Monday, April 11, 2016

Nutrisystem Week 1 Update #NSNation

This past week was my first week on Nutrisystem.  I chose to go on the program because I wasn't feeling too great about myself lately.  When I looked in the mirror, I wasn't happy with what I saw and knew I had to make a change.  I've heard excellent things about the program in the past and thought it could be the answer I was looking for.

My Nutrisystem food is a mixture of shelf stable foods and frozen foods.  The best part about this diet plan is that you can still eat pasta, pizza, and even dessert! I don't love every option sent to me, but not everyone will it's expected.  Some of the meal choices look fantastic including chocolate sundaes for dessert, flatbread pizza's and soups for lunch, along with pancakes and French toast for breakfast! You can have snacks throughout the day like cookies, pretzels, and even bars.

Nutrisystem muffin for breakfast

My first day on the program really wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.  When diet day rolls around you normally dread it, but I embraced it this time.  I do think positive thinking is the key to success.  If you think positively, you'll be able to reach your goals.  I had a blueberry muffin for breakfast and then about 2 1/2 hours later I felt very weak and thought it might be a good time to have a shake.

Flatbread pizza

For the first week, you're supposed to have a Turbo Shake between breakfast and lunch, and then between lunch and dinner.  It's what Nutrisystem calls "bootcamp week." The chocolate (yum!) shakes were actually really delicious and I had no problem drinking them.  Make sure you drink the Turbo Shakes icy cold because they taste best that way.  A wonderful bonus of these shakes is that they made my hunger weakness go away and I was able to feel better.

I try to choose the dinner options that sound the most filling so I won't think about eating again after dinner.  My first day ended with the chicken pot pie.  Can you believe that you can have chicken pot pie on a diet? It was delicious and I loved the flaky crust on top.  I ate dinner early around 5 pm because I was hungry, but I was full the rest of the night! I was very surprised.  My dinner was paired with some steamed green beans.

Turbo shake

If you're a person who is used to eating large portions, the portions sizes for Nutrisystem will be an adjustment for you.  You're allowed to have 4 servings of non-starchy veggies per day, and I chose to have green beans and carrots.  I wasn't sure what non-starchy vegetables were but your diet plan booklet informs you.  It was surprising to see all of the vegetables that weren't approved like peas.  I'm a huge lover of veggies to begin with so this was easy for me to enjoy.

Chicken pasta parmesan

The biggest struggle for me so far is drinking enough water.  You're supposed to have 64 oz of water per day, which is a lot! I do drink water during the day, but not nearly that much. The water helps with your weight loss so try to drink as much as you can.  I've bought flavoring for my water to give it the boost I need.

During this week, I was only able to go to the gym twice.  I am a stay-at-home mom and only able to go to the gym when my toddler goes to sleep at night.  I am pleased to report that I have lost 2 lbs my first week! This is great success for me.

I feel very satisfied with how my first week went and I can't wait to continue to update you on my Nutrisystem journey.

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*DISCLOSURE* I am receiving NutriSystem for 3 months in exchange for blogging about my weight-loss journey.  

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