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I have neglected myself too long. The program has an online community and web-based tools, as well as help by phone. Many nuts and nut butter fall into the PowerFuel category as well. So, here I go! One serving of SmartCarbs should contain 80 — calories and at least 1 gram of fiber. There is no way that what is given per meal is going to fill me up, but it isn't suppose to! But the program does not have plans for people following a vegan diet.

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The Nutrisystem Diet

Lunches and dinners include selections like tacos; chicken and pasta; soup , stew, and chili; and pizza. The program provides a long list of fruits, vegetables, nuts, fresh meat and dairy, and other foods that you can eat along with your Nutrisystem foods. A variety of nutrients. These don't raise your blood sugar as much as other foods. The calorie count is designed to help you lose a pound or two each week on this diet program. The exception is the "Lean 13" plan on which women can lose up to 13 pounds and 7 inches in the first month while men can expect to lose 15 pounds and 7 inches..

According to the company, the programs provide about 2, milligrams of sodium daily. The foods you buy on your own may add to the total.

And you may get fewer calories than you're used to. You pick your foods from the choices Nutrisystem offers. There are foods to choose from their most extensive plan "Uniquely Yours. You can buy a day shipment of food that the company selects, or you can choose each individual item yourself.

You can sign up for a meal plan intended for women, men, vegetarians, people with diabetes, or anyone older than You hardly have to cook, since most Nutrisystem foods either are ready to eat or only need heating. But some items that you buy from the grocery store, like vegetables and fish, may involve more preparation. Nutrisystem suggests you get at least 30 minutes of physical activity daily.

You can break this up into three minute periods throughout the day. There are meal plans for vegetarians and people with diabetes. But the program does not have plans for people following a vegan diet.

And it doesn't allow for certain food allergies including soy or peanut allergies , and it's not gluten-free. The cost varies based on things like the plan you choose -- such as for women or men, vegetarians, older adults, or people with diabetes. The program has an online community and web-based tools, as well as help by phone. You may face a challenge when you go off the program and have to make more food choices on your own.

I would truly lay awake in bed and wonder how I let it get this bad, and convince myself that tomorrow would be the day — but the vicious cycle would just repeat.

I had three kids, all 2 years apart. I had either been pregnant or breastfeeding since SIX years of renting my body out to my kids. All of those years brought me here. I had been heavier than this, too! My highest recorded weight was The day I started Nutrisystem, this is what I looked like:. I took that picture and was just so sad that this is where I was.

Want to know the truth? I was wearing yoga pants because my jeans were uncomfortably tight. I wore yoga pants pretty much daily because of it. I knew that if I stuck to it, I could do it. Nutrisystem gave me the tools I needed to be successful, and I was ready. I had had enough. I was ready for the weight to come off.

Then I lost even more. This photo really jolted me into the realization that I was really, truly doing it. Those sideways shots speak louder than words. I was morphing and shrinking before my eyes.

I took these pictures this morning, and I just feel so many different emotions. Shock, pride, disbelief, and motivation to keep going. This, my friends, is what I look like after losing It taught me to appreciate food instead of abuse it.

I learned about portion sizing, healthy choices, and how important it is to be in control when it comes to food. That post will be coming soon! This week, I lost.

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