Nutrisystem Inspired Life
Can a diet inspire life? Not sure about that, but it can definitely change one. I feel like Nutrisystem meal plan changed many things for me. Mostly for the better. I can definitely say that I love myself and my life more than I did before. I have more self-control with food and feel much more confident about my looks. As a side effect I dislike frozen ready-to-eat meals with passion. But I guess nothing is 100% positive, especially when it comes to diets. You have to take some and to give some.
Nutrisystem came to my rescue when I really needed some major change in my life. I was struggling with modest overweight and dieting on my own simply wasn’t working. I needed an intervention of sorts and found one in Nutrisystem.
I decided to put my needs before everybody else’s and get on a serious diet. No, I didn’t abandon my husband and kids and still cooked for them, but my needs now came first. I got my first shipment of customized monthly supply of meals and set my mind on losing at least 10 pounds. This was a step that I never took before and that changed my life quite significantly. Let me say that I lost 10 pounds and more without a problem.
The first week was rough – going from 2,500 calories per day to 1,200 is not easy, but I persevered. I wanted to prove to myself that I can do it. I also understood that anything out of comfort zone is hard, but not impossible. I learned to ignore cravings and stay the course, which was never easy with diets for me.
Nutrisystem delivers cooked food and does nutrient balancing and calorie counting for you. For the first time in my life I didn’t have to think what I will eat all day. All I had to do is open the freezer and pick what I felt like that day. Pizza? – Sure! Pasta? – Totally! And all of that done in minutes.
Weight started falling off right away, 1-2 pounds per week at first. I supplemented often bland foods with fresh veggies and fruit. I even allowed some cheat meals with family. Staying just on Nutrisystem foods is not easy, because I get tired of frozen TV meals pretty fast. On the other hand, this diet is perfect for single people and those who are scared of their kitchens. I love my kitchen, so this aspect of microwavable foods was tough for me. I understood that I wouldn’t be able to eat like this for prolonged time. But I didn’t have to.
Nutrisystem is great about offering support and tips about portion control, healthy foods, low glycemic index ingredients, and fresh cooking recipes. The biggest life change for me was learning that I can eat anything if I balance my plate and not overload it with junk.
In short, I understood the importance of portion sizes and this knowledge will stay with me for my Nutrisystem inspired life.
Another thing I am thankful to Nutrisystem for is my renewed desire to take care of my body fully. I am back at my gym every day again doing cardio, weights, and strength training. I started walking my dog for three miles 3 times per week. Yoga is next on my list. Diets are great, but at almost 40 you have to do more than just that.
Thanks to Nutrisystem I am learning to find time for me, be it gym, long walks, mushroom picking in the forest, lunch with my girlfriends, or a long bath in the evening with a good book.
I owe it to myself and I am not apologizing for it. Thank you, Nutrisystem, for helping me see a way to a better life and better self, and doing that with not so great tasting meals. This shows that anything is possible; you just have to make a first step!