Hi Leeann, We are so sorry that you had such a poor experience. I was overweight since the. There were other saving options out there as well, like a Nutrisystem promo code for existing customers. I have lost 7. Nutrisystem doesn't pay me a dime for this website. They said it was the flu and sent me home! Long story I know but it continues.
Some of the people I work with picked on me. I would just toss it in the trash and carry on with my day. They can be judgmental as well. Calling someone too skinny can be just as painful as calling someone fat.
However, my husband and daughter were my biggest fans on this journey. My husband continued complementing me on how good I look and how proud he is of me. He never complained that we did not go out to eat as much as we used to or that I no longer cooked meals.
He pushed me to exercise and eat healthy. It was definitely an emotional rollercoaster at times. At the same time, reading other people's testimonies and reviews of the Nutrisystem diet was encouraging and inspiring, too.
My size twelves were getting too big. Though I was actually enjoying wearing them loose, I knew at this rate I would need some new clothes. Grabbing a few pairs of jeans in a size 10, and one in a size 8 just for fun, I dashed into the dressing room. They were a little snug but I was still a comfortable ten. However, I did buy a pair of yoga pants to walk in.
When I got home, I put on those jeans I had in my closet and took my first ever mirror selfie. I was half way to my goal and I now had the confidence that I would reach it. By week ten, I was still enjoying all the food and health benefits of Nutrisystem.
I still had 10lbs to lose to reach my goal but I started getting discouraged. My weight loss had slowed down. I even gained a pound. Due to financial struggles, I was afraid I would have to cut back on my Nutrisystem food orders. I was averaging a 1 to 2 lbs weight loss and that was a healthy normal.
I decided to measure instead of weigh. Then there was still the money issue. There were other saving options out there as well, like a Nutrisystem promo code for existing customers. By the 3rd month, I had lost even more weight and people were starting to notice. I was getting a lot of compliments. I bagged up the clothes and donated them to the local Good Will. The weight loss is real to me now.
Let me give you some brief Nutrisystem food reviews. Every month I would log onto my Nutrisystem account. From the menu options, I would pick 28 foods of my choice for each of the four meals which included breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. The choices were easy as I loved almost everything they offer. The plan I chose, which is the Core plan, only includes the shelf foods instead of the frozen varieties. I got to have delicious foods such as doughnuts, pancakes, chocolate muffins, pizza, hamburger, chicken and even cake and brownies.
With all the choices, it never gets boring. The meats in the shelf items are conveniently packed in a vacuum sealed wrap but were tender and taste like they are right out of the deli.
With so many varieties, I ate something different each day of the week. It was just perfectly pre-portioned meals to keep me on a healthy track. The food contains no trans fats, and it's low in sodium. And the carbs it contains are of low glycemic index. This is why Nutrisystem food prevents fatique, reduces your appetite, keeps you fuller and energized for longer. It's safe for diabetics, too. As you will probably read in other Nutrisystem weight loss reviews, the taste is not the only thing great about Nutrisystem foods.
Each meal is individually wrapped with cooking instructions which made it easy to toss in my purse and go to work. Some of the meals are easy enough to eat while in the car. When I hear people talk about that pound cake they made the other night or watching those Tasty videos on Facebook, I am not fazed.
I stopped going to buffets and doughnut shops. I do not have the appetite for those places any longer. People have asked me how do I stick to the diet during holidays or when family decides to go out to eat. But I can say I now have control. I allowed myself to enjoy all the foods that were offered.
However, since being on Nutrisystem, I have a pretty good idea on the right foods to stay clear of, and how big of portions I should have. I even enjoyed some bacon, a piece of cheese cake and a peep.
The day after that Easter, I was nervous about stepping on the scales. A few weeks later, I had a birthday and, well, you know how that goes. I ate cake but just a small piece. It was somewhat of a struggle, but again, I have learned to eat small portions. The biggest struggle was everyone trying to get me to eat more. People think that since you lost a few pounds, you can go back to eating the way you used too. Then there was a trip to the beach. I snacked on lots of fruit and veggies.
