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Julie Knapp Lost 100 Pounds with Nutrisystem and Reclaimed Her Life [VIDEO]

When did your weight struggles begin?
The truth of the matter is I was always a heavy kid. There was never an inciting incident that made me gain weight. From the time I started elementary school I was overweight and it got progressively more out of hand.

Where did your your bad eating habits come from?
My mom has told me before she wishes she’d have known or she’d have taken the bagel out of my hand, but it’s hard to tell your kid no. I agree with her. I think I would have very much resented my family for doing that. (more…)

Nutrisystem 5-Day Jumpstart Kits Now Available at Walmart

Nutrisystem has just announced the availability of their 5-Day Jumpstart Your Weight Loss Kits in more than 2,000 Walmart locations.

The kit contains 15 entrees, five desserts, a meal planner, and access to free weight loss counseling for just $44.98. All of the food is low on the glycemic index, and contains a balanced proportion of quality carbs, good fats, and proteins. For instance, the Jumpstart Kit begins your week with granola cereal for breakfast, red beans and rice for lunch, lasagna with meat sauce for dinner, and a chocolatey nougat bar with peanuts and caramel for dessert. Not bad.

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In addition to the new Jumpstart Kit, Nutrisystem is also rolling out another 5-Day Kit for their specifically designed diabetic diet, Nutrisystem D. The kit is geared toward the sensitive dietary needs of diabetes sufferers attempting to lose weight.

Nutrisystem—traditionally a meal delivery system available for order over the phone or web—widened its retail scope when they began offering their products at Costco stores in 2009. The typical Nutrisystem program is 28 days long, and the new 5-Day Jumpstart Kit is designed to ease dieters in with a simple and easy plan. (more…)

Melissa Joan Hart Lost 20 Pounds With Nutrisystem, Becomes New Spokeswoman

Melissa Joan Hart is about to explain it all for Nutrisystem. Hart, beloved 90’s actress, has been named the new spokeswoman for Nutrisystem. Millennials will remember her days starring in cult TV classics like “Clarissa Explains it All” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” but now the writer, producer, director, singer, and mother of three is adding “brand ambassador” to her resume.

Nutrisystem, a meal delivery weight loss system, has experienced a surge in relevance in recent years. Once a staple on the QVC home shopping network, the company began selling its merchandise at Costco stores in 2009. In 2012, Nutrisystem breakfast and snack foods could be found on the shelves of Kroger grocery stores.

Nutrisystem has been widely praised as effective and affordable, so it makes sense that the company chose one of the most affable and innocuous celebrities since Lawrence Welk. Since giving birth to her third child, Hart has lost 20 pounds on the diet. In a press release, Hart said, “The program is really delivering results for me and I look forward to long term success, staying motivated and helping others do the same.” (more…)

Janet Jackson Flaunts Slim Figure at Milan Fashion Week

Janet Jackson attended Milan Fashion Week in Italy this week looking as slim as ever, proving that she knows how to lose the weight and keep it off.

Jackson, 46, made headlines last year for her dramatic 60-plus pound weight loss as an official Nutrisystem spokesperson.

Jackson lost the weight on Nutrisystem Success, which is the meal delivery program’s extension specifically designed to help members transition back into their everyday routine once losing the weight. It also holds more emphasis on daily exercise.

During her time with Nutrisytem, Jackson revealed what always stood between her and any successful weight loss attempts. “Dieting never worked for me, counting calories never worked for me, and denying myself the foods I love never worked for me,” she said. “I needed a better plan, and I found it with Nutrisystem.” (more…)

Weight Watchers and Medifast Top Consumer Reports Best Diets

Consumer Reports just released their top diets of 2012. They reached out to 9,000 of their subscribers to get honest, real-life feedback about some of the most popular diets on the market. This comes a couple of weeks after we compiled our fifth annual Most Popular Diets of the Year list, featuring 25 brands and products that our readers favored most in 2012. There are some strong similarities and also some big differences between the two lists.

