I get a lot of questions about NutriSystem that start with the words “how long does it take to …” People want to know how long it will be until they start to see results, lose 20 pounds or are able to put on a bikini, etc. Basically, most people have an end result in mind and want to know how long they will have to wait or endure until this goal is reached. For example, people want to look great for a wedding, shine for a class reunion, or not be ashamed to walk on the beach. In the following article, I’ll try to help you set a time frame and give you an idea of what to expect.
NutriSystem Typical Weekly Weight Loss: The company’s official statement states that 2 to 3 pounds per week is typical. I think this is an attempt on your part to keep your expectations low. Sure, at 3 pounds per week, you would lose 12 pounds in one month and over 70 pounds in 6 months. (At that rate, you would lose 140 pounds in a year.) These are respectable results by anyone’s standards. But, there are a decent amount of people who are also in the 4-5 pound range, especially those who start out heavier or those who are willing to move more.
Accelerate NutriSystem Results – Lose More Weight Faster: Many people get impatient and want to lose as much weight as possible in the shortest time possible. Some people tell me that the obvious option is to skip meals. After all, they want you to eat a whopping five meals a day AND they want you to add healthy side dishes to every meal. Some people will see this and see places where they can eliminate food and thus eliminate more calories, carbohydrates, and fat.
This is a big mistake. I promise you. First of all, all the foods in the diet are very low in calories, carbohydrates, and fat. So cutting out a meal or two will only save you a handful of calories. Second, you need to eat regularly and often for ketosis (fat burning) to occur. If you slow down your food intake, you will only slow down your metabolism and therefore your results. Finally, you need the fresh supplements to ensure your body receives the nutritional support it needs to burn fat and calories.
Counseling, education, and moving more doesn’t have to be a chore: The company offers you exercise videos with your food orders. (These are free). They also give you free nutritional advice and support. All of this is there for you to take at no additional cost to you. In short, they are giving you the tools, the education, and the emotional support to do this. You just need to take advantage of what is offered. I find that many people don’t get the most out of these gifts and it always amazes and disappoints me.
It’s not too hard to realize that moving more is a quick way to burn more fat and calories. This does not have to be a chore. You can play with your children. You can go for a bike ride with your husband. You can dance or be silly with your family. Anything that you find fun and that gets your heart rate up (even a little bit), try incorporating this into your day. Little efforts like this can get you to the next weekly group and can also make your body look more toned and slimmer. This, in turn, will make you see results and changes in your body much more quickly.