I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an useful answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can help you..
Don't get disheartened! Use that information to motivate you. Realize that gaining it back is much easier than losing it. Don't give yourself an inch because you will take a mile. With this information, you can do anything..
It's so GREAT to hear from you again! Missed ya..
Disco - it's good to see you back! Because I've lost so many times before - I'm making sure I stick around here and post because I know why I've always gained it back. If an alcoholic took a drink they couldn't stay sober - when we eat "spontaneously" it's the same idea. That was a big revelation to me - I used to think we were doomed because we can't quit eating - we CAN quit eating off plan. The plan can include whatever you want - but it has to be determined in advance. Also, as Steve said - any one transgression has to be set aside as we jump back on the wagon for the next meal. For the longest time when I was trying for 190 - I was maintaining from 202 to 205 - since I decided I was where my body wanted me to be, I've inched up to 205-208.
This is reality - we're very much like alcoholics - we can't just respond to our urge to eat - we have to maintain our good decisions. For me, this is my "AA" meeting.....
I have been gaining and losing the same 5 lbs for about 9 months. I get pissed at myself but I figure I am maintaining just above where I really want to be...
I know from experience...... Many years of weight ups and downs.... It is easy to fall off the wagon, get discouraged and then give up. I have found in just a couple of weeks, reading and posting on these threads are a big help..
Fit-Tom, you are right. I think I am just like an alcoholic.... I'll call myself a foodaholic. I have to learn to control my eating habbits or I will always be in trouble...