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Nutrisystem, The Ultimate Rip-Off

by Jamie Trivedi

Nutrisystem was the most disgusting and discouraging experience I have ever had with dieting.

When I went to order my food online I was amazed. Everything looked delicious, every picture looked five-star restaurant worthy.

"Finally!" I had thought "a weight loss system that has food that looks edible". Obviously, at the time, I had no idea how wrong I was.

When my package arrived in the mail I excitedly unpacked and organized every last container. I was ready to start my first day of Nutrisystem, the following day.

My breakfast was a "chocolate chip scone". Or at least it was supposed to be. It was actually a piece of dehydrated bread the size of a small note card dotted with black dots.

Lunch was a wet chicken jerky that I placed on top of a salad, the container said "chicken salad'.

By the time dinner came my stomach was grumbling. Not only had the portions been miniscule I had eaten very little of it since it was barely edible.

Then I opened the package for dinner. Dinner was "italian herb flatbread pizza", basically a piece of cardboard with ketchup on top. This disappointment continued for the rest of the week -- small, packaged portions of inedible slop.

I finally gave up on the 8th morning. Which ended my short, torturous trial with Nutrisystem.

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Jul 18, 2019
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Horrible scam NEW
by: Anonymous

They got me for $1000. One month trial they say then another two boxes shows up the next month and $500 out of my bank account. Call and they said they took me off auto refill. But surprise surprise, the next month two more boxes and another $500 gone. Then I was told had to pay $125 to cancel. Could not get my money back cause my bank said if you freely give them your creditcard info it's technical not fraud!!!! This is as low down as a scam can Get! Furious!!!! Had to shut my account down and open up a new one all due to them!

Jul 18, 2019
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Horrible scam NEW
by: Anonymous

They got me for $1000. One month trial they say then another two boxes shows up the next month and $500 out of my bank account. Call and they said they took me off auto refill. But surprise surprise, the next month two more boxes and another $500 gone. Then I was told had to pay $125 to cancel. Could not get my money back cause my bank said if you freely give them your creditcard info it's technical not fraud!!!! This is as low down as a scam can Get! Furious!!!! Had to shut my account down and open up a new one all due to them!

Jul 09, 2019
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Disliker of Nutrisystem NEW
by: Elizabeth

Love that there is a place to rip on Nutrisystem.

They have a spokesperson that can not mess up, she has MONEY, workout trainers, chef's, etc.
In order to lose weight on their program, you have to be able to afford the frozen stuff which is around 400 a month!! Who can afford that if you are not wealthy.

The food that I could afford was $199 for the month was mushy & disgusting. Now every time I see that stupid commercial I have to change it or mute it!

Thanks for letting me vent,
Elizabeth

Apr 20, 2019
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They are crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

They charged me $125 to cancel. Initially offered me a $50 coupon which magically disappears when placing your order took 2 hrs on hold and 4 phone calls to resolve that. I hope the honour of business. Run like a pyramid scheme.

Jan 29, 2019
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Terriable food and a terriable company to work for NEW
by: Anonymous

I started nutrisystem in the December training class I got 100s on my 3 tests. I got out to the floor and was out there 12 days when they let myself and 30 other people go just because there diet season for 2019 wasn't going as well.as they hoped. 12 days they gave us. I was doing pretty well but my conversion rate just happened to be lower than people that were there longer. Well maybe that's because we've only been on the floor 12 days and we are still learning. how bout giving us a fair shake I guarantee if you'll gave me a chance I would have done great. also they have this ridiculous 90 day policy you get 1 day and 3/4 of a day period no exceptiona. During training a person was out.because they were rushed to the hospital.after.a.car.accident. they.called from the.er and when they came in the.nexy day theu got charged a whole day now good forbid if that employee gets sick.or.there kid.gets injured at school or anything unexpected comes up therefired no exceptions . I was encouraged to.lie to customers to get sales also encouraged to not ask medical questions to customers like say a customer says there diabetic u can tell them they can get a diabetic program bit I was told not to.ask.them of.they are type 1 cause.u.will.have to send them to dietary and u may lose the sale. People steal sales all the time. A few of the frozen items taste ok but the rest of the.foodsucks. They have like 50 promos going at once and some customers get better deals than other customers. The place is awful the office manager is a nasty woman who cares nothing about the employees who work under her. Awful awful company stay far away from there products.

