(Article contributed by Kelli of WeightLossTriumph.com)
You probably have high hopes of losing weight and feeling healthier, yet your busy life seems to get in the way, not to mention a lack of willpower. It can be tough sometimes to take that first step and make positive changes. Even in a life of hustle and bustle, losing weight and feeling great does not have to be just a dream or vision. A popular option among many people is the Nutrisystem program.
What is Nutrisystem?
Nutrisystem is a program that works online. It is not a universal, “one-size fits all” type of plan. You can choose the standard plan, which works for most people, a plan for the diabetic, one for seniors, for men, and a teen plan for children between 14 and 17 years of age. When you begin the program, you are asked to pick out a month’s worth of breakfast meals, lunches, dinners and snacks or desserts. Although you do not count calories, they are a factor with the foods chosen; typically 1200 calories for women and 1500 for men.
Nutrisystem offers support in various ways. When you lose your first 10 or 20 pounds Nutrisystem sends you a bear to celebrate your success. There are bears for 10 and 20 pounds lost. If you lose 80 pounds, you end up having a collection of 10s and 20s.
The basis of the diet is the glycemic index that works to stabilize your blood sugar levels while limiting excess cravings. All the foods are high in fiber, low in fat and high in protein to curb the cravings and make you feel fuller longer. All foods are easy to heat up, most in the microwave and are amazingly tasty. Most people are leery of such plans for fear that the foods will be horrible but the majority of reviews can attest to the fact that they are very good.
Along with the selected meals, you will also want to purchase some fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy to eat with meals or as in between snacks. A Nutrisystem meal accompanied by a green salad or breakfast with fresh fruit will ensure you won’t feel hungry before your next meal. A low-fat yogurt and piece of fruit makes a great snack or dessert. The program has some really good, proven results, whether at home or to take with on-the-go.
Discounts Available on the Plan
There are always options in acquiring discounts, gift cards and coupons to make the Nutrisystem more affordable. The first is by being an observant and educated consumer because they often advertise free weeks of food on the program. Some discounts and coupons are also available at http://www.weightlosstriumph.com/nutrisystem-healthy-meals-delivered-to-your-door.html and Tjoos.com.
I wanted to tell you a little secret I discovered on the Nutrisystem forum board. Costco.com offers gift cards for Nutrisystem that you can purchase on line. You don’t need to be a member of the site. The regular cost is $70 for a $100 gift card but occasionally they will go on sale; $50 for a $100 card. This is a great time to stock up on the cards because you are then paying half price to gain that new, healthy body.
I can tell you that I lost 25 pounds very easily on the Nutrisystem program and loved the concept. Many of you ladies get tired of planning meals and cooking each day and night. With the plan, you pick out your meal, stick it in the microwave, put together a small salad or side vegetable and dinner is ready! You love pizza? They have that too. You can lose weight on the Nutrisystem program and feel great.