Any one tried the Nutrisystem diet? (if so, does it work?)?

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Quick question... Any one tried the Nutrisystem diet? (if so, does it work?)? Looking forward for any response. Another question... I don't eat dairy products, so I'm eating eggs and deli meat at every meal. I'm already pretty sick of eggs and it's only been 5 days..

Any other ideas for protein?..

Comments (14)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

Remember these amounts are for the minimum amounts to count as a protein. You can up the amounts to get about 100 calls and at least 7 protein. A lean protein is 55 cals..

Protein recommendations from NutriSystem Counselors:.

Protein Serving Size Best Option.

Bacon Substitute 2 tbsp.

Beef 1 oz Round, Sirloin, Flank, Tenderloin, Chuck,Steak, Rump, Ground Round- (All Trimmed of Fat).

Buffalo 1 oz.

Calamari 1 oz.

Canadian Bacon 1 oz Note: Sodium content high.

Cheese 1 oz Fat-free or Low fat.

Cheese (Ricotta) 2 tbsp Made with part skim milk..

Cheese (String) 1.

Chicken 1 oz White meat, No skin.

Chicken Wings 1 wing Note: Not Fried.

Clams 2 oz.

Cottage Cheese 1/4 cup Fat-free or Low fat.

Crab 1 oz.

Cream Cheese (Fat Free) 4 tbsp (2 oz).

Deer 1 oz.

Duck 1 oz No skin, Well drained of fat.

Edamame Beans 1/3 cup.

Egg 1.

Egg White 3.

Egg Substitute 1/2 cup.

Fish 1 oz Cod, Flounder, Haddock, Halibut, Trout, Tuna, Lox, Herring, Salmon, Catfish. (No breading.).

Ham 1 oz Fresh or Boiled Ham.

Hot Dogs 1 oz 3 grams of fat or less per ounce.

Imitation Crab meat 2 oz.

Lamb 1 oz Roast, chop, leg.

Lobster 2 oz.

Mussels 2 oz.

Octopus 1 oz.

Ostrich 1 oz.

Oysters 6 med.

Parmesan Cheese (grated) 2 tbsp.

Pheasant 1 oz No skin.

Pork 1 oz Fresh/Boiled Ham,Tenderloin,Loin Chop.Canadian Bacon,Cured,Canned Note: High Sodium.

Protein Shakes View Label 100 calories or less with at least 7-8 grams of protein, Whey or Soy Protein.

Salmon 1 oz Fresh or canned.

Sandwich Meat 1 oz 2 grams of fat or less per ounce.

Sardines (canned) 2 med.

Sausage 1 oz 3 grams or less of fat per ounce. Note: High Sodium.

Scallops 2 oz.

Shrimp 2 oz.

Smart Dogs 2 oz.

Soy Beans 1/3 cup.

Soy nuts 1/4 cup Unsalted is best option..

Squid 1 oz.

Tempe 1/4 cup Note: Medium Fat Meat (Limit).

Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) 1/4 cup Note: Medium Fat Meat (Limit).

Tofu 3 oz Note: Medium Fat Meat (Limit).

Tofu Hot Dog 1.

Tuna (canned in water) 1/4 cup.

Turkey 1 oz No skin.

Veal 1 oz Lean Chop, Roast.

Veggie Burgers 2 oz 100 calories or less with at least 7-8 grams of protein.

Venison 1 oz..

Comment #2

I like crab (imitation crab). I get the Louis Kemp Healthy Delights crab snacks. Each one is in it's own travel size package. They come five in a pack. The normal price is $3.00 but they were on sale last week for $1.50 a pack. I must have bought 20 packs since I eat two a day for my protein servings.

Since I'm always on the run between two jobs they are a lifesaver..


Comment #3

Take a lactaid pill before eating it. I'm also lactose intolerant but I do eat the Oikus greek yogurt. It doesn't create problems for me as much as regular yogurt but I still use a Lactaid as I really enjoy the Oikus yogurt. I also like the Morningstar veggie sausage and veggie burgers. Look at the stats as some Morningstar products exceed the limits...

Comment #4

Deli meats are not really a great option, especially for every day, because of the sodium. Eggs are a little high in fat..

How 'bout cooking up some chicken breasts, or any lean meat, on the weekend, portioning them, and using those? You can even freeze some for later..

Also, look at the list Obie posted. There are LOTS of options. Experiment and have fun!..

Comment #5

Make up an omlette, or egg scramble, with egg whites and veggies?.

They have soy yogurt, although I don't know the stats. If you can eat soy, you may want to check them out to see if they fit...

Comment #6

I get the bags of frozen shrimp. They are not cheap, but I just got a bag on sale for $6.00 and it's 5 or 6 servings. Servings are large, too! You can get the pre-cooked ones (shrimp cocktail) and add them to your salad. Or, you can have a shrimp cocktail as an appetizer or snack. Use some sugar-free low sodium ketchup and a little plain horseradish to make your dip. Walden Farms has cocktail sauce, too, but I'm not sure how good it tastes.

I'm putting shrimp into my lunch alfredo along with some steamed broccoli for lunch..

You can also get some chicken tenders, marinate them in FF italian dressing, and bar-be-que on the weekend. They will stay good for several days. Use them in your meals or on salads. Or, for more convenience, some of the higher end grocery stores sell grilled chicken breasts in the deli. Just make sure it's plain, not coated with sauce..

Boca and Morningstar brands are great and you get a lot of food per serving..

There's always tuna fish, too. Get the white albacore packed in water...

Comment #7

I'm having the water packed tuna for an add-in right now. I like to vary my dairy/protein add-ins for variety and also because I don't want to body to get used to having the same thing...

Comment #8

Egg whites and low-sodium tuna fish are my current favorites but also grilled chicken breast, grilled turkey breast, tofu, and veggie burger crumbles...

Comment #9

I eat eggs everyday and while it does get a bit boring, I was more sick of my fat than I am of eggs. I'm eating eggs all the way to goal. Nothing will get in my way!!!..

Comment #10

I've been buying Egg Beater's either Chesse and Chive or Southwestern. It's basically an omlette and the Chesse flavored one make me feel like I'm having a treat. I've even mixed them together. I would highly recommend.

1/4 cup is only 35 calories! Yum yum!..

Comment #11

Okay so for a protein serving you can have 3/4 cup..

I wanted to add, the plain egg beaters is 30cals for 1/4 cup. You can add your own veggies...

Comment #12

Soy milk? I have it almost every day as one of my dairy/proteins. Silk light vanilla is very yummy (at least to me!)...

Comment #13

Ok, really, I'm going to have ostrich at 10am for my protein!!!! Get real. Where would you even get such a thing? Anyway, what about peanut butter? I am also bored with the protein choices. That's the hardest thing for me...

Comment #14

I eat ostrich for my proteins all the time, I love it. It'd probably grow on you if you gave it a chance. Unfortunately, peanut butter doesn't have enough protein/way too much fat to count as a protein serving. What about beef jerky? Alligator, salmon (lox is also a fav), or other lovely sea critters? There are a lot of non-dairy options...

Comment #15

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