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Before I begin, I wanna ask: Best TEETH whitening SOLD IN Vitamin ShoppeS?.

My next question is: I have been having a boiled egg or 1/4 cup of tuna for my protein inserts. I keep reading about a "small whole wheat dinner roll" and "string cheese." I am headed to the grocery store today to buy some of these "special items" however, I'm not sure about brands or types, etc. and wanted to know if anyone has certain types that they buy. Additionally, if you have any other suggestions regarding these two inserts, please tell me so that I can add those to the list as well..

Thanks and I hope everyone is having a great day!.

Tamia..

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Your question was: Best TEETH whitening SOLD IN Vitamin ShoppeS?.

How do you know which meals allow an added carb? The NS website is fantastic and everyone is so nice, supportive and I am enjoying making new friends. I read and re-read all of the contents shipped to me and the information/instructions or the lack thereof regarding implementing anything other than the packaged meals is sadly lacking. I have learned more from reading threads, etc., from members than was in the packet.

I would love to hear any advice you or anyone else has regarding what additions are allowed, when, with what, etc. I saw a great recipe for onion rings and am getting the ingredients for that today but still have to find out when and how much..

Thanks!!..

Comment #1

You need to read the package of the entree itself to see if it calls for a roll (i.e. hamburger or chicken patty) or tortilla (i.e. veggie fajitas), then you can add a whole-wheat or multi-grain roll, bread, English Muffin, pita or tortilla or ANY of the Low GI carbs, up to 120 calories (but 80-100 calories would be best)..

Welcome aboard! Below I have listed some of the important things you will need to know as you start your NutriSystem journey:.

1. Eat all of your food (mark all of the circles in your Menu Planner) and then stop (and, if you are buying from QVC, you may have a slightly different plan or different food from people buying directly from NutriSystem);.

2. If you are a woman with under 100 pounds to lose, you only get a Low GI Carb with an entree that calls for a small roll or tortilla;.

3. Read the instructions and information on all of the food packages (see #2);.

4. The milk for the cereal is NOT counted as your protein/dairy for breakfast;.

5. Your dairy/protein serving should be 100 calories or less, 3g fat or less and 7g protein or more;.

6. Have a dairy/protein serving with your fruit to avoid sugar (carb) spikes from the fruit alone;.

7. Drink ALL of your water (64 oz. minimum), and you can count Crystal Light and decaf teas as PART of your water intake, but try to have as much plain water as you can;.

8. If you choose to drink alcoholic drinks, you could slow your weight loss and become dehydrated and end up munching snacks when you shouldn't, but you are an adult and it is a personal choice (just count it as completely empty calories and don't skip any food to make up for it);.

9. If you can exercise, DO...just walking is excellent, but do as much as you can;.

10. NO, we do not know how FAST you will lose (even though average, healthful weight loss is approximately 1-2 pounds per week, long term, and is quoted by the Dietitians as being average on NutriSystem after the typical first whoosh of loss by some);.

11. The people on the Discussion Boards are your friends...here to help you, motivate you, and kick your butt when necessary...don't be afraid to ask questions, but if you don't like the answers you get, well, those answers are based on the knowledge and experience of the responder. Ummm, like, don't shoot the messenger, y'know?.

12. Oh, and lest we forget, you may (just may, not always) get GAS...we "lovingly" refer to them as the NutriToots. Beano and Gas-X helps..

13. You can have up to three (3) "free foods" per day. A free food is anything 20 calories or less, which includes a Sugar Free Popsicle (15 calories), Sugar Free Jello (10 calories), Sugar Free Gum...anything that you want to take the edge off those munchie times..

Here are 3 excellent resources (Jazzman's FAQ, Ellen's tips for newbies and the transcripts of the e-classes with the NutriSystem head dietitian, Mary Gregg). Reading those first is what got me started off right...and over 100 pounds later, I still recommend them highly! Make sure you bookmark them...you will refer to these sites throughout your journey..

Link to The-Jazzman's FAQ.

Link to Ellen's Information for New Members.

Link to archives of NutriSystem e-classes..

Comment #2

Hello Pam!.

I was very excited to see a message from you. I've read many of your replies to other members and talk about you often. You seem to have so much knowledge to impart and your weight loss is very impressive. NS should be, if they are not, paying you as you are a wealth of information. Thank you for the welcome it is very much appreciated!!.

I have NOT been reading the backs of the packets other than for cooking instructions...silly thing to have not done...thank you.

I did order directly from NS also just fyi..

Have a great weekend!!.

Tamia..

Comment #3

Ha! I said the exact same thing when I joined. My "Welcome Package" was a joke. Had it not been for these discussion boards I would not have had a clue as to what I could and could not do. Thank God they made this available to us..

On the UP side...NS doesn't charge us a fee to be a member of their program and they do offer us this board, phone #'s to dieticians and counselors and one heck of a great website to keep track of everything on. All for free!.

