Hi Adrian, I'm running a marathon, but found that I'm gaining weight. Thanks for sharing, Lynn! I decided to try Nutrisystem because of the fact that I did not have to learn how to cook to lose weight. The food is not fine dining but it is good enough and with enough variety to not be boring. We are so happy to hear how well the program is working for you. The big takeaway here: Very very unpleasant people to deal with.
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The crazy thing is the weight gain really snuck up on me. But, that all changed once I hit my mids. As my friends began settling down and starting families, I continued the partying and overindulgence of my college days, and as my metabolism slowed I really began to pack on the pounds.
The big wake-up call came when I finally decided to visit my primary care doctor. The results of the visit came as a shock, to say the least. It was the middle of winter, and I was laying on the couch late one night when a Nutrisystem commercial came on TV. Dan Marino , the legendary Miami Dolphins Quarterback, was talking about how he had lost more than 20 pounds on Nutrisystem, and for some reason, his words stuck with me see the commercial below.
Marino was one of the biggest names in the NFL as a kid, and here he was on TV talking about a diet plan that had worked for him, and he actually seemed genuine and believable. Whatever the reason, I was convinced it was what I needed. During my research, I found a lot of positive reviews about Nutrisystem, and I knew it was time to give it a try! My family and I. I was able to lose 30 pounds with Nutrisystem, and have been able to keep it off by making simple lifestyle changes. It was affordable, convenient, tons of people reported great results online, and they guaranteed the weight loss.
After doing a little research, I decided it was right for me and decided to sign up. I was probably around pounds when I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, and my weight was going nowhere but up at that point. Nowadays, I try to stay as close to as possible, and I am usually able to maintain that goal, give or take a pound or two. That being said, I still utilize diets like Nutrisystem from time-to-time, when I feel like I need a re-charge, or to quickly burn off some extra weight.
After reaching my goal, I transitioned to a plan that includes their Turbo Shakes, healthy foods that I prepare on my own, and a regular exercise routine. While their Basic plan worked for me for me, they have several options to choose from. The big takeaway here: Pick a plan that fits your budget and dietary needs they have specialty plans for vegetarians and diabetics , and know that ALL of their plans are going to help you lose weight when used correctly.
There is a ton of variety, the meals are quick and easy to make, and they even have frozen options that take the quality up another notch. You can view their full menu at the official Nutrisystem website. Ultimately, I wanted to make a goal of losing about 10 pounds per month.
For me, this was very doable following their diet plan. The results are going to be different for everyone, but if you have 20, 30 lbs, or more to lose, then I would expect to be on the diet for at least two months. In my case, once I reached my weight loss goal, I had established a routine for how much I needed to eat each day, so I was comfortable developing a plan of my own. As someone who has lost more than 30 pounds using the Nutrisystem program, I can tell you that it absolutely works.
I highly recommend it to anyone who has 10 or pounds to lose. Nutrisystem Turbo 13 is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, and is a great fit for anyone who wants an easy plan to follow. I've used their plan now several times over the years, and it's one of our highest rated weight loss products here on the site. I really liked your story. I am in day 2 of my Turbo Program. My history with NS is in I had my 3rd child, 12 months and one day after my 2nd. My weight on delivery date was My normal weight was I went down to Lowest in my life, and I felt good.
I did feel healthier at which I managed to maintain for 20 something years. In 3 years I graduated a size I weighed when I graduated. I still weigh 10 years later and feel awful. I too started to eat out and drink wine. I only hope I have the will power to succeed this time. I feel I have to become a hermit and say no to going out with my friends, neighbors and family. But now I am older and I dread the fact it may take me years to lose all this fat.
But I have only myself to blame. Reading your story has given me some inspiration. I am going to make 10 weight loss increments only as to not get discouraged. Thank you for sharing your story. Hi Cheryl- Thanks for reading, and sharing…What an inspiring story! I still have a drink occasionally, but try to keep it limited to social gatherings and not an everyday thing.
In any case, best of luck with your weight loss journey! Norman, you seem to know the NS diet very well. I have been on this diet around 7 years ago and I see a few new changes this time. My order has arrived and I unpacked my Turbo Box yet did not keep that food separate, and now i am really unsure of what was in it for my first week…. Best of luck with the program. Hope that helps -NS. You want to be at your goal weight then, not wishing you did something about it yrs ago.
