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My husband and I both lost over 50 pounds by making and using my own copycat Nutrisystem recipes. Get to understand portion sizes. Kraft shredded Mozzarella is also lactose free. I simply follow the NS plan as closely as I possibly can by looking at their website and using my own ingredients to make recipes. You can get creative here, but stay within the calorie budget and macro-nutrient profile that the Nutrisystem program provides. It is really like magic! I will try this when my nutrisystem ends though.
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Read the labels on food items to find their portion sizes and go online to find the portion sizes for food that don't have nutrition labels, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
Write down the portion sizes for the food in your diet and post on the refrigerator for easy reference. Use a food scale, measuring cups and spoons to weigh and measure your food. Measure out the correct portions of food like chicken and fish and put them in the freezer so they are ready to use.
Browse cookbooks, magazines and websites for healthy and tasty recipes. Create a meal plan for each day of the week, basing it on a variety of foods and sticking to the amount of calories you're allowed. Plan three meals and two snacks each day, one snack between breakfast and lunch, and the other between lunch and dinner. Read the nutrition labels at the grocery store to help you to buy healthy foods. Get lean sources of protein such as beans, nuts, chicken and fish. Fill your grocery cart with fresh produce such as broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, peppers, apples, grapes and bananas.
Avoid processed foods and foods with added sugar. Lunch includes 1 salad with dressing, 1 protein, 1 carb and 1 extra dairy or protein. We kept our our carb at calories, our protein at calories or less and total calories between Supper Dinner includes 1 salad with dressing, 1 protein around 4 oz of a lean meat , 2 servings of vegetables and a fat serving. Check your salad dressing, usually the fat serving is in there. We tried to keep our carb between and calories.
Total calories at to NS dinner entree averages from to calories alone. Then, create similar meals with similar ingredients from your local supermarket.
You can get creative here, but stay within the calorie budget and macro-nutrient profile that the Nutrisystem program provides.
Get connected to others who are altering lifestyle patterns in eating and dieting with plans that are similar to yours. This will support your efforts and creativity. Try to find people who have done or are doing the Nutrisystem program and can offer additional insight into diet ideas, snack options and support, suggests the DietCenter. Video of the Day. Lean Cuisine Vs Nutrisystem. How to Use Nutrisystem While Breastfeeding.