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NutriSystem Day 28: Mission Accomplished
It was easy for me to stay focused since I was both being paid to follow the diet and because I had thousands of readers rooting for me. My initial goal was to get to pounds. I have some stress in my life and exercise is my stress relief. Thought that might be a nice tip for someone else. The first week was really tough and I had a hard time, but I stuck to it. When I fold my clothes I have a hard time believing how small my clothes are now.

Nutrisystem Weight Loss Review

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Each day, you eat a Nutrisystem breakfast , lunch, dinner, and dessert. You also add side items like fresh fruits and veggies and snacks that you buy from the grocery store.

The plan is not for pregnant women, people with chronic kidney disease , or anyone with certain allergies or diet needs. Breakfast options include oatmeal, muffins, granola, and pancakes. Lunches and dinners include selections like tacos; chicken and pasta; soup , stew, and chili; and pizza. The program provides a long list of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fresh meat and dairy, and other foods that you can eat along with your Nutrisystem foods. A variety of nutrients.

These don't raise your blood sugar as much as other foods. The calorie count is designed to help you lose a pound or two each week on this diet program. The exception is the "Lean 13" plan on which women can lose up to 13 pounds and 7 inches in the first month while men can expect to lose 15 pounds and 7 inches.. According to the company, the programs provide about 2, milligrams of sodium daily. The foods you buy on your own may add to the total. And you may get fewer calories than you're used to.

You pick your foods from the choices Nutrisystem offers. There are foods to choose from their most extensive plan "Uniquely Yours. With NutriSystem, your daily calorie intake fluctuates very little and as long as you follow their strictly defined daily planner, you're sure to burn off some calories. However, because the diet is so strict, there's almost no adjustment for different lifestyles.

Being young and automobile-less, I have a very active lifestyle. I walk at least four miles everyday, jog regularly throughout the week and am rarely sedentary. I am sure I am a more active dieter than many others, yet regardless, I was taking in the same daily calories like all the other men in the diet.

My counselor said that if a customer is pounds overweight, he or she should add a few more daily servings. But other than that, there is little room for flexibility. However, my personal example helps make the case for NutriSystem's strict diet. Despite my very active life, I was rarely hungry and sometimes wouldn't even need my final dessert or other serving.

If you have tried other forms of dieting and have been unsuccessful and can afford NutriSystem, it may not be a bad choice. However, I would suggest only buying two weeks worth to begin the diet. There is an option on NutriSystem. Most of the conclusions I've come to in this final entry I have known since the second week. So give it two honest weeks before and then decide.

If you don't have the extra cash to burn every month and quality food is important, the cheaper solution is to try controlling your calorie intake and to exercise plenty, Goulda Downer, Ph. While NutriSystem prepackaged meals is a convenience for some there are better and healthier alternatives to weight loss. The problem, one dietician on Health. But now that I've dropped down to , I plan to stay at that weight using normal portion control and loads of exercise.

I plan to use my gym to exercise my upper body a lot more and continue to run as much as I currently do. I will also use many of tricks I picked up on my 28 days of NutriSystem and see if at the end of another month, I can maintain my weight via less expensive means. While I've learned so much about dieting over the past month, and am so happy to have lost all this weight, I'm really looking forward to sitting down at a restaurant with some buddies tomorrow night to have burgers and a few beers.

Mission Accomplished Joe is 13 pounds lighter and a lot smarter about dieting facebook. I think it's best to let you judge for yourself. I'll list all the pros and cons as I see them. It works Overall, the diet definitely works. DIY If you don't have the extra cash to burn every month and quality food is important, the cheaper solution is to try controlling your calorie intake and to exercise plenty, Goulda Downer, Ph.

Stay up to date with important consumer news: Daily calorie amounts vary from to , and each days food consists of 3 meals and 2 snacks. In recent years there has been considerable improvement in food quality. None of the meals have any trans-fat or high fructose corn syrup. Nutrisystem have been criticized for the amount of sodium in their food. The diet is reduced calories, and clinical trials undertaken by Nutrisystem have shown significant weight loss.

On of the more recent studies of Lean 13 show an average Most diets eventually reach a plateau, but there some simple tricks you can use to break the plateau. Nutrisystem is an economical way of losing weight, with very little time investment. However if the taste of food is not to your liking, be prepared to pay around times more for other delivered diets. The food is affordable.

I would suggest trying the one week free food first before committing to this diet. I tried this diet. It did work and it was convenient and I was not hungry. The bad part is that it gave me the worst stomach cramps and gas pains so I had to stop eating the food.

I took all of my left over food to my place of employment to share with my co-workers. I was disappointed that the food caused the cramping and gas pains. I love Nutrisystem and recommend it all the time!!!! I used it in the past when I was in undergrad, and I lost 30 pounds. I kept it off for 3 years, and I actually lost a bit more on my own using the tools I had learned.

Being a single female, I found the program to be very convenient, and it fit well into my hectic schedule. I am currently in medical school and have decided to start the program back up currently in week 2 and 5 pounds down due to the poor eating habits that developed during my first two years late night studying is a KILLER—I was also out of the country which made things a bit more difficult for me. I found some items that I was not a huge fan of and opted to just not order them the second time around.

However, even with adding in fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy products as suggested, my monthly finances for food are really NOT that much different than before when I sat down and really calculated it out. Different programs work better for some people more than others. I think the real key to success here is making the decision that you really are ready for a LIFE change and sticking to it! Good luck to those of you who do decide Nutrisystem is the prgram for you. I had bad gas for the first week.

That went away the second week. I would NOT recommend this diet food to anyone. Way too expensive, food is bad, causes bad gas and cramps and too much fine print. I was on this diet along with my mom, my dad, and later my brother before he moved out. All 4 of us lost weight on it.

We followed the meal plans for daily intake and ate out every saturday night just making better decisions then we did before.

For the first 2 weeks i actually had to force myself to finish my meals, not because they tasted bad but because i was full. After the first 2 weeks I was great with the amount of food, eating more then normal and losing weight. Since i have been off the nutrisystem for about 4 years i have gained the 15lbs back but now that i have been given the tools to succeed i know now that i can do it on my own when i want too without nutrisystem.

I hated this diet. If you want the portion control that Nutrisystem offers, save yourself the trouble and buy some LeanCuisines at the grocery store. Some things are better than others. I personally like the egg fritatta for breakfast, but the wedge potatoes and beef steak is basically bland crockpot food. And the hamburger patty was practically inedible but the nutrichocolates are yummy.

I did Weight Watchers before and had much better luck with preparing my own meals and deciding what I wanted to eat each day. The food is just gross. The NS diet does work. Anyone who says they are gaining weight are NOT following the diet. If you do some research, you will see that the sodium levels are less than the daily recommended levels. I have been on the diet for 2 weeks and lost 4 each week.

You have to exercise with the program, just like any other diet. I have been on Nutrisystem for 3 months and have lost 26lbs, i like the food and it is very convenient to take to work, the diet does not work without the excerise along with it. I have been on Ntrisystem now for 11 days.

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