By giojuju Latest Reply 2010-01-30 14:29:38 -0600
Started 2010-01-27 10:09:13 -0600

are the nutrisystem good meals? are they worth it? any advise? does anyone eat them?

31 replies

jaclyncrystal 2010-01-28 16:59:21 -0600 Report

Boy so many of us are the same, one my dad was a chef and yes i do know how to cook, but like someone said done that been there with kids for so long, just plain tired. Like the mention of all the sodium in the frozen meals, I try to eat them only when I have not prepared something else for the sodium reason, oh how i wish for the good old days when we could and would just shove anything into our little mouths. hugs jackie

Kelleylyn 2010-01-28 12:14:24 -0600 Report

I have been been on Nutrisystem and no loss for the two months I was on it. It can be expensive and you need to add more stuff like fresh veggies. I just found out that my diabetes is caused by food allergies, esp, wheat, soy and milk. It is making things difficult but we have adapted to cooking fresh food and foods without antibiotics and other stuff oudon't really need from a box of processed food. If you take the time to do your own cooking you will do better.

Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2010-01-28 12:36:50 -0600 Report

I'm also Have alot of Food allergies. But I'm lucky iI have some one to cook for me. But I was wondering about nutrsystem. I glad you let usknow what happen to you. Thanks for the head ups.

Kelleylyn 2010-01-28 12:42:16 -0600 Report

I found that Nutrisystem has a lot of pasta dishes. When shopping take time to read the labels carefully.

Blue Angel
Blue Angel 2010-01-28 12:04:07 -0600 Report

Is it real food? Does it work? Is it costly? And have anyone try it?

imsuzie2 2010-01-30 03:16:10 -0600 Report

It worked for my husband and I and was expensive. We did it in the 80's when it was run differently. We went to weekly meetings with a counselor and had a weigh-in. The food was in the building and we could look at pictures, read labels and ask what they thought of the food. I seem to remember there were also group meeting on the visit, and we had work books. The program is different now. We tried again a few years ago (before the economy got bad) but it didn't work as well. I also didn't like the food as well the second time. I think you get what you put into the program, and when we were younger and lived in CA a block away from a park that we could walk to and around, it was easier. We were both healthier then as well. Good luck with what you choose.

giojuju 2010-01-28 12:00:27 -0600 Report

yesterday i spent my morning lookn at all the frozen food at walmart but they all seem to have quite a few carbs most are pasta related. or are those carbs good ones? i try to do everything i can but by sunday im so tired all i want to do is a rest a lil. i guess all i can do is keep tryn.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-01-28 12:25:20 -0600 Report

I hear ya! I work long hours all week long. by the weekend I need to get all the rest I can get to get thru another week. I don't even like to cook any more. I did it too many years as the kids where growing up. My husband doesn't cook either. And fast food is expensive and bad for you. So we do a lot of frozen stuff.

donna13 2010-01-28 12:42:14 -0600 Report

I found after using frozen foods for a while, they all started to taste the same, not bad, just blah.

cc9 2010-01-28 11:17:39 -0600 Report

i have a pretty busy work schedule. what i do is bring in enough fruit to last me a couple of days as a snack, a container of nuts, i keep some rye biscuits, some vegs like tomato, avocado, celery, or dips plus cans of tuna or salmon. and on the nights i have soups or leftovers, i take them in for lunch. i also have some weight watchers snack bars or popcorn handy.

imsuzie2 2010-01-30 03:10:38 -0600 Report

Sounds like you really have it together, cc. Great advice for all of us! Like the sound of the Gail? Sounds like your way of doing things too.

imsuzie2 2010-01-28 06:19:08 -0600 Report

Was on Nutrisystem, years ago and hubby and I both lost weight and did well. It was harder for me as I had to choose food that didn't have onions or peppers. In the old days they had "offices" where you had a weekly weigh-in and meetings with educational books. I also tended to eat the same things (granola bar for breakfast and hot dog or ham and bean soup for lunch) and the variety was dinner. But, it got kinda old. We tried it again when offices closed and it did not work for us, and we ended up donating the food to charity. I think if you want the convenience, the Healthy Choice, Weight Watcher's, and/or Lean Cuisine but be cheaper and let you see and choose. Harlen's idea of cooking once a week and packaging your own is probably better.

