What is Nutrisystem?

You see their ads on television all the time. NutriSystem offers you a home meal system that provides for your diet and promotes better health, eating habits and more. The commercials, however, are pretty obscure on the topic of how they plan to do that. So unless you are willing to call the number and sign up for your seven free days of meals along with your diet plan.

So for those of you who, like me, have been curious, but haven’t wanted to spend the money to get the answers – here is a little bit of information on what NutriSystem is. First and foremost, the NutriSystem diet plan is a low-calorie pre-prepared packaged food plan. The emphasis in the plan is focused on choosing good carbs over bad ones. They use the glycemic index to rank their foods and provide their dieters with the planned meals.

The Principles of the NutriSystem Diet Plan

NutriSystem also trains dieters how to make weight loss their first priority. They do this by providing good options for their food choices and eliminating bad choices like bad carbs such as those in sugary sodas, heavy white breads and more. Ultimately, NutriSystem promotes visualizing your success, maintaining a high level of activity and the real kicker for most of us on a diet plan – reducing your stress.

The program works on the basis that if you sign up for their prepared foods – you don’t have to worry about the glycemic index, the calories or the carbs. The plan provides you with the proper meals, the servings and everything you need to be eating right. It basically takes the thought process out of the diet, which is not necessarily a bad thing. After all, when was the last time you wanted to count your calories?

What does the plan include?

  • Low-fat protein in each meal
  • 3 daily servings of vegetables
  • 2 to 3 daily servings of fruits
  • 2 to 3 dairy products
  • 2 to 4 whole grains
  • 1 to 2 healthy fats

Have you ever tried the NutriSystem diet plan?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.