So, bottom line, I totally reccomend this to anyone that is just overwhelmed by the daunting task of low cal meal planning. Like many women, I am still responsible for preparing meals for my family. I am trying to keep it as simple as possible and no one is complaining. They are supportive of my weight loss plan and they see how happy I am. You know what they say……”If mama ain’t happy………”
I just finished two weeks on Nutrisystem. I’m desperately trying to lose 30 pounds, and I’ve been desperately trying to do that for five years! I’ve tried every weight loss program out there. You name it, I’ve done it! Nutrisystem was my last resort! I figured if I spent the money for the food, maybe I would actually stick to the plan and lose some weight.
Have you found that Nutrisystem is a good way for keeping the weight off over the long term? It sounds like you have been able to, but I don’t want to lose a bunch of weight and then put it all back on again. Thanks.
My second month I ordered pizzas, melts, burgers, chicken sandwiches and chicken breasts, hamburgers. No, it’s not like the fast food versions. But fun to be able to have pizza in some form on a diet! And bread! And dessert even at 11 at night before bed! And STILL lost weight!!
While I’m pleased it’s forcing me to eat healthier than I probably ever have in my life, it’s a drain on my schedule fitting in all these helpings. It’s also a drain on my wallet as all of these lowfat and all-natural foods are pricey.
You can supplement throughout the day with Nutrisystem-approved veggies and fruits (ones neither too starchy or sugary). So, adding fresh “grocery store” foods to the Nutrisystem meals is okay as long as that food is simpatico—in other words, no freshly made cheesecake or just-baked double chocolate chip muffins from the bakery section of your market.
How many have been able to come off the nutrisystem diet and maintain the weight they lost. This type of diet is a quick weight loss fix but does not teach you how to prepare and portion everyday foods. My experience and the observation of others have been ultimately you need to get off your lazy butt and make a long term life style change. And those of you with blood pressure problems, cardiac issues, etc. have you cleared this with a Marion, sounds like you got a bad deal there, but I don’t know why you hated this so much. I also tried the Sliver plan a couple months ago and found the food okay. Sure, it wasn’t wonderful, but not so bad I wanted to stop eating it. I got through and lost weight. Maybe my stomach is better tuned into spicy food as I actually like to eat Mexican dishes — part of the reason I got overweight in the first place! And the pizza wasn’t like you describe. You sure you didn’t overcook it?
I am a busy man who works 80 hours a week. I am also single. I just don’t know how to cook, so I eat fast food quite often. I also eat at restaurants often too. The reason I go out to eat so often is because I am single, busy and do not know how to cook. Going out to eat is just easier than learning how to cook. But eating out is expensive and has caused me to quickly add on 30 pounds that I no longer wanted.
It was nice to not have to worry about food too much, though it was annoying to have to stay stocked up on veggies and such. Overall, the meals and even desserts were pretty good, and it’s good that they get you eating several small meals a day. It’s something I picked back up again in the past year — and it’s done wonders for my blood sugar and how much I eat.
All Nutrisystem meals are created to count your calories, carbs, and fats in a well-balanced, nutritious meal—albeit some say not always the tastiest. So we’re talking lean protein, high-fiber, low-glycemic with majority preservative-free and all without artificial sweeteners, colors or flavors.