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Nutrisystem To Lose A Small Amount Of Weight: Is It A Good Idea?

March 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 158

I sometimes hear from people who are in the fortunate position that they don't need to lose a huge amount of weight. Of course, the person themselves may not consider themselves all that lucky. But I think that few would argue that needing to lose less than 20 pounds is better than needing to lose many more than 20. Nonetheless, I heard from someone who said: "I probably only need to lose about 18 pounds. But when I told my coworker that I was considering Nutrisystem, she asked me why I would need a special diet to lose such a small amount of weight. She said that I could just diet on my own and save my money. The thing is, I've tried to lose this weight on my own and, so far, I've been unsuccessful. Is Nutrisystem worth it if you only have a small amount of weight to lose?"

I'll answer that question with my own opinion in just a bit, but first I want to say that many people don't understand how truly difficult it can be to lose those stubborn but few pounds. People who haven't been in this situation wonder why you'd need a special diet to lose a small amount of weight. But people actually experiencing this scenario know that it's tougher than many think, Right now, Nutrisystem is offering 40 percent off AND one week free. I can't remember this good of a deal. Here is the link

Look at it this way. 3500 calories equals about one pound of fat. So, in order to lose even one pound, you need to burn about 3500 more calories than you take in. Since most people don't have the time or inclination to exercise non stop, many people would rather combine diet and exercise. If you've ever looked at your daily grocery store diet and pondered how to shed off that many calories without missing them, then you know what a tall order this is. Sure, you would need to do this over the course of more than one day. But even then, it's very difficult to cut out that many calories and not feel deprived by eating mostly salads and other bland foods.

That's why I think that Nutrisystem can be worth it when you've already tried losing the small amount of weight on your own and are wanting or willing to try something new, as was the case here. You take in around 1500 calories per day on the diet and the range of weight loss is around 2 - 3 pounds per week, which I feel is pretty reasonable. Plus, it's my experience that you don't feel all that deprived. You eat three meals plus a shake, a snack, and a dessert. And the food itself is actually pretty decent with hamburgers, lasagna, and ice cream sundaes as just a few examples of what is on the menu.

The person who wrote to me said she needed to lose 18 pounds. If you take the mean weight loss to figure a 2.5 weekly weight loss, then she was looking at around 7 weeks on the program. If she ordered only 2 monthly packages, she'd probably spend a comparable amount to what she would spend on groceries (I've even had people tell me they spend less money on Nutrisystem than their grocery budget.) And, so long as she complied with the plan, she would've met her goal in less than 2 months. Now, I can't speak for her. But to me, that would certainly be worth it because I would have gotten to eat food preferable to the salads and hard boiled eggs that I would probably try to eat if I was dieting on my own. And she had already said that her methods weren't getting her the results that she wanted so this could indicate that trying something new was necessary.

Want more tips on being successful on or starting Nutrisystem while saving money? Ava's Nutrisystem Information Website features articles meant to help you evaluate and have success with this diet. There's also a link to a free eBook and the latest coupons to help you get started. You can visit her at

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