Does Nutrisystem Really Work?

In short terms, yes, Nutrisystem really does work.

You will not have to wonder whether the foods you are eating fit into your diet. The meals come properly portioned also, so there's no over-eating. The plan provides a balanced diet, not including vegetables. Those you still need to go to the grocery store for.

If you stick to the guidelines of Nutrisystem, which include avoiding junk food and alcohol, it has proven effective. Everyday there is a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a dessert. The plus side, they ship it right to your door. Grocery store trips get shorter and less expensive, and you start noticing weight loss in no time.

The Nutrisystem plan is not for women who are pregnant, as it does not provide sufficient caloric intake for the growing body. The plan is also not for children under 14 years of age, but does have a plan for ages 14 through 17. For other things that may disqualify Nurtisystem for you, check out Nutrisystem Pros and Cons.

What You Can and Can't Eat

Everyday there is a breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. These are just some of the options you can choose from!


  • oatmeal

  • muffin

  • granola

  • pancakes

Lunches & Dinners:

  • tacos

  • chicken & pasta

  • soup

  • stew

  • chili

  • pizza


  • brownies

  • cake

  • or cookies.

The Grand Finale

So does Nutrisystem really work? Controlling calories and portion size is a healthy way to lose weight. If you can stick to the meals sent to you by Nutrisytem, adding very little for unhealthy food, you will lose weight. If you do not want to think about portion sizes, planning, shopping and cooking it all, then having the meals delivered to your doorstep will be a large perk for you.

With that being said. As you eat, you should learn how big the portions are, and what you're taking in. Eventually you can switch to "real food" when you start getting around the weight goal you set. The real question is not "Does Nutrisystem work?", it's "Can I keep the weight off after Nutrisystem?", and that part is entirely your choice.