Which Is The Better Plan Or Package On The Nutrisystem Diet?

August 19th, 2015

By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from folks who are really interested in the nutrisystem plan, but they aren’t sure which plan would be best for them. They look at the website and they see a number of different plans with different price points and they aren’t sure which is going to be the best value for them.

Think about it this way. Nothing is a good deal if the you don’t like the food and it goes to waste. Or, you’re not saving anything if you have success the first month but can’t afford it the second month and then lose your momentum. To avoid this from happening, I’ll try to discuss the various packages available to help you to determine what might be the best plan for you.

If You Want To Get In As Cheaply As Possible And Don’t Mind Someone Else Choosing The Foods For You: There are some people who care most about the total cost out of their own pocket. In other words, they are fully aware that they are going to have to at least buy some groceries for this so they are most concerned about the bottom line when it comes to dollars and cents. They want for that number to be as low as possible and they are completely fine with being given foods off of the “favorites menu” because they are not particularly picky. For these folks, the basic plan might be a good fit because it is by far the cheapest at $259 before coupons.

If You’re Less Concerned About Money And Are Most Concerned About The Best Tasting Foods: There is another category of dieters who are most concerned about their experience on the diet. More than anything else, they want to be able to have a good day to day life on the diet so that they stick with it over the long haul and are successful. To them, the taste and the variety of the food is very important. And, they would like the be able to chose their own. For these folks, the new “uniquely yours” (which used to be called the select plan) is probably best. Because although it is the most expensive plan, it allows complete customization (you can chose your own foods) and it gives you access to the frozen gourmet foods.   It does include counseling and free shipping.  (Plus, you can always use coupons – see the specials listed on the right side of this blog.)

If Cost And Customization Are Equally Important To You: Some people still want to get out of this as cheaply as possible. But they do not warm up to the cheapest basic plan because they do not want to give up being able to choose their own foods. For them, the core plan might be the best of both worlds. It is an inexpensive or cheap plan (at $279 before coupons) but it also allows you to chose your own foods so most people see it as a nice compromise between buying the most expensive and the cheapest nutrisystem plans.  You can save money on any of these plans with specials listed here.  (Right now they are offering free shakes with discounted fast five on all of the plans.)

How Big Are The Vegetable Serving Sizes On Nutrisystem?

August 19th, 2015

By: Ava Alderman:  It’s pretty common knowledge that nutrisystem wants for you to add in fresh fruits and vegetables with your nutrisystem meals.  But what isn’t quite as commonly known is how big these serving sizes should be.  Many people hope to use the vegetables to be able to bridge the gap between being hungry or not.  After all, if you can have liberal amounts of vegetables, you shouldn’t need to be hungry at any point.

Someone might ask: “how liberal are they with the vegetable serving sizes on nutrisystem?  Do you only get a tiny amount?  I’ve heard that some veggies are unlimited.  Is this only the yucky ones?”

I will answer this as best as I can, but I’d suggest reaching out to a nutrisystem counselor here. Nutrisystem.com

There are many nutrisystem vegetables that are unlimited, meaning that you can have as much as you want.  I wouldn’t call them all the “yucky” ones.  Admittedly, they are the non starchy type.  But I like a lot of things on the unlimited list.  For example, there are Italian beans, bell peppers, celery, carrots, mushrooms, snap peas and tomatoes.

It is the starchy or sweeter vegetables that are limited.  For the purposes of nutrisystem, they are considered more of a carb.  And most of them have a serving size of one half cup including green peas, black beans, black eyed peas, yellow or white corn, lima beans, and yams.

Since a lot of the limited vegetables seem to be some type of bean or pea, know that if you swap any of these for Italian beans or snap peas, then you could have an unlimited amount.

Here’s another consideration.  Many of the lunch and dinner entrees include a reasonably generous portion of vegetables.  For example, the lunch option of black bean and rice is full of black beans, The chicken noodle soup has carrots, celery, and potatoes.  The dinner option of ginger cashew chicken has a generous side of steamed vegetables. And the dinner meal of roast beef with garlic and mashed potatoes has a nice helping of potatoes and green beans.  Most of the lunches and dinners contain some type of vegetable.  And that is before you even add in your side item.

So the vegetables can be a very handy way to fill up in a healthful way on nutrisystem, particularly when you take advantage of the unlimited variety.  But even if you want a more starchy vegetable like, say, corn, 1/2 cup is pretty generous for a diet, especially when you consider that many of the meals have their own servings of vegetables.  If you’ve just started researching nutrisystem, don’t forget to check out the latest specials either on the right side of this website or here.

