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My Review Of Nutrisystem Good Versus Bad

The Nutrisystem Diet Plan

Product: Nutrisystem Diet

Price: $260 to $300. per month

Guarantee:  Money back guarantee on first 28 day order, if you return the unused packaged food.

Special Offers: 2 weeks free food and save 10%(check website for offer)

Website: www.nutrisystem.comNutrisystems Review

CEO: Dawn Zier is the CEO.

Nutrisystem is an easy to follow plan that supplies  your food, give you plenty of literature  and offers counselors and dietitians to help you in you weight loss journey.

The program has 40 years experience with good tasting food and is very convenient with good results.

The food is

  1. High protein
  2. Low fat
  3. Low sodium
  4. Low-glycemic carbs
  5. 25-35 grams of fiber
  6. 100% preservative free foods

You can choose your own plan that best works for you.

The Basic

$9.64  a day

Pick food for you

On-line support

4 week plan

Core PlanNutrisystem Review

$10.36 a day

Pick your own foods (over 100 food)

Access to counselors and dietitians

Uniquely Yours  

$11.96 a day

Best variety of foods ( over 150 to choose from)

Includes everything the same as the core plan plus

frozen foods are also available.

The price runs from $260 to $300 a month.

with a money-back guarantee.

I think if you are a single person, or someone that doesn’t know how to cook or doesn’t care to cook, this can be a good plan for you.

I would think if you have a family and have to cook for them it might test your will-power some.

The premise behind Nutrisystem is portion size. Their food is packaged and delivered in the right portion size to guarantee you will lose weight if you don’t deviate from the plan, or cheat.

There is a four week plan where you can eat 4-5 times a day with fresh fruit and veggies.

You should lose 1 to 2 pounds a week depending on the amount of exercise you incorporate.

Tools:

  • Unlimited phone support with counselors and dietitians
  • Online tracking onNuMi.com
  • Recipes ideas and suggestions for eating out
  • Fitness for fun ideas

You get to pick your own plan.

There is a plan for vegetarians or for people with diabetes.

Cons

In todays society everyone want quick, fast and instantly. The same goes for weight loss.

This plan seems to be a little on the slow side as compared to many of the low-carb or no-carb plans available.

Also water juicing and fruit and vegetable juicing will give you faster results.

If you don’t enjoy the taste of the food, that could be a drawback.

And finally the cost may be to prohibitive for some, although you have to take into account you would not have to purchase as much food as you would normally.

So my final take.

It’s a plan that’s been around for a long time, so it’s tried and tested.

It’s easy. No indecisions on what you eat. It’s just making sure you stay on track that matters.

Hopefully you don’t get cravings for the wrong foods.Nutrisystem reviews

It can be quite expensive if you have a very large amount to lose. Say you have 50 pounds to lose and you lose 2 pounds a week. That will be 25 weeks to lose the weight. If you choose the 10.36 a day plan times 25 weeks could add up to $1813.00 dollars. But sometimes it’s the choice between being healthy and sick. Then it is a good investment if you can’t do it any other way.

Then learning how to go back to eating regular food could be quite hard.

Hopefully I’ve given you a clear picture of what this diet is like with the pro and cons.

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Weight Watchers Review-My Take

Product: Weight Watchers

Website:

Price: Varies depending on which plan you pick.Weight Watchers Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners: I see Oprah just became Oprah a part owner and spokes person for Weight Watchers.

 Humble Beginnings

Weight watchers has been around for a very long time. It was started by Jean Nidetch in her living room in Brooklyn, New York in 1963.

When Jean went on a diet and started to lose weight, she invited some of her friend and neighbors into her living room to help them with their weight loss problems.

It eventually grew into the international company that it is today.

When it was in it’s infancy what helped make it successful was the fact you had to account to someone for your weight loss or gain.

It helped to keep people on track to stay on their diet so they would have a good showing on the scale.

PRO AND CONS

Pros:

Fairly easy to understand and follow the diet.

