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By week ten, I was still enjoying all the food and health benefits of Nutrisystem. I still had 10lbs to lose to reach my goal but I started getting discouraged. My weight loss had slowed down. I even gained a pound. Due to financial struggles, I was afraid I would have to cut back on my Nutrisystem food orders.
I was averaging a 1 to 2 lbs weight loss and that was a healthy normal. I decided to measure instead of weigh. Then there was still the money issue.
There were other saving options out there as well, like a Nutrisystem promo code for existing customers. By the 3rd month, I had lost even more weight and people were starting to notice. I was getting a lot of compliments. I bagged up the clothes and donated them to the local Good Will.
The weight loss is real to me now. Let me give you some brief Nutrisystem food reviews. Every month I would log onto my Nutrisystem account. From the menu options, I would pick 28 foods of my choice for each of the four meals which included breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. The choices were easy as I loved almost everything they offer. The plan I chose, which is the Core plan, only includes the shelf foods instead of the frozen varieties.
I got to have delicious foods such as doughnuts, pancakes, chocolate muffins, pizza, hamburger, chicken and even cake and brownies. With all the choices, it never gets boring.
The meats in the shelf items are conveniently packed in a vacuum sealed wrap but were tender and taste like they are right out of the deli. With so many varieties, I ate something different each day of the week. It was just perfectly pre-portioned meals to keep me on a healthy track.
The food contains no trans fats, and it's low in sodium. And the carbs it contains are of low glycemic index. This is why Nutrisystem food prevents fatique, reduces your appetite, keeps you fuller and energized for longer. It's safe for diabetics, too. As you will probably read in other Nutrisystem weight loss reviews, the taste is not the only thing great about Nutrisystem foods.
Each meal is individually wrapped with cooking instructions which made it easy to toss in my purse and go to work. Some of the meals are easy enough to eat while in the car. When I hear people talk about that pound cake they made the other night or watching those Tasty videos on Facebook, I am not fazed.
I stopped going to buffets and doughnut shops. I do not have the appetite for those places any longer. People have asked me how do I stick to the diet during holidays or when family decides to go out to eat.
But I can say I now have control. I allowed myself to enjoy all the foods that were offered. However, since being on Nutrisystem, I have a pretty good idea on the right foods to stay clear of, and how big of portions I should have. I even enjoyed some bacon, a piece of cheese cake and a peep.
The day after that Easter, I was nervous about stepping on the scales. A few weeks later, I had a birthday and, well, you know how that goes. I ate cake but just a small piece. It was somewhat of a struggle, but again, I have learned to eat small portions. The biggest struggle was everyone trying to get me to eat more. People think that since you lost a few pounds, you can go back to eating the way you used too. Then there was a trip to the beach.
I snacked on lots of fruit and veggies. I felt good about myself. The weight loss slowed down. Sixteen weeks had passed. It had been a fun journey. My weight loss had slowed down to losing an average on one pound a week. It was better than a gain. I wished to lose more. I called and talked to a Nutrisystem counselor. I was eating every three hours. It seems like a lot of food but the snacks are tiny. Small amounts of healthy foods. My weight loss stalled for a couple weeks.
I was warned this could happen but I was still a little discouraged. I called a Nutrisystem counselor again. They are always so helpful. They suggested I change things up a bit. The also advised me to eat more. I was also advised to make sure I drink enough water. My weight loss took off again and the pounds started dropping again.
Who knew that more is sometimes less? The hardest thing for me to give up when I started Nutrisystem was bacon.
I would eat five or six pieces without even thinking about it. I am actually allowed two slices of bacon a day as a power fuel on the Nutrisystem plan but I chose to stay completely away from it. For me to eat bacon would be like giving an alcoholic a sip of wine. I also missed sitting down to a shared meal with my husband, but that has gotten better as he is fine with just a salad while I enjoy a healthy Nutrisystem pizza.
Which is awesome by the way. I continued enjoying the Nutrisystem foods and never got tired of them. I found ways to apply my vegetables to my meals in creative ways such as adding spinach or olives to my Nutrisystem pizza or adding spaghetti squash to my Nutrisystem meatballs. The options are never ending. Does Nutrisystem weekends off work? Yes, it does work. With this plan, I picked 20 days of meals instead of 28 which left me to defend for myself two days a week.