How To Do Nutrisystem Step By Step

August 11th, 2015

By: Ava Alderman:  This is the time of year that many people are motivated to get healthy.  It’s also the time of year that people are researching nutrisystem and trying to figure out the best and easiest way to place an order.  This article will outline the steps of this process to make things a little easier when getting started.

Step One: Chose The Right Plan For You:  The first step is deciding on your plan.  They offer plans for men and women.  After that, they offer: regular, traditional plans (men’s and women’s core, basic, and select;) options for people with diabetes (nutrisystem D;) and plans for people over 65 (nutrisystem silver.)  Once you’ve narrowed it down that way, you’ll have to choose between what types of food, support, and selection you want.

You’ll be choosing between the core, select, and basic lines. To make that decision, first ask yourself if you think that it is worth it to pay extra for the gourmet, frozen items, which make up the “select” menu.  Some people will answer a definite yes. And if this describes you, then you will want to chose the select plan.

Others will figure that there are some great options for the cheaper non frozen line.  If this is the case for you, then you’ll want to chose between the core and basic plan.  The difference between the two is that with the core plan, you get to hand pick your foods, get free shipping, and get access to counseling.  This plan costs a bit more than the basic, but you get to choose the foods you know that you will like.

The basic plan is the cheapest plan and there are some great food choices in there because it’s a sampling of popular foods.  You don’t get the free shipping or the counseling, but you still get all the free, online resources. And for some people, this is more than enough for a great price.

Choose Your Special Offer Or Applicable Discount:  Frankly, you should never order nutrisystem without looking at the specials.  Sometimes, it’s possible to go on the select plan without paying more simply because that plan is on special offer.  Sometimes, they deep discount all of the plans.  Other times, they offer a special, premium plan at a very low price (like the fast five promotion going on right now Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!)  Before you buy any plan, see what is on special.  You can save ALOT of money that way.

Line Up Your Sides:  I find that people tend to over-think this part.  People assume that you have to buy tons of specialty groceries.  You absolutely do not.  These sides are small and easy.  You may add in a piece of fruit.  Or a cup of yogurt. Or a handful of nuts. This is generally healthy snacks that you might be buying anyway for the rest of your family.  So you should not need to spend a lot of extra money here.

Check Out The Free Resources And Get The App:  I am always surprised at the people who have only used the nutrisystem website for their order and have never visited again. If you do this, you are missing out on so many features that will contribute to your success.  You can get recipes, track your progress, get tips, or share with others with the click of a mouse.  Yes, the counseling is great.  But sometimes you want to interact with other dieters.  There is also an app option for your phone.  (You can hook up with all of that on the company website here: NutriSystem, Inc.)  Studies show that people have more success when they have support and when they track what they are doing.  Nutrisystem has made this possible and easy and free.  Make sure you take advantage of this.

Choose Your Exercise And Remember It’s Only 30 Minutes Broken Up Any Way That You Want:  People tend to over-think this also.  They believe that they have to suddenly become athletes or learn a new work out regimen.  To be quite honest, nutrisystem does not ask a lot of you in terms of exercise.  All they are asking is thirty minutes of movement.  This could be two brisk 15 minute walks.  This could be three ten minutes sessions of roller blading.  Whatever you enjoy doing, do it in whatever combination gets you to thirty minutes per day.  It really is that simple.

Give Yourself Some Credit:  Many people have good experience in the beginning of the diet.  It’s designed to have you seeing results quickly. Many people are happy right out of the gate.  But of course, we all hit plateaus and have periods in our lives where it’s harder to be in compliance all of the time.

When you struggle, do not quit.  If you cheat, get back in compliance as soon as possible and don’t get mad at yourself.  This is normal.  You do not have to be perfect on this diet.  And you likely won’t be.  Do the best that you can and give yourself credit for stepping up the plate.  Nothing worthwhile is without effort.  But this is designed so that your efforts are rewarded.

How Much Does The Nutrisystem Fast Five (5) Cost?

August 2nd, 2015

By: Ava Alderman:  I’ve been getting a lot of correspondence about the nutrisystem fast five promotion.  Because the plan infers accelerated weight loss, or five pounds in the first week, people can assume that it costs more or that you have to pay a premium for this over the regular cost of nutrisystem.