Plus the diet is individualized for each person.

Many Weight Watcher centers available in most areas.

Also the program can be done on line, if you have internet access.

Many different programs and sign-ups available with many different incentives.

It’s a sensible eating plan with portion control done for you.

Some very good and interesting recipes with points done for you.

Cons:

Time consuming to go to meetings

Takes time to count your points and track your food.

Not everyone wants to listen to a speaker.

Can get expensive if you don’t lose fast. Average is 1-2 pounds a week.

WHO IS WEIGHT WATCHERS FOR

Weight Watchers is for anyone. If you have a problem with losing weight and keeping it off, you can achieve good results with this program. It does take time and perseverance and It’s not a quick fix for your weight loss problems.

So if you have the time and the extra money you can see good results.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF WEIGHT WATCHERS

When you join you receive a lot of literature with different motivational articles and all the steps  and instructions you need to follow the program correctly.

Plus there are many items to purchase, from scales to utensils to exercising videos and cookbooks.

HOW MUCH IS THE MEMBERSHIP IN THE WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM

The cost varies depending on which program you choose.

There is Online Plus for $3.84 a week

There is Meetings and Online Plus for $8.84 a week.

Also Coaching and Online Plus for $10.76 a week.

So all in all it’s pretty affordable for most everyone.

MY FINAL WORD ON WEIGHT WATCHERS

I feel Weight Watchers is a good solid program. It does take a commitment but that is necessary with any diet, especially if you have a large amount of weight to lose.

If you enjoy eating a large variety of foods and don’t want to limit yourself, than Weight Watchers could be for you.

If you enoyed this article, please leave a comment or question below. Thank you, Deanna.

 

 

 

 

Fast Weight Loss-7 Tips

Fast weight loss tips, we all want a quick way to get rid of the extra pounds. Here are my tips.

We all want to do that. But sometimes it’s hard to have fast weight loss. We hit a plateau or just having a hard time staying on track.

Here are 7 tips for fast weight loss to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

  1. Exercise more. I don’t mean spend a lot of time at the gym, I just mean use the stairs instead of the elevator, park further from the store, rather than driving around to find a close parking spot. Walk instead of drive where you want to go.
  2. Eat more protein. Protein fills you up and helps stop the cravings for sweets, giving you a more satisfied feeling.
  3. Drink more water. Drink a large glass of water before every meal. Helps to fill you up and not eat more than you should.Fast weightloss 7 tips
  4. Try to get enough sleep.
  5. Put away food scales and calorie counters. If you use them to measure how much food you allowed you will end up feeling deprived. Eat until just barly full. Don’t stuff yourself.
  6. Avoid liquid calories, and I don’t mean just alcohol. Many non alcoholic drinks are loaded with sugar and empty calories.

7. When craving something sweet, try a chocolate flavored protein drink. Very filling        and satisfies that sweet tooth.

If you try some of these tips, I’m sure you will have a great deal of success. Just remember sometimes  we eat because we are bored or something else emotionally is going on. Stop and ask yourself am I really hungry?

Hope these tips helped you to be successful in your weight loss journey.

 

Lose Weight by Cutting Carbs – 10 Tips to Help You Get Started

Do you want to losing weight by cutting carbs? Did you notice I didn’t say  TRY because  this is the easiest way to lose weight that I have tried.

 I have 10 tips to help you get started.

  1. Start by giving up all breads.
  2. Eat enough protein.
  3. Trade off fruit for vegetables.low carb diet 10 tips
  4.  Give up all desserts and sugar-laden snacks.
  5. Say no to all sugary drinks and diet drinks.
  6. Watch your condiments.
  7. Eat more fat
  8. Stay away from high carb vegetables.
  9. When dining out ask how meals are prepared.
  10. Don’t eat pasta.
Giving up breads.

