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Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: West Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Living In: Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
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Seriously thinking about Nurtisystem. Has anyone tried it? What did you think?

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Last updated: Jan. 30, 2013 8:45 pm
Posted: Jan. 30, 2013 6:10 am
 
Commented by: Bibi
Jan. 30, 2013 6:53 am
I notice there seems to be a S.O. in your photo. Will you have to make two dinners, one for you and a different one for him? Or, will he be joining you in this eating style?
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Brooke129
Jan. 30, 2013 7:19 am
He plans on just "fending for himself"...hahaha Prob frozen pizza and sandwiches. I told him I wasn't going to do it if I had to cook a separate meal.
 
Commented by: Rohnda
Jan. 30, 2013 6:54 am
Never tried it. I would put my money towards some good walking shoes and research on line for good nutritional diets. It's cheaper and you'd get results if you followed the guidelines. Good luck with what ever you do!
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Brooke129
Jan. 30, 2013 7:19 am
I've been walking and nothing is coming off. :(
 
Commented by: Judy in Delaware
Jan. 30, 2013 6:55 am
My husband and I both tried it about 5 years ago, Brooke. It worked better for him than for me for some reason. But at that time the food was horrible. Seriously. Had to doctor it up with herbs and spices quite a bit. I lost 35 pounds using Weight Watchers, though. And, their program taught me how to eat right, to boot. I've kept my weight between 120-125 so it works! Maybe Nutrisystem's food is better now....don't know about that. Good luck. Perserverance!!!!
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Brooke129
Jan. 30, 2013 7:20 am
Yes, I have done WW, and liked it, but I was trying to eliminate cooking 2 dinners....my hubby is not a very healthy eater. :/
 
Commented by: Cactus Rose
Jan. 30, 2013 7:15 am
I've read that Jenny Craig food tastes the best. Men generally lose weight faster than women because women have an extra layer of fat to enable child birth. There's really no need to spend all that money on mail order food. I lost 60 lbs in only 4 months and have kept it off. Breakfast, 2 scrambled eggs. Lunch, cottage cheese and fruit. Dinner, any meat or fish you want, in whatever quantity you want, veggies and a salad. Bedtime snack was one slice of toast with about 1/2 tsp of honey and a cup of tea. If you really need a snack during the day, eat a small apple. Put a music or exercise video on and dance your fanny off for at least 30 minutes a day.
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Brooke129
Jan. 30, 2013 7:21 am
Yeah, I am beginning to lean more towards just doing something like that anyway....the NS food is expensive!
 
Maggi
Jan. 30, 2013 7:39 am
I really would rather do WW or Cactus Rose's suggestion. Never heard a good thing about the expensive food - and I would rather choose my own foods...Good Luck.
 
irayd8 no more!
Jan. 30, 2013 7:44 am
DIL ordered it -it was horrible! Freeze dried, vacuum packed (the hot dog was scary) She gave it all to me and I started an emergency "get out of dodge" box. I figure that stuff will last for years! Studies show WW is the best, you learn better habits and you can cook for others, just make more for them.
 
lisa
Jan. 30, 2013 7:48 am
I'm jumping on the WW bandwagon too. If you've done it, you know what you have to do. If eating the prepared meals will be easier for you & you don't mind spending the money, you can always stock up on WW Smart Ones & Lean Cuisines, otherwise take a day or 2 & cook up a bunch of healthy meals & freeze in individual portions for quick grab meals(figure points ahead of time & write it w/a sharpie on the container before freezing-it washes right off). We could help come up w/ideas! Lots of people on here are either doing WW now or have in the past.
 
KOALAGIRL
Jan. 30, 2013 7:50 am
I tried Nutrisystem when QVC offered it a couple of years ago. Blech. The food is really not good. I'm on WW now and after 16 weeks, I've lost 30.4 lbs. Granted, it's all about eating healthy foods, portion control and exercise. That combination will work for you, Brooke, I promise. And your beau can benefit from your healthier cooking too. It's much easier to cook for two than one. Good luck!
 
