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Can You Eat Avocados On Nutrisystem?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from people who have gotten into the habit of eating a particular fattening food in their day to day life. So, when the time comes that they need to go on a diet, they are worried about having to break this habit. And many times, they genuinely enjoy the food and the ritual of preparing it and they do not want to give it up.

An example of one type of food is avocados. Luckily, this food does have a good deal of nutritional value. It’s not like breads, desserts, or processed foods that are mostly empty calories. It contains very healthy fats, is high in fiber, and is full of vitamins. But the problem is that it is very high in those healthy fats. Like nuts and dark chocolate, this is a food that is healthy for you but that should be used in moderation, especially when you are dieting.

I might get a comment like: “are avocados even allowed on nutrisystem? The problem is that I love guacamole. I eat it regularly. I know that I might have to modify it and make a healthier version, but I don’t want to stop eating it altogether.”

The good news is that you can eat avocados on nutrisystem. The bad news is that you have to have a little moderation. This food is listed in the “other” category. Unlike some categories like smart carbs and power fuels, the “other” category is a little more restricted. You are allowed to have three servings in the “other” category every day. And while avocado is a food that is allowed under this category, the serving size is one tablespoon of it as long as its pureed. If you are eating the whole fruit, then you can have one eighth of the fruit.

This might not seem like a lot, but keep in mind that you get three of these per day, so long as you aren’t going to want to eat anything else in this “other” category. I think if you were flexible, you could make small servings of guacamole with this set up. If you used a simple recipe that used tomatoes and onions, all of these things are allowed on the diet. Sure, the serving of the avocados themselves would be small, but you have to expect that on a diet.  You could load up on the tomatoes and onions without any problem.  These compromises aren’t horrible, I don’t think. And you wouldn’t want to do anything that might slow your results. But, you’d still have your fix and would still get to eat one of your favorite foods on a regular basis.  Here is the latest nutrisystem special: Get 40% off every order + Free bars & Shakes and FREE SHIPPING!