There’s no question as to why Nutrisystem is sometimes known as “the celebrity diet.”  Today and in the past, the company has spared no expense with hiring a long string of “stars” or “celebrities” who were willing to be paid to eat the company’s food to lose large amounts of weight.  But, to be fair, almost all diet companies do the same thing.  Valerie Bertinelli (for her weight loss) and Kirstie Alley (for her recent weight gain) have made Jenny Craig talked about again and Genie Francis certainly helps Medifast’s cause. In the following article, I’ll go over the famous folks who are currently on (and have once been on) the Nutrisystem diet.

Jillian Barberie Vs Marie Osmond (Or Marie’s Osmond VS Valerie Bertinelli):  For a while there, I’d have to say that Jillian Barberie had most earned her endorsement money for proudly pouncing around in a very tiny bikini following her 45-pound weight loss.  Marie Osmond is also on Nutrisystem but she goes about it in a much different way.  Sure, she bore skin when she was on Dancing With The Stars, but she’s made very public her distaste at Valerie Bertinelli’s sporting a blue bikini at age 48. Marie, who is 47, has clearly said that no one wants to see women of her age wearing a bathing suit, although she claims she would look pretty good in one.  For her part, Marie has lost over 50 pounds and does like quite good, but she’s not willing to take it this far and I have to say I agree with her.  It’s one thing to be proud of your weight loss and another to desperately want attention.  We can all tell that Valerie looks great without her needing to take most of it off.

Other Celebrities Who Don’t Get As Much Attention: It’s interesting to note that Jodi Sweeten (Full House) and Belinda Carlisle (Dancing With The Stars and The Go Gos)are also on Nutrisystem and have lost significant amounts of weight, but they don’t get nearly as much attention (probably because they aren’t as good at generating controversy and attention ((even if it’s negative attention.))

Nutrisystem Alumni:  This diet has a long list of stars willing to lose weight in the spotlight.  These names include Tori Spelling, Dan Marino, Joey Fatone, Don Shula, Jason Taylor, Zora Andrich (Joe Millionaire), and Danielle Fishell (Boy Meets World) who also sported a very small bathing suit after her weight loss.

People often ask me if stars have it easier.  Don’t they have chefs and trainers?  Well, they really don’t need chefs with this plan because most of the food is prepackaged. As far as trainers, that would help, but the company does give you free work out videos with every order.  And, you are offered free nutritional counselling either online or on the phone.

So, there is support there if you want it.  And, if you can mix two things together, work a microwave, and follow directions, then you really can do this on your own.  There isn’t a lot of specialized skills or knowledge required, although you do need to make low glycemic choices for your side items.  But, the company does offer suggestions with each meal to make this easier for you.

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Source by Ava Alderman