How to Choose a Nutrisystem Plan

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If you’re new to Nutrisystem, you’re probably wondering why we offer so many weight loss program choices. It’s because of you. You’re unique. You have your own weight loss goals, nutritional needs, taste preferences and of course, budget. We keep all of that in mind when we develop the options we offer, so you have the best diet plan to become the best you.

Which Nutrisystem plan is best for you?

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When you’re ready to start losing weight and feeling your best, a program like Nutrisystem, designed by expert weight loss dietitians, is much more effective than trying to lose weight on your own. Nutrisystem is the perfect choice for those looking to change their eating habits, but it is far from a “one-size-fits-all” weight loss plan. You get to make lots of choices along the way to meet your exact needs, starting with choosing from our various plan options.

We offer specialized Nutrisystem plans for women, men, vegetarians and those with diabetes, as well as a Partner plan and the Complete plan. We also offer different levels of plans in our men’s, women’s, partner and diabetes plans: Basic, Uniquely Yours, and Uniquely Yours Max+ or Uniquely Yours Ultimate.

We know this can be a lot to choose from, so we’ve created this guide to help you decide which plan is best for you.

Learn more about each of the Nutrisystem plans!

On Nutrisystem, you’ll eat five to six times a day no matter what plan you choose, so hunger pangs don’t slow you down. Better yet, the meal plans are specially crafted to maximize your weight loss results through a balanced diet and satisfy your taste buds while doing so. And the best part about our weight loss meal plan? The food is delivered right to your door!

With each of our Nutrisystem meal plans, you will receive:

  • Fully prepared food you’ll love. Get breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks, 5 or 7 days a week.
  • Top-rated app with one-touch logging and fun challenges to motivate you.
  • 1-on-1 weight loss coaching support. Available on-demand, 7 days a week.
  • Convenient home delivery and free shipping—always!

Nutrisystem Plan Comparison

Basic Plan: Budget-friendly weight loss with pantry-ready meals.

  • Our classic menu variety. Get a month of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
  • Top-rated NuMi® weight loss app. Track your weight loss and join fun challenges to stay motivated.
  • Free home-delivery every month. Food is conveniently shipped right to your door

Our Basic Plan fits your budget and busy lifestyle. Fuel your weight loss with a four-week meal plan and our classic variety of meals and snacks, including pantry-ready menu choices that are easily stored in your pantry or stashed in your bag.

The foods are ready to eat in just minutes and perfect at home or on-the-go! Just heat and eat convenient choices, such as pizza, pasta, soup and more.

You’ll enjoy our breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks 5 days a week, plus eat your own healthy meals 2 days a week. Plus, you get to enjoy grocery add-ins for extra flavor and variety. 

Click here to learn more about the Basic plan! >

Uniquely Yours Plan: Lose weight with our most popular plan and top-rated meals.

  • Our most popular menu variety. Get a month of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
  • Frozen and pantry-ready meals. Delicious, convenient and ready to eat in just minutes.
  • Access to select Restaurant Faves. Indulgent meals inspired by restaurants you love!
  • Top-rated NuMi® weight loss app. Track your weight loss and join fun challenges to stay motivated.

Uniquely Yours is the delicious way to burn fat and build strength! Get a plan to crush your goals and cravings with a four-week meal plan and customer favorites delivered to your door. You’ll have access to our top-rated frozen menu choices, plus pantry-ready meals and snacks, all ready to eat in just minutes.

You’ll also have access to select Restaurant Faves meals – these are inspired by famous restaurant meals and portioned with half the calories!

Just like the Basic plan, you’ll enjoy our breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks 5 days a week, then eat your own healthy meals 2 days a week. You also get to enjoy grocery add-ins for extra flavor and variety. 

Click here to learn more about the Uniquely Yours plan! >

Uniquely Yours Max+ Plan: Loser weight with our foolproof plan.

  • Includes Fast 5 for week 1. A simple start to jumpstart your weight loss.
  • Best variety of fully prepared food. Get a month of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks.
  • Only plan with Hearty InspirationsPremium all-in-one meals including skillet dinners!
  • App tools for personalized nutrition. Intelligently optimizes your nutrition plan as you lose weight.
  • Full access to Restaurant Faves. Indulgent meals inspired by restaurants you love!

With Uniquely Yours Max+, weight loss never tasted so good. This is our only plan with our best menu ever. Featuring our Hearty Inspirations premium meals, you’ll feel satisfied while you lose weight with big, filling and flavorful choices that have up to 30 grams of protein and extra vegetables.

Plus, get access to our full line of Restaurant Faves, feel-good meals inspired by popular dishes from famous restaurants. They’re 100% guilt-free and perfectly portioned with half the calories!

Click here to learn more about the Uniquely Yours Max+ plan! >

Nutrisystem for Men Plans: Get the edge over regular diet and exercise.

Nutrisystem for Men recognizes that guys need more calories than women, even when trying to lose weight. They need more carbs, protein and healthy fats to fuel up right.

This plan includes one more Nutrisystem snack than the other plans, accounting for the slight difference in plan costs.

The Nutrisystem for Men program comes in all three options above: Basic, Uniquely Yours and Uniquely Yours Max+.

Click here to learn more about Nutrisystem for Men plans! >

Partner Plans: Stay accountable and lose weight together.

The Nutrisystem Partner Plan is designed for two people in the same household. The Partner Plan includes two weeks of Nutrisystem meals and snacks for two people.

