What You Can Eat and What You Can't
Our Quality Page Score is therefore a measurement of how well a page achieves that purpose. It would be the counselor that I spoke to before I spoke to Kim. Hi John — Thanks for the feedback, appreciate it! High Meal Frequency — eating five or six small to medium meals a day, as opposed to two or three large ones, relieves the pressures put on the organs involved in digestion, while also delivering the desired figure as an end-result. High fiber food which is also rich in amino acids. I've tried it three times because I did lose the weight, but I couldn't handle the food.
I did feel healthier at which I managed to maintain for 20 something years. In 3 years I graduated a size I weighed when I graduated. I still weigh 10 years later and feel awful. I too started to eat out and drink wine. I only hope I have the will power to succeed this time.
I feel I have to become a hermit and say no to going out with my friends, neighbors and family. But now I am older and I dread the fact it may take me years to lose all this fat.
But I have only myself to blame. Reading your story has given me some inspiration. I am going to make 10 weight loss increments only as to not get discouraged.
Thank you for sharing your story. Hi Cheryl- Thanks for reading, and sharing…What an inspiring story! I still have a drink occasionally, but try to keep it limited to social gatherings and not an everyday thing. In any case, best of luck with your weight loss journey! Norman, you seem to know the NS diet very well. I have been on this diet around 7 years ago and I see a few new changes this time.
My order has arrived and I unpacked my Turbo Box yet did not keep that food separate, and now i am really unsure of what was in it for my first week….
Best of luck with the program. Hope that helps -NS. You want to be at your goal weight then, not wishing you did something about it yrs ago. No, you cannot pound them back, but I am not sure why you would want to anyway. Co-workers always ask me to go out for a drink and they order whatever and I order a diet coke.
You could blame it on medication if you want. When I go out to eat or go to cookouts, etc. I order a meat and a vegetable with a diet soda. No potato or anything. At a cookout it would be a burger or chicken with no bread, and a tossed salad or veggie.
You CAN do it. You just have to order carefully. I wish you luck. You can do, I know you can. It is so nice to read a positive article about Nutrisystem. You are so right about your body becoming used to the smaller portions. Like anything, your body goes through an adjustment period, but after a few days, it is quite easy. With frequent snacks between meals, as well as plenty of fluids, you are eating pretty much whenever you feel hungry. Hi, thanks for the great review!
Thanks for the nice comment: Excited to hear how Nutrisystem goes for you — let us know! Hi Ellen — You definitely need to talk with your doctor before trying Nutrisystem or any weight loss plan with your health issues, but they do offer a plan for people with diabetes. I would recommend checking out their site to learn more about the different plans they offer. They also offer snacks and shakes as options over the course of the day, so that helps with the extra cravings too.
Hope that helps, and best of luck with your weight loss journey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look. Exceptional blog and brilliant design and style. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting the site — let me know your Twitter handle so I can return the favor!
Those first 2 weeks i dropped 13 lbs, but that third week i lost maybe 1 lb. I was only eating the provided meals the first two weeks usually around only calories per day obviously that was unhealthy, so i added in a few snacks to put me right around calories per day.
But unfortunately that has resulted in minimal weight loss. Did you have plateaus like this? And how did you over come these stalls? I did just purchase an elliptical and also a stationary bike, but only on day 2 with those. Your review was wonderful and very well written, so thank you! Hi Julie- Thank you so much for sharing your story, and way to go for making it through your first month! I think the calorie restriction is the hardest part about Nutrisystem, and why now I typically only do the diet for a month or two and then really focus on just eating right and getting enough exercise after that.
For me, the approach after Nutrisystem has been intermittent fasting IF. That said, I have had a lot of success with it, and find that I can maintain a healthy weight for long stretches of time when using it. I started with the turbo charge and continued now for almost 3 weeks. I have only lost 3 lbs. When I emailed a counselor they said that was normal and I was doing well. Big hope very disappointed. In any case, hope the rest of your month goes well, and best of luck moving forward.
I just started Nutrisystem. I always lost weight on the low carb diet when I was younger. But the fat intake was not good. Just to avoid all the carbs… Did you or anyone else have a issue with how many carbs are in each meal? Is this ok lol… Please someone assure me all the carbs are ok! Thanks for visting, and best of luck with your first month!
Thanks for the excellent review and videos. Excited to see what kind of progress I can make. Hi Krystal — thanks for visiting the site, and taking the time to read my review and watch the videos. Always happy to hear that it helped! Thanks for the great info and for sharing your story! Thanks for the kind words, June! Congrats on taking the first step and best of luck with Nutrisystem — hope it goes well!
I mastered more new things on this fat reduction issue. An enormous reduction in junk food, sugary foods, fried foods, sugary foods, beef, and white flour products may perhaps be necessary. Holding wastes unwanted organisms, and wastes may prevent ambitions for fat-loss.
