This diet has been all over the television. There is even one spokeswoman who says that she has lost weight twice with the program. People have lost as few as thirty-five pounds and as much as 125 pounds with the program.
NutriSystem had humble beginnings targeting only women. Presently they provide plans focused exclusively men, senior citizens, vegans, vegetarians, and people with Type II Diabetes.
The NutriSystem diet is based on the glycemic index. This number is based on the affect different foods have on the blood sugar. Foods with a high glycemic index cause more insulin to be secreted therefore causing hunger to return quicker when these particular foods are consumed. Foods with a lower glycemic index lead to a more stable blood sugar and energy throughout the day. There are no spikes in insulin levels so you are less hungry and more satisfied with your meals.
Every four weeks Nutrisystem delivers food to your home. The food can be easily prepared by following the handy included instructions. And best of all, no refrigeration is required because of the process used to package the foods.
The food consists of portions that are packaged to provide nutrients and low glycemic index foods. These are referred to as “good carbs” and they cause quick weight loss with almost no effort. The commercials advertise that people in the plan say that the weight melts off.
The plan does encourage participants to add low fat milk and dairy, salads, and fruits to each NutriSystem meal. The main concern is the carbohydrates that we eat. Protein is protein, but carbohydrates aren’t all the same which is evidenced by the numbers reached through the glycemic index. Processed carbohydrates raise blood sugar, while those that are made of whole grains stabilize it.
The plan does not exclude exercise but it is designed to work without it. Exercise may improve the results of the program since they are already giving you foods that are optimal for you. Whether weight loss will increase with activity is unknown.
Getting meals delivered expensive, a few hundred bucks a month for you and the same for every family member who wants to join. If you can swing this type of payment then this might be your plan. On the upside, NutriSystem doesn’t require calorie counting, recording of meals, or anything of the sort. You just choose a meal, add some healthy extras, and eat.
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