Deep Discounts On Nutrisystem’s President’s Day Sale $100 Off

February 16th, 2018

If you were looking to lose weight in 2018 but still haven’t gotten started yet, nutrisystem has just rolled out their President’s Day sale and it’s a pretty good one.  They are offering $100 off all plans with free shipping.  This sale brings the uniquely yours / frozen line down to under $300 ($293.99 to be exact.)  This certainly isn’t always the case.  If the frozen meals aren’t worth the extra money to you, then the basic line is coming in at $228.99 and the core plan is $248.99 (for women’s packages.)  The big difference between the core and the basic is being to able to customize your package on the core, while the basic line gives you access to the “favorites” without customization.  This works for many people, though, because the favorites really are popular items.  The sale ends of February 26th.   Note that all of the packages are now offering the new Turbo 13 plan, which kick starts weight loss with specially selected meals, shakes, and bars to maximize fast results.  This plan is really popular.  Here is the link: Save $100 During the Presidents’ Day Sale at Nutrisystem! Ends 2/26.

What Is Nutrisystem’s New Turbo Ten? What’s Included? How Much Does It Cost?

January 31st, 2018

By: Ava Alderman: Nutrisystem’s fast five was very popular for a very long time. But, it appears that they’ve decided to retire that plan this year in lieu of the new plan, Turbo Ten. I’ve had people ask me how turbo ten is different from fast five and what you get with turbo ten. Here are the particulars:

Honestly, turbo ten is quite similar to fast five in that it is set up the same way. However, it is set up to help you lose 10 pounds and five inches in your first month. Now, 10 pounds is nothing to sneeze at, but I’m more impressed by the 5 inches. I find it harder to lose inches than pounds. On the new turbo ten plan, you get:

  • 21 meals meant to kick start your metabolism
  • 7 turbo shakes (these are protein shakes that contain probiotics which help with belly bloat and digestion.)
  • 7 nutricrush shakes (meant to help with hunger and cravings)

You are able to choose from over 150 popular choices plus free fed ex shipping. The price of the plan depends upon whether you’re going with the basic, core, or uniquely yours. However, as of this writing the plans are on sale. (I’ll post a coupon for $50 off at the end of this article.  Take advantage of it if you like.)  I will describe the plan and then tell you how much it costs currently. (Note that these prices were current when I wrote this, but prices do change sometimes.) The basic plan includes online resources and free shipping, but not the counseling. Plus the meals are selected for you, but it is the cheapest plan and has a great price point. (Currently priced at $269.99)

The core plan provides free counseling and the ability to hand pick your foods. (Being able to choose your own foods is necessary for many folks who consider themselves a little more picky.) The core plan is right at the middle in terms of expense. (Currently priced at $289.99.)

Uniquely Yours (this used to be the “select” plan) is the most expensive but it’s very popular because it allows you the frozen or gourmet foods which are very tasty. And unlike the select line, they now let you have as much frozen food in your package as you like. They don’t limit the amount of frozen meals anymore. You get the counseling and the ability to hand pick your meals with this plan also. (Currently priced at $334.99. Yes, this is more expensive, but if you look at the individual cost of the frozen meals, you will see that this price is very discounted and it’s a pretty decent deal. Plus this plan is the most popular and has the highest degree of satisfaction because you have more choices and the food is so good. Here’s the coupon code.  This is good for any of the plans (basic, core or uniquely yours.) Get $50 off plus Turboshakes and Fedex Shipping Free

Does The Nutrisystem Fast Five Work?

January 31st, 2018

By: Ava Alderman: I’ve been getting a lot of correspondence asking about nutrisystem’s new fast five. People sometimes wants to know what it’s about, what it includes, and how it works. If that describes your questions, you can read more here.  But mostly, people get the general idea of what it is (and how could you not with nutrisystem aggressively advertising it on TV so often right now?) but what most are more interested in is whether or not it actually works.

