By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from people who have done their research on nutrisystem and have decided that this is the right diet for them. They are all excited and they usually want to start right away. But they are not sure how to do this.
Below, I’ll offer some easy and quick tips on how to quickly start nutrisystem and then to have success on it while avoiding some pitfalls.
Go To The Site And Spend Five Minutes Of Less Answering Questions To Customize Your Plan: If you go to the site () and look toward the middle of the page, you’ll see a little icon that says “build my plan” In order to use this in order to customize a plan just for you, you’ll need to answer some quick questions about your lifestyle, your likes and dislikes, your goals, and a description of your body as it is today. This only takes a few minutes and it is well worth it because it helps to customize a plan that is going to be a good fit. You pay for this service on some other diets, but it is free here so definitely take advantage of it.
Decide On Which Plan You Want To Go With And Use Specials: You’ll need to ask yourself a couple of questions in order to chose your best plan. If you are interested in the frozen meals, then the select line is probably going to be your choice. If you don’t want the frozen meals but still want to hand pick your foods, then the core package might be a good fit. If you are fine with the company giving you a selection of the most popular meals, then the cheapest plan, the basic, may work for you.
Whatever plan you chose, sometimes there are specials that save you a lot of money. In fact, sometimes, some plans are so discounted, people go with that plan because it is such a good deal. (In some cases, you can upgrade to the select line for not much more.) Either way, it makes sense to check to see if you can save some money before you make that purchase. You can find the latest coupons here.
Learn The Tools Before You Get Your Order: It doesn’t take too long for your order to arrive, but you will have some time between the time you place your order and when it arrives. Use this time to familiarize yourself with the support tools on the site. There is tons of useful stuff there and it is all free. Spend some time on the forums and you will pick up tips that will make your life easier. There are also recipes, grocery lists, and dining out guides, to name just a few things you can find. Again, this is all completely free. It makes sense to take advantage of everything that you can.
Clear Your Pantry: You don’t want to have to stare at forbidden foods once you start your diet. You’ll need to make room for your nutrisystem meals anyway. So clear your pantry and your refrigerator of things that you know you shouldn’t have. I believe that it’s very important to see results quickly. You don’t want to do (or eat) anything that is going to interfere with this.
Set Up Support And Exercise: You may want to tell your family or household what to expect. Your being on this diet shouldn’t really disrupt anyone’s life. You can still have meals for your family and eat right. It is very doable and again, the website has tips from people already on the diet about making it all work.
If you look and are willing to receive feedback, you can receive support from folks on the forums, but you may also want a friend or family member to be a face to face support system also. Many couples or friends lose weight together and this is very effective.
This is only my opinion, but I found it helpful to start incorporating gentle and moderate exercise before starting with the food. Because I’d already started to see some results, I was excited to add the food and I was less likely to cheat since I was putting in the work for the exercise. Plus, it can enhance your results and keep your excitement and momentum going.