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Untitled[edit]

Please add to this page, as this is just a stub article. Thefinalprophecy 10:09, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

NPOV[edit]

I'm not sure I trust the neutrality of this article. It reads a bit like a company written history piece, & as someone else ask down below, where the critics point of view? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.211.71.137 (talk) 06:24, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

I aggree that some work needs to be done here. It does sort of read like an advertisement piece. There is a whole section on the cost which was clearly chosen as a metric which was defined to make them look good. If you count the registragion fees of weightwatchers as the "first week" but are allowed to distrubte the food costs of nutrisystem (despite the fact they have a 2 month contract) then it makes them look good for a "first week cost". Also, they clearly counted the food cost without counting the groceries you have to supliment the delivered food with. While cost is an important detail, citing numbers like this doesn't seem very NPOV. Cavebear42 (talk) 19:56, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Tagged for Speedy Delete[edit]

I was searching for information about the Nutrisystems Diet program and found no information here on Wikipedia. It is a very popular diet with lots of customers. I added the basic information that I new on this website. I don't understand why you are tagging it for deletion so quickly. It is a worth wile topic. I just don't know enough about it to create an entire article. I created a stub article and figured that someone else could add on if they knew more. It is reasons like this that I wonder how any articles are ever created on this site. It may be about a company, but Nike has an article. I just don't understand why you delete stuff so quickly. I wanted to learn about the subject, didn't find any information about it here, and then tried to create an article for people to add on to. Delete it if you want, but this is incredibly frustrating. Thefinalprophecy 10:20, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello, and yes the process can be a bit confusing. We actually don't aim to cover everything. Generally, what we ask is that things are covered in reliable secondary sources to establish their notability. Has this been covered in, for example, a magazine or newspaper? If so, I can certainly help you cite the source. Seraphimblade Talk to me Please review me! 10:49, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
Well, I'll say that having Dan Marino speak for them at least probably makes that likely, so I'm going to withdraw the speedy and treat that as an assertion of notability. Some secondary sources still would be quite helpful though. Seraphimblade Talk to me Please review me! 10:51, 23 February 2007 (UTC)
I found 128 sources on ProQuest. but most are just about the huge stock increase and fast growing sales. I added several which talk more about the product and the company. I have had some of it that someone ordered and many of the items were quite tasty. The real benefit according to some sources cited is re-educating people that the 2500 calorie portions now common in restaruants are inappropriate, and that they will not starve to death if they consume a dietician-selected portion. The sources also note that they eliminated the expensive weight loss centers and basically just ship the monthly box of food and have website or phone counseling. It is a huge company with a fast growing share of the "delivered diet food" market. Since none of the food requires refrigeration, it competes well with frozen diet food like Weight Watchers or Lean Cuisine. and the customer does not get the giant portions of unspecified carbs and fat that restaurants provide. Edison 18:24, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
I Agree that this deserves an article. It is a legetimate buisness which has been in nationwide operation for a while. Cavebear42 (talk) 19:56, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

The Subject (not the Article)[edit]

So does this work or not? Or is this the sort where you have to eat this 'with an exercise program'? PolarisSLBM 14:59, 23 August 2007 (UTC)

I highly doubt it... all the commericals say "results not typical" and "weight lost prior to nutrisystem", which kind of defeats the purpose. Seems like a scam to me. --128.61.41.45 (talk) 21:52, 6 June 2008 (UTC)
Those sorts of claims are common with any similar system. We try to keep the discussions here to the article, not the subject. That being said, if you can find any sort of objective source which has clinically tested it and shown results, it would be great to be able to refernce it. Cavebear42 (talk) 19:56, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Criticism? Complaints?[edit]

Maybe there should be a section containing the serious number of complaints and criticism that the nutrisystem diet receives from various consumer rights sites such as consumeraffairs.com

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2006/11/nutrisystem_problems.html

http://www.infomercialscams.com/scams/nutrisystem

-Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.252.178.253 (talk) 12:20, 7 April 2008 (UTC)


I toyed with that one for a bit but couldn't seem to find a NPOV way to put it in. It sounds like legetimate data, especially if we can show their metric as compaired to similar companies. Please feel free to work that in if you know how. Cavebear42 (talk) 19:56, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Why plural?[edit]

The name of the company is "NutriSystem, Inc.", singular. Why is this Nutrisystems? I suggest moving the article to "NutriSystem, Inc.", with interior u.c. "S", and making the article about the company.--BillFlis (talk) 00:25, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

I agree. The title of the page is incorrect. It should be "Nutrisystem". The previous person about is right and that it did used to have an interior capital "S", but I just checked the website and it seems the company has switched to an interior lower-case "s". Itsamystery2me 13 (talk) 17:17, 5 October 2009 (UTC)Kate

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Company History?[edit]

I know someone who worked for this company in the 1990s. In ended badly. Something like the company declared bankruptcy on short notice, went out of business, the employees got screw over, the company came back, but the former employees remained screwed over. It's a touchy subject, and I don't want to delve into it with them, because I don't want to work them up. However, it would be good if some non-PR company history was included here. From what I have heard, it certainly seems notable.--Bark (talk) 15:05, 16 May 2014 (UTC)