FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, today announced the winners of the Great Escape $40,000 Giveaway. The four weight loss champions, two men and two women who shared their weight loss stories as well as before and after photos, will be awarded $10,000 each plus a trip to the tropics for a Nutrisystem photo shoot. All of the winners lost weight while on the Nutrisystem® My Way® program, which is tailored to an individual's metabolism, and the Fast 5™ kit, a one-week jumpstart that can help customers lose five pounds in their first week of dieting.
"We are so proud of everyone who participated in the Great Escape $40,000 Giveaway," said Keira Krausz, CMO of Nutrisystem. "Losing weight is no easy task, and each individual showed determination and persistence to reach their goals. It was difficult to select just four winners. We look forward to sharing their inspirational stories."
The four grand prize winners include:
Blaine Ardeneaux – Belle Chasse, Louisiana
Blaine lost 91 pounds, including 15 pounds on Fast 5.
In 2006, Blaine's college football career ended due to dangerously high blood pressure. By 2011, he had gained 50 pounds. He went to a theme park that year and could barely fit on the rides. For the next few years, he would repeatedly start a diet then quit. By late 2013, he joined Nutrisystem.
Now that he's lost more than 90 pounds, Blaine says, "Nutrisystem made it easy: no counting, no guessing, and the food was mailed to me. I am happier, more confident, and overall have a better life than I did before."
Brian Aubuchon – Gravel Blanc, Michigan
Brian lost 85 pounds, including seven pounds on Fast 5.
In late 2013, Brian's seven-year-old son told him he was worried that he would die, which would leave him heartbroken forever. Brian says he broke down and knew it was time to stop making excuses.
After beginning to see results with Nutrisystem, Brian said, "It just kept working. I felt great, I was looking better and my self-esteem went through the roof."
Shea Barker – Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Shea lost 31 pounds, including six pounds on Fast 5.
After an accident, Shea's husband was wheelchair-bound for four months. She gained almost 20 pounds while caring for him and their three children. When she saw a photo from a friend's bridal shower, she did not recognize herself, so she decided it was time to try Nutrisystem.
Having reached her weight loss goal, Shea says, "Now I feel great! I'm 35 years old. It was time to find me again, and I did! I'm wearing clothes I haven't worn since before my first baby 11 years ago!"
Gracie Stering – Tacoma, Washington
Gracie lost 29 pounds, including four and a half pounds on Fast 5.
In 2010, when Gracie turned 30 and became pregnant, she says she used her pregnancy as an excuse to eat more. Six months after the birth of her child, she decided it was time to begin exercising again and get back on track. But, she soon hit a plateau. That's when she turned to Nutrisystem.
After losing almost 30 pounds using the program, Gracie says, "I haven't been this energized, this happy, and this self-confident in a long time."
All winners of the Great Escape $40,000 Giveaway lost weight using Nutrisystem My Way with Fast 5. Results on Fast 5 will vary depending on starting weight, adherence to the program, and other factors. Individuals can expect to lose 1-2 lbs. per week on Nutrisystem My Way.
To learn more about Nutrisystem My Way with Fast 5 or to place an order, please visit www.nutrisystem.com.
About Nutrisystem, Inc.
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) is a leading provider of weight loss solutions and weight-related products and services including its structured food delivery program Nutrisystem® My Way® and its new digital platform NuMi™ by Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem has helped consumers lose weight for more than 40 years by providing quality foods and a nutritionally balanced meal program. Nutrisystem® meal plans feature more than 150 menu options, along with counseling options from trained weight-loss coaches, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators. Customers are provided further support from the online community, tools, trackers, mobile apps and more. Nutrisystem® plans are consistent with national guidelines for dietary intake meeting targets for fat, sodium, sugar, cholesterol, fiber and physical activity. Additionally, plans can be customized to specific dietary needs and preferences including the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with diabetes or those at risk for type 2 diabetes. Healthcare professionals may learn more about the programs by visiting www.nutrisystem.com/hcp. Nutrisystem® weight loss plans are available directly to consumers through www.nutrisystem.com, by phone (1-800-435-4074) and at select retailers. The NuMi multi-platform system and downloadable App can be found at http://www.numi.com.
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