While specific drugs for the short term solve the situation, the unpleasant side effects are certainly not worth it, plus they never present more than a short-term solution. Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog. Thanks for the input Saul. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring about Nutrisystem on other sites? I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.
Hi Lance — I actually do have an eBook in the works, so stay tuned for that! I just wanted to say that this post is awesome, well written and lots of useful Nutrisystem info. Looking forward to my first shipment. Hi Corburt — Thanks for the kind words, and best of luck with your first month — hope it goes well! I just wanted to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here on this post. I will be returning to your site for more soon! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
Great choice of colors! Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing! I am planning to start Nutrisystem after the New Year. Hi Erin — Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The first time I ever used Nutrisytem, which was many years ago at this point, I think I was one it for 4 months. I had a lot more weight to lose then; now when I sign up, I usually use it for a month, maybe two at the most.
To lock in the auto delivery deal, you have to commit to two months, so if you hit your weight loss goals after month 1, I recommend switching your order to just the Turbo Shakes — that will ensure you lock in the most savings, and also helps to keep you on track once you start transitioning off the program.
As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! Anyways, best of luck and please let us know how it goes: Thanks for sharing your story.
Drinking over ounces and eating tons of leafy greens. I did NS about 4 years ago lost almost This past July was told my chloerstral and blood pressure was too high for 28 year old.
So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased. Hi Amanda — Thanks for visiting and reading my story. Hope it goes as well this time around. Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here. I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one.
Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared. Thanks, just what I was looking for. I have about 20 pounds to lose — is this doable in a month or two? Hi Sam — Thanks for the positive feedback. Losing 20 pounds is definitely doable with Nutrisystem, but I would budget at least two months. I signed up for Nutrisystem this week, and I am really hoping that I have the same results.
I think my first shipment should arrive just before Christmas, so think I will get started right after the holiday. Thanks so much for the review — definitely gives me hope!
Hi Kris — congrats on signing up — while results will vary for everyone, I truly believe that you will lose a lot of weight if you follow the program — so stick with it, and let us know how it goes. They try to rip you off when quit their auto delivery program. Very very unpleasant people to deal with. They shipped me stuff 3 days after I had already cancelled and had a confirmation number stating I cancelled. They refused to turn the shipment around or to take it back and are trying to create some kind of lie that I created a 2nd account in November and they only cancelled one account.
The only thing I did in November was update my credit card expiration date which I regret. If I guaranteed no more shipments are coming to my name or my address that should be the end of the story, not with them!
I am fighting them through my credit card company but please be aware of whatever traps they have in store for any of you. Hi Troy — Sorry to hear that that was your experience. It was actually a customer service rep who told me I could switch from the meal delivery to just the Turbo Shakes after my first month on the program to lock in the auto-delivery savings without having to commit to another month of food. In any case, I hope you are able to get things resolved!
I started the program today, January 1st. My resolution is to feel better about myself, but do it in a healthy way that had structure. How much and when I should be eating vegetables, and ideas on what to eat if you have to attend a social function or business based meeting that involves food. Thanks for posting a well written, and information overview of this program. I have three questions and maybe one is a question for a NS counselor… 1.
Or can tomatoes, cukes, etc. Also, plain or with some sort of dressing? How many turbo shakes can you have per week… and when can they be consumed? Thanks in advance …. Hi Tami — Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I always add extra veggies to my greens and have found the only thing you really need to watch out for is the salad dressing.
But for me, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. I usually have my TurboShake midday — around 2: That said, I would definitely suggest using the Nutrisystem counseling service for full clarification, though — especially for questions 2 and 3. Best of luck if you decide to try the full program!
I wanted to say that this article is nicely written and included almost all the vital info I needed. Thanks for the review. I second your recommendation for Nutrisystem. Their service helped me significantly a few years ago. Hoping for the same results! Hi Maria — thanks for commenting! Hope it goes well again if you decide to give it another try. Have you found that Nutrisystem is a good way for keeping the weight off over the long term? How long do you really have to be on Nutrisystem before you starting seeing results?
Just finished month 1 and lost about 9 pounds! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He was always trying new weight loss products. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing! I just read this well written post. I have a handicapped daughter who has gained so much weight.
We have tried everything with very little success. After taking to her doctors we decided to give NS a try. She started the program on February 16, She is loving the food and the program. She has already dropped three pounds. Her beginning weight was So she has a long way to go. But the support and your post will definitely help her obtain her goals for healthier lifestyle. We will keep you informed on her progress. Thank you so much.
Hi Shirley — What an inspirational story — really hoping she has success! Therefore, Nutrisystem advises recurring mealtimes, with the following exemplifying timetable: Another consideration must be made regarding the actual structuring of the plans. The client receives the frozen meals for a 4-week period, that is 28 days, not a whole month respective to the exact monetary amount.
The individual plans offer a small amount of leeway to the client typically one type of meal — breakfast, lunch or dinner — once a month, albeit under strict provisions which, alongside daily snacks, require a small imaginative effort in the case a restaurant is out of the question.