10fluffy35 2010-01-27 18:47:07 -0600 Report

The problem with the pre packaged food is sodium
is way too high. This then causes another problem
for you to control.

MAYS 2010-01-27 20:27:44 -0600 Report

A point well taken and brought to the forefront !
The issue of sodium is often overlooked.

Susie624 2010-01-27 16:20:51 -0600 Report

Healthy choice,Lean cuisein,weight watchers,all good food all in your frozen food section and much cheaper than NS

Harlen 2010-01-27 14:44:27 -0600 Report

There are so menny meals out there and if you can get them down and keep them down thats good for you
I cant eat them they do just be nasty lol
I will cook an sunday and pack the meals for the three of us for the week or 5 days worth we donr eat out much the foods use not up to snuff to me I live in Maine way up in Maine not much here
By the way I am a Chef so that may be why I am picky lol
Best wishes

spiritwalker 2010-01-27 20:04:01 -0600 Report

I agree with Harlen. I grow up with a chef in my family. I can't
eat the frozen stuff. If you have a couple of hours you can prep food for a week. That way you can put food up in serving sizes right for you for the week. It will be healthy, can be low salt, and enjoyable on days when you are rushed.

giojuju 2010-01-28 12:03:20 -0600 Report

i dont know y its hard to go back to that life style if i did it when i was in college but now i cant do it no more. iam always to tired or n pain that all i just want to do is rest when ever i get the chance

jaclyncrystal 2010-01-27 14:20:05 -0600 Report

Thanks for bringing up this subject, I was considering joining them now that they have d meals, but after what I have read here now, I think i will continue buying those frozen low calorie packaged food, they are good, fast and easy. I have large salad every night with tons of peppers, onions, avacado, tomatoes, seeds etc. You could make up a big salad the night before and it would last you the whole next day. I will continued with my normal meals just watching portion control and not waste (or is it waist lol) my money. thanks guys. jackie

donna13 2010-01-27 14:12:59 -0600 Report

I've never tried nutri-system, but I did try Seattle Sutton. They have pre-cooked meals, and I would pick them up twice a week. This was when I was first dx w/prediabetes, and was interested in learning about serving sizes. The meals are not specifically lo-carbs, but are supposed to be diabetes friendly. I did find them convenient and somewhat tasty. I found them expensive, although not extravagantly so. The plan I was on had 3 meals a day, and they are supposed to rotate the meals every 5 weeks. I quit after a few weeks and decided to take control of my own meals.

giojuju 2010-01-27 13:44:06 -0600 Report

i dont want to do it to loose weight i wanted to buy them because of busy life i have and it would be easy to have the prepackaged meals ready to put in microwave and eat. or other suggestions?

MAYS 2010-01-27 14:54:14 -0600 Report

Be creative and experiment, make your own meals.
A very enjoyable experience, the food possibilities are endless !

JulieC 2010-01-27 20:23:01 -0600 Report

Why dont you try Healthy Choice Meals? They are 2.50 at walmart, and theyer web site has printable coupons. They are made with good for you stuff. Ballenced with all your daily needs ,low fat,lower sodium, lower carbs, and not to bad tasting.

hbkunkel 2010-01-27 13:00:06 -0600 Report

Been there, done that. Yes I lost weight but I put it back on after I got off nutrisystem. The food is OK but it is not cheap. I think that if you get a good counselor that you can relate to then you can really be motivated. It is really a matter of portion control. I am currently on weight watchers with slow success but I am eating real food and have to make good decisions. Good luck regardless of what you do to loose weight, just to loose is important!!!

MAYS 2010-01-27 10:52:43 -0600 Report

Shopping for, planning and preparing healthy meals can add needed education, awareness and activity necessary to combat diabetes.
It makes the process much more enjoyable and meaningful.

MAYS 2010-01-27 10:49:34 -0600 Report

What's more important is how dedicated you are to what you are trying to accomplish.
You can plan and make meals that are just as nutritious as anything packaged as healthy and much fresher !
All they really offer is control portions and convience,
read the fine print, you must still add othet items to bring the meals up to their stated nutritional value such as fresh fruits and vegetables, if you crave the convience and discipline, by all means, go for it, if not, don't.

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