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I really wanted to get into a new Easter outfit. The Nutrisystem seemed a program I could follow, so I joined. My husband continued complementing me on how good I look and how proud he is of me. Would you recommend this store to a friend? You see how to eat proper portions.
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In 5 days without cheating, I went down about pounds. Not a huge amount, but enough to see the scale move in the right direction. I bought another kit and am continuing.
I have high blood pressure and was concerned about eating more sodium then I normally do, but I checked my blood pressure and it hasn't seemed to change for the worse. I think the added weight I am carrying is a far worse problem. After reading some reviews, I expected the food to taste horrible. To my surprise, I have enjoyed everything except the chicken Alfredo. I normally do not eat many desserts, so it is nice to have the deserts in this kit. You do need to have your own foods in addition to this plan.
I'm having a small salad at lunch along with vegetables - a mixture of broccoli cauliflower and carrots. I measure them in a measuring cup. The Nutrisystem shakes are also quite good.
I'll either have one of those and a medium apple or something like Greek yogurt that is nonfat with blueberries. I have yet to be hungry and I am eating more than am used to eating. Basically, you eat the nutrisystem breakfast item, a snack of a protein and smart carb before lunch you provide these , then lunch with your sides like I mentioned above, afternoon protein and smart carb, then dinner with your sides and you get a small dessert item.
I am extremely pleased. If I continue to lose, I will pick up the full program and customize my entrees.
I read on the nutrisystem forums where you can buy a Nutrisystem gift card at a discount online from Costco even without a membership. According to the forums, if you are not a member they put a four dollar surcharge on it. However, I have not tried this personally yet.
But I plan to. You can find out more about this on the Nutrisystem forums. Again, the meals have all been very edible to me. Some things, were really quite tasty. I just didn't like any of the Alfredo. I've bought the men's kit for my husband to try also from walmart.
Do check online and see if your Walmart carries the kits first. They are not in all the stores. Where I live, some Walmarts have plenty of them and others have a limited stock or not at all.
As for someone who has not been able to budge the scale, due to menopause and a medication I take that causes weight gain, I am quite pleased with a 2 to 3 pound weight loss in five days. However I had done her DVDs in the past in pretty often-so it is not like I'm doing anything out of the ordinary by doing by doing them.
You see how to eat proper portions. This program does teach portion control. It shows you what a correct serving, which is very important. You just have to use common sense when you go off of the plan and eat the right food and portions. Chances are if you eat a lot of pasta during the week pasta dishes in this plan and a dessert every day at a certain age you will gain weight unless you have exceptional metabolism.
After all, I am trying to lose weight again because even though I ate healthy food-I ate too much at some point or I wouldn't be here. I highly recommend this program. After my 2nd 10 day kit, I am down another pounds. I took one day off after the first kit was completed. How much does it cost to join Nutrisystem for men? Dinners My Way gives you the flexibility to follow the Nutrisystem plan while enjoying your own dinners.
Weekends My Way gives you the freedom to eat out on weekends. During the week, you stay on track as you stick with the Nutrisystem meals and snacks. Diabetes plans Basic, Core, and Uniquely Yours have the same price as the regular plans.
Nutrisystem's Auto-Delivery prices, which are the lowest in the diet food delivery industry, are significantly discounted compared to "One-time Delivery".
With Auto-Delivery, Nutrisystem ships your food every 4 weeks until you cancel. Though I was actually enjoying wearing them loose, I knew at this rate I would need some new clothes. Grabbing a few pairs of jeans in a size 10, and one in a size 8 just for fun, I dashed into the dressing room. They were a little snug but I was still a comfortable ten. However, I did buy a pair of yoga pants to walk in.
When I got home, I put on those jeans I had in my closet and took my first ever mirror selfie. I was half way to my goal and I now had the confidence that I would reach it. By week ten, I was still enjoying all the food and health benefits of Nutrisystem. I still had 10lbs to lose to reach my goal but I started getting discouraged.
My weight loss had slowed down. I even gained a pound. Due to financial struggles, I was afraid I would have to cut back on my Nutrisystem food orders. I was averaging a 1 to 2 lbs weight loss and that was a healthy normal. I decided to measure instead of weigh. Then there was still the money issue. There were other saving options out there as well, like a Nutrisystem promo code for existing customers. By the 3rd month, I had lost even more weight and people were starting to notice.