Someone might say: “how expensive is the fast five program? How much extra is it on top of regular nutrisystem?”

I’ll be going over the prices for each plan in this article.  But actually, I would call the fast five a promotion.  It’s not an entirely separate plan and they are not charging you for more.  They are giving you more.  In fact, they are giving you free stuff.  They have essentially handpicked breakfast, lunches, and dinners that are meant to speed weight loss. And they’ve included 14 shakes for free (7 energizing shakes and 7 cravings crushers.)

Shakes are not included in packages all of the time.  In fact, this is pretty rare.  Most of the time, if you want any of the popular shakes, you have to add boxes of them on top of your regular order. I don’t know how long fast five is going to last, but if you are interested in the shakes, it’s probably a good time for that.  You can see the shake offer here. Jump-start your weight loss with the ALL-NEW FAST 5 – FREE with Nutrisystem My Way program!

Now, let’s move on to the actual cost and expense.  How much you are going to pay for your fast five package depends on which plan you choose.  The select line is the most expensive plan and the basic plan is the cheapest. The core plan falls between the two.  Here are the prices. Note that these prices are for 28 days of foods – breakfasts, lunches, and dinners plus desserts and snacks.

Let’s start with the cheapest – the basic plan.  It is $239.99, including the fast five free.  However, one thing that makes this plan the cheapest is that it doesn’t have flexiblity with your foods.  You get samplings of popular foods in each category, but you can’t customize them.  Additionally, this plan doesn’t include the counseling in the way that the core and the select plan does. Still, if you just want to get in the cheapest way possible, this works and you get the fast five.

Now, let’s move onto the core which is the mid priced line.  It’s also the most popular. The core plan (with fast five) is $279.99.  Core is considered an upgrade over the select line because you do get to handpick whichever foods you want off of the menu and you have access to the counseling.

Next up is the select line.  This line is the most expensive (at $329.99) but it includes everything there is to offer, including fast five.  You can choose your foods, you have access to counseling and you have access to the frozen entrees, which are among the most popular on the menu.

I don’t want to imply that the food on the basic and core line are not good.  Many of the foods are in fact quite good.  And even the more expensive select line includes some non frozen items.  But if you look at the menu, you’ll see that the frozen meals are among the highest rated.

I hope this article has shown you that you’re not paying extra for fast five.  In fact, you are getting it for free on top of the regular plans.

Does The Nutrisystem Fast Five Work?

August 2nd, 2015

By: Ava Alderman: I’ve been getting a lot of correspondence asking about nutrisystem’s new fast five. People sometimes wants to know what it’s about, what it includes, and how it works. If that describes your questions, you can read more here.  But mostly, people get the general idea of what it is (and how could you not with nutrisystem aggressively advertising it on TV so often right now?) but what most are more interested in is whether or not it actually works.

Since it’s new, you really just have people’s personal experience to go on. It’s so new that I haven’t yet seen any studies regarding it. I’ve heard good feedback on its aggressive pricing, money back guarantee, and all that is included for free. I’ve even seen some posting on forums where the posters outline that they’ve had good initial results.

I think that this makes sense, when you think about it. Most people do find that, so long as they follow the instructions, the first couple of weeks on any diet is pretty encouraging. Sure, it may be an adjustment for your body. But in terms of results, the early days often mean that you haven’t yet reached a plateau and your body isn’t used to the diet yet.

But in addition to this, the fast five plan takes this a step further to ensure that you are going to have an easier time succeeding. They give you the appetite suppression shakes to help you with hunger. They give you the metabolism shakes to help you have a higher burning metabolism and they give you a money back guarantee so that you don’t have as much anxiety going into the process.

In that sense, they have tried to address the thing big concerns that most dieters have – hunger, effectiveness, and cost. I think that this was very smart. Because it gets people trying the plan and the hope is that once those same people see the results in terms of weight loss and how they look and feel, they will continue along.  Plus, most of us are going to be much more encouraged when we have fast and dramatic results.

It’s my guess that the fast five would work in that you would most definitely be taking in fewer calories and you would have an easier time than you might other wise have. Plus, by offering the money back guarantee, they’ve made it so that you have very little to lose. If you don’t like it or you don’t get results, you can get your money back. But many people (especially at this time of the year) think it’s definitely worth a try.

