I Did It! Weight-Loss Success Stories

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We are so happy that Rachel was able to help you get started on the program. Lisa has since walked a full marathon! Was not satisfied with the taste of most of the foods, had to throw it away and buy something else, and most of the desserts had an ok flavor, And a lot of meals with cheese. We did go to the Naturally Slim program and in 8 weeks I lost Sounds simple, but it takes work and consistency. Do not drink fruit juice or other sweetened drinks.

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With every fad that has come and gone in recent years, though, one plan has stood the test of time, and keeps helping people reach their weight loss goals year after year:. That plan is Nutrisystem and their proven weight loss system has helped thousands of people lose weight and get their health back on track, including me.

I recently decided I needed to sign up again after packing on an extra 10 pounds around the holidays. There are many reasons that I love Nutrisystem, but these are the biggest factors that make it my top-rated weight loss program: As of today, Nutrisystem is offering some amazing discounts for TheDietDynamo.

Compare that to your average grocery bill these days, and that seems like a pretty good deal to me. You do need to buy some fresh vegetables on fruit when using the Nutrisystem diet, but even with that, the plan still is still an affordable way to reach your weight loss goals when you compare it your typical food costs. Plus, they show you the exact system to follow to reach your weight loss goals — follow the plan they send, and you will lose weight.

At the start of the year, Nutrisystem launched their brand new Turbo 13 program. This is designed to help you jump-start your weight loss, and includes a selection of foods and shakes for your first week. This last time I signed up, I had a weight loss goal of 10 pounds — with this new system I had pretty much hit my goal during the first week.

This means, I only needed to use Nutrisystem for 1 month, and then switched to their Turbo Shakes for my second month, along with a healthy diet and exercise plan. This may sound obvious, but I know a lot of folks are probably wondering if Nutrisystem actually works. The answer is YES — if you follow the program as they designed it. That means, sticking to their meal plan for however long it takes to reach your weight loss goals. Maintaining a healthy weight took on new importance after starting a family.

When I finally decided to sign on with Nutrisystem , my health was not in good shape. The crazy thing is the weight gain really snuck up on me. But, that all changed once I hit my mids. As my friends began settling down and starting families, I continued the partying and overindulgence of my college days, and as my metabolism slowed I really began to pack on the pounds. The big wake-up call came when I finally decided to visit my primary care doctor. The results of the visit came as a shock, to say the least.

It was the middle of winter, and I was laying on the couch late one night when a Nutrisystem commercial came on TV. Dan Marino , the legendary Miami Dolphins Quarterback, was talking about how he had lost more than 20 pounds on Nutrisystem, and for some reason, his words stuck with me see the commercial below. Marino was one of the biggest names in the NFL as a kid, and here he was on TV talking about a diet plan that had worked for him, and he actually seemed genuine and believable.

Whatever the reason, I was convinced it was what I needed. During my research, I found a lot of positive reviews about Nutrisystem, and I knew it was time to give it a try!

My family and I. I was able to lose 30 pounds with Nutrisystem, and have been able to keep it off by making simple lifestyle changes. It was affordable, convenient, tons of people reported great results online, and they guaranteed the weight loss. After doing a little research, I decided it was right for me and decided to sign up.

I was probably around pounds when I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon, and my weight was going nowhere but up at that point. Nowadays, I try to stay as close to as possible, and I am usually able to maintain that goal, give or take a pound or two. That being said, I still utilize diets like Nutrisystem from time-to-time, when I feel like I need a re-charge, or to quickly burn off some extra weight.

After reaching my goal, I transitioned to a plan that includes their Turbo Shakes, healthy foods that I prepare on my own, and a regular exercise routine. While their Basic plan worked for me for me, they have several options to choose from. The big takeaway here: Pick a plan that fits your budget and dietary needs they have specialty plans for vegetarians and diabetics , and know that ALL of their plans are going to help you lose weight when used correctly.