I was getting a lot of compliments. I bagged up the clothes and donated them to the local Good Will. The weight loss is real to me now. Let me give you some brief Nutrisystem food reviews. Every month I would log onto my Nutrisystem account. From the menu options, I would pick 28 foods of my choice for each of the four meals which included breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.
The choices were easy as I loved almost everything they offer. The plan I chose, which is the Core plan, only includes the shelf foods instead of the frozen varieties. I got to have delicious foods such as doughnuts, pancakes, chocolate muffins, pizza, hamburger, chicken and even cake and brownies.
With all the choices, it never gets boring. The meats in the shelf items are conveniently packed in a vacuum sealed wrap but were tender and taste like they are right out of the deli. With so many varieties, I ate something different each day of the week.
It was just perfectly pre-portioned meals to keep me on a healthy track. The food contains no trans fats, and it's low in sodium. And the carbs it contains are of low glycemic index. This is why Nutrisystem food prevents fatique, reduces your appetite, keeps you fuller and energized for longer. It's safe for diabetics, too. As you will probably read in other Nutrisystem weight loss reviews, the taste is not the only thing great about Nutrisystem foods.
Each meal is individually wrapped with cooking instructions which made it easy to toss in my purse and go to work. Some of the meals are easy enough to eat while in the car. When I hear people talk about that pound cake they made the other night or watching those Tasty videos on Facebook, I am not fazed. I stopped going to buffets and doughnut shops. I do not have the appetite for those places any longer. People have asked me how do I stick to the diet during holidays or when family decides to go out to eat.
But I can say I now have control. I allowed myself to enjoy all the foods that were offered. However, since being on Nutrisystem, I have a pretty good idea on the right foods to stay clear of, and how big of portions I should have. I even enjoyed some bacon, a piece of cheese cake and a peep. The day after that Easter, I was nervous about stepping on the scales. A few weeks later, I had a birthday and, well, you know how that goes.
I ate cake but just a small piece. It was somewhat of a struggle, but again, I have learned to eat small portions. The biggest struggle was everyone trying to get me to eat more. People think that since you lost a few pounds, you can go back to eating the way you used too. Then there was a trip to the beach. I snacked on lots of fruit and veggies. I felt good about myself. The weight loss slowed down. Sixteen weeks had passed. It had been a fun journey. My weight loss had slowed down to losing an average on one pound a week.
It was better than a gain. I wished to lose more. I called and talked to a Nutrisystem counselor. I was eating every three hours. It seems like a lot of food but the snacks are tiny. Small amounts of healthy foods. My weight loss stalled for a couple weeks. I was warned this could happen but I was still a little discouraged. I called a Nutrisystem counselor again. They are always so helpful.
They suggested I change things up a bit. The also advised me to eat more. I was also advised to make sure I drink enough water. My weight loss took off again and the pounds started dropping again.
Who knew that more is sometimes less? The hardest thing for me to give up when I started Nutrisystem was bacon. I would eat five or six pieces without even thinking about it.
I am actually allowed two slices of bacon a day as a power fuel on the Nutrisystem plan but I chose to stay completely away from it.
For me to eat bacon would be like giving an alcoholic a sip of wine. I also missed sitting down to a shared meal with my husband, but that has gotten better as he is fine with just a salad while I enjoy a healthy Nutrisystem pizza. Which is awesome by the way. I continued enjoying the Nutrisystem foods and never got tired of them. I found ways to apply my vegetables to my meals in creative ways such as adding spinach or olives to my Nutrisystem pizza or adding spaghetti squash to my Nutrisystem meatballs.
The options are never ending. Does Nutrisystem weekends off work? Yes, it does work. With this plan, I picked 20 days of meals instead of 28 which left me to defend for myself two days a week. To transition off of Nutrisystem, I needed to learn to apply my own foods to my diet that are equivalent to Nutrisystem meals. It took seven months for me to reach my goal. I am so excited. I am convinced that Nutrisystem is more than a cute commercial. It really does work! It took a lot of dedication, determination and discipline to get where I am.
It helps when you have support. Again, my husband has been my biggest support. I have had a lot of positive effects from my weight loss so far. Instead she was surprised at my over all health. She asked me how I lost the weight and said she will be suggesting the Nutrisystem diet to her overweight patients. My vitals were perfect and my blood work results came back perfect except I was low on vitamin D.
One of the biggest concerns I hear from others about the Nutrisystem plan is the cost.