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Nutrisystem Review – Day One

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Nutrisystem Review

I can’t believe that I have allowed myself to gain these extra 15-20 pounds that I am carrying.  I probably should have bought some new clothes so that I would look better, but my personal philosophy has been to never buy clothes bigger than what you want to wear.    What I mean is, I don’t want to wear larger than a size 10 in clothes, so I refuse to buy size 12 or larger.  I feel that when someone buys larger clothes, it just makes it easier to keep getting larger.  After all, you don’t see a woman go from size 4 to 14 overnight.  It is a gradual process.

Well, my clothes look awful on me and it became time that either I break my personal philosophy or do something about it.  I chose the latter option.

I am a lifetime member of Weight Watchers and I believe that it is the industry standard for diets.  However, what I want right now is a little structure – I don’t want to have to figure out how many points I have available or what do I want to eat.

I went to Wal-Mart and bought a regular 5 Day Weight Loss Kit (a diabetic version is also available).  The box indicates that it has 15 entrees and 5 desserts.  The pictures make the food look tasty.  Included in the box was a FREE meal planner!  Basically, it was a brochure telling you what to eat for which meal and snack period.  This is the structure that I was looking for.

Below is what I ate for Day One:

Nutrisystem Granola Cereal
(with 1/2 cup fat-free milk)
1 cup low-fat yogurt

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Morning Snack
1 cup fat-free milk

Nutrisystem Red Beans & Rice
1/4 cup low-fat shredded cheese
2 cups side salad

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Afternoon Snack
1 medium apple

Nutrisystem Lasagna with Meat Sauce
1 slice whole-grain garlic toast
1/2 cup sauteed squash
1/2 cup sauteed zucchini

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Nutrisystem Chocolatey Nougat Bar with Peanuts and Caramel

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My day did not go quite as planned.  I had to take my oldest child to a doc-in-the-box and she was diagnosed with strep.  This little aversion, plus going to the pharmacy to get her meds, took about 2.5 hours.  I missed my morning snack but combined it with my lunch.  Besides, who ever says, “I want milk for my snack“?  Nobody -that’s who!

I went for a walk but got distracted by a dog, who I felt like I had to bring home.  Sweet thing, she needed a drink and a little dog food.

I got a little distracted sorry.  Back to the diet – it was pretty convenient.  I like the structure.  However, I was H.U.N.G.R.Y.  If I wasn’t doing a review (which is not sponsored or compensated) for my blog, I probably would have gotten something else to eat.  (Which is exactly why I am in this predicament to begin.)

Come back tomorrow for a breakdown of Day Two and see what I ate and thought.

Day Two


Day Three

Day Three

Day Four

Day Four

Day Five

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Peppered Cornbread Recipe
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Norman Schmidt

Sunday 29th of January 2017

Agreed with how hard Nutrisystem can be! I had some success with it too, but it's definitely not something you want to be on forever and you're right about feeling hungry when on it! I found that it gets easier the longer you're on the diet, but the portion-controlled aspect is definitely a big adjustment!

Rachel @RunningRachel

Monday 16th of June 2014

This is great! I love how it is all broken down for you day/meal! :)


Sunday 6th of October 2013

The meals look like they would taste pretty good!

Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins

Sunday 6th of October 2013

I was on the Nutisystem diet for a few months and really loved it! Good luck on your journey!


Saturday 5th of October 2013

I would try this for 5 much is the kit?