How many calories can you eat a day?
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According to the company, the programs provide about 2, milligrams of sodium daily. The foods you buy on your own may add to the total. And you may get fewer calories than you're used to. You pick your foods from the choices Nutrisystem offers. There are foods to choose from their most extensive plan "Uniquely Yours.
You can buy a day shipment of food that the company selects, or you can choose each individual item yourself. You can sign up for a meal plan intended for women, men, vegetarians, people with diabetes, or anyone older than You hardly have to cook, since most Nutrisystem foods either are ready to eat or only need heating. But some items that you buy from the grocery store, like vegetables and fish, may involve more preparation.
Nutrisystem suggests you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily. You can break this up into three minute periods throughout the day. There are meal plans for vegetarians and people with diabetes. But the program does not have plans for people following a vegan diet.
And it doesn't allow for certain food allergies including soy or peanut allergies , and it's not gluten-free. The cost varies based on things like the plan you choose -- such as for women or men, vegetarians, older adults, or people with diabetes. The program has an online community and web-based tools, as well as help by phone. You may face a challenge when you go off the program and have to make more food choices on your own. The program provides information on how to do this.
Controlling calories and portions and eating regular meals is a healthy formula that should result in weight loss while on the plan.
It can be harder to make the transition to eating "real food" when you get closer to your weight-loss goal and don't rely on meals already made for you. Overall the diet is healthy for people with conditions like heart disease , high blood pressure , high cholesterol , and diabetes. Meals are low in sodium, saturated fats , and trans fats , and include high-fiber whole grains, smart carbs, healthy fats , lean protein, and a wide variety of foods. The Nutrisystem diet is the ultimate in convenience.
Every dieter is assigned a counselor to help track their goals and answer any questions. My counselor, Jamie, was very friendly and called to check up on me every week. I found the counseling to be useless after all my questions had been answered.
It was easy for me to stay focused since I was both being paid to follow the diet and because I had thousands of readers rooting for me.
But Jamie said that many of her clients that have a harder time keeping away from extra calories, need her both for positive reinforcement and for oversight. Never have I eaten so healthily in my entire life.
I emptied a refrigerator full of fresh fruits and vegetables, nonfat and low-fat milk and milk products and whole-wheat bread. Especially considering how little you get and its quality. I'm going to put on my maturity cap for a moment while I discuss the sometimes embarrassing gas and diarrhea the diet gave me. Jamie said that often when people first get on the diet, their body has an abnormal reaction to the new regimen. But the gas and diarrhea persisted off and on throughout.
I'm convinced it was my body's reaction to their strange foods rather than the fewer calories. Other dieters on NutriSystem's forums complain of the same symptoms. While it wasn't harsh enough to completely scare me off the diet, it was unpleasant to be sure.
NutriSystem may want to consider the calories found in Pepto-Bismol for future consumers. This is both a pro and a con. While the food was edible, almost none of it was excellent. I wouldn't encourage anyone not on a diet or not committed to losing weight to try any dish. The foods also lacked any sort of freshness. If you enjoy the finer flavors of fresh fish and other lean meats or home-cooked nutrition, this is not the diet for you.
While NutriSystem's meals are healthy and well-balanced, they are all pre-packaged and have mammoth ingredient lists that contain countless unpronounceables. While many of those strange ingredients are no doubt used to keep the unfrozen foods from spoiling, they don't appear to be doing much in the freshness department. I should also note that this diet is not very ecologically friendly. Because everything comes in wrappers and handy plastic and cardboard containers, my trash output for the last month easily tripled.
As many readers have complained, NutriSystem often swaps meals in their orders. Because people are surely going to hate some of NutriSystem's foods, this can be very annoying. But Jamie said that if anything is swapped and you don't like NutriSystem's replacement, to call your counselor and NutriSystem will send it to you free of charge, and even let you keep the food you didn't order.
She said she had one customer who had all 54 of her monthly desserts swapped because she wanted just one every day of the diet and the warehouse happened to be out of it. Jamie said NutriSystem sent her a box of 54 of the desserts she had originally requested. Overall, the diet definitely works. I surpassed my weight loss goal and I feel good. If one follows this diet closely, they will be eating healthy and surely lose significant weight.
The diet also taught me a lot about eating healthy, portion control and good kinds of calories versus bad. For the right people, I would suggest this diet. First, you need fairly deep pockets since it costs so much. You also have to be committed, which I suppose the payment for the plan already indicates. Finally, you have to be willing to cut out alcohol and dining which in my case meant much of my social life.
The diet would probably also be good for people who have shown prior commitment to diets but because of no real boundaries, didn't achieve their goals. With NutriSystem, your daily calorie intake fluctuates very little and as long as you follow their strictly defined daily planner, you're sure to burn off some calories. However, because the diet is so strict, there's almost no adjustment for different lifestyles.