Team Up to Slim Down: 5 Types of Partners on the Nutrisystem Partner Plan

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Just about every goal becomes more attainable with teamwork. That’s definitely true of weight loss. When two people partner up to eat healthy and shed excess pounds, they motivate and inspire each other to reach their goals.

The Nutrisystem Partner Plan makes it easy for you and another person in your household to join together to lose weight. This built-in support system can’t be beat! By teaming up, you and your partner could lose up to 20% more weight than doing it on your own.*

Your plan will combine your food order into one shipment and includes two weeks of meals and snacks for two people. You and your accountability partner will kickstart your weight loss and reboot your bodies with seven full days of Nutrisystem meals and protein shakes that are designed to activate your body’s fat-burning mode.

Going into week two, you’ll each enjoy five Nutrisystem breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks each week. You and your partner can pick from any of Nutrisystem’s tempting menu options. You both can order the same foods or each of you can select your own favorites. We also provide guidance and recipes for healthy meals on your own!

The Partner Plan makes it easy to lose weight with someone in your house. Your partner can be a husband or wife, roommate, child over 18 years old or any other adult in your household. The key is that you will help each other to stay on the plan, keep up with your daily activity goals and cheer on your partner’s progress. As with any partnership, success comes from give and take, lifting up the other person when they need extra support and positive reinforcement. Here are a few helpful hints for different kinds of partners that can do our plan.

1. Couples

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Date nights have become so popular for couples because they make time for focusing on each other and the relationship amidst the constant demands of daily life. For many couples, that often means going out (or ordering in) for dinner. If restaurant meals are in your date night plans, be sure to check out our informative Dining Out Guide, which recommends the best choices for all kinds of cuisine, including classic diner, French and Mexican favorites.

Prefer to make your own romantic dinner? Try one of our elegant Flex meal recipes that serve two, such as Filet Mignon with Mushroom Cream Sauce or Sweet and Sour Chicken. You can also check out these 10 date night ideas that don’t require cheating on your diet!

2. Roommates

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Sharing expenses can help save money when you’re trying to lose weight. If you and a roommate sign up for the Nutrisystem Partner Plan, both people get two weeks of their choice of meals and snacks shipped free to your home. You don’t have to eat the same meals or at the same time to share in the good deal.

You also can keep the savings coming by combining your grocery lists for fresh produce and other items. When you buy in bigger quantities, the costs per person are typically lower. Before you head to the store, check out our Grocery Shopping Guide, which gives you lots of tips on finding healthy foods in every aisle. We’ve also created lists for budget friendly PowerFuels and SmartCarbs that can help you save money while you lose weight.

3. Parent and Child

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Moms, dads and their children often inspire and motivate each other to get healthy and drop extra pounds. With the Partner Plan from Nutrisystem, a parent and their child over 18 years old can lose weight together and each gets to have what they want for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Nutrisystem menu features lots of options. With your Flex meals, try healthy versions of family favorites, such as Boneless Honey BBQ Chicken Bites, Vegetable Lasagna Bake or Whole Wheat Pizza.

You can also stay active by starting a daily walking routine together. Nutrisystem recommends 30 minutes of physical activity each day. Walking is a great way to get moving but also provides the opportunity for some family bonding. Use the time together to catch up on your day and discuss any meal plan successes or hurdles you may have experienced.

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4. Siblings

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Healthy competition helps us stay focused on our goals and stick to our commitments. You can put a little sibling rivalry to use when you sign up to lose weight with the Nutrisystem Partner Plan. The plan works perfectly for two siblings over 18 years old that live in the same household. You can set yourselves challenges that reinforce positive choices.

Try creating a system where each of you earn points, for example, for getting in 30 minutes of daily activity, drinking the recommended 64 ounces of water every day and eating four servings of non-starchy vegetables. (You can use the free NuMi app to track all of this!) At the end of the week, compare your journals and decide the winner. The person with the most points gets to choose the next Flex meal or who has to do the dinner dishes. Remember, the goal is not to beat the other person, but to motivate both of you to keep healthy habits!

5. Grandparents

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If you’re lucky enough to have a grandparent living with you—or to be a grandparent living with your adult grandchildren—losing weight together can be so good for both of you. As we get older, changing our old habits and shedding extra pounds gets to be harder. When you’re younger, you need to start building a healthy lifestyle so you stay well into your old age. The Nutrisystem Partner Plan lets you support and learn from each other as you make progress to your goals. Take a half hour each evening to sit down and discuss your day, any struggles you’ve experienced or wins you may have had.

Cooking healthy food is also a great way to spend time together. When you’re ready to celebrate or just want a sweet treat, make one of our easy but oh-so satisfying Flex Snack recipes. You’ll both love our Healthy Apple Nachos, 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups or Healthy Air Fryer Grilled Peaches.

If you haven’t gotten started on your weight loss journey yet, what are you waiting for?! Team up to slim down with the Nutrisystem Partner Plan!

*Based on scientific literature on dieting in small groups compared to individually.

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