Finding the right diet to best help you reach your goals is overwhelming. It can be such a challenge that it prevents you from even starting. We took care of the hard work for you, analyzing different diet plans based on cost, menu variety, and tools for member success. After all, when a program is catered to your needs, you're going to be a lot more likely to follow it. After rigorous testing, Nutrisystem ranked best in the category because of their great-tasting food, convenience, and affordability.
Nutrisystem is committed to providing the highest quality product to its customers. The menu was just one of the factors that put it in a class of its own. We tested an assortment of the plans' 150+ food options and were wowed by the menu's quality and variety (our top picks were the savory buffalo chicken pizza and the BBQ pulled pork sandwich). Unlike other programs, you can diet without giving up your favorite foods, which makes staying on the path to weight loss a lot easier.
Their goal is to simplify the complicated dieting process. They provide a 4-week shipment of food from their extensive menu of perfectly portioned meals. This means customers don't have to worry about tracking points like they do on other diets. Instead of attending weekly accountability meetings, they have a team of nutritionists and counselors available when you need them. Their meals contain the right amount of fat and high quantities of lean protein, fiber, and good carbs. And everything on the menu takes less than five minutes to cook, which means having a healthy breakfast is as easy as grabbing a snack bar or muffin on the way out the door.
The affordability of the program is what cemented it as our top pick. There is no fee to join and costs range from $7.66 – $11.07 per day depending on the plan. This is a great price, since leading competitors charge nearly twice as much a day for food and then tack on additional membership costs.
Convenience, taste, variety, and affordability make Nutrisystem a clear choice as our pick for best weight loss program. We also had to give them extra points because one of our editors lost 12 pounds during our one month testing process!
UPDATE: The awesome folks at Nutrisystem are extending a special offer to our readers. Follow this link to receive 40% off the full retail value of the 4-week plan when you place an auto-delivery order and free shipping to the Continental US, for as long as you're on the program. As an added bonus, you'll also receive free turboshakes with your first order!