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Nutrisystem Diet: Wight Loss Made Simpler Or Trickier

Research shows the direct way of targeting the stubborn body fat is not exercise, but diet. Simply put, the old school approach of reducing calorie intake has stood the test of time and you need to monitor the calories you are taking in. That is quite a feat to count every single calorie that you put in your mouth. Without proper guidance and motivation, you simply give up, considering how tedious the weight loss routine can get. Nutrisystem diet can fill the void and make your weight loss plans successful.

What is Nutrisystem?

Well, it’s not a crash diet or a new dieting fad, it is a complete system, which solves the most troublesome problem while losing weight i.e. calorie counting. Nutrisystem diet delivers ready to eat and sometimes pre-cooked meals (that require heating) right at your doorstep, which are designed according to your goal. The portion size and calories of each meal, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert, are kept according to your weight loss ambition and the package you have selected.

Nutrisystem Diet

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There are over 150 food items, in ‘uniquely yours’ package, available at Nutrisystem. With tailor-made packages designed for vegetarians, diabetics and for age above 60, you can surely find the one best suited to you. You can also tailor your package as per guidance from their online counsellor.

How Does Nutrisystem Diet System Work?

Nutrisystem Lean 13Nutrisystem diet doesn’t rely on some magic pill and exhaustive exercises, instead they recommend only 30 minutes training or moderate activity daily, and that too is not a must. The calorie counted meals follow strict guidelines of their nutritionists. The meals have a macro breakdown of 50% carbs, low to moderate GI, 25% protein and 25% fats. Additionally, they guide via a shiny leaflet about what you need to purchase and consume from a grocery store, mainly veggies and proteins. That’s about it, if you stick to the meals they provide, you can lose one pound each week. On the other hand, if you start their ‘Lean 13’ plan, you can lose anywhere from 10 to 13 pounds (for women).

It is recommended to go with ‘turbo take off week’ for the first week, and then follow any other customized meal plan for the remaining 21 days. This will essentially restrict your calorie intake to 1000 calories daily for 7 days, using Nutrisystem’s shakes containing protein and probiotics to boost your immune and digestive systems. These are easily one of the most healthy drinks you can have/make.

How Much I Have to Dish Out?

The good news is, unlike other reputable meal plans you don’t have to pay registration fees and weekly subscription charges, you’ll only be paying for the meals.

The Basic meal plan starts at $9.82 per day, you will be restricted to 1000 calories and can lose up to 10 pounds in a month. This plan is only for people who already have knowledge and experience of dieting and going on such a low-calorie intake.

The ‘Core’ plan starts at $10.54 a day, and you can select your meals from 100 different foods along with guidance from an online counsellor.

‘Uniquely yours’ is the most customizable package, which starts at $11.96 a day. With it you get to choose from a wide variety of 150 food items and get personalized counselling. If that’s something out of your budget, you can use Nutrisystem Coupon Codes to get great discounts.

In essence, you can end up spending anywhere from $250 to north of $350 in a month. But rest assured that what you are eating is good quality balanced diet with fiber to suppress craving and protein to keep you healthy and full. Moreover, they don’t use four of the most widely despised ingredients; hydrogenated oil, aspartame, high fructose corn syrup and MSG.

Does Nutrisystem Diet Suit all?

It has done wonders for most, but obviously you shouldn’t expect miraculous results. Most researches published on Nutrisystem is funded by the company itself, so going by their claims is not entirely logical. But the premise on which they operate and design their meals is the only viable solution for weight loss.

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Additionally, children under age, pregnant mothers and people suffering from kidney disorders need to stay away from the Nutrisystem diet system. It is well suited for diabetics and people suffering from high blood pressure, as it is low in sodium and relies on low GI carbs. But again, for these specific people, there are better (more expensive) meal options available nowadays.

There is a reason WebMd described Nutrisystem diet as ‘the ultimate in convenience’ and usnews.com ranked it at #5 as ‘best commercial diet plan’ and #11 as ‘easiest diets to follow’.

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