What works better Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem?

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My first question is What works better Weight Watchers or Nutrisystem? Thanks in advance for any answer. Another question... I am on day 14 of the program and from time to time I find myself getting flushed in the face and having a warm feeling all over. My blood pressure is good, pulse is fine and I haven't been over to estroland. Is there anything in the food that will cause this? Has anybody else experienced this?.

It is not a real problem but more of a curiosity but I would appreciate anything anyone can share about this. Thanks...

Comments (4)

I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the right answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can answer it..

Comment #1

It could be a reaction to a seasoning or colour dye. A girl I babysat years ago had that reaction from eating anything with orange dye..

My husband gets it from too much cinnamon or raw garlic...

Comment #2

I am a former low carb "expert" and when in the beginning stages of low carb, some people experience what is known as "induction flu", which is where your body reacts to the chemical changes taking place as you switch from gaining to losing weight via your new diet through some interesting side effects. Some people actually get flu-like symptoms, while others just experience one or two little individual side effects..

Because NutriSystem is based on a low glycemic index system, which works on a similar process as low carb (blood sugar maintenance mainly), it is possible that your body is responding to chemical changes as it transforms itself into a fat burning furnace. Your symptom is likely a byproduct of literally "burning up" calories. Calories=heat so I'd say those flashes are a good sign..

Keep up the good work and enjoy what is happening to your new body...

Comment #3

Ever since I started Nutrisystem I have had night sweats. Especially my head. My body will be fine but I wake up with just head sweats.But also my whole body at times..

I'm hypoglycemic which is basically the opposite of Diabetic. When I consume sugar, my body makes too much Insulin. I have dealt with this all my life. I can control this with diet, usually. What I mean is Protein helps to rid the body of excess insulin. I can consume sugars as long as I have an appropriate balance of proteins..

I can honestly say I have not had a Hypo reaction while on plan. Nutrisystem has already done the work for me. Every time you are required to consume sugars (fruit, etc) you have to consume protein at the same time. That plus eating every 2-3 hours goes a long way to keeping my blood sugar level and minimizing spikes..

The night sweats are not the same as the sweats I get with a full blown Hypo-reaction. Those sweats are accompanied by abdominal cramps and uncontrollable shaking. Nutrisystem night sweats do not. Just sweating. It's been so bad I've had to change my sheets in the middle of the night because of it..

It worried me at first and I even started a thread about it last spring a couple of months in. The responses I got were that there was something wrong with me, nothing to do with NS. But I have found that on the nights when the sweats are particularly bad are usually followed by a scale surprise the next morning in the way of a couple of pounds lost..

Now, I look forward to sweating as a good omen..


Comment #4

I didn't say it was. I said it worked on the Low Glycemic Index, which they clearly state, and that IS the same base principle that most Low Carb diets build around (blood sugar control)...

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