NutriSystem Leaves a Bad Taste in Many Mouths

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During my research, I found a lot of positive reviews about Nutrisystem, and I knew it was time to give it a try! I have told a lot of people about this horrifying experience and they are all appalled and said there are much better programs out there! So you can just put one of these in your purse, and take it with you. Hi JoAnn, We are happy to hear that your water bottle issue has been handled but are sad to hear that your husband is still having issues. However this only happened during a peak time the New Year Resolution weight loss frenzy - and it seems that Nutrisystem were completely overloaded with orders. Make a Donation Newsletters.

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Now I'm following their maintenance guidelines and trying to lose a few more pounds with real food and that's worked so far too, I'm 3 pounds below my Nutrisystem goal.

They have lots of discussion boards for members and I've seen people who have been even more successful than me and others who have not been nearly as successful.

So unfortunately, your own individual mileage may vary. Since Nutrisystem provides the vast majority of the food you should eat while on the program, if making food selections and the portion sizes have been a problem for you, I'd say Nutrisystem is good.

If you are comfortable with online communities and forums and you've struggled not having people to share your journey, help and support you on the way, Nutrisystem is good. I've been supporting and getting support from alot of people there who are trying to do the same thing as I am and others who are helping based on their past success. The structure was very key for me. I knew exactly what I could and could not have to be following the program and always had the food in the house so I couldnt justify a fast food stop because there was nothing to make in the house.

But the structure will only help if you are committed to following what the structure tells you to do. If you cant resist the temptations to cheat, then just doing any program wont work cause if you cheat, you are not really doing it.

OK, you can cheat once in a blue moon, but not often and you have to get right back to the program quickly so you dont fall into old bad habits. You get some free weeks when you sign up and if you do monthly auto delivery you get a discount and free shipping.

They dont send you anything perishable. So you still need to get groceries locally that you eat along with the Nutrisystem food fruits, vegetables, dairy, some protien. That will increase the cost somewhat. How does it taste? None of it is 4 star cuisine, but it's packaged food, what do you expect. Some of it is downright awful. But in the first month or 2 you figure out what you like, what you tolerate, and what you cant stand.

Then you customize all your monthly shipments after that to only include what you want. They will also exchange items for you, so if you get 4 of a certain dinner that you know you hate after you try the first one, you can exchange the other 3 for something else.

Good luck however you decide to pursue your weight loss. If you do decide to sign up with Nutrisystem you can find my member page there under the user name ctzny. What's so good about NutriSystem? Why are so many people embarking on this diet? The NutriSystem Nourish program is all about convenience. They sell pre-packaged heat and eat meals from their website and ship them to your door. They have an ongoing deal that will supply one weeks free food with every 4 week order see the free deal here.

In an age where foods are chosen according taste, price, and convenience - it should come as no surprise that Nutrisystem is so popular.

This is effectively fast food for weight loss. If you are not prepared to eat processed food i. Jenny Craig vs Nutrisystem Both of these diets are about pre-packaged foods and portion-controlled weight loss. Jenny Craig charges a membership fee which requires signing a contract. Nutrisystem has no such contract and membership is free. Two experienced sensory testers tasted, in total, 32 Jenny Craig products and 27 Nutrisystem Basic products.

Where possible, we chose similar items. We also conducted a side test of six frozen entrées from Nutrisystem's more expensive Select line. The products were tasted in random order within categories—breakfasts with breakfasts, snacks with snacks, and so on. Our tasters not only didn't know whose product they were tasting but also didn't know they were diet meals.

Of the 59 items we tasted in our main round of tests, only five scored Very Good—all from Jenny Craig. Of the 10 items we deemed Fair, eight were from Nutrisystem. Overall, the foods from Jenny Craig did slightly better than Nutrisystem's. Jenny Craig's edge came mainly from its lunch and dinner entrées, most of which were frozen rather than shelf-stable.

The frozen Nutrisystem Select dinner entrées we tested fared much better than the company's shelf-stable items. After we completed our testing, a company spokeswoman told us that Nutrisystem's standard day program would change at the end of The standard day program now consists of 10 days of frozen foods and 18 days of pantry-ready foods. The breakfast items from both companies rated only Good. And our tasters were unimpressed with the snack and dessert items, rating both brands a low Good.

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If I were Marie Osmond, I wouldn't want to be known as a spokesperson for a company that has such bad reviews. BBB alone has 99 bad reviews and I am getting ready to add another. I guess that wasn't necessary to be said. We are sad to hear about the way you were treated when calling. This is NOT okay. After the 3rd call to NutriSystem about a late order, Beth finally came online and made a return customer — yet again — out of me.

We are so happy to hear that Beth was able to straighten things out for you. We wish you continued success on and off the program. Rachel was very helpful in helping me to better understand my needs while on the plan and I am very thankful for her professionalism. So far I am enjoying being on Nutrisystem. All of the food does taste very good. The only negative thing is that when I first order they did not tell me that there was so much chocolate in the turbo box.

