a lifestyle improvement. Nutrisystem is not all about numbers on a scale. It’s about feeling better, making positive changes and gaining more energy. It’s about making your own happiness, health, self care and well being as high a priority as pleasing others. Make sure your attitude is heading in this direction before you start.

2. Plan well in advance. Nutrisystem makes this diet really easy and convenient by providing most of your meals. However, Nutrisystem unfortunately can’t make every decision. Think about what you’d like to eat the day before and at least portion it out and gather all of the ingredients you’ll need for any additions beforehand. (Bagged salads, prepacked stir fry veggies and the George Foreman grill can be a Godsend here). The reason for this is if you’re hurried, traveling, etc. you’ll be more apt to eat out or make poor choices if you haven’t already portioned out your meals and packed or prepared them. Don’t allow yourself to get in a situation where you’ll have to make an unfortunate decision and then feel regret or guilt later. The easiest way to avoid this is to make these decisions when you’re calm and in a good place. Each good day feeds on itself and is followed by more good days.

3. Feel free to personalize to enhance your experience. If you spend time in Nutrisystem chat rooms, you’ll get WONDERFUL ideas about how you can personalize this plan. Here are just a few of the ideas I’ve picked up there: If you love Starbucks as many people do, put your Nutrsiystem latte or cappuccino into your old Starbucks cup or to go cup. Suddenly, you won’t feel as though you’re making a sacrifice. There are also countless recipes in the chat rooms that tell you how to take foods from the monthly packages and make them into something else. (Free Recipies at the end of this ebook). For example, the oatmeal can be used to make muffins or cookies. . You can add a variety of veggies to the scrambled eggs to make an omelet or quiche. Shaved ice with sugar free syrup makes a darn good snow cone! The possibilities are endless. Feel free to play around with what you’re given so that you love your personal experience.

4. Incorporate fun physical activity: The average 2 pound per week weight loss, I’ve found in my research, does not typically incorporate an exercise program. Adding even a small amount of exercise can really kick up and speed up your weight loss. You don’t have to become a gym rat or a muscle head. Just think about what you activity you like doing and do it with more intensity and for longer. Gardening, walking, running around with your kids or loved ones, dancing, fixing or washing your car, etc are all forms of exercise if you put a little muscle and time behind them. You aren’t required to do exercises you don’t like. If you move more than you have been, you will likely lose more weight. You’ll be taking in less calories on Nutrisystem and if you add burning more calories to the mix, in whatever way you wish, it makes sense that you might lose more weight.

5. Have fun with and on this plan: Simply put, no one is going to stay long term on any weight loss plan if they are having a miserable experience. Nutrisystem offers a lively, supportive chat room on their website and lots of informative articles. If you need support, it is there for the taking. Don’t allow the quest for losing weight to rule your every thought. Knowing that you are making positive changes and following the plan is absolutely enough. Allow that to give you piece of mind. The way it is supposed to work is that by following the plan, you will see results, feed off of those results and the process will continue. But, it IS a process and it’s important that you enjoy the process and not become obsessed with the end result. The end result will come if you keep making the choices and actions to get there. It’s really that simple and there’s no need to over think it. The plan is designed to be easy, convenient and not to require a lot of hard work. So, follow the plan, get in more physical activity and enjoy your life. That’s the best advice I can give.

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Nutrisystem Flex

The deal with Nutrisystem Flex is that you get to take two days off.  Most people take of the weekends.  You still have to eat decently on the weekend, but you can eat out or enjoy the same meals as you family.  Here are some of the highlights and here are some coupons. (The base price is about $234 for the whole month.) Nearly $100 less than the regular program More flexibility for today’s lifestyle—five days on and two days off. Go With A Package Or Chose Your Own Foods For No Extra Cost

NOTE: This article was written a while ago, so these promotions are likely discontinued and expired.  You can see the latest coupons here.

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Introducing the NEW Nutrisystem Flex—-now including our best, gourmet fresh frozen foods! Order today and save up to 20% plus a FREE cookbook.

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Nutrisystem Coupons, Specials And Discounts

Considering that you eat five times per day, Nutrisystem is pretty reasonably priced . If you think about it, the diet is cheaper than groceries and gas in today’s economy. But, luckily, there are always coupons and specials running.  Check them out below.

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Nutrisystem Select

The nutrisystem select line is the plan that includes frozen gourmet foods delivered by Swan’s right to your door.  The cost of this plan varies.   It is often on special since it is the most expensive plan.  However, most people feel that having access to the better quality foods is worth the extra costs.  Plus, you can almost always get it on sale.

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A List Of Nutrisystem Foods

The company is very good about rolling out new foods. Here is the current list.

