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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nutrisystem Jump Start

After my dieting methods proved unfruitful, I finally decided I needed help to start the weight loss ball rolling. After watching the Nutrisystem commercials that promises five pounds off in five days I thought that would be a good jump-start. I wasn't ready to commit to the entire program but was willing to spend $45 on the five day kit to see if it would work for me. Wal-Mart had a bunch of them on the shelves so I grabbed one and started the program this morning.

When I posted a pic of the box which contains 15 meals and 5 desserts on Facebook one of my friends asked if the pictures were to scale. They might be. Here are the breakfast choices:

 This is today's menu:

Breakfast: Cinnamon Streusel Muffin
Lunch: Fudge Graham Bar
Dinner: Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Dessert: Cheesecake Flavored Bar

The muffin didn't taste bad, but it was pretty small.

Obviously they needed the large bag so they could fit all the ingredients on it, many of which I cannot pronounce.

 The calories are 200, total fat 14%, Cholesterol 3%, Sodium 10%, Carbs 9%, Fiber 20%, Sugars 9g, and Protein 5g. Vitamin A 2%, Calcium 4% & Iron 6%. The only good thing about these numbers is the 20% Fiber.

I also had three cups of coffee with just a dash of skim milk. I hope this muffin will stay with me through my one hour work-out, although as soon as I finished it I had to go to the bathroom.

In three hours I will have lunch...a fudge graham bar. I can't imagine that will get me through to dinner, so I searched for and found a little pamphlet that lists additional foods that you can add to your daily meal plan. I can go out and buy some Nutrisystem shakes, but probably will go for the other vegetable options which are unlimited as long as I don't cook them in oil or breadcrumbs. I see a lot of celery munching in my future.

I will let you know how the rest of the day went tomorrow, and will post pictures of each meal in case you're interested in trying this program. One the time I finished this blog post I do feel a little hungry. Maybe tomorrow I should wake up later and have breakfast and lunch at the same time.


  1. I am interested in the sodium and fat contents of their offerings. I'm on a low sodium and low fat diet (supposedly) which means high carbs, per my doctor's orders, but honestly am not finding a low fat diet helpful for much of anything. So I am wondering what those items are in the Nutrisystems.

  2. And I hit enter too quickly, it looks like those items are really high in fat and in sodium, though I am not sure what 10 % sodium is in numbers, and the same for fat, as I have been counting grams in fat, not percentage, and trying to keep it under 10 grams a day.

  3. Yeah, I was surprised how high it was too, especially the sugar. Frosted Cheerios has the same amount of sugar and half the calories. The sodium is 240mg and fat is 9g. Might as well eat a Snickers bar :)