What's for dinner, mom?
Jan. 30, 2013 8:17 am
WW all the way for me! Lost lots of weight after 5th baby. It is good, healthy food YOU prepare yourself or learn to estimate while eating out. My doctor approved of it over any other "lifestyle" change. Your boyfriend wont have any idea he is eating healthy and you wont have to cook 2 meals. Like anything else - it is hard getting started but once you get the hang of it it becomes second nature! Been over 10 years and I still use the basic principals of WW - I just don't have to think about it as much.
 
Bibi
Jan. 30, 2013 8:21 am
Yes, WW for me, too, had my second class yesterday. I can cook for myself, DH and DS at the same time. They get larger portions, more starch, but I only cook once. They can have PBJ's if they don't want what I fix! Their waistlines aren't perfect either.
 
What's for dinner, mom?
Jan. 30, 2013 8:33 am
LOL, Bibi! My DH lost 35 lbs while "I dieted"! He never knew what hit him! HAHAHAHA
 
Connie-O
Jan. 30, 2013 8:36 am
I did nutrisystem a few years ago and it worked.....for awhile. I got bored with the food and the weight went back on. 18 months ago I joined weight watchers wearing an 18W size jeans. Today I'm wearing a 12. I agree about investing your money in a good pair of walking shoes. Hubby & I do our own thing for breakfast and lunch, and I cook a healthy dinner we both can enjoy. Good luck with this.
 
Jacolyn
Jan. 30, 2013 8:47 am
I have to recommend WW too! I lost 30 pounds a few years ago after following it for a few months. There is no reason to cook 2 meals, because you can have the same thing as your husband (just less). There are a ton of delicious recipes that are low in points, and your husband would never even know that they are a bit lower in calories. Oh, and don't forget that plenty of exercise, especially cardio (at least 4-5 days a week), is best. You should have your heart rate up for at least 45 minutes when you do cardio.
 
What's for dinner, mom?
Jan. 30, 2013 8:52 am
I think you will have lost of support here, Brooke! Many have WW experience. :)
 
What's for dinner, mom?
Jan. 30, 2013 8:53 am
Oh! And check your health insurance - many have programs that reimburse you your sign up fees!
 
manella
Jan. 30, 2013 9:24 am
Brooke,i do what Cactus Rose does,plus i joined the YMCA,zumba is fun,and the water exerices are good also.I also have a dog,so we walk every day.I live in the country,so not much walking in the winter.Wishing you all the luck,and here's hoping we all come out winners in our weight loss.
 
Blender Woman
Jan. 30, 2013 11:30 am
15 months ago, I decided to eat more fruits and vegetables. Per my physical at the drs. I decided to cut back sugar to 12gr a day, the recommended daily serving, and watch foods high in cholesterol butter, cream, ice cream, meat fat, full fat cheese. Sodium, esp. from canned foods also is good to watch. I lost 40 lbs so far and still losing slowly. I found the easiest way to eat more fiber was using my blender. I also started doing yoga everyday. There is no quick fix that is permanent. Eat a certain amount of reasonable calories a day, 1200-1500, eat more whole foods, and do some type of activity you like everyday. You are welcome to view my page. This site has tons of healthy recipes. Many are quick to make too. I agree with the others.
 
What's for dinner, mom?
Jan. 30, 2013 12:14 pm
Here is a link to some WW crock pot meals:http://www.laaloosh.com/?s=croc+pot&x=0&y=0
 
Brooke129
Jan. 30, 2013 2:04 pm
Thanks for all the help! I think I've decided against NS....I think I can slip back into WW without a big problem and like you guys said..if the hubby and son don't want what I cook, they can fend for themselves! :)
 
Cheryl's Cooking Now!
Jan. 30, 2013 2:12 pm
Just like others have mentioned; cut out fattening foods and increase more fruits and veggies and walk! or dance! Good luck!
 
Cheryl's Cooking Now!
Jan. 30, 2013 2:13 pm
Drink plenty of water!!!
 
Commented by: Thisni Caza
Jan. 30, 2013 8:45 pm
I read in an article on healthy eating habits/dieting: use the frozen dinners (like Lean Cuisine) for a week or two to get an idea of portions. (I guess I eat a lot cuz I would starve on those portions!! Guess that's explains where those extra pounds came from!) But save the containers to make up your own dinners to take to work and/or freeze. I've never done Nutri-System but I would be concerned about the quality of the food and if it has any additives. I guess I just can't imagine eating all that packaged food. But that's just me....
 
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