I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I discover an answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you help..
They do add up, man. When I started, it was rough on my wife, who weighs 115 and eats whatever she wants. We went out to eat 2-3 times a week & cooked great meals at home, but I was pushing 240 lbs and knew I had to do something..
You just have to bite the bullet & go 100% for a couple months; hammer all the lessons into your head (calorie count, portion control, right mix of carbs/protein/fat, etc.) and then (and only then) can you start incorporating the snacks and/or "cheat meals" into your overall plan..
I know for a fact that if I didn't go 100% for the first 8 weeks, it probably wouldn't have stuck. But losing 22lbs the first 4 weeks was motivation enough for me to stick with it.....
Thank you guys for the help, I really do need to put my nose to the grind stone and kick this stuff.I have to start getting more exercise and not worry so much about lifting(I love putting up heavy weights,secret confession.
We have about the same stats as far as starting weight and goal (and lifting weights like a meat-head). If I can give you any advice it's this: Be 100% on plan until you make your goal weight. Period..
I lost my weight in a very short time and I did it while I was lifting like a maniac 4x a week (I had to cut out cardio because I was losing too much too fast!). I was taking in additional protein every day in the form of a 7oz can of tuna for my morning snack and a protein drink after my workout. That's it. No cheating. None at all. Not a taste of anything.
Not a single bite of birthday cake. Nothing..
No cheats, man. 100% means 100%..
You can do this..
Let me know if you need some help. There are a few of us that check in occasionally, but guys like you and I are kinda rare around these boards...
Sean thank you for your reply,I do have one question for you. On my days I lift I usually have a protein shake shake after my work out which has 1 and a half scoops of protein and a half a scoop of complex carb powder(around 400 total calories) should I skip my final snack on that night or at least sub it with a fruit or veggie? As far as cardio I need to get the ball rolling on that just to start the old metabolism. I used to run 2 miles a day then lift(that was when I was boxing and weighed 200 before I cut to 170). Thank you in advance..
You can't really skip your desert because you need to eat every 2-1/2 to 3 hours. That's the key to losing weight and keeping it off - on this or any other program - smallish portions, all day long. Gotta keep your digestive system working or your body will start the storing process..
While I was on Nutrisystem I didn't do any pre-workout drinks - just coffee because I work out in the morning. I would eat the carb-part of my Nutrisystem breakfast (usually a scone) then workout. After I killed myself in the gym, I'd come home and have my recovery drink and finish the rest of my Nutrisystem breakfast (usually an egg white/sausage sandwich). My post workout drink was 1 scoop (110 cal) of EAS protein and 1 scoop EAS muscle armor (120 cal (for recovery, btw))..
400 cals for a post workout drink seems a little high, man. But heck, if you're honestly beating yourself up in the gym you may need it. Try to back off of it a little by 50% for now. If you feel terrible or wiped out just go back to doing what you were..
Other than those two supplements and a little more protein for my morning snack than they recommended (can of Tuna or chicken breast only ... string cheese is for babies) I was strictly NS...
I do not know if I really need it but I sure do enjoy it. I beat the snot out of my self when I am lifting. When I started lifting again in NOV my neck was 16 and 1/2 now it is 19, biceps 18 now 21,bench was 150 now 250...
I've been on the diet now for 1 month and have lost 10 lbs. My wife loves to cook and we are both on the diet. I work a 48 hr week so going to the gym regularly is out although I do exercise in the AM. To get my wife's cravings to cook out of her system I find different bake sales she can cook for at the church. That way the desserts are out of the house and she cooks. I also bring food to work for others to snack on...
In this case it is best to just be honest with her and stop doing this crap. I would word that a little better if I were you, but you get the point. In the end it is up to you to set your mind to your cause..
Temptation is all around you everyday, and you need to wake up and say to yourself: "not today, I will not cheat today."..