How much steak can I eat during Nutrisystem maintenance?

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I am on maintenance now. How much steak can I have with my veggies, fruit, and fat? 1 oz isn't very much. We get New York steaks.) Want to have one once in awhile...

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Your question was: How much steak can I eat during Nutrisystem maintenance?.

A 4 ounce New York steak is 194 calories, that sounds like a good size for dinner. I think 4 ounces is about the size of a deck of cards...

Comment #1

It also depends on you, your size, your age, your activity level, what else you've eaten that day. Maintenance is different for everyone...

Comment #2

1 oz is an add in size - so that's how much you should add when a protein serving is called for to add in to your Nutrisystem entre.

Without the Nutrisystem entre, you should be eating three times the add in size, so about 3 ounces. I just measure around a hand-size, or as mentioned, a deck of cards...

Comment #3

That is really the right answer. It depends. Maintenance is so very flexible, that's why it is so hard. If you're not using Nutrisystem food, it's back to counting calories...

Comment #4

Here is some info you need for non Nutrisystem meals..


1 Dairy Serving (or protein).

1 Lean Protein Serving.

1 Low Glycemic Carbohydrate Serving.

1 Fruit Serving.


1 Fat Serving.

2 Lean Protein Serving.

1 Low Glycemic Carbohydrate Serving.

1 Vegetable Serving.

1 Salad Serving.

2 Tbsp. Fat Free Dressing (if desired).

Afternoon Snack.

1 Dairy or Protein Serving.

1 Fruit Serving.


2 Fat Serving.

3 Lean Protein Serving.

1 Low Glycemic Carbohydrate Serving.

2 Vegetable Serving.

1 Salad or Fruit Serving.

2 Tbsp. Fat Free Dressing (if desired).


1 Dairy Serving.

1 Low Glycemic Carbohydrate Serving.

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

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

1 Low-GI Carb Serving = 15 g. carbohydrates, 3 g. protein, trace of fat, 80 calories.

1 Fat Serving = 5 g. fat, 45 calories.

1 Protein (lean) = 7 Grams of protein, 3 grams of fat and 55 calories.

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

Doing Nutrisystem on my own I followed these guidelines and logged all my food at the Daily Plate, and get a food scale and measure your proteins..

Example of Breakfast.

2 Protein/Dairy 2 eggs.

1 Fruit 1 small apple.

1 Carbohydrate 1 slice rye toast.


2 Protein Servings Grilled chicken (2 ounces).

1 Salad Small dinner salad.

2 Carbohydrates 2/3 cup Brown rice.

1 Fat 1 tsp olive oil.


1 Fruit 1 1/4 cup strawberries.

1 Dairy 8 oz light yogurt.


3 Proteins 6 ounces of shell fish.

2 Vegetables Serving Mixed vegetable medley.

2 Fats 5 olives in your salad.

1 Carbohydrate Smaller dinner roll.

1 Salad Salad.


1 Dairy 8 ounce glass of milk.

1 Fruit 1 cup raspberries..

Comment #5

Not recommending to anyone else, but I generally go for "about 4 ounces" and then adjust other foods down and increase my nightly walk a few blocks..


A smallish steak (like a strip) I'd basically cut into a big half and a smaller half and eat the smaller halfI'd eat the other portion on salads or over the next day or two for a protein serving..

Not advocating this for othersbut being real here. It would be a shame to cook a steak and set out to eat 2 bites of it..

Good luck!.


Comment #6

That is GREAT info- thank you..

Thelma- so I get some carbs?? God I sure have missed taters and bread- small amounts tho- I understand!.

4 oz would be fine- I measured the 1 oz and you are right- 2 bites! I remembered about deck of cards- so did that and just cut it in to small pieces to seem like I was eating more...

Comment #7


2 Fat Serving.

3 Lean Protein Serving.

1 Low Glycemic Carbohydrate Serving.

2 Vegetable Serving.

1 Salad or Fruit Serving.

2 Tbsp. Fat Free Dressing (if desired)..

Comment #8

Remember that the recommended serving size (# ounces) is determined AFTER the meat is cooked..

NS Lean Beef recommendations...Round, Sirloin, Flank, Tenderloin, Chuck, Rump...

Comment #9

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