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Reviewing The NutriSystem Diet.
Shannon Clark is a freelance health and fitness writer located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. How does the 7-day Free Trial work? Just what is the concept behind the NutriSystem diet? By BrownBomber in forum Female Bodybuilding. I think I will end up ordering a few of their items to have on hand for those days when I need to just grab something, or when travelling. But then around the problems started rolling in.


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Any thoughts on its compatibility with weight training and bodybuilding? The only draw back is that since you are given your meals you are not learning how to eat healthy for yourself. Which is fine if you know how to eat healthy but dont have time or the will power to cook that way for yourself. But in the long run you should learn it or you will gain it back.

As far as working out. Their shouldnt be a problem with it interfearing. Upping the protein like you are might be a good idea if you are working out hard. Well, actually, it's given me a better idea about portion sizes than I had before. Not only seeing the pre-packaged meals, but because of the items they have you add. I know how to cook healthy, that's not a problem.

But time is definitely a factor. I wouldn't trust anything they call a full meal that has a shelf life of months. Smart ones and lean cuisines are portion controlled too, but I wouldn't rely on those either. And if these are still your current stats here: I agree with upping the protein as well, how are you doing this so far?

Another 2oz of chicken breast etc etc???? I would start incorporating less and less of the Nutrisystem meals and more home cooked food as time goes on. Thanks, cotterpin I do see this as a temporary measure. It's a vast improvement over the habit I started when I was visiting my mom in the hospital every day of stopping for fast food, and doing a lot of emotional eating.

I love to cook, and do when I have time. I prepare meals on the weekends and have them portioned out during the week. I'm a former chef, so really, cooking is not a problem - most of the time. But a lot of that weekend time is now blown away because I'm training for a 60 mile walk in two months. When I'm walking a long distance, I add an extra snack if an organic protein bar with oats and a piece of fruit, plus I add an extra meal or two 8 oz of chicken or lean beef or fish, beans or brown rice, nuts or oilve oil, and a salad or a cup or two of veggies I may also ass a protein shake on those days, usually micellar, before bed When I work out for more than an hour, I make sure I add about cals, though that often is a post-workout shake fruit, yogurt, whey The extra protein I add is usually chicken or tuna more like oz.

Of course, this is in addition to the addition of fresh fruit and cottage cheese or yogurt or turkey bacon or soy sausage or something at breakfast, the 2-oz of protein usually chicken or tuna and large salad about 3 cups of greens and other veggies at lunch, the fresh fruit and protein or dairy as a snack, and the fibrous carbs usually about 2 cups and good fat at dinner. The walk will be finished in October.

And then I will no longer be spending obscene amounts of time walking to train, and I will start to shift away from the NutriSystem meals.

And shift to doing 2 days of cardio and 3 days full-body with weights. I agree that the powders and mixes are probably not the way for smart sustained loss. I think if you set your mind to it you can watch your food intake and make the best choices and achieve the clean calorie intake you desire for your wweight loss. Just read these post and find the good foods to eat.

Things like eggs, oatmeal, water, almonds, spinach, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, vegies, and anything that man has not put his hands on to make it taste better. If you watch your portion sizes you will be better off with real foods in the long run and maybe supp.

I really liked the nutrisystems for traveling. Desregard GI's and all that, it's all about the calories. We all come from humble beginnings. Studies everywhere tell you everything, listen to your body instead and you'll succeed. I'm not saying the commercials are lying, and i'm also not discrediting GI, but overall in the grand scheme of things calories in v.

What the calories come from is important imo, but if you wanted to eat less calories of snickers everyday than you do of chicken breast it's still less calories, less food, but less calories. You get back what you put in. Vegan "there are ZERO conclusive and definitive peer-reviewed studies proving detrimental effects of phytoestrogens in dietary soy intake". Originally Posted by cheeseandrice. Originally Posted by Shr3dJunki3. Home gyms arent even that expensive, all you need is a bench, and a rack for squatting.

Dumbells, barbells and the weights, thats all. They lost weight because the Nutrisystem portions are freaking tiny. See that plate of spaghetti? It's like four bites. It will take a lot to convince me that the GI value of carbs is important for fat loss. It comes off as very broscience When I first got into shape, I lost 50 pounds of body fat not weight, body fat eating one big meal a day, and that meal was usually a big ole fast food burger with large fries. I'm talkin' Wendy's Triple Cheeseburger.

I don't do that anymore, but the fact is I did a total body transformation on that diet. I think for men the calorie total is , which almost anyone would lose weight on. Originally Posted by -TC-. Could it be that they lost the weight because it was their job to loose the weight?

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