NutriSystem Leaves a Bad Taste in Many Mouths

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NS has a program that allows me to pick and choose my favorites so I want to enjoy the food I like at smaller portions and learn to snack well. JoW Super Duper Member. But it can be frustrating at times when you get people that really just don't get it that they're the ones with the problem, not the diet. I just began the program and have lost 8 pounds. I got gas on day 2 it lasted 2 days then vanished and hasnt come back. It all depends on how much water weight you were carrying to begin with as it can vary a lot between people.

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I don't know the answers to these questions. While I think most people on NutriSystem might probably be consuming less fructose than the average person, I would not be surprised if fructose is eventually removed from the ingredients. For more on fructose, see this video from NutritionFacts. I am not sure why.

This sweetener is also known as lo han or lo han guo. It has zero calories and is over times sweater than sugar. For a run down of various natural and artificial sweeteners, see this article from Nutrition Action. I used chocolate flavor for my taste test, although Nutrisystem also has coffee and vanilla flavors. When you tear open the packet, I could smell the chocolate when I brought it close to my nose. I did as directed — except I mixed the contents for 10 seconds using my Vitamix.

My opinion is that I liked the taste. The shake was not thick or watery. It was not gritty either. It had a light chocolate taste that I thought was pretty tasty. When I drank all of the shake, there was no significant product left at the bottom of the glass either. The picture to the right shows what it looked like when I made it. I also used the glass that was included when I purchased the shakes. I think it did for about minutes or so.

I believe the effect was greater when I mixed it with 10 oz of water. It still tasted good when I mixed it with 10 oz of cold water. I believe the appetite reducing effects of the shake are the result of the volume of liquid used, along with the fibers and protein mentioned above.

Do you have to mix it with water? One could mix it with milk, almond milk, flax-seeds, etc. While this can adjust the taste, just remember that this will also increase the calories of the Nutrisystem shake. The same shake can be used by both men and women. While there may be differences in how men and women metabolize supplements, I am not aware of any evidence that the shake works differently in men.

I expect it to work the same in both genders. While I'm not aware of any studies comparing weight loss in those who only used the NutrisiSystem shakes verses those using the shakes in addition to the whole Nutrisystem program, my guess is that in those who ate fewer calories, drinking the shakes alone could lead to some weight loss. Keep in mind that this is the same logic with any weight loss shake too. The shakes help by substituting a lower calorie meal for a higher calorie meal we might normally eat.

Yes, the ingredients list above mentions soy protein isolate. This makes up some of the protein in the shake. There is no caffeine in the Nutrisystem shake. That's good especially those who are sensitive to caffeine. There are many ingredients in the NutriSystem shake but as far as I can tell, 3 ingredients appear to have the most evidence to help weight loss. I present these for those who are on a budget and want to do a little bit of experimenting to try to make their own homemade weight loss shake.

Another option is to try using a ready made fiber supplement like Metamucil. See my Metamucil review for more on that. I believe the Nutrisystem shake is safe especially if it's used in addition to eating real food. In other words, I feel it's safe as long as people don't just use the shakes to replace all the food they eat. Overall, I don't see the shakes causing problems in the vast majority of people use use them. That said, it's wise to consult ones primary care doctor first in cases of:.

Nutrisystem also warns not to use the shakes in conjunction with a very low calorie diet whcih they define as calories per day unless supervised by your doctor. This is likely because this low amount of calories likely stops people from getting enough nutrients and is not safe for most people. In those who try to make their own homemade weight loss shake, I prefer konjac powder over the capsules. Konjac fiber swells in size when it comes in contact with liquid.

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I object to any commercial for prescription meds. Most other first world nations prohibit these, and the US should too. How about public service ads instead that tell you to seek medical help if you have X symptoms -- not a money-grubbing ad telling you they have a magic pill for you The Brooke Shield commercial doesn't bother me one bit I have one chair that the mechanism brok 16 years after I bought it.

I can see her with that furniture The ones that bother me the most are indeed the weight loss commercials I doubt that she even lost weight using the product. She was probably eating other chef prepared food. I'm ashamed to admit I tried Nutrisystem several years ago. It was absolute garbage. I finally threw it all in the trash.

Honestly, it was not fit for human consumption IMO. A childhood friend could not get to a good weight until she saw an MD who examined her, then brought her into his office to say, "WHY are you so fat? That certainly got her attention -- and some people on the KT thought it was a terrible thing for a doctor to say.

But she was fat, and there was a reason. It was a habit learned in childhood, when her silent, introverted, and overweight father would share a gallon of ice cream with his little girl before bedtime. It was a 'ritual' that replaced the real emotional tie he couldn't manage to show any other way. Once she understood, she said it was as though a light came on, and she started dropping those anxiety-insulating pounds. My son helped edit a commercial for another diet guru.

What a bad message to send. All this makes me glad, I don't watch hardly any TV. It is off right now.

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