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So eat enough protein if you care at all for aesthetics. This was due to me thinking that I would not be able to stay in ketosis and have a few drinks. I get to eat great food that is already prepared for me everyday. The best part about the Nutrisystem plan is that I lost seven pounds since I started it a month ago. I love milk and hate to cut it out of my diet but it sure takes a chunk out of my carb allotment for the day.

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This may be a dumb question-but does this mean one can literally just swallow a tablespoon of canola oil to get enough fat? Thanks for the informative post! I realize this is waaaaaay after you've posted this up, and probably won't get seen, but I had to comment after reading the section you put up there about Alzheimer's.

The only reason I'm making this comment is because ALZ research is very near and dear to my heart. While the research you are quoting does support your hypothesis about keto diets and a reduction in ALZ symptoms, the way you have worded your statement is false.

Sorry for being a nitpicker! So, I've lost 90 since May doing the low-carb thing. I absolutely love it, but all of the internet research I've been doing made me fearful that it's unhealthy and it's going to lead to my demise! Thank you for the post I feel better than I have in all of my life, and I want to maintain this! Your post is very informative, resourceful, and certainly one that I am going to bookmark!

Hi, I've made a more exact food pyramid from your ratios, here is the reddit discussion about it: We have been taught this abundantly fabricated lie for over 10, years beginning with "Agricultural" boom and more recently in the last years to keep the farmers in the lime-light.

Everything on earth regardless of origin comes from wilted crops, nitrogen-enriched soils and harsh living conditions. I have done every validated, reasonable, healthy, diet-crash, impossible "what the hell are you doing" diets that there has been in the past decade and none have made me feel more energetic, more focused, and more healthy than this.

Granted, I don't eat processed meats, cheeses, mayonnaise, nitrated meats, but I do enjoy everything else under the sun. I did this diet consistently for 6 weeks and had my levels checked. My overall cholesterol was "", my resting glucose levels were above average, and my hydration level were off the charts. Though I don't agree with these numbers, "MAN" wasn't meant to be fat and overweight.

It defies genetics and adaptation and creates an alarming rate of diseases that we're seeing now. Stick this for as long as you can and make sure you stay active. When you get to the point to where you "just want more"- whether it be from foods, exercise, etc.

This will STILL keep you in ketosis because your body will use the readily available energy immediately without overturning your ketones. That's my 2 cents. Hi, Very informative piece! Do you have any information on this diet with respect to having hypothyroidism? I am taking meds to control hypothyroidism, and wonder how successful I would be in losing weight that I've gained since being diagnosed. Thanks for this wealth of information! Hi Joseph, Great Blog! I started the Diet about a week ago, just wondering what signs should i look for to know my body is "fat adapted", i know you said days.

Thank you for all the detail! I found the testimonials especially helpful to me. As someone who's been on this diet for the past 3 months, I can say that it definitely works but you do hit plateaus if you're not careful. Love Love Loved this information!! My eyes have been opened to a whole new way of thinking and eating. I just started my induction 3 days ago and I have already lost a few lbs.

My only problem with following this plan, that I can forsee, is Alcohol. I am a social drinker and, although, I plan to make a conscious effort to leave it alone for a month or so, realistically telling myself that I will just "not drink" any more would be a lie.

I have done a little research on the carb count in various alcoholic beverages and found that gin, vodka, and rum have 0 carbs and thought this may be alternative if mixed with a diet soda or other no carb beverage.

I wonder if you had any thoughts on the subject? I started keto on Monday, but am somehow concerted about the vitamin intake.

Which vitamins in particular I should look for in a supplement, being on keto? Excellent overview of ketosis. I am restarting a K diet after some time off; I did not feel good off ketosis. I seem to be very sensitive to any carb foods and have to monitor carefully. I see how this sensitiviy has increased with age. I sleays heard that your metabolism slows down and most people put on weight as they get into older years as in over 55 , and I can attest to this for myself, so even if in youbger days a person seems to "get away with" eating more carbs, I believe there is accumulated damage that eventually creates both weight and health problems.

I like how you've stolen most of this post from the bodybuilding. Joseph are you even on this thing anymore? Like most of you, I hate seeing his name because it's on everything related to ketosis, yet, it's very brief and basic information for those of us that hate to read Supposedly, a ketogenic diet is not meant to be sustained indefinitely nor is it a good approach for longevity as the body will begin to become more and more sensitive to insulin through longer periods how this makes sense I have no idea.

How can the body become MORE sensitive to insulin if bloodsugar is regulated at homeostasis and insulin is never truly "activated"? AND- to produce the results that one is looking to achieve on a diet such as Ketogenic fat loss at least grams of protein should be consumed as an average per day 0.

