I'm stumped. I'm not so sure what is the answer to that question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an good answer. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably could assist you..
You may want to stick to the program as far as serving times for the first month or so to get the rythm and to avoid hunger that would make you do BAD things to yourself. That being said, I am very guilty of flexing all over the place. I never have either snack until after dinner, then I eat either just 1 or both, depending on what I want at the time. After you've been into it for a couple months, you'll learn how your body works with it and what works for you..
Eat all the food at some point. You could add half the snack to breakfast and half for lunch, or if you don't get that hungry in the morning add it all to lunch or have it for dinner or if you are up really late, then have it as a second snack in the evening..
The general idea is to eat every 2 to 3 hours so that your body doesn't get a chance to feel hungry..
But do eat all the food...
Typicall what I'm doing is to something every hour or so until Dinner time. So I split my breakfast portions up during the morning, then have lunch then take my morning protein / fruit and afternoon snack in the afternon..
Then eat the full dinner meal followed by the evening snack about 2 hours later. It's worked for me but you have to find what works for you..
Just make sure to eat everthing and drink the water!..
Personally I am a big believer in the morning and afternoon snacks because they keep me from getting hungry prior to then next meal so I don't feel tempted to "load up" on lunch or dinner. I also try to eat my evening snack about 1 hour before bed so that my body has fuel while I am sleeping. I have a pretty stressful job, but I have never had a problem fitting in an apple, or yogurt cup, or a Nutrisystem cookie...just make the time for yourself and reap the benefits of steady blood sugar/insulin levels. Best of Luck...
Sticking to the plan and eating all of the snacks will keep your metabolism going, and it also reduces the likelihood of overeating. Sometimes when I'm really hungry and haven't eaten in hours I'll end up eating way too much..
Modifying the plan is never a good idea...
Work the plan for a while before changing the plan...
I totally agree the JohnTh....
I think that making time for the snacks in the middle of the morning and afternoon do help keep the hunger under control during lunch and dinner, when it is possible to "over do it"..
I also like having my evening snack about 1 hour before bed. I think my body responds to having the food and burning calories while I am sleeping..