Jan 23, 2019
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Never use Nutrisystem NEW
by: Anonymous

Never use Nutrisystem, they will send you junk food every one want to avoid eating. They send you chocolate bars, popcorn with butter, and every unhealthy food items. When I called them to cancel they told me that I could not cancel, if I do there will be $125 early termination fee.
You can portion your food and lose weight your self with out any special plan.
Please don't be deceived by their TV add and deceptive testimonials.



Oct 25, 2018
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Con job NEW
by: Chris

I signed up for a month worth of food thinking I was going to get breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Around day 17 I realized I was not going to have enough food to make it through the month. I called them on Day 20 to tell them it seemed I was short on food. They told me they only give me 24 days worth of food. I said well it's been 20 and I have about 3 meals left and I only had lost 3lb when they claimed I would lose 18lb. They said your next shipment goes out in 4 days. I told them I did not order the next shipment. I told them to cancel it and they charged me $125!! I am currently disputing it with Chase. This is a fraud. Forget this non sense company. Never use them.

Sep 18, 2018
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I have to pay $$$s to cancel!!! NEW
by: Anonymous

Careful, if you receive an email from NutriSystem that offers a coupon/discount, what you really end up doing is signing up for auto-delivery.
Then they charge you $125 to cancel after you decide the food is too nasty to eat!

Plus you have to talk to an annoying person that cross-examines you about why you want to stop and isn't there some change that you could make to stay with the program, blah blah blah.

I'm furious, and $125 poorer!

Aug 27, 2018
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rip off artists NEW
by: Anonymous

I was charged $125 for cancelling my monthly auto-shipment of Nutrisystem food. I didn't know I had subscribed to auto shipment. How did I miss that little condition? Perhaps it was tucked away in tiny font somewhere in their abundant print.

The food is nasty. When microwaved, the chicken is rubbery and anything that requires added water bubbles over causing a huge mess and loss of 1/2 your meal.

So not worth it.

May 14, 2018
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I like the food NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had a very difficult time losing weight and keeping it off. I’m only my 3rd week in, with Nutrisystem but I LOVE it. I’m not being paid to leave this review or had any contact with the company. My challenge has always been I don’t have time to cook, so I grab a sushi roll thinking it’s healthy. Not. I have tended to do some sort of low carb diet like Atkins with early results but I couldn’t keep it up and a lot of it was water weight, since carbs hold water. Nutrisystem is so incredibly easy. The details like every package being marked for what meal it’s for translates into me eating better. The best part for me is the sweet snacks as I have binged on sweets in the past. I love anything lemon and the lemon cake is the best I tasted anywhere. The butterscotch cake is delicious too. The red velvet Whoopi pie is amazing. So now I get to eat my sweets at night and still lose weight. I’ve lost 6 pounds so far and was actually stunned by that when I got on the scale today. I like most of the meals and feel they are very yummy, sometimes surprisingly so. I just wish I had found it years ago

Feb 01, 2018
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Rip off NEW
by: John Wright

What a scam. Portion sizes ridiculously small. Now listen, if You consume minuscule portions, you will lose weight. Period. IF YOU EAT NOTHING YOU WILL LOSE EVEN MORE!!!!!!! That’s how ridiculous this diet is. The only way to survive is to provide your own food to supplement their ridiculous portions. At that point, just learn to manage your own portions and save a ton of money. And on top of 8t they hit me with that goddam $125 cancellation charge. Fine. Worth it to not pay exhorbitant prices for "snack size" portions. I sure as hell can boil eggs and steam broccoli along with a slice of turkey!