Motive and inspire each other as you lose weight and celebrate success together. Studies show that dieting with a partner can lead to greater weight loss. With the Nutrisystem Partner Plan, weight loss truly is better together!

The Nutrisystem Partner Plan comes in all three options above: Basic, Uniquely Yours and Uniquely Yours Max+.

Click here to learn more about Nutrisystem Partner Plans! >

Vegetarian Plan: Lose weight with a plan designed for vegetarians.

Designed specifically for vegetarians, the Nutrisystem Vegetarian plan offers vegetarian meals and snacks including frozen foods. Please note that we currently do not have a vegan plan at this time.

Click here to learn more about the Vegetarian plan! >

Nutrisystem D – Diabetes Plan: Lose weight to help manage your Type 2 diabetes and lower your A1C.

We know that people with diabetes have specific needs, which is why we created Nutrisystem D, specifically designed for people with Type 2 diabetes. This approach to weight loss is also appropriate for people who are overweight and have Type 1 diabetes, or who have pre-diabetes.  It’s a four week-plan that provides convenient food delivery right to your door.

Developed by a team of doctors and dietitians to provide the best balance of nutrients in optimal portion sizes, Nutrisystem D provides a simple, effective weight loss solution for people living with diabetes. Nutrisystem D can help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight to lower A1c levels.

Nutrisystem D plans are designed to help you lose weight to manage Type 2 Diabetes, safely and effectively, with three key components:

  • The right balance of nutrients: protein, lower-glycemic carbs like fiber and healthy fats
  • Meals and snacks every 2-3 hours to help keep your blood sugar levels steady
  • Around 1,200 to 1,500 calories each day, focused on the foods that keep you fuller, longer

The Nutrisystem Diabetes plan comes in three options: Basic, Uniquely Yours and Uniquely Yours Ultimate.

  • Basic: Choose from over 100 pantry-ready menu options. Enjoy five Nutrisystem breakfasts, lunches, dinner and snacks each week.
  • Uniquely Yours: Everything included in our Basic plan, PLUS access to our top-rated frozen meals and snacks.
  • Uniquely Yours Ultimate: Everything included in our Uniquely Yours plans, but you’ll enjoy 7 Nutrisystem breakfasts, lunches dinners and snacks each week. Less meal prep to save time and effort, so it’s best for people who prefer added structure.

Click here to learn more about Nutrisystem D! >

Complete by Nutrisystem: Lose weight and transition to a healthy lifestyle with a dietitian-designed approach.

Our 3-phased approach will guide you from rapid weight loss to steady results and a lifetime of success.

Complete by Nutrisystem is designed by expert dietitians to help you lose weight and transition into a lifetime of wellness. It works by delivering the right foods in the right portions, right to your door. As your body adapts, we gradually give you more freedom and flexibility to practice eating healthy eating on your own.

You’ll lose weight and learn how to keep it off through our three-phased approach:

  • Phase 1 (Month 1): Fire up your weight loss with delicious Nutrisystem meals, snacks and shakes 7 days a week.
  • Phase 2 (Months 2-4): Introduce some of your own healthy meals while enjoying Nutrisystem meals and snacks 5 days a week (and Nutrisystem shakes 7 days a week).
  • Phase 3 (Months 5-6): Eat healthy on your own and support your success with your Nutrisystem favorites—choose 32 meals and 16 snacks for each of your final 2 months.
  • Plus: We’ll provide valuable video resources and an exclusive digital cookbook to help you stay on track.

After 6 months, the plan ends—but our support doesn’t! You’ll continue to receive unlimited access to on-demand coaching and our award-winning weight loss app at no cost to you! That way, you can enjoy 6 months of weight loss and a lifetime of wellness.

Click here to learn more about Complete! >

Complete 55 Plan: Lose weight with a plan specifically created for women 55 and up.

With Complete 55, you’ll give your body the nutrition it needs! Support your metabolism with nutrition designed to help you lose weight as you age. Get the right amount of protein with the right ingredients for a woman’s body at this stage in life. This 3-month plan will help you burn harmful belly fat by front-loading calories to keep you burning fat throughout the day.

Complete 55 works by delivering the right nutrition for women like you! Here’s how:

Month 1: You’ll get acclimated to a structured weight loss program by enjoying your choice of ready-made Nutrisystem meals and snacks, 7 days a week. This includes access to our best menu variety, featuring Hearty Inspirations meal choices that control hunger for up to 5 hours!*

Months 2 and 3: Continue to enjoy our best variety of Nutrisystem meals and snacks 5 days a week. Plus, get guidance to incorporate your own healthy meals 2 days a week.

Month 4 and beyond: Live the healthy lifestyle you always wanted with Nutrisystem breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks 5 days a week. Starting Month 4, orders will be billed and shipped monthly with auto-delivery. Customize your order every month, or cancel when you feel ready to eat healthy on your own. Whatever you need, Nutrisystem is always available to you.

Plus! Enjoy unlimited support every month:

  • NuMi® app with SmartAdapt to help you power through weight loss plateaus.
  • Personal weight loss coaching available on-demand, 7 days a week.
  • Comprehensive guides with step-by-step guidance from our expert dietitians.

Click here to learn more about Complete 55! >

On Nutrisystem, additional grocery items are required.

*In a study, avg. time of hunger control was 3.9 hours.