No, you cannot pound them back, but I am not sure why you would want to anyway. Co-workers always ask me to go out for a drink and they order whatever and I order a diet coke. You could blame it on medication if you want.
When I go out to eat or go to cookouts, etc. I order a meat and a vegetable with a diet soda. No potato or anything. At a cookout it would be a burger or chicken with no bread, and a tossed salad or veggie. You CAN do it. You just have to order carefully.
I wish you luck. You can do, I know you can. It is so nice to read a positive article about Nutrisystem. You are so right about your body becoming used to the smaller portions. Like anything, your body goes through an adjustment period, but after a few days, it is quite easy. With frequent snacks between meals, as well as plenty of fluids, you are eating pretty much whenever you feel hungry. Hi, thanks for the great review!
Thanks for the nice comment: Excited to hear how Nutrisystem goes for you — let us know! Hi Ellen — You definitely need to talk with your doctor before trying Nutrisystem or any weight loss plan with your health issues, but they do offer a plan for people with diabetes. I would recommend checking out their site to learn more about the different plans they offer. They also offer snacks and shakes as options over the course of the day, so that helps with the extra cravings too.
Hope that helps, and best of luck with your weight loss journey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look. Exceptional blog and brilliant design and style.
Thanks for the kind words and for visiting the site — let me know your Twitter handle so I can return the favor! Those first 2 weeks i dropped 13 lbs, but that third week i lost maybe 1 lb. I was only eating the provided meals the first two weeks usually around only calories per day obviously that was unhealthy, so i added in a few snacks to put me right around calories per day. But unfortunately that has resulted in minimal weight loss. Did you have plateaus like this?
And how did you over come these stalls? I did just purchase an elliptical and also a stationary bike, but only on day 2 with those. Your review was wonderful and very well written, so thank you! Hi Julie- Thank you so much for sharing your story, and way to go for making it through your first month!
I think the calorie restriction is the hardest part about Nutrisystem, and why now I typically only do the diet for a month or two and then really focus on just eating right and getting enough exercise after that.
For me, the approach after Nutrisystem has been intermittent fasting IF. That said, I have had a lot of success with it, and find that I can maintain a healthy weight for long stretches of time when using it.
I started with the turbo charge and continued now for almost 3 weeks. I have only lost 3 lbs. When I emailed a counselor they said that was normal and I was doing well.
Big hope very disappointed. In any case, hope the rest of your month goes well, and best of luck moving forward. I just started Nutrisystem. I always lost weight on the low carb diet when I was younger. But the fat intake was not good. Just to avoid all the carbs… Did you or anyone else have a issue with how many carbs are in each meal?
Is this ok lol… Please someone assure me all the carbs are ok! Thanks for visting, and best of luck with your first month!
Thanks for the excellent review and videos. Excited to see what kind of progress I can make. Hi Krystal — thanks for visiting the site, and taking the time to read my review and watch the videos. Always happy to hear that it helped!
Thanks for the great info and for sharing your story! Thanks for the kind words, June! Congrats on taking the first step and best of luck with Nutrisystem — hope it goes well! I mastered more new things on this fat reduction issue. An enormous reduction in junk food, sugary foods, fried foods, sugary foods, beef, and white flour products may perhaps be necessary.
Holding wastes unwanted organisms, and wastes may prevent ambitions for fat-loss. While specific drugs for the short term solve the situation, the unpleasant side effects are certainly not worth it, plus they never present more than a short-term solution. Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog. Thanks for the input Saul. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring about Nutrisystem on other sites? I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email.
Hi Lance — I actually do have an eBook in the works, so stay tuned for that! I just wanted to say that this post is awesome, well written and lots of useful Nutrisystem info. Looking forward to my first shipment. Hi Corburt — Thanks for the kind words, and best of luck with your first month — hope it goes well! I just wanted to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here on this post.
I will be returning to your site for more soon! This blog looks exactly like my old one! Great choice of colors! Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing! I am planning to start Nutrisystem after the New Year. Hi Erin — Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The first time I ever used Nutrisytem, which was many years ago at this point, I think I was one it for 4 months.
I had a lot more weight to lose then; now when I sign up, I usually use it for a month, maybe two at the most. To lock in the auto delivery deal, you have to commit to two months, so if you hit your weight loss goals after month 1, I recommend switching your order to just the Turbo Shakes — that will ensure you lock in the most savings, and also helps to keep you on track once you start transitioning off the program.