It more than makes up for the lack of info they sent in the mail. I just feel for the people who don't have internet access...

Comment #4

Oh .... I forgot. We get access to PAM for free as well. She's a godsend. They ought to give her a paying job...

Comment #5

LOL at NutriSystem paying me. Sweetie, believe me, they could NOT care less if I ever posted or gave advice at all. I do it simply because I want to "pay it forward" and help others like I was helped by other non-paid, generous members when I first started..

Be well...

Comment #6

Has anyone else experienced gastric distress in the beginning of NS?..

Comment #7

Here is what the Dietitians have answered in the past about this topic:.

Sometimes people experience gastrointestinal discomfort when changing their eating habits. Our food has approximately 23-26 grams of fiber which follows the RDA of 25-30 grams. An increase of fiber in the diet can cause gas and bloating. To help minimize these problems, you could use cooked vegetables instead of raw. The cooking process will help eliminate some of the fiber content. You should also eliminate gas producing vegetables like legumes, cabbage and dense leafy greens.

You can gradually increase the fiber back into your diet as tolerated until your body adapts..

And, it could be a reaction to the soy and artificial sweeteners, also...

Comment #8

Don't want to hijack the thread, but here's some useful info:.

Theses NutriSystem entres contain Maltitol (sugar alcohol).

Breakfast:.

Apple Granola Bar.

Apple Strudel Bar.

Apple Strudel Scone.

Blueberry Muffin (Maltitol & Sorbitol).

Chocolate Chip Granola Bar (Lactitol & Maltitol).

Chocolate Chip Scone.

Cinnamon Bun Bar.

Cinnamon Swirl Granola Bar (Nourish).

Cranberry Granola Bar (Nourish).

Cranberry Orange Pastry (Sorbitol & Maltitol).

Harvest Nut Bar.

Lunch:.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar.

Chocolate Raspberry Lunch Bar.

Cranberry Yogurt Bar (Nourish).

Fudge Graham Lunch Bar (Maltitol & Lactitol).

Trail Mix Bar (Nourish).

Dessert:.

Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Biscotti.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Dessert Bar.

Double Chocolate Almond Cookie.

Fudge Brownie.

These entres contain Sorbitol (sugar alcohol).

Breakfast:.

Apple Toaster Pastry (polysorbate 60) Nourish.

Blueberry Muffin.

Cranberry Orange Pastry (Nourish).

Strawberry Toaster Pastry (polysorbate 60) (Nourish).

Lunches:.

Mixed Berry Yogurt Drink (polysorbate 60) (Nourish).

Thousand Island Dressing with Chicken Breast (polysorbate 80) (Nourish).

Desserts.

Lemon Blueberry Bar (Advanced).

This food contains Isomalt:.

Desserts.

Caramel Covered Popcorn.

Chocolate Covered Caramel Corn (Nourish).

If your not use to the artificial sweetners or eating too much of items that contain them, that could be your problem.

Laurie..

Comment #9

You're such a sweetie! But hey...at least they know who you are. Remember the time you called CS and as soon as you said your name they said "PamSB?" They love you!..

Comment #10

Thanks for the info Laurie. I wasn't aware of all that...

Comment #11

Hi Pam,.

Great info !!!! I have completed my first week and all my questions that came up over the week you have answered in just one post. Thank-you. I really don't want to give up, as I will be 50 this April and retired this past August and now would like to do something just for me. Thanks again for the good info...

Comment #12

I buy Peppridge Farm Artisan Bread whole wheat dinner rolls (120 cals) in the freezer section. I take one out and micro when I need it. I love to eat the hamburger seperate and then save the roll and have it with light butter after instead of a sandwich. It works great with veggies on the side and you feel like you cheated but you didn't!..

Comment #13

I use the Frigo Light String Cheese.

1 stick has 60 cal, 7g protein, 2.5g fat. and 20% of daily requirement for calcium.

As far as the dinner rolls, when I'm eating one of the meals that allows an added carb (beef or chicken patty, chicken or tuna salad) I have whole wheat bread. The kind I get is about 70 cals a slice. I think you can go up to 120 cals for a bread serving with those meals, but I prefer whole wheat bread. And that way I can freeze the whole loaf and only pull out what I need. Less temptation that way...

Comment #14

How do you know which meals allow an added carb? The NS website is fantastic and everyone is so nice, supportive and I am enjoying making new friends. I read and re-read all of the contents shipped to me and the information/instructions or the lack thereof regarding implementing anything other than the packaged meals is sadly lacking. I have learned more from reading threads, etc., from members than was in the packet.

I would love to hear any advice you or anyone else has regarding what additions are allowed, when, with what, etc. I saw a great recipe for onion rings and am getting the ingredients for that today but still have to find out when and how much..

Thanks!!..

Comment #15


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