Don't get all math-contra on me. When people reference things it's pretty much up for pure analytical tyranny: All I'm saying is if you want to be physically active and dwindle your body fat down-down-down, ketosis in all categories seems to be the best bet I'm going to be doing a 6mo trial of stictly SKD with DC training to see if my theory is right, that everyone is created differently and some things work differently than others Joseph, would you mind if I posted here of the current progress?

Really cleared up a lot of things I was unsure of. It is however quite difficult for me to get through the initial adaptation period and I have this fear of low serotonin levels as someone who suffers from depression. What's the deal with tryptophan levels under ketosis? How is the brain obtaining serotonin without the insulin spikes of carbohydrates?

I drink and like girls but I also can solve the Schrodinger equation without getting an F: I'm a crossfitter so I can't do full keto or I'd die in our workouts I've tried for a 5 week stink and cut my weight from down to well now 3 months later but I had to bring my carbs up to a moderate carb range and I still find myself in keto some days when we have a high metcon based workout Either way I'm curious to see your results as it always great to learn more from what other experiace.

I think it's probably true that ketosis is not meant to be sustained indefinitely. Probably our ancestors cycled through periods of ketosis and glycolysis.

Feel free to post your progress here. Though I don't check this page as regularly as I used to so I might not respond in a timely manner, but it seems others are curious as well, so yeah. That's a question that I'd be interested in learning more about. I'm not familiar with the biochemistry of serotonin. Given that everything you write is true I still don't really see a problem; insulin is still just as readily produced and active under ketosis; you just don't get a relatively acute production of it as you do with the ingestion of sugars.

You are a genius and have helped me put on muscle, strength, endurance and size keep up the damn good posts Find me on Facebook. I also have been in contact with Ellen of www. I like being a big guy. I've been thin with a tiny neck before and I looked like Mr. Garrison "M'kay" and hated it. I packed on the weight and lifted the world and got to where I am today. Big, Chubby, and full of smiles. I'm not afraid to admit that I've fallen off the wagon and have had trouble sticking with a diet regimen longer than 12wks Lyle said it himself that not enough studies have been done on the athlete and a pure ketogenic diet.

Feel free to email me any time guys on any questions or ideas or suggestions: I hope you all have a wonderful week and enjoy yourselves! Man I know all too well how crossfit compares to the rest of the world. It was a brutal epilogue for about 7 weeks straight. My buddy was ex-special forces and we did hero workouts everday for 31 days straight. I never did so many deadlifts in my life. I will keep this updated daily if you don't mind me intruding.

I have just spoken with Ellen from ketogenic-diet-resource and she is interested in how this adaptation will work, and is queing me on what approach to take in a full ketosis atmosphere. I'll be doing this as well as DC Training for 12 weeks- hell or high water.

Tonight is day 1. Fasting 16hrs from a refeed weekend yum this will be an onslaught of destruction and detour to get my glycogen out and begin Krime.

I will let you know of my food, training, and feeling daily. Hey Guys, For some reason my last 2 posts were unsuccessful. I'm staying within my range of carbohydrates although I've read on "livin la vida low carb" it states that anything under could induce ketosis in some cases and sticking with my protein requirements for 12 weeks. I'm keeping wine in my routine ; my wife won't let me NOT drink with her. But giving up sugar and starches are ok.

That puts me roughly in the lean body mass but that was last week. I took a week off from the gym and consistency so that puts us at a "Square One" I'll update tonights training and body comp tomorrow. Thanks again Joe for letting me post here: I just checked and for some reason your comments were being caught in the spam filter.

Maybe because you were posting links. In any case I marked them as non-spam. Keep up the great work. Last night was a bit off-keel. I've been IF for the week and eating a big meal at night, kind of like a Warrior Diet approach.

I've been dwindling my carbohydrates slowly so by the end of the week I will be in the ratios mentioned above by our good friend Arcita.

I weighed myself last night at I fear that I may have already lost a little bit of muscle mass but that could be to the caloric restriction and depletion these past few days so I'm not worried. My main, number one focus is fat loss, and as we all know you cannot serve two masters so I'm going to pay homage to that philosophy and get down to a base stock.

I'll check my bodyfat levels tonight and update in the morning. The rest of this week will be dedicated to harnessing ratios and rest. Keep up the great work everyone! Hi I recently started a low-carb diet and after 2 weeks i think i have just gone past the adaption process. My question is, does it matter if i eat A LOT of fat foods cheese, cream, etc..

