When I hear folks say they lost this or that pounds, I think to myself, that’s cool. But when I hear someone say my tight clothes are now baggy, I think HELL YEAH! That’s what we’re doing this for. For US not for the bathroom scales!
Hi June, congrats on your success! I agree, 90% of successful weight loss is really down to a person’s mindset. And getting into the right frame of mind comes from re-learning how to eat the right way so the body doesn’t gain weight. Cutting out sugar-laden foods/drinks and eating smaller portions more often is proved to work again and again for most dieters. Once the mind has learned the right way to eat, the body does what it’s told!
I started out wearing a size 24 and now I have shorts as small as a 4. Nutrisystem is worth it. Each week when I stepped on that scale and noted another loss in weight I felt proud. Having success is very motivational. I did hit some bumps in the road. Sometimes life throws us curve balls. I decided that I wouldn’t let something stop me from doing what I knew was the healthy thing for me to do. So no matter what happened in my life or at work, I just kept on keeping on. I like the structure that Nutrisystem provides. I like eating on schedule. I like knowing what I am going to eat and when I am going to eat it. Nutrisystem is perfect for me. It does cost around $10 a day, but they run promotions throughout the year, and right now they have a 40% off offers a number of different plans to choose from, so let’s take a look at each plan, including the price and menu, and then you should have a good idea of which one might work best for you.
The Nutrisystem website says that no pregnant woman should be on any program. Mothers may use Nutrisystem after giving birth in order to achieve weight loss goals. However, they should call for a special plan (the same number as breastfeeding mothers should call) and also take special precautions.
If you did, then fine, you have every reason to be mad. But if you took advantage of their discount offer/free shipping, you automatically get signed up to auto-delivery and you need to accept at least two orders. That’s their rules.
There are some people who should not use a Nutrisystem program according to the company. If you have any of the following conditions, Nutrisystem says to hold back on taking on any of its programs. They also recommends talking to a trusted doctor before taking on any long term diet or exercise program. Below are some of the conditions that Nutrisystem warns against.
Approximately one-third of all the foods in the NutriSystem program are made with preservatives, which help to keep prepackaged food fresh [source: NutriSystem]. Many of the foods you’ll find on grocery store shelves also contain preservatives like sulfur dioxide and nitrates, among others. These substances must be added to all packaged foods in order to prevent spoilage and are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration [source: FDA/CFSAN, FDA]. So although you’ll receive meals that are quick and easy to prepare, you’ll also have chemicals you may not get when making your own meals.
In the past 5 years I have gained almost 30 lbs due to hypothyroidism, which has caused depression and isolation. I live alone. Because I am self employed. I go out to do my work and return home immediately. My social life consists of babysitting my grandchildren. I’ve done pills, supplements, plexus (which can be just as expensive if you buy all the different parts). I joined weight watchers. Then I just said..I’m done with all that nonsense and joined nutrisystem. When I set my mind to something I follow through. I do not cook for myself very often. When I do it is usually something quick that has too many carbs. Plus I would only eat at night time. I don’t understand what people are saying about the high sodium. If I have too much sodium. I swell up like a balloon. The key is to drink enough water to counteract the sodium. I’m a very picky eater. I find the food very good. So, instead of eating 1 meal at the end of the day, my meals are picked out for me. I am eating 6 times a day. Yes the first week is hard. It is on anything you do. What makes us fat in the first place is eating all the yummy foods that are loaded with fat, carbs, sugar and other harmful things. Of course this isn’t going to taste like that. Someone said the muffins are so small, yet have 150 calories. Do you know that a muffin you buy at the grocery store has around 500-600 calories per muffin? If you are complaining, you must not be ready to make a lifestyle change. I am pleased that everything is marked. I can grab and go.
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The only food I really don’t like is the flatbread pizza and I guess that’s just because I used to make my own. I exercise in my bed daily using weights, and there is a chance that I may be able to get out of bed if my progress continues at this rate! I love this diet because it is more than a diet, it is a healthier life that I can stick with and keep my weight under control.
I got my NS order in the mail yesterday and went with the women’s vegetarian plan. I was worried bc I read a lot of complaints that the food was garbage, but it really isn’t that bad to me. It is better than most diets I have been on! Idk why everyone is complaining…but maybe I am just not picky. Plus it is just soooo convenient. I am a busy college student with a job, so my schedule resulted in quick and easy fast food. No matter how healthy you try to be, fast food is still fast food. I am happy so far, while yes, the portions are small (the cinnamon bun was about as big around as a silver dollar), I think that is the point in losing weight. I just make sure to drink a big glass of water BEFORE I eat and one after to help with the hunger. Hopefully I will have some good results 🙂
Diet plans are designed to help you lose weight and keep it off. Many diets delivers pre-packaged and fresh frozen foods to your door. The diet plans are for people that are overweight and folks that want to maintain their weight..
My favorite food from Nutrisystem is the beef stew. I love beef stew and I would not want to give it up for a diet. However, with Nutrisystem I do not have to give up beef stew because Nutrisystem offers a beef stew dinner.
Nutrisystem has helped me to stop eating for the wrong reasons. Not only do I think that it will help me lose weight, but will also help me to make a new, healthier life for myself. The food is excellent, the price is about what I was spending at the grocery store anyhow, and I don’t even have to try to lose weight. Nutrisystem makes this the easiest change I have ever had.
Limitations: You pick your foods from the choices Nutrisystem offers. There are 150 foods to choose from their most extensive plan “Uniquely Yours.” You can also choose from dozens of items to buy on your own at the grocery store.
I have such a hard time staying away from carbohydrates. The Nutrisystem Plan helps me get the right balance of carbohydrates and proteins without feeling like I am missing out on anything. I am fully satisfied after I eat these meals, and I have not been tempted to go off and eat other things. I love that I can eat three times a day with snacks, and I have such a nice variety of foods to eat. My favorite things are the muffins; I always tried to stay away from them before Nutrisystem, but now I can eat a Nutrisystem muffin without any guilt 🙂
Since they recommend that you combine their food with store-bought food, they are opening the door for user error as well as cheating. It is not a self-contained system where you won’t have to go to the grocery store. Many people think that by signing up for Nutrisystem you’ll be able to feed off of their food exclusively and be off the grid as far as restaurants, fast food places, and grocery shopping.
Not a problem Renee, happy to share. Sorry to hear about your ups and downs – I’ve dealt with that most of my life. What I do now is stay as active as can be. I exercise six times a week, taking a weekend day off and do a combination of cardio & strength. I also have a standing desk now so I cut down on a lot of the sitting that I have working from home. I combine all that with keeping my portion sizes down, not much more than what I was eating while on the program. If I can keep snack-y type foods out of the house I can usually do fairly well. Best wishes on your continued weight loss!