Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor Wins a Healthier Life By Losing Weight On NutriSystem

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Current Dancing With The Stars Contestant Joins The Brand's Roster of Sports Legends, Including Dan Marino and Billie Jean King who Lost Weight on NutriSystem

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NutriSystem, Inc., a leading weight loss and weight management solution, has announced former professional football player and current contestant on ABC's Dancing With The Stars, Lawrence Taylor, has chosen NutriSystem to get back to his healthy playing weight of 250 pounds. Mr. Taylor, who turned 50 this year, understands the importance of being lighter and healthier in order to maintain a competitive edge over the other Dancing With The Stars contestants.

"During my time as a professional football player, I was constantly doing strength and conditioning workouts," says retired New York Giants linebacker, Lawrence Taylor. "But after retirement, I tried many other diets, and even tried to lose weight on my own. In each case I had difficulty achieving my target weight, until I turned to NutriSystem. I have had tremendous success and I've already lost 30 pounds. Using NutriSystem while training for Dancing With The Stars has given me an easy way to eat a balanced diet and stay in shape."

Lawrence is one of several former professional sports legends, including Dan Marino, Chris Berman, and Coach Shula, who joined NutriSystem to "tackle" their weight in a heart-healthy, convenient and effective way. Launched by Dan Marino in 2006, the NutriSystem Men's Program is backed by 30 years of nutrition research and science, and is specially formulated to help control a man's hunger while allowing him to still enjoy his favorite foods.

"We are honored to add Lawrence Taylor to our impressive roster of high-profile and iconic athletes," said Joe Redling, NutriSystem's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We hope Mr. Taylor's success with NutriSystem will inspire and motivate other men around the country to take the first step to a healthier lifestyle. NutriSystem pioneered the industry's first easy and effective weight loss solution for men in 2006, and we're pleased that the program continues to grow in popularity. Men love our program because it was designed to fit their needs. The food really tastes great, there is a wide variety of items to choose from and it is the ultimate in convenience and ease of use. There is no need to count points, count carbohydrates, count calories, or go to embarrassing weigh-ins."

All of the NutriSystem weight loss programs are based on 35 years of science and nutritional research. NutriSystem is the first prepared foods program that totally integrates low glycemic index carbohydrates into a meal plan that is also low in fat, high in protein and will help you feel full longer. It also has zero trans-fats; is enriched with heart-healthy Omega-3s and adds soluble fiber to help promote heart health. NutriSystem customers can choose from 170 gourmet style menu items, including new Fresh Frozen meals such as Shrimp Alfredo, Portobello Mushroom Beef Tips and even ice cream. NutriSystem clients receive 24/7 support through free phone counseling with registered weight loss consultants and web tools, and can participate in a robust online community. All NutriSystem programs are delivered straight to customer's homes and can be ordered online at or by calling 1-877-681-THIN (8446).

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About NutriSystem, Inc.

NutriSystem (NASDQ: NTRI) is a leading provider of weight management products and services. The company offers a proven nutritionally balanced weight-loss program based on satisfying high-fiber, heart healthy, good carbohydrate meals that are low on the Glycemic Index and do not contain trans fats. NutriSystem is hundreds of dollars cheaper than other weight loss programs, based on an independent study by National Business Research Institute (October 2008). The program has no membership fees and provides free online and telephone counseling. NutriSystem now stands as a constant pillar of support, information and convenience with direct home delivery for those looking to lose weight in a busy world. As an Internet force, its wide-ranging web content, combined with its knowledgeable and highly trained counselors, equals a powerful resource for all dieting consumers. NutriSystem believes in its clients and is there to help them, every day and every step of the way. For more information, visit


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