I understand fat fills you in faster hence many people don't feel the need to eat as much DC Training is intense- to put it lightly. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the principle, I recommend reading up on the anabolic minds website under Dogg Crapp Training. Wednesday looked like this: The "xreps" are half reps done to engage the sacroplasmic expansion when the myofibrils are absolutely destroyed.

Today is "B1" day and I will update you tomorrow on that big guy. No headaches, no crashes, no fatigue, just feeling really good so far. This week has been crazy- every tween in the world is at my house for summer vacation. Ketosis is going great! Strength has not dropped a lick. Then I stuffed my face with sundried tomatoes and chicken thighs covered in oil. Some say fat's no good after a workout- I say "get the hell out of my way": I do what I want.

Ok- so week 1 wrapping up and feeling great. I'm sure that will change come week 3 haha! Curious as to what you guys think- Should one solely focus on the deprevation of carbs for fat utilization as energy, or fight the good fight with training and TKD to optimize both? If you care about muscle preservation then go for a TKD.

If you just want to lose weight as quickly as you can with as little effort as you need to put forth then go for a SKD. Thank you guys so much for the feed back. I dunno- I understand that CHO's incorporate and recruit "new" muscle fibers to recoop and repair, but to what degree and to what "true" percentage of the bout honestly. I like being a big guy honestly, but not a big soft guy. I feel that I am an above average athletic individual who has a pretty decent inability to process insulin for energy breakdown.

I did Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle for a month and lost about 3lbs and my composition didn't change much at all. I did Ori's Warrior Diet for one week and saw 5x the body composition change by eating at night and starving throughout the day. I did MB's IF Leangains and had HORRIBLE stomach issues from consuming a gigantic amount of food all at once kudos to those who can manage-ick and I stumbled upon JA's Keto blog and did that for a month- and saw the best of all three worlds combined, with no cravings, no hunger, and strength continuing to pile up through the roof.

I will take this to the heavens if I can: This week was my "down week" or my cruise or however you want to call a deload phase. My energy continues to amaze me and I haven't had any fogginess as of yet. I'm going to mark 30days from today as being my "let's see if I'm adapted" phase and then from there, give myself another 30days of training as I am sure I will be in full-ketosis by then, and can judge how well I feel and how well my training is going at that point and time.

However, after speaking with numerous entities in the keto world, some mention as high as g of CHO still allowing ketosis with the benefit of ATP for workouts and some say 'forget' that fat also allows ATP but to beware of gluconeogenesis as that will hinder any fat utilization process if my protein levels are too high Right on Joseph, really appreciate this broken down information. I have been studying the basics of Ketosis over the last 6 months as I am partnering with a doctor to star a metabolism and weight management clinic.

I went on a keto diet for a month back in the beginning of the year so I could experience and understand the keto protocol at a deeper level. I have never felt better in my adult life While I have never struggled with being very fat, I have always wanted to perfect my bodybuilding efforts. I am getting ready to head back into a keto diet but now more as a permanent lifestyle. I read your bits in the article about building muscle mass while in keto and will use those as a starting point.

I would appreciate more advice or direction to resources that might be helpful in my quest to live in a keto state, while achieving an anabolic state for muscle mass development. What are your thoughts there? From what I have read, it's enough to make me seek to live in a keto state for my overall health and longevity. Very informative article, used the cambridge diet to getinto ketosis, for 2 weeks Now my issue is that i want to continue lossinf the weight my challenge is that i live in african were most of the foods are staple food,and the food we have here are very diff from ur suggestion list , so pls can u suggest a better list for the african readers Thanks michelle.

Before I began this "venture"- I saw everything from carb cycling to carb 'back-loading' which in itself isn't a bad idea. It's taken a VERY, very long time to get this through my beautifully thick skull. But alas, that ship has finally left port and on its greatest navigation yet. Ketosis is and has always been like math "always proving and never changing".

The weight will always be there, the exercises you love will never go away, you just need to do your Freshman year of fitness the way that everybody else did Day 1- Shred Me Today is the beginning of the rest of my life. A goal in vain is a goal never obtained. That's where I was a month or so ago Crazy where time goes.

I recently demoted my previous psyche and drafted a confident, true blooded determinor destined for greatness. My goal is to: Weight Training will be reps, 4 exercises per body group, in a traditional M-F split due to time and availability of doing cardio post training Creatine and BCAA will be taken between meals, pre and post training.

If you can, I would love to be held accountable and be "kept track of" during this short term goal so any feedback on my personal email would be great- if you guys and gals can find the time. I'll post pre-progress pics tomorrow morning when I get in- Thank you for any support!