And the shakes are getting great reviews for taste and for how filling they are. The shakes aren’t always included in this diet. (You often have to pay for them separately at other times during the year.) So I would suggest that if you are interested, the fast five works out to be a very good deal at a very good time to try nutrisystem. Here is a link to that offer. Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!

What Is Nutrisystem My Way? And Fast Five (5) Free? What Do You Get Free?

August 1st, 2015

By: Ava Alderman: If you’ve been on the nutrisystem web site lately, you’ve probably noticed that they have completely redone the home page and are introducing something new called “nutrisystem my way.” For some, it is not clear what this entails.

In addition to offering a lot of freebies (more on that in just a bit,) one of the main goals of this is to aggressively lose weight quickly has studies show that quick success is a key determination in weight loss success.   To help you reach this goal, Nutrisystem has recently introduced 150 new foods and it also has bumped up the personalization of the plans. When you’re trying to decide which plan would be best for your goals, you’re offered a pretty extensive quiz (it’s free) where you enter in information about yourself (starting height and weight, activity level, food preferences,) and weight loss goals.) The program will then analyze your results, tell you your BMI, let you know how many daily calories it would take to both support your body and help you meet your goals.  It will also suggest a personalized plan for you –  along with tips in order to have the most stress free success. I took the quiz myself and found it to be pretty informative.

Now, onto the freebies. So in addition to helping you pick your ideal plan and offering you over 150 new foods, the “my way” plan also includes five free incentives in order to help you lose weight quickly right out of the gate. These free items are designed to help you attempt to lose five pounds in the first week. You get: seven hand picked breakfasts, lunches, and dinners meant to boost metabolism; seven energizing shakes (which contain caffeine and green tea) and are meant to rev your metabolism; seven craving control shakes meant to curb hunger by giving you extra fiber and protein; and a progress tracker. These are all included free.  And they offer a money back guarantee if you do not lose those five pounds.

I think that, of all of these, the shakes are going to make people most excited. Most of the time, you have to order the very popular shakes separately. Many people are willing to do this because the shakes are quite good and they are very filling. The last time that I can remember the shakes being included in a plan for free was when the company introduced the select line. So, the shakes are rarely included and this is a great opportunity to get them for free. In order to qualify for these freebies, you will want to sign up for auto delivery which can be canceled if you change your mind.

In addition to all of this, the plans are priced aggressively, starting at $229 for the least expensive women’s basic plan, going up to $269 for the core (where you can chose your own foods;) and topping out at $319 for the select (where gourmet frozen foods are included.)  Here is the link to the specials. Jump-start your weight loss with the ALL-NEW FAST 5? – ??FREE with Nutrisystem My Way program!

What Foods Must I Avoid On Nutrisystem?

July 30th, 2015

By: Ava Alderman:  When many of us are researching a new diet, we wonder about the foods that are off limits as much as we worry about the foods that are included or encouraged.  It is just human nature to focus on what we can’t have rather than on what we can have.

To that end, I might hear from someone who wants to know what foods need to be avoided on nutrisystem.  The specific question might be something like: “I’m having a hard time determining what can’t be eaten on nutrisystem.  I have looked at the menu and I notice that they include hamburgers, chips, cookies, cakes, and items made of cheese.  I even notice that they allow you to eat in restaurants.  So what foods must you avoid on nutrisystem? Because I just can’t figure this out.”

You’re right that nutrisystem is different from many diets in that it tries not to be overly restrictive.  It DOES allow foods that are normally off limits like pizza, burgers, pasta, desserts, and cheese.

But if you look closely, you’ll notice a couple of things.  First of all, many of the comfort type foods like the burgers and chips are baked instead of fried.  Nutrisystem strongly encourages you to avoid deep fat-fried foods.  Also, although some of the foods have cheese or cream sauces, these are used sparingly.   This is also true with the very fattening desserts.  Sure, they allow cake.  But the portion size is small and it’s been modified to lower in fat, calories, and sugar than you might otherwise expect.

Also, you’ll notice that they have no problem with you enjoying salad dressings, nuts, and other toppings, but they want for you to use the low fat versions and a reasonable serving size.

What’s one more omission you might see?  The lack of high glycemic breads, fruits and vegetables.  You won’t often see white foods that are highly glycemic. Although many vegetables are unlimited and many fruits are encouraged, the lower the fruit or vegetable is on the glycemic index, the more you can have of it.  Fruits and vegetables that are high on the glycemic index are metabolized like sugars or starches and are not diet-friendly.

