Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I discover an useful answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could give you help..
Also read the rules thread..
Check these boards EVERY day..
Also, RECORD YOUR FOOD EVERY DAY..
THese boards and your food diary will keep you honest...
Click "My Program". Do you want me to come to your house and eat it for you too? j/k.
Yeah, it seems confusing at first. After a couple weeks or so of logging everything and working the plan, it will come clear. I never had a problem with the scale and weigh all the time, trying to correlate my loss rates with my behavior. Different strokes and all that. As Danintexas said, don't let a plateau get you down. Best advice I can give is to really stick to the plan for the first few weeks and then add another week to it one week at a time.
I'm much less tempted to deviate now than I was the first 3 months or so. You'll be amazed at the results! Welcome the the Nutrisystem journey!.
Member PAMSB has some good tips for newbies as does BellaVitaBoy on this thread. Look them up....Good Luck and reach out if you need help...
Thanks guys. Any pointers in the right direction is appreciated!..
Seriously mclejack, the best thing you can do is use your printed meal planner and the planner on this website under "My Program". It's all pretty much laid out for you in black and white. The website version will pull up every option for each meal slot and I'd start there..
Here's a great pointer: DO IT BY THE BOOK. No matter how hungry, tempted, or weak you are feeling, DO IT BY THE BOOK. Cheating is for Nancy Girls, not men. Drink 90-120 ounces of pure water each day. Don't put any lemon or girlie snot in there, just drink it like a man. It does help to drink it at room temperature in my opinion..
I promise you after a couple of weeks you'll have the hang of it. If you have any SPECIFIC questions, we'll be honored to help, but you have to take the first step and READ THE DIRECTIONS. After you've read them if you're still confused we'll help ya...
I will have to respectfully disagree with Dan..
If you are like some of us, go ahead and weigh every day. For some, it helps to keep us focused by making us reflect on what we did the day before..
If we stayed on plan and show a little gain, no problem..
If we strayed from plan and show a little gain, then it tells you to refocus on your goals and stick to the plan..
Both weighing and not weighing work. It just depends on whether or not you can handle it. I know that I wouldn't have had the success or been able to maintain the weight loss if I didn't weigh every day while I was losing and 3-4 times a week since. Find what works best for you and stick with it...
I'm with Larry on this one. It actually helped me to weigh every day. In fact, I weigh once in the morning after the evacuations, and once at night before I go to bed. Doing this I discovered that I weigh less when I first get up, and that I weigh about 3 pounds heavier at night. This taught me NOT to freak out over 2 or 3 pounds difference here or there..
But if you're going to get mental about every little ounce here or there you might want to limit your scale use. Or you could just be a man and take your results as they come. Either way it's your sack of marbles or lack thereof...
Another point about weighing every day is doing it at the same time every day..
I would always weigh just after getting out of bed and only used the Monday morning weigh in as my official weight for the week. By using Monday for my official weight it helped to keep me honest through the weekends...
Welcome to Nutrisystem mclejack!.
You'll find all the support and helpful tips you need here in our community. Congratulations on your decision to live a healthy lifestyle.....Nutrisystem is a great place to start!.
Questions? We're here to help too! You can contact us at.
Welcome to the Mens Room.
Good Luck and keep us posted...
I would also like to put my two sense in this. I am one month in and lost 20 pounds. I am the type person who likes to knaw and track what I am doing. So I weigh everyday. If I don't lose any weight, I analysis why. Did I not drink enough water the day before or was it the two slices of Cheese Pizza? You get instant feedback which is what I like.
I shower and weigh myself naked before I eat anything. Consistency is the key..
The hardest part is changing your mindset. You are doing this for yourself and nobody else. If you gorge the night before and see 4 pounds go on, you have nobody but yourself (and us if you confess) to beat yourself over the head. Be determined and remember it is easier to gain than it is to lose..
As far as the meal plan. You have to find what works for you. Me: Breakfast 7:30. Morning Snack 11:00-11:30. Lunch 1:00, Afternoon snack 3-4 and dinner 6:00!..
I am also in the weight every day and record once a week group..
I really feel it keeps me accountable for the previous day and focused on my weight..
I think it is very important to try to follow the plan very closely for at least the first 30 days. It will give you a chance to really have the plan work and also will begin the process of changing your attitude towards food and portion control..
I also like the idea of setting your goals at very achievable points..
When I started at 276, my goal was 250. Once I got to 250, 220 became my goal. Once I reached 220, 190 became my goal. It is very easy to see my progress towards the goal and I was able to celebrate my successes (and not with food!)..
Also recognize that you didn't gain all the weight over night and you will not lose it over night..
The plan needs to be a lifestyle change and not a "diet". If you treat it as a diet, you will fail in the long run..
Learn the plan, follow the plan, succeed with the plan!.
1) Drink double or more the 64oz. of water daily. As mentioned up-thread, room temp helps. I typically use those 1/2 liter disposable water bottles, and refill them. You can use gallon jugs of spring water if your tap water isn't the best. It took me about a month to get used to not drinking anything flavored; diet Coke, Crystal Light, etc.
But plan on drinking lots and lots of water..
2) Daily food diary. Very important. Write down EXACTLY everything you eat, in the recommended portions..
3) I like the daily weigh-ins. Same time every morning, right after I wake up. I made an Excel spreadsheet to chart them, and it looks like a ski slope with a couple of moguls built in..
4) It took me a good couple weeks to get the routine down. By 30 days, I had some favorite add-ins that I didn't have to look up anymore. Also, I learned techniques to make life easier (like making three days worth of salad at once and placing them in single serving containers)..
Don't get discouraged. If you mess up, get RIGHT back on the plan. No excuses allowed. Just do it. It gets easier. Honest...