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Guide book is easy to follow. The Zone diet is mostly meat, fruits, and vegetables. If I continue to lose, I will pick up the full program and customize my entrees. Get fast answers from reviewers. I did not take a day off after I completed the 2nd kit.


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Beatty on February 19, Did not receive what was picture. Kept it because I needed the meals. By Amazon Customer on October 5, The meals are better than I rembered.

By Daners on July 17, Was not impressed with the quality or taste of Nutrisystem. By caroline on March 1, One person found this helpful. By nanabeth on May 20, Guide book is easy to follow. By Lisa on September 15, The product was great. By eastcoast on June 29, I also purchased this Walmart. I debated trying this kit, because we do not eat hardly any processed food. Very, very little and it is totally out of the norm for us to eat foods like this.

We don't buy fast food unless we are traveling. I tend to make my own meals daily. However as a female nearing 49, I have not been able to lose any weight even with eating healthy food on my own. About 10 years ago I was able to lose 40 pounds on my own. The weight has slowly creeped back on and I have not been able to get it off, even with moderate exercise a lot of days. So, out of frustration, I looked to the first plan I've ever tried.

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. Studies have shown that after one year, carb-restricted diets led to greater weight loss and increased heart health than low-fat diets.

However, the advantage disappeared over the long term. How much can you expect to lose? Figure on 8 to 13 pounds during the two- week kick-start phase, then 1 to 2 pounds a week thereafter. It doesn't cost much, but you don't get as much support as with Weight Watchers or eDiets. The Zone diet is mostly meat, fruits, and vegetables. You eat three meals per day plus two Zone protein-powder snacks. A study of people in the Journal of American Medical Association found the Zone diet helped people achieve modest weight loss after one year, comparable with those on the Atkins , Weight Watchers and Ornish diets, and improved cardiac risk factors.

Premium-priced Jenny Craig lets you order its heart-healthy, nutritionally balanced packaged food by phone and pick it up at a Jenny Craig center or have it delivered through Jenny Direct. You eat three Jenny Craig meals plus a snack per day, and supplement with fruit, vegetables and dairy. Once a week, you get a weigh-in and pep talk with a consultant - who is not a dietician and who earns commissions from selling you products.

There's also round-the-clock phone support. Jenny Craig has a good track record for short-term weight loss up to one year. In a UC San Diego clinical trial of dieters funded by Jenny Craig , Jenny Craig clients lost 11 percent of their initial weight after 12 months, compared with 3 percent weight loss by those who were dieting on their own.

The "doctor-designed" Bistro M. The price is a cut above the competition, too. The plan tries to help you avoid a weight-loss stall out by varying the daily calorie intake between 1, and 1, By eating a little more some days and a little less on others, you'll supposedly prevent your body from becoming used to the same number of calories every day. While no university studies support the theory that varying caloric intake aids weight loss, the high quality of the food and the relatively large portion sizes have been praised by Health magazine, Dr.

Phil and The New York Times. Some plan users have complained of a lack of choices and menu flexibility compared to other plans, but a company spokesman says they offer more than entrees and can make substitutions to accommodate allergies and food preferences.

It's a reasonable price for well-made food with slightly faster average weight loss than with Jenny Craig. This meal-delivery service, endorsed by Marie Osmond and Dan Marino, emphasizes foods with a low glycemic index. The underlying premise is that controlling blood sugar levels leads to weight loss. The heat-and-eat prepared meals and snacks contain roughly 55 percent "good" carbs, 25 percent protein, and 20 percent fats; like Jenny Craig, you add fruits, vegetables and dairy.

Support is available through phone counseling and online chat rooms. There's plenty of research showing that following a diet of 1, to 1, calories a day, such as Nutrisystem, can cause weight loss. For example, a study by the Obesity Research Center at St.

Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in New York found that postmenopausal women who followed a 1,calorie plan for 16 weeks lost an average of 21 pounds. For a meal-delivery diet system, Nutrisystem is more economical than Jenny Craig. Although today's program is not as stringent as the original liquid fast Medifast launched decades ago, the low-fat, relatively low-carb plan is designed to bring about rapid weight loss by coaxing your body into a "fat-burning state" known as ketosis. The 70 meal replacement choices include shakes, bars, soups, pudding, oatmeal, chili, pretzel sticks, cheese puffs, and scrambled eggs.

If you can stick with it, a diet of 1, calories a day can certainly induce rapid weight loss. A common concern with such low-calorie diets is that you'll quickly regain the weight, but in a small clinical trial recently published in the journal Experimental Biology , after 10 months, only about one in five people regained all the weight they had lost. Choose this more extreme plan only if quick weight loss is your priority.

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