As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! Anyways, best of luck and please let us know how it goes: Thanks for sharing your story.
Drinking over ounces and eating tons of leafy greens. I did NS about 4 years ago lost almost This past July was told my chloerstral and blood pressure was too high for 28 year old. So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased. Hi Amanda — Thanks for visiting and reading my story. Hope it goes as well this time around. Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here.
I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one. Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared. Thanks, just what I was looking for. I have about 20 pounds to lose — is this doable in a month or two?
Hi Sam — Thanks for the positive feedback. Losing 20 pounds is definitely doable with Nutrisystem, but I would budget at least two months. I signed up for Nutrisystem this week, and I am really hoping that I have the same results. I think my first shipment should arrive just before Christmas, so think I will get started right after the holiday. Thanks so much for the review — definitely gives me hope! Hi Kris — congrats on signing up — while results will vary for everyone, I truly believe that you will lose a lot of weight if you follow the program — so stick with it, and let us know how it goes.
They try to rip you off when quit their auto delivery program. Very very unpleasant people to deal with. They shipped me stuff 3 days after I had already cancelled and had a confirmation number stating I cancelled.
They refused to turn the shipment around or to take it back and are trying to create some kind of lie that I created a 2nd account in November and they only cancelled one account. The only thing I did in November was update my credit card expiration date which I regret. If I guaranteed no more shipments are coming to my name or my address that should be the end of the story, not with them!
I am fighting them through my credit card company but please be aware of whatever traps they have in store for any of you. Hi Troy — Sorry to hear that that was your experience. It was actually a customer service rep who told me I could switch from the meal delivery to just the Turbo Shakes after my first month on the program to lock in the auto-delivery savings without having to commit to another month of food.
In any case, I hope you are able to get things resolved! I started the program today, January 1st. My resolution is to feel better about myself, but do it in a healthy way that had structure. How much and when I should be eating vegetables, and ideas on what to eat if you have to attend a social function or business based meeting that involves food.
Thanks for posting a well written, and information overview of this program. I have three questions and maybe one is a question for a NS counselor… 1. Or can tomatoes, cukes, etc. I ate between - calories per day.
Why is this happening and what should i do? I need to lose weight within 2 months as I am getting married by September!!! I have currently been following your permenant weight loss plan since January eat mainly weight loss foods.
I went from calories a day to because I didn't feel well enough to work out. I do cardio per week elliptical and tread mill total time 1hr and I do weight training times per week. The problem is that I have gained weight. Not lost ANY inches. My shirts feel looser, pants tighter like I need a bigger size. Admittedly my body "looks" better, but I really want to loose weight. Can you please offer some guidance on this? I'm about ready to give up. For weight training I do minute sessions at the anytime fitness.
I use the do reps x 2, which include chest press, shoulder press, pulldown, overhead presses I use other machines there but I can not recall the names. I do more upper body strength training because that is the first place I gain weight, and my lower body has always been more naturally toned. Once a week I do lower body training, but I can't recall the names of those machines. I began incorporating the strength training in January. I had never done it before and what I know now comes from the net.
I figure maybe I was doing something wrong. My body does look better, and it looks good, its just not the results I was hoping for after six months of dedication and not missing a beat. Am I on the right path. Thanks for your response. I want to lose weight I just don't know how I should do it I had a baby 1 year ago and I let my self go I'm in need of help all I want is to feel better for myself and family and to have more energy for my 1 year old baby.
Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here. I am over weight and I am in 12 grade how can I loose it fast and quick because I have a dance coming up and I want to look Good for a boy. I have the same problem! My height is about 5'4" and weight about Can you please tell me if its possible to keep the weight off after losing it quickly? Iv'e been on a low carb diet and lost 1 kg every 2 days, and want to maintain my weight loss after i reach my target weight.
Iv'e been on a "low carb grapefruit diet" Iv'e been losing 1 every 2 days, but I'm scared to pile it all back on, can you pleaseeee tell me a way, to keep my weight off after I have reached my goal weight? I would greatlyyy appreciate your advice, Iv'e been very disciplined and the weight loss id great but super scared to gain it back!