That’s why they encourage you to have whole wheat or sourdough bread instead of white bread.  And it’s why you’re encouraged to have brown rice.  Your body processes it differently and gets more nutritional value out of it.  When your body consumes foods that are lower in carbs, your body has no choice but to burn fat since you’ve limited the carbs.

In short, nutrisystem is really generous about not restricting whole categories of foods.  You’re going to get your comfort foods, your snacks, and your desserts.  But they want you to use common sense and to keep your portion sizes and choices reasonable.  They want you to limit fried foods, highly starchy foods, foods with high sugar and with a high amount of fats.  They make this pretty easy for you by providing many of your foods, and guiding you about which grocery and restaurant meals are better choices when you are going out on your own.  The latest nutrisystem specials can be found here.

What Are You Supposed To Eat For Dinner On Nutrisystem?

July 21st, 2015

By: Ava Alderman:  Sometimes, I hear from people who assume that nutrisystem is like a couple of prepackaged diets where you eat the prepackaged meals a couple of times per day and then prepare your own dinner. Someone might say: “I think that you’re supposed to eat nutrisystem for breakfast, lunch, and snacks and then make your own healthy dinner.  But this is where I’m lost.  Where are their guidelines for what I’m supposed to prepare?  How many calories is it supposed to have? What types of foods am I supposed to use?  What are the guidelines?”

You might be surprised to know that nutrisystem is designed so that they provide your dinner for you. So, you actually don’t have to cook your own dinner.  They have many choices and I will go over some examples below.  But first, I want to say that I think that a lot of the confusion comes because you are probably assuming that you’re supposed to cook dinner so that you are combining fresh food with the prepackaged meals.  This is a smart assumption.  Because it’s true that nutrisystem does want you to take in fresh, healthful foods that are not prepackaged.  But this comes in the way of add ins that are eaten as side items or snacks.  You are asked to eat the diet meals that are provided to you, but to add in fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy with each meal so that you are getting fresh foods and nutrients.  You are given guidelines as to how much of each type of food you should have.  (You can see a guideline about this by following this link Nutrisystem.comand looking under “tools and community.”  That should make things much more clear.)

Now, onto the dinners.  Which type of dinners you have depends upon the package that you have chosen. For example, people on the basic or core plan won’t be choosing from the frozen line (where there are dinners like mushroom stuffed chicken breast, Salisbury steak with mac and cheese, and grilled chicken sausage with peppers.) But, there are a lot of other very nice dinner choices which don’t require you to pay extra for the select line.  Here are just some examples from the core and basic lines: chicken pot pie; chili with beans; italian flatbread pizza; hearty beef stew; mac and cheese; lasagna with meat sauce; mushroom risotto; meat loaf and mashed potatoes; stuffed shells; and a sloppy joe.  They have some fabulous dinner choices and you don’t have to do anything other than to heat them up.

So, you don’t really have to make huge dinner choices on nutrisystem.  You’re real choice is going to be which package or meal to pick and what fresh side to add in with it.  Here are the latest nutrisystem specials.  From there, you can decide which package is best for you. Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!

Doesn’t The Nutrisystem Plan Allow And Provide Snacks? Why Do I Have To Add Something In?

June 24th, 2015

By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from people who don’t understand why they have to add groceries to their nutrisystem meals when their package already came with desserts and snacks.  I might hear a question like this one: “I’ve been looking at the instructions on the nutrisystem website and I am kind of shocked that they want me to add in food with every meal.  Why am I having to eat snacks with each meal when nutrisystem provides me with snacks and desserts?  This just seems redundant.”

It might help to know that nutrisystem classifies the grocery additions differently than the snacks.   The idea of the groceries is that they provide fresh, healthful food, that when added to the prepackaged foods, make a very nutritionally complete meal.  It’s not a snack that you are taking in with these meals.  It is just adding something to complete the meal.  And, the serving sizes for these additions are extremely small.  It might be as simple as adding milk to the cereal (for a dairy add-in) or adding fruit to the top of your waffle.  This is very different from eating a separate snack. For example, the serving size for almonds used as a grocery addition is two tablespoons.  That’s pretty much a topping as opposed to a snack. For grapes, it is one cup.  If you’re having apples, it is one medium apple. For milk, it is one cup on the non-fat variety. These small additions simply complete your meal.

