By: Ava Alderman: I’ve been getting a lot of correspondence about the nutrisystem fast five promotion. Because the plan infers accelerated weight loss, or five pounds in the first week, people can assume that it costs more or that you have to pay a premium for this over the regular cost of nutrisystem.
Someone might say: “how expensive is the fast five program? How much extra is it on top of regular nutrisystem?”
I’ll be going over the prices for each plan in this article. But actually, I would call the fast five a promotion. It’s not an entirely separate plan and they are not charging you for more. They are giving you more. In fact, they are giving you free stuff. They have essentially handpicked breakfast, lunches, and dinners that are meant to speed weight loss. And they’ve included 14 shakes for free (7 energizing shakes and 7 cravings crushers.)
Shakes are not included in packages all of the time. In fact, this is pretty rare. Most of the time, if you want any of the popular shakes, you have to add boxes of them on top of your regular order. I don’t know how long fast five is going to last, but if you are interested in the shakes, it’s probably a good time for that. You can see the shake offer here. Jump-start your weight loss with the ALL-NEW FAST 5 – FREE with Nutrisystem My Way program!
Now, let’s move on to the actual cost and expense. How much you are going to pay for your fast five package depends on which plan you choose. The select line is the most expensive plan and the basic plan is the cheapest. The core plan falls between the two. Here are the prices. Note that these prices are for 28 days of foods – breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus desserts and snacks.
Let’s start with the cheapest – the basic plan. It is $239.99, including the fast five free. However, one thing that makes this plan the cheapest is that it doesn’t have flexiblity with your foods. You get samplings of popular foods in each category, but you can’t customize them. Additionally, this plan doesn’t include the counseling in the way that the core and the select plan does. Still, if you just want to get in the cheapest way possible, this works and you get the fast five.
Now, let’s move onto the core which is the mid priced line. It’s also the most popular. The core plan (with fast five) is $279.99. Core is considered an upgrade over the select line because you do get to handpick whichever foods you want off of the menu and you have access to the counseling.
Next up is the select line. This line is the most expensive (at $329.99) but it includes everything there is to offer, including fast five. You can choose your foods, you have access to counseling and you have access to the frozen entrees, which are among the most popular on the menu.
I don’t want to imply that the food on the basic and core line are not good. Many of the foods are in fact quite good. And even the more expensive select line includes some non frozen items. But if you look at the menu, you’ll see that the frozen meals are among the highest rated.
I hope this article has shown you that you’re not paying extra for fast five. In fact, you are getting it for free on top of the regular plans.