Pls tell me your experience with Nutrisystem. (if you have one)?

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Got a question, hope someone can answer... Pls tell me your experience with Nutrisystem. (if you have one)? Thanks for any response. Another quick question... Ok this is my first full day of Nutrisystem. Started yesterday during lunch time but had a dif breakfast..

Anyway, I am hungry right now and just ate a carrot hoping to curve my hunger..

For breakfast I ate the nutricrunch cereal, 4oz skim milk, and a full banana. For Lunch I ate chicken noodle soup, a big salad with a little fat free dressing, and 2 celery stalks..

I drank the fiber lemonade after that..

Why am I hungry am I not eating enough?..

Comments (8)

Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably know..

Comment #1

Well, for starters, you need a protein with your breakfast. This really curbs hunger and is needed for proper nutrition. The 4 oz. of milk does not count toward this requirement. Also, what did you have for your protein at lunch? You're also supposed to have another protein with your afternoon snack along with a fruit. Please take another look at your Meal Planner.

Look at what is listed for proteins at the end of the book and check all items off as you eat them..

If you let us know which meal plan you're on (regular, Diabetic, more than 100 to lose, etc.), we could be of more help to you...

Comment #2

Thank you, I knew I forgot something today. What is a good protein I can eat that's not egg?..

Comment #3

Patty is right. You aren't eating everything. Now would be a very, very good time to call a Counselor and go over the plan completely! 1-800-585-5483, option 5..

Comment #4

One thing I noticed is your not adding in your protein/dairy servings to your breakfast or lunch. I'm not sure which plan you are on so I can only go off the women's basic that I am on, but your fruit serving is usually only a half of a banana (it should be about 60 calories). Try contacting a counselor or even just logging your foods on the online log to make sure you are getting all your add-ins and in the correct serving sizes...

Comment #5

Once you have your protein/dairy, the hunger will be better. Since you don't like eggs, try turkey pepperoni for your protein. For lunch, some chicken or turkey will keep you full longer...

Comment #6

I've been offNutrisystemfor a while now and I don't have my Meal Planner handy. I know that turkey or chicken counts as s protein, I believe 3 oz. Also, a glass (8 oz.) of milk... all the proteins are listed in the Meal Planner and you can get more ideas in the Recipe threads on this board...

Comment #7

I swear, I lost 105 pounds, and was never once hungry. BUT, I never missed a bite of the food, took advantage of the unlimited veggies and free foods and maxed out my protein (the plan calls for a MINIMUM of 7g of protein per serving, mine are between 9g-20g per serving)..

Just as an example, here is my typical day for a Woman who is on the 1250-1350 calorie a day plan (under 100 pounds to lose). If you have over 100 pounds to lose, you add even more food (carbs with breakfast and dinner and a fruit to lunch):.


NutriSystem Low-Fat Granola mixed with 3/4 cup blueberries and 8 oz yogurt for a Breakfast Parfait (Entree/Fruit/Dairy or Protein) The Granola can be eaten first with 1/2 cup milk (that is not the Dairy/Protein serving, it goes with the cereal), then have the fruit and yogurt an hour or so later (I have 7-8 "meals" a day doing this)..


NutriSystem Lunch Entree or Bar, Small Can Sodium-Free V-8 Juice or a HUGE Mixed Green Salad with FF dressing, 1/2 cup FF Cottage Cheese or a small, 80 calorie can of Tuna (Entree/Salad/Protein or Dairy). I usually have the salad, then the bar about an hour later..


Small Apple and String Cheese (Fruit/Protein or Dairy).


NutriSystem Entree (different one each night, I usually only repeat an entree 2-3 times a month, but you can have the same thing more frequently if you like), 2 Servings of Veggies (usually broccoli and cauliflower for me, but any veggies you like...remember, however, that peas and corn are carbs, not veggies), Mixed Green Salad with 0 Calorie Walden Farms Dressing.


NutriSystem Double Chocolate Almond Cookie or Dessert Bar with 1 Teaspoon Peanut Butter (Dessert/Fat)..

Raw celery and zucchini to munch on if needed, SF Popsicle, SF Jello, also..

You can eat up to 3 servings of "free foods" of under 20 calories each per day. Even 1 cup of air-popped popcorn works..

I generally keep on hand a bag of Mixed Greens salad, a box of sliced mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, string cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, apples, bananas and frozen blueberries..

You will also need to drink at least 64 oz. of water a day..

Welcome aboard! Be sure to call and speak to a Counselor (1-800-585-5483, option 5) and go over your program with him/her. They help you get started off right..

Below I have listed some of the important things you will need to know as you start your NutriSystem journey:.

1. Eat all of your food (mark all of the circles in your Menu Planner) and then stop (and, if you are buying from QVC, you may have a slightly different plan or different food from people buying directly from NutriSystem);.

2. If you are a woman with under 100 pounds to lose, you only get a Low GI Carb with an entree that calls for a small roll or tortilla, then you add a multi-grain or whole-wheat roll (or any of the Carb selections) of between 80-120 calories (or 45 calories' worth of bread or melba toast for the chicken salad). If you have over 100 pounds to lose (man or woman, any plan), you add a Low GI Carb to both Breakfast AND Dinner and an extra fruit serving to lunch;.

3. Read the instructions and information on all of the food packages (see #2);.

4. The milk for the cereal is NOT counted as your Protein/Dairy serving for breakfast, but is part of the entree itself. You still need to add your Dairy/Protein serving if your plan calls for it.;.

5. Your dairy/protein serving should be 100 calories or less, 3g fat or less and 7g protein or more (but you can go as high as 120 calories once per day for yogurt, if necessary to meet the minimum protein requirements);.

6. Have a dairy/protein serving with your fruit to avoid sugar (carb) spikes from the fruit alone that happens to some people;.

7. Drink ALL of your water (64 oz. minimum), and you can count Crystal Light and decaf teas as PART of your water intake, but try to have as much plain water as you can;.

8. If you choose to imbibe alcoholic drinks, you could slow your weight loss and become dehydrated and end up munching snacks when you shouldn't, but you are an adult and it is a personal choice (just count it as completely empty calories and don't skip any food to make up for it);.

9. If you can exercise, DO...just walking is excellent, but do as much as you can;.

10. NO, we do not know how FAST you will lose (even though average, healthful weight loss is approximately 1-2 pounds per week, long term, and is quoted by the Dietitians as being average on NutriSystem after the typical first whoosh of loss by some);.

11. The people on the Discussion Boards are your to help you, motivate you, and kick your butt when necessary...don't be afraid to ask questions, but if you don't like the answers you get, well, those answers are based on the knowledge and experience of the responder. Ummm, like, don't shoot the messenger, y'know?.

12. You can have up to three (3) "free foods" per day, just not at the same time. A free food is anything 20 calories or less, which includes a Sugar Free Popsicle (15 calories), Sugar Free Jello (10 calories), Sugar Free Gum...anything that you want to take the edge off those munchie times..

13. You may (just may, not always) get GAS...some members refer to them as the NutriToots. Beano and/or Gas-X seems to help..

14. Be sure to read and study the MINDSET MAKEOVER under the MY PROGRAM tab above. It really does help you get your head around this lifestyle change...

Comment #8

I am on the regular meal plan. I need to go buy some lunch meat and I think I will just eat the recommended amount...

Comment #9

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