Nutrisystem advises people who fall under a few categories of health or cultural conditions to not use Nutrisystem’s weight loss plans. People must understand that why they are not eligible to use it. Nutrisystem wants everyone to remain in perfect health and aggressively promotes healthy lifestyle but here are a few exceptions.
Individuals Who Should Not Use the Nutrisystem Meal Plan
People who follow a ‘Vegan’ diet cannot use Nutrisystem’s weight loss modules. Vegan diet prohibits the use of any kind of animal obtained products including meat, eggs, milk, cheese, and all other dairy products. Nutrisystem’s meals are available for vegetarians though, but the vegetarian diet still contains cheese and other dairy substituent.
Halal diets are not supported by Nutrisystem’s weight loss meals. Halal diets require abstinence from pork and its derivatives and a lot of typical slaughter practices which can’t be taken care of by Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem uses gelatin in lots of desserts as it’s a very low calorie and satisfying option for the dieters. But gelatin is a pork derivative.
Those with Latex, Soy, and Peanut Allergies
Nutrisystem meals are designed to be full of a required amount of proteins for healthy weight loss. Therefore it uses peanut butter and soy which are low on fat and healthy protein providing items which cannot be substituted by other means as they won’t be that effective in weight loss. Nutrisystem prepares foods which are packaged and storage friendly without the requirement of refrigeration and it becomes unavoidable to use latex during the food packaging process. But some people are allergic to latex, soy and peanut derivatives and should refrain from using these meals.
Bulimic & Anorexic Individuals
Bulimic or anorexic people are strictly prohibited to stay away from further weight reduction practices as their bodies are already very weak and devoid of many nutrients. Also if a person is overweight and bulimic due to some hormonal condition then also Nutrisystem advises to not use its services as bulimic people tend to throw up food. They will not be able to properly digest the meals and benefit from its unique structured composition.
Ketogenic & Gluten Free Dieters
Nutrisystem uses only good carbohydrate foods with a low Glycemic Index but still some Ketogenic diets require the use of only `gluten-free’ foods so that the patients don’t experience severe bloating, gas and constipation issues. Therefore these requirements are not satisfied by Nutrisystem as of now. But Nutrisystem may decide to bring options for these people too at some point of time.
Those Prone to Kidney Stones
Nutrisystem advises people with kidney stones to not use its weight loss services as while losing weight and dieting your kidneys are already burdened with toxin removal. Also some egg derivatives used in cookies, chocolates and biscuits contain purines which are harmful for kidney stone patients.
Pregnant woman have different health and nutritional requirements. They cannot take calorie deficient food because the fetus developing in the womb is dependant solely on the nutrients from his mother’s body. Also mothers who are in the initial stages of feeding their infants require high calorie food for a few months. Though after that duration, new mothers are invited by Nutrisystem to benefit from its simple weight loss plans to shed off their baby weight easily. Also, children under 14 years of age should not use Nutrisystem’s program as they require proper sufficient calorie diet filled with healthy fats too for their proper mental and physical growth and development.