Since it’s new, you really just have people’s personal experience to go on. It’s so new that I haven’t yet seen any studies regarding it. I’ve heard good feedback on its aggressive pricing, money back guarantee, and all that is included for free. I’ve even seen some posting on forums where the posters outline that they’ve had good initial results.

I think that this makes sense, when you think about it. Most people do find that, so long as they follow the instructions, the first couple of weeks on any diet is pretty encouraging. Sure, it may be an adjustment for your body. But in terms of results, the early days often mean that you haven’t yet reached a plateau and your body isn’t used to the diet yet.

But in addition to this, the fast five plan takes this a step further to ensure that you are going to have an easier time succeeding. They give you the appetite suppression shakes to help you with hunger. They give you the metabolism shakes to help you have a higher burning metabolism and they give you a money back guarantee so that you don’t have as much anxiety going into the process.

In that sense, they have tried to address the thing big concerns that most dieters have – hunger, effectiveness, and cost. I think that this was very smart. Because it gets people trying the plan and the hope is that once those same people see the results in terms of weight loss and how they look and feel, they will continue along.  Plus, most of us are going to be much more encouraged when we have fast and dramatic results.

It’s my guess that the fast five would work in that you would most definitely be taking in fewer calories and you would have an easier time than you might other wise have. Plus, by offering the money back guarantee, they’ve made it so that you have very little to lose. If you don’t like it or you don’t get results, you can get your money back. But many people (especially at this time of the year) think it’s definitely worth a try.

And the shakes are getting great reviews for taste and for how filling they are. The shakes aren’t always included in this diet. (You often have to pay for them separately at other times during the year.) So I would suggest that if you are interested, the fast five works out to be a very good deal at a very good time to try nutrisystem. Here is a link to that offer. Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!

Is Corn Allowed On Nutrisystem?

January 31st, 2018

It’s well known that fruits and vegetables are often encouraged on diets.  However, many diets make a distinction between different types of fruits and vegetables. Many diets want you to avoid high glycemic fruits and vegetables (or those that contain a bit more sugar/ starches and taste more sweet,) which is probably why people assume that corn is off limits on nutrisystem.  Someone might say: “are you allowed any corn whatsoever on nutrisystem?  I admit that much of my vegetable intake comes from corn.  I love it.  I particularly love the white corn because it is so sweet.  But I doubt that it is going to be allowed because of the sugar content.”

Believe it or not, you can definitely have corn on nutrisystem. Although many vegetables are unlimited on nutrisystem, corn is not one of them for the reasons that you already suspect – it is somewhat high on the glycemic index.  However, it is classified as a smart carb which means that you can have up to three servings per day.  The serving size for either white or yellow corn is 1/2 cup.  So yes, while you absolutely can have corn on nutrisystem, you might have to cut down your serving size a little bit.  Still, there’s enough leeway here so that you should be able to get by just fine.  There are many vegetables on nutrisystem which are unlimited – which means that you can literally eat as many of them as you want.  If you can find some unlimited vegetables that you really like, that might help you to fill the gap.  Here’s some examples.  Notice that they are all non-starchy vegetables, as you might expect: cucumbers, asparagus, beans, beats, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, mustard greens, celery, kale, leeks, squash, lettuce, okra, mixed greens, mushrooms, snap peas, and tomatoes.  These are just some examples.  There are actually many more.  Since these are all unlimited, you can make a huge salad (or stir-fry) with any of the unlimited vegetables and go to town.  But to answer the original question, yes, white and yellow corn are definitely allowed on nutrisystem with a serving size of 1/2 cup up.  So you definitely don’t have to give this up.  And if this isn’t enough, there are many other “unlimited” vegetables that you can choose from which might make things a bit easier.  Here is the latest nutrisystem special: Get 40% off every plan+ Free Bars, Shakes, Turboboosters & FREE SHIPPING!

How To Do Nutrisystem Step By Step

January 30th, 2018

By: Ava Alderman:  This is the time of year that many people are motivated to get healthy.  It’s also the time of year that people are researching nutrisystem and trying to figure out the best and easiest way to place an order.  This article will outline the steps of this process to make things a little easier when getting started.

