Losing weight does not need to be complicated.
The best weight loss plans – Nutrisystem Review
When it comes to healthy living after 60, maintaining your proper weight is important. We all know how easy it is to gain the weight. But we don’t always have the answers for getting rid of it.
With dozens of diet plans to pick from, it’s hard to know what is right for you. Think about it. Do you love cooking? Do you enjoy shopping for exotic foods?
How about eating out. Do you cook at home or are you sitting at a buffet several times a week?
How about fast food. Are you eating it often or do you try to avoid it?
How about desserts? Is it a part of the buffet? Do you have a giant scoop of ice cream before bed?
Have you ever looked through the array of books telling you how to diet? There is a lot of information. How much of it can any of us process?
We are going to review Nutrisystem
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Do you remember Marie? She is now a grandmother. She and Donnie were frequent guests on the Andy Williams show.
Weight loss is an important subject.
To be over weight is not healthy. The unintended consequences include the risks of heart attack or stroke, high blood pressure, and becoming diabetic.
Weight loss does not need to be complicated. In fact, it is simple. It boils down to how much you consume, compared to how much you burn off.
Consuming is eating and drinking. The burning part is exercise. We are measuring calories.
In seniors (usually), the intake is to much when compared to the calories burned by exercise.
There are dozens if not hundreds of diets telling us what to eat and what to avoid.
What’s interesting is that many of them work. At least they work for some. They all seem to have one thing in common. They have do’s and don’ts for eating.
- Do eat lots of vegetables, fruits, breads and pastas.
- Don’t eat breads, meats or fried foods.
- Diary is bad
- Eat lots of eggs
If we listened to all of them, we could go nuts.
The do’s and don’ts should be in consideration of your over all health.
Do you need to eliminate glutens for example. Or, if you have a cholesterol issue, you may stay away from certain foods.
The idea of practicing vegetarian or vegan diets, are more about personal beliefs rather than about health and weight. A vegan will argue the issue because it’s a belief. Most people are not vegan and still live long and healthy lives.
That is not to say that vegan or vegetarian is wrong. Most that practice the dietary habits are healthy. And they do help with weight control. But it’s a choice.
Doctors agree that it is not so much what you eat, but how much you eat. There are dozens of diets promoting does and don’ts. Weight loss is more about, how much.
I think the point is, eat what you like but don’t eat all you want.
Nutrisystem is an eating plan. The system supplies the food and the eating schedule. All calorie and nutrition counting is done for you. When you enroll in the plan, you tell them what restrictions you have.
As they point out, the plan is uniquely yours. It is based on your beliefs, (vegetarian), what you like, (broccoli) and health limitations. (diabetic)
Nutrisystem has three core points.
- Portion control – They do the counting – the portions are preconfigured for you.
- Balanced nutrition – They make sure the foods you eat have the proper nutrients.
- Frequent meals – They have you eating six times a day. Keeps you running- stops hunger.
Nutrisystem supplies everything you eat. They send it to you on a schedule you determine.
What to expect: Breakfast choices number in the dozens. Anything from Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal to Thick Sliced French Toast.
Lunch will include some fifty options, like Meatball Parmesan Melt, several soups or sandwiches.
Dinner offers an array of entrees that anybody will agree won’t get boring. Chicken Alfredo ——–>
In addition to the meal plan, the system has snacks and shakes to ward off the diet busting cravings we all experience. The snack bars are actually better then many candy bars, without the heavy dose of sugar.
If you are going to consider a plan like Nutrisystem, you need to be asking yourself if the concept of preplanned meals meets your lifestyle.
Are you are the one who likes gourmet cooking? If you like wandering around in a place like Whole Foods, maybe this won’t be so fun.
Often the question is asked. “What if I want to go to dinner with friends or family?”
It’s a great question. Go, enjoy yourself. Try to remember that you have a goal to lose weight. Be sensible about how much you eat.
Some suggestions might be, order the 6oz rather than the 9oz steak. Don’t drink alcohol. It is full of sugar. If you must, have just one. Some advise to enjoy wine rather than beer or distilled spirits.
Nutrisystem has a website to help with your menu choices when you eat out. It’s worth a look. When on their site take a look at the FAQ section.
It is often thought that a salad is a good choice if you’re out. It is, but don’t forget that the dressing is the worst part when it comes to weight loss. Use sparingly.
If the choice is pizza, remember that the five or six slices of yesterday should now be one or two. Make up the craving by having a snack bar or cravings shake before you go out. It will lesson your appetite.
Nutrisystem is a proven program. It is not cheap but it is far less expensive if you dine out often or if your meals at home are extravagant. You can click through from any of the links in this review for details of plans and prices.
The giant key to a this plan and others like it, is it changes the way you eat. Portion control means eating less. It won’t take long to get used to the smaller portions of a plan like Nutrisystem.
If you are not happy (100%) after 14 days, contact Nutrisystem an arrange to return the unused portion of the order, for a full refund.
The change in lifestyle may be more difficult for some.
With that being said, Nutrisystem earns a solid 9.5 out of 10. The plan works. Those that choose it, follow it, and cheat little, lose weight. It does have a guarantee.
Nutrisystem – a good choice.