Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I discover an anything. You should email the people at Nutrisystem as they probably can help you..
Life happens...Learn from your experience and the way you feel to make changes in the future..
I totally agree about eating prior the an event. It helps control the urges to "over do it"..
Keep up the good work,.
If you get back on 100% today and stick to it for a week solid with NO slip ups, you might be surprised what the scale will tell you by this friday or so. Call it 1 step back to take a few steps forward...
Don't beat yourself up about it. At least you're moving ahead in the right direction being back on track. Just take it one day at a time :-)..
I'm in the same boat. Our grandson had tonsils and adenoids out plus tubes in his ears last Tuesday. He will be 3 yrs old next month. I took my wife out of town to see them this weekend and really blew my plan out of the water. So now I have to get serious and try to make up for a weekends worth of cheats...
Losing the same pounds more than once sucks. Ask me how I know...
A lot of times a surprise weight gain following a small "hiccup" is just a water weight thing. Drink a ton of water today and tomorrow, then get on the scale again - tell us whether it makes a difference. I bet it does...
Actually what happens is with the added calories your metabolism kicks it up to deal with the influx of calories. Then when you get back on plan 100% your body takes a few days to realize that you're not giving it the same level of calories. I did this once a week or once every other week to keep from plateauing during my initial weight loss...
I never did any binges and lost just fine!..
I'm not talking about a binge. A binge to me seems out of control and unplanned..
What I'm talking about is picking a day and eat "normal" foods. That doesn't mean taking down a lg pizza and washing it down with a 2 liter of coke. That means eating "normal" amounts of "normal" food and getting back on plan 100% the next day..
It may not work for everyone, but it did jump start my weightloss when I slowed down..
I should also add that my sister is the general manager of a national health and fitness club chain. Her trainers recommend the same system to clients...
There will be weeks when your 100% and lose nothing, there will be weeks when you're 100% on plan and you might gain a pound or two. Its important to look at the longer trend. String together as many 100% days in a row and you'll have success. Its likely water weight anyway, especially if you had something high in sodium...
One off-plan meal, or day, won't trash your progress unless you let it turn into multiple days. It might slow your loss rate, or it might possibly boost your overall loss rate. I've experienced both, and with everything else involved, it's really hard to say for sure. Everyone is SO different, you can't make a rule out of it. The key thing, like others have said, is to get back on-plan right away and see the measly 1 lb drop off in NO time! As failures go, I've had some doozies, but recovered quickly. Stay the course, man!.
Know the feeling. I was on a roll then, business trips overseas, court testimony in NYC, business dinners, too much wine, etc. Then ... BAM ... +10 lbs. My particular damning event was ...
As a diabetic, that is a big no-no..
Now, back on the program..
I agree with Gordon55 that one day off (say in a week) is fine. But I took two months off!..
My own experience is when I go off plan you end up taking in lots of salt which equals lots of water. Drink the water, flush it out, get back on plan..
Just remember the math, you have to take in or burn off those 3500 calories to gain or lose a real pound..
I've been extra careful this week because Saturday I want to exceed a total loss of 125 pounds since the beginning by a lot. That's almost 437,500 calories burned off since the beginning. 1/2 million, here I come!!!!..
125 lb is outstanding...Way to go..
I think there is a little truth in "fooling your body". I do believe that our bodies have the ability to adjust themselves to the amount of calories that they get, thus delaying weight loss even when eating less..
However, if you are "just under" in calories that you need, your body won't be as apt to adjust..
I really believe you need to spend the first three months 100% on plan. Understand your consumption and how your body accepts the change..
If at that point, you want to have a "outside" plan meal, do it. Just be ready to accept that you will delay or stop weight loss for a period of time..
I am not a big fan of doing this since some people of a difficult time of "getting back on the program". That has been one of my biggest concerns since it is easy to say "I will get back on tomorrow" and "tomorrow" never comes..
If I go "off plan", I never need to get back on! This to me is easier since I see this as a life style rather than diet..
Best of luck,.
Fantastic progress there EV. If I can match last weeks 4 lb lost this week I'll be joining you at 125 lost on Saturday. I'll have to dust the trophy case for that 125 lb bear...
You guys losing a buck and a quarter and more are so inspirational to others. You just show how it can be done if you stick with the plan. Congratulations!..