Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could answer your Nutrisystem question..
Yeah the clothes are getting loose but the #'s on the scale aint movin'...
It happens. Stick to it and eventually the numbers will start falling. Make sure you're eating everything you're supposed to. Break out the measuring equipment if you have to but stalls come with the territory..
Ive had some stalls that last two weeks, Ive had some that last a month. Just gotta ride it out. Could try increasing your exercise, and some people advocate a cheat meal to shock the system into losing again but in my experience it's best to just ride it out and stick to the plan. My stalls were often followed by a week of increased weight loss so it more or less evens out...
This territory has been covered so often it ought to have it's own thread with a sticky, or at least a program disclaimer..
Stalls (or plateaus, if you like) will happen, and will happen regularly. That applies only to the scale which, incidentally, is only one of many ways to measure your progress. As long as you are sticking to the program, and are 100%, you are still in a calorie deficit and your body is still moving right along. It's important to not let a stubborn scale readout discourage you. By your own admission, you are noticing changes in you body dimensions. Add a body tape measure to your regular progress recordings, or get a good body caliper if you want to go pro.
In fact, if you are engaged in a very intensive body sculpting workout regimen, the scale may move very slowly while your body changes dramatically..
Bottom line: stick to the program, stay 100%, add a body tape measure and take regular measurements several times a week to complement your weigh-ins. All stalls ends of their own accord..
2/19: 241.8 (start).
83/20/23 (Days NS/p90/smoke-free)..
Stew, what are your vital stats. Starting weight, lost weight, goal weight. I can not tell whether you needed to lose 20 pounds or 200 pounds...
I started 6 weeks ago at 275. I am 6 foot tall. I currently weigh 260. I would love to see 225 on the scale - thanks for all your help guys..
I hit a 2 week slump at about 6 weeks. How often are you weighing yourself? Personally I weigh myself every day, but when I see a streak of a few days of no progress, I wait a week before I weigh myself again. I just stick to the plan and dont stress the numbers. The waiting a week sets a nice goal for me and I have always gone down once the week has gone by. Hang in there man...
The only place I only cheat and it is the only way I can eat a salad is if there is some good dressing. So, besides the dressing I am strict with the plan and even miss some of the stuff that I could have. For example, yesterday I had a salad for lunch and didn't even eat my Nutrisystem lunch. I dropped another lb yesterday though. I have not found a good non fat salad dressing that doesn't taste like crap. Any ideas.
I have not seen that on a scale in 6 or 7 years. I am happy with the weight loss and feel better about myself. I am just impatient and in a hurry - thats just me and I have to deal with it. I think it is a good idea that I stay off the scale everyday and just weigh in once a week. Thanks for all your help guys I really feel like I am making some progress..
I mix 1 tablespoon of KRAFT Light 3-Cheese Ranch and 1 tablespoon of Wishbone FF Ranch. Now that I'm on Maintenance I use an extra tablespoon of the FF Ranch...
I like Kraft lite balsamic vinnegrette. The calories are low enought that you can treat it as fat free...
There are 3 possible explanations for your stall:.
1. It's just some water and poop variation. You are losing fine. Getting too excited about a temporary artifact and will have a big loss soon..
2. You're cheating..
3. The laws of physics don't apply in your body..
(1) seems most likely to me...
This is a very poor trade-off. Your calorie-deficit diet is high in protein for a reason: so your body doesn't look to things other than it's own fat to consume. Your Nutrisystem lunch: good source of protein. Your choice of salad instead: ok, except for nearly no protein.
You put regular dressing on it, at which point it goes to shizzit. Check out these numbers:.
If you have to choose between the two (and I'm not sure I follow why you do), choose the Nutrisystem meal for the protein. If you skip it, you need to be replacing the lost protein..
2/19: 241.8 (start).
85/23/26 (Days NS/p90/smoke-free)..
I hit a support level last week for several days. I started to change up my calorie levels. One day I went low and ate about 1000 calories, the next day I went up and ate about 1,900. After that, the scale started dropping again. I think your body adjusts to a certain calorie level so I've found it successful to keep my body guessing. Good luck!..
Hand in there dude, I've been in the same stagnation for about 2 weeks now. Started off at 275 in early march, I've been hovering around 240 for 2 weeks now. Significantly ramped up the workouts, to no avail. I don't cheat at ALL either. I follow the program to the letter, for breakfast I actually only eat the bfast meal and an egg..
Pocitelli72, I'll give the shock treatment a try. I refuse to believe that at 6'3" my body can maintain 240 for much longer on 1000-1200 calories a day for much longer...
