Do I have to exercise to lose weight on the Nutrisystem program?

Should I exercise?

Regular physical activity is an important component to lifelong weight management, and overall health and wellness. At Nutrisystem, we encourage our customers to achieve national health recommendations of 150 minutes of moderately intense physical activity each week while working towards their weight loss goals. To help you do this, we have created the My Daily 3® plan, which focuses on achieving 30 minutes of physical activity per day.

My Daily 3 is designed to get you moving and help boost your metabolic burn for maximum weight loss and fat burning results. The purpose is to help you achieve 30 minutes of physical activity each day, whether all at once or spread out over shorter sessions (10 or 15 minutes at a time), and to include strength training routines 2 days a week to work your major muscle groups and maximize health benefits.

Where do I start?

You can find a huge list of weight loss activity suggestions, all customized to the type of activity you want to do, on or the NuMi app. These activities will help get your heart rate up, your metabolism moving, and you burning more calories. My Daily 3 also provides you with a 2-week activity agenda to get you going (if you already have a plan that works for you or want to experiment with different activities, that’s fine, too). Most gyms have memberships as low as ten dollars a month, so it's not a huge expense. Find one you like and find time to get there regularly.

Once you are done with your 2-week activity agenda, you can either choose to continue with the same program or branch out and start incorporating alternative forms of activity. The key to My Daily 3 is simply to help you learn how to burn fat and find things that make fitness fun—so you stick with them!