Typical complaints about the NutriMost weight loss program are that the program is prohibitively expensive and that the weight loss method is unsafe and causes a range of physical discomforts. NutriMost receives an "F" rating on the BBB Business Review as of 2015.
Reviews on Almost a Thirty Something and Twisted Alice and Hatter claim that the NutriMost program causes extreme hunger, an obsession with food and other physical side effects, including headaches, sleeplessness and upset stomach. Both these reviewers paid $1200 or more for the program, which includes a medical assessment and weight loss drops.
The BBB Business Review notes that the company failed to respond to several customer complaints. The BBB also found several unsubstantiated claims made by NutriMost to be in violation of the BBB Code of Advertising. NutriMost failed to respond to the BBB or to change its advertising claims.
NutriMost claims to allow customers to lose between 20 and 40 pounds over a 40-day period with little to no exercise. Multiple reviews note that the program requires customers to restrict caloric intake to as little as 500 calories per day. This may be a dangerously low caloric intake, as an average healthy adult should consume between 2000 and 2500 calories per day, depending on activity level, age and sex.