Step One: Choose The Right Plan For You:  The first step is deciding on your plan.  They offer plans for men and women.  After that, they offer: regular, traditional plans (men’s and women’s core, basic, and uniquely yours;) options for people with diabetes (nutrisystem D;) and plans for people over 65 (nutrisystem silver.)  Once you’ve narrowed it down that way, you’ll have to choose between what types of food, support, and selection you want.

You’ll be choosing between the core, uniquely yours, and basic lines. To make that decision, first ask yourself if you think that it is worth it to pay extra for the gourmet, frozen items, which make up the “uniquely yours” menu.  Some people will answer a definite yes. And if this describes you, then you will want to choose the uniquely yours plan.

Others will figure that there are some great options for the cheaper non frozen line.  If this is the case for you, then you’ll want to chose between the core and basic plan.  The difference between the two is that with the core plan, you get to hand pick your foods, get free shipping, and get access to counseling.  This plan costs a bit more than the basic, but you get to choose the foods you know that you will like.

The basic plan is the cheapest plan and there are some great food choices in there because it’s a sampling of popular foods.  You don’t get the free shipping or the counseling, but you still get all the free, online resources. And for some people, this is more than enough for a great price.

Choose Your Special Offer Or Applicable Discount:  Frankly, you should never order nutrisystem without looking at the specials.  Sometimes, it’s possible to go on the select plan without paying more simply because that plan is on special offer.  Sometimes, they deep discount all of the plans.  Other times, they offer a special, premium plan at a very low price (like the fast five promotion going on right now Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!)  Before you buy any plan, see what is on special.  You can save ALOT of money that way.

Line Up Your Sides:  I find that people tend to over-think this part.  People assume that you have to buy tons of specialty groceries.  You absolutely do not.  These sides are small and easy.  You may add in a piece of fruit.  Or a cup of yogurt. Or a handful of nuts. This is generally healthy snacks that you might be buying anyway for the rest of your family.  So you should not need to spend a lot of extra money here.

Check Out The Free Resources And Get The App:  I am always surprised at the people who have only used the nutrisystem website for their order and have never visited again. If you do this, you are missing out on so many features that will contribute to your success.  You can get recipes, track your progress, get tips, or share with others with the click of a mouse.  Yes, the counseling is great.  But sometimes you want to interact with other dieters.  There is also an app option for your phone.  (You can hook up with all of that on the company website here: NutriSystem, Inc.)  Studies show that people have more success when they have support and when they track what they are doing.  Nutrisystem has made this possible and easy and free.  Make sure you take advantage of this.

Choose Your Exercise And Remember It’s Only 30 Minutes Broken Up Any Way That You Want:  People tend to over-think this also.  They believe that they have to suddenly become athletes or learn a new work out regimen.  To be quite honest, nutrisystem does not ask a lot of you in terms of exercise.  All they are asking is thirty minutes of movement.  This could be two brisk 15 minute walks.  This could be three ten minutes sessions of roller blading.  Whatever you enjoy doing, do it in whatever combination gets you to thirty minutes per day.  It really is that simple.

Give Yourself Some Credit:  Many people have good experience in the beginning of the diet.  It’s designed to have you seeing results quickly. Many people are happy right out of the gate.  But of course, we all hit plateaus and have periods in our lives where it’s harder to be in compliance all of the time.

When you struggle, do not quit.  If you cheat, get back in compliance as soon as possible and don’t get mad at yourself.  This is normal.  You do not have to be perfect on this diet.  And you likely won’t be.  Do the best that you can and give yourself credit for stepping up the plate.  Nothing worthwhile is without effort.  But this is designed so that your efforts are rewarded.

A Typical Day On Nutrisystem: Examples Of Foods, Exercises, Etc.

January 30th, 2018

By: Ava Alderman:  I sometimes hear from people who are very intrigued by or interested in the nutrisystem diet, but who just can’t envision how their lives would work once they were on it.  They might know that they eat some of the diet meals and some fresh groceries. And they might know that they should throw in some exercise.  But they don’t know how much of each component is required and when it is required.  They’d like to know what would be expected of them and what their experience might be like.  It’s hard to envision this unless you have some concrete examples.