When it comes to commercial diets, Weight Watchers ranks number one on both lists. It seems, according to the Consumer Reports feedback, that users like that there’s no specific food that has to be purchased, it’s just a matter of counting those PointsPlus values. Another diet high on both of our lists is Medifast. Those who replied to the Consumer Reports survey (of 9,000 readers) noted that they lost the most weight with Medifast than with any of the other diets. A few of the big names were ranked lower in the report; for instance, Nutrisystem, which ranked six on our list, and Jenny Craig, which did not rank for us, were not seen as fan favorites in this survey. It seems many are not big fans of the foods in these programs. (more…)

8 Biggest Celebrity Diet and Weight Loss Stories of 2012

This year brought us no shortage of celebrity news. Once we’ve learned who is in and out of love with who, our curiosity shifts to asking about their diet and how they get those Hollywood figures. There was plenty of juicy diet news to follow in 2012, so we’ve gathered the biggest celebrity weight loss stories of the past year.

Jennifer Lawrence for Hunger Games

Jennifer Lawrence wowed many with her portrayal of Katniss in this summer’s blockbuster flick, The Hunger Games. What also caught our eye was the actress’s stunning figure. Lawrence told reporters that she doesn’t diet, instead she stays active. Her routine that prepared her for the role of Katniss involved running and archery training with an Olympian. Lawrence even admitted that she’d be OK with looking chubby on screen if it meant she was healthy. The young star has great perspective and a healthy future in front of her.

Chaka Khan Dropped 60 Pounds

Legendary singer and performer Chaka Kahn showed off her new curves this year after dropping 60 pounds. The singer was able to drop the weight and even treat her diabetes and high blood pressure issues with the healthier weight and lifestyle. After years of substance abuse the superstar has shined once more.

Snooki’s Post-Baby Weight Loss Plans

Jersey Shore’s Snooki was all over the news this year. As the reality TV star announced her pregnancy, the world immediately began to worry that her weight issues and eating disorders would become a problem. Snooki gave birth to a healthy son and began losing weight naturally with breastfeeding. As a spokesperson for Zantrex, a weight loss supplement that ranked #18 on our 2012 Most Popular Diets list, Snooki expressed her desire to use the pill after the baby was weaned. (more…)

A Blogging Career Allowed Lisa Martin to Lose 70 Pounds on Nutrisystem

Growing up, Lisa Martin – a stay at home mother of two living in Oaklawn, Illinois – was never really overweight but she felt like she was. In truth, it wasn’t until college that she started putting on weight, but that slow, gradual gaining pattern snuck up on her. Despite trying a number of diets including Weight Watchers, she was stuck in a body that she felt was not her own.

At her heaviest Lisa weighed 226 pounds, but she never really felt that heavy. Reflecting on how her body has changed over the years, Lisa has only recently held an accurate view of her own shape and weight. “In high school I thought I was fat, yet looking back I wasn’t,” she admitted. “If I only knew back then what I do now.”

Though her weight had begun to leave her inactive and unhappy, a change came when she least expected it. Being a stay at home mom enabled Lisa to begin dabbling in blogging. It all started in 2006 when Lisa lived in Chicago and her family was in Wisconsin and the two wanted to stay in touch without crashing their email servers by sending too many photos back and forth. (more…)

6 Best Diets for a Man’s New Year Weight Loss Plans

Looking to slim down in the New Year, fellas? Look no further as we have the best weight loss plans just for you to shed those pounds and keep them off for good. As rated by traffic trends here on DietsInReview in 2012, the following plans have been consumer approved and specifically designed for those looking to slim down and make healthy living a lifestyle that sticks. Use our Diet Finder to identify the plan that’s best for you, or see if you find a fit from these below.

Weight Watchers Online for Men – Celebrating a 50 year anniversary in 2013, Weight Watchers has had a specific plan in place for the guys for quite some time. You’ll use the Weight Watchers 360 program via Weight Watchers Online for Men, which offers convenience and even anonymity. Weight Watchers promotes real food that you enjoy by managing your PointsPlus. You’ll get all the guidance you need via a secure online dashboard that you can manage any time from anywhere.