To transition off of Nutrisystem, I needed to learn to apply my own foods to my diet that are equivalent to Nutrisystem meals. It took seven months for me to reach my goal. I am so excited. I am convinced that Nutrisystem is more than a cute commercial. It really does work! It took a lot of dedication, determination and discipline to get where I am. It helps when you have support. Again, my husband has been my biggest support. I have had a lot of positive effects from my weight loss so far.
Instead she was surprised at my over all health. She asked me how I lost the weight and said she will be suggesting the Nutrisystem diet to her overweight patients. My vitals were perfect and my blood work results came back perfect except I was low on vitamin D. One of the biggest concerns I hear from others about the Nutrisystem plan is the cost.
Honestly, I said the same thing in the beginning, then I did the math. With Nutrisystem it goes to neither. There are ways to save on the cost. I feel pretty dumb right now and broke, and hungry!! Well, they say you learn something everyday and I have met my qutoa for the year!! Believe it or not it works, just not as fast as they claim.
She loses around 1 pound a week. The good news, my wife has lost 30 Lbs since joining. I have been doing QWL for 14 weeks and am down 52 pounds with 18 more to go. Yes, the supplements and office visits are required but if you know how to use a search engine you can find the exact same products elsewhere for a lot less.
But, I feel it has been worth it. The food outside of the suppliments is easy, but limited. You cam be creative with everything you're allowed to eat but i just stick to a daily meal plan that works for me. I don't really eat the daily fruit that i'm allowed because it seems counter -intuitive. The problem I think that the OP had was that when it says 8oz of grilled chicken, then you only eat 8oz! Portion control folks, portion control.
If you can't lose weight on this program by yourself then you need to see a doctor because there is something else wrong. I believe that almost every diet you go on and stick to you will lose weight.
Anyone with an overweight problem has been there and done that. This diet is the worst one with false advertising that i have ever seen. Well I have faithfully followed this diet and yes I have lost weight however, i lost 11 pounds in 10 weeks, that is not pounds?
The centers put you down and blame everything on you. The diet is expensive and works better for men and very overweight people. When you walk into the center it has a chalk board with the biggest weight losses each week, down 18, down 10, down 6 etc. The center knew I wanted to loose 19 pounds and they said oh yes, 10 weeks, well they will try and get me for the extra money but i will not fall for their tricks.
Go to weight watchers if you want a nice slow weight loss. They are mean and make you feel bad. Buyer beware you have to buy their supplements but can purchase them on other web sites cheaper.
If you do purchase them elsewhere you have broken the contract and when your time is over they will not help you I had 70 lbs. After losing only 10 pounds in 3 weeks, which i thought was fine, my "counselors" kept insisting i must be cheating, and i was not!
I had to explain to them that being female and post-menopausal was going to make it slower for me. I had to explain this to them?
They are not professionals, not even intelligent or compassionate. Even though my counselor said she was a nurse! I paid top dollar for their program, but watched while the counselors all woman would fawn all over the male clientele.
Their so-called pep talks to me made me feel worse about myself. I guess i wasn't losing the weight quickly enough for them.
I walked away from their over-priced, over-hyped program. And notice their spokespeople who have been through their program are all male and are given a much reduced in price or free program.
Save your money and go to Weight Watchers - where they know everyone loses weight at different rates, won't charge you an exboritant fee, don't load you up on their carb blockers and other supplements, and will not accuse you of not following the program.
My SIL lost over 70 lbs. I did follow it and lost 26 lbs. But I do agree that their attitude is a very hard sell attitude. Maybe it is a requirement to have experience selling used cars , They should be up front with how much it costs BEFORE someone decides if they want to try it.
That would force the cost down cause people would just be walkin out. I have read so many times that people felt pressured or trapped into it. With the money they charge, they could afford a national website so clients can communicate with each other.
So why isn't there one? Why wouldn't they want clients communicating with each other? What are they doing with that extra money?
It's almost a shame the diet works so well, cause that initial cost and the continued pressure to buy more of this or that "on sale" I think people who get wind of the initial costs don't even give this diet another thought because of cost alone. That is a shame cause it could be helping so many more people than it is.