And thank You Joseph for keeping this feed open! So far- so strong: I am 50 and in Menopause. I do cheat a little on weekends. I have always stayed as clear from fats trans and saturated as possible. I eat health fats though. I drink things like almond milk and I love eggs, lean meats, and even fish.

I teach Zumba twice a week as well as four other routines. Outside of that I perform weight training three days per week and I drink a whey shake with Almond milk unsweetened after that. Will this diet breakthrough the way my body is storing fat to replace the lost estrogen or will I just be wasting my time?

I've tried so many things and spent so much money My arms and legs are fairly shapely, but I have a 31 inch waist! I would love for someone to do a study with menopausal women who want to be really fit!! I'd be first in line! Skip to the end of this link. A ketone diet can raise the acetone content in the body,with scary consequences. Hydration is essential for those in ketosis, liters of liquids daily takes care of acetone build up and the bad breath or body odor.

I'm willing to try the diet. Heck I've tried everything else: Visalius--lost 3 lbs in six weeks: I tried it again not on hormones and within two months I gained it all back. I am willing to try things, but being healthy is important to me. I really don't want to get sick trying something.

I work out HARD. Burpees, push ups, squat jumps,running and Zumba, etc. Everyone keeps telling me because I'm 50 I have to 'learn to live' with a 31 inch waist line and I have to 'accept' that I am not 25 anymore. Okay, I accept I am older, but why can't I get results for what I am willing to do??? Basically what I am hearing is 'give up!

I am a doctor of health education, which basically means I seek out ways to teach overall health. This is intriguing to me and I'd like to try it. I have NO health problems and I'm up for anything healthy. Is this for me Sounds like you might be insulin resistant, and that makes weight loss very tough. I speak from experienc. I stay in ketosis most of the time, and have justnordered a blood ketosis meter to maximize the ketone production.

What does the series of yellow stars after the coconut oil mean? Just started Keto diet this week, Thanks for the great information!!

Yes, I too would like to know what the yellow stars mean, after the coconut oil and also after eggs. What do the stars mean? I was initially going to rate each item on a scale of 1 to 5 stars based on several factors, but I never finished this. Sorry for the confusion.

I suggest the keto subforum on bodybuilding. Interesting about the role of accumulation of glycation on proteins in diabetes. Reading about it now. As long as you maintain an energy deficit for a sufficient period of time, you should see results. Keto might make this maintenance easier.

Give it a try. Looks like a pretty decent workout. I thought you said you were doing crossfit? I am curious about the role of artificial sweetners and ketosis. Thanks very much for this article, I found it both informative and interesting. I've cycled low carb diets for many years after reading such books as 'Hard to Stomach' and 'Breaking the viscious cycle', not for weight loss as such, but for health reasons.

I've had IBS and Colitis for over 10 years and instinctively found that low carb diets helped me when the doctors said they wouldn't make a difference. I've also always enjoyed weight training and always made the mistake of slipping back into old eating habits because I felt that to gain muscle I had to eat carbs everyday.

As a result my health always deteriorated again. I now realise that my 'low carb' days probably weren't even that, I was cutting out grains but still having 2x bananas a day, some grape juice and some sweet potato. My question is this: During this 1 month phase of zero or very very low carb eating to correct my health issues, I understand that I should concentrate on resting and getting better.

To help maintain muscle mass during this period would it be wise to do a couple of full body weight training workouts per week, or would this really have a bad effect whilst on zero carb? I suggest to all- do your research. The key is, that our bodies, from years of abuse, are primarily geared to store fat in the form of toxins from excess sugars and are almost insulin resistant.

This is what we want to correct and avoid in the future. There are many benefits to carbohydrates of course, but for what you need vs what you use them for, are not required. Do you 'need' 3 pieces of toast? Does your body require that many grams to efficiently produce ATP to create energy for your fitness? Actually your body doesn't need them at all if you want to be 'technical'. But the more active you are and want to be, the more they become a part of your life.

If you want your body to be efficient at burning fat, lay off of sugar, alcohol, artificial sweeteners sans sucralose-only one that does not engage in an insulin response in your body and anything that resembles a grain I believe there are over that fall into this category. Use your fruits, veggies and tubers. Dope yourself with heavy caffeine mg to activate your mTOR, and go do something.

The more active you are, the better your body will respond to food. Keto is necessary to kick start antiobesity, but it's not a necessary way of life to always try to consume less than 30g of carbs. Reward yourself when you start seeing progress. Your Partner in Krime- Bradley. Where can you find a ketogenic diet food list like the type used for seizures I have the one for the mct oil diet but it allows things that aren't allowed on the other I use tbsp mct oil daily if you wanted to fast a patial day how much fluid would you need to consume when first started diet was told could fast hours by neuro but this would be done at home again forgot how I did it the first time would something likee heavy cream mixed with unsweetened chocolate and water with meds be okay several of meds contain things like cornstarch any help would be greatly appreciated CNW.

