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Friday, April 22, 2011

NutriSystem - Preparing To Start The Journey

I'll be starting my NutriSystem journey very soon, as I mentioned earlier this week. I want to weigh-in on Mondays so I will start the program this upcoming Monday and post my first weigh-in on the 2nd of May. I received my NutriSystem food later that day. I got my Pantry food (includes cereals, breads, bars, etc) and the Frozen foods (includes ice creams, frozen meals, etc.). I was surprised to receive both in the same day, as I heard the frozen food generally gets delivered at a later date after the pantry food.

I am on the Women's Basic program and was able to customize my Pantry food options, so I picked foods I knew I'd be comfortable eating. I was confused, and a little upset, that I wouldn't be able to customize the Frozen food options but am mildy content with what I did receive. Starting the NutriSystem program is something NEW to me, so I guess it wouldn't be too hard eating meals like spinach and ravioli that I wouldn't of chosen otherwise, lol. The food options are extensive on the Women's Basic plan, the foods below are ones that look best to me and my (very picky) taste. Can't wait to start tasting them all!
On NutriSystem, you have to add your own items in (these are called add-ins). They range from veggies, fats, fruits and carbohydrates. I was not aware of it at all, but am happy I get to choose what I get to add. On the plan there are also certain items that you can eat an unlimited amount of, like celery, peppers, jicama, tomatoes, etc. There are also "extras" which you can have limited servings of like sugar-free gelatin, syrup, hard candy, etc. I was happy to find herbs, salt-free seasonings, lemon and lime juice listed as "unlimited extras", as I often cook with them. I was surprised to see how much I have to eat, my problem has always been eating bad things, not eating in excess. See the picture to the right, it is a "sample" of a day's food while on NutriSystem (including grocery add-ins).

While lurking around the NutriSystem forums, I have found many of those creative people post some great recipes, many including the NutriSystem entrees. I honestly can't wait to try some of these out! Check out my entire NutriSystem Journey and photos on Flickr!
NutriSystem Nation Bloggers:
I want to say HELLO to my fellow NutriSystem Nation Bloggers! I regularly read their blogs and their ups & downs with the system! Don't forget to check them out! Trisha @ Makeup Files, Heather @ Living On Love & Cents, Di @ Free Sample Mama, Lisa @ Mommy & Me Giveaways, Carmen @ Closer To Lucy, Sara @ Dealicious Mom, Brett @ This Mama Loves Her Bargains
Want to join me on the Nutrisystem Program? Sign up online or call 1-888-853-4689!

Disclaimer: As a part of the "Nutrisystem Nation Blogger" Program, Nutrisystem is providing their food, services and program to me free of charge in exchange for blogging about my experience. Opinions are my own and I will provide only fair and honest reviews.

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