To most of us, it probably isn’t that big of a secret that Nutrisystem is credited as the secret to Dan Marino’s well-documented weight loss over the last 10-plus years. Marino has been repping the company for many years now and is still a paid spokesperson for the meal delivery diet service.
While Dan has never been considered as overweight by most us who were just looking at his outward appearances, he credits Nutrisystem for helping him lose 22 pounds. He’s been with the brand for more than 10 years now, after first appearing in a television ad back in 2006. As one of their most popular celebrity endorsers, Dan has been featured in many ads over the years, including a commercial for the Turbo 10 program just last year:
With Marino front and center, Nutrisystem definitely knows how to target the guys out there looking to lose weight. One of my favorite parts from that commercial is the guy rocking the huge beer belly, and many of us can relate to him! It was actually a Dan Marino commercial back in the mid-2000s that first put Nutrisystem on my radar.
I go into more detail in my full Nutrisystem review, but basically, I was the dude with the beer belly – I had been eating poorly and drinking way too much, and it was a Marino commercial that inspired me to place my first order with Nutrisystem. I am really glad I did too – since that time I have been able to maintain a pretty healthy weight. Sure, there have been some bumps along the way, but whenever I feel like I need a reset or get off course, I jump back in with Nutrisystem for a month or two, or stick with a low-carb diet to get back on track.
More than Just a Paid Endorser?
As an ambassador for Nutrisystem, Marino has appeared on more than just radio and TV commercials and his admiration for the product and company seem genuine. Sure, it helps that he’s being paid to deliver the pitch, but check this segment on The Drs, and he seems like the real deal:
As someone who has actually used Nutrisystem for men, and had success with the program, I can relate to Dan’s story, and can actually credit him for first inspiring me to take the Nutrisystem Challenge. As they say in The Drs clip above, men haven’t always wanted to talk about weight loss, but some of those barriers were knocked down when Marino put his story front and center. Sure, he’s getting paid to endorse the company, but his weight loss also seems real, and he seems to truly credit Nutrisystem for getting him started in the right direction, and for helping maintain a leaner physique.