There is a ton of variety, the meals are quick and easy to make, and they even have frozen options that take the quality up another notch. You can view their full menu at the official Nutrisystem website. Ultimately, I wanted to make a goal of losing about 10 pounds per month. For me, this was very doable following their diet plan. The results are going to be different for everyone, but if you have 20, 30 lbs, or more to lose, then I would expect to be on the diet for at least two months.

In my case, once I reached my weight loss goal, I had established a routine for how much I needed to eat each day, so I was comfortable developing a plan of my own. As someone who has lost more than 30 pounds using the Nutrisystem program, I can tell you that it absolutely works. I highly recommend it to anyone who has 10 or pounds to lose. Nutrisystem Turbo 13 is one of the most effective ways to lose weight, and is a great fit for anyone who wants an easy plan to follow.

I've used their plan now several times over the years, and it's one of our highest rated weight loss products here on the site. I really liked your story. I am in day 2 of my Turbo Program. My history with NS is in I had my 3rd child, 12 months and one day after my 2nd. My weight on delivery date was My normal weight was I went down to Lowest in my life, and I felt good. I did feel healthier at which I managed to maintain for 20 something years. In 3 years I graduated a size I weighed when I graduated.

I still weigh 10 years later and feel awful. I too started to eat out and drink wine. I only hope I have the will power to succeed this time. I feel I have to become a hermit and say no to going out with my friends, neighbors and family.

But now I am older and I dread the fact it may take me years to lose all this fat. But I have only myself to blame. Reading your story has given me some inspiration. I am going to make 10 weight loss increments only as to not get discouraged.

Thank you for sharing your story. Hi Cheryl- Thanks for reading, and sharing…What an inspiring story! I still have a drink occasionally, but try to keep it limited to social gatherings and not an everyday thing. In any case, best of luck with your weight loss journey! Norman, you seem to know the NS diet very well. I have been on this diet around 7 years ago and I see a few new changes this time. My order has arrived and I unpacked my Turbo Box yet did not keep that food separate, and now i am really unsure of what was in it for my first week….

Best of luck with the program. Hope that helps -NS. You want to be at your goal weight then, not wishing you did something about it yrs ago. No, you cannot pound them back, but I am not sure why you would want to anyway. Co-workers always ask me to go out for a drink and they order whatever and I order a diet coke.

You could blame it on medication if you want. When I go out to eat or go to cookouts, etc. I order a meat and a vegetable with a diet soda. No potato or anything. At a cookout it would be a burger or chicken with no bread, and a tossed salad or veggie.

You CAN do it. You just have to order carefully. I wish you luck. You can do, I know you can. It is so nice to read a positive article about Nutrisystem. You are so right about your body becoming used to the smaller portions. Like anything, your body goes through an adjustment period, but after a few days, it is quite easy. With frequent snacks between meals, as well as plenty of fluids, you are eating pretty much whenever you feel hungry.

Hi, thanks for the great review! Thanks for the nice comment: Excited to hear how Nutrisystem goes for you — let us know! Hi Ellen — You definitely need to talk with your doctor before trying Nutrisystem or any weight loss plan with your health issues, but they do offer a plan for people with diabetes. I would recommend checking out their site to learn more about the different plans they offer.

They also offer snacks and shakes as options over the course of the day, so that helps with the extra cravings too. Hope that helps, and best of luck with your weight loss journey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look.

Exceptional blog and brilliant design and style. Thanks for the kind words and for visiting the site — let me know your Twitter handle so I can return the favor! Those first 2 weeks i dropped 13 lbs, but that third week i lost maybe 1 lb. I was only eating the provided meals the first two weeks usually around only calories per day obviously that was unhealthy, so i added in a few snacks to put me right around calories per day.

