By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from people who are fully aware that they have a long weight loss journey ahead of them. They’d like to make the process easier by trying one of the prepackaged diets where the work is mostly done for you. But many wonder if this is going to get the job done when there is so much weight to be lost.
I might hear someone say: “honestly, I have over one hundred pounds to lose. I’d like to try nutrisystem but I don’t know if it would work for someone in my situation. Does nutrisystem make a program for someone such as myself? If so, how does it work? Does someone like me get less food? Is the diet more severe, considering the high amount of weight that must be lost?”
It is my understanding that nutrisystem is designed to work for all dieters, although the amount of time on the diet will vary. You may want to confirm this by contacting the company on their website. (Here’s a link to the website, which will explain more in depth how the diet works and how long it might take: Get Fast 5 Plus and lose 5 lbs in your first week!
And, it’s my understanding that the diet is the same regardless of your starting weight. What I mean by this is that someone who has one hundred pounds to lose doesn’t get different food than someone with thirty pounds to lose. Nor are there more meal times for the thinner person.
Essentially, every one uses the diet as directed (three meals per day plus fresh food add ins as well as desserts and snacks.) There is no commitment with this program. Most people order their food by the month and then if they still have weight to lose when their food is getting ready to run out, then they will order some more.
Obviously, if you have more weight to lose, then you are going to place more orders than someone with just a nominal weight to lose. But, the diet works in the same way, with the same number of meals and snacks. Sure, you may well be on the diet for a longer period of time because it will take you more weeks and months of weight loss to meet your goal. But you would participate in the program like anyone else.
Sometimes, I find that people have hesitations when they are in this situation with a long weight loss journey ahead. They psyche themselves out before they even start, thinking that the diet won’t work for them. It doesn’t have to be this way. Sure, it won’t be immediate. But like with anything else, you put one foot in front of the other and you take it one day at a time. Eight pounds lost in one month might be sixteen pounds the next month and it may be almost 96 months over the course of a year. So that in twelve months, you’d have entirely new body and likely a life that looks a little different than it does right now.