But this is very different than eating, say the nutrisystem popcorn, pretzels, or cheese puffs and as your daily snack.  Besides, having both the grocery additions and the snack / dessert option allows you to eat more so that you are not nearly as hungry. Many people resist grocery additions because they think that it takes more work and costs more money.  Honestly, it isn’t as difficult as people sometimes make it out to be.  Many times, you can use food you already have at home.  We are not talking about a lot of food here.  You probably already have low fat milk, cheese, and fruit for the rest of your family.  You probably already have yogurt and cottage cheese.  I don’t think that you need to make a special trip or buy a lot of additional items to make this work.  Because the serving sizes are pretty small and it is not specialty or expensive foods that they are asking for. Plus, it means that you are getting fresh food with every meal and are taking in a wide variety of different types of foods. The snacks provided by nutrisystem are meant to be a treat and to also allow you to eat between a meal if you are hungry. This is different from the groceries that you add in and at AT THE TIME of your meals.  I hope this article helped.  But having both snacks and the add ins really are for your benefit and they really do make the diet easier. You can see the latest nutrisystem coupons here. You can see the grocery guidelines on the nutrisystem website here: NutriSystem, Inc.

A Typical Day On Nutrisystem: Examples Of Foods, Exercises, Etc.

May 26th, 2015

By: Ava Alderman:  I sometimes hear from people who are very intrigued by or interested in the nutrisystem diet, but who just can’t envision how their lives would work once they were on it.  They might know that they eat some of the diet meals and some fresh groceries. And they might know that they should throw in some exercise.  But they don’t know how much of each component is required and when it is required.  They’d like to know what would be expected of them and what their experience might be like.  It’s hard to envision this unless you have some concrete examples.

So in the following article, I’ll outline an entire day on nutrisystem, including all major meals, snacks and dessert, plus exercise.

8:00am: Breakfast:  There are so many good choices for breakfast, but I have to pick just one. For the purposes of this article, I’m going to chose the biscotti bites.  They are fabulous and have over 500 positive reviews on the company’s website. (To keep things simple, I’m including only things from the core and basic menus.  There are some wonderful foods from the select / frozen line, but not every one is going to pay more money for them.  If you’re interested in what this offers, you can look at that menu on the nutrisystem website here Nutrisystem.com )

10:30: Midmorning snack – Let’s pick yogurt with fruit.  Here is where you’ll add in those groceries. A lot of people find it very helpful to combine different food groups in one snack.  In this example, you’re hitting the categories of both dairy and fruit.  Another example of combining two would be carrot sticks with low fat ranch dressing.

12:30 Lunch: Fettuccine Alfredo plus green salad.  I’ve chosen this because it’s one of the highest rated lunches that isn’t frozen.  The fettuccine comes from the diet and the salad is one of those fresh add ins that you’d provide yourself.

Exercise:  I find that this is a the time of day where many people can fit in 10 minutes of exercise (the daily 3 exercise plan on nutrisystem suggests 3 ten minute sessions, although you can complete this in any time chunks which are most convenient.  In this example, I’ll include power walking for ten minutes because most people will be at work here and this is something that requires no special equipment.

3:30: Afternoon snack: A nice option would be string cheese and tomato slices. Again, here’s an example of dairy and healthy fat plus a vegetable.

5:00 Exercise: Let’s pick biking.  I find it really best for my schedule to get the exercise out of the way at this point.  How much I’d do here depends on if I got anything done earlier in the day. If not, I’d set aside half an hour.  But in terms of this article, we did ten minutes at lunch, so we’d do twenty minutes here.  Again, they suggest three sessions of ten minutes each, but if one half hour session works better, that’s fine.

6:30 Dinner: Chicken pot pie with pear slices and cottage cheese.  The chicken pot pie comes from the diet.  The pear slices and cottage cheese would come from your grocery add ins.

7:00 Dessert.  The diet provides prepackaged desserts.  These are not part of the grocery add ins.  I’ll choose the chocolate cake simply because it’s fabulous and it’s a classic that most people like.  You could also have one of the diet snacks if you feel like that instead.

So there you have it. In this example, it’s 7:00 pm and all of your meal plus snack requirements plus exercise is out of the way, freeing you up to enjoy time on other things.  As you can hopefully see, this isn’t too difficult, and you’re eating pretty decent food as part of a normal life.  I hope this gives you an idea of what a typical day on nutrisystem might look like. Here’s the current nutriystem promotion: Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!