But unfortunately that has resulted in minimal weight loss. Did you have plateaus like this? And how did you over come these stalls? I did just purchase an elliptical and also a stationary bike, but only on day 2 with those. Your review was wonderful and very well written, so thank you! Hi Julie- Thank you so much for sharing your story, and way to go for making it through your first month!

I think the calorie restriction is the hardest part about Nutrisystem, and why now I typically only do the diet for a month or two and then really focus on just eating right and getting enough exercise after that.

For me, the approach after Nutrisystem has been intermittent fasting IF. That said, I have had a lot of success with it, and find that I can maintain a healthy weight for long stretches of time when using it. I started with the turbo charge and continued now for almost 3 weeks. I have only lost 3 lbs. When I emailed a counselor they said that was normal and I was doing well.

Big hope very disappointed. In any case, hope the rest of your month goes well, and best of luck moving forward. I just started Nutrisystem. I always lost weight on the low carb diet when I was younger.

But the fat intake was not good. Just to avoid all the carbs… Did you or anyone else have a issue with how many carbs are in each meal? Is this ok lol… Please someone assure me all the carbs are ok! Thanks for visting, and best of luck with your first month!

Thanks for the excellent review and videos. Excited to see what kind of progress I can make. Hi Krystal — thanks for visiting the site, and taking the time to read my review and watch the videos. Always happy to hear that it helped! Thanks for the great info and for sharing your story!

Thanks for the kind words, June! Congrats on taking the first step and best of luck with Nutrisystem — hope it goes well! I mastered more new things on this fat reduction issue. An enormous reduction in junk food, sugary foods, fried foods, sugary foods, beef, and white flour products may perhaps be necessary. Holding wastes unwanted organisms, and wastes may prevent ambitions for fat-loss.

While specific drugs for the short term solve the situation, the unpleasant side effects are certainly not worth it, plus they never present more than a short-term solution.

Many thanks sharing your thinking on this weblog. Thanks for the input Saul. Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring about Nutrisystem on other sites? I know my readers would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to send me an email. Hi Lance — I actually do have an eBook in the works, so stay tuned for that! I just wanted to say that this post is awesome, well written and lots of useful Nutrisystem info.

Looking forward to my first shipment. Hi Corburt — Thanks for the kind words, and best of luck with your first month — hope it goes well! I just wanted to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have right here on this post.

I will be returning to your site for more soon! This blog looks exactly like my old one! Great choice of colors! Really inspired by your story — thanks for sharing! I am planning to start Nutrisystem after the New Year. Hi Erin — Thanks so much for the positive feedback. The first time I ever used Nutrisytem, which was many years ago at this point, I think I was one it for 4 months.

I had a lot more weight to lose then; now when I sign up, I usually use it for a month, maybe two at the most. To lock in the auto delivery deal, you have to commit to two months, so if you hit your weight loss goals after month 1, I recommend switching your order to just the Turbo Shakes — that will ensure you lock in the most savings, and also helps to keep you on track once you start transitioning off the program.

As I have said before, you have to be committed to the program to get results, but as long as you follow their plan you will lose weight! Anyways, best of luck and please let us know how it goes: Thanks for sharing your story.

Drinking over ounces and eating tons of leafy greens. I did NS about 4 years ago lost almost This past July was told my chloerstral and blood pressure was too high for 28 year old. So black Friday I ordered when prices decreased. Hi Amanda — Thanks for visiting and reading my story. Hope it goes as well this time around. Thanks for sharing your superb review. You have a lot of good info here. I am looking for a diet to try just after the new year, and this might be the one. Either way, appreciate all of the details you shared.

Thanks, just what I was looking for. I have about 20 pounds to lose — is this doable in a month or two? Hi Sam — Thanks for the positive feedback. Losing 20 pounds is definitely doable with Nutrisystem, but I would budget at least two months. I signed up for Nutrisystem this week, and I am really hoping that I have the same results. I think my first shipment should arrive just before Christmas, so think I will get started right after the holiday.

