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Nutrisystem Isn’t Worth Your Money — Here’s Why

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

A close up shot of a small pizza cut into slices.

A close up shot of a small pizza cut into slices. You have to really consider all aspects of the program. | Pixbox77/iStock/Getty Images Plus

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.