The answer is Yes, although you might wanna make sure and wait for another member to confirm this as I am unsure of myself. Better yet, why don't you e-mail the Nutrisystem guys because they can answer your Nutrisystem question better...
Try to keep full of veggies. I know it's not exactly what you are craving, but when you are full, then you feel less temptation to eat something bad...
Aside from what Pam and Poly already said, which I agree with 100%, I highly recommend this book. I'm sure it's available at the library. KatieBKool first mentioned it, and although I have only just started, it makes SO much sense!.
It's called: The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler.
Something else I read on these boards recently that I remember anytime I'm craving something...if you don't want an apple (or veggies) you aren't hungry! Another signature line I've seen is: If food didn't cause the stress, food won't fix it either. Or something like that..
Good luck! Some days are easier than others!..
One of my tools is to remember: the food is only satisfying while you are chewing it. You enjoy it for the first 30 seconds it is in your mouth than hate it the nest six weeks it is in your waist line...
You have to use the same tools in maintenance as you are using in weight loss mode. And, if you can control yourself, then one slice can be a treat in maintenance once a month. But, if one piece leads you down a slippery slope to FatVille, then you can't do it, EVER!..
I wasn't quite as successful yesterday. I went into work, and there were still donuts. By the end of the day I had cut one in half and eaten the top frosting half of it, and thrown away the bottom half. Today, I will just ignore those damn donuts, because I know there are still more up there in the break room! Whoever decided on donut Friday should be demoted!!!..
How did you feel after you ate the doughnut? Were you happy you satisfied your curiosity that yes, in fact it DOES taste as delicious as you thought it would, and you're OK with just eating a little portion of it? Or did you feel guilty for eating it? To me, this is KEY as to how we will deal with food after we reach our goal. Temptation is not going to go away - it's not the last time fattening food will be in front of your face and you have to decide if you are going to eat it or not. I think it's great that you only ate a portion of it and then the next time you said you were done, you weren't going to have any. This is exactly what we have to learn to do, right? Personally, I think if you REALLY want to have it, then have it - only have a small portion and only allow yourself to cave in once in awhile. Obviously, if you give in every time and then starting eating a WHOLE doughnut, then it's a problem - you have to say NO, not AT ALL, until you can control yourself..
This is what I need to figure out for my life also - how I am going to deal with food in the real world. Last night I went to a dinner party. I offered to bring the salad so I knew I could load my plate up with salad and knew exactly what was in the salad. I even brought FF dressing and everyone ate it, and didn't even notice! lol Dessert came around and it was this cheese cake with a chocolate crust and strawberries on top. I ate one bite. I don't feel one bit guilty for taking a bite.
I had a little wine, but I only poured a small amount and I kept a filled glass of water and drank mostly water. In the past, if I felt guilty because I ate something, I wanted to punish myself by eating even more! So I'm trying to have a whole different mindset. Our littleNutrisystemdinners aren't always going to be there to hold our hands - we have to learn how to face real situations...
In this case I did not feel guilty because I just ate a small bit. Because I am in a determined state of mind, I know I can resist right now. The problem comes when I start getting comfortable with my progress and ease up a little on my determination..
Congrats to you for the sucessful dinner party!..