As I mentioned in my last post, I need to lose weight and I wanted to give Nutrisystem a try. Since Walmart sells 5 day kits, I bought two of them….one was “regular” and the other was categorized “diabetic.” After I bought them, I then decided to google them and see what the consensus was. Not being able to find any recent reviews, I embarked on this taste test.
I was going to try each one and give you a run down on each meal, but that seemed a bit presumptuous. Not even my husband cares about my opinion that much.
So overall the food wasn’t bad. I wouldn’t consider it good, but if I didn’t enjoy cooking or I were a bad cook, I wouldn’t think twice about staying on the Nutrisystem diet. But the truth is that I think I”m a pretty good cook and so does my husband and I felt pretty bad feeding him microwave meals just because I was doing a diet with prepared meals.
On the two weeks I was on the diet, I lost about 5 pounds. For the most part I didn’t feel hungry, but honestly, if I never see another clementine or another string cheese stick it will be too soon.
I don’t tend to eat breakfast or dessert so my husband was the recipient of those items. He wasn’t fond of the Oreo-type cookies, but everything else he seemed to like. I LOVED the chicken pot pie and the home-style chicken. Most everything else was ok. The cheese tortellini met an early death. That was NOT good.
I’m glad I tried it and if you’re considering Nutrisystem it may be in your best interest to go to Walmart and get a 5 day kit and give it a try. Some of the meals are good; some not so much.
Now that I’ve proven to myself that I can live off of “normal” portion sizes, I’m eager to continue on my weight loss journey. I know I need something less restrictive than Nutrisystem but I also know that figuring the points for Weight Watchers isn’t quite for me.
I’m a fan of Cooking Light Magazine and have tried many of their meals and haven’t gotten a bad one yet. They just happen to have a new Cooking Light Diet. They come up with 7 days of meals (breakfast, lunch, supper and a snack) and you do the shopping and cooking.
I did the first supper of that diet tonight. It was a Southwestern Salsa Burger. It consisted of 90% lean ground beef, ground chipotle pepper, pepper jack cheese, and salsa. It was really yummy. It didn’t taste like “diet” food but the entire burger — including the bun — was only 328 calories. What gave it away as diet food was that it was served with a salad instead of french fries. Still at the end of the meal I was full and satisfied. I felt naughty.