MEAL PLAN (List Of NutriSystemFoods)
Breakfast:
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Apple Granola Bar
Apple Strudel Scone
Blueberry Flavored Pancake Mix
Blueberry Muffin
Chocolate Chip Granola Bar
Cranberry Granola Bar
Cranberry Orange Pastry
Lowfat Granola Cereal
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
NutriCinnamon Squares Cereal
NutriFlakes Cereal – 40% Bran Flakes
NutriFrosted Crunch Cereal
Pancake Mix
Peanut Butter Granola Bar
Scrambled Eggs
Scrambled Eggs with Cheddar Cheese
Scrambled Eggs with Veggie Sausage Crumble

Lunch:
Beans & Ham Soup
Black Bean Tortilla Soup
Black Beans and Rice
Cheese Tortellini
Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup
Cheesy HomeStyle Potatoes
Chicken A La King
Chicken and Barley Stew
Chicken and Pasta in Cacciatore Sauce
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Salad
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
Chocolate Raspberry Bar
Fettucini Alfredo
Fudge Graham Bar
Hearty Minestrone Soup
Noodles with Chicken and Vegetables
Pasta Parmesan with Broccoli
Pasta with Beef
Split Pea SoupTomato and Corn Chowder
Vegetable Beef Soup

Dinner:
BBQ Sauce over Beef
Beans and Rice
Beef and Mushroom Gravy with Pasta
Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables & Gravy
Beef Tacos
Cheese and Spinach
Ravioli with Meat Sauce
Cheese Ravioli with Basil Tomato Sauce
Chicken Breast Patty
Chicken Pasta ParmesanChicken with Almonds
Rice and VegetablesChicken with Dumplings
Chili with Beans
Flame Broiled Beef Patty – Cooked
Flatbread Pizza
Florentine Sauce with Chicken Fettuccini
Green Pepper Steak with Rice
Hearty Beef Stew
HomeStyle Chicken Noodles with Gravy
Lasagna
Lemon Butter Sauce with Chicken and Noodles
Macaroni & Cheese
Macaroni & Cheese with Beef
Mashed Potatoes with Meatloaf and Tomato Sauce
Mushroom Gravy with Rice and Salisbury Steak
Mushroom Risotto
Pasta Fagioli
Rotini with Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
Stroganoff Sauce with Beef and Noodles
Tender Beef with Vegetables
Teriyaki Sauce, Rice, Beef and Vegetables
Thick Crust Pizza
Thin Crust Pizza with Cheese
Three Cheese Pasta with Chicken
Vegetable Fajita
Vegetable Lasagna with Basil Tomato Sauce
Vegetarian Chili
Wedged Potatoes with Sliced Beef Steak
Zesty Cajun Style Chicken and Sausage with Brown Rice

Snacks And Dessert:
Almond Biscotti
BBQ Soy Chips
Blueberry Lemon Dessert Bar
Caramel Popcorn
Chocolate Caramel Dessert Bar
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding
Chocolate Crunch Bar
Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
Double Chocolate Almond Cookie
Fudge Brownie
Honey Mustard Pretzel Sticks
Microwaveable Chocolate Cake
Mint Chocolate Crunch Bar
Nacho Crisps
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Peanut Butter Cookie
Pretzels
Sour Cream and Onion Soy Chips
Strawberry Shortcake Bar
White Cheddar Soy Chips
White Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Zesty Herb Snack Mix
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Nutrisystem Vs Other Diets

THE Nutrisystem DIET VERSUS OTHER DIETS

How does the Nutrisystem program compare to the Atkins and South Beach diets? Like the others, Nutrisystem is low carb, high protein, but the foods are not all meats and are not high in fat and cholesterol. There are carb and snack type choices like pizza, pasta, chips, cakes, and muffins. Nutrisystem still puts your body in ketosis, but without the pain of a mostly protein diet.

How does the Nutrisystem program compare to Weight Watchers? In a nutshell, there are no points to tally. Nutrisystem does all of the work for you, by providing the food which is already formulated to be “safe.” And, you don’t need to visit a center or program or join anything. Nutrisystem does offer free counseling online, but you aren’t forced to use it.
For more information, check out the Nutrisystem.com site (affiliate disclosure)

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How Nutrisystem Works

Nutrisystem is a weight loss plan based on a favorable Glycemic Index. What that means is that you get the right balance of protein and carbs to put your body into fat burning mode. The Nutrisystem prepackaged foods are low carb / low calorie and high protein, but the choices are anything but. The company provides over 130 prepackaged options including pizza, burgers, tacos, and chocolate. Everything is delivered right to your door. You only pay for your food. There are no membership fees and counseling is also free with Nutrisystem. It’s really designed for the person with a busy lifestyle. (affiliate disclosure)

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Danielle Fishell

Hot actress Danielle Fishel (best known for her starring role as Topanga on the television hit “Boy Meets World,”) finally kicked a bunch of extra pounds on Nutrisystem. She says that following her stint on “Boy,” her weight kept her from getting additional jobs. She lost 30 pounds and says she is in the best shape of her life. Her favorite Nutrisystem foods are the cereals, chili, and cookies. I think you’ll agree she looks great. She says the transformation was great for her self esteem (as though she needed any help, right?) (affiliate disclosure)

NOTE: This article was written a while ago, Danielle is no longer the spokesperson.  I will update this blog as new spokespeople sign on. 

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Jillian Barberie

It’s hard to imagine Jillian Barberie ever looking anything but swim suit perfect, but there are actually photos of her wearing a tent dress and looking not so great. (You can see this in the video on the bottom of this page.) Jillian is among the latest celebrities to go on Nutrisystem and lose a substantial amount of weight (over 40 pounds) post partum. Remember Tori Spelling? Anyway, Jillian has been making all sorts of rounds sporting a bikini and looking fabulous. And she’s been bragging that she lost all of the weight eating tacos, chocolate and pizza. Well, she did. Because this diet offers all of these foods. (There’s a complete list of all of the foods available on this website). Check out Jillian. I think you’ll agree she’s back to her perfect self. Happy for her. Grrr.

Note: This article was written a while ago.  Jillian is no longer a spokesperson. I will update this blog with new ones as they sign on.

 

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