You’ve certainly seen the Nutrisystem commercials before — they involve a lot of smiling celebrities and successful tales of losing weight. In truth, this program is one of the most convenient weight-loss programs out there. You buy a plan that provides you with about four perfectly portioned, low-cal meals a day. And they’re even mailed straight to your home. Weight loss has never been so simple!
Before you go running to Nutrisystem with your next paycheck, we have a few facts you’ll want to keep in mind. Here’s why you shouldn’t waste your time.
1. The prepackaged food is incredibly expensive
Upon first glance on the Nutrisystem website, the food plans seem pretty affordable. A basic women’s plan starts around $10 a day — not bad when you consider going out to eat costs about $15 a person. The problem here is the $10 plan includes three frozen meals and a snack — and you don’t even get to choose what they are. If you want the option where you get to choose your meals, that’ll cost you an extra $2 a day at the least.
Some plans can cost you $400 a month or more, and that’s without your extra grocery store trips.