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First question I have is Does anyone know about Nutrisystem? Looking forward for any answer or 2. Another question I got... What's a good plan for the carbohydrate? I bought a loaf of Jewish rye and it's convenient to have a slice..

But it's an awful temptation too. Just thinking about those caraway seeds...want to eat the whole loaf! And seems like it defeats the purpose of de-temptationizing the 'fridge..

I been thinking about doing cereal (Special K 110 calories) for breakfast as my carb. That's not such a caraway seed inducing temptation. Would feel funny doing it in evening and I don't rate a dairy then....

List in the book for carbs seems real small. Almost like they just said, well men (and super fatties) need some extra calories, so we'll just add carbs. What if I substitute 100 calories protein instead of slice of bread? Would that mess stuff up?..

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You betcha! however you might wanna make sure and wait for someone else here to confirm this as I am not completely sure. Better yet, why don't you email the Nutrisystem guys because they can assist you better...

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After trying different things, I've settled on Arnold's Double Protein bread. 2 slices a day (bfast and dinner) per mens program requirements. Whole grain, tasty..

If I'm having a chicken breast patty or other dinner that calls for adding a roll, can use 2 slices, toasted, to make a pretty good sandwich with a dab of mayo (fat) and ketchup (sue me)..


Comment #2

I always switch up my carbs. Get a loaf of rye one week, then a loaf of sour dough or oatmeal bread the next. You can also mix in some brown rice here or there. Variety is the key, otherwise you get bored and tend to stray from the plan...

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Gordon: Thanks. That's a great suggestion. I gotta find out where to buy it in Richmond VA. Have not seen it at Kroger's or Ukrops, but will look more..

Getting a tad more protein would be good as I'm lifting every day. Alternating legs and arms...not extreme, but still getting a pretty good lift..

Also, I think if the stuff is palatable but not so extremely yummy as rye bread (that stuff is like desert!) it would help reduce temptation...

Comment #4

Stop at the spice isle and get some caraway seeds. Chew on a handful and you'll be cured...

Comment #5

When I was a kid, I used to periodically munch on different spices from the rack..

Put some caraway seeds in my brussel sprouts the other night. Yum yum!..

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At which point your father could be heard mumbling to himself, head hung low, moving slowly from side to side; "There's Summun wrooooong with that boy"..

<think Bill Cosby Frog in the milk story>..

Comment #7

How did you get your tracker thing? And is there a way to make it automatic? For that matter, how do I get a signature?..

Comment #8

Think I figured it out. (test).

Still would like a line one like yours...

Comment #9

The tickers like Damon and I have can be had at They used to be free, but now you have to join as a VIP member. If I recall, it's like $12/yr. I figured it was worth it, to me anyway. You have to enter your weekly weigh-in on that site (it's much faster and easier then the Nutrisystem site) and it updates your ticker wherever you paste it. They give you the codes to copy and paste into your Nutrisystem sig.

(Tip - Pick a Thursday or Friday morning for your weigh-in time so you have time to recover from any, well, indescretions you may have committed on the weekend).

Oh - also update your weight chart on your home Nutrisystem page too so you can get your nutribears..


Comment #10

When you talk about carbs here you're actually talking about the grain based selections (since fruit and veggies are also carbs). All three varieties are important and the most important thing to focus on in this category is the complexity of your selection. Try to avoid products that have been highly processed - items that are predominately white flour or white rice have lots of calories compared to their nutrient value..

I keep a large bowl of brown rice and a large bowl of black beans available at all times. My morning snack is usually 1/2 cup rice, 1/2 cup beans, 1 oz non fat cheese and 1 oz of chicken with salsa..

I use oatmeal as a morning carb (traditionalist, I know) or I use WW low calorie whole wheat bread at 45 calories per slice. It's expensive but if you're only eating a slice a day the loaf lasts for a couple of weeks..

Good quality, complex carbs help to make you feel full for longer...

Comment #11

Carbs I've been eating..




Yams/Sweet Potatoes.

Brown Rice.

Old Fashioned Oatmeal..

Comment #12

My breakfast carb alternates between sourdough bread, oatmeal (Red Mill 5 Grain) and Hi-Fiber pancakes with fruit based no sugar added syrup. I got the pancake recipe from the Nutrisystem Recipe thread. I make a bag of it once a month then use 1/3 cup of mix and 1/4 cup of water to make a pancake. At Dinner I have corn, brown rice, whole wheat pasta (measured 2 oz dry), or sweet potato. Variety is key for me...

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Man! Don't you just hate those guys who lose a couple pounds - say 115, or so - and then think they know all the answers! JK - lol.

Hey, Johnth! Which of those items seems most effective in getting you ready for your races? I have avoided the carb-loading for my races due to my prejudice against pasta (read - white flour) but I notice you listed whole wheat pasta and hadn't considered that as an option. Have you paid attention to that aspect of your diet/running experience? It would be valuable to know as I get ready for my 1/2 marathon or even for my shorter races...

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