I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an useful answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could assist you..
Hello GMSS. Welcome to NS. Don't feel discouraged yet. Cravings can happen in the first week or two of any diet that suddenly cuts out high amounts of carbs..
Try different things to quiet those cravings. You can eat some crunchy sweet veggies like red bell pepper, or a few baby carrots to calm a sweet craving without ruining your days calories, or try drinking a glass of water with a little bit of lemon juice in it to satisfy thirst that is being misinterpretted by your body as hunger..
It may also help if you distract yourself when those cravings hit. Try making a list of all the reasons you want to lose weight, or what are the things you want to do that you have a hard time because of your weight, or how about what outfits would you like to buy when you lose all the weight you want to lose. You could even try something like a crossword or sudoku puzzle. Anything that distracts your mind from the craving, because otherwise it will just keep building and building..
If you do give in to a craving try to limit what you eat, and don't beat yourself up about it. Just hop back on the meal plan and keep going. We are all here to help and cheer you on. Good luck...
I'm on my first day today. I was hungry so I had some extra fruit. I don't think an extra orange will add too many calories. It will be ok. At least the food seems to be good (frozen)...
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An orange isn't going to kill your progress, but you should explore other reasons why you are hungry. You can spread your food out more like eat the breakfast entree, then your furit and protein at mid morning..
Also, make sure you are getting in your maxiumum dairy/protein servings. You can have up to 100 calories as long as there is not more than 3 grams of fat..
And if you have eaten everything and are still hungry, have some unlimited veggies...
I just started my second week. I was hungry the first week too. Also, I had to really restrain myself from mindless snacking even when I wasn't hungry. Here are some tips and I have to tell you, the cravings are gone and I am so full that I have to force myself to eat everything I'm supposed to..
First, I use the planner book vs the online or phone versions. I have a smartphone and I'm in front of the internet all day. Still, it's easier and more accessible just having the book in your purse to refer to. I keep the added food print out binderclipped to it so it's with me all the time..
Second, I cut veggies once or twice per week and keep them in the fridge. If I need to munching thats what I go to. Also I take twice as many veggies as I think I will eat to work with me every day so I can eat those if I feel like visiting the vending machine or hitting a fast food joint on my way home..
Third, I'm hungry when I get home from work and in the past would eat junk when I got home while making my dinner. Now I pour bagged salad into a bowl with some low or no fat dressing and eat that while I'm making my dinner..
Walking does help. Do you have a dog you can walk? If all else fails go to bed! I used to binge late at night so now I will just go to bed if I think I can't handle it. Once you stop you do get out of the habit. It takes times but it does get easier..
Hang in there!..
Make full use of unlimited vegetables - I eat an entire bag of salad mix for lunch, and an entire bag (4 servings) of unlimited veggies such as broccoli for dinner..
Keep your eye on the ball - you are doing this because you want to be the best you possible. Food cravings are mind over matter and it will lessen, but only if you don't cave...
Make sure to look at all of the free foods you can have. There is no reason to be hungry with so many unlimited veggies..
I tend to split up my lunch and dinners into pieces. I eat a large salad first..
Then about 1.5 hrs later I eat theNutrisystemmeal..
Spread out your meals and eat frequently, about every 1.5 to 2 hrs..
Drink lots of water..
You can shift foods around as long as you take in all of the foods..
When you feel that you really need help.
, pick up the phone and call the counselors at 800-585-5483 option 5. They are very knowledgeable and really helpful...
Oh dear. Tomorrow is the last day of my first week. Weigh-in day, and I admit to being a little nervous, as I don't feel like I've lost anything. Don't look it, either, which is even more scary..
I have the opposite problem. It's hard for me to get in all the food I'm supposed to eat. I'm doing it, but not on a very good schedule. Just praying for at least a two pound loss. Three would be better...