So in the following article, I’ll outline an entire day on nutrisystem, including all major meals, snacks and dessert, plus exercise.

8:00am: Breakfast:  There are so many good choices for breakfast, but I have to pick just one. For the purposes of this article, I’m going to chose the biscotti bites.  They are fabulous and have over 500 positive reviews on the company’s website. (To keep things simple, I’m including only things from the core and basic menus.  There are some wonderful foods from the select / frozen line, but not every one is going to pay more money for them.  If you’re interested in what this offers, you can look at that menu on the nutrisystem website here )

10:30: Midmorning snack – Let’s pick yogurt with fruit.  Here is where you’ll add in those groceries. A lot of people find it very helpful to combine different food groups in one snack.  In this example, you’re hitting the categories of both dairy and fruit.  Another example of combining two would be carrot sticks with low fat ranch dressing.

12:30 Lunch: Fettuccine Alfredo plus green salad.  I’ve chosen this because it’s one of the highest rated lunches that isn’t frozen.  The fettuccine comes from the diet and the salad is one of those fresh add ins that you’d provide yourself.

Exercise:  I find that this is a the time of day where many people can fit in 10 minutes of exercise (the daily 3 exercise plan on nutrisystem suggests 3 ten minute sessions, although you can complete this in any time chunks which are most convenient.  In this example, I’ll include power walking for ten minutes because most people will be at work here and this is something that requires no special equipment.

3:30: Afternoon snack: A nice option would be string cheese and tomato slices. Again, here’s an example of dairy and healthy fat plus a vegetable.

5:00 Exercise: Let’s pick biking.  I find it really best for my schedule to get the exercise out of the way at this point.  How much I’d do here depends on if I got anything done earlier in the day. If not, I’d set aside half an hour.  But in terms of this article, we did ten minutes at lunch, so we’d do twenty minutes here.  Again, they suggest three sessions of ten minutes each, but if one half hour session works better, that’s fine.

6:30 Dinner: Chicken pot pie with pear slices and cottage cheese.  The chicken pot pie comes from the diet.  The pear slices and cottage cheese would come from your grocery add ins.

7:00 Dessert.  The diet provides prepackaged desserts.  These are not part of the grocery add ins.  I’ll choose the chocolate cake simply because it’s fabulous and it’s a classic that most people like.  You could also have one of the diet snacks if you feel like that instead.

So there you have it. In this example, it’s 7:00 pm and all of your meal plus snack requirements plus exercise is out of the way, freeing you up to enjoy time on other things.  As you can hopefully see, this isn’t too difficult, and you’re eating pretty decent food as part of a normal life.  I hope this gives you an idea of what a typical day on nutrisystem might look like. Here’s the current nutriystem promotion: Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!

Introducing Nutrisystem’s “Takeoff” Plan For 2018 – Turbo 13

January 29th, 2018

If you’ve been researching or considering nutrisystem for any length of time, you might have noticed that one of the most popular aspects of the nutrisystem diet is the “takeoff” plans where they offer you specifically designed menus that are meant to take off weight quickly – particularly during the first week and the first month.  These plans had different names and included different things, but they all worked in similar ways.  Examples are fast 5, lean 13, etc.  The latest offering (perhaps in anticipation of 2018) is turbo 13.  It is designed with a “takeoff” week so that by the end of your first month, it is not impossible to lose 13 pounds and 7 inches, although every one is different and results vary.  This is accomplished by having specifically designed meals as well as special shakes and bars during the first week.  That is meant to get your metabolism going so that you can have optimal results quickly.  People who get positive results tend to be more motivated to stick with their plan.   With turbo 13, they include:

  • 7 days of specially selected breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • 7 TurboShakes™ (for women) or Nutri-Pro™ shakes (for men), which have protein and probiotics to supported healthy digestion and
  • 7 NutriCurb® bars that crush hunger with the protein and fiber in order to keep you fuller for longer.
  • Turbo Boosters packets that include green tea extract and some caffeine to boost metabolism.

