By: Ava Alderman: Lately, I’ve gotten a couple of emails asking about the nutrisystem “shake it up” plan where you are given a month’s worth of meals and you take your weekends off. This promotion was introduced in August 2014 and has been sold on QVC.
Honestly, I see the attraction to this. The idea of being able to lose weight while having weekends to enjoy meals with your family or to not have to worry about dieting is very appealing. I am not questioning why the plan is attractive. I am questioning what is your best deal. Let’s have a look at two different offers to give you a better idea of what I mean.
Currently, the shake it up plan is offered on QVC for about $185. With that, you get enough breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for 20 days plus they give you 7 free shakes. That is basically 67 meals, which adds up to about $2.76 per meal.
People often think that there is something special about the meals in this program, but there isn’t. It is the same meals that you would get right from the nutrisystem site for the basic or core plans. You simply take weekends off.
Right now, nutrisystem is running their “fast five free” promotion where they are giving you 14 free shakes on top of their cheapest monthly plans. If you purchased the basic plan (the cheapest), you would pay about $230, but you would get so much more. You get 28 days worth of food instead of only 20 – and there are snacks and desserts too. Plus, there are 14 shakes instead of 7. I won’t even include the desserts and snacks. Just looking at 28 days of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, that is 84 meals plus the 14 shakes for a total of 98. That works out to be about $2.34 per meal. This works out to be the better deal with much more food and more flexibility.
You can use the basic program and take the weekends off and it would be the same thing. You’re getting the food cheaper, plus you are getting 14 shakes instead of just 7. And you will get some dessert and snack options also.
For most people, what attracts them to the Shake It Up Plan is the weekends off. You can simply not eat the meals on the weekends and provide your own food with any of the plans. The foods amongst all of the plans is the same – with the exception of the select line – which includes frozen foods. So if you are attracted to Shake It Up, you should know that you can do it with the other plans and you will get more and you will pay less per meal. Here is the link to the offer with the free 14 shakes. Lose 5 lbs. in you first week* with Fast 5 plus FREE SHAKES