I felt good about myself. The weight loss slowed down. Sixteen weeks had passed. It had been a fun journey. My weight loss had slowed down to losing an average on one pound a week. It was better than a gain. I wished to lose more. I called and talked to a Nutrisystem counselor. I was eating every three hours. It seems like a lot of food but the snacks are tiny. Small amounts of healthy foods.
My weight loss stalled for a couple weeks. I was warned this could happen but I was still a little discouraged. I called a Nutrisystem counselor again. They are always so helpful. They suggested I change things up a bit. The also advised me to eat more. I was also advised to make sure I drink enough water.
My weight loss took off again and the pounds started dropping again. Who knew that more is sometimes less? The hardest thing for me to give up when I started Nutrisystem was bacon. I would eat five or six pieces without even thinking about it.
I am actually allowed two slices of bacon a day as a power fuel on the Nutrisystem plan but I chose to stay completely away from it. For me to eat bacon would be like giving an alcoholic a sip of wine.
I also missed sitting down to a shared meal with my husband, but that has gotten better as he is fine with just a salad while I enjoy a healthy Nutrisystem pizza. Which is awesome by the way. I continued enjoying the Nutrisystem foods and never got tired of them.
I found ways to apply my vegetables to my meals in creative ways such as adding spinach or olives to my Nutrisystem pizza or adding spaghetti squash to my Nutrisystem meatballs.
The options are never ending. Does Nutrisystem weekends off work? Yes, it does work. With this plan, I picked 20 days of meals instead of 28 which left me to defend for myself two days a week.
To transition off of Nutrisystem, I needed to learn to apply my own foods to my diet that are equivalent to Nutrisystem meals. It took seven months for me to reach my goal. But for me, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. I usually have my TurboShake midday — around 2: That said, I would definitely suggest using the Nutrisystem counseling service for full clarification, though — especially for questions 2 and 3.
Best of luck if you decide to try the full program! I wanted to say that this article is nicely written and included almost all the vital info I needed. Thanks for the review. I second your recommendation for Nutrisystem. Their service helped me significantly a few years ago. Hoping for the same results! Hi Maria — thanks for commenting! Hope it goes well again if you decide to give it another try. Have you found that Nutrisystem is a good way for keeping the weight off over the long term?
How long do you really have to be on Nutrisystem before you starting seeing results? Just finished month 1 and lost about 9 pounds! This post could not be written any better! Reading this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He was always trying new weight loss products. I will forward this page to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing! I just read this well written post. I have a handicapped daughter who has gained so much weight.
We have tried everything with very little success. After taking to her doctors we decided to give NS a try. She started the program on February 16, She is loving the food and the program.
She has already dropped three pounds. Her beginning weight was So she has a long way to go. But the support and your post will definitely help her obtain her goals for healthier lifestyle. We will keep you informed on her progress. Thank you so much. Hi Shirley — What an inspirational story — really hoping she has success! Thanks for keeping us posted, and wishing your daughter all the best.
I suppose its ok to use some of your ideas!! I have been on Nutrisystem for about 5 weeks now. I lost 15 pounds the first month and have been following it to a T. The food tastes fine and it is very easy to just grab something pop it in the microwave if necessary and go.
I have been using My Fitness Pal to track my food and am eating about calories a day. The first week was really tough and I had a hard time, but I stuck to it. Now I m satisfied and use to it. Planning on finishing up the second month and then on the 3rd month working in more home cooked meals and tracking to stay at the same calorie level. Then will switch over to the auto ship of Turbo shakes for my 4th month. I have about 40 pounds to lose and feel like I am making some good headway with the Nutrisystem plan.
Good job on the review, very well written. Wow, nice job Carolyn! Thanks for sharing your story, and best of luck with the rest of your diet. I was very happy to find this website. Just wanted to thank for your time for this wonderful read, and inspirational review!!
Hi Kelly — sorry to hear that! Have you tried connecting with the Nutrisystem counseling service? We had to take Nutrisystem program for 8 weeks because we got it at a discount thru our insurance company.
My goal was to loose 30 lbs. At the end of the 8 weeks I had lost only 3 lbs. We did not care for the cardboard like food and did not get anywhere close to our goals. This program obviously works for lots of folks, but not for us. We did go to the Naturally Slim program and in 8 weeks I lost Naturally Slim is based on not what you eat but when and how you eat and you eat your own real food and got real results.