Jan 09, 2018
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DO NOT ORDER NUTRISYSTEM for Men NEW
by: Anonymous

Nutrisystem for men is an absolute scam. They trick you into automatic delivery, and when you want to cancel you will be charged $125.00 The customer service takes forever when you want to quit.

Jan 08, 2018
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Warning - cancellation fee NEW
by: Anonymous

The food was very expensive, but I thought I'd give it a try. Food tasted very artificial. There is so much fiber in everything it gave me severe gas. They sold me on a program that included auto delivery. After 2 weeks I called to cancel the program and found out there was ANOTHER 125.00 to cancel - the jerks! They certainly didn't mention that during the sales pitch.

Dec 03, 2017
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Stay away from Nutrisystem NEW
by: Anonymous

Absolute horrible experience. Delivery sometimes shows other up other times does not. Some food OK other is literally disgusting. Expensive - can't easily cancel online! Customer service reps lie about trying to get out of auto delivery. STAY AWAY!

Oct 25, 2017
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sent back NEW
by: Anonymous

I cancelled my order after the first week. I was so tired of eating chocolate and I never thought I would say that. All the bars I got in the packet had chocolate on them. Breakfast and lunch bars with chocolate. Crush bar was chocolate. The portions were very high and looks like high in carbs with low protein even though it said High Protein. Yes I was willing to pay the $125 to cancel as opposed to a whole other shipment. Try the LA weight loss diet with the juice.That worked great for me. You can get luna bars which is like the LA lights and R. W. Knudsen is the drink which is only around $4 a bottle as opposed to 25. I was sticking to the plan but lost nothing in a week with Nutrisystem. It did not work for my body type. Carbs make me tired and that is what it did. Don't waste your money. Just cut down on your portions.

Sep 09, 2017
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Do not trust Nutrisystem NEW
by: Anonymous

I signed up for Nutrisystem. Somewhere in the fine print they put in an auto-renewal in.
I tried to cancel it but they said I had a choice either keep 2nd order or face a $125 dollar cancellation fee. There is no way it costs them 125 dollars to cancel my order. Even if they shipped it and I shipped it back it still would not cost 125 dollars. It's just one of Nutrisystem's "I got you's".
So I accepted the second order and attempted to stop the 3rd order. But they would not let me. They said I could not cancel the order until the 2nd order shipped.
I am currently waiting to be able to cancel but I believe they are going to charge me again. I don't know how to get my credit card info away from these people.
They won't allow me to cancel.How could you trust a product to help you lose weight when you can't trust them with your credit card information?

Jun 05, 2017
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Rip off NEW
by: Anonymous

I tried the one month trial for $400 + and didn't check the automatic renewal box. After only 2 weeks I received a surprise. They took money out of my checking account again for another order. I contacted them per my attorneys advice. I told them to put the money back at once or I would sue them. They claimed they would charge me $125 for canceling my program. How can a trial be a program. I don't care if it is only $125 or not, I will sue them. If they want to send their attorneys to Indiana for a lawsuit, more power to them. Plus, you can buy the same crap they send you at the grocery for 1/4 the price.

Aug 12, 2011
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I Agree!
by: Barry

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nutrisystem-Sucks/235007153205450

Aug 04, 2010
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Big time rip off
by: seeyes22

I ordered the $200 plus food from Nutrisystem. I received a box of packaged powered nutrients. NO food, dried or otherwise. I ended up throwing it all away. Of Course, no refund. Refused to answer phone calls or email.

Then I paid for the Quick weight loss program. Easy, regular food, and it works. You can use their nutrients if you want but is not necessary. You will lose 1 pound a day. It works. Lost 73lbs.

Before you throw your money away on Nutrisystem check out Quick loss program.

Marie Osmond had personal trainers, cooks and dancing with the stars to whip her in shape. It is very misleading that she lost the weight alone on nutrisystem. Just another scam.

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