Give up all breads, wheat, rye all bread has flour which is a very high carb food product. Even breads that the label says low-carb are not no-carb. dark and wheat breads are usually filled with processed flours  so you are better off without them, if you want to be true to low-carb diet plan.

Eat enough protein

When you say diet, how can you say eat more. But it’s true, you have to get enough protein in your diet to keep you from being hungry. You need the protein to help fill you up until the next meal.

Fruits vs. Vegetables

Fruits have a lot of sugar and carbs so be careful how many fruits you are consuming. Try trading some of your fruits for vegetables. In a true low carb diet, you get most of your carbs from vegetables in the beginning stages of the diet and only add fruits after you have lost a large percentage of the weight you want to lose.

Desserts and sugary snacks

These are a definite no-no. If you read the label and the list of ingredients you will see why. They are the reason we have a problem to begin with. Being loaded with calories and carbs they do not satisfy you for the long term, you are hungry in a couple of hours after eating something loaded with sugar and carbs.  So if you are serious about low carb eating, throw all of these snacks away.Low carb diet 10 tips

Sugary and diet drinks

Everyone knows that pop or soda is not the best thing for you, but did you know that diet drinks are equally as bad. If you are consuming soda or pop a couple of times a day, you are packing on the pounds from all that sugar. Diet soda or pop is just as bad due to the artificial sweeteners used. Studies have shown that the artificial sweeteners are not only bad for you they also tend to make you hungry. And that not what we are aiming for.

Condiments, sauces and spices

Most spices are o.k. to use. They have very little carbs and many do not even have a nutritional label.

But condiments are a different story. Here’s where you have to become a little more diligent. Take ketchup for an example, it is loaded with sugar. In one tablespoon there is 5 grams of carbs and 4 grams of sugar. So you definitely have to stay away from that condiment. Look at sweet relish or hot dog relish. More sugar and carbs. So make sure you read all your labels before eating something.

Be very careful of sauces. Some may have very little carbs while others are loaded. Get in the habit of reading Nutrition Facts for added sugars as well as flour and other starches.

Eat more fat

That must sound weird. Isn’t fat suppose to make you fat. Well with a low carb  diet a little extra fat helps to satisfy your cravings. So you won’t be tempted to head for some of the wrong foods.

High carb vegetables

Do you know which vegetables are high carb? Most of your high carb vegetables are the ones loaded with starch.

Carrots, peas, corn, winter squash, all potatoes are vegetables you should not have on a low carb diet.

Have most of your carbs in green and leafy vegetables. Some of those are cabbage, lettuce, all types, spinach, endive, kale and watercress.

Have a serving of these cooked vegetables. Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, eggplant, and many more.

You can go online to find a complete list of the right vegetables to eat. Or find an app.

Dining out

When dining out don’t be afraid  to ask the server how the different meals are prepared. Many dishes are made with sauces which almost always has flour in them.

Also request that bread is not brought to the table, unless your companions want some.

Another good trick is to have the server bring a take-out box at the same time as the meal come. and divide it up right there and take half of your meal home.

Sweet Cravings

If you are like me sometimes you crave sweets. Well here is a good recipe to help when the cravings hit. Try it, you will be surprised.

One final tipLow carb diet 10 tips

Make sure you drink plenty of water. At least 8 8ounce glasses a day.

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Eat Stop Eat Review The Pros and The Cons

Eat Stop Eat Review The Pros and the Cons

Product: Eat Stop Eat

Original price: $39.00

Sale price: $20.00

Guarantee: 60 day money-back guarantee

My Rating: Good Product

Are you looking for a no-nonsense way to lose weight. If you don’t want to join programs, not having to weight your food, count your calories or count your points. Maybe intermittent fasting is for you.Eat Stop Eat Review

Are you a busy person that doesn’t have time to go to meetings, get weighted in, and listen to someone tell you what you have to do to lose weight. And on top of it all, pay for the advice.

Are you someone that wants to plan your own meals, eat fresh food whenever possible? Without having to receive prepackaged food delivered to your house.