We will stay with our new habits learned with Naturally Slim and will not have any good words from our Nutrisystem experience. Hi John — thanks for sharing your experience.
Thanks so much for sharing your story. It was encouraging and helpful. I am only on my second day of Lean 13 and after comparing the Turbo Shakes with the protein powder I was using before, I noticed that mine was lower in calories, fat, sugar, and carbs and higher in protein by quite a lot. Thanks again for your review! Hi Peggy — I think you should be fine using your own protein shake.
Just to be safe you may want to talk to a Nutrisystem counselor, and they can let you know for sure. The biggest issue would probably be the calorie count of your shake vs. Best of luck with your two weeks. I made some raspberry coffee and chilled it. Thought that might be a nice tip for someone else.
Just finished day 1 of the Turbo Takeoff… I was down 2 lbs this morning!!! Yay… only 58 more lbs to go!!! I am so determined and my mind is in the right place to really do this, this time.. I am very excited for the results.. I know i will be on the program for a few months but, I really feel like I need the structure of this program right now. I have been feeling a lot of emotions from having gone through breast cancer and several surgeries the last 3 years… I just kinda let myself go… but, I am so ready for this change!!!
Thanks for sharing, Lynn! Best of luck with reaching your goals! Very thorough review…thanks for making the decision easier!
I just signed up for my first order. Went with the Core, and really hoping to least a good 20 pounds. Just finished month 1. Does this stuff really work? Thanks for the comment, Heather…It definitely works when you follow the program correctly. Best of luck if you decide to try it! First, take the time to put the food on a plate like you would normally eat.
Focus on the journey. Take the time to praise yourself for the positive change. I started on Nutrisystem exactly 2 months ago with a week lapse. I only wish I had started months before.
Question first great info as I really need something kind of no Brainerd and ready. How long in your experience would you say orders take to turn around? I am currently out of town but want to have the product arrive day if or day after returning so I can hit the ground running. Thanks ahead for any info. Hi Deb — Thanks for visiting. If I remember correctly, the last time I ordered it only took 3 or 4 days to get my shipment. Thanks for the review! This was helpful in determining which program to start!
I also appreciate your thoroughness and videos. I hope to get fit during my weight loss journey and obtain my goal by next year. Hi Rose — Glad you liked it, and best of luck with your weight loss journey!
Is it possible to melt away one to two pounds of stubborn body fat every single day? It sounds insane, but according to the scientific proof — and the thousands who have already done it themselves using this secret — the answer is YES. I have tried every diet on the market. This was my last resort. In fact, I have to remind myself to get everything in.
My doctor is on the program, her husband and son! Notify me of new posts by email. Leave this field empty. How I Lost 30 Pounds 1. Trust the Process, Nutrisystem Works. A Journey to Better Health 1. Enjoying the Oregon Coast pre-weight loss. One of my favorite lunches: Three Cheese Chicken soup. Which happened to me. This post has gotten way too long, so I am going to cut it short here. I will post the second part of my emergency appendix surgery experience tomorrow. About the Author My name is Israel Lagares.
I used to be the kind of guy that was always in shape, but over the last few years I've fallen off tremendously. This site is my final attempt to get back into shape. So far I've lost Check out my weight loss chart , weight loss videos and progress pics. Follow my journey, those of others, and read our thoughts on various health topics. Share your thoughts, experience, and journey here on FMU. Hey there Israel, i read your surgery story, and well first of all i had surgery from exactly the same thing on december 30th thats when i went to the emergency room after being a week with a pain in my right lower abdomen, so i walked in to the emergency room and after like 8 hours they took me in and then all the same procedures as in your story, the talk with the doctor and the surgery consent and the liquids and the scan and all, when i read your story is like reading what i went trough, although i was afraid of dying really afraid to be honest.
I was sitting down at my computer and all of a sudden I had a massive pain hit me. It didnt hurt in any particular spot on my stomach. I went to the hospital that night and the doctor sent me home with a stomach virus. After 3 days of unbearable pain and fever, I went back to the hospital. Another doctor caught it and I had the surgery done.
