Most people who are looking to try the Nutrisystem diet are probably looking to lose weight, but there may be a few out there who want to build muscle while also dropping a few pounds. There’s nothing wrong with that, and Nutrisystem may be a good option for you if weight loss is your main goal, with the secondary goal of packing on some lean muscle.
While I would recommend staying on a diet like Nutrisystem for more than a month or two, it can be a good option for quick weight loss and could be just what you need to jumpstart your new diet and exercise program.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at what the diet is all about, what some of the testimonials have to say about it, and whether or not it’s something you should consider trying.
Nutrisystem is the most popular meal delivery diet in the world, and that’s because it produces some pretty amazing results for the people who stick with it. The basic principle revolves eating 6 portion-controlled meals over the course of the day. This
The basic principle revolves eating 6 portion-controlled meals over the course of the day. This helps you avoid the crash that comes with eating just a couple of huge meals a day. And because the meals are designed to help you lose weight, they are the exact right amounts to maximize your weight loss.
It costs about $300 per month, give or take. The plan goes up depending on what kinds of foods you want – they have some frozen options that are more expensive – and whether you’re a man or a woman.
This will probably be the main thing you will want to consider if you’re looking to start a weight-intensive workout program while on the Nutrisystem diet. I have tried the diet, and I am not entirely sure that it would provide enough fuel to power through these weight lifting workouts. For that reason, I would suggest trying a moderate workout while on the program, just to get a routine established, and then once you’ve reached your weight loss goals, you can ramp up the intensity of your workouts, while adding a few more calories to your diet.
Overall, the reviews of the Nutrisystem diet tend to be very positive (read one here). That’s because it absolutely works if you follow correctly. That said, there are a few complaints that people have shared over the years, which include the following:
Overall, I would say that Nutrisystem has an overwhelmingly positive rating, and has a long track record of success, though, so that is something to keep in mind if you’re going to try it.
Nutrisystem is worth trying if you’re looking for a proven diet that helps you get healthier and lose weight.
For those looking to gain muscle, it may not be the best option, though. I don’t think it would provide the fuel necessary to power through intense weight-lifting workouts, so you would probably be better off using it to reach your weight loss goals, and then starting that muscle building routine.
Nutrition can be a tricky conversation in the fitness industry because the point-of-view is often distorted by the concepts of protein-fat-carbohydrate percentages, required number of calories, specific weight loss, or food diet restrictions. There seems to be more focus upon weight-loss versus fat-loss … and not understanding the reason “why”.
I understand that life is complicated enough without carrying a timer to tell you when to eat or an app to calculate your calories or sending your trainer your food journal of shame! IF the calorie-in and calorie-out theory worked … why is our culture struggling with weight issues?
My strategy is to look at nutrition like life … some days are just better than others … but, when you adapt the philosophy of listening, adjusting, and reframing to your body’s messages of hunger, cravings, or feelings … you can make specific choices to support your body based upon science, not fads.
And this is the concept of nutrition for your body and mind … not your pant size.
Science reveals a body thrives in an alkaline state … and a body crumbles in an acid state. Pollution is pollution. Regardless if the pollution is the air you breathe, the water you drink, or the food you eat … your system is designed to thrive in clean air, water, and food.
Choose the best nutrition for your mind and body … choose to nourish your body with a minimum of 7 hours of sleep each night … choose to hydrate your systems by drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day … choose to create and maintain an alkaline body … choose relationships that nurture your mind and heart … choose to exercise at least 20 minutes each day.
Now is the time for you to be the best detective of nutrition for YOU and not because “the diet” worked for your best friend or the person on the infomercial … but because your body responded instantly to sleeping better, having increased energy, and gut inflammation was gone.
LISTEN TO YOUR GUT! When your gut is healed … your mind is healed of depression, anxiety, and tension. When your gut is healed your belly fat disappears and your body naturally drops the pounds and inches. When you gut is healed, disease no longer contributes to the aging process. When your gut is healed, you have energy, clarity, and focus. When your gut is healed your sleep is restful.
The basics of nutrition is to fill your home with fresh vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats. Be mindful that eating clean doesn’t necessarily mean you will lose weight or gain optimum health … not all healthy foods are healthy for you … so listen to your body.
Live strong within a pH balanced body and mind … keep nutrition simple and supportive of your personal well-being and health.