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Healthy and Happy—Finally
Jennifer loses 95 lbs.,* finds a great new life
I started my Nutrisystem journey in March of 2010. I had been overweight most of my life, and I struggled with my weight and self-image for as long as I could remember. Plus, the majority of my family has had their own weight problems: my brother, sister and I all had weight issues. I just felt like that was who I was, and nothing could be done to change it.

I had tried losing weight on my own before with frozen dinners and yoga, Pilates, but I realized that I really didn’t know what healthy eating was. By 2010, I was at a stage of my life where I wanted to move on, get married and start a family—and I didn’t want to start it by being overweight. I had noticed Nutrisystem ads on television, and I then discovered that I could receive a discount through my company’s health insurance. So I decided to try out the Nutrisystem® Women’s Plan.

Yes, this is it


I admit: It did take some getting used to at first—especially the portion sizes, which surprised me a lot. I was thinking, “This is it? This is all I get to eat?” But then, after being on it for a few weeks, I realized, “This is really all I have to eat. I’m not hungry.” I quickly understood that I had no idea what a healthy portion size looked like before.

Also, I didn’t have high expectations for the Nutrisystem® food, but I was pleasantly surprised that there are a lot of different options (and they’re coming up with new foods to try all the time). So I ended up having a bunch of favorites that I liked. For example, I love chocolate and I was really happy that on the Nutrisystem® plan you can eat chocolate muffins and chocolate brownies; and I really didn’t expect to be able to eat pizza on the plan, and the Nutrisystem® pizzas are so good.

Easy to learn, easy to track

Overall, I actually had the Nutrisystem routine down in no time because Nutrisystem is very easy. Everything is laid out for you, and every meal is set. That was the best thing about it: not having to think about what I was eating every day and how to add in fruits and vegetables and make like complete meals.

I found the Nutrisystem website extremely helpful, too. The community was inspiring, and the online tools—especially the weight and food trackers—made it easy to keep on track and hold myself accountable for any missteps. I would just set a goal and I could track my food, measurements and weight on the website. I loved that I could see each month how I was progressing.

Before I knew it, the weight started falling off. It seemed too good to be true! And as I progressed and started to plateau, I added exercise to my regimen and just kept losing the weight. I reached my goal of 95 lbs. lost in only 15 months!*

Eyes opened

It’s great every morning waking up and being able to wear clothes that I love. Actually, after I lost the weight I was having problems shopping to begin with because I didn’t realize my new size. I’d think, “That is too small to fit me,” only to realize that it would actually be too big on me! What a great feeling!

In fact, I don’t think I noticed that I lost the weight as much as I saw others’ reactions to my weight loss. My family and friends couldn’t believe the transformation from where I was to where I am now. Even more so, people who I haven’t seen in a long time are always very shocked by my weight loss. They say things like, “Oh my gosh! What happened to you?” and “You were under all that!” It feels wonderful to get these compliments from my friends and family, and to hear that I’m inspiring them.

Everyone asks what my secret is, and I tell them about Nutrisystem! There are some people who want to poo-poo the program, especially about the price—but Nutrisystem is a great value. In fact, for the transformation that I’ve gone through, I would’ve probably paid double—and I know that people do just that with a lot of other diet options. They end up spending a lot more on pills and exercise and gyms. With Nutrisystem, when you look back at the money spent, everything is well worth it. I would—and do—recommend it to anybody!

When I do, I tell them that Nutrisystem it isn’t a diet; it’s a way to change your perspective on eating healthy and taking care of yourself.

The next stage

What a change this program has made to my life! A month after reaching my goal weight of 95 lbs.*, I married my best friend and looked incredible in my wedding dress. It was everything I dreamed of!

Afterwards, I decided to transition off of the Nutrisystem Women’s Plan. I contacted a Nutrisystem counselor, who arranged a maintenance program for me. I still order Nutrisystem meals every now and again because they are very convenient and tasty. And my weight loss has stayed steady (minus a few more pounds from my goal!) for two years now.

I am so grateful for the Nutrisystem® program—it changed my life and taught me how to lead a healthy lifestyle. I’ve never felt so healthy and great about myself!

—Jennifer

*Results not typical. On Nutrisystem, you can expect to lose at least 1-2 lbs. per week. Individuals are remunerated. Weight lost on a prior Nutrisystem program.