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Before I ask my question, I want to ask: Will the evil Vitamin Shoppes ever put a leash on oxycontin?.

My main question is: I have just started NS and I love it. But, as I am reading all of these threads, I am realizing that I am doing everything wrong. Is there any where in this site that can explain to me what exactly I can and can not eat???? Please help!!..

Comments (13)

Your question was: Will the evil Vitamin Shoppes ever put a leash on oxycontin?.

What do you mean, doing everything wrong? Read your planner. It gives you ideas as to what each food group contains, but the list doesn't include EVERY option, just gives you ideas..

Women with less than 100 pounds to eat get:.

Breakfast: NS entree, dairy/protein, fruit.

Lunch: NS entree, salad w/2 tbl ff dressing, protein.

Snack: dairy/protein & fruit.

Dinner: NS entree, salad w/2tbl ff dressing, 2 vegetables and a fat.

Dessert: NS dessert.

It doesn't get any easier than that...

Comment #1

Doing it all wrong??? You've joined, that is your first right! Follow your planner and look at the discussion guides. I started two weeks ago and the entire first week I spent a lot of time in the chat room. While I was cooking dinner I would keep it open and if I was in doubt I just asked someone. Most people in the chat room are a great help. Don't be afraid to ask!.

Good Luck and you'll get the hang of it soon. It becomes easier all the time!.

Shel..

Comment #2

If you go to My Program >> Recommended Grocery Foods it gives you an idea of the kinds of add ons you're allowed. It's not a comprehensive list, just an idea. My Program >> My Program shows you what you need to eat in a day...

Comment #3

Thank you everyone for commenting, you have all been a great help!!..

Comment #4

I understand how you could be confused. I started out using the meal planner that came with the womans silver program. A day in it looks like this:.

Breakfast: NS Breakfast Entree, dairy or protein serving and fruit serving..

Morning snack: dairy or protein serving.

Lunch: NS lunch entree, salad serving, fat free dressing.

Afternoon snack: dairy or protein serving, fruit serving.

Dinner: Ns entree, veggie serving, salad or fruit serving,fat serving.

Dessert: NS dessert entree.

But when I found the guide online it is different. There is no morning snack and a protein serving is added at lunch plus there are two veggies servings with dinner. I stayed with my meal planner because that is what I started with. But I do find some things confusing but am reading the threads and doing my best...

Comment #5

Hi Jenni.....I'm new too. I'm on my third day of the NS Advanced program for women. I'm finding that following the meal planner that was included in my order has been my best friendI'm looking at it several times a day especially refering to the back of the book where it lists the Serving Guide. I tend to be very structured in following plans so this is perfect for me. A NS rep. told me that I will receive the best results following this plan as closely as I can.....which for me.....will be pretty much exactly what it says LOL! Hope this helps...

Comment #6

Here is a typical day for a Woman who is on the 1200 calorie a day plan (under 100 pounds to lose, under 60 years old)..

Breakfast:.

NutriSystem Low-Fat Granola mixed with 3/4 cup blueberries and 8 oz yogurt for a Breakfast Parfait (Entree/Fruit/Dairy or Protein).

Lunch:.

NutriSystem Lunch Entree or Bar, Small Can Sodium-Free V-8 Juice or a Mixed Green Salad with FF dressing, Cottage Cheese or String Cheese or Tuna (Entree/Salad/Protein or Dairy).

Snack:.

Small Apple and String Cheese (Fruit/Protein or Dairy).

Dinner:.

NutriSystem Entree (different one each night, I usually only repeat an entree 2-3 times a month, but you can have the same thing more frequently if you like), 2 Servings of Veggies (usually broccoli and cauliflower for me, but any veggies you like...remember, however, that peas and corns are carbs, not veggies), Mixed Green Salad with 0 Calorie Walden Farms Dressing.

Dessert:.

NutriSystem Double Chocolate Almond Cookie spread with 1 Teaspoon Peanut Butter (Dessert/Fat) and 1/2 cup milk (left over from the breakfast cereal).

Raw celery and zucchini to munch on if needed, SF Popsicle, SF Jello, also.

You can eat up to 3 servings of "free foods" of under 20 calories each per day. Even 1 cup of air-popped popcorn works..

I generally keep on hand a bag of Mixed Greens salad, a box of sliced mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, string cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, apples, bananas and frozen blueberries. You will also need to drink at least 64 oz. of water a day..

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 that happens to some people;.

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 imbibe 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. You can have up to three (3) "free foods" per day, just not at the same time. 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..

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

Here are 3 excellent resources (transcripts of past NutriSystem e-classes, Jazzman's FAQ, and Ellen's tips for newbies). 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 archives of NutriSystem e-classes.

Link to The-Jazzman's FAQ.

Link to Ellen's Information for New Members..

Comment #7

What do you mean, doing everything wrong? Read your planner. It gives you ideas as to what each food group contains, but the list doesn't include EVERY option, just gives you ideas..

Women with less than 100 pounds to eat get:.

Breakfast: NS entree, dairy/protein, fruit.

Lunch: NS entree, salad w/2 tbl ff dressing, protein.

Snack: dairy/protein & fruit.

Dinner: NS entree, salad w/2tbl ff dressing, 2 vegetables and a fat.

Dessert: NS dessert.

It doesn't get any easier than that...

Comment #8


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