The cited provisions involve foods that are high in protein and fiber, contain no trans fats or monosodium glutamate MSG — an almost ubiquitous additive used in processed foods which leads to all types of nutritional problems. To help clients stay within the confines of the diet when steering away from the pre-packaged meals, the shopping guide has placed more than products one can find at a typical grocery store into five food categories , with specific instructions for each one:.
While more and more men are addressing their weight issues with the help of structured diets and meal delivery plans should have an extra appeal for them , there is no big secret that women remain the bulk of clients for companies providing these types of services. This plan consists of standard dishes for the three meals of the day, along with a daily snack.
The problem is, as stated above, you would have to do your own extra-grocery shopping, and if you do not have a taste for a particular dish, then you are out of luck. Furthermore, there are three meals a week one breakfast, one lunch, and one dinner specified to be self-made, or reserved for a meal at a restaurant. To get you on the fast track to weight loss, Nutrisystem offers the option of upgrading your order with the Turbo13 formerly Lean13 option — a combination of shakes, protein bars, and other gimmicks — integrated in the original plan and designed for immediate results: The Core Plan does not differ too much from the entry-level option; it is simply an offer in which the client can customize the frozen food meals, selecting favorites from dishes.
The Turbo13 jumpstart is, again, in place. One could argue that, especially if one is not that fussy about food, these minor differences in pricing and overall services are not worth having two different, yet so similar, plans.
Nevertheless, it is well known that Nutrisystem tweaks their programs quite often, and this might be just part of a temporary situation. The extra option of appointments to Nutrisystem-certified nutritionists in your area may be worth your while, however.
This time around, the client can fully customize their menus — including daily snacks and extras — and choose from main courses which now goes beyond frozen food. There is also the small matter of the corresponding Turbo13 scheme. For men, it is called Turbo Takeoff , remaining true to the seven inches of waist evaporation, but upping the ante of total weight to 15 pounds lost in the first month of dieting.
This aspect seems quite logical, as crashing into a whole other diet may have serious side effects for people with a chronic condition. Other than this detail, the three plans — Basic, Core, and Uniquely Yours — remain the same as in the original situation, with prices unchanged for both men and women.
We should add that the frozen food menu is slightly smaller, from a numbers point of view than non-diabetic one, yet we could also suppose that designing such a list is also a bit more expensive.
This diet plan was carefully examined in a clinical trial that went from March to March and the result was encouraging to say at least. Nutrisystem has devised a meal delivery diet for vegetarians also, probably at the pressure exerted from similar competing enterprises, as it was not available in the original scheme of things. The layout is pretty straightforward: Nutrisystem and similar providers of meal delivery dieting programs rely on a simple recipe — small portions, frequent meals, a cap on sodium intake; rational eating , in a nutshell — made attractive by way of convenience.
From an entrepreneurial angle, one must take the proverbial hat off for the company. Nevertheless, a single dieting scheme cannot work for all individuals. There just is no science to back such a statement. As we have stated at the beginning of this article, Nutrisystem is too big a company for their services to fail miserably.
Official testimonials aside and they abound , the problem is not that the Nutrisystem plans do not deliver weight loss, it is what happens after the individual goes off the Nutrisystem nutrition scheme. A comparable restraint in caloric intake must be exercised when returning to foods that have not been so carefully selected, prepared, and delivered.
There truly is an impressive consensus that by adhering to this diet, between one and two pounds per week should disappear momentarily, from the most obscure Internet reviewer to the most trustworthy outlets such as WebMD. It is notoriously difficult to follow, and the seven-inch reference could be construed as a joke. Even the most dogmatic converts have never managed more than 10 pounds. Brushing against jokes, the same can be said about the scientific study Nutrisystem cites: Maybe the marketers of Nutrisystem should have paid more attention to a study , published the following year in the American Journal of Hypertension, which concluded that reducing the calories in the diet of obese women along with moderate exercise improves arterial function specifically, and cardiovascular health on the whole.
The hypocaloric regimen used in the experiment was the one designed by Nutrisystem. Casting obvious biases aside, there simply is no history of weight loss programs being so carefully designed and followed as to constitute subjects for scientific studies. It is nigh on impossible for a whole aspect of human behavior to be monitored and to match the draconian standards fit for the hard sciences to explore.
That said, it is more than affordable for a large share of Americans, it features an excellent mobile app to aid in a diet, and addresses men, women, vegetarians, and diabetics. Nutrisystem is available for purchase on its official website, Amazon and Walmart. There are more than 15 companies that offer diet delivery services all over the US territory, or at least the continental USA, plus hundreds of others that operate on a smaller scale.
Of these, Nutrisystem is the trailblazer and possibly the one that offers the best services, especially when the price is taken into consideration. Nutrisystem may take a while adjusting to and may not seem the brightest gem of an already sizeable basket, yet if your weight loss objectives are not of the highest order, it indeed is worth a try.
Jessica is a vegetarian who loves riding her bike and practicing yoga.