Thursday, May 29, 2008

More info about Nurtisystem

Marie asked me a question about desserts so I thought I'd tell you more about the plan.

Basically, they send you breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.

Breakfast- they have individual pancake mixes, cereal, granola bars and then you can get their powdered eggs but Mike said they are gross. They also have some breakfast pastries which Mike loves. I haven't tried any yet. So, with breakfast, whatever you eat, you add a fruit and a protein. You can have 1 whole egg or 2 egg whites. Or, you can have cheese as a protein/dairy. For the fruit, you can have one small item or you can have 8 oz of fruit juice. It seems like so little but when you actually put it on a plate it looks like SO much.

Lunch- Soups, pastas, kind of chef boy-ar-dee like. They also have granola bars and graham bars for lunch. mmmmm the fudge graham bar is good. With lunch you add a small salad and again some protein or dairy. I usually add chicken to my salad with dressing.

Snack- you are totally on your own for this one. Snacks are fruit and protein/dairy. I generally have a pear or apple and some cheese. Sometimes I have lunch meat instead. You can have 1 oz of lunch meat as long as that serving is under 5 grams of fat. The Carl Buddig packs of meat are 22 oz, but they are only 7 grams of fat so I usually have one of those if I have meat at my snack.

Dinner- there are so many entrees it's crazy, they have mac and cheese and pasta dishes and pizza- and the pizza is good- if you add fresh cheese instead of what comes with it. You add a salad (plain!) and 2 veggies to dinner and then you are set.

Dessert- there are dessert bars, cookies, pretzel-type desserts, chips, etc. They have a chocolate cake, but it is really gross. We haven't tried the pudding yet.

So, that's basically Nutrisystem. You can go to the website and read more about it. It is expensive, but right now to get started it is totally worth it.

As far as workouts, I've been working with a trainer once a week. She gives me a workout to do twice a week for weights and then I do cardio two or three times a week. It depends on how sore I am from the workout!! Tonight is my last session until I can afford more, so I'll basically just make sure I am following one of the workouts she's given me every time I go in for weights. So far I have really enjoyed working with her. She's not one of those trainers who yells at you all the time. She never yelled at me in fact. Which is good. I don't do well with yelling.

Anyway, this is pretty long. I better go!!



Marie said...

Wow, sounds like it's a pretty good variety of food. I don't think I could do it though because I would still have to cook for my family - none of whom are even remotely fat. That's part of the stinkiness of this - Peter can eat whatever he watns, and I mean WHATEVER, and nothing happens. He acts all sad if I try to get him to eat what I'm eating which helps me as far as cooking and just for support. Oh well, as I've similarly said before, I don't have the metabolism of a hummingbird or the stomach of a gnat!

Kristen said...

Ugh, Bob is the same way, but he's learning that just because he looks healthy doesn't mean he is, so he's up for trying new things. A lot of foods are kind of foriegn to him, so it's slow going.
do you think we should add a link to the Nutrisystem page?

Liz said...

ummmm, yeah. I have no idea how to do that... or I can't remember. It's kind of late and I've been up since 5:45 this morning...

Rachel said...

Woah, I only lasted a few sessions with my trainer and she never yelled. I wouldn't have made it past one session if I'd been yelled at. Yuck!

That's a great system and I'm glad it's working for you!

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