Whether you need to lose a few extra pounds to fit into your favorite dress or you want to lose even more weight, you need help and support to reach your goals. Both Body by Vi and Nutrisystem offer some form of support and help to help you reach your weight loss goal. Nutrisystem claims that users lose an average of one to two pounds every week while following the program. Body By Vi does not make such claims because the amount of weight that you might lose depends on how much work you put into the program and whether you follow the program correctly.
Nutrisystem users must follow a pre-determined plan, which you pick when you sign up for an account. The plans include a vegetarian option, an option that comes with supplements, the basic plan and a plan for families. The Nutrisystem plan delivers food directly to your door. Body By Vi offers plans for couples, families, four-person groups and families. The program includes supplements and drink mixes. All of the plans include those supplements and mixes, while only one Nutrisystem program includes that option.
If you want freedom to choose your own meals, then Nutrisystem is not the plan for you. With the Nutrisystem plan, you must pay for four weeks of meals upfront. The meals arrive at your door, and you must store that food in the pantry, refrigerator or freezer. The meal plans are fairly standard and include everything you need for an entire meal. You can pick and choose when you want to eat the different meals, but that is the only freedom you get. Nutrisystem bases its weight loss system on the meals delivered to your home. Anytime you deviate from the program, you risk not meeting your weight loss goals for the week.
Body By Vi offers more freedom when it comes to meals. While taking part in the program, you drink a healthy shake for breakfast and lunch, making the shake with the drink mix provided by the company and some frozen fruit. The program suggests that you eat three snacks spaced between your meals, but lets you pick the type of snacks that you want. You get some suggestions, including cottage cheese with an apple, an apple with peanut butter, the company’s own cookies, carrot sticks with dressing or healthy nuts. You can use the snacks suggested by the program or choose healthy snacks of your own.
Body By Vi also gives you freedom when it comes to dinner. Unlike Nutrisystem, which sends you a meal, Body By Vi lets you pick your own dinner. You might choose a healthy protein with roasted vegetables and a salad or a piece of grilled fish with steamed vegetables. The Body By Vi program understands that you are an adult and as an adult, you are capable of making good choices when it comes to what you eat.
You cannot expect to lose as much weight as you want with diet alone. You must work out regularly, but you wouldn’t know that if you follow the Nutrisystem program. Nutrisystem claims that its weight loss success stories come from users that followed its diet plan. Body By Vi knows that the best weight loss comes when you add daily exercise. The program requires that users exercise Monday through Saturday for a period of 20 to 30 minutes. The exercise routines include strength training for the upper body, lower body, back and core, as well as aerobic workouts. If you want to lose weight quickly, you need the exercise that Body By Vi suggests.