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To Sign Up for free, please click here I am very happy with NS! I knew that I could not rely on pre-packaged foods and the only way I would be happy and get my healthy foods in would be WW. Alternatively, you can dine out, but the same guidelines apply. It was played up as the greatest thing going. I will keep you posted on next weeks weigh in! Join our mailing list to receive exclusive updates, giveaways and coupon codes directly to your inbox.
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Last edited by mod-anon; at Please use the Quick Reply button instead of Quote Reply. Well I have to say that I have been on NS for a week now and I really am feeling quite good about it! I like the food so far and haven't had any issues. I want to lose 40 lbs and I weighed in Monday and I lost 7!! It is so easy to do this plan I only wish I would have done it sooner. I know some of the weight is probably water but I'll take it! I have been working out about x week drinking lots of water, eating my meals, lots of fruits and veggies.
Feeling really good overall. This is really teaching me portion control. I was def eating way to big portions before. I will keep you posted on next weeks weigh in!
Ok, here's my input: I have tried every diet out there-seriously. Nutrisystem was horrible for me. I didn't like the food I rememeber one soup smelled exactly like dog food. I stuck to it for 2 weeks tho and didn't lose anything. I knew that I could not rely on pre-packaged foods and the only way I would be happy and get my healthy foods in would be WW.
It has the highest success rate for people losing and keeping it off, plus it's one that doctors will always recommend. I started in January and down 35lbs already. I can eat and drink what I want-which is the reality of life anyway, not eating pre-packaged foods! My opinion is if you try WW and it does nothing for you, then you din't follow the program exactly how you are supposed to.
Lastly, to lose healthy you should lose no more than 2 lbs a week. Slow but steady winds the race! You can lose fast other ways but it WILL come back. I have lost 7 lbs so far. I did a typo in my previous message of I am happy with this program. I like the idea of no measuring food out. I know exactly what to eat to get my calories in. I really think this program teaches you portion control so when you do go back to eating the regular foods you know how much you should eat.
I have been eating very healthy I also feel very good. I have tried WW before and it didn't work for me. Not to say other people wouldn't have success For me though I think this is the way to go right now. I am doing it for 3 months and then going on maintenenance. Actually NS has lots of recipes and stuff for when you do maintenance to keep you within the calorie limits also. So far this is the only thing I have tried where I actually am losing every week and at a healthy loss of about 2 lbs a week!
Good luck to you! Last edited by lam; at Iam, I'm not surprised that you're happy with NutriSystem. What's not to be happy about? It's something new and exciting and you're losing weight! It's probably like a vacation too, from having to fix a meal from scratch.
Here comes the big however. The truly important thing is the long term result. I remember when Oprah Winfrey was on NutriSystem. It was played up as the greatest thing going.
After being on it for a long time, she came out on stage one day looking really great thin waistline etc. But what does she look like today? I no longer watch TV but from magazine pictures she appears to be quite large again. In my opinion, it falls under the heading of "fad diet" and fad diets don't work in the long run. That doesn't mean that you shouldn't enjoy it for the time being. Just be cautious in what you expect for the long run. Your post caught my eye.
I have been on Nutrisystem for almost three weeks and have lost a little over 5 pounds. I am only planning on being on the plan for 28 days with a goal of losing a total of 10 pounds. It has taught me to look at portion sizes in a whole new light. I have become a fan of sugerfree gelatin and drink mixes.
The big thing for me is the mixing of protein, fruit and vegetables in a certain order. I also plan to use prepackaged foods available in the supermarket to replace the Nutrisystem entrees later.
I hope I can mention this on this board because something else has become a huge help in logging my weight daily. I have an iPhone and there is a free app that is wonderful in entering foods I eat daily, logging exercise and setting a weight loss goal. It tells you how many more calories are available after logging lunch or your snacks, etc. It is easy to use and helped me get past a weight plateau this week. The reviews have been glowing for Lose It! That's great to hear! I am at a 10 lb loss now.
I am very happy with NS! I really like the food too. I just got another shipment in of the food. Got a free week of food also. I am just finishing up that box and going on maintenance.
I have been making some really good low fat recipes that I have collected. Very high in protein and vitamins. I am really excited about getting to my goal weight by Christmas. Without knowing the number of calories your body burns, there is no way you can know how much food you are allowed to eat each day in order to reach your weight loss goal. And so losing weight becomes a gambling game. Nutrisystem's first concern when you join their program is to estimate your metabolic rate.
They do this by means of a questionnaire that let's them know your gender, age, height, weight, and your level of physical activity. Based on this data, they craft a weight loss plan specifically for you.
This plan has the right range of calories each day allowing you to lose pounds a week. Therefore, with Nutrisystem you are not on a "hit or miss" endeavor. Weight loss is inevitable if you stick to the program. Consuming the right amount of calories is one part of a successful weight loss regime.
Making sure you give your body the right nutrients is the other part. Certainly, you will lose weight if you reduce the calories you eat. But will you be healthier, will you be stronger, vibrant, and full of energy? I have seen many people who lose weight and they feel so energy-depleted they can barely walk some times.
So, they resume their previous eating patterns and gain all the weight back, and some more.