The single most important thing you can do to NOT BE HUNGRY on NutriSystem (or any other diet) is to make sure you get high daily amounts of green vegetables in your diet. This is a foolproof way to make sure you are successful.
NutriSystem does a great job sending people correct portions of tasty, familiar foods. They keep mixing up their offerings to include more options. But the basic reason people do NutriSystem is that they do the work for you, and it basically costs you very little. You are already paying for food, so when you go on NutriSystem you just shift the cost from your other foods to NutriSystem.
The Secret To A High Success Rate On NutriSystem:
That said, it is CRITICAL that you consume 1 or even 2 pounds of greens a day. This can be salad, broccoli, kale- frozen, blended, cooked. Anything. Bags of greens are CHEAP and there is no excuse for you to not follow this very critical step. If you want some extra ideas to keep you on track, make sure to sign up for the PEERtrainer Tip Of The Day.
If you are considering NutriSystem, if you have more than 20 pounds to lose you MUST do something and NutriSystem is a great start. At PEERtrainer we guide people to very advanced nutrition ideas, and this advice might seem puzzling to those of you who are deep into Dr Fuhrman and Nutrient Density. But we see that the BIGGEST challenge people face is getting started, and really finding something that works.
NutriSystem will give you a very good handle on portion control out of the gate. You'll get used to proper portions. When you add 1-2 pounds of green vegetables a day, you will create a situation where the bumps in the road (which come daily for most people!) don't knock you off plan as easily.
Additionally, NutriSystem allows you to do this privately. It is very "mainstream" and the company and program don't treat you like there is something wrong with you. No in person therapy that treats you like a drug addict or make you feel weird. From talking to people, this is a big, big deal.
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