To Nutrisystem, or not - that is the question!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Today I ordered the "new" Nutrisystem to try to "kick-start" my journey. I know it is not the end all be all to getting where I want to go, but I have a habit of abandoning all hope when things don't show immediate progress. I always live a tremendously busy lifestyle and most of my meals are processed or frozen or just plain easy to make. I love to cook - but HATE leftovers so making meals on Sunday for a week and refrigerating them has never worked for me because it "feels" like leftovers. I actually did check with my Doc prior to ordering and he recommended it for the initial learning stage of weight loss.

Of course here's the rub - I tried them before about 5-6 years ago and the food was deplorable. I mean when you can't stomach mashed potatoes there is something drastically wrong with the food. I have heard they have improved the line immensely and now you are able to have 1/3 fresh frozen delivered by Scwanns no less, so I am willing to give it a try.

I KNOW what portions I should be consuming so I really don't need to learn that, but I am categorically lazy when it comes to preparation due to my schedule and I just want it to be EASY and have someone (oh to have a personal chef) tell me what to eat. I am hoping this will be the push I need to drop the first 25-50 lbs on this journey.

Anyone have any experience and can offer thoughts, tips, or opinions?
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  • no profile photo CD357306
    I tried the food about 2yrs ago and it was decent enough so maybe it's changed for you since the last time you tried make me want to try it again good luck with it

    3733 days ago
  • HUGS2015
    Red, You've taken the plunge, you've ordered a trial of the meals so you will soon see how the meals are and how it will work out for you. Don't second guess yourself (man, am I good at that one myself) just go with it and it will unfold for good or bad as you go.
    I'm proud of you for making a start! I can't wait to hear how you progress! Go for it Girl! If you hate the food and it doesn't work out then you gave a good try and can go on to plan B. "Dang the topedoes..full speed ahead!" emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3733 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2011 9:00:10 PM
    It is up to you. I say as long as you do something to get started. If this feels right to you..go for it.
    3733 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6447544
    Sweetie, you have to do what is best for you, it is your new lifestyle and your journey, even if someone suggests something it is still up to you to follow through

    Listen to your body and you will do fine emoticon
    3733 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7023171
    As long as you do something that you can stick to, for the rest of your life.. it should work.
    3733 days ago
    Well, I did it about a year ago for one month..or more accurately for 2 weeks, although I had a months worth of food. For the entire 2 weeks I was sick in bed with massive migranes due to the extensive chemicals/artificial sweetners, etc.

    I remember being REALLY upset upon opening the box and reading the info to see I STILL needed to go buy a ton of my own food to add to the diet for it to 'work'.

    Lastly, I wrote them repeatedly wanting to know EXACTLY where the food was made, not just from where it was distributed. This was during the pet food poisoning from food for China news, etc. Finally I got an email from them saying they could not tell me because the actual MAKER of the food also made foods you could find in your supermarket under different brand names!!!!!!!!!!!! When I started looking, the stuff was comparable to lean cuisine, etc....Personally I think it's a huge scam.
    3733 days ago
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