The turbo takeoff plan is designed so that women are taking in around 1200 calories per day, but you don’t have to worry about counting those calories, since all of the meals that will be included will work to get you at the target daily calories.  The plan is also designed to take in around 45% of your calories from healthy carbs, about 27% from protein and about 28 percent of fat, which is in line with the recommended daily intake, but what isn’t usually typical of most western diets.  The diet also includes over 25 grams of fiber per day, which helps you to feel full.

The shakes and bars are usually extremely popular, even when people have to buy them individually, so having them included in the plan is a big plus.  You can find out more about the plan (and compare the packages in which it is offered here:

This is the latest special for it (I will keep this page updated as new promotions come out: Lose Up To 13 LBS & 7 Inches overall in your first month with Turbo13 at!

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Is There A Nutrisystem Plan With Frozen Food Only?

January 29th, 2018

By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from folks who don’t quite understand how the uniquely yours plan (which contains frozen food) works. Some people want to know if this plan contains only the frozen food with no “ready to go” meals included. I might hear a comment like: “I looked at the menu for the uniquely yours line and I noticed that only some of the meals indicate that they are frozen? Aren’t all of the meals from this line frozen?”

As of this writing, the uniquely yours line contains BOTH frozen meals AND “ready to go” meals that are not frozen. People often ask me why this is so. They wonder why all of the meals in the frozen line aren’t, in fact, frozen.  (Note:  This is when you choose the favorites package.  But you can also choose a custom package, which I’ll discuss more below.)

I can only speculate or guess as to why the company packages the plans as they do. But I can try tell my theory. And I think that there are a couple of reasons that the line is packaged this way. First of all, I will admit that the frozen foods are great and among the best things on the menu. But, I think that it is a mistake to assume that the ready to go meals aren’t good. Some of them are among the most loved menu items.

To demonstrate my point, let’s take a look at some of the breakfast items on the favorites portion of the select package. In terms of frozen breakfast foods, you get the breakfast burrito, the cinnamon roll, the waffles, the french toast, and various flavors of omelets.

But, you also get some breakfast items that aren’t frozen, including the blueberry muffin, the chocolate donut, the apple cinnamon oatmeal, the honey wheat bagel, and two different types of cold cereal. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want to give up the muffin, donut and bagel just because they aren’t frozen.

We can do the same comparison for lunch. In terms of frozen items, you get the burritos, quesadillas, paninis, melts, tacos, and fajitas. On the ready to go menu, there is the cheese tortellini, the three cheese chicken, the peanut butter and jelly bar, the homestyle chicken, and the pasta and beef.

Yes, the frozen dinner menu is fabulous with items like glazed turkey, stuffed shells, and salisbury steak. But the ready made meals are pretty good too with ravioli, spaghetti with meatballs, and thick crust pizza.

And yes, with the frozen line you do get desserts like an ice cream sandwich and a sundae but the non frozen items are outstanding too. All of the cookies, candies and cakes are on the basic plans and are not frozen.

Another reason that I think that they don’t make every menu item frozen on the select line is because of expense. If you look at the a la carte menu, you’ll see that the select meals are more expensive than all of the others. If you were to fill a months’ worth of meals (at five meals per day) with only the most expensive frozen items, it would cost much much more than what the select line costs now. I am sure that the company likes to keep costs down to make all of the plans accessible.

Also, it’s important to realize that you can hand pick your foods. You don’t have to go with the favorites package. You can go through the menu meal by meal and chose only those foods that you think you are going to like. (This is the custom option that I was talking about. The reviews on the website can help with this if you aren’t sure.  Right now, all of the plans (include uniquely yours) is on sale. Here is what I think is the best coupon: Get 40% off every plan+ Free Bars, Shakes, Turboboosters & FREE SHIPPING!

Ham On The Nutrisystem Diet. Are You Allowed To Have It? How Much?