I have 3 lap. I spent 2 weeks in the hospital then went home. The pain from the surgery was bad enough that I had to stay in the bed for several weeks. I ended up going back to the hospital because the surgery area absessed. I stayed another week in the hospital for that. As a result of all of that, I had premature medopause at Because the first ER doctor failed to diagnose the appendicitis — you had a more extensive operation, longer recovery time and suffered premature menopause.
Seriously… consult a lawyer. You were simply just very lucky to of had survived that. If it were me, I would thank God every single day of my life for not letting me die and leave my family behind. I wish that my 8 year old causin, Kevin, would of had the same luck as you with the eruption of his appendix. There doctors told his parents that his appendix had rupture 3 days before he was taken to the hospital. The doctors did everything they could to try and clean his insides and try to repair the damage that the toxins had done.
But… nothing had seemed to work. He never woke up after the heart attack. This proves that this desease if you can calle it that respects no age, no relegion and no income status. I am just now at 2 weeks post op from emergency surgery for a ruptured appendix. I never had any idea how serious of a condition this is and how potentially life threatening. After 5 days in the hospital.. Yes this fella is very lucky, I just got out of the hospital 2 mos ago for the same thing.
Mine had ruptured and the dr was very shocked that i had walked into the ER. He told my old lady that if i were to put it off another Day or Two , i would not be here today. Allthough as of now im still having complications.
THey had to cut me open like a stuff pig. Today i have burring and sharp pains from my drain tube to the surgical inssion. I felt like i had the 24 hr flu, I was upcking couldnt pass stules had pains like a cramped musscle along my right groin area. Had very hard time eating, Every time i tryed to eat just one bite of food i felt a pain straight down my chest into my whole stomach. And then after about a week i was felling have way decent. I went to work for 2 days the third day i couldnt move hardly at all.
I then told my old lady that she needs to take me to the ER. We drove in and they rushed me as like i was bleeding to death right there in front of there arms after i told them what pains and expereance i was having. My word to you all is Dont dought your body. I myself olmost went 6ft under. Glad to hear you made it Israel Lagares.
Hope things will get better for me here soon. I suffered from acute appendicitis when I was 9 in Christiphor Columbus day on a monday. But my story will be a bit shoking maybe because they had to do a scan to find out I hate appendicitis. This is my story…. It was late at night and im in the car with my family. All of a sudden I fell pain but towards the middle of my stomache. The pain was as if I had to go to the bathroom.
When we got home i was in such pain that I went to bed and tried to sleep. I tried evryhting but the pain was unbearable! My dad went late at night to a nearby pharmacy that was open 24hrs to get Pepto Bismol. I chewed them they were chewable and about 15 or 10 minuetes later I just vomit the entire medicine.
Most people would hurt when they let go but mine was when they pushed. Again, I was perfectly able to. Once again yes I could. I was so scared i was a kid!! After 1hr they operated me.
The operation is done through the belly button. I had to stay a night in the hospital walking around pretty much evry 8 minuets!
The next day I ate breakfast there and laid back down on my bed. Then like 3 doctors come some girls too and asked me if i wanted to go home i said yes. I spent 2 weeks half myself. After surgery you return to your regular self but you spent 2 weeks not being able to work out of use stairs.
I spent the first week with pain. The second wek is till ahd abit of pain but not as much. After that week i was back to normal. It was an experience I will never forget. It was also an experience that made me sad for the reason that I might die. I am truly lucky and give so much thanks to God. I too suffered from a ruptured perferated appendix. I was ironing when I got terrible cramps, I thought maybe they were really bad menstral cramps.
When the pain got really bad I tried going to bed but was up vomiting in no time. After about an hour or two I drove myself to the emergency room. After a quick assessment by the nurse I was asked to wear a mask and wait in the waiting room.
During the wait I continued vomit. The pain was excuriating and I was curled up in a ball on a chair. After about a three hour wait I went back to the check in and found aout the wait was still about 5hrs. I asked the girl at the counter what she thought might be the problem and ahe told me it was a very bad flu that was going around.
