Ok so today i will be discussing nutrisystem, which i will be using to aid my weight loss. The reason why this interests me is cause for some terrible reason; fate, genetics or just lack of control while eating, my weight tends to fluctuate terribly so i decided to try Nutrisystem.
Now Nutrisystem is a healthy food delivery service which send customers 3 meals a day plus dessert for a month, with every delivery come a daily tracker book which helps you track your food intake. your first week you’re guaranteed to lose 5 pounds in a week. The website goes into detail about why it works: controlled portions, healthy food and convenient. Nutrisystem advises you to get 30 minutes of exercise each day, it’s optional though. After doing more research into this i decided to incorporate exercises because lowering your calorie intake puts your body into starvation mode; what this does is lower your , which means your not burning as much calories anymore.
My first shipment came in a huge cardboard box which contained the meals and another box special for my first week on the diet; inside the smaller box contained meals for 7 days and 2 shakes per day, one after breakfast and one after lunch. At this point you’re probably wondering did it work? Yes it did, I lost 5 pounds in the 7 days, but i did cheat once i believe and did workout for 2 of the 7 days.
Why does nutrisystem work? according to US News
“If Nutrisystem does encourage weight loss, it may be attributable to calorie restriction and portion control, a well-supported mechanism of weight loss. A 2013 article in the New England Journal of Medicine, for example, concluded that provision of meals and meal-replacement products promote greater weight loss than “seemingly holistic” programs based on balance, variety and moderation. While Nutrisystem once touted low-GI foods as a key element of the program, the company says it no longer claims GI to be the mechanism of weight loss.”
Gl= Glycemic index diet which is an eating plan based on how food affects your blood sugar levels mayo clinic
My experience with nutrisystem has definitely been a struggle, the food is bland and the portions are small, it has been worth it, i’ve been on it for a month now and i’ve lost 9 pounds, with all my cheat days and lack of going to the gym. After the first week to be very honest you have to incorporate fruits and continue to be allowed to eat an infinite number of certain vegetables(the veggies and fruit you have to buy from a supermarket), also with the meals comes dessert( yay)