Empty Nesters Looking To Eat Healthier? We Tried Nutrisystem
With our kids leaving for college, we’ve been enjoying less laundry, less cooking, and less mess. Though we really miss them, it’s pretty nice to only have to worry about ourselves for a change!
One thing you notice about having kids is how easy it is to put on weight while taking care of them. No wonder – serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner to three (four with my husband included) big boys who also happen to be sport-enthusiasts meant eating heavy meals all day, every day. But that’s over now. I’m ready to stop eating meals that make me lethargic and spend my days somewhere other than the kitchen.
Our friends told us about a weight loss program they recently signed up for that delivers pre-packaged meals right to your door: Nutrisystem. While everything they told us about the company sounded interesting, I still had my doubts.
I looked into Nutrisystem when we got home and had some questions. First of all, how could I possibly lose weight when eating six times a day? Secondly, I doubted their food would taste good. And lastly, pre-packaged meals are usually high in fat and carbs and contain lots of additives – not for me!
However, my husband kept bringing it up and eventually told me to stop with all my guesswork. “We should just give them a try and see for ourselves!” He convinced me to get on their website and get started.
To my surprise, I saw that Nutrisystem meals and snacks deliver very balanced nutrition. Their meal plans are high in protein with lower glycemic food; perfect for staying satiated and dropping those cravings. They have 150+ meals to choose from, like Grain-Crusted Pollock with Vegetables, Lemon Caper Chicken, and Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast – which sounded truly mouth-watering! Not to mention that there’s zero preparation required. All I have to do is heat and eat.
After mulling it over, I decided to sign up for their Uniquely Yours Max+ Partner Plan, which is built for two with award-winning meals (up to 30g protein), for only $13.57 a day per person, which isn’t bad at all – especially for the ease and convenience of our meals being delivered right to our door.
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Our box arrived right on time and included everything we were supposed to eat for the following weeks – breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and even snacks. The first week was designed to reboot our bodies and fire up the weight loss process. We thought it would be challenging to stick to their meals, but we were shocked to find the opposite was true.
All Nutrisystem meals are perfectly portioned and kept us full, so we didn’t even have the urge to snack on anything else. Furthermore, their meals took only minutes to prepare, and everything we tried actually tasted surprisingly good. Their Hearty Inspirations™ dinners were our favorites by far — sooo delicious! While other frozen meals are bland and end up soggy, Nutrisystem’s were rich, flavorful, and tasty.
I’m obsessed with their NuMi® app which says a lot since I rarely use apps! It has tons of features that allow us to track our progress and keep us motivated. It’s very informative, and you can even get Weight Loss Counselors for one-on-one coaching advice – not to mention their fantastic blog, which I love to read every night before bedtime. I always find beneficial tips and interesting new recipes!
Thanks to Nutrisystem, my husband and I together lost around 12 pounds in our first month only!* And it wasn’t even hard! But the best part for me was to finally have time to do things I haven’t been able to do in years. I’m getting pedicures, reading books, and spending quality time with my husband!
If you’re looking to save time and money, and lose some pounds on the way, you have to give Nutrisystem a try!
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*In a study, average weight loss was 9.2lbs in one month