Well the answer might be to intermittent fast. Which is very simple, just skip some meals. This program recommends going 24 hours without eating a couple of times a week.

You might think, I can’t do this , but you already fast approximately 8-9 hours a day when you sleep at night.

How hard would it be to extend that a few more hours? Say you go to sleep at 10:00 every night and wake up at 6:00 every morning. That’s 8 hours without eating.

Add to that another 8 hours, that would be until 2:00 in the afternoon. Now you have a window from 2:00 to 8:00 to eat. Have a light meal at 2:00 and a light meal at 6:00 and it’s a start in the right direction.

It will take a lot of will-power in the beginning. But you have to start somewhere.

But some critics would say what about breakfast? Does it matter if you have your calories in the morning or some other time of the day.

Myself, if I have breakfast I want to eat all day. So breakfast does not work for me. Just think you are not obsessing about food all the time. Save money with less grocery shopping  and cooking.

To finish up The ProsEat Stop Eat Review

On this program you are not forced buy or eat or not eat certain foods or food combinations, you eat your favorite healthy foods and you are not made to count calories.

The weight loss industry keeps trying to feed you the line that you must keep eating to lose the weight, than why are so many American overweight or obese?

Eat Stop Eat is a easy nutritional plan to lose weight.

Eat Stop Eat will bust thru weight-loss plateaus.

Eat Stop Eat isn’t a diet, it’s the leading resource on the benefits of intermittent fasting for your best health and weight loss results. If you want to check this program out click here.

The Cons

It’s difficult to go without eating in today’s life style. So many social activities revolve around food and eating.

Also if you have a family to feed it’s hard to have the willpower to cook and prepare food and not eat anything.

If you enjoyed this review, I would appreciate a comment or question below.

Weight Loss By Walking- Inexpensive and Easy

Weight Loss by walking  is an inexpensive and easy way to help you lose weight .

  • First you need a pair of good walking shoes. ( they don’t have to be real expensive) Just make sure they are comfortable and fit right.weight loss by walking
  • Second you will need casual clothing that you are comfortable in. Some people prefer loose fitting shorts or slacks. But this is just personal preference.
  • You don’t need membership in a gym.
  • Walking can be done anywhere. Outdoors, on a school track, in a mall ( in inclement weather)or with a DVD or YouTube in your own home.
  • If you have a treadmill, dust it off and get it on it.

If you haven’t exercised in a while or are very overweight, get the O.K. from your health care provider.

You should start out slow so you don’t get burnt out and quit. Only do 10 minutes if that works for you.  Slowly you will build your strength and stamina. Be persistent, do your walk at least daily or more often if you have the time. And take one day off a week.

Before you know it, you will be walking 30 minutes or more. Which is great.

It doesn’t matter how old you are as long as you can move around you can benefit from walking. It will help you look and feel younger if you stay active.

It will help lower your risk for many conditions such as, dementia, heart problems, high blood pressure,   some forms of cancer and obesity to name a few.

What the experts say.

Experts say you should walk at least 10,000 steps a day which equates to 4.5 to 5 miles a day. But it doesn’t have to be all at one time. Break it down into shorter times more often.

Get up a little earlier in the morning and do a walk for 20 minutes around the neighborhood.

If you are still working, during your lunch time squeeze in a 15 to 20 minute walk. After dinner in the early evening add another 20 minute walk and you have gotten in 1 hour of walking.

Add that to your everyday activities and you will soon see how much stronger and fit you will feel. Think how much better you will feel if you do that every day.

Start off slow and easy if this is all new to you, but you will be surprised how quickly you will build up your stamina. I know if I don’t get in my walking every day I feel tired and out of sorts.

Also there are DVD’s available on line, on Youtube or in the stores if you prefer to walk in the comfort of your own home.

This may seem overwhelming in the beginning,  but you will surprised how quickly your body will adjust to the increase in activity.

Your overall physical and mental health will be so improved. So get moving and enjoy!

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