If you visited my blog more than once or twice in 2011, it wasn't hard to see a reoccurring theme: Nutrisystem.
Having had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Nutrisystem Nation, I can tell you completely and honestly that the program worked for me. I fall directly into the category of people that have no willpower (I should start counting the number of times that my husband shakes his head at me when he walks into the kitchen and finds me stuffing something into my mouth) so there just seemed like there was no hope for me when it came to weight loss.
So, in my case, Nutrisystem was the perfect solution.
Step 1: Choose your plan (women's, men's, silver, diabetic, vegetarian, etc) and then select your food. You can have Nutrisystem send you their favorites to start you off or right away you can opt to customize your menu with the foods you love.
Step 2: Delicious food arrives at the door. It was a mini-Christmas for me each time a new shipment of Nutrisystem foods arrived, as even before I had the boxes open I was thinking about all of the tasty things inside.
It never surprised me when people asked me how the food tasted, all the while waiting for me to tell them that it was bad or gross or like cardboard. After all, that's the image that we have of diet food, is it not?
Instead, the answer that I gave every time was that although there was a meal now and again that I would encounter where I wasn't a big fan, for each one there were at least 15x that many of items that I did like (and that doesn't even count the meals that I love, love, loved). As with any foods, homemade or store-bought or at a restaurant, you try things and you see if they fit your tastes.
The benefit of ordering each month for Nutrisystem is that then if you've found something you're not especially fond of, just don't order it next time. And if you've found something that you could eat for every meal (e.g. those Double Chocolate Caramel Bars shown above, mmmmmmm), then order a whole bunch of them.
Step 3: Eat healthy and keep track of the pounds as they start to melt away. Nutrisystem's included Meal Planner made it nearly foolproof to figure out where to add my grocery items (e.g. fruits, vegetables, dairy) to balance out my diet and as long as I followed the plan, I never felt hungry. Just the opposite, in fact. When my next meal or snack time would arrive, I couldn't believe that it was time to eat again!
Skeptical? If you are, I don't blame you. When I started Nutrisystem, I was fairly certain that it wasn't going to work simply because nothing else ever had.
But the scale doesn't lie and 25.2 pounds later, I am a complete believer in this program. All I had to do was add fruit to breakfast, veggies to dinner, and enjoy a tasty dessert... and somehow, the pounds kept coming off. Even though ultimately I was still the one responsible for what number the scale showed me each week, Nutrisystem is what made it easy.
If you want to find out more about this program, there is a ton of information on the Nutrisystem website, as well as from calling 888-853-4689. You'll be amazed at the support and care that they show for you right from the start!
Plus, if you're still not sold on what the food might taste like, they're ready to change your mind there as well, because...
One lucky person will win a 10 Day Nutrisystem Select package of Nutrisystem's fresh-frozen meals and a Nutrisystem water bottle (ARV $150)!
To enter to win: Tell me your biggest issue with weight loss OR why you would like to win this giveaway.
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Giveaway will end on January 3rd, 2012 at 11:59pm CST. By entering this sweepstakes, you are agreeing to these official rules. No purchase necessary, void where prohibited by law. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents only and the winner must be 18 years of age or older, must meet eligibility requirements to be on Nutrisystem. Nutrisystem employees and their family members are ineligible; No Cash Value.
A big thank you to Nutrisystem for allowing me to be a part of the Nutrisystem Nation Blogger Program, where I was provided with their food and program to follow, as well as for providing a 10 Day Select Package and water bottle for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.