Rumored to be detrimental to T3 production by the Thyroid gland though sugarfreesheila has been doing it for 12 years and doesn't seem to have any health issues - Artificial Sweeteners: Consume at your own risk. It's nice to have every now and again. Don't think too much into it. Alcohol gets digested at 7 calories per ounce though, wheat gluten , is an opiate so stay away from Alcohol with anything remotely sweet or you'll regret it the day after. Your body supposedly stops digestion of other macros to eliminate the poisonous presence of ethanol, so if you are going to drink, make it the last thing on your list that night Some sooner, some longer, it all depends on genetics and your body's sensitivity to insulin an how long you're on the internet lol.

Wait hrs until your first meal, and eat a very hefty plate of meat and fat stay away from nitrates people, why are you doing this to yourself? Do this for your first 5 days and then begin eating small meals a day. Save it for one meal who cares, just eat.

Learn to be full. Learn how to listen to satiety. OH- and a side note to help you learn to enjoy your new journey "Fat is the only macro-nutrient that doesn't create fat spill-over INTO fat cells".

Honestly- you just have to. If you want it bad enough, you will find away. Hell I'm married to a gourmet chef and have two little girls who think sugar is God's gift to the earth No support group there haha- and how do I do it? Because I know if I can't face those temptations and beat them as little as they are, how can I combat the inner demon that makes me weak and thinks food is the answer?

Maybe it used to be and to a lot of us it still is, but control beats temptation every time. Do it for yourself so you can attain that sensational you that is just beneath the surface.

Friends are too few and far between for all of us. If you ever want to chat or get some good feedback, email me anytime at blue. When considering carb intake for the day do we use Total Carbs or Net Carbs? Any idea of why blood ketones may go down after exercise? Maybe an insulin response during exercise??

I have marginal blood ketones with the highest ever being around 1. This sounds great with the greens! And, if they're lucky, that's even better. The orange and sesame dressing is lovely too. Hi, Sarel from South Africa here. I did cyclical keto a few times in the past with some success but always had a off day over weekends.

This was due to me thinking that I would not be able to stay in ketosis and have a few drinks. Much to my surprise I stayed in the first time I tried it and have been in ketosis for 11 weeks now. My aim in the beginning was to lose fat and I've lost 15kg 33lbs. What I wasn't expecting was the deep sense of wellness I started experiencing after about 4 weeks.

I would like to ask you opinion about a few of these. I used to suffer from insomnia, it completely disappeared in about 5 weeks. I now sleep about 3 hours a night less and wake up in the morning feeling refreshed. I also stopped snoring, probably due to weight loss. My work productivity also received a significant boost. No more afternoon sluggishness and mood-swings are a thing of the past. Last night I noticed something amazing though. I am have significantly less grey hair than what I used to.

Only noticed it because I let my beard grow for about a week. I had a ring of whiskers around my chin that was in the process of going completely white. Well there is not one grey to be seen. I do however have a few negatives. I have a skin rash on my arms that seems to fluctuate from being just visible to being a little itchy. My lymphatic nodes are swollen all over my body but especially in my arms an neck and I have constantly stiff neck muscles this is new.

I also have a vague feeling of my kidneys " being there " for lack of a better description. No pain but not normal either.

Okay, getting ready to jump on board here but after my reading am a bit confused I'm wanting to drop the weight, then hit the weights hard once I get a handle on this. Thank you for this post, it's extremely helpful. I have a question though, will orange juice be a good enough source of Carbohydrates to take after the weight-training? You suggest the PUFAs. Thanks for such a great website! I've read that while on low-carb or very-low-carb nutrition, one needs to supplemtent the diet sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc.

I have been keto myself for almost 6 weeks now. Doing great with no supplements. Wondering if and why I should supplement. My son is aiming to do this and sent me the link to your post. The only problem I have is with the Splenda sucralose recommendation. Please look into the problems with Splenda. See my post here: I am so pumped to find this -- and other sites -- which support keto.

At the same time, I'm a bit annoyed -- and saddened Atkins had found I think it would be appropriate for every site such as this to say or have a banner that says , simply I went to check my blood condition, n found that my blood ph level is 6 Is that dangerous state?

I have read some says that below 7 cell can stop functioning. Yes, that is a dangerous pH level. You are in ketoacidosis. Do you normally require insulin shots? Ketosis is regulated by insulin. Go see your doctor. Thank you very much for this resource: I wanted to let you know that one of the links you posted has a not found on it.