Thanks so much for the review — definitely gives me hope! Melissa did 30 minutes of spinning and 30 minutes of floor exercises 3 days a week with a trainer 4 weeks after giving birth.

Gabrielle Reece lost 34 pounds in 5 months just by going back to being natural active by doing Pilates, swimming, and circuit training and her diet consisted of weight loss foods like oatmeal, salads, brown rice, and various protein sources and she admitted to having some chocolate almost every day.

Reese Witherspoon went back to her movie star shape only 8 weeks after having her baby by doing yoga , eating healthy, and getting plenty of outdoor exercise and walking when she can. Uma Thurman lost 25 pounds in 6 weeks after having her baby doing the sword-fighting and martial arts training she had to do for the Kill Bill movie but YOU can get the same martial arts style workout with Tae Bo.

Kate Hudson lost 60 pounds in only 4 months by working out 2-to-3 hours per day, 6 days a week and her diet consisted of smaller meals spread throughout the day made up of higher protein foods and she avoided certain carbohydrates such as grains and some fruits. Evangeline Lilly maintains a sexy body by staying active doing many activities like running, yoga , Pilates, dance, weights, scuba diving, golfing, ice skating, canoeing, kayaking, snowboarding, rock climbing and surfing but here's her 2 top health tips for looking good….

Pamela Anderson's vegetarian diet , running, and doing Tae Bo keeps her looking good naked. Shania Twain maintains a healthy Vegetarian diet which makes her not crave junk food and she drinks white tea. Shania still gets her protein from sources like cashews or yogurt and she stays naturally active by enjoying power-walking and horseback riding. Rihanna's trainer makes her eat small meals every three hours and very rarely she'll eat only once or twice a day and… Rihanna workouts almost everyday with a trainer and she does lot a lot of cardio to prevent her legs from getting bulky to maintain her slim, perfectly-toned legs.

Sara Evans eats only when her stomach growls, stops a soon as she is full and she never eats any of these bad foods and she doesn't follow any specific diet and exercise program to stay thin. See 5 steps to lose weight without counting calories.

Lauren Graham eats between to calories a day to maintain her figure and she allows herself to indulge in deserts and pasta on occasion and… She workouts with a trainer 4 days a week and during their hour-long workout sessions and her trainer keeps her heart rate at about bpm. She'll do 10 minutes of warm up cardio, 45 minutes of weight training focusing on one body part per workout, and then 20 minutes of cardio to end the workout.

Rebecca Romijn also went on The Zone Diet and eliminated sugar, and alcohol for six weeks plus she also worked on the elliptical machine for 45 minutes a day to maintain her model figure for the X-men movies but her best stay thin tip is…. Rebecca has also done Pilates for about eight years to keep her looking good naked.

Sandra Bullock eats what she wants but tries to stay away from junk food until the weekend. It's nice that these celebrities exercise as it's good for their overall wellness and fitness. But this article asked how they lost weight. And there is not a single shred of evidence that can show that exercise is good for weight loss though its the single greatest thing for health even more than weight loss. We have to separate weight loss and exercise. Hi m a bit worried as I lost 15 kg but didn't loose any inches.

I look da same as before. My weight wz kg n now it is Hi Adrian, I'm running a marathon, but found that I'm gaining weight. I'm 5'5 and weigh pds. My ideal weight is I run about 5 times a week for about an hour to two hours. Muscles are heavier than fat, it is normal that you are gaining weight. Unless you eat fatty foods and see your belly getting Jelly A scale wont always tell you whats happening with your body. If for example you gained a grams of muscle but lost grams of fat this would transalte as an increase of weight according to your scales.

The simple fact is adding muscle mass means you wil hurn more calories simply because even a muscle at rest will require more calories to exist than stored body fat does. Each sex male and female can only gain muscle mass according to the biochemical and endocrine stasis our individual gender allows. Women simply wont grow a mans muscle mass without first acquiring his endocrine profile, just as a man cannot develop female characteristics without a deviation of masculine endocrine ratio to feminine.

