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Can the Nutrisystem Diet Be Used With a Muscle Building Routine?

Published 2017-07-27 in Nutrition - 0 Comments

Most people who are looking to try the Nutrisystem diet are probably looking to lose weight, but there may be a few out there who want to build muscle while also dropping a few pounds. There’s nothing wrong with that, and Nutrisystem may be a good option for you if weight loss is your main goal, with the secondary goal of packing on some lean muscle.

While I would recommend staying on a diet like Nutrisystem for more than a month or two, it can be a good option for quick weight lossĀ and could be just what you need to jumpstart your new diet and exercise program.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at what the diet is all about, what some of the testimonials have to say about it, and whether or not it’s something you should consider trying.

What is It?

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Nutrisystem is the most popular meal delivery diet in the world, and that’s because it produces some pretty amazing results for the people who stick with it. The basic principle revolves eating 6 portion-controlled meals over the course of the day. This

The basic principle revolves eating 6 portion-controlled meals over the course of the day. This helps you avoid the crash that comes with eating just a couple of huge meals a day. And because the meals are designed to help you lose weight, they are the exact right amounts to maximize your weight loss.

It costs about $300 per month, give or take. The plan goes up depending on what kinds of foods you want – they have some frozen options that are more expensive – and whether you’re a man or a woman.

Does Calorie Control Work with Muscle Building

This will probably be the main thing you will want to consider if you’re looking to start a weight-intensive workout program while on the Nutrisystem diet. I have tried the diet, and I am not entirely sure that it would provide enough fuel to power through these weight lifting workouts. For that reason, I would suggest trying a moderate workout while on the program, just to get a routine established, and then once you’ve reached your weight loss goals, you can ramp up the intensity of your workouts, while adding a few more calories to your diet.

What do the Reviews Say

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Overall, the reviews of the Nutrisystem diet tend to be very positive (read one here). That’s because it absolutely works if you follow correctly. That said, there are a few complaints that people have shared over the years, which include the following:

  • Food Isn’t That Good
  • It’s an Adjustment
  • The Price
  • Tough to Follow

Overall, I would say that Nutrisystem has an overwhelmingly positive rating, and has a long track record of success, though, so that is something to keep in mind if you’re going to try it.

Final Thoughts

Nutrisystem is worth trying if you’re looking for a proven diet that helps you get healthier and lose weight.

For those looking to gain muscle, it may not be the best option, though. I don’t think it would provide the fuel necessary to power through intense weight-lifting workouts, so you would probably be better off using it to reach your weight loss goals, and then starting that muscle building routine.

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