Tried Every Diet? 6 Reasons Nutrisystem is Different

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Nutrisystem is a different diet

If you’ve counted calories, carbs or bowls of cabbage soup; been on different diets from every major university, famous doctor or corner of the earth; tried to eat like a bunny, an Italian or a caveman, you are probably sick to death of diet plans. If you’re sick to death of diets, it’s probably because none of them worked very well—or very long—for you.

But if you’re “all aboard” the weight loss diet train because you want to lose pounds and get healthy, maybe it’s time to consider getting off at the Nutrisystem stop.

That’s what Lisa D. did. This North Carolinian tried plenty of diets, but nothing helped her get rid of the 50 pounds she had put on over the years. As the weight crept up, her self-esteem fell. She saw a Nutrisystem ad on TV, found a diet plan that fit her budget and signed up. Even weight loss plateaus didn’t stop her.

“I knew that it was only temporary and that I was already feeling better than I had in a long time,” Lisa says.

Today, she’s 50 pounds lighter*, a size four and has “a lot more self-esteem.”

What’s different about Nutrisystem is that it’s not just another diet—it’s different (and better) than a diet!

Here are six reasons why Nutrisystem is different than the diet you’ve tried:

1. You won’t be hungry.

Even though you’re probably eating far fewer calories than you once did, you won’t be dreaming of pizza and chocolate chip cookies. That’s because on this weight loss program, you can have them! That’s right: With Nutrisystem, you can eat pasta, burgers and even ice cream!

Additionally, our perfectly portioned foods are designed by nutritionists, so they have the right balance of protein and fiber to keep you feeling full. Protein promotes satiety for many reasons, according to a 2013 study in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism, in no small part due to the fact that your body takes longer to process protein than carbs.

Bonus: You can have unlimited quantities of non-starchy vegetables, which add even more belly-satisfying fiber.

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2. You won’t be giving up entire food groups. 

No more making sandwiches with lettuce instead of bread, cutting out everything white or trying to force fat-free cheese to melt in your grilled sandwich. Best of all, no more forbidden foods that make you want them even more. The Nutrisystem weight loss diet is different by not only being nutritionally balanced, but it passes the “real life” test: Am I going to be able to eat this way the rest of my life? You are, and you’re going to learn how to incorporate different foods into a healthy weight loss plan and weight maintenance program so you never feel deprived. To view our variety of weight loss plans, click here.

3. You can eat out.

Face it, you can’t always run home for your home-cooked or pre-packaged Nutrisystem meal, particularly if you’re on vacation or on the road for work. That’s why Nutrisystem provides a handy Dining Out Guide that covers everything from vending machine and fast food choices to smarter menu picks. Did you know that the seven-ounce house sirloin at Applebee’s has fewer calories and fat than the shrimp salad? You will if you read the guide! You’ll also find diet tips on how to choose the right salad, not the one that’s going to break the calorie bank as well as advice for just about every situation that will crop up. Also, check out these stories on The Leaf Weight Loss Blog for help choosing the best option at every kind of restaurant.

4. You’ll get help every step of the way.

You won’t need a little angel on your shoulder to help you avoid pigging out on pizza, overdoing it on vacation or help you stay accountable. You have a Nutrisystem Weight Loss Counselor who is just a phone call away. Let an expert talk you down from your cheesecake crisis or help you plan your menu choices for date night. Need accountability? Most people do. In fact, in a university of Illinois study involving women who lost a significant amount of weight, those who had even one person to whom they felt accountable were less likely to put the weight back on. You will also have NuMi, our app that lets you easily track everything you eat and all your activity. You also have The Leaf Weight Loss Blog, your online source for scientifically vetted advice on health, nutrition and weight loss that includes the best dietitian-approved healthy recipes for your Flex Meals and Snacks.

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5. You’ll learn how to do it yourself.

Nutrisystem isn’t all about prepackaged meals. Over the course of your weight loss journey on the Nutrisystem program, you’ll be preparing meals yourself with guidance from our easy-peasy menu-planning charts (and your Weight Loss Counselor, of course!). We know you aren’t going to be on the Nutrisystem diet plan for the rest of your life, so we want you to learn how to do it on your own. You’ll apply what you’re learning about healthy foods and proper portions.

6. It really works. 

Just ask Chris R. of Stafford, Virginia. An ex-Marine, Chris was seriously out of shape—by about 120 pounds—when he joined Nutrisystem and got back to fighting weight gain. His early Nutrisystem success inspired him to eat more vegetables and start working out in the morning before work. Jeni M. of Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, was always athletic and fit until an illness caused her to pack on the pounds and sink into depression. Today, 92 pounds lighter*, she says she’s “better now than I’ve ever been—and more confident than ever.” After the birth of her fourth daughter, Jacklyn F. of James, New York, found herself 75 pounds overweight. The busy mom turned to Nutrisystem because the prepackaged meals were convenient and she made a firm commitment to see her weight loss journey to her goal. Today, she says, “I am thrilled to be a great model to my four young daughters as they see me as a happy, vibrant and fit mom.” Click here to read more weight loss success stories >

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*Expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per week on Nutrisystem. Compensated customers. Weight lost on prior Nutrisystem® Program.