Hi Arcita, I reference this thread a lot. So thought i'd drop by with a thank-you. I heard people suggest liquid carbs after the depletion workout for atleast 12 hours? I'm considering doing mine only for a 36 hour window if i'm honest, sunday i will use as a day to get back into ketosis after the refeed, doing some liss etc.

But yeah, the main question, refeed, do i honestly just have to stick to my macros and not really worry about what kind of carbs i'm eating?? Actually, I probably should have specified that one should avoid fructose and sucrose, and focus mainly on glucose-rich products for maximal muscle-glycogen synthesis. A cookie won't hurt. I'm glad that you find the guide useful. I'm planning to do a major edit of it in the next month or two, so stay tuned for that.

The Nutrisystem plan comes with a great menu with foods on the menu that are very delicious. I have lost 32 pounds and finally feel like I may make my goal of losing I wasn't thrilled with the food when I started, but now that I can choose the foods that I really like it is much better.

I love the pizzas loaded with red pepper or onions and pineapple. We've had out of town company and been to many family gatherings, where I used to overeat. I find that when I have my own food that I like and because I am rarely hunger now, that the temptation to cheat is just not there. I also love most of the desserts, but who doesn't: Five years ago I lost 62 lbs on NS, but over the years I gained back 38 lbs. Now I am back on the system and intend to stay until I reach my goal weight.

My co-worker is using Jenny Craig but it was just to cost prohibitive for me. I've tried her meals and honestly didn't think they were as tasty as Nutrisystems are. Just 65 Pounds Left To Go 4 out of 5 stars. I am on my 10th day on Nutrisystem and I absolutely love it! The food is great and a lot better tasting than Jenny Craig.

I have lost 8 pounds so far and am really excited. I have 65 more to go to reach my goal weight. The website is full of good information and tons of motivation which I need and love!!

Anyone can do this diet. At 32 years old, I had surpassed pounds and went on a diet with Slimfast Shakes and low fat dinners that I made. I was single at the time and had the time to prepare my own meals and exercise vigorously for about an hour 5 days a week.

Needless to say, I did lose 40 lbs in 3 months, but it was hard work and I was always hungry. I'm now 40 years old now and after several failed starts I decided to give Nutrisystem a go. Being married with 2 children, my time is much more limited now. Nutrisystem is perfect for this reason as I don't have to count calories — it's all done online for me. The meals are reasonably good and you can pretty much choose the meals you want.

The first month I went with the default menu and selected the meals I liked best for the second and third month. I'm following the menu strictly and my caloric intake is around calories a day. All in all, I have been on the diet for 42 days and I have lost 23 lbs and 3 inches off my waist!

This program is well worth it! I needed to go on a diet. I had gained 25 pounds over the last year and I could not fit into any of my clothes. I did not want to go buy a whole new wardrobe when I already had a perfectly good one. With Nutrisystem I have access to a website that allows me to track my weight loss progress.

I enjoy logging onto the website and seeing how far I have come. I also get support from the website. I enjoy almost all of the foods Nutrisystem has to offer.

They all taste pretty good. The best part of Nutrisystem is that I have lost weight with a program that is extremely easy to follow. I liked many aspects of the diet; however, I thought the food portions were too small. Maybe I'm too used to supersizing everything?

The Nutrisystem plan does work though. When I was using the plan I lost about fifteen pounds. The plan was also very easy to follow. I did not have to weigh out food. I did not have to count calories. I did not have to figure out which foods to eat to lose weight.

I just had to follow the instructions that came with the plan and eat the food that the plan provided me with. When I joined the Nutrisystem plan I also received 24 hour access to the Nutrisystem web site where I could chat with someone for support daily if I needed to.

Haven't used it, but its nice to know its there for me. The food was just as tasty as pre-cooked frozen meals you buy in the grocery store. I enjoyed many of the foods that Nutrisystem offers.

The desserts and snacks were delicious. The dinners are done very nicely with foods that are very tasteful and full of flavor. The breakfasts were good I especially liked the pancakes. The lunches were also good. The thing I did not like about Nutrisystem was that the portions of foods they provided were too small.

The program is extremely easy to use. Any man can join the program and expect to lose weight easily. I joined the plan and Nutrisystem sent me dieting tools, instructions on how to use the plan and great tasting foods. I also have access to Nutrisystems website. The website includes chat rooms, blogs, and group discussions about dieting.

The website is a great place for me to go to receive support. I have not felt this energetic in awhile. I now have the energy to get through the day without feeling so tired.

