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The Science Behind Nutrisystem & Why it WORKS

Attila Nyerges
ByAttila NyergesJan 24, 2023In Partnership With Nutrisystem

As someone who works in fitness, I’ve worked hard for my body–so I take eating very seriously. I’ve always been aware of Nutrisystem but I’d never tried their products….until now.

I already knew that thousands of people have lost weight because of the way they’ve set up their plans, but I had to know: is their offering the real deal? I was pleasantly surprised to discover that their system is personal, smart and rooted in science. Here’s what I’ve experienced with Nutrisystem:

The Plans Change With You

One thing I’ve seen over and over again in my work is that you need to have a system that works for you. Not a cookie-cutter system that works for someone else with a different life. And Nutrisystem’s NuMi app with Smart Adapt feature aims to personalize your weight loss plan so it’s uniquely yours. The algorithm can calculate your personal calorie needs, and creates a meal plan that continuously optimizes as you lose weight.

Portion Control is Key

In my line of work, I know how important it is to eat right in addition to working out. I also know it’s not always easy to plan, prep, cook and clean up nutritious meals multiple times a day. Some days, I don’t have time to grab something healthy before heading to my first appointment. One of my favorite things about Nutrisystem is how easy they make eating: their pre-packaged meals are perfect for busy people!

Do you know what 4 oz. of chicken looks like? Most people don’t. With Nutrisystem, you don’t have to know; their pre-packaged meals give you the right portions so you can eat food that’s delicious and nutritious without overdoing it.

The 130+ prepared meals are put together by dieticians and chefs; for this to work, the food has to taste good right? My favorites are the Beef Lo Mein and the Four Cheese Manicotti. Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean losing out on taste, and I love that Nutrisystem gets that.

Nutrisystem Meals are Filling

My personal diet is largely based on the Mediterranean diet (moderate carb, high protein with healthy fats)–and Nutrisystem echoes that with high-protein, lower-glycemic index foods full of dietary fiber and vegetables. What does that mean for you? You can eat 6x per day while also keeping blood sugar levels stable and staving off hunger (especially when unhealthy snacks tempt you!).

You Can Have Snacks

One reason many diets fail is that they don’t account for the way humans eat. Sometimes we just want a snack, and sometimes, we’d even like to have dessert! Nutrisystem understands that there are times when we want something a little sweet or crunchy, and it’s built into the system. Their plans allow for the extra calories–my personal favorite snacks are the Strawberry Cheesecake and the Cheese Puffs.

There's Personal Support

Studies have shown that people lose weight more often when their programs include counseling and social support. The idea that we’re all in this together can have a positive effect on weight loss and maintenance; not only does Nutrisystem have a robust online community, but members can call counselors to ask questions, get support and hear a “good job!”

My Final Verdict

Nutrisystem offers me healthy options that I can enjoy and the confidence to know that I’m getting the nutrition I need. I would recommend them to everyone if they want a no-nonsense, intuitive way to lose weight and get healthier!