Weigh-in (Day 77):
• Tamsin – -1.25 lbs (-13 pounds to-date)
• Eden – -1 lbs (-23.8 pounds to-date)
*Note: Eden spent last weekend in Montreal and managed to lose weight while eating regular food most of the time.
Here’s a post from Tamsin after 11 weeks on the NutriSytem Challenge.
For weeks, most of my food has come in handy packages from NutriSystem:
• lunches that fit in my purse;
• breakfast bars on the streetcar;
• dinners that heat up in 1 minute.
I’ve been thinking about what I’ll miss the most and how I’ll translate what I’ve learned about portion control to the real world where convenience and nutritionally balanced don’t always go hand-in-hand.
I think the trick is planning ahead and choosing foods that I enjoy. Convenient meals are useless if the food is tasteless. That's been a big plus for me: NutriSystem is handy AND tastes good.
I met a coworker in the kitchen at work the other day while I waited to heat my NutriSystem lunch. He was just taking his lunch from the microwave -- and boy, it smelled yummy! He asked about my NutriSystem package, and I asked what he was heating up for lunch. High Liner Scallops Mediterranean. We compared nutrition labels, and I was shocked to see similarities to NutriSystem (serving size, calorie and nutrients). Imagine scallops and linguine for lunch -- with the added bonus of 13 grams of protein!
These single-serve meals seem like a good meal option that offers the perks I’ve come to enjoy with NutriSystem: portion control, convenience, and the all-important yummy factor.
How have you transitioned from a diet? What are your tricks to eating healthy on-the-go?