Army Veteran Credits Nutrisystem for Giving Her the Structure She Needed to Lose Weight

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) a leading provider of weight-management products and services including Nutrisystem® and South Beach Diet® brands, announced today that Nutrisystem Success Story, Morgan Root, is featured in the January 15, 2018 “Half Their Size” issue of PEOPLE, which hits newsstands nationwide today, January 5. The mom-of-two, who also appeared on Good Morning America this morning to talk about her weight loss success, is ringing in the New Year feeling happy and healthy after dropping 128 pounds.

Root was fit and active while serving in the military for six years, but her structured lifestyle changed once her husband was deployed during her first pregnancy. She gained 80 pounds and was pregnant with her second child soon after. Like many women, Root struggled after back-to-back pregnancies and reached a peak weight of more than 250 pounds.

“I just didn’t have the energy to keep up with my kids. I was missing out on those moments that you should have with a newborn and a toddler,” said Root. “Nutrisystem fit in with my busy schedule as a mom and gave me the structure I needed to lose the weight. Plus, it was easy and the food was delicious.”

“Morgan is such an inspiration,” said Dawn Zier, CEO of Nutrisystem, Inc. “Her story is authentic and one that many women can relate to as mothers. We are proud of her weight loss success and wish her continued good health.”

Losing weight also helped Root fuel her fitness goals.

“I used to hate working out. It was a chore. Now, I actually enjoy it,” added Root. “You have to find your reason and your passion. My kids used to be my excuse for why I couldn’t lose weight or go to the gym, and now they’re my reason for everything I do.”

You can read more about Morgan in the January 15th issue of PEOPLE and on here.

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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 45 years. The Company’s multi-brand approach to weight loss includes multiple plans for 2018. For more information, go to and