I even have enough energy to work out. Without the Nutrisystem plan I would still be overweight, unhealthy and unhappy. Without Nutrisystem I would still be eating unhealthy and gaining weight instead of losing weight. I joined Nutrisystem two and a half months ago.

When I first started the program it was an adjustment I had to get used to. I was used to overeating all of the time.

With Nutrisystem the food portions are designed to be just right so a person gets the nutrition he needs and still loses weight. I had to get used to eating the right sized portion instead of overeating.

Once I adjusted to eating differently the plan started to really work. The plan is easy to follow and comes with instructions on how to do so. I am losing weight easily. I am feeling healthier every day. I am enjoying the foods I am eating, and I am enjoying the compliments I am receiving on my weight loss.

I joined the Nutrisystem plan because I knew I was headed in the wrong direction with my body weight. I decided to start going to a gym. However, I did not know how to start eating right. I pick the food I want to eat from the menu that Nutrisystem provides. Nutrisystem also shows me how to plan what to eat for the day. The foods are really good. I love some of them, like most of them and only disliked one or two items out of the whole menu.

One of my favorite foods from Nutrisystem is their Mexican style tortilla soup, it's great. As far as diets go Nutrisystem is a great plan. When I was on the Nutrisystem plan it worked for me. I lost weight, learned to eat healthier and felt great.

Nutrisystem is also extremely easy to follow. The plan comes with easy to follow instructions on how to use the program to work for you. When I was on the plan my wife and children would eat their food while I ate my Nutrisystem food. Her food was hard to resist; however, I stuck to the Nutrisystem plan because their food also tastes good. I ate good food every day. Foods such as blueberry pancakes, blueberry muffins, honey mustard pretzel sticks, beef stew and broiled beef patties. Nutrisystem truly does go to great lengths to help make losing weight easy.

I wanted to lose 20 pounds, but ended up shaving off 30 pounds thanks to Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is the best diet plan I have ever tried. I have tried to diet a few other times in my life but I could not stick to the diet. With Nutrisystem I do not have to learn recipes. I do not have to learn to eat better foods. I do not have to count calories. I do not have to weigh food. With Nutrisystem all I have to do is follow the instructions and eat the foods Nutrisystem supplies. When I joined Nutrisystem I was afraid the food would taste terrible as I had read a review online saying so.

Of course there are a few foods that do not suit my taste such as the eggs frittata; however, most of the foods are delicious.

For breakfast I can eat pancakes, blueberry pancakes, cinnamon buns or oatmeal. There are many other breakfast foods to choose from also. For lunch I can eat hearty minestrone soup or choose from many other menu items. Nutrisystem also offers great dinners, snacks and desserts. Nutrisystem truly does go to great lengths to help make losing weight easy.

I wanted to lose 20 pounds, but ended up shaving off 30 pounds thanks to Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem is the best diet plan I have ever tried. I have tried to diet a few other times in my life but I could not stick to the diet. With Nutrisystem I do not have to learn recipes. I do not have to learn to eat better foods. I do not have to count calories. I do not have to weigh food. With Nutrisystem all I have to do is follow the instructions and eat the foods Nutrisystem supplies.

When I joined Nutrisystem I was afraid the food would taste terrible as I had read a review online saying so. Of course there are a few foods that do not suit my taste such as the eggs frittata; however, most of the foods are delicious. For breakfast I can eat pancakes, blueberry pancakes, cinnamon buns or oatmeal. There are many other breakfast foods to choose from also.

For lunch I can eat hearty minestrone soup or choose from many other menu items. Nutrisystem also offers great dinners, snacks and desserts. Following the Nutrisystem plan is easy and I am seeing results.

I wish the weight melted off easier, but it took a while putting it on and so I expect it'll take time getting it off too. I had tried losing weight on my own a few times but it was too hard to count calories and weigh out all of my food what a time sucker! I always got discouraged about losing the weight. With Nutrisystem I have not became discouraged because Nutrisystem makes the plan so simple to follow.

While it's not fresh food the meals are frozen , it still just as great tasting. Speaking frankly, I was really afraid that I would hate the Nutrisystem food. I gave the food a try thinking it would taste like cardboard.

However, I was completely wrong, the Nutrisystem food is delicious. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and all my snacks provided by Nutrisystem are tasty. My wife loves me being on the Nutrisystem diet too. She is very impressed with the progress I have made losing weight. She just makes dinner for the family and I eat my Nutrisystem meal. Nutrisystem is a great diet plan that I personally think can help anyone lose weight. Let's be honest here, does any man like to cook? Not only do I not like to cook, I just don't have the time to cook.

