Nutrisystem Reviews, Tips, Promotions
Nutrisystem taught me moderation. However, Nutrisystem makes it easy. Nutrisystem allows you to eat a dessert each and every day. They were asking bloggers to try their program, by providing them food and access to their website for their honest review of their program. My favorite so-called junk foods that I could eat for dinner whenever I wanted was heaven.
I wish I would have done this first
I was able to cook meals that I could coincide with my Nutrisystem meal foods like pizza, hamburgers, spaghetti, etc. I ate basically the same thing my family did. I do have to say that, while I loved the convenience of having my meals already prepared, it did start to become a chore of sorts after a while when it came to cooking other meals.
That is probably my only complaint. At first it didn't bother me, but after being on the diet for as long as I was, it became almost a distraction of sorts when it was time to cook dinner for my family.
I could make them food and still not be tempted to eat it, but it was sort of a pain to make dinner and then make my meal as well…it almost felt like I was cooking twice, even though it was only in the microwave.
The best thing about the diet is the convenience. I didn't have to think about calorie counting or what my next meal would be or how long it would take to prep for the meal. I didn't have to worry about the proper portion size either. At first it was weird opening food and finding one cookie, or seeing a pizza the size of a postage stamp…I kept thinking is that all I get?
I would have eaten twice or three times that amount before Nutrisystem. I thought how is that little bit of food going to fill me up. The extra food that you add on really helps to bulk up your meals. There are certain veggies that you can eat as many of as you want like celery, cabbage, lettuce, carrots, etc. You just have to be careful because some vegetables are starchy like white potatoes, legumes and corn. Those starchy vegetables are count as "smart carbs" and you can only eat two of those a day…you need to watch because fruit and whole grain breads and crackers also count as smart carbs.
The diet can be tricky when you first start, meaning it's a little hard to figure out what combination of foods you want to eat, but once you get the hang of it, you will love the convenience of it. Even now when I'm not really using the Nutrisystem food, I still follow the guidelines and follow a loose version of the diet. It keeps me on track. I still write down every thing I eat as well.
So many of the tricks and tips that I learned while doing the diet, I still use. In the past I have tried several methods of losing weight…a lot of them were diets that excluded certain foods, foods that I loved and craved and when I quit the diet, I promptly ate and of course gained the weight back. But, with Nutrisystem, I could still eat the foods that I loved.
I love pasta, pizza and ice cream. Nutrisystem has those foods…just served in the correct portion size. For instance, they have two different types of pizza, one served on a flatbread crust and another on a thick pizza crust. I just added veggies and turkey pepperoni which counts as a protein and I was happy as a lark. They also have frozen pizzas, which were also delicious. And don't get me started on the desserts…. You seriously can not say that there isn't a thing you don't like on the Nutrisystem diet.
There are so many different choices to choose from. To say that Nutrisystem saved my life is a huge understatement. My health has improved by leaps and bounds. I no longer fear the playground equipment. I can not only walk up stairs but run up them and not get out of breath. I can play with my kids on a playground and not worry about getting stuck in the tunnel or breaking a swing. I can play games with my family and enjoy every minute of it.
I love this whole new life and I feel like I owe it all to Nutrisystem. I tried so many other diets in the past and nothing seemed to work as well as Nutrisystem did. Nutrisystem broke every thing down for me and made it fail proof.
I followed all the 'rules', but there were days that I didn't and I still lost weight. I didn't always exercise, but I did most days. I can count the times I 'cheated' on the diet on one hand. It didn't hurt me, I still lost weight.
I went from a depressed obese, embarrassed to be seen woman to a happy go lucky one who no longer cowers when a camera shows up. My family is what kept me going, they totally believed I could do it and their support is what kept me going.
I love clothes shopping again and the time that I spend shopping with my daughters is priceless. I am wearing the same jacket in both pics. I would recommend Nutrisystem over and over again.
Sure it's pricey, but it's totally worth it. And they give you so many tools and tips while you are on it, that when you go into maintenance mode, it's still pretty simple. Trust me, if I can do it…you can too! It's always been one of my goals to run again. Before I had children, I was a runner. Since losing weight I wouldn't say that I see a marathon in my future, but I have enjoyed a renewed interest in running and also being outdoors.
My children and I love hiking on trails. We enjoy the challenge and each other's company. This summer I was able to cross another thing off my bucket list…. Ok, so our confession is that we didn't actually run the race…. But we did have an awesome time including running up the "Rocky steps", since the run was held in Philadelphia PA.
And it encouraged me to take more chances in life and to stop sitting on the sidelines. Since then, I have hiked in caves something I never would have done before — that old fear of small, tight places kept me far away from them, now not so much …hiked more trails and added some more mileage to those old running sneakers. Exercise doesn't seem like such a chore anymore. It's all about the adventure that life itself has become.
I also enrolled in college and I'm taking more chances and just enjoying the second chance at life. I feel like Nutrisystem has given me a second lease on life…. I not only plan on living for a long, long time to come, but I also plan to enjoy and love every single second. Would I choose to do Nutrisystem again? At pounds, I still have some weight that I would like to lose, but I have been able to maintain what I've lost so far.
It hasn't always been easy and I have given in to some temptations now and then. But salad and veggies still rule my life and I still watch my portions. I don't eat a lot of starchy carbs but if I do, I try to limit them to once a day.
While I may never be a total health food nut, I'm no longer hiding in my closet eating those stress hormones away…I'm much more likely to walk or run those feelings off instead. Another bonus is that my family is not only getting a much healthier, happier mom, but they are getting healthy themselves as well. Before Nutrisystem, I added butter to almost everything.
Now they eat veggies without the extra fat of butter. And the funny thing is, they love veggies way more in the "naked" way than the buttery, fattening way. They also love to exercise more. We enjoy our family hikes and play a lot more games like four square and kickball.
We aren't tied to the television as much as we used to be. Your photos definitely show weight loss and 22 lbs is nothing to be disappointed in! Of course, 22 lbs is my goal but these first 5 are impossible! Thanks for sharing your experience; seeing the difference in your before and after photos is certainly an inspiration. It just makes you feel better. Wishing you well on your continued weight loss journey.
I definitely notice a dramatic change in your before and after photos! Best of all, you changed some habits and feel better about yourself. Keep up the great work. Yo go girl you look great. I need do this and train myself with eating healthier options. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. The time literally flew by. Comments Lindsay Sorensen says: You can definitely see a difference just after three months!!
Keep up the great work! Nutrisystem makes it so much easier. Your face looks so much better now. Congrats on a successful 3 months.
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