Facebook PixelMy Expectations vs. My Reality: Here’s What Happened When I Tried Losing Weight With Nutrisystem | My Subscription Addiction
My Subscription Addiction
My Subscription Addiction

My Expectations vs. My Reality: Here’s What Happened When I Tried Losing Weight With Nutrisystem

Courtney Pellicane
ByCourtney PellicaneJan 11, 2023In Partnership With Nutrisystem

If you have Instagram, Facebook, or honestly, the Internet at all, you know there are so many diets and meal plans out there competing for your attention. The claims are huge, and so are the price tags—but what do you really get from these plans?

I wholeheartedly admit that I’m incredibly skeptical by nature, especially when it comes to big promises and in-your-face marketing. I found Nutrisystem after researching science-backed weight loss plans, but I had a lot of hesitations that kept me from pressing that order button. Fast forward a few months, and I’m loving it for so many reasons! If you are a skeptic like me, let me help you put some of your Nutrisystem concerns to rest.

My Expectation: I Thought The Food Wouldn’t Taste Good. My Reality: It’s Actually Delicious.

Ok, this was a biggie for me. I don’t care how good the food is for me if it tastes bad. Who can stick to a meal plan that they dread? Luckily, Nutrisystem has balanced versions of all your favorite indulgences. If you scan their menu of over 130 options, you’ll find meals like Homestyle Pancakes, Fried Garlic Chicken Flavored Ramen, and Toffee Crunch Cookies, among other delectable eats. And the best part? They actually look and taste like real food.

Each meal or snack is designed by a dietician, so you’re getting the added benefit of nutrition, too. I always feel satisfied because I’m eating the foods I know and love, and since the sweet treats on their website have Nutrisystem’s seal of approval, I don’t feel restricted—and that includes cookies and ice cream!

My Expectation: I Assumed It Wouldn’t be Convenient Enough. My Reality: It’s The Easiest Meal-Delivery Plan Ever.

I have tried meal-delivery services in the past that ended up in scheduling disasters. I was choosing meals once a week and some of the choice deadlines were really tight, meaning if I missed them, I ended up paying for meals I didn’t get to choose and often didn't like. I love that Nutrisystem delivers a month’s worth of food with each delivery, which means I get to spend less time cooking and meal-prepping and more time enjoying food I actually want to eat.

It’s a lot of food, but they actually make it stress-free because the Nutrisystem app shows you exactly what to eat and when to eat it. Even better? Each meal is pre-portioned and heats up quickly, leaving me with extra time to hang with my kids or binge whatever Netflix show everyone keeps nagging me to watch.

My Expectation: I Worried I Would Still be Hungry. My Reality: I’m Genuinely Fuller.

Anyone else out there get a little hangry when they haven’t had a meal? I do. And this was one of my biggest hesitations I had before trying Nutrisystem. I quickly learned you’re not going to go hungry—a day of Nutrisystem includes a satisfying schedule with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and 1 or 2 snacks. And each meal features a balance of fats, carbs, and protein to keep you fuller and more energized throughout the day, unlike many meal plans out there.

My Expectation: I Feared I Wouldn’t Meet My Goals. My Reality: I Smashed Them.

With so many different choices out there when it comes to meal delivery services, I was worried I wouldn’t reach my weight and nutritional goals with Nutrisystem. I’ve lost 8 pounds and my energy levels and overall physical health has drastically improved!* That’s right–Nutrisystem is helping me smash my goals.

Nutrisystem truly set me up for success by providing everything I could need (and want). The tracking app and coaching provide so much support and education, and for the first time, I feel like I have complete control over my meals and nutrition. So, from one skeptic to another, if you are looking for a meal plan that actually delivers, you can’t go wrong with Nutrisystem!

*Expect to lose an avg 1-2lbs a week.