Is there any way I can make the ingredients in nacho bell grande less in calories? What kind of meat could I use for tacos to make it lower in calories? I asked because tacos are very versatile since they include chicken or steak. I know nacho bell grande and tacos are so close. Hi adrian, I am bhumi from india, working woman 29, having weight 85 kg and height 5'4. Adrian my tummy fat and thigh fat is too much. I want to reduce till my previous weight of 51 kg.
How can i go about this? My name is Kasee. These are great inspiration stories. I am really wanting to lose weight because now I am so insecure and have very low self esteem. I am 14, 5'6', and lbs. Any weight loss tips or advice is greatly apreciated. I am overweight and just found I'm pregnant. I would like to be fit and healthy throughout this pregnancy. I'm 5"5 and weight lbs. Can I eat healthy fruits, veggies, and lean protein and moderate exercise to lose weight safely?
I ate very unhealthy and was inactive prior to becoming pregnant. I'm not an expert on pregnancy and weight loss safety. I love the site. I had a question tho. If I choose to burn cals per day is that a safe way to lose weight or will I be going too low on calories with the to start off plus the burned per day? Hi I'm Jessica I'm trying to lose the weight but i don't know what to do or if I'm doing to wrong I'm 15, height 5'0, and weight pounds.
Don't get discouraged, you will lose the weight if you work hard. I have lost 30 LBs by eating 6 small meals a day and working out for 4 times weekly doing 45 minutes of various cardio mainly the ellipical or treadmill followed by 30 minutes of circuit weight training.
I reduced my fast food and stuck to a intake. Most important thing is to set realistic goals. I knew salads and fruit wouldn't last long. So I'm not really dieting, I just cut out the extra snacking and high calorie foods. I basically eat the same foods in smaller portions. I make sure to eat breakfasts and drink plenty of water. I am currently losing my post baby weight. I have been losing about 2 lbs a week on a cal dieting and a week workouts.
I have 6 lbs left to be at my pre-baby but I would really like to be down 12 lbs making my BMI The weight is coming off but should I be eating more?? I consume about calories a day and have been going to the gym every other day ive been doing it for two weeks and havent lost any weight!
Click to Comment There are 55 comments. Lisa It's nice that these celebrities exercise as it's good for their overall wellness and fitness. Kindly help me June 01, Adrian Bryant how did you lose the weight?
Di Hi Adrian, I'm running a marathon, but found that I'm gaining weight. Thank you January 29, Adrian Bryant how much calories are you eating? Andrea you are building muscles. Cody Tahu A scale wont always tell you whats happening with your body. Shawn Just read an article at tltopmarkets. Shae silva I read online that you can loose up to pounds in 5 days by drinking like a gallon or 2 gallons of water a day, no salt, sugar or starches and to use the sauna.
Adrian Bryant it would be mostly excess water weight and I doubt it would be 20 pounds worth in your case so use this workout and this diet to lose 20 pounds January 02, Susan I know you posted this quite some time ago Tamarva Butler What kinda beans can I eat to lose weight?
Adrian Bryant there are no magic weight loss beans. Angel Hi Adrian, I am 5'5 and my weight is 82kg. Adrian Bryant can you describe what your weight training workouts are like?
Alivia For weight training I do minute sessions at the anytime fitness. Adrian Bryant if your goal is to look better then you are definitely on the RIGHT path but if you want to see reuslts on the scale then you need to ditch the cardio and follow these rules June 18, Elizabeth I want to lose weight I just don't know how I should do it I had a baby 1 year ago and I let my self go I'm in need of help all I want is to feel better for myself and family and to have more energy for my 1 year old baby May 15, Adrian Bryant Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here May 15, Elizeabeth I am over weight and I am in 12 grade how can I loose it fast and quick because I have a dance coming up and I want to look Good for a boy April 26, Adrian Bryant use this emergency weight loss plan here April 26, Mandy I have the same problem!
Adrian Bryant let me ask you this. Tamarva Butler Is there any way I can make the ingredients in nacho bell grande less in calories? Meat tostitos sour cream sauce shredded cheese What kind of meat could I use for tacos to make it lower in calories? Bhumi Hi adrian, I am bhumi from india, working woman 29, having weight 85 kg and height 5'4. Adrian bryant go here to get back to 51kg August 06, Shadae is there anyway that i can lose weight in my thighs but have a bigger butt?
Adrian Bryant here's your tips July 15,