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: ) 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.