Nutrisystem – How Ryan Lost 60+ Pounds

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I partnered with Nutrisystem on this post and was compensated. All opinions are my own.

My boyfriend Ryan decided he was ready to work on losing weight in July of 2015. Since then he has lost just over 60 pounds! The change in him is so dramatic. Even though it’s been about a year and a half now, I am still amazed at his change. I look back at photos of him before his weight loss and it’s incredible that it’s the same person that he is now.

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He lost the weight thanks to Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is a program that most people have seen commercials for. However, we’ve learned that many people don’t really understand how Nutrisystem works. It’s a program that makes calorie-counting easy, and cooking easy. A month’s worth of Nutrisystem provides you with 3 meals and 2 snacks per day on the plan that Ryan has chosen. Some plans (such as women’s plans) include slightly less food. The general concept of Nutrisystem is that each meal is within a certain calorie range. For example, one entree might be 250 calories while another is 280 but they are all within a similar range. You won’t find an 80 calorie entree or a 400 calorie entree, for example. This allows you to grab any entree from Nutrisystem and know that it’s within your calorie level. Some entrees are frozen while others are shelf-stable. Some require no cooking at all such as muffins, cereal or meal bars. Others require cooking but most of them require less than 5 minutes in the microwave and they’re ready to go. This makes it quick and easy to eat well even when you’re busy.

How Nutrisystem Works

Ryan’s plan involves eating six times per day. Three settings that include meal entrees, and then three snack or dessert settings. If you sleep 8 hours a night, that leaves you awake 16 hours per day, meaning you can eat when you wake up, and then once every 3 hours all day until you go to bed. For example:

  • 8am – breakfast
  • 11 am – Morning snack (PowerFuel and SmartCarb)
  • 2pm – Lunch
  • 5pm – Afternoon snack
  • 8pm – dinner
  • 11 pm – Dessert/snack
  • 12pm – Go to bed.

When you eat small meals throughout the day this keeps you from getting too hungry at any point. It makes it easier to have portion controlled meals that way. While on Nutrisystem Ryan is not left hungry because the meals are every 3 hours and he gets protein and fiber at each meal setting which help keep him feeling full. Plus, with over 150 meal options Ryan has found plenty of Nutrisystem foods that he loves the taste of. He’s a fairly picky eater, too!

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Right now Nutrisystem has a Lean 13 starter kit where you can lose up to 13 pounds and 7 inches in your first month!

If you’re looking for a meal plan that is convenient sign up for Nutrisystem today.



Hi there! I am Emily Evert, the owner of Emily Reviews. I am 25 and live in a small town in Michigan with my boyfriend Ryan and our two pugs. I have a large family and I adore my nieces and nephews. I am a calorie counter who loves soda. I budget to save money so I can spend it on my dogs. I love reading memoirs, and learning about child development and psychology. I love watching The Game of Thrones, Teen Mom, Sister Wives and Veep. I like listening to Jason Isbell, John Prine, Kris Kristofferson and Blue October. I created Emily Reviews as a creative outlet to share my life and the products that I love with others.

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This post currently has 12 responses.

  • Amber Ludwig

    Wow!! I love the before and after pictures!! I mean you can really see how much he has changed!! I bet he is so happy!! He looks fantastic!! So glad to see nutrisystem working for real people!!

  • wow that’s awesome I always wondered if nutrisystem really works.well I guess it does

  • Lana simanovicki

    wow that’s awesome I always wondered if nutrisystem really works.well I guess it does in need to check it out

  • Jeanine

    This has been such a wonderful way to memorialize Ryan’s journey with Nutrisystem! Good luck continuing on your journey Ryan!

  • Lissa Crane

    Wow! This is so inspiring! That’s the same amout I would need to lose! It creeps on so slowly, you just never you just don’t realize what it looks like until you see before and after picctures! Great job to him, he is such a great role model!

  • Peggy Nunn

    Thank you for an update of the progress. You failed to mention your good results that are great too. I am suggesting that my husband try this for two weeks to see if he can do it. He wants to lose some weight and has discipline but falls into a bag a chips too often.

  • Michelle S

    Congratulations Ryan – that’s fantastic! The before and after pictures tell a great story of success.

  • Amy Orvin

    What a transformation! Congrats to you. I need to start Nutrisystem if it works that well.

  • ellen beck

    Ryan looks great but more importantly I bet he feels better too. He looks like he would be more active. This would almost be like getting a new and improved husband ! I am glad he has been so successful. I would love to try this product but it just isnt in budget, although if I tried one this would be the one after seeing your updates.

  • Deborah D

    This food looks delicious! Congratulations on the weight loss!

  • Sarah L

    OK, we shouldn’t focus on good looks, but Zowie! He looks really good after doing the work and losing that weight.

  • Lynda Cook

    Great job Ryan!! you look so different , and you should be so proud of yourself!! keep up the awesome work!!

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