Just read an article at tltopmarkets. I read online that you can loose up to pounds in 5 days by drinking like a gallon or 2 gallons of water a day, no salt, sugar or starches and to use the sauna. Today was my first day but I could only drink 9 bottles of water. And had 3 tiny meals. Is it healthy and do you think it'll work for me considering I'm 14?? I really wanna loose up to 20 pounds.

I weigh at right now and feel embarrassed to even take my coat off during school. I know you posted this quite some time ago I am a registered nurse and can tell you even water, healthy as it is, is dangerous when taken in in excess. This is something called water toxicity and can cause th electrolytes potassium, sodium, calcium, etc. In your blood stream to become diluted which is dangerous.

Low levels of these electrolyles can cause potentially fatal heart problems, muscle spasms, and other problems that can be very dangerous very quickly.

I understand the frustration of being overweight. My daughter who is now almost 21 has been struggling with her weight since about age There are programs out there for teens. You health isn't worth doing some crazy diet. Start with your doctor. I am 5'5 and my weight is 82kg. I've lost 9kg so far. But recently, i found it hard to burn my fat.

I gained muscles but my fat seems doesn't reduced. And yes, been drinking at least 3 liters of water and exercise too elliptical and tread mill total time 1hr. I ate between - calories per day. Why is this happening and what should i do? I need to lose weight within 2 months as I am getting married by September!!!

I have currently been following your permenant weight loss plan since January eat mainly weight loss foods. I went from calories a day to because I didn't feel well enough to work out. I do cardio per week elliptical and tread mill total time 1hr and I do weight training times per week. The problem is that I have gained weight. Not lost ANY inches.

My shirts feel looser, pants tighter like I need a bigger size. Admittedly my body "looks" better, but I really want to loose weight. Can you please offer some guidance on this? I'm about ready to give up. For weight training I do minute sessions at the anytime fitness. I use the do reps x 2, which include chest press, shoulder press, pulldown, overhead presses I use other machines there but I can not recall the names. I do more upper body strength training because that is the first place I gain weight, and my lower body has always been more naturally toned.

Once a week I do lower body training, but I can't recall the names of those machines. I began incorporating the strength training in January. I had never done it before and what I know now comes from the net. I figure maybe I was doing something wrong.

My body does look better, and it looks good, its just not the results I was hoping for after six months of dedication and not missing a beat.

Am I on the right path. Thanks for your response. I want to lose weight I just don't know how I should do it I had a baby 1 year ago and I let my self go I'm in need of help all I want is to feel better for myself and family and to have more energy for my 1 year old baby.

Use any 1 of the permanent weight loss plans here. I am over weight and I am in 12 grade how can I loose it fast and quick because I have a dance coming up and I want to look Good for a boy. I have the same problem! My height is about 5'4" and weight about Can you please tell me if its possible to keep the weight off after losing it quickly?

Iv'e been on a low carb diet and lost 1 kg every 2 days, and want to maintain my weight loss after i reach my target weight. Iv'e been on a "low carb grapefruit diet" Iv'e been losing 1 every 2 days, but I'm scared to pile it all back on, can you pleaseeee tell me a way, to keep my weight off after I have reached my goal weight? I would greatlyyy appreciate your advice, Iv'e been very disciplined and the weight loss id great but super scared to gain it back!

Is there any way I can make the ingredients in nacho bell grande less in calories? What kind of meat could I use for tacos to make it lower in calories? I asked because tacos are very versatile since they include chicken or steak.

I know nacho bell grande and tacos are so close. Hi adrian, I am bhumi from india, working woman 29, having weight 85 kg and height 5'4. Adrian my tummy fat and thigh fat is too much. I want to reduce till my previous weight of 51 kg. How can i go about this? My name is Kasee. These are great inspiration stories.

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