Pros include: Affordable, personalized, promotes fitness, and no harsh restrictions. Cons include: No in-person support.

NutriSystem for Men – NutriSystem is one of the most recognizable names in weight loss and has earned its place among the top diets. Founded in 1972, this popular diet program has helped millions of people lose weight on its convenient portion-controlled meals, making it ideal for those who don’t like to cook. There’s virtually zero guess work on this diet, making it an an easy approach to healthy weight loss. In addition to monthly delivered meals, NutriSystem customers also have online access to health information, community support, weekly newsletters and tracking tools.

The men’s program was introduced after NutriSystem realized men desired to lose weight and feel great just as much as women do. So, it developed the first men’s commercial weight loss program that’s designed to provide the right amount and variety of food to control hunger to keep men satisfied.

NutriSystem for Men includes hearty foods like pizza, ice cream, and burgers in the correct portions so men can lose weight without feeling deprived. Celebrities such as Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw and Larry the Cable Guy have already used the NutriSystem for Men program to slim down and maintain a healthy weight, proving it’s a great option for men of all ages and activity levels.

Pros include: Convenient, proven effective, little work on your part. Cons include: May be cost prohibitive; not great for those who don’t enjoy packaged foods. (more…)

Two Dozen New Nutrisystem Menu Items Offer More Selection in the New Year

Sometimes dieting involves eating the same boring food over and over again. But that’s not how it should be. Eating boring, tasteless food is not in association with Nutrisystem. The brand added two dozen new and improved dishes to their menu just in time for the new year, a move that comes a month after Nutrisytem announced their first female CEO, Dawn Zier.

Nutrisystem already has hundreds of different kinds of food on their menu, but adding more variety will satisfy new and older customers. Like all of Nutrisystem’s menu choices the new items are designed to help curb hunger and cravings.

Meghan Nichols, a registered dietitian and member of Nutrisystem’s Research and Development team, commented on the new menu, saying, “We are focused on three components when it comes to our menu – quality nutrition, great tastes and variety. Delivering all three increases our customers’ odds of successfully losing weight by helping them eat healthy, fight cravings and manage hunger while still eating the foods they enjoy – just healthier versions of those foods in the right amount.”

So what does that food look like? New options are available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts/snacks and cover a variety of tastes. (more…)

Nutrisystem Sets You Up For Success with a January 1 Delivery Date Guarantee

It’s almost that time of year again to reflect on another year gone by, consider the changes we’d like to see in the coming year, and then go about trying to make those changes happen. It sounds romantic, easy almost; but how do we ensure our plans don’t fail?

We’ve all been in that hard spot where we’ve set out to achieve a goal but felt ill equipped to do so. This can be one of the biggest deterrents to change of all. But for those making a weight loss-centered New Year’s resolution in 2013, having a false start in January is a thing of the past thanks to a delivery date guarantee offered exclusively by Nutrisystem.

For all orders placed by 5 p.m. eastern standard time on December 18, Nutrisystem is guaranteeing a delivery date by January 1. Recognizing the importance of setting a date and sticking to it, Nutrisystem wants to help its customers get their weight loss efforts in motion the moment they want to start making a change.

Since its founding in 1972, Nutrisystem has helped Americans lose more than 70 million pounds with their tried and true weight loss approach: Convenient pre-portioned meals delivered to your doorstep to take the guess work out of weight loss.

Not only is Nutrisystem user friendly requiring just one order and shipment per month, it’s also incredibly nutritious. All plans, including those catered to men, women, diabetics, seniors and vegetarians, provide food options that are low glycemic, contain plenty of omega-3 fatty acids, and are low in saturated and trans fats and sodium. In this way, Nutrisystem foods are specifically designed to help you lose weight effectively while still providing all of the essential vitamins and nutrients your body needs. (more…)