January 24th, 2018

By: Ava Alderman:  I sometimes get emails from people who have a specific favorite food that they don’t want to give up.  So understandably, they want to clarify that the food is going to be allowed on nutrisystem.  One example is that of ham.  As we all know, ham is not exactly known as a “white” or “lean” meat. It’s probably not thought of quite as bad as sausage, but most people don’t see it as a diet food.

So someone might say: “are you allowed to have ham on nutrisystem?  Because ham is my favorite food.  And although I am interested in going on the nutrisystem diet, I am not sure that I could give up ham.  So can I still have it?  And how much?”

You are definitely allowed ham on nutrisystem.  Many of the diet foods contain ham and you can also add in a certain portion size with your grocery add ins.  I will go over both options.

There are a few nutrisystem foods that contain ham, such as the ham and bean soup and the turkey ham and cheese omelet, but you add in ham with your grocery side items.  In case you don’t know, in addition to the food that nutrisystem provides for you, they want you to add in grocery store side items.  These sides are broken up into different categories like smart carbs, power fuels, vegetables, and extras.  Ham is considered a power fuel.  Nutrisystem gives you guidelines for the serving sizes that are going to stay within the confines of the diet so that you will still lose weight while adding in the side items.  They do suggest low fat, low sodium ham with a serving size of 2 ounces.  How much is this? It totally depends on how thick the ham is sliced.  If you are talking about very thinly sliced deli meat that would be used for a sandwich, it might be as much as four or more slices.  If it’s a thicker slice that you might, say, eat with vegetables at dinner, then it might be only two slices.

Still, this means that you don’t have to give up ham  by any means, although it might mean that you have to chose lower fat ham and you perhaps can not have as much as you want or an unlimited amount.  But this is just until you lose your target weight.  After that, you will go onto to transition and will eventually resume a sensible diet.  But yes, you can definitely have ham on nutrisystem.  You don’t have to give it up.  Here is the best and most current special: Get 40% off every plan+ Free Bars, Shakes, Turboboosters & FREE SHIPPING!

Can You Have Pineapple On Nutrisystem?

January 16th, 2018

It’s well known that many diets limit the amounts of fruit that you can have.  This is often done because fruit can contain a lot of sugar and be high on the glycemic index.  Many diets want you to eat foods that contain more protein and fiber and less carbs and sugar.  Diets that allow fruit encourage you to eat fruits with less sugar, which is why many people assume that pineapple is going to be forbidden on nutrisystem.  Someone might say: “I honestly am not the biggest fruit eater, but I eat a lot of pineapple.  I will often have it as my dessert.  If you get the crushed kind and mix it with a little whipped cream, it tastes very dessert-like.  I really want to try nutrisystem because I’ve known people who’ve done quite well on it, but I don’t want to give up my pineapple.  Will I have to?”

The good thing about nutrisystem is that it restricts very few categories of food.  It does a good job of allowing foods that everyone really does want to include in their diet.  So yes, you can have fruit, and hamburgers, and pizza.  But you will have to eat a certain portion at a certain time.  For example, nutrisystem allows you to eat a certain amount of “smart carbs” and “power fuels” throughout your day (in addition to the meals that they have provided you with.)  They are very specific about how much of each type you can have.  For example, pineapple would be considered a smart carb and it has a serving size of one cup if you are eating fresh or canned.  However if you are having juice (like a drink) then you can only have 1/2 cup.  I think that a cup of fruit is pretty generous.  This would allow you to have a portion of crushed pineapple without any problem.  But you are only allowed so many “smart carbs” in one day, so you probably would not want to have this at any meal because you’d have no variety and would limit yourself with other foods.  So yes, having one portion of pineapple per day would be fine, so long as you keep it to the one cup serving size.   I’m not a nutrisystem counselor though.  I’m just reading the information that they provide on their website, but if you still have questions, I’d strongly suggest just reaching out to a counselor on their website here: Get 40% off every order + Free bars & Shakes and FREE SHIPPING!