Lifestyle Expert to Bring Unique Perspective on Wedding Weight Loss as Nearly 1 in 3 Applicable U.S. Adults Say They Want/Wanted to Lose an Average of 39 Pounds Before Their Wedding Day

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight loss management products and services, announced today a partnership with Pnina Tornai, lifestyle and fashion expert and star of “Say Yes to the Dress”. Tornai will be the focus of a fully integrated marketing campaign, including both traditional and social media, providing a unique perspective on wedding weight loss.

Nutrisystem Partners with World Renowned Fashion and Bridal Designer Pnina Tornai (Photo: Business Wire)

According to a recent survey, conducted online in the U.S. on behalf of Nutrisystem by Harris Poll, nearly 1 in 3 U.S. adults who are married, engaged or who plan to get engaged in the next 2 years (29%) say they want/wanted to lose weight before their wedding day, reporting a desire to lose an average of 39 pounds. What’s more, close to 1 in 5 (17%) of those who want/wanted to lose weight said they are/were willing to go to extreme measures (i.e., drastic calorie reduction, crash dieting, cleanses) to lose the weight.

In her daily interactions with brides, Tornai says she witnesses countless brides with a desire to lose weight before their wedding day, who, as a result, order their dresses two or three sizes too small. This, in turn, often leads the brides to take drastic and unhealthy measures in order to fit into their dress. To address this issue, Tornai, known as the fairy godmother of brides, is teaming up with Nutrisystem in order to help brides feel and look their best on their big day with a healthy weight loss plan that is achievable through portion control and balanced nutrition.

“We are excited to be working with Pnina Tornai,” says Keira Krausz, Chief Marketing Officer of Nutrisystem. “As a woman at the forefront of the bridal industry, Pnina brings an interesting perspective when it comes to weight loss. In the meetings with her, we noticed she had a deep desire to be able to recommend a healthy, balanced weight loss program to brides she works with in an effort to educate women on the benefits of safe, proven ways to reach their ideal weight, rather than crash dieting prior to their wedding.”

Tornai takes great pride in helping make her brides feel loved and beautiful throughout their entire journey, from the moment they step in her boutique until their wedding day.

“It’s my honor to style my brides with love. I don’t see how I could do it any other way,” said Tornai. “When I am working with brides, I always speak with them about their weight loss goals. I see so many brides with tears in their eyes struggling with the way they look and wanting to fit perfectly into their dream dress. They tell me they have turned to unhealthy solutions to lose weight. In fact, I have had brides faint from weakness during fittings. I’m so happy to be able to offer my brides a healthy and smart way that can help them love their body.”

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Nutrisystem from July 5-7, 2016 among 2,038 adults ages 18 and older, 1,269 of which are married, engaged, or planning to get engaged in the next two years. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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About Pnina Tornai

Pnina Tornai is a globally renowned couture designer, brought into the spotlight in the U.S. as the star of TLC’s highly successful show, “Say Yes To The Dress.” Pnina is recognized as one of the world’s leading couture bridal designers. Sophisticated hand embroideries, body-hugging corsets, and Swarovski crystal embellishments are hallmarks of Pnina’s opulent, luxurious and ultra-feminine wedding gowns, lovingly designed to bring out the “inner princess” in every bride. Thousands of women from all over the world dream of becoming a Pnina Bride, including royalty, celebrities, and pop icons.

About Nutrisystem, Inc.

Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) is a leader in the weight loss industry, having helped millions of people lose weight over the course of more than 40 years. The Company’s weight loss solutions include Nutrisystem® My Way®, Fast 5, and Turbo 10, all clinically tested, structured food delivery programs that come with the digital platform NuMi® by Nutrisystem. Additionally, the Company offers multi-day kits and individual products available at select retail outlets. The Company’s current product line offers customers the most meal choices, including more than 150 foods with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Nutrisystem provides customers the flexibility to align their diet with the US Healthy Eating Meal Pattern, as recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Plans include comprehensive counseling options from trained weight loss coaches, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators and can be customized to specific dietary needs and preferences including the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. The Company also owns and operates the South Beach Diet® and Shake360™ brands. For more information, go to