Gary has a very important point if you reduce your calories coming in too much your body goes into starvation mode and hangs on to those calories, your matabolism slows thus no weight loss. All Nutrisystem foods are ment to work together if you want a salad add a chicken salad or tuna salad to it and you get your protein...
Maybe if you can't use the right salad dressing, than don't eat salads. Just eat veggies. That's what I do. I'm not a big salad fan. I'd rather eat a pile of stir fry veggies anyday. Putting the wrond dressing on a salad will kill it and your diet, regardless if you don't eat the Nutrisystem meal. You must stick to the plan for it to work it's best...
What do you use for flavor in the stir fry - yoshidas?..
Just an afterthought here: I used to be a big fan of the sweet salad dressings. French, catalina, poppyseed, maybe honey mustard on occasion. So I know what you mean by low- or no-fat alternatives. It's hard to train yourself away from a well-ingrained taste, particularly when a lot of the alternatives blow. For the record, and after a good amount of personal research, I've been using Kraft FF Italian and Kraft FF Thousand Island. Other brands seem to be missing pop or zing, or taste too artificial.
The Thou Isle is pretty decent and is low sodium but higher carb. Pick your poison. Anything is better than full-on regular salad dressing. May as well scoop a cup full of lard right onto your salad eh? Remember you're making a lifestyle change, and that means training your tastes away from the crap habits we all used to have. Try a few good alternatives before you give up.
2/19: 241.8 (start).
89/27/30 (Days NS/p90/smoke-free)..
Sometimes I just use a little salt, and pepper to flavor it (if you mix enough veggies there is plenty of flavor already IMO). I'll also use a seasoning like Head Country, or Soy Sauce. Buy some chopped garlic (comes in a container and you just spoon some into the veggie mixture) or garlic powder... Also a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes can kick it up some. I just sort of use whatever hits me at the moment and it gives me variety..
Veggies: Red Bell Pepper, Onion, Green Onion, Sugar Snap Peas (not too many as they aren't freebies), mushrooms, green beans, carrots, bean sprouts, zuccini, squash, etc... Just combine what you have and change it up, and it honestly doesn't get old for me. If you have carbs to use, you can toss in measured amounts of corn or peas, or somesuch..
I wound up with a huge plate of stir fry tonight so I skipped my salad. May still add a salad later on in the evening, but right now I'm good...
Dude, you're contradicting yourself! Leaving Nutrisystem required add-ins out of your meal IS CHEATING. Your body needs that carb and dairy serving in the morning, just like it needs the fat serving for dinner. DON'T CHEAT!..
Hey Frazz, go easy on that soy sauce, man. Even the "lite" soy sauce has a ridiculous amount of sodium in it..
2/19: 241.8 (start).
Hey, how many calories are allowed for dressing? When I add it it says like 20 calories, but the FF Roca Ranch I use is like 50. I tend to only use salad dressing once a day, so I haven't been sweating it right now,b ut probably good to know for future..
I like the Kraft FF Roca Ranch, btw, it gives that hint of blue cheese that's really nice...
Just be insane like me and eat your salads with no salad dressing..
I never ate salads without the word fruit in front of them before the diet so I never acquired a taste for salad dressing. I take my salads like I take my bourbon, straight...
I've always eaten my salads that way. I like the taste of the fresh veggies and have never cared much for salad dressings..
Yep, I know that and I don't use very much at all. Just there for a slight seasoning. If I use Soy sauce I don't put anything else on it (except maybe pepper), but no other seasoning "salts" due to the high sodium content of it...
I use oregano, basil, garlic powder, black sesame seeds, tarrgaon. Then add in hot sauce and then I add in either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar when it starts to get too dry. You can stir fry anything and everything, but for the most part I do a lot of cabbage, mushrooms. zuchinni, spinich, asparagus...fresh. For the frozen stuff you can add in brocolli, cauliflower, green beans, etc. I have a real japanese wok that I just put on high on the burner and let it rip until it's done.
Then I sprinkle the whole thing with sliced almonds and sop up what ever is left over from the veggies and the Nutrisystem meal with a piece of WW bread. All that and water and I'm stuffed pretty good. Then it's just a couple of hours until my dessert and I drink water all night long..
Yoshidas looks like it might be sugery, but I don't know. You really need to check the lable on that before you buy it...
Just stick to 2 Tbsp of it as a serving, and you won't have to sweat the cals. In the FF it's coming from carbs (mostly sugar) rather than fat. Regular salad dressing gives you a double whammy of both..
2/19: 241.8 (start).
90/28/31 (Days NS/p90/smoke-free)..