Nutrisystem VS Medifast


  • Meals are heated with microwave and eaten
  • Meals are all nutritionally balanced and include the wholeness of fats, proteins and carbohydrates
  • Easier to stick to as cravings can be fulfilled
  • Nutrisystem coupons are usually available online
  • Encourages healthy grocery add-ins to enhance your pre-packaged meals via SmartCarb and PowerFuel
  • 1200 – 1500 calories per day


  • The meals are powdered and water needs to be added
  • Carbohydrates are off limits
  • Harder to stick to as you need to certain types of meals even when you are outside with your friends
  • The 5 and 1 plan does not allow fruit or dairy products
  • Experts say it provides little protein and not enough carbohydrates
  • 800 – 1200 calories per day