A personal food complaint I had was I am not a big fan of chicken They didn't like it, but I ate beef more often than is on the plan. While it seems that a variety of the ppl who posted comments had a horrible experience with QWLC. I joined the program today. I had a very nice and informative counselor who explained in great detail the cost associated with the plan and the need to follow the diet guidelines.
She further explained that in lieu of taking supplements you could add exercise to the program. The supplements to speed up the weight loss but is not necessary for the weight loss. I feel bad that most of you had a negative experience, but so far mine has been positive. Guess I will find out for sure in 30days. Guess what, I've lost 35 lbs and my health is better than ever. I took a hiatus from exercise and combat sports to heal a sports hernia, and I didn't exercise for the first 6 weeks of the program and still I've lost an avg 4 lbs a week.
I can understand how people feel pushed, it's a high pressure sales world. Read the fine print, nobody forces you to sign anything. Nobody takes the money from your wallet. How about you take some responsibility about the matter? It's not a magic pill, it takes time. And I love it there. Guess what, I don't work there. I look around and see my friends and myself who've used QWLC and I see a bunch of people that have had their lives transformed by the program.
I can understand being overweight, been that way my whole life, but I'm not going to feel sorry for someone who is not up to the task.
Like I've always said It's up to you to stay disciplined, not the salespeople. Well, so far so bad. I was lured in by an ad on a Christian radio station. Thought it meant they were an honest, upfront group. I was a home client being too far from any centers, and was supposed to receive everything by mail within a week. It came 2 wks later.
Well, a few pages came enabling me to do the 3 day prep and the follow up maintainance phase and nothing in between!. I called both my initial contact person, the director, Brooke, and my 'counselor' Olivia; both of whom were highly resistant to my very polite suggestions about increasing their initial veracity on cost, and on the fact that I did not receive much of what they said was in the initial mailing. Olivia subtly implied that I was not being honest. Now, what reason would I have to lie about that?
Olivia was a 'new yorker' no offense, New Yorkers! She was rude and inconsiderate; a long way from the encouraging, supportive and motivating personality I was promised! I am a nurse practitioner, and I understood completely, early on, that this is virtually the south beach or modified Atkins diet. It will work, but not because of QWLC. I'm going to follow it myself and not bother contacting the center again, for any downer 'pep talks' or high pressure sales talks on what imperative products I supposedly 'need' costing so much more than disclosed.
Innumerable times I was promised phone calls, products, information and triweekly phone counseling; none of which materialized. I'll lose the weight because we are capable, strong people who can do this without the coersion and deceit of QWLC.
Save your hard-earned money, buy a copy of either the Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet, buy quality herbal appetite suppressants and vitamins, find an encouraging friend to be your 'counselor', Get a Wee Fit it'll ultimately cost you less and be more fun and effective!
You can more readily lose this weight without QWLC, than with them. I know you can do this!!! No chocolate for me! LOL I read everything, asked lots of questions and understood that the sign up cost was basically for counseling. And let's face it, most of us who need to lose weight NEED counseling I had tried all sorts of diets and WW I always was good for about 10 lbs, because that diet did not teach me to eat healthy QWLC was perfect for me because I would see a counselor 3 times a week who would chastize me for straying.
I needed that, I needed to be accountable to someone. I had an addiction to overcome I lost 32 lbs in 4 months In reality I lost 3 lbs a week, because I froze my account a couple of times to go on a cruise and other summer travels.
On those weeks, I neither gained nor lost, which was superb because I always gain 6lbs while crusing. One of the greatest things about having those mandatory visits, is that you really pay attention to how you are following your diet plan.
The counselor would offer great suggestions to help when I would have only lost 2 or 2. I also felt that I needed the 'verbal punishment' many of you mention. Who complains about their drill sargeant? Or more closely related, the Biggest Loser trainers? They are not always peaches and cream I did not take the appetite suppressants, unless I felt the need to, so whenever I did buy them, they lasted forever. I used all the other suppliments and had already been on fish oil for years due to my mother's breast cancer diagnoses.
I enjoyed how this diet actually taught me how to eat healthy. I have never felt that way about any other diet. I would much rather spend the money on a counselor to coach me through this process. Even the occasional berating when I accidentally ate tilapia You would have thought I had eaten a freakin' candy bar, though! I can see how discouraging it may be, but I would rather see some bed-side training for these counselors