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Hello all! I made this account years ago, forgot about it, and now I'm back. I've gained a quite a bit of weight this past year (grad. school has been tough on me) and really want to get it off. I can't afford the monthly auto delivery, so I'm thinking about ordering a la carte (desserts and maybe dinners or lunches). I wanted to know if there's a meal plan I can follow if I'm not using all the Nutrisystem meals? I think I read (when I first made this account) an outline with all the add-ins, to replace the Nutrisystem meals. Anyways, thanks for any help you can give me...

Comments (12)

Your question was: Best Nutrisystem meal plan?.

I'm new here, so can't help much. But let me give you one piece of advise anyway.......

If you do decide to order, take some time, and pick things from the on line menu. If you don't like some dish normally, you won't like the Nutrisystem version either. I had them just send me their normal first package, and there is some stuff I could do without. I already adjusted my next shipment. I just wish I had done that right off the bat. Adjusting your eating habits is difficult enough, Why sit down to a meal that you probably won't like?..

Comment #1

I just do addin flexing a lot..

Dessert=breakfast=150 calories=carbplusfruit or carbplusdairy or.

Lunch=200 calories=carbplus protein.

Dinner=250 calories=carbplusporteinplusfat.

Oh...and post A LOT. Especially in Food Tips. The squeeky wheel loses the weight. Worked for me.....

Comment #2

Thanks for the replies everyone! Money is really tight for me right now, but I'm gonna try my best to find a way to work this into my budget. I'm glad the program is working well for all of you right now. Hopefully I'll be in your boat soon..

Comment #3

I find that it is quite reasonably priced. All I am buying that the grocery store is tons of veg and fruit, skim milk and some other dairy. Little bit of protein. I had them ship me the food as I was not sure what it would be like. Have adjusted my deliveries now...

Comment #4

Yeah, I am in college too and believe me my money is tight! But I normally budgeted $10 a day for food on Nutrisystem I spent maybe $13 most of the time even less (it depends what I use for add ins.) Yes the extra $3 a day adds up but it really help get everything under control, and now that there is no temptation of fast food and lattes I think most likely I am saving money..

I am not sure if you have access to the Nutrisystem recipe club (Tips and Recipes then recipe club at top of page), but it looks like there are a lot of recipes there that could help you figure out what you need. There must be an outline somewhere because flex plan users must use something for their weekends...

Comment #5

Glad you started this thread...for your sake. :-) I wish I'd known about Nutrisystem while I was in grad school the last 2 yrs; I gained 41 lbs! That's what I'm working off now and it's actually cheaper than the money I was spending on junk and fast food. Save your pennies, it's worth it! Good luck with school and your weight loss...

Comment #6

Flower84-first congratulations on making the decision to be healthier, pat yourself on the back! Here are some things I have gleaned from the boards over time. I have them in my documents folder under NS; you may want to do the same.

Originally Posted by Dietary_Services.

1 Dairy/Protein Serving = 12 g carbohydrates, 8 g of protein, a trace of fat, and 100 calories.

1 Vegetable Serving = 5 g carbohydrates, 2g protein, and 25 calories.

1 Fruit Serving = 15 g carbohydrates, and 60 calories.

1 Carbohydrate Serving = 15 g carbohydrates, 3 g protein, trace of fat, and 80 calories.

1 Fat Serving = 5 g fat and 45 calories.

If you are preparing your own food here are the average values of the Advanced foods as of August, 2009:.

Breakfasts: 155 calories, 2.3 g fat, 26 g carb, 8.2 g protein, 180 mg sodium.

Lunches: 176 calories, 3.2 g fat, 27 g carb, 8.2 g protein, 493 mg sodium.

Dinners: 231 calories, 5.9 g fat, 27 g carb, 17 g protein, 620 mg sodium.

Desserts: 142 calories, 5 g fat, 16 g carb, 8 g protein, 160 mg sodium.

There are many who do 'flex' meals several day a week and only order food for the other days as needed. It takes a bit of work to figure things out and stick to the plan but it is so worth it, and you are worth it. I am sending you something in a PM or to your Inbox, whichever I can find, so check both..

Comment #7

Theres a web site that someone else gave me when my food was late being delivered this year. It's http://www.plussizenow.com/ns/compare_lunch.html.

Check it out it's helpful..

Comment #8

I am still on the Nutrisystem Auto-Delivery plan, but this info is super for what's to come. Many thanks!!.

Deby..

Comment #9

If it's possible I would join and get a month of food so you can learn portion size and how to eat healthy etc. You can always cancel. You could also buy Nutrisystem from QVC for a lower price but you cannot pick your foods..

Best of luck on whatever route you decide. It is worth every penny!..

Comment #10

I don't think this plan is more expensive when you figure in how much the junk food and eating out costs and you end up eating more than you should so you have to buy more. Just think what it costs to go to the movies and get goodies there. If you take your lunch bar and some grapes, it's a heck of a lot cheaper than buying popcorn and soda and think how much better you will feel when you are eating whats good for you. I hope you enjoy this program. It does work, Nancy..

Comment #11

Hey everyone! Thanks for the replies. I forgot about this thread, and just happened to come back to it right now. I ended up ordering because I figured I spend so much money on junk/fast food that this really wasn't that much more expensive than what I spend on food already. Anyhow, I just posted on the food tips thread about having to go away this weekend, but BarbarainFlorida kind of answered my question, so thanks for that..

Comment #12

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