Nustrisystem: Week 6 #NSNation

I apologize for being late with my Nutrisystem weigh in post. I did weigh in this past Thursday, but with the kids being off for spring break, plus Good Friday and Easter festivities I was unable to take time time to write my post.

I will admit, with all the holiday gatherings and the kids being home from school, this past week was really hard for me. I know for a fact that next week will be even harder with all this candy in the house!

One thing that did help me during this past week was some great tips from Nustrisystem to help during the holidays. They helped me for gatherings on Good Friday and Easter, so I wanted to share them with my readers....

 8 Diet-friendly Strategies for Staying On Track During The Holidays

1. Have a plan.  Think things through before you get to the actual holiday meals and parties. Maybe your strategy is to take tiny portions of different dishes; that’s okay. If you’re cooking, you might want to have your bottle of water with you in the kitchen, so you’re less tempted to snack. Do what you can to stay away from the appetizer table. Plan to avoid anything that’s not homemade. The point is that if you go in with a plan, you’ll be less likely to get caught off-guard.

2. Stay on track. Holidays are not the time to skip meals in an attempt to “bank” calories. That’s a strategy that can backfire miserably. Instead, eat everything on your meal plan leading up to the holiday event, and make sure you’re drinking all your water. You’ll be less likely to overindulge at the big event.

3. Set a goal. There’s something about holidays that makes people forget what they do the rest of the year. Do you already have weight loss goals set up for November, December and January? If not you can start today. Once you’ve set a short-term goal, decide on a way to reward yourself once the goal has been reached.

4. Drink smart. Face it, overindulging during holiday events—whether it’s an office party, a family gathering or a neighborhood open house—can add a lot of extra calories to your day. In addition, when you’ve had too much to drink, it tends to weaken your previous resolve and derail any strategies and plans you might have had. Besides, you don’t want to end up as that karaoke-singing family member or neighbor everyone will be talking about for the next month.

5. Trim the calories.  This tip is especially useful if you happen to be the primary cook for an event. In baked items, replace the fat with an equal amount of applesauce and the sugar with a sugar substitute; substitute a quarter cup of egg substitute for every egg called for in the recipe; replace whole milk with 1% milk and sour cream with yogurt; reduce the amount of nuts called for by half. And don’t forget both veggies and salad.

6. Enlist support. Trying to maintain your Nutrisystem program can be hard at the holidays, but there’s no reason you have to go it alone. Ask for your family’s understanding or even their help, so nobody’s trying to foist “seconds” on you. Nutrisystem counselors can help you strategize, based on your individual circumstances. Or you can go to the Nutrisystem Discussion Boards, where you’ll find people who definitely understand what you’re trying to do. Discuss your concerns; share tips of your own, or join one of the many weight loss challenges. Some of them are specifically geared to the holidays. Introduce yourself well before the event, so you have that support already in place.

7. Keep moving. Instead of just sitting around after dinner, suggest a family walk, or organize a touch-football game. Most people will be grateful for the chance to move around, and it can keep you on-track with your exercise plan.

8. Embrace the spirit.  This last tip may just be the most important: You can get so caught up in all the planning and hoopla that you lose the whole meaning of the holiday season—coming together with friends and loved ones. It’s the time that’s really valuable, not the food and drink.

Surprisingly after 6 weeks I am still trying new food. This week my new favorite dinner is the Southwest-Style Chicken Wrap which is chicken breast meat that is combined with black beans, corn, rice, and a variety of peppers in a thick, spicy tomato sauce with a blend of zesty spices. Wrapped in the hearty whole wheat tortilla....YUMMY!

Here is the part all of you have been waiting for !!!!

DRUM ROLL PLEASE...........................
Week 6 weight loss: - 2.6 pounds
Week 5 weight loss: -3.4 pound
Week 4 weight loss: -1.4 pounds
Week 3 weight loss: -3.8 pounds
Week 2 weight loss: -3.4 pounds 
Week 1 weight loss: -7 pounds
Start weight: I'm sure you want to know, but I'm to embarrassed to tell !
TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: -21.6 pounds 

I know that I could have not lost over 21lbs on my own. I'm very satisfied with the Nutrisytem Program so far.
I am ready to see what week 7 will bring, don't forget to visit for my next weigh in :)

 Would you like to lose weight and get healthy on Nutrisystem too? Visit Nutrisystem today or call 888-853-4689.


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6 Comments --- Post Comment:

  1. Trisha said...

    You're doing awesome! I hope I have as much success as you when I hit week 6. Over 20 pounds! That's amazing!

  2. Susan G. said...

    Thanks Trisha :)

  3. erin said...

    You are doing awesome! I need to see some new pics of you!

  4. Samantha said...

    You are doing great and I agree with Erin!! We need some new pics!!

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