March 16, 2009

Nutrisystems

I have read alot of different information on the Internet about Nutrisystems. Most people are bad mouthing their program. The only good thing Ive heard is that Marie Osmond lost 45 pounds. Some say its caused them hair loss, gallbladder issues, and basically that the food tastes like crap. I'm here to tell you the truth about my experience.

Is the food gourmet? No, its not. I have yet to taste any diet food that you would choose over regular food given the choice anyway. There are things I don't mind eating, and there are things I would never order again. I have found that choosing your own menu is the only way to go. I like the hamburgers the best, followed by most of the pasta dishes except spaghetti. That was gross. The lunches aren't bad but its gets old. Especially after 5 months. The plan works though. I'm down 42 pounds. No pain, no gain...right? As far as gallbladder issues, I haven't had any problems. Usually people who are extremely overweight (100 pounds or more, which wasnt my problem) tend to have problems with the gallbladder if they lose weight to fast. Case in point, gastric bypass. I did have one problem about 3 months ago but I have no idea if it had to do with the diet. I got a kidney stone. When I asked the Urologist if it was secondary to my diet, he said probably not because I hadn't been on the plan that long. However, I did start to consume massive amounts of water. That may have triggered the passing, no one really knows though.

The thing that scares me the most is gaining the weight back. I eat regular food on the weekend because I'm on the flexplan and I'm averaging about 2 pounds a week. I decided that if I start to gain any weight back after going off the plan, I will jump back on until my body stop rebelling. Ive heard the slower you lose, the better chance you have at keeping it off. I hope thats true. All in all, its a diet plan that works and a heck of alot easier than having surgery. When you are researching a plan to try, look into everything. Hear what others have to say and then make your choice. I do the same thing when I want to see a movie. I never listen to the critics, only the viewers because they are usually right. If losing weight was easy, we'd all be skinny. You just have to figure out what you can handle both physically and financially and go for it. Right?

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3 comments:

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

a friend of mine did this - actually a couple of friends - not the greatest food - but if you COMPLETELY stick to it - you DO lose weight - they did - BUT - once they went back to eating normal - and drinking - and snacking - they did slowly gain weight agian

The Bumbles said...

I applaud all of your hard work - very impressive! If you are fearful of life without Nutrisystem, I would recommend reading "The Best Life Diet" - I found that it made perfect sense, was healty, allowed you to eat properly within the real world and it has worked for me. I lost 27 pounds over the course of about 6 or 7 months and have kept it off for over 2 years now.

Lori said...

Thanks! I will buy the book.bra