Can I eat my fruit without protein during Nutrisystem?

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Recently, I've been having my Nutrisystem bar in the morning for breakfast along with my protein (Boca sausages or egg beaters). And then a couple hours later when I'm hungry I eat my fruit to hold me off until lunch.

I've read somewhere that I should eat protein w/my fruit so that I don't get a sugar spike.

Can someone advise if what I'm doing eating my fruit alone is OK?.



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Your question was: Can I eat my fruit without protein during Nutrisystem?.

Thanks Sharyn!.

Anyone else out there know anything about this? Maybe someone who's been on Nutrisystem for some time since I'm only on week three? I'd like to be able to spread out my food throughout the day too, but I don't want to if it's going to hinder the weight loss obviously..


Comment #1

Never heard about the sugar spike... and I haven't experienced it. I'm horrible about making sure that I eat "on time," but my schedule is all sort of out of wack. I wake up at 5am and get to work at 6:30am... duty until 7 and then teaching for the rest of the day. I usually eat my breakfast entree during 1st period...

Then the yogurt during 3rd... then my lunch entree after 4th... then veggies after 5th... then second dairy after 6th... then I have my snack when I get home, just before dinner at 4PM.

I think it's just whatever works best for your body. You may want to contact either a counselor or your own doctor to see what's best for you personally...

Comment #2

I am on week one and haven't lost anything to date! I weigh via my wii and it shows me gaining everyday so I am very confused on what to do or not do..

Has this happened to anyone else?..

Comment #3

Thanks FLCHris. I guess I'm seeing that probably MOST people do split up the foods like you and I do. I suppose it can't be that bad..


Comment #4

It is just up to your personal preference. For me, the sugar makes me more hungry unless I mix it with protein. But this isn't the case for everyone...

Comment #5

As KarlsMommy said, it is a problem for some people. The Dietitians suggest that unless you know that the carbs (sugars) in fruit alone won't cause a spike in your blood sugars (and the resultant shakiness/hunger), you should pair a fruit serving with a dairy/protein..

I never realized before learning it on NutriSystem, but that was why if I used to eat an apple in the afternoon, I would be ravenous and actually shaky by dinnertime..

If it doesn't effect you, no worries...

Comment #6

That's interesting. Apples are the ONLY fruit that I have a problem with. I pretty much quit eating whole apples cause I was HUNGRIER after I ate them.

Never had that problem with applesauce though..

Live and learn..

Comment #7

Thanks everyone. I actually asked one of the counselors last night because I was on the phone ordering my next shipment anyway ( I know I should do this online, but I wanted to ask questions, what's good, what's not, etc.).

Anyway, he told me that mostly those concerns are for people who might have insulin concerns/diabetics, etc.

So, I guess if it doesn't BOTHER me it's OK. I just wanted to make sure it wouldn't hinder the weight loss..

Thanks again!.


Comment #8

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