The overall advice on how to get healthier has been consistent for years, eat less, eat better and exercise. Nutrisystem’s programs are molded according to these tenets, Zier explained.
“We provide the structure to make sure that (healthy eating and exercise) happens,” she said. “For us it’s more of a structured program so people stay with it longer.”
Nutrisystem has a 28 day home delivery meal program, which costs about $300 a month. Clients also supplement the boxed food with fresh fruits and vegetables they purchase locally.
“Customers want everything delivered to their home, they don’t want to have to go out and shop, they want to order everything online,” Zier said. “So we kind of transact the way America wants to transact.”
Yet Zier said the convenience helps people stay with the program.
“We have programs customers can choose, because it’s no longer about one-size-fits-all losing weight,” she said. That is especially true amid the rise of trendy meal plans like the high-fat, low carb Keto diet.
“The right plan is the program you can stick with,” Zier cautioned, adding that Nutrisystem has its own version of Keto and “South Beach diet” meals.
“Different people have different needs,” she said. “So if you love your carbs, South Beach probably is not the program for you, but Nutrisystem would be more the way to go.”
Zier said the structure and time savings of their plans helps customers stay on track with their fitness goals. “It’s really easy to prepare so I think we break through those busy lifestyles.”