I specifically requested no chocolate. Maybe training is advisable for people helping people to order food. Thank you very much. We are so happy that Rachel was able to help you get started on the program. We are sorry that you received so much chocolate after requesting no chocolate. We will be sure to pass this along for coaching. Best wishes as you continue on the program. I have been overcharged. Counselors at Nutrisystem keep telling me the issue has been addressed but I do not receive a refund.

This is very upsetting and seems to me to be a bit fraudulent. Please refund my money! We are sorry to hear the NuMi promotion fell off after placing the order. I have been on the Women's Uniquely Yours Program for 13 months, and have lost over 90 pounds. The frozen food is amazing, and I was never hungry or felt deprived. The delicious snacks and double chocolate muffins have kept me satisfied and I never felt deprived.

Thank you for the kind words and keep up the awesome work! Canadian turkey bacon egg and cheese muffin missing cheese - Thank you for the response. I did not to think to take a picture of the back with the information. If this occurs on the next I will. The cheese was missing on two of the sandwiches out of four on this order. I was trying to explain to the last counselor that I spoke to what was happening to me with eating the food and that it was making me sick.

This is not in regards to Kim in returns. Kim was helpful and very nice to me. Anyway, the last counselor I spoke to was so rude and talked over me and would not let me finish my sentence. It's really upsetting that I did not write her name down. It would be the counselor that I spoke to before I spoke to Kim. We are so sorry that you had such a poor experience. We will definitely be looking into this and reaching out soon. I had a question about my food.

Chat with your counselor. Very helpful but our chat was interrupted. I need to know how to continue after the first week. I am still confused on how to continue after the first week.

Thank you for reaching out. We will be assigning this to a member of the Consumer Experience team to reach out and assist you. The quality of food was pretty good with several options to choose from. Unfortunately when they were out of stock they substituted other food! Changing your plan such as delivery frequency was very difficult and why I left. Thank you for the feedback.

We are sorry that you left for those reason. We will be reaching out to get further information. Have a good one! Over the last several months, I have tried over and over to resolve an ongoing problem with order fulfillment.

Customer service refused to help and refused my repeated requests to escalate the issue and finally Nutrisystem decided to dump me.

Even in my last e-mail communication with Nutrisystem where I yet again outlined the problem, the reply back from Nutrisystem completely ignored the majority of what I wrote. It looks like if Nutrisystem doesn't say anything about the problem, then it magically doesn't exist somehow. This shows that Nutrisystem has drastically fallen in terms of focusing on customer needs and flat out refuses to deal ethically with the customer.

We sincerely apologize for your experience. We certainly do not want a long-time member to feel such a way. We will be investigating this and reaching out soon. I have had a couple questions for your people there and I emailed them for a answer. First reply was very fast, second was a bit slower but they explained to me the reason why.

I have been very satisfied with everything from Nutrisystem!!! Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are happy to hear you got the answers you needed. We wish you the best of luck on the program! This is the 2nd time I've been on the NutriSystem plan. First time was a hit. Lost almost all my weight and kept it off for over a year.

Just a little more weight to lose so I ordered again for 2 months. First shipment arrived on time and the food was terrific. Second shipment has the frozen food arrive a couple days late. The 2nd shipment of non frozen food is still not here after being over a week, now almost a week and a half late. How am I to stay on the regiment with half the menu missing for over a week? My assistant called NS as she ordered for me and asked for help—reimbursement— compensation of some sort.

The reply from Nutri system? I even referred you to my sister and brother in law— who both signed up. We apologize that your 2nd order took longer than expected to get to you. We completely understand how this can throw someone off. We will be looking into this and reaching out. I sincerely appreciate all the help that Sheila offered. I won't hesitate to contact your Team Rep should I have other questions. See three emails I've previously sent.

You don't honor your own company's policies. Food was extremely poorly packed, melted and opened packaging. We are sorry that you had such a poor experience with us. We will be taking a look at your account and reaching out shortly. Customers can benefit from an online health tracking platform and individualized counseling from dieticians and weight loss coaches.

Nutrisystem offers separate plans for men and women, with different options and price points customized to your weight loss goals. With meals containing 12 grams or less of sugar, Nutrisystem takes the guesswork out of choosing optimal low-glycemic foods to stabilize blood sugar -- which could be good for people with any degree of insulin resistance.

Any busy person who does not have time to prepare their own meals would benefit from having frozen and other pre-packaged meals and snacks delivered to their home.

Nutrisystem will ship all the food you need to your doorstep, with free shipping included. You can also find their products on QVC, at Costco and at several major grocers and mass retailers like Kroger and Walmart. Transition and maintenance plan: This program provides long-term fat loss success rather than just focusing on initial weight loss, which is important for those who need to establish lifelong healthy habits.

While all of the meals offered by Nutrisystem are designed to comply with the USDA's recommendations for a nutritious diet, those who want to stick to a vegetarian diet can especially benefit from Nutrisystem. You can avoid all animal products and still lose weight with Nutrisystem, with over 90 vegetarian options.

Many people fail at diets because their bodies crave snacks to maintain their blood sugar levels throughout the day. Because Nutrisystem allows 6 meals a day, you can avoid a dip in your blood sugar that could lead to cravings. By eating smaller portions, you can eat more frequently and still reach your weight loss goals.

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