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  • Pre-made, pre-portioned food that you heat and eat
  • Six plan options to choose from
  • Can curate your own food menu or opt for a Chef’s Choice
  • Each plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • Membership includes access to general coaching and support
  • Meals and snacks are frozen or shelf-stable

Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • All meals are pre-planned and pre-portioned
  • Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • No cooking involved
  • Several targeted plans to choose from
  • All plans include coaching and support
What needs improvement ...
  • Doesn’t teach you anything about nutrition or how to put your own plan together
  • Expensive, but it includes food
  • Makes some outlandish claims and focuses on rapid weight loss
  • Includes processed foods that may not be the best choices long-term

Product Summary

Nutrisystem is designed for those who want a low-effort approach to weight loss. Instead of working with a coach and putting together your own nutrition plan, you’ll get a box full of pre-made food that just needs to be heated up when you’re ready to eat it. Nutrisystem is similar to a meal delivery service, but with a specific focus on weight loss.

All meals are pre-portioned and have a balance of protein, fats, and carbohydrates that’s determined by a clinical advisory board. There are six plans to choose from: women’s, men’s, diabetes, Complete 55 (55 and older), couples, and Quick 9 (a short-term rapid weight loss plan). Each plan is designed based on your age, nutritional needs, and metabolism, and the plan will adjust as you lose weight and your calorie needs change. The standard program provides 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day.

When you sign up for the program, you’ll get access to an app where you can opt for a Chef’s Choice menu (NutriSystem will pick your meals for you), or curate your own plan from the available options. You’ll get breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with each plan. You can sign up for a recurring monthly membership, or order a one-time shipment.


Membership options:

Monthly or one-time shipment

In-person or virtual:



Starts at $12.14 per day

Main philosophy:

Portion- and calorie-control

Specific diets supported:

High-protein, low-glycemic

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      NutriSystem is a good option for those looking for convenience, but there’s not a lot of emphasis on learning about nutrition or your habits. Once you’re off the plan, it can be difficult to continue your progress when you have to cook for yourself.