Nutrisystem Diet

Type of Diet:
Prepackaged foods and menus with online support, balanced nutrition

Foods You Eat on this Diet: Prepackaged Nutrisystem meals along with some store-bought items

General Facts:
Menu based program incorporates Nutrisystem foods, although you can use their online support without buying their  food

Can you keep it off on this type of diet?
No data has been collected on the long term success of Nutrisystem, although the program has been around for more than twenty years. Their new maintenance plan may help customers move beyond their prepackaged foods and help with better long term weight loss. 

Positives: Online support system and balanced menus, no fee for joining.

Drawbacks: Diet plan is based upon buying expensive prepackaged meals. Not convenient to follow if you cook and shop for other household members, or dine in restaurants.


Safety and Health Issues
Diet plan and menus are safe and well balanced however: Avoid the appetite suppressants sold along with their food

Diet Surf Recommendation  
Recommended for people who want to eat packaged foods and don't dine out, cook, or eat with others.

Dietitians comments about the Nutrisystem Diet
Nutrisystem offers online support and tools that can be used by all members, but the actual diet plan and menus are designed to sell their prepackaged foods, which are expensive for what you get, just like any other packaged food based diet plan. These types of diets can isolate the dieter from the rest of the family because they have to eat differently than family members. Rigid menu plans and packaged foods take the thinking out of dieting, so you still have to learn how to eat in the real world to keep the weight off. Why not learn this while you lose weight without having to buy expensive diet foods?