Nutrisystem is a weight loss program that claims to provide results based on ideal portions food made with “good carbs,” which are low on the glycemic index and do not cause a spike in blood sugar. The food is also made to have the sufficient amount of protein to be filling.
Dieters ordering from the Nutrisystem program have two choices: they can individually select 28 breakfasts, 28 lunches, 28 dinners, and 28 desserts for each month, or they can just select the pre-selected Favorites package, which includes a collection of Nutrisystem’s most popular foods. Fear not: If you select the Favorites package but soon find out you are not wild about all the dishes that come with it, you may at any time switch to choosing the meals individually.
What are your options? Nutrisystem breakfast food items include maple brown sugar oatmeal, scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, egg frittata, blueberry flavored pancake mix, berries & multigrain flakes, cranberry orange pastry, and lemon poppy seed muffins. Most of the foods are pre-made, but the eggs and pancakes come in a mix.
Lunch foods include black beans and rice, split pea soup, chocolate peanut butter bar, cheesy homestyle potatoes, chicken a la king, fudge graham bar, chicken salad, and cheese tortellini.
Dinner entrees include beef pot roast with vegetables and gravy, chicken with dumplings, flatbread pizza, beef and noodles in teriyaki sauce, cheese ravioli with basil tomato sauce, vegetable fajita, and mushroom risotto.
Desserts include cheese puffs, almond biscotti, microwaveable chocolate cake, blueberry lemon dessert bar, hot cocoa, white chocolate chunk cookie, nacho crisps, caramel popcorn, and strawberry shortcake bar. As you can tell, not all the “desserts” are actual sweets – some are just snacks that can be eaten in place of sugar desserts.
All the meals that require being warmed up are sealed in a way that they do not need to be kept frozen or refrigerated. Because of this, dieters on the Nutrisystem program can take the food with them anywhere to warm up; they can keep it in their desk drawer at work without fear of co-workers eating it or they can take it to a friend’s house and keep it in their bag until meal time. It is much more portable and allows you to even take the diet on vacation with you if you so desire.
How do you know when you should be eating all of the foods? Each order comes with a NutriSystem Meal Planner. It guides you through your meals and snacks and contains a food diary in which you can indicate your servings as you eat them.