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Quick question... Has anyone had success with Nutrisystem? Many thanks for any response. Second question.. Why is it important to eat everything on the plan?.

Are there things I can skip?.

I have been skipping my "morning snack" and usually dont eat the vegetables for dinner or the fruit for breakfast, but I dont feel hungry and dont feel deprived if I skip these parts, is this bad?.

Thanks...

Comments (13)

That's a good question. I'm not sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some Googling and get back to you if I bump into an anything. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

Yes it is bad if you skip the foods. You have to eat everything on the plan. Plain and simple. None of the items are optional. Eat your food!..

Comment #2

Why does everyone want to skip food? If it's allowed, I'm eating it ... every last bite, morsel and crumb...

Comment #3

Like today for dinner I had BBQ sauce with pork wrap, toast, and milk(added milk to dinner because I didn't eat it from the morning snack) and I am full and satisfied with that, if I had to eat the things I skipped I would feel completely stuffed, I skipped 4 items for dinner fruit, vegetable, vegetable, fat. I just feel like it would be counter productive to eat more than what makes me feel full...

Comment #4

It's counter-productive to NOT eat everything on the plan. You would not have gained weight if you could eat that little and feel full...

Comment #5

Wanna keep your gall bladder? Have your fat serving..

Wanna keep your hair? Have your fat serving..

Wanna poop on a regular basis? Have your fat serving..

Want nice, supple skin? Have your fat serving..

Fat serving? Priceless....

Here is a list of fat servings that you can use in your program..

Fat OptionsGuidelines: 45 Calories , 5 grams of fat.

ALMONDS 6.

AVOCADO 1/8.

BRAZIL NUTS 2 Medium.

CASHEWS 4-5.

FILBERT (Hazelnut) 5.

HUMMUS 2 Tbsp.

MACADAMIA 3.

MAYONNAISE (Regular) 1 Tsp.

MAYONNAISE(Reduced- Fat) 1 Tbsp.

OIL (canola, olive, peanut, corn, safflower) 1 tsp.

OLIVES 5 large.

PEANUT BUTTER 1 tsp.

PEANUTS 10 large (out of shell).

PECANS 4 halves.

PINE NUTS 1 Tbsp.

PISTACHIOS 15.

PUMPKIN SEEDS 1 Tbsp.

SALAD DRESSING 1 Tbsp.

SALAD DRESSING (Reduced Fat or Light) 2 Tbsp.

SESAME SEEDS 1 Tbsp.

SQUASH SEEDS 1 Tbsp.

SUNFLOWER SEEDS 1 Tbsp.

TAHINI OR SESAME PASTE 2 Tsp.

WALNUTS 4 halves.

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Nutrition & Dietary Services.

This is an excellent post from Mzhelenp (Helen) regarding the necessity of the fat serving:.

Is the fat serving important? VERY! Your body needs fat to help regulate blood pressure, heart rate, blood vessel constriction, blood clotting and the nervous system. Fat also is necessary for your body to absorb/use fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K ) from your food. You also need fat for healthy hair and skin..

Skipping the dinner fat is NOT going to help you lose more weight. It's just going to make you less healthy! TheNutrisystemplan is carefully structured to make sure we get the nutrients our bodies need. By skipping the dinner fat you are skipping a critical nutrient...

Comment #6

Your issue is that you are saving up too much food for one meal. You are supposed to eat something every two to three hours. Choose less filling options such as 2 tbsp of raisins, 3 dried apricots, 3 prunes or 4 oz of OJ for a fruit serving. For a dairy/protein, a glass of milk, a string cheese, a tall non-fat latte, 2 tbsp of parmesan cheese..

Why do invest real money in a plan and then not follow it? Do you think you know something that theNutrisystemdietitians don't?.

You have two choices: 1) eat all of the food according to plan, drink the water and lose weight or 2) skip the foods because you think you know more than NS, cause harm to your body, lose your hair, possible lose your gallbladder and not lose weight. Yes, that is correct, eating too few calories will result in you not losing weight in the long run...

Comment #7

Thanks Pam and losingw8now for the great info and tips. I will make an effort to eat everything on the list this next week...

Comment #8

Seriously, it is important for your health. Space your foods out, try and eat something every 2 to 3 hours. Cooked vegetables like spinach, mushrooms, onions, zucchini are less filling that raw. Snack on some baby carrots during the day to get the veggies in. You can use low sodium V-8 (4 oz) as a veggie serving. Some people use 8 oz of V-8 for their lunch vegetables. If you do that, you should eat vegetables at dinner...

Comment #9

Ode for WildBoar.

Eat all your food, WildBoar,.

Nothing less and nothing more..

Eat it all and you will see,.

Goal in sight, just like me..

Skip some here and skip some there,.

And prepare to have a nightmare,.

Loss of gall bladder and hair,.

Oh, the humanity, I declare!.

But, I tell you what to do,.

Just follow the Meal Planner sent to you,.

Eat every few hours from day to night,.

Give it your all, give it your might..

And then one day, before you know,.

The mirror and scale with start to show.

The thin, healthful person you want to be.

And you will shout HOORAY, filled with glee!..

Comment #10

Thanks for the tips here, so I can drink 8 oz of v-8 for lunch and dinner and have that count as 2 veggie servings? I think that would help me get my vegie servings...

Comment #11

8 oz of V-8 is 2 vegetable servings. You should use the low sodium one. However, only do this for either lunch or dinner, but not both. Eating real vegetables is important too so that you get fiber. Fruits and vegetables are important to a healthy diet...

Comment #12

The first time I was on this plan, I did as you are doing, skipping some things because I didn't feel like eating, thought I was being "good" to eat a smaller amount. 2 months into it my hair started to fall out. At 3 months, sure I had lost weight but my hair was so thin you could see my scalp, my pony tails were just a thin little stream of hair. I ended up having my hair cut to chin length from below shoulder length just to try and save it. I ended up having to eat twice the protein, more fat to bring my hair back. It did eventually take 3 months to get it thicker and grow back in.

I am doing it right this time. Pam..

Comment #13

If you look at the portion sizes for what constitutes a "serving" of fruits or veggies, you will quickly see how doable it is. A cup of baby carrots isn't that much, especially if you eat it at 2pm when the post-lunch hunger pangs set in..

The beauty of this program is how simple it is. I think of it as a "hey dummy, eat this" program..

The #1 that gets me through is the iPhone app. I cant recommend it enough. every hour or so, ill open it up and see what I should be eating. When I get to work and know what I'll be having for lunch, snack, etc ill log it in. Then through the day as I finish bottles of water, i'll log them and then check the food log to see what I should be eating at that time. it's so simple and it works..

The short-term gains you maybe seeing due to not eating everything will come back to bite you later when your metabolism slows. Remember, you are changing your lifestyle, not losing weight. 2 days of eating what the plan says and you will see the benefits of it.....

Comment #14

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