I pressed her and told her I had never been in such pain and have a pretty high pain threshold. She assured me it was a flu the diarrhea would start soon and that it would pass in approx. Thus began the horrible wait. After about 48hrs my husband brought me back to the emergency. This time there was no wait, I was immediately hooked up to an IV and given pain medication and gravol they knew right away what the problem was.
They were unable to operate because there was such a mess floating around inside. I was a patient of Infectious desease and sugery departments. By this time my veins were collapsing and they could no longer get blood samples on a regular basis. Long story I know but it continues. At this point the pain is unbearable even with all the pain medication that made me feel horrible and on edge and my stomache had grown to the size of a pregnant lady expecing twins.
About three weeks in they decided to take a chance and try sugery nothing else seemed to work and fannkly I was begging them to at this point. About week 3 or 4 they noticed that the infections stuff floating around in my abdomen was starting to attach itself to my organs.
I had two what they call pigtails inserted into my abdomen during an ultrasound I was awake to drain the infection. Finally after 6 weeks inc. Christmas and New Years in the hospital I was sent home with my central pick line to continue home care. A year later I still felt unwell and noticed that I had alot of pain on my right side and requested another cat scan. Well the results quickly brought me to my next sugery a full hysteroctomy due to complications from the rupture appendix.
I walked around with a ruptured appendix for months. I was in the hospital April with diverticulitis. May of , I had a fistula with the colon and my bladder, so they needed to operate and fix up the bladder. When they opened me up, they found that my appendix was ruptured and my right overy was all abcessed over.
How I am still alive is pretty amazing. I was in a good amount of pain for a year before they figured out what the problem was. Hi, Back in I experienced horrible pain in my abdomen, went to the local emergency room and was diagnosed with block blowel and sent home with a liquid laxative. I believe after taking the laxative is when my appendix ruptured. Things just went from bad to worse and went to another emergency room twice was finally admitted to a hospital. They did every test in the book and after 8 days in the hospital, released me undiagnosed.
I continued to become weaker and weaker and then something really horrible happened and I called the doctor and he knew immediately what had happened. My appendix had ruptured 30 days before and I was instructed to go to the hospital immediately.
Surgery was performed the next day and all my abdominal organs had to be taken out, cleaned and replaced. No one can believe that I am still alive. Guess the Lord still has something planned for me.
I thank God everyday that I am still here. When I was 12, I was horribly sick for about a week. I remember one night rolling around on the floor screaming as my vision turned red. I started to feel better, but over the next 3 months I was constantly sick. I would come home from school 3 days out of the week. I started to see a doctor who tested me with ultrasounds and stomach x-rays but nothing showed up. They saw that my white blood cell count was off the charts and sent me to the bigger hospital an hour drive away.
I stayed at that hospital for 2 days before they sent me by Careflight to UC Davis Medical Center, where after a few days they diagnosed me with a ruptured appendix that had ruptured 3 months back. I stayed in the hospital for another week and a half. I have a nice 4 inch scar and an interesting story out of the whole ordeal. Due to these months of my body dealing with the ruptured appendix, my hormones have gotten screwed up and due to issues related to the hormones, have had my gallbladder removed, along with other medical issues.
The intestinal issues made it so I had practically no abdominal muscles, so I easily ruptured a disc in my vertebrae that also went undiagnosed for 3 years due to its complicated nature though not from lack of rigorous testing from many doctors.
But even though I have all these issues that stem from my appendix problems, I am lucky and happy to be alive. Thanks for letting me share my story. I was also really weak, so I spent the day in bed. I woke in the middle of the night with abdonminal pain,and I started vomiting. My dad gave me alcheselzer, and after a couple hours of rocking in pain, I was able to fall back asleep. When I woke up Sunday morning, the nausea was gone and the pain had subsided.
I had the illusion that I was feeling better, so I ate breakfast. Shortly after, the pain came back, and started to feel really week and feverish. By Monday morning, I was in so much pain that I could not stand up straight. I was running a fever and suffering from violent chills. By that time, I realized that something was seriously wrong with me. My mom took me to the doctor, and I was immediately sent to the emergency room because I had all the classic signs of appendicits.
The doctors confirmed I did have appendicitis. Unfortunately, that happened to be a day when there a lot of emergency surgeries including 4 other appendicitis cases.