Nutrisystem Week 2 Check-in: Getting in the Groove
If you have been following my journey so far you know that I started Nutrisystem last week! It was a really hard, but really rewarding week with 10 pounds lost using their Fast 5 program! This week was SO much easier. I got to incorporate fruits, dairy, and carbs back into my diet, and I was a much happier person. (Or so my husband tells me lol!) This week I lost a total of 4 pounds, for a total of 14 pounds in 2 weeks. I am beyond thrilled so far! I still have not come across a meal from Nutrisystem that I absolutely will not eat. That was one of the things I was worried about. That it would all taste like “diet food” but it really doesn’t!
I do have a confession to make. I had a slice of pizza last night. And while I was feeling guilty about it, I stopped and thought, I had 1 slice of pizza. That in itself is huge. Normally, I would have had 3 slices of pizza. So while you are not supposed to deviate from the plan, it is good to know that I’m already seeing changes in my diet and appetite that I can apply when I’m done with the program.
So now that I have that off my chest I really wanted to talk about what I can eat on Nutrisystem and how easy it is to get into the groove of everyday life, and not spend your whole day thinking about food!
Here is what a typical day on Nutrisystem looks like:
Above is a typical breakfast, lunch, and dinner on any given day while on Nutrisystem. This doesn’t include your morning snack, afternoon snack, and dessert. (YES, you can have dessert!) Being able to eat 6 smalls meals rather than 3 big ones has really helped me stay full all day long. I am able to eat 1,500 calories a day and that has been plenty.
Here is the breakdown of my meals:
Breakfast- A Nutrisystem entree, a Smart Carb (like Milk), and a Powerfuel (like strawberries)
Morning Snack- A Smart Carb (like string cheese) and a Powerfuel (like grapes)
Lunch- Nutrisystem entree, smart carb (like whole wheat crackers), a powerfuel (like hummus).
Afternoon Snack- A veggie, and a shake
Dinner- Nutrisystem entree, smart carb (like whole wheat toast), and a veggie.
Dessert- Nutrisystem entree (like chocolate cake)
See? Totally doable! I have also worked in 30 minutes of exercise 3 times a week. I have chosen to walk on my treadmill and do some work out videos from my livingroom! It feels good to get up and move, especially when you are a WAHM that spends most of their time on the computer.
So there you have it! My second week on Nutrisystem was a success even if I did cheat a little. 4 more pounds down and I am feeling awesome. I can’t wait to see what next week brings!