Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer. I'll do some research in Google and get back to you if I got an good answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could answer your Nutrisystem question..
If you're serious, you'll stick to the plan 100% for at least a month! Don't back down. You will learn to look at food as "fuel." It's not always a nirvana, heavenly meal. But if you eat all the "add-in" foods, you will feel full and satisfied..
Don't worry too much about these recipes where people are fixing the food. Most of us eat most of the entrees, as-is, without doctoring them up..
While you are waiting for your food to arrive, please look at the recommended grocery list and go shopping..
Follow that little guide book/log thingy. Follow it exactly with no deviation..
That's my advice..
We're supposed to learn a couple of things with this plan. One of which is "eat when you are SUPPOSED to" (read: NEED to)rather than when you "feel" like it..
Follow the guide..
Working for me, at least..
Welcome to the community deelav! You will find all the support you need here. You may want to check out the support groups and challenges. They are great places to find motivation and stay accountable..
Questions? Feel free to ask!..
I started 4 days ago and had many of the same concerns. I've really been pleasantly surprised by the taste of the food, my kids even want to try it. I've found the program easy to follow, especially with the online food planner. It's a mindset but very much doable. Good luck!..
I'm also an emotional eater and I've learned it isn't about the food it's about what's going on in my head..
Your/my food cravings are just a thought. For me it's like a big hug..
What you really need to work on is "what's eating you"...
If you get a craving for something "bad" and you're really not hungry, it helps to redirect your thoughts, stop what you're doing and do something else. A few minutes ago I had a craving for sourdough toast and real butter. I was about to give in but instead I logged onto NS. In a few minutes I'll do some some dishes, then I'll take a long hot bath. Just by getting off the couch and logging on here my craving has passed...
I've been doing this for almost 4 weeks now. I'm down a little over 14 lbs, and I'm thrilled..
I was skeptical about the food at first, I've had two friends tell me that they tried it and didn't like it. I really am very picky, myself..
So far, out of the 35 days worth of food, there are about 3 things that I really, really don't like. Some other things, are "ok", not what I would choose, but then, I don't always choose well, do I? If I did, I wouldn't need to be here..
Also, make sure you eat your veggies and proteins, they help to fill you up, and it's actually fun being creative with them!.
As someone else said, we have to learn to look at food as fuel for our bodies, not as the be all and end all of our day. Fuel your body, find pleasure in other things..
I agree that the "Before and After" thread is wonderful and encouraging, so is the "Maintainers Helping Newbies" thread..
Hang in there, it's worth it...
I was an emotional eater, then I joined Nutrisystem. It took about two weeks for that instinct to ease up. I still want to eat junk when I'm pissy sometimes, but I want to be thin way more so I find distractions to keep me from succumbing to slip-ups. When I think about cheating now, I tell myself that whatever it would be, would have to be worth it....have'nt thought of a food yet that would be worth it. Think before you cheat....really, really contemplate it before you do it. There is nothing worse then regret, especially if it's regarding something that you really and truely can control...