That's why Nutrisystem really appealed to me when my doctor recommended 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.

I thought if I pay to go out to eat everyday I might as well pay to eat this healthy food and lose some weight. The best part of the Nutrisystem plan is that I do not have to prepare the food and it still tastes great. I am losing weight eating healthy delicious foods. I'm happy and so is my doctor who was telling me I needed to lose weight. I have lost nine pounds since I started the diet. With Nutrisystem you get to chose from many foods that are already prepared for you.

You also get a daily menu planner and a diary to log your success in. Nutrisystem also provides a website that includes articles, weight loss stories, blogs, chat rooms and a live counselor who is available 24 hours a day for support.

With the Nutrisystem plan I go online everyday and log onto Nutrisystems website to see my progress. I also check the discussion group forums and talk to other men who are trying to lose weight. I enjoy using the Nutrisystem web site. The Nutrisystem plan is so simple to follow. I really can not think of any other diet plan that is as simple to use as Nutrisystem. The food Nutrisystem offers is also excellent. My favorite food from Nutrisystem is the beef stew. I love beef stew and I would not want to give it up for a diet.

However, with Nutrisystem I do not have to give up beef stew because Nutrisystem offers a beef stew dinner. I have been on the plan for about one month now and have alreasy lost seven pounds which wasn't happening with Bistro MD.

I'm happy to say that losing weight has never been easier. The Nutrisystem plan is very easy to follow and simple to understand. I get to eat three meals a day plus a snack and a dessert. As soon as I start to feel hungry I get to eat again.

With Nutrisystem I get access to the Nutrisystem website tools too. The website is wonderful. I can log on and talk to other people from all over the world who are trying to lose weight. The other people on the website inspire me to want to lose more weight and become even healthier. The people on the website inspire to me to stick with the plan until I reach my goal. It's a great support group. The Nutrisystem website also provides me with access to a counselor who is available 24 hours a day to chat with if I have any questions.

It's working for me and I know it will work for you too. Now if I can only get my wife on it. I need more support! I have been using Nutrisystems plan for about two months now. I thought for sure when I started the plan that I would probably have at least one thing to complain about it; however, I was wrong. Nutrisystem truly is a great plan. Any problems that you may read about online are obvioulsy one off items and not a consistent trend.

The basic plan is extremely easy to follow. It comes with specific instructions on how to follow it. It also comes with some great dieting tools. The best part of the plan is that it comes with healthy foods that are already prepared for me to eat. Food wise, I love the vegetable beef soup; it is one of my favorite things to eat for lunch. I love to eat the chili with beans for dinner. So far, I love all of the foods I've tried.

I haven't found one that wasn't edible. Even the desserts and snacks taste darn good. And unlike other diets, with Nutrisystem I don't crave junk food because I get a treat everyday in the meal plan: I have needed to lose weight for quite awhile and am just glad that I'm finally doing something about it. I am very satisfied with the basic plan. Like most guys I know, I love to eat! I was always afraid of going on a hard core diet plan because I did not want to give up great tasting foods.

With the Nutrisystem plan I have not had to give up any of my usual great tasting foods. Hats off to Nutrisystem for figuring out how to get great tasting food in a small package that is so easy to prepare - just stick it in the microwave and you're eating in 5 minutes.

So far, my favorite is the mushroom risotto, the chicken with dumplings, and the chili with beans, the flame broiled beef patty, the barbecue sauce pork wrap, the chocolate chocolate chip pudding, the chocolate crunch bar, the chocolate chip cookie, the creamy tomato sauce, the blueberry pancakes and the blueberry muffins.

I could go on and on about the rest of Nutrisystems dishes but I'm making myself hungry ;- I enjoy eating all of Nutrisystems foods. I do not think I have found a food that I did not like yet. Do not be afraid of having to give up eating great food because you're still goign to get great food with Nutrisystem.

Nutrisystem is a great diet plan for anyone - especially men. I get to eat great food that is already prepared for me everyday. All I have to do is follow the basic directions for following the plan and eat the Nutrisystem foods. The best part about the Nutrisystem plan is that I lost seven pounds since I started it a month ago.

Nutrisystem also supplies its members with a member website. The website helps individuals on the plan stay motivated. The website is a place where anyone who is on the plan can go for support. I enjoy logging onto the website and seeing the progress that I have made. I also enjoy reading inspiring stories from others on the Nutrisystem plan that have lost weight. Luckily though, Nutrisystem offers many different foods to choose from.

Nutrisystem is also adding new food items to the menu all of the time. Always good to keep the variety up. The Nutrisystem plans foods are also healthy. Nutrisystem has empowered me to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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