Thinking about trying the Nutrisystem diet?

Nutrisystem is one of the most well-known weight loss plans on the market right now. It gets a lot of press mainly due to the many commercials and infomercials.

So will it work for you? Here's a few thing to know about the Nutrisystem diet before you try it.

Some History:

First of all, Nutrisystem has been around for over 35 years and was one of the first weight loss programs to go online, offering online and phone counselling instead of group visits at a traditional brick-and-mortar weight loss center.

By offering weight loss support online, people could lose weight in the privacy of their own homes - which proved very popular.

How it works:

Nutrisystem delivers special diet meals to your home. You get 3 meals a day plus a snack. If you choose, you can also add your own fruit and vegetables. You can also customize your own menu - choosing from over 170 meals on the Nutrisystem menu.

You order a months worth of food at one time. Meals come with preparation instructions. Most of them can be ready in 5 - 10 minutes, which makes this diet very convenient - since there's no waiting or long preparation times for your meals.

The diet itself focuses on low-glycemic, 'good carb' foods - which help to keep your blood sugar stable and avoid insulin spikes (which can make you moody and hungry). Plus because of the fibre in the meals, you also feel fuller for longer - so you don't get hungry as fast.

The Meals:

While the meals aren't necessarily 'gourmet' they do offer a lot of variety. Plus there is an emphasis on comfort foods with this diet, from chocolate chip cookies to cinnamon buns to sloppy joes to lasagna.

Nutrisystem also has special diet meal plans suitable for vegetarians and type 2 diabetics.

The Cost:

In general, the Nutrisystem diet costs around $11 -$13 a day. One way to save money is to choose to have the food autoshipped to you every month for as long as you're losing weight.

This is actually much easier on the budget than most other diet delivery plans that run about $20-$25 a day. It's also less than what most people spend on food a day. So you can actually save money while losing weight.


If you're looking for an easy way to lose weight that includes both your meals and coaching, you may want to try Nutrisystem. It has worked for thousands of people - including several high profile celebrities.

Plus you can choose your own menu and you also get online support including weight loss coaching. All for around $11 a day which is much more affordable than many other diet programs.

Author's Bio: 

Vienna Miller writes for Diet Food Delivery Reviews - a site offering reviews and tips on the best diet food delivery plans.

For more on information including price per day, areas of delivery and which stars are using Nutrisystem to slim down visit the Nutrisystem Diet Review page.