Is NutriSystem Gluten Free? Here’s What I Found Out.
Ever wonder if diet programs like Nutrisystem are gluten free? Recently I was approached by Nutrisystem to promote a summer sweepstakes they were having. I have always been interested in weight loss programs that take the guess work out of cutting calories and just give you a simple daily allotment of meals that you just have to eat and stick to and wala – weight loss. They do all the calorie counting for you – all you have to do is eat the food. But is it really all about calorie counting? For many just doing that may amount to weight loss. But not all of us. What about those of us with food allergies? Do programs like this work for people like us? I was determined to find out.
The prize for this Nutrisystem contest was a free 28 day meal program. A weight loss program like that is usually a pretty penny, so I was curious in learning more and finding out if Nutrisystem accommodated people like me who have a severe gluten allergy. I decided to go on their website and find out how they handle customers with food allergies. I couldn’t find the information I was looking for, so I launched their live chat. The agent was very nice and responded to me quickly. Here is what she had to say:
Bummer. While it seems like Nutrisystem does have some foods without gluten, it probably wouldn’t be a good option for someone with dietary limitations.
I really do like the idea of taking the guesswork out of weight loss and providing people with the right foods at the right portion amount to lose weight. However, I am not convinced this program would be beneficial for someone like myself who already eats healthy or for people with allergies. I am also not convinced there are enough fruits and vegetables and whole foods (aka REAL FOOD) on this type of program.
I wrote up my review for NutriSystem which is exactly what you read above, minus the sweepstakes links. Nutrisystem rejected my post several times and after the fourth time I just gave up and decided to cancel the sponsored post with them and post this information as is because I think people who are gluten-free and considering Nutrisystem should know what’s up here.
If you are reading this and are gluten-free and interested in Nutrisystem, I recommend you contact them to learn more about your dietary options. If you have tried NutriSystem, I would love to know what you think about their products.